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US Mega Millions lottery reaches world record £1.2billion jackpot

US Mega Millions lottery reaches world record £1.2billion jackpot

The US Mega Millions jackpot has grown to over £1.2billion - a world record for a lottery. The next Mega Millions draw will be on Tuesday, after no one hit all of the lucky numbers during Friday night's draw. Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega...

Daily Record, 14 min. ago
 
English Defence League hold protest rally in Manchester as anti-racists mount counter demo

English Defence League hold protest rally in Manchester as anti-racists mount counter demo

A protest march by the English Defence League (EDL) in Manchester has passed off peacefully. The group, numbering around 50-strong, were outnumbered by a counter-demonstration of around 150 people organised by the Stand Up To Racism group. Both sides...

Daily Record, 14 min. ago
 
Trump: Georgia Republican accused of voter purges would make 'great governor'

Trump: Georgia Republican accused of voter purges would make 'great governor'

Donald Trump on Saturday said Brian Kemp, a Republican accused of purging a huge number of voters from Georgia’s registration rolls, would make a “great governor” of the southern state. Kemp is currently Georgia’s secretary of state, which means he is...

Guardian, 44 min. ago
 
US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

A record-breaking US lottery jackpot of $1.6bn (£1.2bn) is up for grabs after players failed to pick the winning ticket in a $1bn Mega Millions draw. The competition, which saw 15 "second-tier" tickets scoop about $1m each, had people lining...

BBC, today, 17:33
 
Paedophile abusing his own grandaughter sent her sick messages as he groomed her

Paedophile abusing his own grandaughter sent her sick messages as he groomed her

Sickening messages sent from a paedophile to his own granddaughter when she was just a young girl have been revealed nine years later. Jade was just 13-years-old when her granddad Joseph Edwards, 69, would molest her on secret trips away to the...

Daily Record, today, 17:14
 
Cate Blanchett defends straight actors playing gay characters

Cate Blanchett defends straight actors playing gay characters

Cate Blanchett has defended straight actors playing gay characters and said she will “fight to the death” for the right to suspend disbelief. Hollywood has been criticised for giving LGBT roles to straight actors. Scarlett Johansson dropped out of...

Guardian, today, 15:50
 
Baby girl smothered after mum downed vodka and fell asleep beside her on the sofa

Baby girl smothered after mum downed vodka and fell asleep beside her on the sofa

A seven week old baby girl died while sleeping next to her drunk mum on a sofa. Mum-of-three Stacey Atkinson woke to find the lifeless body of her infant daughter beside her. The 30-year-old had downed five vodkas before crashing out on the couch,...

Daily Record, today, 15:17
 
Khashoggi mourners demand 'true justice' after Saudi disclosures

Khashoggi mourners demand 'true justice' after Saudi disclosures

Friends and colleagues of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have resumed their vigil outside the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul where he was killed two weeks ago to mourn his death and demand those responsible be bought to “true justice”....

Guardian, today, 14:45
 
US Mega Millions lottery jackpot surges to $1.6bn after no winner drawn

US Mega Millions lottery jackpot surges to $1.6bn after no winner drawn

No one won the latest US Mega Millions lottery drawing, meaning the jackpot has climbed to a staggering $1.6bn. Mega Millions officials said no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1bn grand prize in Friday night’s drawing. The...

Guardian, today, 14:31
 
Minor earthquakes detected near fracking site in Lancashire

Minor earthquakes detected near fracking site in Lancashire

A series of small earthquakes have been detected in Lancashire close to the site where major fracking operations began this week. The British Geological Survey, which provides impartial advice on environmental processes, recorded four tremors in the...

Guardian, today, 14:14
 
Muqata’a: ‘Our music is a way to disrupt, to be a glitch in the system’

Muqata’a: ‘Our music is a way to disrupt, to be a glitch in the system’

Muqata’a is locally known as the “godfather” of the underground hip-hop scene in Ramallah, a city in the West Bank, Palestine. A former member of the acclaimed collective Ramallah Underground, he plies a brand of experimental hip-hop – based on...

Guardian, today, 14:14
 
Elizabeth Warren defends releasing DNA test to show Native American heritage

Elizabeth Warren defends releasing DNA test to show Native American heritage

In a Massachusetts senatorial debate on Friday night, Elizabeth Warren defended her decision to release this week DNA test results that provide some evidence a Native American is in her bloodline, saying: “I am an open book.” Warren is a potential...

Guardian, today, 14:14
 
Miss Marple would demolish in minutes the Saudi story of a ‘fistfight’ that went wrong

Miss Marple would demolish in minutes the Saudi story of a ‘fistfight’ that went wrong

This is where truth and realpolitik collide. Saudi Arabia’s belated, incomplete and highly tendentious explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi is barely credible, and will certainly be dismissed by critics of the Saudi regime and by the...

Guardian, today, 14:14
 
Blasphemy, Stephen Fry and referendum in Ireland

Blasphemy, Stephen Fry and referendum in Ireland

In October, the Republic of Ireland will not only decide on its next President, it will also decide whether to scrap its laws on blasphemy. It is the second referendum this year to strip away another law in its constitution. In May, the country voted...

BBC, today, 14:12
 
Baby wedged in kids' bath seat had to be cut free by firefighters

Baby wedged in kids' bath seat had to be cut free by firefighters

An eight month old baby had to be cut free by firefighters after getting stuck in a bath seat for almost an hour - and managed to sleep through the ordeal. While Jacob Thorn's panicked mother looked on as officers sawed away at the plastic bars that...

Daily Record, today, 14:03
 


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