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June 19, 2018 12:03 AM 'This is just the beginning': Amazon launches Prime express delivery service in Australia for a fraction of the price offered in the U.S. – but there's a big catch

Amazon has launched its premium Prime service in Australia, with subscription fees half the cost of the U.S. site. But Australian consumers living in the major metropolitan and regional cities will have a two-day wait before they can receive their deliveries. Most countries where Amazon Prime is available have same or next day delivery. The U.S. site also offers

June 9, 2018 3:30 PM Meeting to boost businesses

BUSINESSES are invited to take advantage of a briefing about the opportunities available to grow in south Essex. It will take place on Thursday, June 14, at Southend Airport and will enable owners and managers to have input into the South Essex 2050 project. The briefing will be held in partnership with Southend Council and will include a range of speakers 11

May 25, 2018 6:30 PM Netflix eclipses Disney's worth with whopping $153billion stock market value

Netflix's stock market value has eclipsed Disney's for the first time. The popular streaming website hit a stock market value record of $153billion on Thursday, bypassing Walt Disney Co. The milestone makes Netflix the world's top entertainment company, underscoring a monumental shift by viewers away from movie theaters and towards cable television 19

May 7, 2018 5:57 PM Jeffrey Tambor appears in Arrested Development trailer

Jeffrey Tambor reprises his role of George Bluth Sr in the first trailer for the new series of Arrested Development. The new episodes of the show are his first since he was accused of sexual harassment and dropped from his Amazon Prime series Transparent. The fifth series of the comedy also marks the return of Jason Bateman as Michael, Michael Cera as his son George 14

May 3, 2018 2:35 PM Dog lover is stunned to learn his missing miniature schnauzer had been STOLEN by Amazon driver making a delivery

A dog lover has sent out a warning to all pet owners after his miniature schnauzer was taken by a driver delivering Amazon parcels. Richard Guttfield organised a huge search after the 11-month-old dog Wilma went missing from his home in the village of Marsworth, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire last Friday. A driver had dropped off an order at the time the dog went missing 15

April 21, 2018 11:39 AM British retailers are furious as Chinese firms 'use loophole to let them ship goods within the UK for fraction of the cost of a postage stamp'

Cheap products are being sold at knock-down prices in Britain by Chinese retailers exploiting a legal loophole that means they can delivered for a fraction of the cost of a postage stamp. British sellers say that subsidised postal rates and as well as a 20 per cent VAT exemption have fuelled the boom in Chinese online selling that is driving them out of business 25

April 12, 2018 2:30 PM Did Alexa EXPOSE a secret government programme? Amazon responds to weather control claim

Video footage has emerged of the virtual home assistant responding to the question: “Alexa what is a chemtrail?” The robotic voice hits back: “Chemtrails left by aircrafts are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public by government officials.” The creepy video was uploaded 36

April 11, 2018 11:44 PM Alexa falls for conspiracy theories too: Amazon fixes embarrassing 'error' that saw its voice assistant telling users the government is secretly behind CHEMTRAILS

If you ask Alexa what chemtrails are, you might be surprised by what she says. The voice assistant has been spouting a government conspiracy theory as an explanation for the oft-debated condensation trails. Alexa has been recorded telling users: 'Chemtrails are trails left by aircraft [that] are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed 34

April 2, 2018 11:12 PM 'Alexa, donate $10': You can now use Amazon's voice assistant to donate to more than 40 different charities

Amazon wants to make it easier than ever for people to donate to charity. Users can now simply ask Alexa, the voice of Amazon Echo smart speakers, to donate money to one of dozens of philanthropic organizations, Amazon announced on Monday. Among these organizations are the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes Foundation and PETA. 'This is just the beginning 4

March 31, 2018 12:05 PM France: Workers strike at Carrefour markets over job cuts

PARIS (AP) - Workers at France's Carrefour supermarkets are striking to protest planned job cuts. The FO and CFDT labor unions said the strike on Saturday was causing disruptions at about 300 Carrefour markets across the country. Some of the chain's biggest stores were forced to close. The unions also are protesting a sharp drop in employees' profit-sharing 15