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December 14, 2017 3:39 AM World War 3: Taiwan 'ready for WAR' with China after quick military response to threats

TAIWAN is “confident” in its defences and responded quickly to Chinese air force "island encirclement" drills, the self-ruled island's government said. On Monday, Chinese jets carried out "island encirclement patrols" around Taiwan, with state media showing pictures of bombers armed with cruise missiles. Taiwan presidential spokesman Alex Huang said the defence 5

December 13, 2017 9:57 AM Dixons Carphone shares leap as it reveals plans to 'simplify' its smartphone business after profit slump

Dixons Carphone has suffered a 60 per cent slump in half year profits to £61million amid plans for a major shake-up of its smartphone division. The Currys PC World owner saw like-for-like sales of mobile phones drop by 3 per cent in the six months to 28 October. Shares in Dixons Carphone are up 7.95 per cent or 13.30p to 180.70p this morning, with investors 6

December 13, 2017 6:02 AM New Little Lever library and health centre plans move step closer

PLANS to build a new library and health centre in Little Lever have been formally submitted. Designs for the new facility, on the site of the village’s old Tesco Metro, were first revealed last week and have now been sent to Bolton Council’s planning department. It is anticipated the plans will be determined by the council’s planning committee in February 9

December 13, 2017 6:00 AM Five arrested as police carry out drugs raids on three Brighton properties

Officers targeted addresses in Pankhurst Avenue, New England Street and Tongdean Lane, Brighton, on December 5. They also raided two hotels in the city centre. Police said the raids were carried out to stem the flow crystal meth into Brighton and Hove. Detective Inspector Julie Wakeford of the Brighton and Hove Community Investigation Team, said: "It is believed 9

December 13, 2017 5:00 AM Is there a shortage of 2nd class stamps as Xmas cards get posted

A Post Office branch in Durham has run out of 2nd class stamps - and blamed a national shortage. Customers at the Newton Hall branch, located inside a Maccolls newsagent, were told about the lack of stamps in a handwritten notice. But bosses at the Post Office say there is NO national shortage of stamps. They are now trying to find out why the notice 8

December 13, 2017 3:30 AM Apollo 17 astronauts took the most epic road trip ever … on the Moon

The three Moon Buggies are still parked on the lunar surface and will stay there forever. Astronauts of the Apollo 17 mission made the most epic road trip of all time – on the Moon – in 1972. Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt covered a distance of just over 35km on the lunar surface on an all-electric Lunar Rover, or moon buggy, as it was called 10

December 13, 2017 1:32 AM Crumpet firm Warburtons is forced to apologise after using a hashtag linked to FETISH community

Crumpet company Warburtons became embroiled in a social media gaffe last night after it launched a celebrity-backed campaign with a hashtag used by fetishists. The competition, endorsed by McFly band member Tom Fletcher, encouraged customers to post pictures of their teatime snacks on social media with the hashtag #crumpetcreations. But last night it was discovered 11

December 12, 2017 11:19 PM Sean Dyche claims he is the 'proudest man in Proudsville' after Burnley move into Champions League spot

Sean Dyche quipped he was the ‘proudest man in Proudsville’ after his budget Burnley side moved into a Champions League spot by beating Stoke City. The Clarets jumped to the lofty heights of fourth following a 1-0 victory with a last-minute winner from substitute Ashley Barnes. Burnley's win in atrocious conditions at Turf Moor saw them leapfrog Liverpool 10

December 12, 2017 9:13 PM PepsiCo backs Elon Musk's electric truck as it preorders a record breaking 100 Tesla Semis

PepsiCo Inc has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive said on Tuesday. Tesla has been trying to convince the trucking community that it can build an affordable electric big rig with the range 10

December 12, 2017 8:37 PM Star Wars premiere: Daisy Ridley stuns in LBD amid Tallia Storm wardrobe malfunction

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI held its star-studded European premiere tonight in London, but not all the red carpet outfits went to plan. Daisy Ridley - who plays Rey in the franchise - turned heads for all the right reasons as she posed alongside her co-stars in an unusual ensemble. Wearing her dark tresses up, the actress stood out from the crowd in a black 9