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January 20, 2018 4:14 AM Budget airline breaks flight record

THE RECORD for the fastest transatlantic flight by a conventional airline has been broken by a low-cost carrier. A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operated by Norwegian Airlines flew from New York to Gatwick in just five hours and 13 minutes. The flight, carrying 284 passengers, arrived in London 53 minutes early at 9.57pm on Monday. Strong tailwinds over the Atlantic 8

January 18, 2018 2:23 PM Drone rescues teen swimmers stranded in sea in Australia

The Little Ripper drone was sent to the rescue of the boys, aged 16 and 17, after they became trapped in 10ft waves in the rough seas of Lennox Head, New South Wales. A member of the public spotted the stricken youths, prompting the drone to be launched to their location. It then dropped a life raft which was used by the boys to get back to safety 8

January 18, 2018 12:58 PM 'Get me back to summer!' Elsa Pataky sticks her head out of a limousine roof during a snowstorm... as the stunner heads back to Australia after whirlwind New York press tour

She's been spending the last few days in New York to promote her new movie 12 Strong. And on Wednesday, Elsa Pataky revealed she was swapping the snow for the sunshine. Taking to her Instagram Story, the 41-year-old was seen popping her head out of a limousine roof while snow fell down on her. Keeping as warm as possible, Elsa sported a grey knit over a black 4

January 18, 2018 12:39 PM Heading home! Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky keep it casual in New York as they stroll through airport security ahead of flight back to Australia

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth have been in New York for the past few days promoting their new movie, 12 Strong. But on Wednesday, the happy couple were ready to head home to Australia as they strolled through New York Airport to catch their flight. The pair were casually dressed as they made their way through airport security. Elsa was dressed in jeans 4

January 18, 2018 12:38 PM Toronto Wolfpack release three players with new season on the horizon

Promoted Toronto Wolfpack have released three of their high-profile players, including new signing Dave Taylor, with the new Betfred Championship season just around the corner. Taylor, a former Australia Test forward who was signed from Canberra Raiders, has left without playing a game for the club, along with ex-Parramatta and Leigh prop Fuifui Moimoi 4

January 17, 2018 10:59 AM Ed Sheeran to fly girlfriend out on tour

Ed Sheeran is planning to fly his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn out to see him at weekends on the European leg of his 'Divide Tour'. Ed Sheeran plans to fly his girlfriend out to see him regularly while he is on tour in Europe. The 26-year-old singer is keen to see Cherry Seaborn on as many weekends as possible when he hits the road again on his 'Divide 10

January 16, 2018 3:03 PM Veteran BBC radio presenter Ed Doolan dies aged 76

Veteran BBC broadcaster Ed Doolan has died aged 76 following a battle with vascular dementia. The BBC WM 95.6 radio station for Birmingham and the Black Country, the station for which Doolan previously worked, shared the news of his death on Twitter. “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our friend and broadcaster Ed Doolan 7

January 16, 2018 10:15 AM Vicky Pattison reveals wedding to John Noble is on HOLD after admitting she’s ‘not ready to be a wife’

Vicky Pattison has revealed that she has postponed her summer wedding to fiancé John Noble. The TV star was due to walk down the aisle in July but has decided to postpone her big day due to other commitments. Despite deciding to put saying ‘I do’ on hold for the time being, Vicky adores being in a serious relationship with John. ‘I’m loving being a fiancée 5

January 16, 2018 1:35 AM 'Have you heard of Mount Franklin?': Social media users lash out at Australian Open organisers for selling fancy bottled water from China

It's labelled as the 'official water' of the Australian Open - but it's from China. People have taken to social media to express outrage over the decision to sell and give out 'unpatriotic' Ganten water. The bottle, which looks similar to the Evian bottle, is visible on the court next to players and the lids have been labelled as the competition's official 11

January 16, 2018 12:00 AM Bali volcano update LIVE: Mount Agung and Mount Sinabung erupt to life

Mount Agung and Mount Sinabung have erupted this week and sent thick plumes of smoke and volcanic ash into the air. Here is the latest news and updates as the two Indonesian volcanoes erupt. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), tweeted this picture of Mount Agung and Mount Batar, on Tuesday morning 7.30am local 13