August 18, 2018 8:33 PM 'Dumb phone' sales on the rise as smartphone users hope to switch off
Mobile handsets that simply make calls are being marketed as an escape from constantly being connected to social media and apps. Sales of so-called dumb phones have seen an increase for the first time in years. Phones that simply make and receive calls are known in the industry as feature phones and are being marketed as a means to switch off from the constant 7
August 17, 2018 11:01 PM I’m Pablo Escobar’s first son who was kept hidden from the world
Phillip Witcomb always knew he was adopted but could never have imagined his real father was the world’s most wanted criminal, he tells DOMINIC UTTON. Back in Colombia Escobar’s operation had reached the height of its murderous power with his cartel controlling 80 per cent of the global cocaine market. But with that power came enemies, on both sides 6
August 16, 2018 12:31 PM Is Caitlyn Jenner heading to the CBB house?
Caitlyn Jenner was spotted at Heathrow Airport this morning, ahead of tonight’s launch of Celebrity Big Brother: Eye of the Storm, according to The Sun newspaper. The former Olympian was reportedly offered £1 million to appear on CBB last year, but Caitlyn reportedly turned down the offer. A source said at the time: “The bookers know she’d be TV gold so they’re 5
August 11, 2018 8:38 AM Gatwick goes Chinese after busiest ever July
The new service will be flown by China Eastern – the country’s second biggest airline – and will connect the UK to one of the world’s leading business centres, providing over 70,000 seats and more than 3,700 metric tonnes of new cargo capacity each year. Shanghai is seen as the showpiece of China’s dramatic economic growth and, like London, is a global 12
August 9, 2018 9:56 PM Japan weather: Why is Japan being battered by so many natural disasters this year?
JAPAN is currently being hit by strong winds and heavy rain while Typhoon Shanshan is currently rampaging across the Pacific Ocean. But why is Japan being battered by so many natural disasters this year? “The high temperatures are just part of a near-global heatwave, which is undoubtedly rooted in global warming. Climate change is also implicated in the formation 10
August 7, 2018 7:38 AM Brexit LIVE: Sturgeon warns May against 'CATASTROPHIC' no-deal Brexit as leaders meet
NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Theresa May against talking up a no-deal Brexit scenario before a meeting with the Prime Minister in Edinburgh. One of the UK's richest men has urged Theresa May to walk away from negotiations with the EU without a deal. Brexit backer Peter Hargreaves said: "We should have a team that want Brexit and want us out of the EU. The best option 13
August 6, 2018 9:30 PM Germany trade surplus is ‘BURDEN’ to EU partners and is ‘stifling’ the bloc
GERMANY’S huge EU trade surpluses are a burden on other member countries and are even stifling the bloc’s growth and employment, according to economic expert Dr Michael Ivanovitch. Last year, Angela Merkel’s country had more than a 159 billion euro surplus on its goods trade with other countries in the EU. This year the surplus has broken another record 16
August 1, 2018 8:19 PM Saudi Arabia map and time zone: Where is Saudi Arabia? What continent and time zone?
SAUDI Arabia is home to Mecca - where many Muslims will undertake pilgrimage for Eid al Adha, one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, later this month. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al Adha – but where is Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia is set to take centre stage as Eid al-Adha – also know as the festival of sacrifice – approaches 14
August 1, 2018 3:34 PM Football Association preparing bid to host 2030 World Cup
If the bid is successful, 2030 will be the first World Cup in England for 64 years, and the first major tournament for 34 years. The governing body's board has agreed to conduct "feasibility work" on a potential bid. If the bid is successful, 2030 would be the first World Cup in England for 64 years and the first major tournament for 34 years (the semi-finals 8
August 1, 2018 11:45 AM Earth Overshoot Day: Planet consumes year's worth of resources in just seven months
Today marks the earliest recorded overshoot day, as campaigners urge the world to #MoveTheDate and think about their footprint. The day has shown a trend for appearing earlier and earlier since its inception - and today marks its earliest recorded point. It means the planet has already consumed a year's worth of resources in just seven months 10