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Britain’s worst hotel chain? Britannia Hotels takes the top spot for seventh year in a row

Annual customer satisfaction survey by consumer group Which? asked more than 8,000 hotel guests to rate their stays at well-known chains – it didn’t go well for Britannia Hotels.

1 Nov 2019 - 5:45PM

Annual customer satisfaction survey by consumer group Which? asked more than 8,000 hotel guests to rate their stays at well-known chains – it didn’t go well for Britannia Hotels.

Britain’s worst hotel chain? Britannia Hotels takes the top spot for seventh year in a row
African swine fever set to claim a quarter of world’s pig population

While the disease does not spread to humans, it is virtually 100 per cent fatal once embedded in pig populations. The outbreak in China has been particularly serious.

1 Nov 2019 - 6:20PM

While the disease does not spread to humans, it is virtually 100 per cent fatal once embedded in pig populations. The outbreak in China has been particularly serious.

African swine fever set to claim a quarter of world’s pig population
Mexico broadcasts dramatic video showing how military operation against El Chapo’s son fell apart

Authorities briefly captured suspected trafficker Ovidio Guzman Lopez earlier this month, but were forced to release him to avoid bloodbath with cartel gunmen.

31 Oct 2019 - 1:43PM

Authorities briefly captured suspected trafficker Ovidio Guzman Lopez earlier this month, but were forced to release him to avoid bloodbath with cartel gunmen.

Mexico broadcasts dramatic video showing how military operation against El Chapo’s son fell apart
Grenfell Tower inquiry: Boris Johnson tells families ‘justice will be done’

British prime minister says government will fully accept findings of report on 2017 blaze that killed 72 people, pledging a rapid official response.

31 Oct 2019 - 2:12AM

British prime minister says government will fully accept findings of report on 2017 blaze that killed 72 people, pledging a rapid official response.

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Boris Johnson tells families ‘justice will be done’
Facebook agrees to pay fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The US$644,600 fine was the highest possible that could be issued by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and ended more than a year of litigation.

30 Oct 2019 - 7:57PM

The US$644,600 fine was the highest possible that could be issued by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and ended more than a year of litigation.

Facebook agrees to pay fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Masked couple’s California ‘wildfire wedding’ photo goes viral

Image shows Katie and Curtis Ferland in burning wine country as photographer wonders: ‘Is this the new normal?’.

30 Oct 2019 - 9:41AM

Image shows Katie and Curtis Ferland in burning wine country as photographer wonders: ‘Is this the new normal?’.

Masked couple’s California ‘wildfire wedding’ photo goes viral
Is Botswana the ‘homeland’ of all 7.7 billion people on Earth?

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed, in what appeared to be the most precise location of mankind’s ‘ancestral homeland’ yet discovered.

29 Oct 2019 - 2:14PM

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed, in what appeared to be the most precise location of mankind’s ‘ancestral homeland’ yet discovered.

Is Botswana the ‘homeland’ of all 7.7 billion people on Earth?
Kurd spy stole Isis leader Baghdadi’s underpants for DNA test before sea burial

Isis leader’s body dumped at sea at secret location, similar to 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

29 Oct 2019 - 8:24PM

Isis leader’s body dumped at sea at secret location, similar to 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Kurd spy stole Isis leader Baghdadi’s underpants for DNA test before sea burial
Did Queen Elizabeth’s ‘EU hat’ carry coded Brexit message? Dresser Angela Kelly explains choice of outfit

Royal aide of 25 years Angela Kelly explains choice of outfit in her book, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.

29 Oct 2019 - 4:48AM

Royal aide of 25 years Angela Kelly explains choice of outfit in her book, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.

Did Queen Elizabeth’s ‘EU hat’ carry coded Brexit message? Dresser Angela Kelly explains choice of outfit
Misogyny and sex abuse: why the MeToo movement hasn’t made much ground in the music industry

Women aren’t represented in the music industry, making up 12 per cent of songwriters and only two per cent of producers. Almost 50 per cent of women artists have faced sexual harassment at work.

28 Oct 2019 - 8:00PM

Women aren’t represented in the music industry, making up 12 per cent of songwriters and only two per cent of producers. Almost 50 per cent of women artists have faced sexual harassment at work.

Misogyny and sex abuse: why the MeToo movement hasn’t made much ground in the music industry
European Union agrees to Brexit extension until January 31

Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said the EU’s 27 other members had agreed to the request made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson just over a week ago.

