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January 11, 2019 10:55 PM Lithuania court hands down landmark ruling about gay couples

The highest court in Lithuania has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be given residency permits. In a momentous ruling on Friday (January 11), the court denounced the practice of denying residency permits to gay spouses as discriminatory and against human dignity, according to AFP. “The refusal to issue permits cannot be based only on gender 129

January 11, 2019 7:33 PM Jayme Closs: Man charged with kidnapping after 13-year-old escapes following 88-day ordeal

A MAN has been charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and murdering her parents after the teenager escaped three months of captivity. Jayme Closs had been missing since her parents were found shot dead in their rural Wisconsin home in October. Following a nationwide search, the girl managed to flee from a remote cabin where she was being held. Police 131

January 11, 2019 10:30 AM Arsenal v Man Utd FA Cup fourth-round tie live on BBC One

The FA Cup fourth-round tie between Arsenal and Manchester United will be live on BBC One on Friday, 25 January. It is one of three games being broadcast on the BBC that weekend, with Millwall v Everton (Saturday, 17:30 GMT) and Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday or Luton (Sunday, 18:00) also live. The fifth-round draw will be on The One Show on Monday, 28 January 125

January 11, 2019 1:48 AM Verna Bloom, star of Animal House and The Last Temptation of Christ, dies aged 80

VERNA BLOOM, the star of Animal House and The Last Temptation of Christ, has died aged 80 from complications arising from dementia. The film star has more than 30 acting credits to her name and was nominated for two National Society of Film Critics Awards in 1970. The performer was nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her role in Medium 114

January 10, 2019 9:33 PM FA Continental Tyres League Cup: Manchester City Women 7-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Women

Manchester City Women scored four goals in the last 10 minutes as they thrashed Brighton to reach the semi-finals of the FA Continental Tyres League Cup. Nikita Parris chipped in to put City ahead but Danielle Buet levelled from the spot after Karen Bardsley's foul. Lauren Hemp and Caroline Weir scored either side of half-time as the hosts led 3-1 going 122

January 10, 2019 9:46 AM Man pretty sure he can see muscles after six sit-ups

Office worker Wayne Hayes, whose New Year’s resolution is to ‘get ripped like Aquaman’, thinks he can already see a six-pack emerging after studying himself closely in the mirror. Hayes said: “I reckon I can see muscles that will soon turn into a washboard stomach, although my girlfriend says it’s more likely to be a hernia because I’m so unfit 125

January 10, 2019 9:40 AM Man who drove car into nightclub convicted of attempted murder

Mohammed Abdul drove a car into a nightclub after he felt 'humiliated' when he was kicked out of the establishment. Mohammed Abdul, 21, said he felt "humiliated" after being ejected from Blake's nightclub in Gravesend, Kent, on 17 March last year. He returned and was caught on CCTV inside the club as he drove his Suzuki Vitara past bouncers, down an alleyway 134

January 9, 2019 9:58 PM Nigel Farage launches SCATHING attack on John Bercow – 'He was nearly sacked MONTHS ago!'

NIGEL Farage hit out at Speaker John Bercow for “breaking parliamentary precedent” and “ignoring legal advice” by allowing an amendment tabled by Tory rebels to be put through to the House of Commons. John Bercow is a “twister” who is “abusing the integrity” of his position as House of Commons Speaker, claims Nigel Farage. The former Ukip leader also believes 139

January 9, 2019 7:54 PM M6 CLOSED: Why is the M6 shut tonight? How long will it be closed?

A “major incident” shut down the M6 in both directions near Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday evening. Both northbound and southbound carriages of the M6 between junction 15 and junction 16 were closed because of the “ongoing police incident.” Staffordshire Police confirmed the southbound carriageway reopened at 7.30pm, but the northbound carriageway remains 304

January 9, 2019 4:12 PM Jeff Bezos: Amazon CEO and world’s richest man announces divorce from wife on Twitter

JEFF BEZOS, who is a billionaire Amazon executive, has announced his divorce from his wife, MacKenzie Bezos on Twitter today. “We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other.” They continued: “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again 100