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April 12, 2017 3:41 PM 'Pengest Munch' connoisseur wins a book deal after taking social media by storm with hilarious reviews of London's best fried chicken shops

A man who calls himself 'The Chicken Connoisseur' has bagged a book deal after taking social media by storm with his hilarious reviews of London's best fried chicken shops. Fast-food critic Elijah Quashie has visited various joints in the capital, giving a score out of five for different meals on the menu. His humorous reviews called 'The Pengest Munch' 24

April 12, 2017 2:37 PM The lighting of a fireThe role of the Irish language in Northern Ireland’s deadlock

Though less than 1% use it as their main language, cutbacks have rekindled enthusiasm for the Irish tongue UNTIL March 31st all seemed well at the four clubs in Belfast where youngsters can go after school to socialise, get local history lessons with a radical slant and sign up for hiking trips, all in Irish. Then Northern Ireland’s education authority 35

April 12, 2017 1:45 PM Why Fernando Alonso is F1's perfect candidate for Indy 500 challenge

If you had to pick a driver to represent Formula One at the Indy 500 it would be Fernando Alonso. Intelligent, determined and above all fast, Alonso has what it takes to adapt to a completely new car in a limited timeframe and be competitive. What's more his mighty talents are currently being wasted in F1 at the wheel of an uncompetitive McLaren-Honda 41

April 12, 2017 1:10 PM BagehotThe Foreign Office needs to learn some new tricks

Boris Johnson embodies the weakness of Britain’s foreign policy BORIS JOHNSON’S most important week as foreign secretary started off badly and got worse. The Kremlin branded him America’s poodle for cancelling a trip to Russia at the last minute, supposedly under orders from America’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Mr Johnson struck back by briefing 35

April 12, 2017 7:31 AM Tesco full-year pre-tax profits hit by fine

Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a fall in full-year pre-tax profit after it was fined for overstating its profits in 2014. Like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of new store openings, grew 1% in the year to 28 February. UK like-for-like sales were up 0.9%, their first reported growth since 2009-10. Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis said the results 64

April 11, 2017 7:59 PM Lyft lands $600 million in fresh funding

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 (Reuters) - Ride services company Lyft has raised $600 million in fresh funding, one of its investors said on Tuesday. Private equity firm KKR & Co said it had joined a $600 million financing round, giving a sizeable financial boost to San Francisco-based Lyft as it continues to compete fiercely with rival Uber Technologies 21

April 11, 2017 4:20 PM French chief executives brace for change under a new president

With stakes in more than a dozen publicly-traded companies, the French state owns a broader slice of the stock market than other western European countries Top executives at some of France’s most powerful companies have a lot riding on the upcoming presidential elections. Depending on who wins, they might get fired. The French state owns stakes in more than a dozen 97

April 11, 2017 2:40 PM Elephant Donna goes bananas on meeting Queen at Whipsnade Zoo

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh tried their hand at zookeeping as they fed bananas to an elephant at Whipsnade Zoo. The seven-year-old elephant, named Donna, was only too keen to whip her favourite treat from the royal couple’s hands at the official opening of the Bedfordshire attraction’s new £2 million centre for elephant care on Tuesday. The new facility 27

April 11, 2017 1:31 PM BREAKING NEWS: Agony for baby Charlie's parents as judge rules doctors CAN withdraw life-support treatment from the desperately ill eight-month-old

The parents of a sick baby Charlie Gard have been left heartbroken after a judge today ignored their own wishes and ruled their son should die. His mother and father Connie Yates and Chris Gard sobbed and yelled 'no' repeatedly as Mr Justice Francis sided with Great Ormond Street doctors who say the eight-month-old should have his life support withdrawn 33

April 10, 2017 6:13 PM Ex-Obama officials show true colors on Syria after strikes

President Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime have re-opened the divide among former Obama administration officials over their much-critiqued Syria policy. While some Barack Obama allies criticized Trump and defended the former administration's diplomatic approach, others could hardly contain their relief that the U.S. had taken military action 32