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Heart attack: New ‘wonder drug’ costing a few pence could cut the risk by 40 per cent
HEART attack is a serious medical condition that can be brought on by underlying conditions. Recent research has claimed a four-in-one pill could help slash a person’s risk.
yesterday 20:56
UK weather: Britain to melt in EXTENDED summer as temperatures remain high until October
BRITAIN is set for an extended summer with warm weather predicted to towards the end of September, according to the Met Office.
yesterday 19:53
British boy, 12, dies in holiday swimming tragedy in popular campsite in France

A British youngster has tragically died while on holiday in France.

The 12-year-old boy is believed to have drowned after getting into difficulty while swimming in a lake at a holiday camp in Berny-Rivi re, northern France.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 6.30pm

yesterday 19:05
Serial rapist jailed for 10 years after attacking blind woman, student and schoolgirl

A serial rapist who attacked a vulnerable blind woman has been jailed for 10 years.

Mikey Hoc pounced on his 49-year-old victim in the Moredun area of Edinburgh in May last year.

The ex-boxer struck weeks after being freed on bail for another rape charge.

The 20-year-old was

yesterday 15:56
Going nowhere! Brexit Party has SURVIVED Boris’s Tory surge, says polling expert
THE Brexit Party has not suffered by the surge in support for Boris Johnson’s Tory Prime Minister as the prime minister continues with his strong Brexit stance, according to a top polling guru.
yesterday 15:41
EU to discuss Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires

The EU ought to consider banning Brazilian beef unless it takes action on forest fires, Finland, the holder of the EU presidency, has said.

"The EU and Finland are urgently exploring the possibility of banning imports of Brazilian beef," Mika Lintila, the Finnish finance minister,

yesterday 14:56
Earthquakes today: More than 550 quakes rock California and Nevada in 24 hours
EARTHQUAKES are continuing to rock California, with some also shaking Nevada. More than 550 earthquakes have hit the two states in less than 24 hours.
yesterday 14:38
Widow of Scots cop stabbed to death in Gorbals vows 'we are all here' for family of 'murdered' PC

The widow of a Scots police officer killed in the line of duty said she sympathises with PC Andrew Harper's family after going through a similar tragedy 25 years ago.

Christine Fulton's husband Lewis was stabbed to death in 1994 as he answered an emergency call in the Gorbals

yesterday 13:50
South China Sea: Australia join forces with Vietnam against China as G7 looms
CHINA were put on high alert in the disputed South China Sea region as Australia and Vietnam pledged to team up against Beijing's expansionism ahead of crunch G7 talks.
yesterday 13:35
Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'

LONDON/PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe’s power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not changing.

Three years after the United Kingdom

yesterday 13:02
Revealed: The point at which 'all hope was gone' for Charles and Diana
PRINCESS DIANA and Prince Charles were urged by the Queen and Prince Philip to work on their failing marriage – but 1992 saw a moment when the Prince of Wales gave up all hope for the relationship, according to a royal biographer. 
yesterday 12:32
Brexit REVEALED: Brussels plotting backstop compromise to avoid no deal disaster
EU chiefs are plotting a Brexit compromise to bring an end to the bitter Northern Irish border row, Brussels sources have today revealed.
yesterday 12:32
EU position on Brexit remains unified - Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union remains unified on Brexit, a spokeswoman for the bloc’s executive said on Friday, after reports in some UK newspapers suggested British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have convinced German and French leaders to change their stance.

