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easyJet blames profits slump on Brexit

The slump in sterling after the EU referendum wiped over £100m from easyJet’s profits in the year to the end of September.  Britain’s biggest budget airline saw pre-tax profits fall by one-sixth to £408m, blamed on the devaluation of the pound after the Brexit vote.  Over the year, easyJet flew 80 million passengers. All but 13 seats on a typical 180-seat ...

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Kevin Brown named in unchanged side for Rugby League World Cup semi-final but must prove his fitness

Veteran stand-off Kevin Brown has been named in an unchanged England team for Saturday’s World Cup semi-final but must prove his fitness. The 33-year-old Warrington playmaker will undergo a series of head tests during the week before he can take his place in the side to play Tonga at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium for a place in the December 2 ...

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Victoria Beckham responds to fresh Spice Girl reunion rumours

Victoria Beckham has responded to fresh reports the Spice Girls would reunite in 2018. After it was claimed by The Sun that all five original members of the band – Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Mel C, Mel B, and Geri Halliwell – had been in secret talks for a possible 2018 reunion, Posh Spice herself came forward to clear the ...

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Cricket-loaded doughnut goes on sale

To mark the return of popular television series I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Australian-made Doughnut Time has announced today that they will be selling the UK’s first doughnut loaded with creepy crawlies. For Brits, the highlight of any episode of I’m A Celebrity is the legendary Bushtucker Trial. With the nation’s insatiable appetite for watching famous faces ...

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Blitz: The bombs that changed Britain

As with 9/11, so with the start of the Blitz. On a God-given September day with gentle sun shining through a crystal-clear sky, unimaginable violence ensued. On that bright Saturday, 7 September 1940, the “Lightning War” began. Wave after wave of Luftwaffe bombers flew in over the North Sea and Essex. They swooped down over east London to unleash their ...

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Murder on the Orient Express sequel Death on the Nile announced

Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express has proven a smash, dominating at the UK box-office.  Unsurprisingly, Twentieth Century Fox has announced a follow up: an adaptation of Death on the Nile, a novel that sees Hercule Poirot solve a mystery aboard a riverboat. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Branagh is expected to return ...

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New music to listen to this week: LUCA

L U C A is a 27-year-old songwriter from London, who spent his childhood living vicariously through the mad dreams of the book-characters he loved. After hearing Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” he picked up the guitar and began writing his own music, leading to the first single to be taken from his debut album: “Wales.” It’s an impressive work; his beautiful falsetto ...

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Donald Trump presses US Supreme Court to pass 'Muslim travel ban' in full

The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on 13 November partially granted a Trump administration request ...

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North Korea: Kim Jong-un 'bans drinking and singing parties' as UN sanctions begin to bite

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has banned drinking and singing parties as economic sanctions begin to bite, South Korean spies have claimed. The South’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) told parliament Pyongyang was trying to prevent dissent among its citizens as UN sanctions – imposed after repeated missile and nuclear weapons tests – begin to affect its economy. According to Yonhap, ...

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Materialistic people have more Facebook friends, finds study

Materialists have substantially more Facebook friends than people who are less interested in possessions, a new study has found. Researchers claim that materialistic people view Facebook friends as “digital objects” and subsequently use the platform more intensely and more frequently. The study, published in Heliyon, also found that materialists have a greater need to compare themselves to others on other ...

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