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January 17, 2018 10:01 AM Rafael Nadal cruises past Leonardo Mayer in straight sets to reach third round of Australian Open

Rafael Nadal withstood a spirited performance from Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The world No 1 was not as dominant as in his first-round win over Victor Estrella Burgos but that had a lot to do with the performance of Argentinian Mayer, who refused to allow Nadal to pull away. There was no real question of Mayer threatening 11

January 15, 2018 11:18 PM Philip Hammond issues SHOCK claim UK will KEEP 'European-style' economy after Brexit

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has said the UK will have a “European-style” economy after we have left the EU, despite pressure from leading Brexiteers calling for a change of direction. Mr Hammond insists that last year’s election outcome “made it very clear” the British people want to stick with the current system, despite the “leave” result in the referendum 10

January 15, 2018 5:08 PM How salmonella destroyed the mighty Aztecs: Ancient teeth reveal how nearly ALL of Mexico was once wiped out by one of the most devastating food poisoning epidemics in human history

It has been described as one of the most devastating epidemics in human history - and now scientists have discovered what caused it. An outbreak of a mystery disease in 1576, and second wave in 1576, killed around seven million to 17 million people and helped destroy the mighty Aztec Empire. Known to the locals as cocoliztli, the symptoms of the disease 10

January 15, 2018 11:31 AM 'She is my future wife and my forever': Girlfriend's tribute to TUI travel agent, 28, whose throat was slit in her shop after being 'caught in love triangle with bodybuilder'

A travel agent whose throat was slit in front of her horrified colleagues had been caught up in a 'love triangle' with a body builder and his bisexual ex-lover, friends claimed last night. Cassie Hayes, 28, was killed on Saturday in Southport, Merseyside, at the branch of TUI where she was assistant manager. Friends said she had been involved in an on-off 7

January 15, 2018 2:15 AM Weather warnings as Arctic winds, hail and snow set to sweep across Britain

Up to 20cm of snow is possible on high ground, with ice, strong winds and power cuts also possible, according to weather warnings. A yellow weather warning has been issued for snow and ice from Monday afternoon through to Wednesday evening. The warning covers Northern Ireland, most of Scotland and the far north of England, where Met Office spokeswoman 6

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Britain braces for POLAR BLAST: Met Office issues UK snow and ice warnings for THIS WEEK

PEOPLE across the UK can expect a very chilly start to the week as a “polar maritime air mass” whips through the country, prompting the Met Office to issue snow and ice warnings. A yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for northern parts of the UK from Monday with frequent and heavy hail and snow showers set to affect millions of people, with those 12

January 13, 2018 4:32 PM NSW airport expected to re-open after fire

Newcastle Airport is expected to reopen after an out of control bushfire that also threatened homes in the area forced its shutdown on Saturday afternoon. Runways were closed and flights cancelled or diverted at the height of the blaze, which was being fanned by strong westerly winds. A Rural Fire Service spokesman told AAP the airport had been shut down due to the amount 4

January 12, 2018 7:08 PM Proud parent! Ferne McCann has a smile back on her face as she takes precious daughter Sunday for a stroll in Essex after discussing split from acid attacker ex Arthur Collins

She's been concentrating on being a single mother after giving birth to daughter Sunday in November. And Ferne McCann, 27, looked happier than ever as she stepped out with her little one on Friday for a coffee date in Essex. The former TOWIE star beamed as she walked with her tot in toe, wrapping up in a cosy black parka jacket with a faux-fur time for the casual 4

January 12, 2018 5:46 PM Worldwide condemnation of President Trump's 'shithole' slur

Haitians and Africans hit back after the President is accused of calling their nations 'shitholes' during an immigration meeting. The US President has denied using the derogatory term to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African nations during a meeting. But a Democrat present at the gathering over immigration reform said it was the "exact word used by the President 7

January 12, 2018 5:23 PM Top European lawmaker slammed for hostile comment

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Some European Parliament members are calling for the dismissal of the Polish deputy head of the parliament after he made a very hostile comment about a Polish European lawmaker. Ryszard Czarnecki, from Poland's ruling conservative party, used a derogatory term to comment on words spoken by Roza Thun und Hohenstein, a European Parliament 3