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FTSE 100 jumps on mining boost, Burberry's strong forecast

By Shashank Nayar © Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett FILE PHOTO: A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange (Reuters) -London’s FTSE 100 ended higher on Wednesday, ... Read more »

UK pre-market stocks update – Antofagasta, Burberry, JD Wetherspoon, WH Smith

© Reuters UK pre-market stocks update – Antofagasta, Burberry, JD Wetherspoon, WH Smith By Samuel Indyk – At 07:40GMT, FTSE 100 futures are trading lower by 0.7% at 7,465. ... Read more »

Lewis Stevenson wary of Cove Rangers threat as Hibs stalwart speaks on cup hopes and Shaun Maloney impact

© Lewis Stevenson is wary of the threat posed by Cove Rangers Paul Hartley’s side make the trip to the Capital hoping to cause an upset against Scottish Premiership opposition ... Read more »

‘Sleepwalking into League One’ – Many Reading fans react to latest defeat

© Provided by Football League World Championship – Reading v Luton Town Many Reading fans have taken to Twitter to react to their side’s 2-0 home defeat to Luton Town ... Read more »

Pensioners face 'toughest struggle' as inflation soars to staggering 5.4 percent

Inflation rose to 5.4 percent in the year to December, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today in yet more bad news for Britons. The last time inflation was ... Read more »

Synergised Josh Ginnelly and Barrie McKay help cover firepower issue at Hearts

© Josh Ginnelly hit scoring form for Hearts against St Johnstone. Tuesday night’s synergy between Barrie McKay and Josh Ginnelly was therefore a welcome sight for anyone of a maroon ... Read more »

Gregor Townsend says this Scotland squad is strongest he’s worked with since 1999

Gregor Townsend believes this is the strongest squad he has worked with as Scotland coach as he named a 39-man selection for the 2022 Six Nations and underlined his ambition ... Read more »

Novak Djokovic judge gives full reason for deportation with visa mix-up not blamed

Novak Djokovic was deported because the Australian immigration minister was reasonable to label him as an anti-vaxxer, court papers have revealed. The world No.1 was kicked out of Australia on ... Read more »

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers file for a retrial

Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have filed a motion for a retrial, just weeks after she was found guilty of recruiting underage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein. © ... Read more »

COVID-19 curbs dent Channel Tunnel operator Getlink's revenue

© Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU The logo of Channel tunnel operator Getlink, formerly known as Eurotunnel, is seen during the company’s 2018 annual results presentation in Paris (Reuters) – The operator of ... Read more »

Blinken seeks united European front with key allies on Ukraine

© Alex Brandon, Pool via Reuters US Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads Thursday to Berlin for meetings with key European allies, as part of a whirlwind diplomatic tour to ... Read more »

Your Morning Briefing

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Liji Varghese. © Thomson Reuters A defiant Boris Johnson is clinging on ... Read more »

UK weather: 'Coldest night' of the year as -6C freeze to blast Brits with snow and hail

Brits are being warned to brace themselves for snow and hail as an Arctic blast sees temperatures drop as low as -6C – the coldest night of the winter for ... Read more »

Virals: West Ham place Ben Brereton Diaz 'top' of transfer targets

© Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images Sport Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley – Sky Bet Championship West Ham have reportedly placed Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz at the ‘top’ of their January wishlist.  ... Read more »

Grammy Music Educator Award recipient inspires his students

A West Palm Beach music teacher inspires his students. Read more »

"Been told" - David Anderson drops big update on Leeds' chances of signing duo from Europe

Leeds United have ruled out signing Nahitan Nandez and Weston McKennie despite speculation linking the midfield duo with a move to Elland Road, according to Daily Mirror journalist David Anderson. We ... Read more »

Confronting moment detectives seize a FREEZER where the body of a three-month-old baby boy was found stuffed inside and wrapped in plastic - as a woman is released without charge

Detectives have seized the family freezer where a baby boy's body was foundIt has been taken away for forensic examination after the tot was stuffed inside Police made the grim discovery after reports of a missing child in CorowaA 40 year old woman has been arrested but later released as enquiries continueHomicide squad detectives have now set up Strike Force Walumil to probe death Read more »

Covid news live: WHO advises lifting travel bans; Hong Kong to close secondary schools

LIVE – Updated at 06:34 Blanket travel bans are ineffective in suppressing Omicron’s spread and proof of vaccination may be unnecessary for international travel, WHO says; Germany breaks pandemic record ... Read more »

Full Arsenal squad revealed for Liverpool Carabao Cup clash as Mikel Arteta gives little away

Arsenal play the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final with Liverpool on Thursday, as Mikel Arteta attempts to seal a date with Chelsea in the final next month. The ... Read more »

Rio Ferdinand hits out at Martin Keown over Man Utd MOTM award vs Brentford

© Provided by Metro Rio Ferdinand disagreed with Martin Keown’s decision to pick Diogo Dalot (BT Sport) Rio Ferdinand believes Scott McTominay should have been awarded man of the match ... Read more »

Dan Evans eases into Australian Open third round with walkover but Heather Watson knocked out

British No2 Dan Evans had the simplest of passages into round three of the Australian Open when opponent Arthur Rinderknech pulled out with a wrist injury prior to the match. ... Read more »

Doug McMaster interview: ‘Zero waste is not about the individual'

Food waste is a huge global problem, with millions of tonnes of food being thrown away every year, accounting for eight to 10 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. ... Read more »

LIVE - Emma Raducanu vs Danka Kovinic: British No 1 continues her Australian Open campaign with second round night match against world No 98 from Montenegro

