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November 4, 2018 3:48 PM Beckham in line for top US honour

HE MAY have been denied a knighthood, but David Beckham's new billion-dollar football team could net him America's top civilian honour. The 42-year-old former Manchester United and England captain is being quietly lined up as a contender for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It claimed they will have sunk $1billion (£782million) into the project by the time Inter 64

October 29, 2018 8:55 PM US snubs China as it refuses to attend huge trade summit as trade war rages

THE United States has refused to send any government officials to Shanghai’s international import fair next month despite politicians and business chiefs from 150 countries having signed up. The world’s top two economies are in the middle of a huge trade war over tariffs. US duties are in place on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods and Chinese duties 77

October 29, 2018 7:13 PM How we trash 295bn bits of plastic a year

BRITONS throw away as much as 295 billion pieces of plastic every year, much of which is single-use and cannot be recycled, a study reveals. For a year, campaigner Daniel Webb stored all his plastic waste, collecting 4,490 individual items. Co-author Dr Julie Schneider added: "Plastic bottles can be properly recycled, but what about the plastic film that wraps 52

October 26, 2018 4:04 PM Europe has the right to ‘protect’ its culture and borders says Czech PM

THE European Union has the right to protect its borders against traffickers and illegal immigrants, the Czech Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš, said on Thursday, adding that the bloc’s compulsory fixed-quota migrant scheme had “divided Europe”. The former businessman said he was “pro-Europe” and wanted the bloc to “survive,” but warned Brussels against imposing 71

October 25, 2018 1:24 PM Mega Millions results: Will we EVER find out who the $1.6billion winner is?

THE MEGA Millions draw made one person a billionaire this week - but will we ever find out who the lucky winner is? Close to £1.6 billion (£1.2 billion) was won by one ticket holder in the biggest US lottery jackpot ever for a single winner on Tuesday. The individual beat the unlikely odds of one in 302.5 million to claim the grand prize, after weeks 88

October 25, 2018 9:28 AM Powerball results: Numbers REVEALED

THE latest Powerball results from Wednesday, October 24 show the grand prize will continue to grow as no one has got all the numbers yet. And yesterday it was revealed one lucky winner from South Carolina won the Mega Millions lottery jackpot of $1.6billion. The October 23 draw is the biggest lottery in US history and the largest lottery jackpot worldwide 76

October 23, 2018 9:07 PM THE final budget before the Brexit deadline is set to be delivered by the Chancellor. But when is the Budget 2018 and what can we expect from Phillip Hammond's Budget?

The Budget is Chancellor Philip Hammond’s most important speech of his year. He will announce the Government’s plans for tax and spending for the financial year, which will begin in April 2019. The aim of the Budget is to help “build a stronger, more prosperous economy”. This will be the last Budget before the UK leaves the European Union on March 29, 2019. This will take place 62

October 19, 2018 6:38 PM SPACE SHOCK: Scientists detect BIGGEST galaxy cluster ever recorded

SCIENTISTS in Chile have uncovered the biggest collection of galaxies ever recorded in the early formation of the Universe, dubbed ‘A Cosmic Titan’. The astronomers have nicknamed the colossal space collection, which is the biggest structure spotted in the years just after the Big Bang, Hyperion after a titan from Greek mythology. Hyperion is calculated 72

October 17, 2018 8:41 PM Saudi Arabia map: Where is Saudi Arabia? What countries surround Saudi Arabia?

SAUDI Arabia is in the midst of international interrogation over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a fierce critic of the Saudi government, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but where is Saudi Arabia located? Saudi Arabia is situated in the county of Asia and is the 13th largest nation in terms of land area and the largest 98

October 16, 2018 5:07 PM Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible

The firm that owns viral news website Unilad, which went into administration earlier this month, has been bought by social media group LADbible. The sale of Bentley Harrington safeguards the jobs of more than 200 people working for the business. Bentley Harrington collapsed with debts of £6.5m, including owing £1.5m to UK tax authorities. The Unilad 62