Streetmap loses Google court challenge

A website that accused Google of abusing its "dominant position" in the online search market by "driving traffic" to Google Maps has lost its High Court action.
Health & Fitness

Tinder app users numbering 750k are infested with pubic lice, scientist warns

Dr Cameron Webb, a scientist at the University of Syndey, says there is no evidence waxing has made pubic lice extinct. He says they are still rife, with 1 to 2 per cent of the population infested.
Science & Technology

Gravitational waves first spotted by piano playing Italian scientist Dr Marco Drago

Dr Marco Drago (pictured top right) 33, was on the phone to a colleague when he spotted the signal from detectors on the the international LIGO experiment - but thought it was part of a test.

Assad vows to retake all of Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to retake "the whole country", but says the involvement of regional powers means it could take some time.

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been banned from all football-related activity for 12 years

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been banned for 12 years for a number of offences including his part in a World Cup tickets scandal.

RBS boss supports EU membership

The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland tells BBC Newsnight he believes the UK financial sector would be better off inside the European Union.

Valcke gets 12-year football ban

Former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke is banned from all football-related activity for 12 years.

Tanzania arms conviction in UK pilot case

Four Tanzanians accused of involvement in the death of a UK helicopter pilot are jailed for at least 15 years for illegally possessing weapons.

Frank Lampard would pay to fly John Terry to New York City and claims Chelsea 'are looking to change the old nucleus'

John Terry's contract is up at the end of the season and there have been no discussions with Chelsea over their captain signing a new deal as the club wait to see who replaces Guus Hiddink.
Travel & Tourism

Infographic reveals the STRANGEST items airport passengers have tried to smuggle

An infographic has revealed some of the more striking contraband flyers have tried to smuggle through customs, from a voodoo ritual head in Haiti, to three landmines in New Jersey.
Health & Fitness

Man has giant cluster of WARTS sliced out of his foot leaving crater-like wound 

In the clip Dr Leo Krawetz, a podiatrist, in Tampa, Florida, cuts a huge chunk of skin out of a man's heel in order to get rid of of scab-like mosaic warts.
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A pensioner's hand turning down home central heating thermostat set at a low temperature to reduce household energy costs. 

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Do I need a thermostat and TRVs if I can change the temperature on the boiler?

I seem to have three ways of controlling my heating and am utterly confused about which does what.
Italy's Luke Joseph McLean scores a try caught by France's Rabah Slimani, during Six Nations tournament Rugby match, France vs Italy at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. The match will be the first sporting event to be held at the national stadium since it was targeted by terrorists on 13 Nov.  This Saturday there will be 250 police and 900 security staff.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Luke McLean replaces injured fly-half David Odiete as Italy make one change to starting XV ahead of England clash in Rome

The Australia-born fly-half replaces David Odiete after the Mogliano wing suffered a sprained ankle during last weekend's 23-21 defeat to France.
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Rory Best insists Ireland cannot afford to be 'caught cold' in the scrum against France

Captain Best has challenged Ireland's pack to iron out the kinks that allowed Wales to dominate the early set-piece exchanges in last weekend's 16-16 draw in Dublin.
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*EXCLUSIVE* New York, NY - Rihanna steps out after a dinner at Da Silvano, one of her favorite spots in NYC. The fashion forward pop star wore a 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' print skirt with a long sleeved grey shirt, black leather jacket and boots.
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Rihanna wears Star Wars Phantom Menace skirt as she dines out in Manhattan

With her latest collaboration with Kanye West making waves uptown at his album listening party, the singer was enjoying a quieter night out in New York on Thursday.
Travel & Tourism

Emily Wellfare says easyJet told her to prove she was dyingto get £215 refund

Emily Wellfare, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, booked flights to Prague as a present for her boyfriend, but was unable to travel because she required 'severe and gruelling' treatment.

GB's Cavendish wins Tour of Qatar

Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the Tour of Qatar for the second time after finishing second in the final stage.
TV & Showbiz

Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his rippling abs and bulging biceps as he poses in his underwear for new campaign

Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, has employed the use of colour for his latest underwear campaign, which sees him cover his ripped physique in bright powdered paint.
Travel & Tourism

Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captures incredible photos of Africa's elusive animals

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has captured a stunning set of images, including lions, leopards and hyenas prowling around watering holes of the Zambezi region in Namibia.

Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards plays down significance of winning run against Scotland ahead of Six Nations clash

Shaun Edwards claims Wales' long run of unbroken success against Scotland 'means nothing' going into Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash at the Principality Stadium.
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Flaring at Seven Heads West in the Celtic Sea. Island Oil & Gas plc, the Irish based oil and gas exploration and production company, today, 29 June 2006, announced a successful gas testing from its first well as an independent Irish operator.