yesterday 11:59
August bank holiday traffic - Roads to avoid and the worst times to travel
TRAFFIC over the August bank holiday weekend is expected to be busy. Here are the roads to avoid and the worst times to travel.
yesterday 11:29
Quantum teleportation breakthrough: Next-generation internet now a step closer
QUANTUM TELEPORTATION has made a leap forward in complexity, after scientists successfully teleported three dimensional information for the first time
yesterday 11:29
Corbyn PANIC: Nervy Labour could block general election, reveals polling guru
LABOUR MPs may block a general election before Christmas as a result of leader Jeremy Corbyn’s widespread unpopularity coupled with the boost Boris Johnson has given the Tories since becoming Prime Minister, polling guru Sir John Curtice has said.
yesterday 11:29
Backstop solved: 'Here's the solution' says Brexiteer as she offers 'feasible' alternative
THE Irish backstop can be removed from the Brexit withdrawal agreement as a new report outlines "feasible" alternative solutions to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, Brexiteer MP Suella Braverman claimed.
yesterday 10:26
Center Parcs tragedy: Boy dies after ‘falling ill’ at indoor swimming pool
A BOY has died after “becoming unwell” while swimming in an indoor pool at Center Parcs, as shocked families looked on in horror.
yesterday 10:26
Royal split: Meghan Markle and Harry WON’T join William and Kate at Balmoral after jet row
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry will not be joining Prince William and Kate at Balmoral, according to a royal source.
yesterday 09:23
'Our house is burning,' Macron says on Amazon fires

French president Emmanuel Macron has pushed the raging fires in Brazil's rainforests onto the G7 summit agenda, describing it as international crisis.

"Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produce 20 percent of our planet's oxygen - are on fire. It is

yesterday 08:38
Young mums shattered by family suicides say 'we need to stop this epidemic before it gets any worse'

Three young mums whose lives were shattered by suicide are encouraging others to talk about mental health as they fight for better support for their little ones’ futures.

Natalie Fraser, 29, Naomi Foster Aiton, 27, and Shannon Brown, 24, are all raising baby daughters after losing those

yesterday 05:26
Police probe launched in Springburn after body found in stairwell of flats

A police investigation is underway after the body of a man was discovered in a stairwell of flats in the Springburn area of Glasgow.

The body was found within a block of high-rise flats.

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said:

yesterday 23:08
Royal heartbreak: ‘Time to step up!’ The tragic moment a princess became a Queen
THE PASSAGE from Princess to Queen is marred by tragedy when it follows the death of a Royal Family member. One Queen has described the heartbreaking moment she ascended the throne.
yesterday 22:53
Boris Johnson punches air in triumph after stubborn EU crumbles in face of no deal Brexit
A JUBILANT Boris Johnson won a surprise Brexit boost today from Emmanuel Macron.
yesterday 22:53
Barcelona tourism alert: Surge in violent street crime sparks travel warnings
HOLIDAYMAKERS are being warned of a crime wave sweeping Spanish tourist hotspot Barcelona with local officials admitting a surge in muggings and robberies involving violence.
2019-08-22 23:50
Baby girl dies after heavily drunk mum lies on top of her

A baby girl died after her heavily drunk mum lay on top of her, an inquest heard.

Four-month-olf Mija Krupaityte was found reportedly lifeless on a sofa by worried lodgers sharing a home with her parents on October 14 last year.

Emergency services raced to the property in Walton,

2019-08-22 23:02
Meghan shares heartfelt message after secret visit to London bakery - ‘Icing on the cake’
MEGHAN MARKLE has shared a series of heartfelt messages on social media to inspire young women following her visit to a London bakery earlier this year.
2019-08-22 22:47
Iceland are looking for burger experts - here's how to apply

A national supermarket chain is offering punters the chance to eat burgers - and get paid for the pleasure.

To celebrate National Burger Day , Iceland has opened applications to be the company’s Chief Burger Advisor.

Successful applicants will be given the difficult task of tasting

2019-08-22 21:59
Iceland are looking for burger experts - here's how to apply

A national supermarket chain is offering punters the chance to eat burgers - and get paid for the pleasure.

To celebrate National Burger Day , Iceland has opened applications to be the company’s Chief Burger Advisor.

