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January 04, 2018

INSTAGRAM NOW REQUESTS DATE OF BIRTH WHEN ACCOUNTS CREATED

Instagram is to start asking those who sign up for their date of birth in a move the platform says is designed to "build a safer experience" for younger users. The social media platform does not allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up, however it has not previously required a date of...

LABOUR PLANS FREE BREAKFASTS FOR PUPILS AS IT VOWS TO POVERTY PROOF SCHOOLS

Free healthy breakfasts would be served to all primary school children under a Labour proposal to "poverty proof" Englands schools and reduce the number going hungry. It is part of Labours plans to improve education, which also include recruiting 20,000 more teachers, capping primary...

AIR NEW ZEALAND TRIALS EDIBLE COFFEE CUPS

Air New Zealand has begun trialling a new innovation in its battle against waste - an edible coffee cup. The cups are baked from a biscuit base, are vanilla-flavoured, leak-proof and can double as a dessert bowl..

THREE FACE COURT AFTER AUSTRALIAS LARGEST CRYSTAL METH SEIZURE

Three people have been charged with drug offences after more than £600 million of methamphetamine was found smuggled in stereo speakers. More than 1.5 tons of the drug, also known as crystal meth, was seized in what Australian police said was its biggest ever haul..

CONSERVATIVES SET OUT PLANS FOR FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE

The Conservatives have promised to cut taxes for families in a post-Brexit February budget..

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON SILVA AFTER DERBY LOSS

Marco Silvas 19-month reign at Everton is in the balance after a 5-2 Merseyside derby defeat against Liverpool.

LONDON BRIDGE TERROR VICTIMS DIED AFTER BEING STABBED IN CHEST INQUEST TOLD

The incident happened on Friday afternoon close to the Fishmongers Hall.

EARLY INTRODUCTION OF PEANUTS AND EGGS MAY CUT ALLERGIES IN HIGH RISK INFANTS

Introducing peanuts and eggs to high-risk babies as early as three months could prevent them from developing allergies to those foods in later life, a study suggests..

NATWEST TRIALS BANKCARD KEY FOB FOR STORE PAYMENTS

NatWest customers might soon be able to do their weekly shop with nothing but the keys in their pocket, as the bank kicks off a trial of a new fob which can be used to pay in stores..

GUARDIOLA PRAISES RODRI AND JESUS AFTER MANCHESTER CITY TROUNCE BURNLEY

Pep Guardiola praised Rodri and Gabriel Jesus after they starred in Manchester Citys victory over Burnley..

TIMOTHEE CHALAMET TOPS LIST OF BEST DRESSED MEN IN THE WORLD

Timothee Chalamet has topped a list of the best dressed men in the world..

POLICE FIND BODY OF THIRD PERSON LOST IN AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

Australian police found a body on Wednesday they suspect is the only casualty among three people who became stranded in the outback almost two weeks ago..

HOTEL BLAZE FOUGHT BY 100 FIREFIGHTERS IN WEST LONDON

Around 100 firefighters were battling a blaze at a five-storey hotel in west London in the early hours of Wednesday..

BORIS JOHNSON TO REMIND NATO ALLIES IT IS ONE FOR ALL AN ALL FOR ONE

Boris Johnson, in an attempt to bring harmony to the top of Nato, will remind allies that it is "one for all, and all for one" in the quest to keep their people safe..

NICOLE SCHERZINGER MAKES CHRISTMAS VISIT TO GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

245 seriously ill children and young people from across the UK spent Christmas day at GOSH in 2018..

TRUMP INSISTS US WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH NHS IN POST BREXIT TRADE TALKS

Donald Trump has insisted America wants "nothing to do with" the NHS amid claims that the health service could be used as a bargaining chip in post-Brexit trade talks..

OUTSTANDING CHALLENGES TO BUSINESS RATES JUMP BY A THIRD

The number of businesses waiting for challenges over soaring business rates to be resolved has jumped by more than a third in just three months, according to new figures..

PAUL POGBA RULED OUT OF JOSE MOURINHOS RETURN TO OLD TRAFFORD

Paul Pogba will not be available for Jose Mourinhos Old Trafford return, with Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic "touch and go" for Manchester Uniteds highly-anticipated encounter with Tottenham..

ONE MORE FOUND ONE STILL MISSING IN AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

A second person missing in the punishing Australian outback for almost two weeks has been found, but a search was continuing on Tuesday for the pairs missing friend..

QUEER EYE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT LIVING WITH HIV

Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has said he is only just getting started when it comes to breaking the stigma surrounding HIV..

UK CLIMBS RANKINGS FOR MATHS SCIENCE AND READING BUT REMAINS OUTSIDE TOP 10

Students in the UK are continuing to lag behind their peers from tiny European countries such as Estonia and Finland when it comes to maths, reading and science, a bellwether study of global education trends has suggested..

