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Little sign of Brexit progress as May and Juncker clash

Little sign of Brexit progress as May and Juncker clash

Theresa May has clashed with Jean-Claude Juncker during “robust” Brexit talks in Brussels but secured agreement for a fresh round of formal negotiations to break the impasse. Demands from the prime minister for a renegotiation of the terms of the...

7 February 2019 in World News
 
Thank u, next! Why pop stars fell out of love with albums

Thank u, next! Why pop stars fell out of love with albums

What’s your favourite Ariana Grande single of the past nine months? Was it April’s No Tears Left to Cry, or July’s ballad God Is a Woman? Maybe it was September’s anti-anxiety anthem, Breathin. Perhaps you weren’t a fan of Sweetener, the album that...

7 February 2019 in Art & Culture
 
30 going on 13: the brilliant boom in awkward pubescent comedy

30 going on 13: the brilliant boom in awkward pubescent comedy

Early February might be a little early to start identifying key television trends of the year. That said, one of the big television trends of the year is definitely adults playing child versions of themselves in comedies. Friday sees the debut of...

7 February 2019 in Art & Culture
 
Juliette Binoche: 'Harvey Weinstein has had enough'

Juliette Binoche: 'Harvey Weinstein has had enough'

The actor Juliette Binoche has called for an end to the public excoriation of Harvey Weinstein and said that the cases should now be left to the courts. Speaking at the opening press conference for the Berlin film festival, where she is heading the...

7 February 2019 in Art & Culture
 
Donald Trump's New York childhood home listed for $2.9m

Donald Trump's New York childhood home listed for $2.9m

People seeking to live like Donald Trump now have the opportunity to own his childhood home in New York. The house in Queens, New York, that Trump’s father built has been listed for $2.9m after a brief period as a rental property on Airbnb. The home...

7 February 2019 in World News
 
UK coal power station to close after half a century

UK coal power station to close after half a century

One of the UK’s last seven coal power stations will close this year after half a century of generating electricity, as the polluting fuel continues its rapid decline in the energy mix. EDF Energy said more than 150 jobs were likely to be cut due to...

7 February 2019 in Business
 
German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection

German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection

Germany’s anti-monopoly regulator has ordered Facebook not to combine user data from its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook apps without consent, after a major three-year investigation into potentially anti-competitive actions. The federal cartel office...

7 February 2019 in World News
 
Penzance to Scilly helicopter service to restart with EU funding

Penzance to Scilly helicopter service to restart with EU funding

The return of a beloved helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly has come a step closer thanks to EU funding worth almost £2m. After half a century of service, the last regular flight between the Cornish town and Scilly took place...

7 February 2019 in World News
 
‘There is a touch of panic’: Ireland given wake-up call by England defeat

‘There is a touch of panic’: Ireland given wake-up call by England defeat

While they may have lost by only 12 points against England, the scoreline did scant justice to the hiding suffered by Ireland in Dublin last weekend. Outfought, out-thought and bullied in their own backyard, they looked a shadow of the rugby...

7 February 2019 in Sport
 
LeBron James attacks NBA hypocrisy after Barnes learns of trade mid-game

LeBron James attacks NBA hypocrisy after Barnes learns of trade mid-game

Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento during his team’s 99-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. The 26-year-old lingered on the floor a few extra...

7 February 2019 in Sport
 
Human remains found after fire at Suffolk football club

Human remains found after fire at Suffolk football club

Police in Suffolk have discovered what are believed to be human remains after a fire in a portable building near a football club. Officers were called to the site near Leiston FC. The force said it is understood there was a fire there in the early...

7 February 2019 in World News
 
Jaguar Land Rover posts biggest quarterly loss of £3.4bn

Jaguar Land Rover posts biggest quarterly loss of £3.4bn

Jaguar Land Rover announced its biggest quarterly loss on Thursday after it was forced to take a £3.1bn writedown on the value of its investments as Chinese demand slumped. Britain’s largest car manufacturer, which is owned by India’s Tata Group, made...

7 February 2019 in World News
 
Fatal stabbings in England and Wales at highest recorded level

Fatal stabbings in England and Wales at highest recorded level

Fatal stabbings in England and Wales have reached the highest level since records began more than 70 years ago, official figures show. The homicide rate also rose by 15% in one year – the highest level in a decade, according to the data from the Crime...

7 February 2019 in World News
 
Sarah Taylor to make limited England return on upcoming tour

Sarah Taylor to make limited England return on upcoming tour

Sarah Taylor will make a limited return to the England squad for their upcoming tour to the subcontinent, as she continues to manage her anxiety issues. Wicketkeeper Taylor, who missed the recent World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies, will play...

7 February 2019 in Sport
 
Oscars 2019: Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman to hand out awards after all

Oscars 2019: Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman to hand out awards after all

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have backtracked and announced that the winners of last year’s acting Oscars will – as has been traditional – return to present awards at the 2019 ceremony. Reports had emerged that, in its...

7 February 2019 in Art & Culture
 


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