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Landlord blocks out tenants’ windows with huge ‘illegal’ iPhone advert

Landlord blocks out tenants’ windows with huge ‘illegal’ iPhone advert

A landlord faces prosecution after plastering a huge iPhone advert across his tenants’ windows without warning. Up to 19 households are thought to have been deprived of natural sunlight after the banner promoting the latest iPhone was put up across a...

Sunday, 11:03 in Hot News
 
Detective recovers Oscar Wilde’s gold ring 20 years after it was stolen

Detective recovers Oscar Wilde’s gold ring 20 years after it was stolen

An 18-carat gold friendship ring believed to have been given as a gift by acclaimed Irish playwright Oscar Wilde has been recovered 20 years after it was stolen. Arthur Brand – dubbed the ‘Indiana Jones of the Art World’ for recovering a number of...

Sunday, 11:03 in Hot News
 
Disgraced rugby player Israel Folau blames Australia bush fires on gay marriage

Disgraced rugby player Israel Folau blames Australia bush fires on gay marriage

Former Australian rugby star Israel Folau told a crowd of worshippers at a church in Sydney that the bush fires devastating huge swathes of the country can be blamed on same sex marriage and abortion. Footage has emerged of Folau – who had his AU$4...

Sunday, 10:34 in Hot News
 
Jose Mourinho keen on Tottenham job should Mauricio Pochettino leave

Jose Mourinho keen on Tottenham job should Mauricio Pochettino leave

Jose Mourinho is keeping tabs on Mauricio Pochettino’s situation at Tottenham and would reportedly be keen on taking over at Spurs if the job becomes available. The Portuguese coach has been out of work for almost a year since leaving Manchester...

Sunday, 10:08 in Sport
 
I was shamed for having darker skin than my parents – now it makes me proud

I was shamed for having darker skin than my parents – now it makes me proud

‘Ahh… she’s been living in a Sudha (white) country for all these years but still this child is Kaluer (darker) than us and you. How can that be?’ a shopkeeper in my hometown in Sri Lanka laughingly asked my parents. When this happened to me at just...

Sunday, 10:01 in Lifestyle
 
Prince Andrew interview described as ‘nuclear explosion level bad’

Prince Andrew interview described as ‘nuclear explosion level bad’

Prince Andrew’s explosive interview on BBC Newsnight has been described as a ‘plane crashing into an oil tanker’ as thousands reacted online. Viewers watched as the Duke of York told presenter Emily Maitlis he could not have had sex with the woman...

Sunday, 09:53 in Hot News
 
Boris Johnson surges ahead in election polls as Tories take 15% lead

Boris Johnson surges ahead in election polls as Tories take 15% lead

The latest polls have given Boris Johnson a major pre-election boost, with forecasters suggesting the Conservatives boast a 15-point lead over Labour, despite a stuttering start to the campaign. Less than a month before the General Election on...

Sunday, 09:25 in Hot News
 
Instagram is removing likes from more people’s accounts and yours could be next

Instagram is removing likes from more people’s accounts and yours could be next

Instagram is about to hide the like count from a lot more users’ accounts and there’s nothing they can do to stop it. The Facebook-owned picture app has just announced that it’s going to remove likes from yet more people’s accounts. It tested the...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 
This bizarre, pigeon-sized bird flew above the dinosaurs 120 million years ago

This bizarre, pigeon-sized bird flew above the dinosaurs 120 million years ago

This strange-looking creature is one of the world’s first known birds that flew above the dinosaurs around 120 million years ago. A fossil of the creature – which was about the size of pigeon – has been dug up in Japan. Thanks to computer simulations,...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 
China successfully tests Mars lander as it gears up for space exploration

China successfully tests Mars lander as it gears up for space exploration

China is celebrating the successful test of a new spacecraft that the country hopes will eventually land on Mars. The Asian superpower invited observers to the test – which showed the craft hovering, avoiding obstacles and decelerating. Testing was...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 
Study finds most anti-vaxx Facebook pages come from just two organisations

Study finds most anti-vaxx Facebook pages come from just two organisations

The majority of anti-vaccination Facebook pages appear to originate from just two US-based organisations. A report from George Washington University suggests the World Mercury Project and Stop Mandatory Vaccinations are behind much of the...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 
Apple officially unveils 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple officially unveils 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has announced a new version of its MacBook Pro laptop, complete with a redesigned keyboard following complaints from some users over the previous design. The new ‘Magic Keyboard’ on the 16-inch laptop uses a redesigned version of the scissor...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 
Nasa tracking devastating 230-kilotonne asteroid that could hit Earth in May 2022

Nasa tracking devastating 230-kilotonne asteroid that could hit Earth in May 2022

The American space agency is keeping a close eye on a massive asteroid that could eventually smash into Earth. The asteroid, known as JF1 is designated a ‘near-Earth object’ (NEO) meaning it orbits the sun and comes close enough to our planet to cause...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 
Human skin grown in lab could be game-changer for cosmetic testing

Human skin grown in lab could be game-changer for cosmetic testing

A piece of skin about the size of your thumbnail can be printed in less than a minute, scientists in Singapore say, a game-changing step for the future of non-animal testing for cosmetics and other products. Made up of skin cells from donors and...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 
Motorola launches nostalgic retro-futuristic Razr Android flip-phone

Motorola launches nostalgic retro-futuristic Razr Android flip-phone

Motorola has released a new Razr mobile phone that’s a cutting edge take on the classic ‘flippable’ design. The ‘clamshell’ handset is inspired by a classic Motorola device but uses the latest technology to bring the iconic design into the modern...

Sunday, 08:47 in Science &Technology
 


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