Successful applicants will be given the difficult task of tasting

2019-08-22 21:59
Amazon rainforest fires: Why NASA fears new wildfires will 'accelerate warming' of climate
RAINFOREST fires in the Amazon have reached record levels, officials have claimed, as space agency NASA warns of forest fires accelerating the effects of climate change.
2019-08-22 21:44
Daily News
Hull City Q&A: Takeover latest, Craig Fagan departs and late deals before deadline

Your chance to ask our chief football writer whatever is on your mind

Hull City return to Championship action tomorrow as Grant McCann's men host Bristol City at the KCOM Stadium aiming to bounce back from Tuesday's defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

There are number of selection

today 23:20
Steven Gerrard reveals the Rangers religion shock factor he didn't see coming

Steven Gerrard has been blown away by the raucous Ibrox atmosphere and insists the stadium can still be a bear pit without the bigoted bile.

The Rangers squad were weary after touching down at Glasgow Airport in the early hours of Friday morning after their Europa League draw in Warsaw and

today 23:17
Neil Lennon on using his own Celtic boo boy anger to inspire Boli Bolingoli and Christopher Jullien

Neil Lennon has told Boli Bolingoli and Christopher Jullien to ignore the boo boys as even the Parkhead greats copped flak from the fans.

The £10m duo rose to the challenge against AIK on Thursday night after stuttering starts to the their Celtic careers.

There were groans from the

today 23:17
Maltesers launching white chocolate truffles for Christmas

Fans went wild when Maltesers brought out their delicious chocolate truffles last year.

And this year it seems they've done it again after announcing the launch of their brand new WHITE chocolate truffles for Christmas 2019.

They treats will no doubt be chocolate heaven by

today 23:17
Edinburgh Fringe actor suffers homophobic abuse for pink trousers

An Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer revealed he suffered sickening homophobic abuse because he wore pink trousers.

Brett Sinclair, 24, was called ‘fag’ and ‘batty boy’ by a group of yobs while he was flyering for his show in the Scottish city.

The actor, from Ealing,

today 23:02
South China Sea: US military sends navy ship through strategic Taiwan Strait
US NAVY chiefs sailed one of their warships through the strategic and highly sensitive Taiwan Strait today in a move bound to fan the flames of one of a growing number of flashpoints in Washington’s increasingly hostile relationship with Beijing.
today 23:02
Look who's back! Architect of Project Fear George Osborne gets Boris's backing for IMF job
BORIS Johnson is pressing world leaders to appoint George Osborne as the next head of the International Monetary Fund, it emerged tonight.
today 23:02
Paedophile jailed after saying ‘you do what you want to 8-year-olds and get away with it’
A VULGAR paedophile who was tricked into thinking he was chatting to a fellow pervert called ‘Paedo Dad’ online has been jailed after talking about how he could “get away” with molesting eight-year-olds.
today 23:02
Brexit deal will come down to final seconds - David Davis ready for EU's last minute panic
FORMER Brexit Secretary David Davis has claimed Britain's European Union negotiations could come down to the final seconds.
today 23:02
US interests will dominate Trump and Johnson's trade talks at the G7, campaigners warn

CAMPAIGNERS have warned that the interests of the US will dominate any trade deal discussions between Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at the G7 summit this weekend.

The summit in Biarritz, in the south of France, will be the first time Mr Johnson will meet world leaders of Canada, Italy,

today 22:59
Mikael Lustig continues his Celtic love affair as Hoops hero chooses club over country

Celtic supporters across the world love nothing more than to hail their heroes on social media after a big win.

And Mikael Lustig is certainly no different.

The Swede may have departed the club he loves so dear this summer but he remains one of the their biggest fans.

today 22:14
Ex-soldier caught on camera walking to job despite claiming over £10,000 in disability benefits

A former soldier who pocketed over £10,000 in disability handouts was caught out when she was filmed walking to her full-time job.

Victoria Antill made off with £10,830 in benefits after claiming she was too ill to work.

The 36-year-old, who was working as a business crime

today 22:14
Teenagers charged with murder after Great Britain athlete knocked off bike

Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of a former Great Britain athlete after knocking him off a bike.

Amrou Greenidge, 18, was left with fatal injuries after he was hit by a car in Fulham, south west London, on Sunday August 18.

