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January 2, 2019 5:05 PM Europe not enough? Meddling Verhofstadt urges EU to intervene in BRAZIL over land policy

GUY Verhofstadt has urged the European Union to use its influence to meddle in Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to use more of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for commercial projects in a bid to kickstart the country’s economy. The new Brazilian president has issued an executive order to make the agriculture ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous 121

January 2, 2019 1:09 PM John Lewis Christmas Eve sales end year with a boost

Retail chain John Lewis Partnership saw an 11% rise in sales in the last week of 2018 compared with a year earlier. The partnership includes both John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. John Lewis reported very strong sales on Christmas Eve itself - which was included in the last week of trading - as customers bought last-minute gifts 69

January 1, 2019 4:20 PM LONDON BLOODBATH: Police launch TWO murder probes after separate New Year’s Day stabbings

DETECTIVES have launched two murder investigations after two people were killed in separate stabbings across London in the early hours of New Year’s Day. A woman was killed in a home in Camberwell, south London, and a bouncer was stabbed to death at a private New Year’s party in Westminster. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene in John Ruskin Street 74

January 1, 2019 4:06 PM People who died in 2018: List of celebrities and famous people who died in 2018

AS we step into 2019, we remember some of most famous and well known faces who lost their lives in 2018. Here is the full list of celebrities who died in 2018. 2018 was a year fans had to say goodbye to many much loved celebrities across the globe. Famous names include Swedish DJ Avicii, June Whitfield, Stephen Hawking and former US President George 280

December 31, 2018 1:47 PM Louis CK mocks non-binary people and Parkland shooting in new material

Comedian Louis CK, who was accused by five women of sexual harassment in 2017, has allegedly mocked non-binary people and victims of the Parkland school shooting in his new material. In a recording leaked on social media, CK appears to poke fun of young people, who he describes as “just boring.” “[They’re] telling you ‘you shouldn’t say that’, ‘that’s 82

December 31, 2018 1:12 PM Hopman Cup: Serena Williams & Roger Federer to play for first time

Tennis greats Roger Federer and Serena Williams will meet on court for the first time when Switzerland face the USA in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday. They will play in men's and women's singles rubbers before meeting in the mixed doubles alongside partners Belinda Bencic and Frances Tiafoe. Federer and Williams, both 37, have won a combined 43 Grand Slam titles 82

December 31, 2018 3:52 AM Mike Taylor: Walk Off The Earth's 'Beard Man' dies in sleep

Walk Off The Earth found fame with a cover of Gotye's Somebody I Used To Know featuring five band members playing one guitar. His fellow band members said that Taylor died of natural causes on Saturday. He had played piano, keyboards and organ and was known as the band's "Beard Guy". The band, from Ontario, became famous in 2012 with a cover of Gotye's 91

December 30, 2018 6:36 AM Calls to rid bacon and ham of processing nitrites

Leading scientists and a cross-party group of politicians are calling for chemicals called nitrites to be removed from processed meats like bacon. Cancer specialists and politicians are among those backing the campaign to take out nitrites. They say nitrite-free alternatives are safer and should be more widely used. The British Meat Processors Association 81

December 27, 2018 11:49 AM Chloe Ferry, Marnie Simpson And Sophie Kasaei Reunite For Wild Boxing Day Party

Along with dozens of other friends, the girls got dolled up to the nines and hit Newcastle toon for a night of getting pure mortal. Play the video to see Marnie Simpson explain the surprising thing about Chloe Ferry's house... Chloe kindly invited everyone to her pad for pre-drinks, where her friends could snuggle puppy Ivy. The lasses set the tone for the rest of the night 135

December 25, 2018 7:45 AM Abbas Edalat: British professor returns to UK after detention in Iran

A British-Iranian academic who was arrested and detained in Iran on security charges has returned to the UK, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Prof Abbas Edalat, who works at Imperial College London, was detained in Tehran in April. The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran said he was released last week. British-Iranian charity 93