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December 6, 2018 2:13 PM Leicester City helicopter crash: Investigators reveal cause of disaster that killed five

THE helicopter crash which killed the owner of Leicester City Football Club Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others was caused by a pin that came loose in the tail rotor control mechanism. A report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch revealed the pin had become disconnected, causing huge instability in the helicopter and causing the pilot to lose control 46

December 6, 2018 12:11 PM Barnaby Joyce: Schools should keep right to expel transgender kids

Australia’s former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce is facing anger after suggesting faith schools should keep the right to discriminate against transgender children. The former leader of Australia’s Nationals made the comments as the country’s parliament debates plans to eliminate exemptions for faith schools that permit them to discriminate against 67

December 6, 2018 3:04 AM Greenhouse gas emissions produced by humans are making heatwaves 30 times more likely

Computer modelling compared actual temperatures with those that would have existed without human action. The extreme temperatures hit agriculture and infrastructure particularly hard and people were urged to cut their water usage. New computer modelling analysis compared the actual climate with that of the natural climate we would have had without human-induced 122

December 4, 2018 8:42 AM Rail chaos: GTR ordered to spend £15m on improvements for passengers

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) must contribute £15m towards improvements in services for rail passengers and will make no profit in 2018, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said. The company has already spent a similar amount in passenger compensation after chaos following May's new timetables. The DfT said: "Performance after the May timetable change 67

December 3, 2018 5:13 PM Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley has called for a new tax on online retailers to help revive ailing town centres. The Sports Direct owner told MPs that the "internet is killing the High Street". His answer is taxing all retailers that make more than 20% of their turnover online - and not just online-only operators. Mr Ashley said a tax would hit his own £400m online operation 95

December 3, 2018 2:15 PM Phrases like 'bringing home the bacon' will go out of fashion as veganism grows, says academic

A language expert says rising concerns about animal welfare will prompt "inevitable" changes in the English language. Such expressions - which Dr Shareena Hamzah of Swansea University said came from the "power" associated with meat - would go out of fashion as awareness of vegan issues "filter through our consciousness to produce new modes of expression" 51

November 30, 2018 9:28 PM Anne Hegerty: I’m A Celebrity fans concerned for star as they spot 'PAINFUL' change

ANNE HEGERTY, who is a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018, has left fans concerned after they spotted a mass of insect bites on her and camp mate Rita Simons. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 star Anne Hegerty, 60, has been seen with red blotches all over her arms and legs, as the contestants continue to sleep outside. Fans of the show took to Twitter 44

November 29, 2018 1:48 PM Brussels bid to SNATCH British business DISMISSED: London backed to THRIVE post-Brexit

A BRUSSELS attempt to poach finance and insurance firms away from London in a post-Brexit swoop on British businesses has been rubbished by a City boss. Brexit will have very little impact on the City of London's talent pool despite efforts to entice workers to other European business hubs, according to John-Claude Hesketh, partner of advisory firm Marlin 48

November 29, 2018 11:56 AM Karamo Brown’s wedding planning sent fiancé to emergency room

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown has revealed that talking about his wedding sent his fiancé Ian Jordan to hospital. Brown made the revelation at an event in New York with the rest of the Queer Eye Fab Five. “This is a true story, it’s sad but it’s also funny,” he said, according to Page Six. “This Thanksgiving, we spent the first couple hours in the emergency 61

November 28, 2018 12:21 AM The two Swedish mums who want people to give up flying for a year

Two Swedish mums have persuaded 10,000 people to commit to not taking any flights in 2019. Their social media initiative, No-fly 2019 (Flygfritt 2019), is aiming for 100,000 pledges, and has been asking participants to post their reasons for signing up. Maja Rosen and her neighbour Lotta Hammar say they started the campaign to show politicians what needs 41