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December 22, 2018 8:58 AM El Gordo lottery players hope for Christmas win in 'The Fat One' in Spain

Billions of euros are being given away in the annual Spanish lottery El Gordo, which produces dozens of winners. The El Gordo lottery, meaning The Fat One, is dishing out €2.4bn (£2.15bn) in prize money, with a top prize of €400,000 for a winning ticket. The number 03347 was drawn as the top prize winner, with the balls called out three hours after the gala started 91

December 21, 2018 4:58 PM Beefeaters strike over 'unwarranted attack' on pensions

Members of two unions walk out for three hours at three London locations and further strike action is planned over Christmas. For the first time in 55 years, the legendary yeoman warders, commonly known as "beefeaters" staged a walkout over what union leaders called "an unwarranted attack on their pensions". Members of the Public and Commercial Services 94

December 20, 2018 5:55 PM German airports on alert amid spying reports at Stuttgart

Germany's biggest airports are on alert after four suspected terrorists were spotted staking out Stuttgart airport, reports say. Police are said to be hunting for a son and father from North Rhine-Westphalia and two others seen taking photos of the airport's terminal and grounds. Details of the suspects were passed to German police by Morocco's secret 67

December 17, 2018 10:48 PM Two Scandinavian women tourists found dead in Morocco

Two Scandinavian women tourists have been found dead in Morocco with cuts to their necks, the country's interior ministry said. Both bodies were found near the town of Imlil in the High Atlas mountain range, near the foot of North Africa's highest peak, Mount Toubkal. The pair, from Denmark and Norway respectively, have not yet been named. A police investigation 41

December 17, 2018 8:43 AM Christmas travel news: Experts reveal drivers face CHAOS on THESE major roads

MILLIONS of travellers face a Christmas getaway hell on Britain’s road and rail networks. Motorists face "significant congestion on major roads" with the M25, M6 and M40 likely to be very busy. An estimated 20 million journeys are set to be made on UK roads this week. And on the railways, commuters’ festive misery will deepen with replacement bus services 62

December 13, 2018 10:00 AM Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s ‘One Kiss’ Was MTV’s Most Played Video Of 2018

We were obsessed from the get go when Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa dropped their music video for ‘One Kiss’ but we didn’t realise quite how much until we gathered the facts and figures for this year’s MTV Video Play Awards. The bop, which spent eight weeks alone at No.1 on the Official UK Singles Chart, has come out on top as MTV’s most played music video 88

December 11, 2018 5:10 PM Gloucestershire street has the UK's slowest broadband with a film taking 102 hours to download

An hour's drive away in Birmingham the same movie would be ready to watch in just four minutes. Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire has average download speeds of 0.14mbps, which is 1,899 times slower than Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, where the average is 265.89Mbps. The different means those in the Greenmeadows Park houses have to allow 89

December 11, 2018 1:12 PM France makes BIGGEST no-deal Brexit plans YET – 'We're very concerned'

FRANCE has stepped up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit after Theresa May delayed a vote on her controversial divorce deal in the House of Commons today. French Europe minister Nathalie Loiseau expressed concern after the Prime Minister’s actions and insisted Paris is now focused on ensuring the country is ready for Britain crashing out of the EU without 56

December 11, 2018 10:40 AM Russia knocks UK into third place of worldwide arms sales

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said the US topped the list, with 57% of total arms sales in 2017. The SIPRI Top 100, an index of the largest arms-producing and military services companies in the world, placed France fourth, with 5.3%. The size of China's arms industry is not included in the report as the data is not available 40

December 10, 2018 1:15 PM Delayed Crossrail nets up to £2bn in new financing

It is hoped that the money - the bulk of which will come from the Greater London Authority (GLA) through a government borrowing facility - will cover additional costs to allow completion. However, the timetable was on course to be put back further as no firm date could be committed to. The Elizabeth Line - running from Reading and Heathrow in the west through 89