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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 8

April 10, 2018 9:44 AM FRANCE ERUPTS: Police injured and ROCKET fired at military helicopter in violent clashes

FRENCH police officers have been injured and a rocket has been fired at a military helicopter in violent clashes with anti-capitalist squatters when officials tried to clear the group from an abandoned airport project. Plans for a "Great West" trans-Atlantic gateway to France and Europe were first considered in the 1960s and the Notre-Dame-des-Landes 15

April 6, 2018 2:02 PM The golden age of space exploration: Stunning archive of 1,500 Nasa images of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions will go up for auction for $12,000

An incredible collection of 1,500 photos from the US' remarkable space programme is going up for auction. The collection shows people exploring space for the first time and features numerous 'firsts', including the first time someone walked on the moon, the first space walk and the first man to orbit the Earth. Cataloguing 11 years of manned missions 66

April 6, 2018 10:24 AM Space `tantalisingly close´ after test flight

Commercial space travel is “tantalisingly close” after the successful test of a rocket, Sir Richard Branson has said. The billionaire entrepreneur declared that Virgin Galactic was “back on track” after the successful flight of the spaceship Unity. The spacecraft was carried to an altitude of 46,500ft (14,173.2m) by its mother ship before being released 1

March 23, 2018 10:28 AM Rod Stewart: Elton John's tour 'stinks of selling tickets'

"This big deal 'I'm going to retire'? It stinks of selling tickets," Sir Rod says of Sir Elton's planned tour. They are two of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s, but they are not on the same page on when and how to throw in the towel. Sir Rod said Sir Elton's three-year farewell tour "stinks of selling tickets", and is a "dishonest" way to go. In an interview 9

March 10, 2018 2:19 AM Donald Trump: US deal with North Korea will be 'very good for the world'

The US President says an agreement is "in the making" as the White House dismisses criticism ahead of a meeting with Kim Jong Un. He tweeted on Saturday: "The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined." It comes after South Korea's national security adviser 21

March 9, 2018 4:03 AM Trump and North Korea talks: The political gamble of the 21st Century

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in is either a diplomatic genius or a communist set on destroying his country and US President Donald Trump is either a master of brinkmanship or a pawn in a more devious game - depending on who you speak to. But it is the other actor in this saga, Kim Jong-un, the only one who has yet to make a direct statement, who may just be the most significant 19

March 7, 2018 12:57 PM Russia's ROBO-TANK: Unmanned vehicle destroys a building with a rocket strike and powers its way unscathed through explosions in latest display of Putin's military might

The Russian military has released footage of a terrifying new piece of weaponry as it beefs up its commitment to develop the nation's armed forces. Weapons giant Kalashnikov showed off breathtaking footage featuring a robot tank levelling a building with rockets and attacking a compound alongside a group of soldiers. The video, reportedly shot on a military 23

March 6, 2018 2:40 PM SpaceX launches its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a 'bus-sized' Spanish communications satellite into orbit (and it weighs a record six tonnes!)

SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early today, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace firms take far longer to attain. It was carrying to orbit a Hispasat Spanish-language communications satellite 'almost the size of a city bus,' according to tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The craft weighs six tonnes (6.6 tons) 25

March 5, 2018 10:49 AM What raisin shortage? Lidl launches hot cross bun-flavoured ice cream (and fans are going WILD for the Easter treat)

The global raisin shortage is set to make hot cross bun prices soar - but luckily now there's another way to get your fix of the classic Easter treat. Lidl has launched a new Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream that is infused with the flavour of the iconic seasonal favourite. The £1.99 480ml tubs are driving shoppers with a sweet tooth wild on social media, with one branding 1