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January 15, 2019 5:37 PM DEATH OF THE HIGH STREET: ‘Stark’ outlook as online shopping hits home

CLOSE to two fifths of Britons are apathetic toward the high street according to new research, which was published just weeks after British retailers suffered major losses during the festive period. UK retail sales has decreased by 0.7 percent on a like-for-like basis from December 2017, with retail giant John Lewis threatening to cut staff bonuses in light 407

January 11, 2019 8:41 AM World War 3: Iran General vows to DESTROY US army bases and threatens Israel ANNIHILATION

AN IRANIAN military chief has threatened to destroy US army bases in the Middle East in a rant in which he also vowed to “annihilate Israel”. The extraordinary outburst came from Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s deputy commander for cultural and social affairs. Speaking on Iraqi television network Al-Nujaba, the general 114

January 10, 2019 8:51 PM WW3: Former CIA worker reveals how he ‘stopped DEVASTATING attack from China'

A FORMER CIA worker has revealed how he prevented a devastating attack from China on the US during a bombshell documentary. is chairman of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission but formally worked as a CIA agent. He detailed during Amazon Prime’s “China vs USA: Empires at War” documentary how in March 2006 his department almost 124

January 5, 2019 11:55 AM Darius Perkins dead: Neighbours' Scott Robinson actor dies aged 54

DARIUS PERKINS, who was best known for playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours before Jason Donovan took over the role, has died at the age of 54. The Neighbours actor’s former co-star David Clencie confirmed the news to the Herald Sun, saying: “I am so sad, really devastated to lose my mate. The Australian actor first appeared in the soap when it first 65

December 27, 2018 1:05 PM Celebrity Big Brother: Roxanne Pallet incident tops 2018 Ofcom complaints

Celebrity Big Brother was the most complained about TV programme of 2018, broadcasting regulator Ofcom has confirmed. The show received 27,602 complaints in total, the vast majority of which related to an incident involving Roxanne Pallett and Ryan Thomas. The Emmerdale actress later apologised, acknowledging she "got it wrong". This was the last series 73

December 27, 2018 12:26 PM Train punctuality falls to 13-year low amid bad weather, new timetables and strike action

Latest figures from the rail regulator show passengers have suffered the worst year for rail delays since 2005. Data published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) showed 14.6% of services missed the industry's public performance measure (PPM) of punctuality in the year to 8 December. It comes as passengers face widespread disruption to their plans over the Christmas 82

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 94

December 22, 2018 3:53 AM World War 3: Russia tests 'unstoppable' HYPERSONIC missile capable of outpacing US systems

FEARS about the defence of western nations are growing after Russia tested a new hypersonic missile which is too fast to be stopped by any defence measure in the world. A total of ten of the 3M22 Tsirkon anti-ship missiles were tested by the Russian Navy. The news was reported by the state-run Tass Russian News Agency. They were fired at targets several 68

December 21, 2018 10:59 PM British drugs kingpin JAILED in France after MASSIVE 1.3-tonne cocaine seizure

The serial drug dealer, Robert Dawes, rose through the ranks to command a widely feared global network. From Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Dawes was convicted of drug trafficking offences. The conviction came following a 1.3-tonne cocaine seizure at a Paris Airport, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The NCA described the 46-year-old as “one of the most influential 74

December 21, 2018 1:56 PM Christmas traffic: Where to avoid on the roads and rail

The Christmas getaway means congested roads and cancelled trains. Drivers have been warned of possible delays of nearly two hours as millions of cars take to the motorways. But where should you avoid and at what times will traffic be busiest? Traffic experts expect Friday afternoon to be busy as shoppers, commuters and people trying to go away for Christmas 90