Europa Oil & Gas rises as it wins new offshore Ireland licensing option

The AIM-quoted explorer was the only junior among high profile names - such as BP, Exxon and China’s Nexen - to secure new projects off Ireland’s west coast.
Science & Technology

Farewell Philae! Scientists give up hope of contacting Rosetta's comet lander... but hope for a final glimpse of it in the summer

Scientists at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) say Philae (illustrated) is now covered in dust and is too cold to operate from its resting place in a hollow below a cliff on the surface of comet 67P.

Women write better code, study suggests

Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men - but only if it is not obvious that the coders are female, new research suggests.
TV & Showbiz

Rita Ora displays her toned curves in bizarre sporty catsuit on stage in Dubai

Rita Ora hit the stage in Dubai in a super-sexy catsuit on Thursday, before posted a topless selfie to celebrate the night.
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Diego Costa breaks nose in training ground collision and will become THIRD Chelsea player to wear protective mask this season 

Diego Costa will wear a protective mask against Newcastle on Saturday after his nose was broken in training by a Chelsea academy player. He will be the third Blues player to wear a mask this season.

Farmers on alert for livestock virus

Farmers are being warned to expect an outbreak of a highly infectious animal disease called bluetongue this summer.
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Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores not concerned by recent goal drought as Hornets head to Crystal Palace

Quique Sanchez Flores says he is 'not afraid' by Watford's worrying goal drought. The Hornets, who face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, have failed to find the net in four of their last five

Newcastle going all out to win at Chelsea says Steve McClaren: 'We can't sit back'

Steve McClaren has insisted Newcastle would not settle for a point at Chelsea as they attempt to ease themselves further clear of relegation trouble and improve their dismal away form.
TV & Showbiz

Suki Waterhouse strips down to skimpy lingerie in sultry LOVE magazine video

She sent pulses racing when she stripped off for LOVE magazine's sultry shoot last month.But whilst Suki Waterhouse dazzled in the shots, the starlet had more to give.

SPFL chief Neil Doncaster slams 'sinister' Champions League breakaway plans as Europe's elite consider changes 

The European Clubs' Association (ECA) recently announced a review of the Champions League and Europa League with the results due around the end of the year.

Messi finally wins monthly award

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is named Spain's player of the month for January - the first time he has won the award.
TV & Showbiz

Mischa Barton flaunts her long legs in black skinny jeans in LA

She's used to getting glammed up for the red carpet, but Mischa Barton shows she does dressed-down style just as well as she stepped out for an evening in LA.

Man, 22, admits terror offences

A 22-year-old man pleads guilty midway through his trial to conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts.
Benik Afobe of Bournemouth looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal played at The Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth on February 7th 2016

Eddie Howe insists Bournemouth have had no issues with new striker Benik Afobe

Afobe took to Twitter on Thursday to label criticism from senior figures at his previous club 'shocking and very hurtful' after his commitment to his old club was called into question.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce believes Louis van Gaal can handle the pressure of Jose Mourinho speculation  

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce believes Manchester United counterpart Louis van Gaal is strong enough to deal with the speculation about his future, ahead of their meeting on Saturday.

VIDEO: Sepsis baby's mum 'let down and angry'

A baby boy who died of sepsis fell victim to a sequence of healthcare failures in the short time he lived, a coroner has found.
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Economic growth for late 2015 could be revised down from 0.5% after construction data comes in undercooked

The revision increases the risk that economic growth, currently estimated at 0.5 per cent in the fourth quarter, will be revised lower when the ONS publishes its second estimate later this month.
Science & Technology

Ozone layer hole reaches record levels cold air and old pollutants to combine

Environmental scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany are predicting the hole (pictured in red) could grow larger this spring and even extend as far south as Europe.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United speaks during a press conference at Aon Training Complex on February 12, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Louis van Gaal unsure of Manchester United future: 'That is a question for the board'

Louis van Gaal admits he does not know if he will be Manchester United manager next season should he fail to qualify for the Champions League. United are currently fifth in the Premier League.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - February 6: N'Golo Kante of Leicester City in action with David Silva of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante becomes first player to win 100 tackles in Premier League this season 

Leicester's midfield dynamo N'Golo Kante has become the first Premier League player to win 100 tackles this season. The Frenchman has been an integral part of Leicester's title challenge
TV & Showbiz

VIDEO: Jailhouse rock: Malawi's prison band success

A band from a prison in Malawi has been nominated for a Grammy award in this year's World Music category.

