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December 30, 2017 6:46 PM British girl dies in hospital three days after a swimming pool tragedy while on a family holiday in Egypt

A girl has died after an accident at a swimming pool during a festive family holiday abroad. The youngster, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, passed away in Britain on Boxing Day - three days after the initial incident at a pool in Egypt. It is believed the family had been staying at a resort on the country's Red Sea coast during the festive period 49

December 30, 2017 6:38 PM Celebrities including David Beckham and Gary Lineker lose their latest legal battle to overturn £480million tax bill after investing in controversial film schemes

Football stars David Beckham and Gary Lineker face paying a share of a £480 million tax bill after losing an appeal against a decision by HMRC to reject their claim for relief over investments in the film industry. The pair were among 81 celebrities and high profile sports stars who had invested in film-funding schemes which pumped money into hit movies 45

December 30, 2017 1:04 AM How families in the countryside pay £3,000 a year more for groceries and petrol than those in towns and cities

Families in the countryside are having to pay almost £3,000 a year more for essentials such as groceries and petrol than those in towns and cities, a study has revealed. Research found the cost of goods and services has been rising in rural areas at twice the average national rate. Petrol and fuel are among the goods which have increased the most in the past year, followed 47

December 29, 2017 10:30 PM 25 Sussex residents named in New Year's Honours List

John Nelson, West Sussex, services to the global promotion of British business and to diversity in the workplace. Alison Stanley, Lewes, services to the creation and leadership of civil service employee policy. Clive Behagg, East Preston, services to higher education and economic regeneration. Alwen Lyons, Worthing, services to the Post Office and to equality 48

December 29, 2017 9:49 AM 'I received death threats when I was buying milk!' James Norton reveals how viewers reacted to his Happy Valley role... and insists he has NOT been approached to play James Bond

He shot to prominence playing psychotic rapist Tommy Lee Royce on gritty BBC drama Happy Valley. And James Norton has revealed how the unsavoury role saw him receiving death threats after it aired - even when he was out innocently buying a pint of milk. Ahead of his new drama McMafia, the actor, 32, told Radio Times: 'Some people have asked me if I’m worried 46

December 29, 2017 6:33 AM AP PHOTOS: Jerusalem walls offer glimpse of city's richness

JERUSALEM (AP) - What would Jerusalem be without its walls? Poets have sung of them since ancient times, they are mentioned in the Book of Psalms, and they have shadowed conflicts past and present. The current golden limestone walls date back to the 16th century. Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent ordered the iconic ramparts built after his father 54

December 28, 2017 12:33 PM One bidder still interested in buying airline Niki, Lauda pulls out

VIENNA, Dec 28 (Reuters) - One bidder is left in what was a four-party competition to take over Air Berlin's insolvent Austrian airline Niki, its administrator said in an emailed statement on Thursday. Former Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, the airline's founder, was quoted as saying on the website of Austrian newspaper Die Presse that he was no longer 49

December 28, 2017 6:00 AM York's poppy appeal set to reach £180,000

THE total amount raised in the York area for this year's York Poppy Appeal is expected to top £180,000, which would be beat last year's record sum. The funds were raised in just two weeks from the sale of poppies and other poppy products by local volunteers, and by donations. John Stamp, a York Poppy Appeal assistant organiser, said that donations counted 41

December 27, 2017 9:51 PM Co-op’s bid to sell 5m pints of craft beer as it increases business with smaller breweries

The Co-op is increasing the number of supplies it buys from smaller breweries as it aims to sell 5m pints. The retailer is extending a programme of buying local beer following a pilot scheme in Yorkshire, and is set to complete a UK-wide roll out in the coming weeks. Almost 200 smaller suppliers will benefit from the move, which is in line with the Co-op's 90

December 27, 2017 1:33 PM How Airbus A380 output hinges on Emirates negotiations

PARIS, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Future production of the world's largest airliner is under threat as Airbus tries to rescue a proposed deal for 36 A380 superjumbo aircraft with Dubai's Emirates. Following is a breakdown of likely remaining A380 deliveries, according to industry sources, and the impact on A380 production if a deal with Emirates is either reached 44