Friday, 23 March 2018

France supermarket hostage-taker shot dead by armed police

Armed police have killed a suspect who shot dead three people in a series of attacks in southern France.

Parsons Green Tube bombing: Teenager Ahmed Hassan jailed for life

A teenager has been described as "dangerous and devious" by a judge as he was jailed for life for planting a bomb on a Tube train at Parsons Green.

Police inspector Darren McKie guilty of wife's murder

A police inspector has been found guilty of murdering his wife and dumping her body in a lake.

Annual profits at Next admits toughest trading period 'for 25 years'

Annual profits at Next have fallen 8% after what the retailer described as its most challenging year for 25 years.

Restaurant chain Prezzo agrees deal to shut 94 restaurants

Restaurant chain Prezzo has won agreement from creditors on a rescue deal that will see it close 94 of its 300 restaurants.

Two easyJet pilots suspended over mid-flight Snapchat clips

Two easyJet pilots have been suspended after one of them posted videos on Snapchat during a flight.

EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations with UK after Brexit

EU leaders have approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the UK after Brexit.

Gunman killed two people during hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France, authorities say

A gunman has killed at least two people during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France, authorities say.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Bank of England left door open to raise UK interest rates in May

The Bank of England has left the door open to raise UK interest rates in May after making no change this month, holding them steady at 0.5%.

120 firefighters tackle 'massive' blaze on Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street

More than 120 firefighters are tackling a "massive" blaze on one of Glasgow's main shopping thoroughfares - Sauchiehall Street.

UK passports 'to be made in France after Brexit', according to current British manufacturer

 Proposed new (left) and current (right) UK passport

The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, according to the current British manufacturer.

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk's $2.6bn pay day

Tesla shareholders have approved a huge pay deal for its chief executive, Elon Musk, worth an estimated $2.6bn (£1.85bn).

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski quit over a vote-buying scandal

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has quit over a vote-buying scandal.

Germany asylum seeker jailed for life for murdering Freiburg student

An asylum seeker has been jailed for life for the rape and murder of a woman in Germany in a case that fuelled tensions over the influx of migrants.

Dutch parliament halted a debate as man jumps from public gallery, police say

A debate in the Dutch parliament was halted after a man jumped from the elevated public gallery, police say.

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to leave Manchester United imminently

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to leave Manchester United imminently.

Woman arrested in US over video of baby smoking

A woman has been arrested in the US over an online video of an infant smoking.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Carpetright plan to close underperforming stores in rescue deal

Carpetright is exploring a rescue plan which would allow it to speed up the closure of underperforming stores.

Declan Donnelly to present Saturday Night Takeaway without Ant McPartlin

Ant McPartlin (Left) and Declan Donnelly (Right)

Declan Donnelly will present Saturday Night Takeaway on his own for the rest of this series, ITV has confirmed.

Lloyd's of London reports first loss in six years

Lloyd's of London has reported its first annual loss in six years after a series of global natural disasters.

New Look to close 60 UK stores and axe 1,000 jobs

New Look will close 60 UK stores and cut 1,000 jobs after creditors approved a restructuring plan for the retailer.

European Union targets the likes of Facebook and Google with tech tax plan

The European Union says it is moving to block a "black hole" in tax laws through proposals to ensure large tech firms pay more of their fair share.

Toyota suspends US driverless car tests after fatal Uber accident in Arizona

Toyota has suspended US tests of driverless cars on public roads following a fatal accident in Arizona involving one of Uber Technologies' self-driving vehicles.

US offers $2.5m in aid to Venezuelans in Colombia

The US has announced it will provide $2.5m (1.8m) in aid to Venezuelans who have fled the economic crisis in their homeland for neighbouring Colombia.

Texas serial bombing suspect dead after blowing himself up inside car - Austin Police chief Brian Manley say

The Texas serial bombing suspect has been killed after blowing himself up in his car as police closed in.