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April 17, 2018 12:59 PM Shares rocket for coffee chain firm

Shares in Whitbread rocketed yesterday after activist investor Elliott revealed it has become the firm’s largest shareholder, with pressure expected to be applied to break up the Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner. Elliott now owns over 6% of Whitbread, the firm confirmed on Saturday, and it is understood that it will now push for Costa and Premier Inn to become 7

April 17, 2018 7:14 AM Israel FIRES WARNING: Right of 'total freedom of action' in Syrian airspace

ISRAEL’S defence minister has vowed to protect his country against Iran’s aggression and refused to rule out breaching Syrian airspace to launch future attacks. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed that Israel has “total freedom of action” in Syrian airspace if necessary. He told Walla News: “We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept 9

April 16, 2018 4:07 PM There’s a car crash on BBC News whilst they’re covering Ant McPartlin’s drink-driving story

On BBC News they’re covering TV presenter Ant McPartlin’s drink driving story. The star is appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court. There’s a car crash in the background: In court, McPartlin, 42, was ordered to pay £86,000 after pleading guilty to drink driving – the fine is means tested and based on disposable income. He was banned from driving 5

April 16, 2018 10:55 AM Wetherspoon on Twitter: The best bits

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced its head office and 900 pubs are quitting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with immediate effect. The home of bargain pitchers and Curry Club Thursdays linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social media including the "trolling" of MPs and said it would be using its website and printed magazine to release 7

April 16, 2018 7:41 AM Ready Player One pushes Steven Spielberg past $10bn box office milestone

From Jurassic Park to Jaws, Sky News takes a look at the celebrated filmmaker's biggest successes. The latest blockbuster from the legendary filmmaker - adapted from the cult novel by Ernest Cline - has proved a hit with audiences across the globe, with takings of $474.8m (£333.1m) since it opened last month. It is likely to overtake the $481.8m (£338.2m) earned 4

April 13, 2018 3:06 PM Nearly 500 migrants rescued from central Mediterranean

The Italian coastguard says three separate operations saw hundreds of people rescued from inflatable boats. The migrants were rescued in three separate operations on the sea the crossing between Libya and Italy. Considered the deadliest crossing in the world, the stretch of water has become a route for hundreds of thousands of people attempting to reach 8

April 13, 2018 6:37 AM Baby's first red carpet! AFL star Marc Murphy's wife Jessie Habermann proudly shows off their sleepy tot Max at event in Melbourne after welcoming him into the world three months ago

She and her husband Marc Murphy welcomed their son Max into the world just three months ago. And now Jessie Habermann's bundle of joy has made his very first red carpet appearance. The stunning blonde cradled her sleepy tot as she posed on the media wall at Chadstone’s Magic at Twilight preview in Melbourne, earlier this week. Little Max looked simply 1

April 13, 2018 6:36 AM Trump administration pauses legal orientation for immigrants

Immigrant advocates are outraged by a U.S. government decision to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the country's complex immigration court system. The $8 million-a-year program that provides legal orientation to immigrants in deportation proceedings is on hold pending review, according to the U.S. Department of Justice

April 13, 2018 3:21 AM Meek Mill talks prison sentence with NBC's Lester Holt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rapper Meek Mill says he always thought ten years of probation would bring him back to prison. Mill spoke to news anchor Lester Holt from a Pennsylvania prison in a phone interview that aired Thursday on "NBC Nightly News." The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, is fighting for release while appealing 1

April 13, 2018 3:16 AM Falls from cruise liners are not rare

The disappearance of a woman who fell overboard while on the P&O Pacific Dawn is one of at least nine occasions in the past two years where people have fallen while on board a cruise ship. * April 12 - A woman falls overboard at 4pm while travelling on the Brisbane-bound Pacific Dawn, 300km west of New Caledonia, with the search called off on April 13. * April