Real Madrid silent on use of Bernabeu for Copa del Rey final with club reluctant to see rivals Barcelona celebrate at home ground

The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona has spilled into the Copa del Rey final, a match in which Madrid isn't even playing. The club are reluctant to see its rival celebrating a title on its ground.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi finally named La Liga's Player of the Month

Lionel Messi has been named Spain's La Liga player of the month for January - the first time he has won the award. The five-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner had not won it until now.
VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 12:  Gary Neville manager of Valencia CF faces the media during a press conference ahead La Liga match between Valencia CF and RCD Espanyol at Paterna Training Centre  on February 12, 2016 in Valencia, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

Valencia have to win against Espanyol but there's no panicking among the players and I, says under-fire manager Gary Neville 

Gary Neville will be calm in the eye of the storm as his Valencia side again bid to end their winless Primera Division run against struggling Espanyol.
Health & Fitness

Amy Revell who had her tongue pierced is hospitalised after blood lump bursts

Amy Revell, 17, from Stirling, developed the lump - 'like a purple ball' - under her tongue. She needed hospital treatment after the incident - but still wants her lip pierced.
TV & Showbiz

Holly Hagan displays extreme cleavage in a keyhole crop top as she transforms into sexy mermaid for SEVENTH consecutive Geordie Shore night out

The 23-year-old reality star gave her own provocative take on the evening's Cowboys and Indians vs. Pirates and Mermaids theme in a particularly scanty mermaid costume.

Man charged with actress family murders

The partner of Sian Blake has been charged with murdering the ex-EastEnders actress and their two sons.
Health & Fitness

Zika virus vaccine is at least 18 months away from trials WHO warns

Around 15 companies and organisations have begun work on a vaccine for the virus. Tests to confirm the link between the virus and two harmful health conditions will take just week.
Travel & Tourism
Moment a pilot makes belly landing after landing gear collapses in Wagga Wagga Australia

Pilot Rusty Crane manages to safely ground plane after landing gear failed

Incredibly, despite the hard landing of the Cessna 2-10 on the tarmac at Wagga Wagga Airport in Australia, pilot Rusty Crane walked away from the emergency unscathed.

I'm not panicking, says Neville

Gary Neville says he is remaining calm despite failing to win any of his nine La Liga matches since taking over at Valencia.
Health & Fitness

Pizza Express meal has THREE times more salt than a Big Mac meal

An investigation by the website found the salt content of meals served at high street restaurant chains was often higher than at some meals at fast food outlets.

Sepsis baby died after 'care failures'

A baby died of sepsis after failures and inadequate care by midwives, a coroner rules.

England train in full match kit once again as Eddie Jones makes three changes ahead of Italy encounter in the Six Nations 

England trained in full matchday kit on Friday ahead of their Six Nations clash against Italy - just as they did before last weekend's victory over Scotland.

Zinedine Zidane rolls back the years as Real Madrid train ahead of Athletic Bilbao clash

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team-mates looked in good spirits as they put the finishing touches on preparation for Saturday's game with Athletic Bilbao.

Harris faces indecent assault charges

Former entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
Mario Balotelli scores the match-wimning penalty in extra time against Tottenham leaving the Spurs players dejected.
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Tottenham's title audition: Spurs fluffed lines in 2012 at Etihad... so can Mauricio Pochettino's hopefuls get it right this time? 

JACK GAUGHAN: Their best chance of a title was stamped out by Mario Balotelli around this time four years ago and now Tottenham are back at the Etihad Stadium with similar trophy aspirations.
Science & Technology

Sea levels are rising slower than expected as dry land soaks up melting glaciers

Researchers led by Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California used satellite measurements to show the rate of sea level rise has slowed by 22 per cent.
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Liverpool owners showed they care with ticket price U-turn, claims Jurgen Klopp

Reds fans walked out of the match against Sunderland at Anfield last weekend in the 77th minute in protest at what they saw as an unacceptable hike in ticket prices for next season.

Manchester United fans must be patient with Anthony Martial... he can't always be the shining light, says Michael Carrick

Manchester United fans must be patient with forward Anthony Martial as the 20-year-old cannot always be the 'shining light' in every match, according to midfielder Michael Carrick.

Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna insists Premier League unpredictability makes beating Spurs 'essential'

Bacary Sagna says the unpredictable nature of the Premier League this season means it's essential for Manchester City to beat Tottenham Hotspur to keep their title aspirations alive.
TV & Showbiz

Strictly Ballroom to be staged in Leeds

The musical created by Baz Luhrmann, based on his film of the same name, is to be performed in the UK for the first time.
TV & Showbiz

Facebook loses in French nudity case

The Paris appeal court rules that Facebook can be sued under French - not Californian - law, in what is seen as a test case.
Travel & Tourism

Why you CAN'T trust a hotel safe: Locksmith claims he can open any device using just a magnet and a sock (in five seconds)

Terry Whin-Yates from Vancouver, states that any hotel safe in the world can be broken into in just five seconds when using the simple technique that he discovered.

Joshua Caldwell is jailed for 15 years after police catch him posing with shotgun

Gangster Joshua Caldwell, 24, of Liverpool, thought posing with his t-shirt over his nose would be enough to keep him off the radar of Merseyside police but his bushy brows gave him away.

Footballer 'abused position in society'

Former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old fan, a jury has heard.
TV & Showbiz

Clooneys in talks with German leader

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the Syrian war and the migration crisis.

Uber offers £20m 'safe ride' settlement

Uber wants to settle two lawsuits regarding safety regulation but the sum amounts to around $1 per person.

UK Weathyer causes commuter misery as arctic blast causes slippery railway tracks

Thousands of commuters continue to be left in the lurch as trains into London and across the south east are running up to an hour late after ice on the tracks made conditions slippery and dangerous.

Akhtar Javeed murder case detectives arrest man in the hunt for killers

Akhtar Javeed, 56, was gunned down as he tried to fight off two armed raiders who burst into his distribution warehouse in Birmingham on February 3

£2,000 on special beeswax candles, £500 on pictures of himself and even £286 to tune his grand piano: The lavish lifestyle of Commons Speaker John Bercow is revealed

Overall, the Speaker - who lives in lavish apartments beneath the famous Big Ben bell - has charged taxpayers £1.7million since April 2012, including the salaries of his staff.
TV & Showbiz

Independent to cease as print edition

The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers are to cease print editions in March, leaving an online-only edition, their owner says.

Father and sons jailed for fire deaths

A man and his two sons are jailed for life for murdering a baby and two teenagers in a flat fire in Derbyshire.

Thousands to gather for MOTD host

A celebration of the life of former Coventry manager and club chairman Jimmy Hill is to be held in the city later.
LEIGH, GREATER MANCHESTER - DECEMBER 22:  Manager Paul McGuinness of Manchester United U18s watches from the touchline during the FA Youth Cup third round match between Manchester United U18s and Queens Park Rangers U18s at Leigh Sports Village on December 22, 2015 in Leigh, Greater Manchester.  (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Manchester United Under 18s boss Paul McGuinness sees his role come under threat as club undergoes academy review

Paul McGuinness' position as manager of Manchester United Under 18s was in doubt on Friday morning as the club prepared to make sweeping changes to their academy system.
UN, NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES - 2015/09/24: David Beckham, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Childrens Fund  speaks at a UNICEF event entitled "Giving Youth a Voice"  at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Military lawyers ‘paid £100k to The Outside Organisation'

The Service Prosecuting Authority hired PR firm The Outside Organisation, which represents David Beckham, for £100,000 in 2015 and still uses the agency on an ad hoc basis.

Adam Johnson's online 'grooming messages that he sent to schoolgirl' revealed

The England football, sacked by Sunderland yesterday, has admitted grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl but denies two further counts of sexual activity with a child

Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet accepts he is unpopular as fans plot another protest but insists he is going nowhere

Controversial Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has broken his silence amid more plans from Addicks fans to protest his ownership - but his message is that he is here to stay.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Christian Benteke of Liverpool shoots during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between West Ham United and Liverpool at Boleyn Ground on February 9, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals he's tried to talk Christian Benteke out of goal drought but admits it's the Belgian's responsibility to improve  

Benteke returns to Villa Park on Sunday for the first time since his departure last summer but he faces a fight to prove he deserves to start after failing to score in his last 11 matches.

Umpire Asad Rauf receives five-year ban for involvement in 2013 IPL betting scandal

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was handed a five-year ban by the Indian cricket board on Friday over his involvement in an illegal betting scandal that blighted the 2013 Indian Premier League season.
PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10:  Tony Pulis, manager of West Bromwich Albion issues instructions to his players during the Emirates FA Cup fourth round replay match between Peterborough United and West Bromwich Albion at ABAX Stadium on February 10, 2016 in Peterborough, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Premier League away tickets should be £10 - clubs are getting enough money, we have to give something back, says Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis wants the price of Premier League away tickets to be fixed at £10 as a measure to combat rising matchday costs for fans that he believes could kill the atmosphere within top flight stadiums.

