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January 13, 2019 11:38 AM Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft gets full-production go-ahead

The world's longest aircraft is set to go into full production with the model designed to take its first passengers. It comes after the prototype £32m Airlander 10 - a combined plane and airship - was formally retired following successful final testing. As a result, Bedford firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has been given Production Organisation Approval 150

January 12, 2019 7:03 PM Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

Nigerian Presidential campaign frontrunner Atiku Abubakar is expected in London next week to talk about future free trade deals with Britain after Brexit. Atiku Abubakar said trade deal with Nigeria unrealistic with country as poorest in the world (Image: getty) The Federal Government, the Nigerian Election Commission (INEC), and local and State officials 143

January 10, 2019 3:00 PM The North Pole is moving away from Canada RAPIDLY – and scientists are baffled

THE North Pole is moving – quickly – and scientists have no idea why it is happening. Deep beneath the Earth’s surface, liquid iron is sloshing around at its core, causing the North Pole to move away from Canada and towards Siberia. This has caused global geomagnetism experts to undergo an urgent update of the World Magnetic Model where it will alter 143

January 8, 2019 10:03 AM Woman who did declutter left with phone, duvet and vibrator

A WOMAN who carried out a New Year declutter has been left with only her phone, duvet and vibrator. Nikki Hollis used the Marie Kondo method of throwing away items that do not ‘spark joy’, and now has an almost entirely empty flat. She said: “I never realised how little happiness my crockery and furniture brought me. They’ve gone now, along with the fridge 105

January 7, 2019 8:53 AM Billionaire overtakes chicken nugget boy for most-retweeted tweet

Yusaku Maezawa's promise to giveaway 100m yen has become the most retweeted-tweet of all time. The record now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, who has pledged to give away 100m yen (£725,000) to his followers. Mr Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire and the founder of Zozotown, the country's largest retailer. His social media success means Carter Wilkerson, who was retweeted 130

January 6, 2019 4:27 AM Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people 103

January 5, 2019 10:52 AM Royal ROW: How 'needy' Prince Charles could NOT get what he wanted from Princess Diana

PRINCE Charles and Princess Diana were “poles apart” in their “disastrous” marriage, according to a royal biographer. Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage had a fairytale beginning in 1981 when they wed at St Paul’s Cathedral, watched by millions around the globe. However, Prince William and Prince Harry’s parents steadily became more and more unhappy 77

January 4, 2019 9:42 AM Economy Energy banned from taking on new customers

Energy supplier Economy Energy has been banned from taking on new customers until it improves its customer service. The energy regulator, Ofgem, said the ban would remain in place for three months to allow the firm to improve its customer contact procedures. It must also address billing and payment failures, and issue customer refunds in a timely manner 88

January 4, 2019 3:26 AM US House passes bill to END government shutdown

THE NEW Democratic-held US House has ignored the threat of a Donald Trump veto and approved a bill to end the partial government shutdown for several agencies with funding until September 30. The House vote on Thursday night was partly a political ploy by the Democrats to put pressure on Senate Republicans, who voted in the build-up to the partial government 139

January 2, 2019 5:37 PM World War 3 fears grow as tensions ERUPT between China and US-backed Taiwan

AN EXPERT has warned that armed conflict between China and Taiwan is looking increasingly unlikely - and that US-backed Taiwan is militarily outmatched by its rival. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political arrangement with China, while stressing all cross-strait negotiations 127