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September 6, 2018 5:29 PM BA hacked: 380,000 payment cards 'compromised' in breach

The airline says hackers took data over a period of 16 days before being detected but it has now closed the breach. The airline reported that people using ba.com and its mobile app for bookings were targeted by hackers between 21 August and 5 September. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details, its statement said. The company added 15

September 5, 2018 5:48 PM Couple who earned 2million airline travel points by signing up for 42 credit cards travel the world

Couple who earned two million airline travel points by signing up for 26 credit cards quit their Wall Street jobs and travel the world for 'free' saving $84,000 (and of they're flying business class) A couple who earned two million airline points by signing up to dozens of credit cards are now traveling the world 'for free'. Chad and Hannah Janis, 25, who met while 9

September 4, 2018 10:12 PM Partick Thistle pay out goal bonus to Kris Doolan despite 'ghost goal' being missed by officials

Partick Thistle pay out goal bonus to Kris Doolan despite 'ghost strike' somehow being missed by officials Partick Thistle have decided to pay out a goal bonus to Kris Doolan despite the striker's 'ghost strike' against Morton being missed by the match officials. Footage of the Jags hitman's second-half effort not just crossing the line but actually 10

September 4, 2018 2:41 PM Bodyguard biggest new drama on British TV in more than a decade

This is the highest launch figure for any new drama across all UK channels since 2006, the corporation said. The series, written and created by Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio, kicked off on August 26, when it scored the highest overnight audience for a drama launch this year by more than one million viewers. It drew an average overnight rating of 6.7 million 12

September 3, 2018 5:44 AM China's Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa

China's Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged $60 billion in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, as China furthers efforts to link the continent's economic prospects to its own. Speaking to a gathering of African leaders in Beijing, Xi said the figure 7

August 23, 2018 12:27 PM Cafe owner carjacked whilst helping son out of back seat

Mr Ullah, who owns Paz cafe in Newport Street, left the engine of his black Vauxhall Zafira running whilst he helped his son, Naqeeb, out of the back seat. As Mr Ullah's back was turned, a man pushed past him and gained control of the vehicle. Fortunately, Mr Ullah managed to remove his child from the car just seconds before the thief sped away with the door hanging 15

August 20, 2018 10:14 AM I got my stolen purse back...18 years later

A WOMAN has been reunited with her purse 18 years after it was stolen - and incredibly it still contained her credit cards, a lucky shamrock and her prized picture of Eric Cantona. Joanne Beaven, 39, was astonished after police turned up at her mother's house with the purse she had lost in her early 20s. She was even more shocked to find her credit cards 10

August 3, 2018 4:46 AM Newspaper headlines: More rate rises and Amazon's tax bill

The rise in interest rates is the lead story on the Metro, which also carries a warning from Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The rate has risen by a quarter of a percentage point, from 0.5% to 0.75% - the highest level since March 2009 - and Mr Carney has said there will be further "gradual" and "limited" rate rises to come. The i also leads on the interest 33

July 31, 2018 11:51 AM Housing benefits claimants facing long waits for claims to be processed

THOSE seeking housing benefits in south Essex are facing long waits for their claims to be processed, which a charity has warned could lead to homelessness. Between April 2017 and March 2018, new claimants waited on average of 26 days in Southend, 34 days in Basildon, 23 days in Castle Point and 20 days in Rochford. This waiting time can be worrying 11

July 16, 2018 11:01 PM Pensioner duped out of £1,000 for 'anti-ageing pills'

A vulnerable 78-year-old was scammed out of more than £1,000 by a company selling 'anti-ageing' pills. The pensioner was duped by a French firm who cold-called offering packages of vitamins and supplements. Her ordeal has prompted a charity to issue a warning about phone calls targeting the elderly. Ian Andrews, information and advice officer at Age UK Herne 10