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January 4, 2019 3:26 AM US House passes bill to END government shutdown

THE NEW Democratic-held US House has ignored the threat of a Donald Trump veto and approved a bill to end the partial government shutdown for several agencies with funding until September 30. The House vote on Thursday night was partly a political ploy by the Democrats to put pressure on Senate Republicans, who voted in the build-up to the partial government 126

December 9, 2018 11:09 AM O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage

Mobile operator O2 is understood to be seeking millions in damages from supplier Ericsson after last week's day-long data network collapse. O2 smartphone users were unable to use their mobile phone data last Thursday. Ericsson blamed expired software licences for the problem. Customers with a monthly subscription will be refunded the cost of two days' 45

November 28, 2018 9:39 AM Michael Schumacher latest: Real reason why there has been no news on F1 ace

MICHAEL Schumacher’s manager has lifted the lid on why the Formula 1 driving ace’s condition after his horror skiing accident has been shrouded in secrecy for five years. On behalf of the Schumacher family, Ms Kehm said: "We are delighted to be partnering with ZOOM to raise money for the Keep Fighting Foundation. “This is a stunning way to celebrate 91

November 20, 2018 12:35 PM Anne Hegerty: I’m A Celebrity 2018 star left ‘almost homeless’ before ITV’s The Chase

ANNE HEGERTY, who is a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018, worked as a proofreader before her time on The Chase, but struggled to keep up with her bills and rent. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 Anne Hagerty, 60, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome - a form of Autism - at the age of 45, said it was difficult to juggle 59

November 14, 2018 9:31 AM Inflation stalls as clothing prices fall

Economists had been expecting the consumer prices index (CPI) measure of inflation to edge up to 2.5% as household utility bills and petrol prices climbed. But instead, CPI remained steady, according to the figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - meaning a little more spending power for households to add to the boost from the uptick in wage growth 89

November 6, 2018 8:20 AM Republican party: What happens if Republicans win House or Senate in midterm elections?

US CITIZENS take to the polls today to vote in the midterm elections. What happens if Republicans win the House or Senate in the midterms? The US midterm elections occur every two years, in the middle of a President’s term. There are two elements to votes today, the election of members of the House of Representatives and the election of members of the Senate 70

November 5, 2018 3:09 PM Midterm elections: What are the Midterm elections? Why are they important to Donald Trump?

MIDTERM elections are set to change the political consistency of Congress, the core legislative body in the US. What are the midterm elections and why are they important to Donald Trump? Midterm elections in the US are taking place tomorrow on November 6, as residents in the country vote in both constituent chambers. The House of Representatives and the Senate 67

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 45

October 17, 2018 1:39 PM Hate preacher Anjem Choudhary 'faces financial RUIN as UN freezes assets'

ANJEM Choudary could face financial ruin when hit by an asset freeze as part of a strict supervision regime following his release from prison later this week. Police and MI5 are expected to be among a host of agencies involved in monitoring the 51-year-old hate preacher in the community. His name has also been added to a United Nations sanctions list, which 44

October 16, 2018 11:34 AM Ant McPartlin divorce: Who is ex-wife Lisa Armstrong? Who will get custody of the dog?

ANT MCPARTLIN and estranged wife Lisa Armstrong have today officially been granted a divorce, but who is Lisa? Who got custody of their dog? Ant McPartlin divorce - Today Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong were granted a divorce (Image: TWITTER/ PA) This morning a judge granted Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong a divorce in the Central Family Court in London 52