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January 11, 2019 10:55 AM British economy hit by 'steep decline' in manufacturing

The biggest brake on growth comes from a drop in car production, amid factory shutdowns, weak demand and falling diesel sales. The nation's GDP grew by 0.3% in the three months to November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is compared to growth of 0.4% recorded in the three months to October. The data reveals that on a rolling 143

January 7, 2019 8:53 AM Billionaire overtakes chicken nugget boy for most-retweeted tweet

Yusaku Maezawa's promise to giveaway 100m yen has become the most retweeted-tweet of all time. The record now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, who has pledged to give away 100m yen (£725,000) to his followers. Mr Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire and the founder of Zozotown, the country's largest retailer. His social media success means Carter Wilkerson, who was retweeted 127

January 6, 2019 4:27 AM Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people 98

January 3, 2019 10:11 AM Japan earthquake hits: Japan coast struck by 5.0 magntude quake

JAPAN has been struck by a magnitude 5.0 earthquake today, in Kumamoto prefecture on the southern island of Kyushu. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 hit southern Japan on Thursday but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said, and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, which 115

December 26, 2018 3:39 PM Doctor struck off after evading paying maintenance for son from £100,000 salary

A CHILDREN'S doctor has been struck off the medical register after he hid his £100,000-a-year salary across 12 bank accounts to avoid paying child support for his nine-year-old son. Fraud conviction: Zimbabwe-born children's doctor Collen Nkomo (Image: Collen Nkomo/ Cavendish Press) Paediatrics specialist Dr Collen Nkomo, 40, lived in a luxury apartment 88

December 19, 2018 6:45 AM Selena Gomez makes rare Instagram appearance after illness

The singer, who had not been seen in public and had not posted on social media since September, goes snow tubing with her friends. The Back To You singer, 26, was pictured with a large group of friends looking happy and relaxed as they went snow tubing in Big Bear Lake ski resort in Southern California. Her former Wizards Of Waverley Place co-star Bailee 128

December 18, 2018 4:42 PM James Arthur's accountant pleads guilty to fraud

An accountant has admitted taking almost £600,000 from X Factor winner James Arthur. Mark Livermore, 39, who worked for Arthur's company, Raff Music Ltd, moved funds to other accounts without the musician's knowledge or permission. At Westminster Magistrates' Court, Livermore, 39, of Billericay, Essex, admitted one count of fraud. Chairwoman of the bench 58

December 13, 2018 11:04 AM Buyout giant TPG in talks to wash hands of Victoria Plum

TPG, which bought Victoria Plum in 2014, has been holding talks about merging it with Bathstore, Sky News learns. Sky News has learnt that TPG has been exploring a merger of Victoria Plum, which it bought in 2014, with Bathstore, the high street chain which trades from more than 150 stores across the country. Sources said the talks between TPG and Bathstore 171

December 11, 2018 9:50 AM Harry Redknapp: Louise Redknapp remains tight-lipped over star's I’m A Celebrity win

HARRY REDKNAPP was crowned King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on Sunday but his ex daughter-in-law Louise Redknapp failed to congratulate the footballer manager on social media. Louise Redknapp has remained tight-lipped over her former father-in-law being on the ITV show throughout his journey. Louise, who shares two sons Charley 47

November 29, 2018 3:03 PM St Andrew's Day: When was St Andrew first recognised as patron saint of Scotland?

ST ANDREW'S DAY is a national festival celebrated by the people of Scotland and other Christian nations - but when was St Andrew first recognised as Scotland's patron saint? The annual holiday of St Andrew’s falls on November 30 and is marked by a bank holiday in Scotland, where schools and businesses shut for the day. St Andrew is regarded as the first 44