Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Prime minister Theresa May pleads for unity after marathon cabinet talks on Brexit

Theresa May has issued a dramatic unity plea to ministers, calling on them to "stand together" for the sake of a Brexit deal.

John Bercow 'to quit as Commons Speaker next summer'

John Bercow has told friends he intends to stand down as Commons Speaker next summer, the BBC understands.

Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m after stolen cash is gambled through its website

Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m for failing to stop stolen money being gambled through its website and for failing to protect customers showing signs of problem gambling.

Brexit: 'No optimism' for summit breakthrough, says European Council president Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk has poured cold water on hopes of a Brexit breakthrough at Wednesday's EU summit, saying the Irish border was still a sticking point.

Former chief executive of Weetabix aims to clean up with £1bn Kleenex bid


A former chief executive of Weetabix is working with Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street banking giant, on a £1bn takeover bid for the consumer goods group behind the Andrex and Kleenex brands.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies aged 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died aged 65 from "cancer complications", his family said.

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has his assets frozen

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has had his assets frozen, days before he is due to leave prison.

Aldi and Lidl included in Sainsbury's-Asda competition probe

Regulators will widen their investigation into Sainsbury's planned merger with Asda to take account of the rapid rise of Aldi and Lidl.

Audi fined €800m over diesel emissions scandal

Audi has been fined €800m (£700m) to settle an investigation by German prosecutors into breaches of diesel emissions rules.

UK wage growth fastest for nearly 10 years, official figures show

Wages excluding bonuses have risen at their fastest pace in nearly 10 years, official figures show.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Fracking for shale gas begins in Lancashire amid protests against the controversial process

Fracking for shale gas is under way in Lancashire amid protests against the controversial process.

Nissan delays pay talks for UK workers until there is "better clarity" on future business

Nissan, which operates Britain's biggest car plant, has delayed the start of pay talks for UK workers until there is "better clarity" on future business.

US retail giant Sears files for bankruptcy protection

US retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy protection after succumbing to huge debts and losses.

Cologne station shut down in 'hostage situation'

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after holding a woman hostage in the German city of Cologne.

Further pressure for Merkel after Bavaria allies Christian Social Union lose majority to far-right and green parties

Angela Merkel's leadership has been placed under further pressure after voters chose far-right and green parties over her Bavarian allies.

Officials search of Saudi consulate in Istanbul where missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was last seen

Officials have begun a search of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was last seen.

Child and two women die after plane crashes into them in Germany

Three people, including a child, have died after they were hit by a private plane in Germany as it attempted to take off.

Vincent Kompany's father is Belgium's first black mayor

Vincent Kompany has said he is proud of his father, who has become the first black mayor in Belgium.

13 people killed as flash flooding hits Aude, southwest France, local officials say

At least 13 people have been killed in flash floods in the southwest of France, local officials say.

Meghan and Harry 'very pleased' to be expecting first child

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and is due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace has revealed.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Pastor Andrew Brunson at centre of US-Turkey dispute begins journey home

American pastor Andrew Brunson has begun his journey home after being freed from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the US and Turkey.

Indonesia flash flooding kills at least 21 on Sumatra island, officials say

Landslides and flash flooding following heavy rainfall on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have left at least 21 people dead, officials say.

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry appointed as head coach of Monaco

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Monaco until June 2021.

Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayan peak Gurja

At least eight climbers died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal.

Head of United Nations demanded "the truth" over disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The head of the United Nations has demanded "the truth" over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.