Business

Are the days of loyalty cards numbered after Tesco's change?

Tesco's decision to alter its Clubcard scheme may be a sign of more change ahead, experts predict.

United Kingdom

Teenager who threatened to throw toddler out of a window is jailed

He had been allowed to walk free but the decision was overturned on appeal.

Scotland

RBS stands by branch closure decision

Officials from the bank faced questions from MPs over plans to close a third of its branches in Scotland.

Politics

Victims of rapist cabbie Worboys launch legal bid to overturn decision to grant him parole

TWO victims of rapist cabbie John Worboys today launched a legal challenge in a last-ditch bid to stop him getting released from prison. The women are trying to raise cash to overturn the decision to grant the attacker parole after he has served just nine

Asia

Why Rappler is raising Philippine press freedom fears

The decision to revoke news site Rappler's licence ignites a debate about Philippine press freedom.

World

Jerusalem's new British-born deputy mayor: Israel is no apartheid state - it just has an issue with bad PR

Interview: Fleur Hassan-Nahoum wants to become an ambassador for Israel and says the country's poor international reputation is simply a matter of 'atrocious' PR

United Kingdom

Suspended sentence for child abuse teacher

A judge defends her decision to spare the former head teacher from an immediate prison sentence.

Formula 1

Williams announces Sirotkin as Stroll's teammate

Robert Kubica was the early favourite to get the seat vacated by Felipe Massa, but dropped out of the running following Siroktin's impressive showing at the end-of-season Pirelli test at Abu Dhabi.Williams said throughout the process that its driver decis

Rally

Sainz "disgusted" by Dakar penalty

The Peugeot driver came under fire from stewards after quad competitor Kees Koolen lodged a formal complaint claiming he was struck by Sainz's buggy during the La Paz – Uyuni stage.The rally leader was hit with a 10-minute penalty for the incident,

Northern Ireland

NI newspaper review: Resignation, crocodiles and epic journey

Barry McElduff's decision to quit over the Kingsmill controversy dominates Tuesday's papers.

World

Palestinian leadership revokes recognition of Israel

Palestine Liberation Organisation says its decision will stand until Israel recognises the State of Palestine.

World

Philippines' Duterte had 'nothing to do' with news site's license: spokesman

MANILA (Reuters) - The office of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte sought to distance itself on Tuesday from a regulator's decision to revoke the license of a prominent news site, rebuffing allegations the administration had initiated a crackdown on the m

World

Philippine government seeks to close Rappler website

Decision by agency under President Duterte targeting journalist-run site is seen as attack on press freedom, democracy.

Politics

Richard Branson U-turns on decision to ban Daily Mail from Virgin Trains after public outcry

BILLIONAIRE Richard Branson has u-turned on his decision to ban the Daily Mail from sale on Virgin Trains after a public outcry. The businessman, who owns the company, announced this morning that the firm would “reconsider” the move. He tweete

Business

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

The share sale could include listings in Tokyo and London but Softbank says no decision has been taken.

World

Mahmoud Abbas slams Trump over 'slap of the century'

PA leader says the US president's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital will never be accepted.

World

Sri Lanka leader rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol

The president overrules a government decision to let women buy alcohol for the first time in decades.

United Kingdom

Terminally ill Melody, 11, could die in agony in foster home as doctors decide to withdraw pain relief against parents’ wishes

A TERMINALLY ill 11-year-old girl faces dying in agony as her parents challenge doctors’ decision to take away her pain relief. Karen and Nigel Driscoll have said their little girl Melody faces a horrible death if the morphine and steroids suppress

Scotland

Closure of Isle of Barra's last bank to go ahead

RBS changed its mind on removing the bank's ATM, but not on its decision to shut the rest of the site.

Politics

Dreamers hope court decision points toward long-term victory

A judge just blocked Trump from ending DACA, which raises the pressure on Republicans to find a solution

World

M25 rapist is 'being considered for parole' a week after board orders release of taxi driver John Worboys 

M25 rapist Antoni Imiela is being considered for parole, it was reported last night a week after the decision to free taxi driver John Worboys.

Celebrity

Jeff Brazier opens up on son Freddie’s heartbreaking decision to spend Christmas apart for the first time

Jeff Brazier revealed the reason behind Freddie choosing to spend Christmas with his grandmother [Jeff Brazier/Instagram] Tweeting on 25 December, Jeff wrote to his followers: "Just Bob and I This morning. Missing Fred today but his kindhearted desire

America

Trump TPS decision: A Salvadorean driver reflects on uncertain future

About 200,000 Salvadoreans in the US under a temporary permit called TPS have 18 months to leave.

United States

Honduras next in line for US decision on protected migrants

This week's news that the Trump administration is ending temporary protected status for 200,000 migrants from El Salvador is also rattling nerves in neighboring Honduras.

Top News

Mine closing wipes out many of Trump's coal job gains

Decision to close coal mine near the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border will cost 370 jobs, or most of the jobs industry added in Trump's first year.

Celebrity

Danielle Lloyd defends decision to pay for 'designer baby' after giving birth to fourth son Ronnie – and vows to 'gender select' for a daughter

Danielle Lloyd wants a daughter [Getty] The reality TV star went on national radio and defended her decision to choose the sex of her next baby. In an interview with Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 live, the mum of four said she’s desperate to add a

Films

Rian Johnson Further Explains His Decision Not To Reveal More About Snoke

One aspect of The Last Jedi that seemed to infuriate fans was the handling of Supreme Leader Snoke, and now we know more about Rian Johnson's decision about the character.

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