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June 20, 2018 9:22 AM Council flying LGBTQ+ rainbow flag

Thurrock Council is flying the rainbow flag at the Civic Offices to celebrate Essex Pride. The flag raising ceremony – which took place on Friday June 15 – brought together Barbara Rice, mayor of Thurrock, residents and members of Thurrock Council staff including the LGBT+ Network. Following an inspiring speech by the mayor, the rainbow flag was raised 27

June 18, 2018 3:25 PM World Cup 2018: Wetherspoons ban England flags as it relaxes football shirt rules

Wetherspoons is weathering quite the World Cup 2018 backlash ahead of the England vs Tunisia game, after it reportedly banned staff from putting up England flags in its pubs. According to The Sun, Wetherspoons bosses told its staff they are not allowed to put up St George’s Cross flags in any of their 880 pubs. To add to the drama, a Wetherspoons spokesman 19

June 18, 2018 7:01 AM Trump supporter KICKED OUT of Robert De Niro show for waving “Keep America Great” flag

A Donald Trump supporter disrupted Robert De Niro's Broadway musical by standing at the front of the theatre and waving a "Keep America Great" flag. The US President and De Niro have been involved in a public spat since the 74-year-old Hollywood actor received a standing ovation for yelling "F*** Trump" on stage at the Tony Awards in New York earlier 39

June 17, 2018 7:32 PM World Cup 2018: Mexico fans may have caused earthquake celebrating win over Germany

Tremors are recorded in Mexico City after Hirving Lozano fired in the winning goal past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Tremors were recorded in Mexico City after Hirving Lozano fired the winning goal past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in Russia, according to seismic monitoring agency Simmsa. "The earthquake detected in Mexico City originated artificially 46

May 30, 2018 2:08 PM Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest flight from Changi to New York

Singapore Airlines said it will relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers. The daily non-stop journey from Changi to Newark Airport will cover about 16,700 kilometres (10,300 miles) and take about 18 hours 45 minutes, the airline 104

May 26, 2018 9:40 PM Keselowski becomes first repeat winner on Xfinity Series

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Brad Keselowski became the first repeat winner on the Xfinity Series this season, taking the rain-delayed race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Cup driver has 38 Xfinity victories, also winning the rain-delayed Phoenix race in March. Keselowski driver won in overtime after the yellow flag came out for debris on the track 19

May 12, 2018 10:09 PM Funeral held for Colorado soldier killed in combat

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A funeral service has been held in Longmont for a Colorado soldier who was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. Gabriel D. Conde's family members shared poems and songs as they remembered the 22-year-old Army airborne infantryman Saturday at Lifebridge Christian Church. Mourners stood and the Battle Hymn of the Republic played 18

May 7, 2018 11:05 AM Tour de Yorkshire marshal: 'How did car miss me?'

A Tour de Yorkshire race marshal who had to leap out of the path of a support car said he had a sleepless night wondering how the car missed. Phillip Sullivan was volunteering in Leeds on the final stage of the four-day race when the crash occurred. A car for the Astana race team narrowly missed him as it went over the traffic island he was standing 43

May 7, 2018 10:14 AM US, Philippines launch largest military drills under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - U.S. and Philippine forces on Monday began their largest annual military exercises since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power and vowed to scale down America's military presence in the country as he sought closer ties with China and Russia. The Balikatan exercises opened with a ceremony at the main Philippine military camp in Manila 43

April 30, 2018 11:19 AM British Airways i360 is venue for Mile in the Sky

THE 2018 Brighton2Brussels Charity Cycle Ride - organised by Brighton and Hove Property Consortium - starts on Thursday. This year’s ride takes on a unique starting point from 450ft in the air at Brighton’s iconic British Airways i360, where the cyclists will attempt 40 laps around the pod to complete a ‘Mile in the Sky’. For this challenge, participants 58