He had been riding on his bicycle when he

yesterday 21:59
Ashes workload bowls Jofra Archer over as Australia leave England with mountain to climb
England face an uphill battle to mount an Ashes fightback and stop the urn going back to Australia.
yesterday 21:59
How to get a flat stomach: Cutting out this food from your diet can achieve washboard abs
HOW TO get a flat is a question on the minds of many looking to slim down. Dieting and exercise helps, but certain foods could be causing you to bloat and ruining any chances of a flat stomach.
yesterday 21:59
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are nothing but divas, as William shows, says CAROLE MALONE
IF the rumours are true and Wills and Harry aren’t on good terms, then his and Kate’s £73 Flybe flights from Norwich to Aberdeen won’t have helped heal the rift.
yesterday 21:59
Dover migrant crossings: Boris's firm message to illegal immigrants 'We'll send you back!'
BORIS Johnson today warned migrants thinking about crossing the Channel to sneak into Britain: “We will send you back”.
yesterday 21:59
Stomach bloating: Eating this fruit makes it worse - causes trapped wind
STOMACH bloating is a reality for most. The stomach bloating can often cause pain and discomfort. A certain fruit could make symptoms worse as it traps wind in the belly. What is it?
yesterday 21:59
Latest news from Great Britain
today 23:20 Hull City Q&A: Takeover latest, Craig Fagan departs and late deals before deadline
today 23:17 Steven Gerrard reveals the Rangers religion shock factor he didn't see coming
today 23:17 Neil Lennon on using his own Celtic boo boy anger to inspire Boli Bolingoli and Christopher Jullien
today 23:17 Maltesers launching white chocolate truffles for Christmas
today 23:02 Edinburgh Fringe actor suffers homophobic abuse for pink trousers
today 23:02 South China Sea: US military sends navy ship through strategic Taiwan Strait
today 23:02 Look who's back! Architect of Project Fear George Osborne gets Boris's backing for IMF job
today 23:02 Paedophile jailed after saying ‘you do what you want to 8-year-olds and get away with it’
today 23:02 Brexit deal will come down to final seconds - David Davis ready for EU's last minute panic
today 22:59 US interests will dominate Trump and Johnson's trade talks at the G7, campaigners warn
today 22:14 Mikael Lustig continues his Celtic love affair as Hoops hero chooses club over country
today 22:14 Ex-soldier caught on camera walking to job despite claiming over £10,000 in disability benefits
yesterday 21:59 Teenagers charged with murder after Great Britain athlete knocked off bike
yesterday 21:59 Ashes workload bowls Jofra Archer over as Australia leave England with mountain to climb
yesterday 21:59 How to get a flat stomach: Cutting out this food from your diet can achieve washboard abs
yesterday 21:59 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are nothing but divas, as William shows, says CAROLE MALONE
yesterday 21:59 Dover migrant crossings: Boris's firm message to illegal immigrants 'We'll send you back!'
yesterday 21:59 Stomach bloating: Eating this fruit makes it worse - causes trapped wind
yesterday 21:59 Daniel Hannan snaps after Brexit point sparks groans – 'Some Remainers in the audience'
yesterday 21:59 Science breakthrough after researchers major discovery could lead to unhackable internet
yesterday 21:59 Meghan Markle news: How Meghan had ‘no choice’ on private jet after couple's ‘obsessions’
yesterday 21:59 Abbott stunned by Hannan in brutal Brexit clash – 'Didn't say that at the last election!'
yesterday 21:11 National Lottery EuroMillions results: Winning numbers for Friday August 23
yesterday 21:11 New ferry linking Scotland and the Netherlands set to launch later this year
yesterday 21:11 DJ George Bowie tweets daughter’s Bits ’n’ Pieces tattoo gaffe after tribute to dad goes wrong
yesterday 20:56 Germany warns UK it ‘may stop sending food after no-deal Brexit’
yesterday 20:56 Bank holiday travel chaos as ‘mums with prams forced to walk down train tracks’
yesterday 20:56 South China Sea: Australia vows to crush Beijing’s militarisation of contested waters
yesterday 20:56 NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps dying star in a ‘gloomy scene’ that confused astronomers
yesterday 20:56 Sleeping: Five summer sleep tips for the heatwave to ensure a good night’s rest
yesterday 20:56 Heart attack: New ‘wonder drug’ costing a few pence could cut the risk by 40 per cent
yesterday 20:23 UK economy headed for stagnation in third quarter - BoE's Carney
yesterday 20:11 Holiday firm 'shocked and saddened' after East Yorkshire boy drowns in lake in France
yesterday 20:08 Rangers announce Ibrox sections closed for Legia showdown as Union Bears set to miss out
yesterday 20:08 SNP deputy leader lays out plan to slash £7bn from deficit after independence
yesterday 20:08 Dog owner 'in tears' after meat spiked with needle left in her Clydebank garden
yesterday 20:08 Stranger's incredible act of kindness for adorable puppy born with six legs
yesterday 20:08 Stranger's incredible act of kindness for adorable puppy born with six legs
yesterday 20:08 Holiday chaos on cards as British Airways pilots to strike on three days in September
yesterday 19:53 British travellers warned of stricter checks in Hong Kong airport amid protests
yesterday 19:53 Aston Villa vs Everton LIVE: Confirmed team news as Tyrone Mings goes down during warm-up
yesterday 19:53 Two headed mutant cow stuns Argentina in ‘one of the world’s most unique cases’
yesterday 19:53 Royal feud: Kate and William ‘hitting back’ at Meghan Markle and Harry with budget flight
yesterday 19:53 Patsy Palmer health: ‘I told myself to be brave’ EastEnders star’s 'shock' ordeal
yesterday 19:53 Weight loss: Jimmy Carr followed one simple diet rule to achieve amazing transformation
yesterday 19:53 Brexiteers outline ’shopping list’ of MORE changes to Brexit deal as EU caves on backstop
yesterday 19:53 Game of Thrones author George RR Martin affirms: ‘I WILL finish A Song of Ice and Fire’
yesterday 19:53 Prince Andrew and the Queen: How ‘self important’ prince was ‘indulged’ by the Queen
yesterday 19:53 G7 summit: Trump and Marine Le Pen team up to blast 'absurd' plan to block Russia
yesterday 19:53 Prince Harry ‘will definitely’ go to ex girlfriend Cressida Bonas’ wedding - will Meghan?
Editorials
Instead of romanticising Rue's trauma, Euphoria shows her days stretching out ahead of her: a monotonous Sisyphean struggle with her own psyche.
yesterday 15:59
The billionaire brothers who tried to buy the US presidency.
yesterday 15:59

