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January 9, 2019 2:13 PM EU tricks EXPOSED? Brexiteer reveals REAL reason big business supported Remain

DURING the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, senior executives at big businesses strongly favoured remaining in the EU but the real reason why they backed Remain was not what people might think, Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan claimed in his bombshell book. Ahead of the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016, a YouGov poll showed small business owners were more eurosceptic 123

January 8, 2019 11:14 AM Dogs are being banned from PUBLIC spaces

DOG owners are on alert after a Merseyside borough made plans to ban dogs with a shock list of 117 public places issued. In a bid to clamp down on dog fouling and other incidents in the area, Wirral Council has drawn up a list of playgrounds, picnic areas and sports pitches where dogs would be forbidden. The new rules will also include areas like cemeteries 113

January 7, 2019 12:19 PM Dog sickness WARNING: Vet issues alert as nasty dog virus sweeps UK

A VET has warned dog owners of a painful bacteria infection spreading rapidly across the UK, urging pet lovers to take care of their animals. He added: "They should wash and disinfect their dog's paws after going out walking in case they pick up anything on their feet." Earlier this year, a deadly dog virus swept across the UK, with reported cases in Cumbria 107

December 24, 2018 3:01 PM LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

Basketball star LeBron James has apologised after sharing a lyric about "Jewish money" on social media - saying he thought it was a compliment. James was called out over the lyric - which comes from a song by US rapper 21 Savage - after he shared it with his 45.8m followers on Instagram. US journalist Darren Rovell was among those drawing attention to the post, saying 86

December 24, 2018 1:22 PM Biggest idiot drivers on Britain's roads REVEALED – if you drive a German car, take note

BRITAIN's worst drivers have been revealed in a shocking list of car brands whose owners racked up the highest number of traffic offences. "What is more worrying is the large number of these cars on the road right now. “According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, BMW, Mercedes and Audi all feature among the top ten most popular 83

December 16, 2018 12:15 AM Why do people love dachshunds?

The number of dachshunds registered with The Kennel Club in the UK increased by 80% in five years (2013-2017). We went along to a "sausage dog" walk in Crawfordsburn Country Park in County Down to find out why. While The Kennel Club says things like “adverts, films, television and celebrities having an effect on the popularity of certain dog breeds 48

December 13, 2018 11:04 AM Buyout giant TPG in talks to wash hands of Victoria Plum

TPG, which bought Victoria Plum in 2014, has been holding talks about merging it with Bathstore, Sky News learns. Sky News has learnt that TPG has been exploring a merger of Victoria Plum, which it bought in 2014, with Bathstore, the high street chain which trades from more than 150 stores across the country. Sources said the talks between TPG and Bathstore 145

December 5, 2018 9:59 AM Colin Kaepernick: Washington Redskins decide not to sign quarterback

The Washington Redskins "discussed" signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick but decided to go in a "different direction", says head coach Jay Gruden. Kaepernick has not played since January 2017 after protesting against racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the US national anthem. He has filed a grievance against NFL team owners he claims 50

November 13, 2018 10:53 PM Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

A rare pink diamond has fetched 50.3 million Swiss Francs ($50m; £38.5m) at auction, a record price per carat. Pink Legacy, weighing in at just under 19 carats, was bought by US brand Harry Winston at auction in Geneva. The price of around $2.6m per carat marked a world record for a pink diamond, according to the Europe head of auction house Christie's 61

November 9, 2018 6:26 PM 1,000 lose power as rain and wind bring flooding

More than 1,000 properties were left without power during heavy rain and wind which brought flooding and travel disruption. Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire saw the worst of the weather with some homes in Milford Haven under 10ft (3m) of water. A Met Office warning to expect flooding is in force across the two counties until 23:00 GMT. Western Power 66