28 Oct 2019 - 11:37PM

Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said the EU’s 27 other members had agreed to the request made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson just over a week ago.

European Union agrees to Brexit extension until January 31
Ex-FBI chief James Comey says he will move to New Zealand if Trump wins in 2020

He joins a long line of prominent Americans to float the idea of emigrating to New Zealand as a way to escape Trump’s chaotic presidency.

28 Oct 2019 - 2:17PM

He joins a long line of prominent Americans to float the idea of emigrating to New Zealand as a way to escape Trump’s chaotic presidency.

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says he will move to New Zealand if Trump wins in 2020
Rising Democratic star Katie Hill attacks ‘abusive husband’ in blistering resignation letter after affair with staff, intimate photo scandal

California congresswoman Katie Hill, a freshman Democrat and a rising star in the party, announced her resignation amid allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a member of her congressional staff.

28 Oct 2019 - 10:46AM

California congresswoman Katie Hill, a freshman Democrat and a rising star in the party, announced her resignation amid allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a member of her congressional staff.

Rising Democratic star Katie Hill attacks ‘abusive husband’ in blistering resignation letter after affair with staff, intimate photo scandal
Brexit gamble: Boris Johnson could get his snap election – and earlier than expected

Two opposition parties have proposed December 9 polls; plan would let PM get around Labour opposition, but new date means he can’t deliver Brexit before election.

28 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

Two opposition parties have proposed December 9 polls; plan would let PM get around Labour opposition, but new date means he can’t deliver Brexit before election.

Brexit gamble: Boris Johnson could get his snap election – and earlier than expected
Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge

Amelia Bambridge, 21, was last seen at beach party on island of Koh Rong at 3am on Thursday.

28 Oct 2019 - 11:05PM

Amelia Bambridge, 21, was last seen at beach party on island of Koh Rong at 3am on Thursday.

Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge
Girl, 12, rescued in Philippines after Sydney man arrested for child abuse

The 63-year-old is now facing charges including procuring a child to engage in sexual activity outside Australia and transmitting child pornography material.

27 Oct 2019 - 6:09PM

The 63-year-old is now facing charges including procuring a child to engage in sexual activity outside Australia and transmitting child pornography material.

Girl, 12, rescued in Philippines after Sydney man arrested for child abuse
Essex truck deaths: woman Pham Thi Tra My and other Vietnamese feared to be among victims after trying to enter UK via China

Pham Thi Tra My sent text message to mother saying she could not breathe around time vehicle was en route from Belgium to Britain; 39 victims earlier identified as Chinese but may have been using fake passports.

29 Oct 2019 - 7:57PM

Pham Thi Tra My sent text message to mother saying she could not breathe around time vehicle was en route from Belgium to Britain; 39 victims earlier identified as Chinese but may have been using fake passports.

Essex truck deaths: woman Pham Thi Tra My and other Vietnamese feared to be among victims after trying to enter UK via China
Essex truck horror highlights risks desperate migrants take to reach UK

The discovery of 39 bodies in a truck on an industrial estate outside London has prompted an outcry in Britain with campaigners saying a UK government crackdown has led some people to resort to desperate measures.

29 Oct 2019 - 7:57PM

The discovery of 39 bodies in a truck on an industrial estate outside London has prompted an outcry in Britain with campaigners saying a UK government crackdown has led some people to resort to desperate measures.

Essex truck horror highlights risks desperate migrants take to reach UK
UK private schools, hovercraft, crocodile handbags: eye-popping spending habits of corrupt super-rich revealed

Despite a crackdown by British lawmakers and police, criminals from around the world continue to make the UK a hub for corrupt wealth.

24 Oct 2019 - 9:15PM

Despite a crackdown by British lawmakers and police, criminals from around the world continue to make the UK a hub for corrupt wealth.

UK private schools, hovercraft, crocodile handbags: eye-popping spending habits of corrupt super-rich revealed
Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo ordered to declare worldwide assets by Australian court

Billionaire property developer Huang Xiangmo is accused of ‘grossly understating’ his income over three years and allegedly owes US$96 million in unpaid taxes.

24 Oct 2019 - 10:48PM

Billionaire property developer Huang Xiangmo is accused of ‘grossly understating’ his income over three years and allegedly owes US$96 million in unpaid taxes.

Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo ordered to declare worldwide assets by Australian court
Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo claims persecution by ‘dark forces of Australia’s deep state’

Billionaire Huang Xiangmo lashes out at politicians, government agencies and media, calling tax office a ‘despicable tool’ over its pursuit of US$104 million tax bill

23 Oct 2019 - 10:22PM

Billionaire Huang Xiangmo lashes out at politicians, government agencies and media, calling tax office a ‘despicable tool’ over its pursuit of US$104 million tax bill

Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo claims persecution by ‘dark forces of Australia’s deep state’
Tinder CEO Elie Seidman: if you behave badly we want you out

The dating app has been downloaded more than 300 million times and is the most used in the US and the UK. CEO Elie Seidman talks about how the app has changed the dynamics of relationships.

23 Oct 2019 - 5:28AM

The dating app has been downloaded more than 300 million times and is the most used in the US and the UK. CEO Elie Seidman talks about how the app has changed the dynamics of relationships.

Tinder CEO Elie Seidman: if you behave badly we want you out
Outrage as Donald Trump describes impeachment proceedings against him as a ‘lynching’

The US president’s tweet drew swift backlash against the use of the racially-charged word.

24 Oct 2019 - 4:33AM

The US president’s tweet drew swift backlash against the use of the racially-charged word.

Outrage as Donald Trump describes impeachment proceedings against him as a ‘lynching’
Facebook identifies Russian and Iranian campaigns to meddle in 2020 US election

Facebook said the network bears the hallmark of the same Kremlin-backed group that interfered in the 2016 election by sowing social discord, boosting Donald Trump and attacking Hillary Clinton.

22 Oct 2019 - 7:24PM

Facebook said the network bears the hallmark of the same Kremlin-backed group that interfered in the 2016 election by sowing social discord, boosting Donald Trump and attacking Hillary Clinton.

Facebook identifies Russian and Iranian campaigns to meddle in 2020 US election
White House race shake-up: ‘Bloomberg is in if Biden is out’

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again – teasing a presidential run.

21 Oct 2019 - 4:01PM

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again – teasing a presidential run.

White House race shake-up: ‘Bloomberg is in if Biden is out’
Meghan Markle was warned the UK tabloids would ‘destroy’ her life

Meghan Markle has had to face an increasingly hostile UK press since she married into the Royal Family last year, with the tabloids luxuriating in stories about her fractured American family and the rumours of palace rifts.

21 Oct 2019 - 1:43PM

Meghan Markle has had to face an increasingly hostile UK press since she married into the Royal Family last year, with the tabloids luxuriating in stories about her fractured American family and the rumours of palace rifts.

Meghan Markle was warned the UK tabloids would ‘destroy’ her life
British MPs to question PwC on possible conflict of interest over Thomas Cook following travel giant’s collapse

It has come to light that for a period of time, PwC performed a dual role as both the Thomas Cook remuneration committee’s adviser and the company’s external auditor.

21 Oct 2019 - 4:19AM

It has come to light that for a period of time, PwC performed a dual role as both the Thomas Cook remuneration committee’s adviser and the company’s external auditor.

British MPs to question PwC on possible conflict of interest over Thomas Cook following travel giant’s collapse
Your career plans may not yet include driving a steam train, but young people are needed to keep the industry alive

A Siemens rolling stock engineer volunteers as a driver, attracted by both the history and heritage, and the people from all walks of life who are involved

20 Oct 2019 - 9:00AM

A Siemens rolling stock engineer volunteers as a driver, attracted by both the history and heritage, and the people from all walks of life who are involved

Your career plans may not yet include driving a steam train, but young people are needed to keep the industry alive
No bail for Australian man Choi Han Chan accused of selling North Korean missiles overseas

Police have alleged Choi attempted to broker the sale of North Korean missiles and missile components internationally, and to sell coal and other resources from North Korea to entities in Indonesia and Vietnam.

18 Oct 2019 - 3:54PM

Police have alleged Choi attempted to broker the sale of North Korean missiles and missile components internationally, and to sell coal and other resources from North Korea to entities in Indonesia and Vietnam.

No bail for Australian man Choi Han Chan accused of selling North Korean missiles overseas
Donald Trump pushed for Ukraine probe of company linked to Hunter Biden, says diplomat Gordon Sondland

In his opening statement to Congress, the US diplomat said he had been ‘disappointed’ Trump had chosen to conduct an important strategic relationship through his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

24 Oct 2019 - 4:12AM

In his opening statement to Congress, the US diplomat said he had been ‘disappointed’ Trump had chosen to conduct an important strategic relationship through his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Donald Trump pushed for Ukraine probe of company linked to Hunter Biden, says diplomat Gordon Sondland