Sport

UK and Ireland may favour Euro 2028 bid over 2030 World Cup

Uefa would welcome a bid for the 2028 European Championship from the UK and Republic of Ireland after hopes of bringing the 2030 World Cup there began to fade. The English Football Association is undertaking a feasibility study into a World Cup bid after receiving £2.8m of funding from the UK government. But while a […]

Lifestyle

Experience: I was impaled on a shoe rack

In October 2020, I was doing a spot of DIY at home in Scarborough. My divorce had come through a week before, but my ex-husband was still living in our three-storey townhouse, which we also shared with our seven-year-old daughter. He was due to move out in four days’ time. I was finding it difficult […]

Business

Shoppers swap party clothes for loungewear

Helen Dickinson, boss of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), said loungewear was “back in fashion”. But despite rising cases and concerns over a possible lockdown, UK retailers posted strong sales in December. Clothes and jewellery dominated Christmas gift buying at the tills. Total sales rose 2.1% in December compared with the same period a year […]

Technology

French privacy regulator hits Google and Facebook with fines over deceptive UI design

Recently we’ve seen a huge push towards user privacy while on the internet. Aside from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), European countries have pushed back in numerous cases where data collection and user tracking are concerned. The latest in this privacy-focused effort comes out of France, where the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des […]

News

Bachelor who put up billboards looking for wife ‘overwhelmed’ by 2,000 responses

Innovation consultant and entrepreneur Muhammad Malik, 29, put up billboards around Birmingham in his search for a wife, with more than 2,000 women answering his call for potential partners More than 2,000 women have approached a bachelor who announced he was looking for love on Birmingham billboards. Muhammad Malik’s unorthodox approach to matchmaking has proved […]

Sport

Kai Havertz and slapstick Tottenham defending give Chelsea first-leg victory

It was not how Antonio Conte had envisaged his return to Chelsea, the club where he enjoyed such success for two seasons before everything went bang, his departure in 2018 marked by acrimony and a long-running legal case. Results had generally been impressive for Conte on the domestic front since his arrival at Tottenham in […]

Lifestyle

Houseplant of the week: fishbone cactus

Why will I love it?Epiphyllum anguliger, more commonly known as the fishbone or zigzag cactus, is a fun, non-spiky plant that will add movement to your room – plus it’s non-toxic for pets and people. Light or shadeLike all epiphytes it prefers the shade, with just a few hours of sunshine each day. In the […]

Business

Real estate giant moves from Shenzhen head office to cut costs

Cash-strapped Chinese real estate giant Evergrande has moved out of its Shenzhen headquarters to cut costs. Evergrande said it had moved to a property that it owns, but that it was still in the same city. It comes as its rival Shimao Group said on Tuesday it is in talks with potential buyers for some […]

Technology

Trade court rules that Google infringed on Sonos’ patents

A US trade court has ruled in favor of Sonos in its ongoing legal battle against Google for allegedly infringing on its speaker technology patents. Google already responded with software updates to get around the IP claim, which many of its customers aren’t taking well. In 60 days, Google will be banned from importing into […]

News

Angry driver who used car as weapon to chase and kill boy jailed for 11 years

Paul Biggs, 26, was jailed for 11 years while passenger Dale Sharpen faces nine years in prison following the death of teenager Liam Mooney in Birmingham last year An aggressive driver who used his car as a ‘weapon’ to kill a teenager has been jailed for 11 years. Paul Biggs chased 16-year-old Liam Mooney at […]