Microsoft accused of blackmailing MPs, again

Microsoft accused of blackmailing MPs, again

Some Microsoft executives apparently phoned Conservative MPs, threatening they would shut down a facility in their local area, because of planned reforms in the IT sector, The Guardian reports. David Cameron's former strategy chief Steve Hilton mentioned this as he was speaking about the dominance



Kyle Farrell: Mum accused of childhood sweetheart's murder says he hit her and had baby during affai...

Kyle Farrell: Mum accused of childhood sweetheart's murder says he hit her and had baby during affai...

Mum-of-two Farieissia Martin, 22, denies murdering Kyle Farrell, 21, in the trial at Liverpool Crown Court

Missing schoolgirl aged 14 found in alleged abductor's attic

Missing schoolgirl aged 14 found in alleged abductor's attic

On another occasion the teen was discovered by police in her underwear after they broke down a locked bedroom door at Dale Walsh's home

Tory plan to censor TV shows would be 'threat to freedom of speech' says minister

Tory plan to censor TV shows would be 'threat to freedom of speech' says minister

Home Secretary Theresa May came under attack from Cabinet colleague Sajid Javid over plans to turn Ofcom into a state censor

Eurovision Song Contest 2015: Who's in the final and what's the running order?

Eurovision Song Contest 2015: Who's in the final and what's the running order?

With 13 countries returning disgraced to their homelands after failing to make it through the semi-finals, the final list and running order for 2015 Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed.

'Why should the U.S. fight for the Iraqis?'

"Why should the U.S. fight for the Iraqis?"

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS - Fri 22.05.15 : Lots of talk of the U.S.'s strategy against I.S. today – or rather lack thereof. Editorials in the Washington Post and Daily Beast say there won't be a victory unless the U.S. allows Shi'ite militia to play their part. Meanwhile UK papers are full of

Six Officers Indicted Over Freddie Gray Death

Six Officers Indicted Over Freddie Gray Death

Six police officers charged over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore have been indicted by a grand jury, according to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Corfu Tragedy Electrician Dropped By Hotel

Corfu Tragedy Electrician Dropped By Hotel

An electrician convicted of unlawful killing over the deaths of two British children in Greece has been dropped by the hotel concerned, after a Sky News inquiry.

Stroud Life published Talking Point: Who is Jamie Vardy?

Stroud Life published Talking Point: Who is Jamie Vardy?

Unless you support Leicester Football Club, or one of his previous teams, the name Jamie Vardy is not an extremely familiar one.The forward has just made the biggest step of his career this week, because England manager Roy Hodgson has given him a slot in the squad for next month's two games.The nat

Stroud Life published Transfer Gossip: Germany's World Cup heroes on the way to United?

Stroud Life published Transfer Gossip: Germany's World Cup heroes on the way to United?

Louis Van Gaal has Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller in his sights, sources have said.World Cup winner and Germany captain Schweinsteiger, 30 has spent all of his career at the club from the Allianz Arena but his contract runs out next year.Manchester United boss Van Gaal worked alongside the

Somerset Standard published Weather forecast for Friday May 22

Somerset Standard published Weather forecast for Friday May 22

The Met Office has issued the following forecast for today.Today:A generally cloudy day although most places staying dry, with just a small chance of some patchy light rain or drizzle on coasts and hills. Mist and fog patches will also shroud the higher ground and northern coasts at times. Maximum T

Somerset Standard published Regional: Hunt on for driver travelling at 144 mph on a stretch...

Somerset Standard published Regional: Hunt on for driver travelling at 144 mph on a stretch...

Police are hunting for a driver caught on camera travelling at more than double the speed limit.The driver has become the fastest person to be captured on camera this year, according to new figures.They were clocking up a speed of 144 mph on a stretch of Bristol motorway.Police are looking for the o

BBC Radio 4 Extra shows theres still a place for nostalgia in the digital revolution

BBC Radio 4 Extra shows theres still a place for nostalgia in the digital revolution

I thought I was an aberration an audio dinosaur says James Gill but over two million people are joining him and tuning in for repeats of Hancock Hitchhikers and Dads Army

Washington D.C. murder suspect arrested

Washington D.C. murder suspect arrested

Wanted in the gruesome slayings of a prominent Washington family and their housekeeper, quadruple murder suspect Daron Dylon Wint was tailed by federal authorities from the nation's capital to New York and back before he was arrested late Thursday. "W...

'Boat people' likely posing as Rohingya for aid, says Myanmar general

'Boat people' likely posing as Rohingya for aid, says Myanmar general

YANGON: Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief said some “boat people” landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to receive U.N. aid and that many had fled neighboring Bangladesh, state media reported on Friday. The remarks are sure to

Dot Sucks: Celebs, companies buy mocking web domains

Dot Sucks: Celebs, companies buy mocking web domains

Some celebrities and businesses are scrambling to buy a controversial new domain name that actually sucks.The new ".sucks" domain name will be available for the public to buy from June 1.Overseas, celebrities have bought domains...