Don't protest during game - Wenger

Arsene Wenger asks fans of Arsenal and visiting club Leicester to cancel planned in-game protests during Sunday's match.

Yannick Bolasie will bring fear factor back to Crystal Palace, says boss Alan Pardew

Yannick Bolasie has missed the last two months of the season that have coincided with a significant dip in Crystal Palace’s form but the winger is set to return for the FA Cup clash with Tottenham.
THERE'S ONLY ONE SHOLA AMEOBI: @ftfc delighted to confirm the signing of former @NUFC striker Shola Ameobi! #codarmy

Shola Ameobi joins League One side Fleetwood Town until the end of the season

The former England U21 and Nigerian international was a free agent after leaving Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers in January due to their financial difficulties.

Victor Wanyama not disciplined by Ronald Koeman for third red card of the season as Southampton boss says he was 'unlucky'

The 24-year-old will miss Saturday's trip to Swansea after being shown a straight red card for a challenge on West Ham's Dimitri Payet and Ronald Koeman said he must learn from his mistakes.
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Irish police armed to surround murdered David Byrne's wake amid rival mob fears

Irish police say 'no chances will be taken' at the Dublin wake of David Byrne, pictured as 'emotions run high' among members of the Kinahan crime cartel and their rivals, the Hutch gang.
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Glaxo fined £37m for paying rivals to delay release of cheap alternative drugs in move that denied NHS 'significant' cost savings

The Competition Markets Authority said Glaxo broke the UK competition law as it paid about £50million between 2001 and 2004 to companies including Generics UK and Alpharma.

Film producer Ross Putnam lifts the lid on script sexism for female characters

Hollywood film producer Ross Putnam has been posting the intros for female leads he reads in scripts on Twitter to show how he says women are 'often treated as objects rather than people.'
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Premier League's sensational Sunday: Leicester, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City go head-to-head

ADAM SHERGOLD: It has been a captivating Premier League season, full of twists, turns and unexpected title challengers. And this Sunday sees the top four go head-to-head.

Syria aid could start in 24 hours - UN

The UN hopes to start delivering aid to some besieged areas in Syria shortly, after world powers agree to push for a halt to hostilities in a week's time.

Francesco Guidolin keen to see Italian influence on his side with Swansea manager determined to improve defensive set-pieces 

Swansea must learn the Italian art of defending to continue their climb up the Barclays Premier League table, says head coach Francesco Guidolin. The Swans are unbeaten in Guidolin's three games.
Health & Fitness

Foods that will get you in the mood this Valentines Day weekend

While many associate garlic with bad breath, it has actually been considered an aphrodisiac since ancient Egyptian times. And red berries, figs and honey have been linked with sexual arousal.

Instagrammer Megan Crabbe who was 'ashamed' of her face shares before and after selfies

Megan Crabbe, 22, from Colchester, Essex, posted a selfie before and after she used editing app Perfect 365. She wanted to show selfies posted online are often edited.
Business & Money

Revealed: How phone line rental costs have surged while wholesale prices have fallen - and it's vulnerable customers who are the most short-changed

Elderly and vulnerable customers who rely on using their landline phone are being targeted by continued price rises, a new report shows.
Business & Money

Saga becomes the latest to launch a retirement income fund

Saga Investment Services has partnered with Tilney Bestinvest to launch the British Enhanced Income fund, targeting a 4% yield. It is the latest provider to throw its hat into the retirement income ring.
Business & Money

My gym won't let me cancel even though I told them I wanted to leave within 14 days. What are my options?

I recently decided to switch gyms, but then realised the pool was more crowded and the showers less pleasant. I'm not allowed to leave because I cancelled on day 14 - what are my options?

Conor McGregor looks mean after gruelling training session as he prepares for UFC 196 fight with Rafael dos Anjos

The Irishman posted a sweat-drenched photo after a training session on Thursday with the look of a man determined to add another UFC title to his already impressive resume.

EU gives Greece deadline on borders

The European Union gives Greece three months to fix border controls in a move that could allow other Schengen states to maintain internal controls.
Science & Technology

Optical lens ten times thinner than a human hair will lead to 'invisible glasses'

Researchers from the University of Utah developed a new method of creating optics that are flat and thin, yet can still perform the function of bending light to a single point.

Walsall girl writes letter to the thieves who ransacked family home

Thieves took £3,000 worth of goods from the home in Willenhall, near Walsall, West Midlands, and Holly Crabtree (pictured) said she didn't 'feel safe' afterwards.