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John Cantlie: British IS hostage believed to be still alive

John Cantlie: British IS hostage believed to be still alive

A British hostage who was captured by the Islamic State group more than six years ago is thought to still be alive, the UK's security minister has said. John Cantlie, a photojournalist from Hampshire, was kidnapped in Syria in 2012. He escaped, but...

5 February 2019 in Regional
 
Can anyone make HMV successful?

Can anyone make HMV successful?

HMV has been snatched from the jaws of administration for the second time in less than a decade. New owner Doug Putman plans to shut 27 stores, and continue to trade out of 100. The very first HMV store on London's Oxford street will be one of those...

5 February 2019 in Business
 
£1 shopping centre in Kirkcaldy sells for £310,000

£1 shopping centre in Kirkcaldy sells for £310,000

The shopping centre in Fife which was put up for auction with a reserve price of only £1, has been sold for £310,000. A dozen different bidders competed for just five minutes to buy it some online, some over the phone and some in the room, before a...

5 February 2019 in Business
 
Yvette Cooper: Man arrested over threats to Labour MP

Yvette Cooper: Man arrested over threats to Labour MP

A man has been arrested by police investigating threats made to Labour MP Yvette Cooper. The 59-year-old Leeds man was arrested in Castleford on Friday over alleged threats to the Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP. West Yorkshire Police said the...

5 February 2019 in Regional
 
'Santa' wanted by police for Swansea house vandalism

'Santa' wanted by police for Swansea house vandalism

A man dressed as Father Christmas is wanted by police in connection with causing criminal damage to a house in Swansea. The bogus Santa was captured on CCTV in the Mayhill area of the city, where a property on Islwyn Road was vandalised on 12...

5 February 2019 in Regional
 
Ceon Broughton 'filmed dying girlfriend' at Bestival

Ceon Broughton 'filmed dying girlfriend' at Bestival

A man filmed his girlfriend as she died over a period of hours after he had given her Class A drugs, a court has heard. Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie, was found dead in woods on the Bestival site in Dorset...

5 February 2019 in Regional
 
Brussels orders recall of 'risky' children's smartwatch

Brussels orders recall of 'risky' children's smartwatch

The European Commission has ordered the recall of a children's smartwatch because it leaves them open to being contacted and located by attackers. In its recall alert, the Commission said the Enox Safe-Kid-One device posed a "serious" risk....

5 February 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Apple reportedly settles French tax bill

Apple reportedly settles French tax bill

IPhone-maker Apple has reached a deal with French authorities to pay back taxes. French magazine L'Express reported that the firm paid nearly €500m ($570m, £439m) in a confidential settlement reached late last year. Apple's French business confirmed...

5 February 2019 in Business
 
Facebook: MPs seek to quiz Clegg on online abuse

Facebook: MPs seek to quiz Clegg on online abuse

Sir Nick Clegg has been asked to appear before a committee of MPs investigating the online abuse and harassment of MPs. The former deputy prime minister is now Facebook's head of global affairs. Labour MP Harriet Harman, chairwoman of the Joint...

5 February 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Tinnitus: 'Hearing condition makes me feel trapped'

Tinnitus: 'Hearing condition makes me feel trapped'

A music fan is urging people to wear ear plugs at gigs because she believes loud concerts caused her to develop the hearing condition tinnitus. Jessica Berg, 31, from Newport, said she feels "trapped" by the constant ringing sound in her...

5 February 2019 in Health
 
Whoopi Goldberg asked to be the first female Doctor Who

Whoopi Goldberg asked to be the first female Doctor Who

Whoopi Goldberg has revealed that years ago she asked BBC bosses to give her the lead role in Doctor Who. The 63-year-old actress said: "The idea of that just so made me happy. But they were like, 'Um, no.'" Jodie Whittaker eventually became...

5 February 2019 in Art & Culture
 
Body found in missing student search

Body found in missing student search

Police searching for missing 19-year-old Reading student Daniel Williams find a body in a lake near the university This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version....

5 February 2019 in Regional
 
Jose Mourinho tax fraud settled in multi-million deal

Jose Mourinho tax fraud settled in multi-million deal

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence in Spain for tax fraud. He is unlikely to spend any time in prison, as Spain usually does not enforce sentences of less than two years. The Portuguese national was...

5 February 2019 in Sport
 
Jose Mourinho tax fraud settled in multi-million deal

Jose Mourinho tax fraud settled in multi-million deal

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence in Spain for tax fraud. He is unlikely to spend any time in prison, as Spain usually does not enforce sentences of less than two years. The Portuguese national was...

5 February 2019 in Sport
 
Flickr starts culling users' photos

Flickr starts culling users' photos

Photo-sharing website Flickr is starting to delete users' photos after changing its terms and conditions. The firm announced in November that it would no longer be allowing its members one terabyte of free storage. Under the new rules, there is a...

5 February 2019 in Science &Technology
 


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