Showbiz & TV

Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke announces he’s releasing his first album of big band tunes

STRICTLY Come Dancing favourite Anton Du Beke could soon be juggling the Viennese Waltz with his vocals after revealing he will release his first album. The BBC star, who is paired with Ruth Langsford on this year’s series, sees his debut release F


EU’s chief Brexit negotiator claims it will take YEARS to cut a trade deal despite PM’s 2019 deadline

THE EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has poured cold water on the UK’s chances of getting a post-Brexit trade deal before Article 50 runs out – claiming it will take years to complete. Michel Barnier’s comments come after Theresa M


China promotes 3 potential central bank leaders

Three officials seen as candidates to succeed Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have been promoted to the ruling Communist Party's Central Committee, adding to signs Zhou might be headed for retirement after 15 years in the post.


Brexit: shortage of workers is limiting investment, warn manufacturers

CBI survey of 450 firms reveals most subdued outlook in four years as it warns time is running out for transition dealThe number of manufacturing firms citing a shortage of workers for limiting their investment plans is at its highest for four years, acco


Shot clock at next year's Austrian Open to combat slow play

(Reuters) - Next year's Austrian Open will be the first tournament in professional golf to set a time limit on every shot in a bid to combat slow play, the European Tour has said.

Northern Ireland

Ibrahim Halawa: Irishman freed from Egypt jail due home

Ibrahim Halawa is expected to land in Dublin later after spending more than four years in prison.


Fairfax's most senior editor Sean Aylmer resigns after 20 years with publisher

Staff say editorial director was called to a meeting with Greg Hywood on Monday and express surprise at sudden resignationThe most senior editor at Fairfax Media, the editorial director, Sean Aylmer, has resigned suddenly after 20 years with the newspaper


Lexus LC review

In recent years, Lexus has quietly been building some very accomplished cars with an increasing focus on bold styling.


Largest Local Newspaper In Virginia Seeks To Cut Nearly 10 Percent Of Staff

The Virginian-Pilot, the largest local daily newspaper in Virginia, announced today it will trim nearly 10 percent of its workforce. The Norfolk-based paper will offer buyouts to employees with 25 years of service. But if not enough people cash out, there

United Kingdom

The Queen’s racehorses have raked in £7MILLION in prize money in 30 years

THE QUEEN’S racehorses have raked in nearly £7million prize money over the past 30 years. Her Majesty boasts an impressive 451 race victories and 15.9 per cent win rate, earning a total of £6.7million. But typically in racing the majority of


The Queen's horses win £7million in prize money 

The Queen's horses have won nearly £7 million in prize money over the past 30 years, figures show.


Harvey Weinstein's former assistant breaks NDA to reveal years of harassment, cover-ups

A former assistant to Harvey Weinstein who signed a non-disclosure agreement before accepting a monetary settlement from the movie mogul has decided enough is enough, breaking her silence about his sexual harassment of her.


Sir Cliff Richard is sailing off into the sunset - as he gets away from it all with a month-long cruise

The pop legend, 77, is treating himself to a relaxing break as he puts his stressful last few years behind him


Supersized Family Farms Are Gobbling Up American Agriculture

Big U.S. growers are adding immense amounts of acreage to survive a harsh agricultural downturn, producing the greatest percentage of U.S. output since records began. Years of low grain prices are driving smaller American farmers out of business.


Gower Cottage Brownies: 'Anyone can become self-employed'

The founder of a Gower chocolate brownies firm speaks about 10 years of self-employment.


The fascinating sex life of Jonathan, the 185-year-old giant tortoise

Straight? Gay? Bisexual? He may be about 185 years old, but the years have clearly done little to quell the sexual appetite of Jonathan, the famous giant tortoise who resides on the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena.


'Sweating' blood: mysterious case leaves Canadian experts searching for answers

The condition reported by an Italian woman prompted experts to investigate, leading them to about two dozen similar cases worldwide in the past 15 yearsThe case left doctors perplexed: a 21-year-old Italian woman with no gashes or skin lesions arrived at

Top News

Former HSBC trader faces 20 years for wire fraud

Former HSBC trader faces 20 years for running up client fees.

Life & Style

Porsche 911 T returns 40 years after original model's debut

Just when you think there can’t possibly be any more 911 variants—we’re already past the 20-car mark—Porsche springs on us the 2018 911 Carrera T. The car is a direct successor to the original 911 T introduced in 1968.


Microsoft has had Apple's new face-scanning feature for years, and it works great (MSFT, AAPL)

While we all wonder well Apple FaceID will work on the iPhone X, Microsoft has offered Windows Hello for PCs for years.


New Jersey governor race: Who are Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno?

The stakes are high in New Jersey as the state prepares to elect a new governor for the first time in eight years.


Fifa Best Awards live stream FREE: Watch the ceremony without paying a penny

FIFA will be presenting The Best Awards from the London Palladium as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar vie to be named the year’s top player. Idris Elba will be hosting the ceremony as all the action unfolds – and you can watch it a

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