Germany is “teetering on the edge of a recession”, says Andrew Kenningham of Capital Economics. GDP in Europe’s largest economy fell 0.1% in the second quarter and early signs for this quarter are “ominous”. The downturn has weighed on market sentiment. The Dax index, which contains 30

yesterday 14:56
Like their Brexit-voting compatriots, Scots are recognising that there may indeed be more to life and politics than money. 
yesterday 12:50

Short sellers get a bad press. But if they target a company you invest in, you need to take action quickly.

It’s been a dramatic month for “attacks” by short sellers – investors who profit when share prices fall, rather than rise (see below for how this works). Here in the UK,

yesterday 12:50
Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson both need to do well in Wales to win the next election – yet neither has policies that actually impact Welsh lives. 
yesterday 11:47
Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest pay tribute to Nina Simone's life and work with singers Lisa Fischer and Ledisi.
yesterday 10:44
This brave, terse, unsettling novel provides yet more evidence of Levy’s skill.
yesterday 10:44
The best weapon against the far-right president is to hurt the Brazilian economy. 
yesterday 10:44

In today’s Currency Corner, I thought I’d pick a forex combination at random and see where it takes us.

So, for no particular reason, let’s go with the Canadian dollar – aka, the loonie – against the euro.

(The reason the Canadian dollar is known as the “loonie”,

yesterday 10:44
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