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July 19, 2018 12:42 PM Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox assets to focus on Sky takeover

There is a further twist in the Sky takeover saga as Comcast signals its war chest in now firmly parked in London. Comcast launched a $65bn (£50bn) offer for Fox's entertainment assets at the end of June, which include Hollywood's fourth-largest movie studio, US cable networks including FX and National Geographic, as well as international pay television 7

July 19, 2018 4:14 AM Column: It's been great to see flags flown in pride

We’ve seen England flags and Union flags flown with pride rather than as a symbol of thuggish, racist acts of violence against immigrants or opponents. Where once the cross of St George was appropriated by fascists, racists and football hooligans, it is becoming, once more, a symbol of pride. Flags are fascinating. They are at once a threat and a comfort 5

July 19, 2018 1:31 AM China launches five-day MILITARY drills to showcase ability to INVADE Taiwan

CHINA has launched a five-day set of drills to showcase the ability to invade and retake the island of Taiwan, which one local expert believes is a message to the self-ruling island. China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced the manoeuvres through a notice published by the Zhejiang Maritime Safety Administration to warn vessels to avoid a stretch 6

July 18, 2018 2:29 AM Spitfire ace’s remains found in field 75 years after mid-air collision

A SECOND World War pilot’s remains have been found and returned to his family – 75 years after his death. Squadron Leader Daniel Cremin died in a midair smash with another pilot as they tested new Spitfires on a clear moonlit night, an inquest heard. His family were sent a sealed coffin with what were thought to be the remains of the 25-year-old and believed 8

July 17, 2018 1:35 PM Eddie Izzard spotted filming for upcoming movie Six Minutes to Midnight

Eddie Izzard has been spotted on the Llandudno Promenade shooting scenes for his upcoming movie. Izzard is in Llandudno this week shooting scenes for Six Minutes to Midnight which he is set to star in alongside Dame Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent, who may also be in town for the movie this week. Izzard’s production team have set up in West Shore, Llandudno 7

July 17, 2018 9:40 AM Georges Lemaître: Who was priest who proposed Big Bang theory celebrated by Google Doodle?

You have no doubt heard of the Big Bang theory, but less people will have heard of its theorist, George Lemaitre. The hypothesis has had a monumental influence on on understanding of astrophysics. Today Google Doodle are celebrating the man who proposed the universe began from a single primordial atom, the “Cosmic Egg”. Click yourself onto the Google 8

July 16, 2018 1:56 AM Syria accuses 'ENEMY' Israel of launching 'MISSILE ATTACK' on military outpost in Aleppo

SYRAIN STATE media has accused Israel of bombing a military position in Aleppo province on Sunday evening, in what would be a rare Israeli attack so far north in Bashar al Assad’s war-torn nation. State news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the missile hit near a strategic air base. They said in a statement missiles struck near Neirab military 7

July 8, 2018 3:47 PM 100 aircraft to fly over Buckingham Palace

ONE hundred RAF aircraft will fly across England to celebrate the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary, with Buckingham Palace before being the centrepiece of the celebrations on Tuesday. A formation of 100 aeroplanes, one for each year of the RAF, will fly over the palace at exactly 1pm on Tuesday, July 10. The spectacular show will see a range of planes 18

July 8, 2018 10:29 AM Thai cave rescue operation update: How long until the soccer team is SAVED?

THAILAND'S officials have this morning launched their dramatic rescue mission to save 12 boys and their football coach from inside a Thai cave. How long until the soccer team is SAVED? A dangerous rescue mission to free 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a Thai cave for two weeks began on Sunday, authorities said, with the first survivor 12

July 6, 2018 6:47 PM Iran oil war: Netherlands kicks Iranian embassy officials OUT amid furious Trump row

A spokesman for Dutch intelligence confirmed two Iranian civilians were expelled from Holland in a statement. He said: “We can confirm that the Netherlands has expelled two persons accredited to the Iranian embassy. The news follows a threat by Iran to cut off oil reserves to the rest of the world in the wake of conflict with the US. Donald Trump recently 16