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January 8, 2019 12:01 AM Jeremy Clarkson: 'I think about dying every day' Grand Tour star’s shock revelation

JEREMY CLARKSON who is the current host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has admitted he “thinks about dying everyday”. Meanwhile, the TV favourite has made his debut on the ITV show Who Wants To Be Millionaire. Jeremy said he’s been “nicer” towards the contestants, in a huge change for the star. He spilled: “I’m told I've been nicer to the contestants 141

January 7, 2019 12:24 PM Surrey train stabbing: Murder accused appears in court

A man killed on a train in front of his teenage son was stabbed nine times, a court has heard. Lee Pomeroy, 51, from Guildford, died in the attack on a train near the town on Friday. Darren Pencille, 35, of no fixed abode, appeared at Staines Magistrates' Court charged with murder and possessing an offensive weapon. Addressing the court, Mr Pencille 126

January 6, 2019 4:27 AM Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people 126

January 4, 2019 9:42 AM Economy Energy banned from taking on new customers

Energy supplier Economy Energy has been banned from taking on new customers until it improves its customer service. The energy regulator, Ofgem, said the ban would remain in place for three months to allow the firm to improve its customer contact procedures. It must also address billing and payment failures, and issue customer refunds in a timely manner 106

January 4, 2019 1:39 AM Fat cat Friday: Top bosses' 2019 pay already matches the average annual salary

Chief executives of leading UK companies are now paid 133 times more than the average worker. A report by the High Pay Centre think tank and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says chief executives of FTSE 100 firms have average pay packets £3.9 million, around £1,000 per hour. Published on what it calls "Fat Cat Friday", the report 129

January 4, 2019 12:25 AM Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

In the first three days of 2019 top bosses will have earned more than the typical worker will earn all year, according to a report. The average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive is £1,020 an hour, research from the High Pay Centre and HR industry body the CIPD has found. By "Fat Cat Friday" bosses will have earned more than the typical annual UK salary 136

January 3, 2019 10:13 PM World War 3: US-backed Taiwan unleash SUPERSONIC missile as China conflict LOOMS

A SUPERSONIC cruise missile has been unveiled by Taiwan just hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping said that Taiwanese independence would be a “dead end.” In a new year's speech earlier this week, Tsai said China must use peaceful means to resolve its differences with Taiwan and respect its democratic values. Tsai spoke after Chinese President Xi Jinping 146

January 2, 2019 5:37 PM World War 3 fears grow as tensions ERUPT between China and US-backed Taiwan

AN EXPERT has warned that armed conflict between China and Taiwan is looking increasingly unlikely - and that US-backed Taiwan is militarily outmatched by its rival. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political arrangement with China, while stressing all cross-strait negotiations 142

January 2, 2019 5:05 PM Europe not enough? Meddling Verhofstadt urges EU to intervene in BRAZIL over land policy

GUY Verhofstadt has urged the European Union to use its influence to meddle in Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to use more of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for commercial projects in a bid to kickstart the country’s economy. The new Brazilian president has issued an executive order to make the agriculture ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous 151

January 2, 2019 4:05 PM Norovirus outbreak SPREADS across UK: Hospital wards SHUT DOWN

NOROVIRUS has shut down two hospitals with wards in both Blackburn and Bolton on lockdown following a dangerous outbreak. Up to four wards at the Royal Bolton Hospital have been closed for six days running due to an outbreak of the highly contagious superbug, while one ward at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital has been closed down, the Bolton News reports 78