January 14, 2019 10:37 PM May's deal would 'DASH Global Britain' warns Fabricant in latest blow to PM
TORY MP Michael Fabricant has lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement, insisting the UK's future as a global trading hub would be "dashed" under her deal. Mr Fabricant said Sir Lockwood Smith, who was New Zealand’s High Commissioner until 2017, was also dismissive of Mrs May's Brexit deal. Mr Smith said it would be "difficult" 130
January 8, 2019 5:55 PM Heathrow DRONE chaos: Is YOUR flight cancelled? What's happening at Heathrow?
HEATHROW AIRPORT have suspended flights following reported drone sightings, but is your flight cancelled? What is happening at Heathrow Airport? Flights from London's Heathrow airport were halted on Tuesday after the airport said there had been sightings of a drone flown near Britain's busiest air hub. A statement from Heathrow Airport said: "We are responding 111
January 8, 2019 12:10 PM Saudi Arabia news: Who is Rahaf al-Qunun, why is her life in danger?
SAUDI ARABIAN Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled her family and barricaded herself inside an airport hotel in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok out of fear for her own life. But who is she and why is her life in danger? Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away from her family during a trip to Kuwait and is now hoping she can flee to Australia. The 18-year-old Saudi Arabian 126
January 7, 2019 2:53 PM Monkey fever SPREADS: Six people die and 15 infected by deadly viral infection
INDIA is currently reeling from an outbreak of Monkey Fever, forcing officials to close a nearby nature reserve. Indian health are currently battling the deadly outbreak with six people already dead from the disease. Monkey Fever, otherwise known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), has broken out in the area of Karnataka, a state in India. The rare disease 135
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 86
January 4, 2019 2:18 AM Herb Kelleher: Father of low-cost airline travel dies at 87
Herb Kelleher, who co-founded low-cost US carrier Southwest Airlines, has died aged 87, the company says. The company described him as "a pioneer, a maverick and an innovator" who disrupted the airline industry "by making flying both fun and affordable". Founded in 1967, his airline initially aimed to provide cheap flights between the Texas cities of Houston 76
January 3, 2019 12:06 PM North Korea ambassador to Italy 'disappears', says South
South Korea's spy agency has told officials that North Korea's ambassador to Italy has disappeared. The announcement follows unconfirmed reports that Pyongyang's top diplomat in Italy had sought asylum from an unidentified Western country. Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, is the son and son-in-law of high-ranking North Korean 107
January 2, 2019 4:05 PM Norovirus outbreak SPREADS across UK: Hospital wards SHUT DOWN
NOROVIRUS has shut down two hospitals with wards in both Blackburn and Bolton on lockdown following a dangerous outbreak. Up to four wards at the Royal Bolton Hospital have been closed for six days running due to an outbreak of the highly contagious superbug, while one ward at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital has been closed down, the Bolton News reports 63
January 2, 2019 12:23 AM Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'
Children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts. This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two, says Public Health England (PHE). Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess cubes per year. PHE wants 84
December 26, 2018 10:32 AM Fortune-telling fish desperately hopes its warnings are heeded this year
A FORTUNE-TELLING fish from a Christmas cracker just hopes that this year someone heeds its dire warnings of what is to come. The red cellophane fish has previously predicted Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the Saddleworth wildfires and Dani Dyer winning Love Island, only for its prophecies to be ignored. “It doesn’t have to happen. 2019 doesn’t 78