Emma Raducanu is competing in the Australian Open for the very first time She faces Danka Kovinic in R2 - they are expected on court at 8:00am (GMT)Raducanu progressed to round two with a three-set win over Sloane StephensLatest Australian Open news, including live action and results  Read more »

'Total disaster': Biden is slammed after his 'rambling' first press conference in 78 days in which he claimed he had 'over-performed' in his first year despite 7% inflation, tanking approval ratings, COVID chaos and woeful Afghan withdrawal

Joe Biden on Wednesday marked the anniversary of his inauguration with an almost two-hour press conference - his first in 78 days Biden has held fewer press conferences than any of his recent predecessors, with only nine in his first year, versus 21 by Trump and 28 by ObamaThe 79-year-old was asked to rate his performance in his first year and declared that he had 'over performed'Yet he was dogged by questions over the highest inflation in 40 years, the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and more COVID deaths than any yearEven Democrats such as Obama's speechwriter described his press conference as too long, while Republicans like Sean Hannity was scathing in their attacks  Read more »

'I did a blind test of Hovis, Warburtons and Kingsmill bread with Aldi and Sainsbury's and and one was as dry as the Sahara'

‘The greatest invention since sliced bread’ is the champion of sayings when you want to prove just how revolutionary something is. But when it comes down to actual white, sliced ... Read more »

What Rangnick told Ronaldo after sub and Alex Telles' classy moment in Man United vs Brentford

Following a dismal first half performance in their first league clash with Brentford in 75 years, Manchester United’s supporters could have been forgiven for fearing the worst at half time. ... Read more »

Obituary: Sidney Poitier, actor, director and first black person to win best actor Oscar

The actor-director Sidney Poitier, who has died at the age of 94, made huge strides in the representation of black people on the American screen. When he won an Oscar ... Read more »

Video: Tiffany Haddish opens up on timeline for when she plans to adopt a child … days after she's arrested on DUI charge in Georgia

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Rachael Finch jets to the US with her husband Michael Miziner and their children - after recently contracting Covid-19

Rachael Finch recently announced she was recovering from Covid-19.  And it appears the model is once again fighting fit after she revealed travel plans on Thursday. Posting to her Instagram, ... Read more »

‘Terrorising us': bluebottles wash up on Australian beaches in ‘gobsmacking numbers'

Armadas of alien-like sea creatures have been washing up on Australian beaches thanks to the warm weather but experts warn people should look but not touch. Jellyfish expert Dr Lisa-ann ... Read more »

The top-performing superannuation funds for 2021 revealed amid warnings not to expect another bumper year – so is your retirement in safe hands?

Growth super funds had an exceptional year, with a median 13.4 per cent returnHostPlus returned 19.1 per cent growth, nine Australian funds topped 15% growthAnalysts warn such high growth is not normal so 2022 could bring lower returns  Read more »

Zac Efron's ex doesn't look like this anymore! Vanessa Valladares unveils stunning transformation after going public with artist beau

Zac Efron’s ex Vanessa Valladares recently debuted her romance with artist beau, Todd Clare.  And the stunning Byron Bay beauty unveiled a new look on Instagram on Wednesday showing her ... Read more »

Full House creator Jeff Franklin is selling his Beverly Hills mansion for $85 MILLION which was built on the site where Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by the Manson Family

Full House creator Jeff Franklin has put his massive Beverly Hills mansion on the market for a whopping $85 million. The 66-year-old filmmaker and screenwriter’s plans for a big move ... Read more »

Andrew Bogut threatened by Victorian electoral body for opposing Daniel Andrews' Covid law – but basketball great says he won't be silenced

Andrew Bogut given warning letter from Victorian Electoral Commission Ex-NBA and Boomers basketball star has been critical of Andrews governmentThe VEC issued a statement saying they were not trying to silence the athlete   Read more »

GlaxoSmithKline's top scientist quits to help make billionaires live forever: Joins Jeff Bezos-backed anti-aging start-up Altos Labs that received $3bn in funding this week

GlaxoSmithKline's chief scientific officer Hal Barron is leaving to run a new privately-owned biotech start-up that hopes to reverse the ageing processHal Barron, 59, is joining Altos Labs, a new biotech based in San Francisco, California, focused on the biology of cellular rejuvenation programming Altos Labs counts Amazon founder Jeff Bezos among its backersStartup has been hiring scientists from around the world to explore the biology of cellular rejuvenation with the goal of reversing disease Among the expertise being brought on include those who have looked extensively in 'cell reprogramming'The technique reverts cells back into their stem cell state, which while dangerous, can be used to reverse aging  Read more »

Ricky Gervais cast a TikTok superfan in After Life season 3

Photo credit: Netflix By now you're probably so far into season 3 of Netflix's After Life that you're too busy cry-laughing to properly notice what's going on. But, if you ... Read more »

Joe Biden says he guesses Russia will attack Ukraine

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Joe Biden has said he thinks Russia will attack Ukraine, warning that Moscow would face a “stiff price”, but he admitted ... Read more »

Call for Covid fines amnesty as more people borrow Boris Johnson’s ‘I didn’t realise’ excuse

© Hollie Adams/Getty Images Europe Over 100,000 people have been fined for breaching various coronavirus regulations – Hollie Adams/Getty Images Europe People who “did not realise” they were breaking the ... Read more »

Boris Johnson: I won’t quit if rebels force a no confidence vote

© Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament David Davis, the former Cabinet minister, told Boris Johnson in the Commons: ‘In the name of God, go!’ – Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament Boris Johnson on Wednesday ... Read more »

Witness claims she saw Prince Andrew with accuser in nightclub and is willing to give evidence

A woman who claims she saw Prince Andrew with his accuser in a London nightclub is willing to give evidence in the civil sexual assault case against him, her lawyer ... Read more »
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