Man sues airline for serving sparkling wine instead of champagne

Champagne or nothing, darling (Picture: Getty Images) A man is suing an airline for serving him sparkling wine instead of champagne. Daniel Macduff, from Quebec, was travelling to Cuba on the budget Canadian airline Sunwing. It had advertised a complimentary on-board champagne toast – but Macduff claims he received a cheaper bubbly instead. Couple defends 33-year age gap after being ...

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Solo 45 of Boy Better Know charged with 29 counts of rape

A grime artist has been charged with 29 counts of rape after new witnesses came forward, police have said. Andy Anokye, 31, of Bristol, known by stage name Solo 45, had earlier been charged with two counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment and one of causing actual bodily harm. He has been charged with a further 27 counts ...

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Divorce numbers for opposite-sex couples highest since 2009

The number of divorces last year in England and Wales was the highest since 2009, official figures show. There were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016 – an increase of 5.8% from 2015. It was the biggest year-on-year rise since 1985, when there was a jump of 10.9%. Of 112 divorces of same-sex couples in 2016, 78% involved female ...

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Militants kidnap four British missionaries – Nigerian police

Four people, believed to be British, have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, police in the country have said. A couple and two others were reportedly taken at about 02:00 local time on Friday when suspected militants stormed a rural community they were living in. Andrew Aniamaka, a police spokesman in Nigeria, said the four were missionaries who had ...

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Bodyform advert replaces blue liquid with red 'blood'

Bodyform has become the first brand in the UK to feature sanitary pads stained with red liquid, rather than blue, in its adverts. Parent company Essity said it wanted to confront taboos surrounding periods. The firm says research found 74% of people wanted to see more honest representation in adverts. Bodyform’s video campaign, #bloodnormal, shows a woman in the shower ...

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Hurrah! Big Ben will bong again – but it won’t be on time

Big Ben was silenced for four years so the Elizabeth Tower could be refurbished (Picture: Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock) Big Ben’s bongs were silenced in August as part of a controversial renovation plan that will stop it ringing out for up to four years. When it was announced that the giant bell would stay silent for the longest period in its 157-year ...

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Hammer-wielding killer attacks ‘ex partner’ while her young son watches

Rachid Riahi was convicted of manslaughter (Picture: Central News) A hammer wielding killer attacked his ‘ex-partner’ in her home just months after he was released for stabbing his stepfather to death. Rachid Riahi, 37, attacked Gemma Charlton in her flat in Surbiton, south-west London, while her 13 year-old son was sleeping upstairs on August 4. Child leukaemia survivor asks newsreader ...

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45% of Brits would quit their job for a million quid

(Picture: Getty) Work is stressful. No matter how much you enjoy your job, anything that takes up that much of your day is bound to have its downward turns. Even if you enjoy our job, let’s be honest – you’d rather be off frolicking day-in, day-out, right? Instead, most of us have to trudge to the same place every single ...

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Games Inbox: Losing trust with publishers, Visceral Games tribute, and Marvel Vs. Capcom premium skins

Call Of Duty: WWII – are publishers starting to put you off gaming? The evening Inbox asks how Super Mario Odyssey can have been reviewed already, as one reader shares a tip for checking Xbox One X compatibility. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk Mensis horribilis Firstly, I have just read your article on Activision, with the ...

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Foo Fighters tickets for 2018 UK tour on pre-sale now, when and where to get them on general sale

Question is, can you dance to the Foo Fighters without spilling your pint? (Picture: AFP/Getty) Foo Fighters are coming to the UK next June and now is the time to get hold of your tickets before they all sell out. Dave Grohl and his merry band of rockers are playing in Manchester and London across three dates next summer and ...

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