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Fever-Tree profits fizz as Britain's thirst for gin continues

Fever-Tree profits fizz as Britain's thirst for gin continues

Fever-Tree Drinks has reported a 34% jump in pre-tax profits for 2018, bolstered by the World Cup, royal wedding and long, hot summer. The premium tonic water maker has notched up double-digit growth in recent years as high-end gin increasingly...

7 min. ago in Business
 
Opera singer asked to change pro-EU dress for London concert

Opera singer asked to change pro-EU dress for London concert

An opera singer who was asked to change her EU-themed dress for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, in London, has described her choice of attire as a “subtle nod” to Europe at a time when she and other musicians fear for their livelihoods. The...

13 min. ago in World News
 
Jussie Smollett: police drop charges against actor accused of fabricating attack

Jussie Smollett: police drop charges against actor accused of fabricating attack

Criminal charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett for fabricating a hate crime attack in Chicago have been dropped, his lawyers said. “Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the...

27 min. ago in World News
 
Spanish court: FBI was offered stolen data by North Korean embassy intruder

Spanish court: FBI was offered stolen data by North Korean embassy intruder

One of 10 intruders who entered North Korea’s embassy in Madrid by force on 22 February contacted the FBI days afterwards to offer the agency stolen data, Spain’s high court has said. The Spanish interior ministry had previously said the police were...

27 min. ago in World News
 
Ex-football coach Bob Higgins was 'predatory paedophile', court told

Ex-football coach Bob Higgins was 'predatory paedophile', court told

A former Southampton FC youth football coach was a “predatory paedophile” who used his power as one of the sport’s “kingmakers” to carry out a 25-year campaign of sexual abuse against boys as young as 11, a jury has been told. Bob Higgins was seen as...

27 min. ago in World News
 
Algerian army chief wants president declared unfit to lead

Algerian army chief wants president declared unfit to lead

Algeria’s powerful army chief wants to trigger the constitutional process that would declare ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office. After more than a month of mass protests against Bouteflika’s long rule, the army chief of staff,...

27 min. ago in World News
 
European parliament votes to scrap daylight saving time from 2021

European parliament votes to scrap daylight saving time from 2021

The European parliament has voted to scrap the twice-a-year custom of changing the clocks by an hour in spring and autumn by 2021, leaving only national governments to now give their assent. The change would apply to the UK if it stays in the EU, or...

40 min. ago in World News
 

Six teenagers arrested over attack on Islamic centre in Newcastle

Police have arrested six teenagers after an Islamic centre was ransacked in an attack in which copies of the Qur’an were ripped up and windows smashed. The incident happened at the Bahr Academy on Benwell Lane, Newcastle – formerly the set of the...

40 min. ago in World News
 
Orgies, revenge, sex on a coffin: Australia's Dangerous Liaisons sizzles

Orgies, revenge, sex on a coffin: Australia's Dangerous Liaisons sizzles

It’s not often you see sex on top of a coffin on stage, but that’s the gasp-inducing opener of Liam Scarlett’s new Dangerous Liaisons, created for Brisbane’s Queensland Ballet. The Marquise de Merteuil, in mourning attire, grandly presides over her...

51 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
Paul Nicholls primes big guns for Aintree but Frodon earns long break

Paul Nicholls primes big guns for Aintree but Frodon earns long break

Frodon, whose victory under Bryony Frost brought the feelgood factor to the Cheltenham Festival, has done enough for the season and will not be seen again until autumn, Paul Nicholls said on Tuesday. The trainer is determined to hold on to his lead in...

today, 14:46 in Sport
 
Just 7% of UK public think government has handled Brexit well – study

Just 7% of UK public think government has handled Brexit well – study

Only 7% of the public believe the government has handled the Brexit negotiations well, according to research. Frustration is shared across the referendum divide, with 80% of leave voters and 85% of remain voters believing ministers are not doing a...

today, 14:42 in Politics
 
Dame Sue Black: ‘One girl’s case led me to pursue child sexual abusers’

Dame Sue Black: ‘One girl’s case led me to pursue child sexual abusers’

It was a failure that still haunts Dame Sue Black, a leading forensic anthropologist, that drove her to develop a hand-recognition technique that identifies child sexual abusers. Better known for identifying human remains in the aftermath of wars and...

today, 14:40 in Learning
 
Pentagon reallocates $1bn to help fund Trump's border wall

Pentagon reallocates $1bn to help fund Trump's border wall

The Department of Defense has redirected $1bn in funding to allow construction of some of Donald Trump’s border wall, it announced late on Monday night, in a move Democrats said would worsen existing “substantial shortfalls” in defense spending....

today, 14:38 in World News
 
Michelle Obama's memoir sells more than 10m copies

Michelle Obama's memoir sells more than 10m copies

Michelle Obama’s autobiography Becoming is on track to become the most successful memoir in modern publishing history, selling more than 10m copies to date, as life after the White House continues to prove commercial gold for brand Obama. Thomas Rabe,...

today, 14:35 in Business
 
Tory rebels asked by No 10 if they would back Brexit deal if May quit

Tory rebels asked by No 10 if they would back Brexit deal if May quit

Downing Street aides directly asked hard-Brexit Conservatives at Chequers on Sunday whether Theresa May’s resignation as prime minister would be enough to get them to endorse finally the exit deal struck with the European Union, it has emerged. The...

today, 14:22 in World News
 


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