Orcon penalty should be wake-up call to other companies - expert

Orcon penalty should be wake-up call to other companies - expert

A disputes resolution expert says the $25,000 penalty handed down to Orcon this week should be a wake-up call to other New Zealand companies.The Human Rights Review Tribunal ordered Orcon to pay army soldier Brett James Taylor and...

Munster v Ospreys: The six wins that marked out the Liberty boys as potential Guinness Pro12 champio...

Munster v Ospreys: The six wins that marked out the Liberty boys as potential Guinness Pro12 champio...

It's been a campaign when the Ospreys have proved the doubters wrong, and Simon Thomas has highlighted the victories that did most to get them to the play-offs

Woman remains barricaded after shots fired in mobile home park near Woodland Hills

Woman remains barricaded after shots fired in mobile home park near Woodland Hills

An elderly woman with a gun remained barricaded in a Woodland Hills area mobile home park Thursday night as Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies worked to end the daylong standoff.The woman, believed to be about 70 years old, called the department at 5:35 a.m., saying she needed medical

China's nod to Brazilian beef

China's nod to Brazilian beef

A TRADE deal thrashed out between China and Brazil is expected to win Brazilian farmers up to $500m a year in extra beef exports.

Cargo shipping traffic returning to 'normal' in Port of Los Angeles

Cargo shipping traffic returning to 'normal' in Port of Los Angeles

Ship traffic has returned to normal following months of congestion and backup during labor negotiations, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka told harbor commissioners today.

South Korean court suspends prison term for Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

South Korean court suspends prison term for Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" delayed a flight last year, setting the stage for her release from prison.

British PM Cameron promises tough times for EU ahead of referendum

British PM Cameron promises tough times for EU ahead of referendum

British Prime Minister David Cameron is warning the European Union of tough times ahead as his nation is seeking a drastic reform of the bloc ahead of a referendum on whether to leave.

US warns China not to challenge military flights over South China Sea

US warns China not to challenge military flights over South China Sea

The U.S. warned China Thursday against confronting U.S. aerial patrols over the South China Sea days after a verbal dispute between a Chinese military dispatcher and a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft. 

Documents show Hillary Clinton pushed tax breaks for nonprofits while husband solicited library dona...

Documents show Hillary Clinton pushed tax breaks for nonprofits while husband solicited library dona...

As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently

'Harry Potter' star Matthew Lewis strips down for magazine cover

Matthew Lewis, who caused a frenzy when photos of his buff, new look surfaced on Twitter, is going one step further to show off his recent transformation.

Leeds to sign Mullally from Giants

Leeds Rhinos sign Huddersfield Giants prop Anthony Mullally on a three-year deal starting at the end of the season.

See FX's 'American Crime Story' cast alongside the real players in the O.J. Simpson trial

FX is hoping for another hit from "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy with its upcoming true crime anthology series, "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson." Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book "The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson," the limited series will take a look at

Startups are crushing the big banks by using freebies and loyalty points

Britain's challenger banks are successfully "eroding" away the country's biggest banks' market share by offering "freebies and loyalty points." That's according to Warren Mead, the head of challenger banking and alternative finance at KPMG. In an interview with BBC's Today programme, Mead said

Costa owner appoints female boss

Whitbread, the company that owns Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, is to become the sixth FTSE 100 company with a female chief executive.

WMNJBayley published Earthquake rattles buildings in Kent

Police say there have been no injuries or damage to buildings after a magnitude 4.2 earthquake was felt in parts of Kent. Seismologists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed the tremor, which was felt in areas including Ramsgate. The organisation tweeted: "Prelim data now online ... 4.2

WMNJBayley published Ireland out of Eurovision Song Contest

Ireland have failed to make it through to the finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with their youngest ever entrant, 17-year-old Molly Sterling. Sterling performed Playing With Numbers while playing the piano in hopes of seeing her country through to the grand final at Vienna's Wiener Stad

Western Morning News published Police 'award rape victim £20k after she was arrested'

A police force has apologised to a rape victim and agreed to pay her a £20,000 out-of-court settlement after she was initially arrested by officers, according to a report. The BBC said Hampshire Constabulary reached an agreement with the woman, named only as Laura, after she began proceedings

WMNJBayley published Today's latest news headlines

David Cameron to open talks with EU leaders David Cameron is today meeting European leaders for the first time since securing his re-election with a mandate to re-negotiate Britain's EU membership then stage an in/out referendum. The Prime Minister said the summit in the Latvian capital, Riga, w

Awakened Giants welcome underdog status

The Giants are favourites to claim a first-ever win over Adelaide on Saturday, but Matthew Buntine says the team aren't getting ahead of themselves

Nationwide's profits rise 54% to £1bn

Nationwide building society reports a 54% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £1.04bn as it regains its position as the UK's second-largest mortgage lender.

VIDEO: Kent quake: 'The whole house shook'

Reporter Simon Jones talks about being woken up by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake which originated near Sandwich in Kent.