Saturday, 20 October 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in scuffle on return to Stamford Bridge



Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was involved in ugly scenes at the end of his return to Stamford Bridge.

Suicide bomber kills 15 at Afghanistan election polling station



At least 15 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul polling station during an Afghan parliamentary election rocked by violence.

Mega Millions jackpot hits record-breaking $1.6bn after no one wins $1bn on Friday night



The jackpot in a US lottery has climbed to a record-breaking $1.6bn (£1.2bn) after there was no winner on Friday night.

Police struggle to identify badly dismembered victims of India train crash



Police have warned it could take several days to identify all of those killed when a train ploughed into a crowd watching a fireworks display in India.

Young billionaire freed after being kidnapped by masked men at gunpoint nine days ago



A man described as Africa's youngest billionaire has been freed after being kidnapped by masked men at gunpoint nine days ago.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Facebook hires former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg



Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team.

Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007, Office for National Statistics says



Government borrowing fell by more than expected last month, to £4.1bn from £4.9bn a year earlier.

Lakeside and Metrocentre owner boosted by £2.9bn bid



Shares in property firm Intu have jumped 13% after it said it was mulling a bid from a consortium of investors.

At least 58 dead and dozens injured after being hit by train in India



At least 58 people are dead and dozens more are injured after being hit by a train in the city of Amritsar in northern India.

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary arrives at London probation hostel following prison release



Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has arrived at a probation hostel in north London following his release from prison.

Huddersfield grooming: Twenty men guilty of campaign of rape and abuse



Twenty men have been found guilty of being part of a grooming gang that raped and abused girls as young as 11 in Huddersfield.

China reported its slowest quarterly growth rate since the global financial crisis



China has reported its slowest quarterly growth rate since the global financial crisis.

Amazon plans to creates 1,000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities



Amazon has revealed plans to create more than 1,000 jobs in the UK in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Homicide rate at highest level in a decade



Recorded crime has gone up by 9% in England and Wales, fuelled by rises in violent offences and robbery, official figures show.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox quit Saudi summit



US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Chinese vaccination firm fined $1.3bn for illegal production of rabies vaccine


 

A Chinese vaccination firm has been fined $1.3bn (£988m) after it was found to have illegally produced the human rabies vaccine.

Flybe shares sink more than a third after profit warning



Flybe shares have fallen more than a third after issuing a profit warning, blaming poor demand, a weaker pound and higher fuel costs.

Three anti-fracking activists jailed after protest at Cuadrilla site freed by Court of Appeal judges



Three anti-fracking activists jailed for a protest at a site in Lancashire have been freed by the Court of Appeal.

Apple launches privacy website ahead of EU speech



Apple is extending its increasingly prominent push for privacy with a dedicated website for its features, ahead of a keynote speech to a gathering of privacy commissioners in Brussels.

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul



Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19 and dozens more wounded



At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.

Soaring sales of animal print clothing helped Asos post £500m rise in sales



Soaring sales of animal print clothing helped Asos post a £500m rise in sales last year.

Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws 'divisive' offer to buy national stadium from the Football Association



Fulham owner Shahid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association after the plan became "divisive".

Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for Employment and Support Allowance claimants



Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits will receive backdated payments averaging £5,000 following government errors.

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.