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December 12, 2017 4:53 AM Gradually DISMANTLE Royal Family and Church when Prince Charles crowned King, says report

THE MONARCHY and the Church of England should be “disestablished” when Prince Charles is crowned King, according to a report. Prince Charles' accession to the throne will offer a "particularly opportune moment" to have a debate on disestablishing the Church of England, according to a report by the National Secular Society (NSS). According to “Separating 26

December 12, 2017 4:30 AM Former Facebook executive says site is 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya urges people to take a "hard break" from social media and says he hardly uses Facebook anymore. Speaking at a Stanford Graduate School of Business event, Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president for user growth, said "we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works". The 41-year-old urged people 80

December 11, 2017 8:47 PM Apple buys Shazam song identifying app in $400m deal

Apple Inc on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the U.K.-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source. Technology news website TechCrunch reported the deal on Friday with a price of as much as $400 million, far short of the most recent $1 billion valuation for privately 69

December 11, 2017 8:41 PM Apple snaps up song recognition app Shazam for reported $400m

The US tech giant has reportedly paid $400m for the UK-based company it says will be a "natural fit" with its Apple Music service. The tech giant did not disclose the size of the deal, though early reports of the acquisition last week estimated the price tag at $400m (£299m). Shazam lets users identify songs by pointing a smartphone or tablet at speakers 85

December 11, 2017 5:01 PM Queen's concern over Scotland Yard security shake-up that will see the royal family's protection officers rotated so often 'they don't get to know them'

The Queen has privately expressed concern over Scotland Yard's security shake-up for the royal family that sees armed protection officers chosen on a rota system, it has been reported. The Met has changed the way the royals are protected, with officers now plucked from a pool system rather than having the same personal protection officer (PPO) assigned 22

December 11, 2017 1:23 PM Christopher Plummer on role he took over from Spacey: Getty was cold as ice

Christopher Plummer has described J. Paul Getty as “cold as ice” in a new featurette about the role he took over from Kevin Spacey. The Sound Of Music star stepped in to the role after director Ridley Scott axed Spacey from the final edit after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against the House Of Cards star. Scott had wrapped shooting on the film when the allegations 25

December 11, 2017 1:01 PM New York 'Explosion' Prompts Evacuation Of City's Subway

New York emergency authorities were responding to reports of an explosion at New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs, during Monday morning’s rush hour. “There was a stampede up the stairs to get out,” said Diego Fernandez, one of the commuters at Port Authority. “Everybody was scared and running and shouting.” A police officer 21

December 11, 2017 11:58 AM Baby Milk Formula Brand Lactalis Orders Global Recall Over Fears Of Salmonella Contamination

It has been reported that 26 infants have become sick. Salmonella can cause food poisoning and symptoms include diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting. According to the NHS, on average, it takes from 12 to 72 hours for the symptoms to develop after swallowing an infectious dose of salmonella. Symptoms usually last for four to seven days and most people 18

December 10, 2017 4:21 PM Tiny snowmen appear in Florida as Sunshine State gets snow

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The "Welcome to Florida" sign in the northwest part of the state was covered in light snow as winter weather dipped into the Sunshine State. It was part of Winter Storm Benji, which hit the Deep South over the weekend and left thousands of people without power in the region. Over the weekend, North Carolina had ice warnings 19

December 10, 2017 3:51 PM British Airways SACKS three cabin crew over raucous drinking session in four-star Kenyan hotel

Three British Airways cabin crew have reportedly lost their jobs following a raucous stopover in Nairobi. Guests at an upmarket hotel in the Kenyan capital were 'appalled' by the drunken staff who allegedly caused damage in the lobby. Hotel management at the four-star Ole Sereni hotel complained to the airline about the trio, who were all subsequently 22