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March 7, 2017 4:01 PM Traffic police use Lady Penelope's information as template for checking car details

TRAFFIC police use Lady Penelope's details - including the FAB 1 numberplate from the TV show Thunderbirds - as a template for checking suspicious cars on the Police National Computer. The online form, which flashes up on cop car computers, also states the Lady Penelope's insurers are Burchill and gives a number of 0845 123456 - although this is actually 27

March 7, 2017 7:03 AM Female pedestrian signals ignite debate in Australia

Traffic signals depicting pedestrians in dresses have been unveiled in Australia as part of a gender equality campaign. The trial programme in Melbourne is designed to "reduce unconscious bias", said to the lobby group behind them. But the 10 signals in the city centre have drawn a mixed response, with critics saying they are unnecessary 33

March 6, 2017 7:14 PM BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes

British Airways will cram in more passengers on some of its planes that fly its short-haul routes. From next year the airline said there will be a "small increase" in the number of seats fitted to its Airbus A320 and A321 planes. Reports suggest that this will amount to two extra rows, or 12 seats in total. That will reduce average leg room for passengers 52

March 6, 2017 6:58 PM South Lakes Safari Zoo: Council refuses owner licence

The owner of a zoo criticised over animal welfare concerns and where a keeper was killed by a tiger has lost his bid to renew his licence. David Gill's claim for a licence to run South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness was unanimously refused by Barrow councillors. In 2013, keeper Sarah McClay, from Glasgow, was mauled to death by a tiger and the zoo was later 19

March 6, 2017 2:34 PM South Lakes Safari Zoo loses licence after almost 500 animal deaths

Three animals were run over by a miniature railway, some were put down due to lack of space and a worker was killed by a tiger Zoo founder David Gill applied to renew the licence but was denied by the council's licensing regulatory committee. The 486 deaths at South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, between January 2013 and September 2016, were detailed 20

March 6, 2017 1:28 PM Cumbrian zoo denied new licence over animal deaths

Sarah McLay was also killed by a tiger at South Lakes Safari Zoo in 2013. A zoo where almost 500 animals died within the space of just four years has been denied a new licence. South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, had its application rejected by Councillors in Barrow on Monday after inspectors warned there was a risk "animals may escape 18

March 6, 2017 5:00 AM Where might Liverpool and their rivals be after the next five games?

Race for Champions League places is hotting up Liverpool finished Premier League matchweek 27 back in the top four with their 3-1 victory over Arsenal knocking the Gunners out of one of the Champions League qualification spots but with the race for places at Europe’s top table hotting up, what do the next few weeks have in store? Chelsea, who go to West Ham United 32

March 5, 2017 3:38 PM A 4 for Ramiro Funes Mori on a poor day for the Toffees

A number of Everton players struggle as Spurs take all three points at White Hart Lane Robles revealed this week that it is only now – four years after signing – that he finally feels like a first choice goalkeeper at Everton . Little he did today should dispute that status. Beaten by Harry Kane's ridiculously well struck 25-yarder, he made a fine block 51

March 5, 2017 2:42 PM Turkey's Erdogan makes Nazi jibe over Germany rally ban

Turkey's president has compared German officials to Nazis, in the latest escalation in a war of words. Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit out after German authorities cancelled rallies designed to woo ethnic Turkish voters in Germany ahead of a key referendum. "Your practices are not different from the Nazi practices of the past," Mr Erdogan said. About 1.4m Turks 34

March 4, 2017 7:32 PM Liverpool run wild, Wenger's decision to bench Sanchez dooms Arsenal

LIVERPOOL, England -- Three thoughts from Liverpool's 3-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield in the Premier League. Liverpool took a step closer to securing a top-four place and pushed Arsenal down to fifth place in the Premier League with a rousing 3-1 victory at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's team put a dreadful start to 2017 behind them with first half goals from Roberto 36