BORIS JOHNSON IN APPEAL FOR NATO UNITY AMID TENSIONS OVER SYRIA CONFLICT

The main talks will then take place on Wednesday at The Grove, a country house hotel near Watford..

MAN ARRESTED AFTER BOY KILLED IN HIT AND RUN OUTSIDE ESSEX SCHOOL

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a "deliberate" hit-and-run crash outside an Essex school..

HOMES COULD BE WITHOUT GAS FOR FIVE DAYS AFTER NETWORK FAILURE

Some people in Scotland could be without gas for five days as engineers work to restore supplies to thousands of homes following a failure in the network..

VOLKSWAGEN CHEATED EMISSIONS STANDARDS DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES COURT TOLD

Volkswagen "cheated" European emissions standards by installing unlawful "defeat devices" in its diesel vehicles, the High Court has heard..

JOE ROOT NOT GIVING UP HOPE OF ENGLAND VICTORY IN SECOND TEST

England captain Joe Root has called for one big final push from everyone as they attempt to level the Test series against New Zealand at Hamilton..

ONE IN FIVE SMALL BUSINESSES COULD SHUT UP SHOP AFTER A POOR CHRISTMAS

More than one in five smaller businesses say they will close in the next 12 months if Christmas is below average, a new survey suggests..

RUTH JONES EXPLAINS WHY GAVIN AND STACEY REUNION WITH JAMES CORDEN WAS STRANGE

Ruth Jones has said it was "strange initially" working with James Corden again on the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special..

UN CHIEF CALLS WARNS CLIMATE CHANGE NEAR POINT OF NO RETURN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday the worlds efforts to stop climate change had been "utterly inadequate" so far and there was a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return"..

MAN ORDERED TO PAY MORE THAN 1 MILLION FOR HANDLING 19 STOLEN VEHICLES

A man has been ordered to pay more than £1 million for handling 19 stolen vehicles, police said..

VIGIL TO BE HELD IN HONOUR OF VICTIMS KILLED IN LONDON BRIDGE TERROR ATTACK

A vigil has been held to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack and to honour the emergency services and members of the public who responded to the incident..

MISERY FOR SWR PASSENGERS AS UNION STARTS 27 DAY STRIKE IN TRAIN GUARDS ROW

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers faced travel misery on Monday at the start of a series of strikes in the long-running dispute over guards on trains..

MEN URGED TO HAND THEMSELVES IN TO POLICE AFTER FATAL STABBING

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man have appealed for five men to hand themselves in..

MAN ARRESTED AFTER CAR HITS THREE PEOPLE IN BRIGHTON

A 32-year-old man has been arrested after a car hit three people during a fight on the Brighton seafront..

WATFORD SACK MANAGER FLORES

The Hornets have sacked head coach Quique Sanchez Flores after just 85 days in the role..

MAN ARRESTED AFTER TEENAGERS INJURED IN HAGUE STABBING

Dutch police have arrested a 35-year-old homeless man on suspicion of stabbing three teenagers on a street in The Hague that was crowded with Black Friday shoppers..

CLIMATE PROTESTERS TARGET EAST GERMAN COAL MINES

Thousands of climate activists have staged a protest at open-pit coal mines in eastern Germany, pouring on to the premises to urge the government to immediately halt the use of coal to produce electricity..

LIVERPOOL SURVIVE LATE SCARE AGAINST BRIGHTON TO EXTEND PREMIER LEAGUE LEAD

A Virgil Van Dijk double sent Liverpool 11 points clear in the Premier League despite a nervy finish against Brighton after Alisson Becker was sent off..

URGENT REVIEW OF TERRORISTS RELEASED FROM PRISON FOLLOWING LONDON BRIDGE ATTACK

An urgent review of terrorists released from prison has been launched in the wake of the London Bridge knife attack by Usman Khan, who was freed halfway through a 16-year jail sentence..

WILLIAM HAILS QUEEN FOR MAKING DIFFERENCE IN MANS WORLD

The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to the Queen for making a difference in the "mans world" she faced in the early years of her reign..

MAN FACES COURT OVER BABYS DEATH

A man has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with murdering an 11-month-old baby boy..

EX TERROR CHIEF WARNS OF RUSSIAN ROULETTE ON ATTACK RISKS

Chris Phillips, a former head of the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office, said the current criminal justice system was "playing Russian roulette" with the lives of the public..

VIETNAM RECEIVES LAST REMAINS OF 39 TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese people who died while being smuggled in a lorry to the UK have been repatriated to their home country. Sixteen bodies and seven urns arrived at Hanoi Airport from London..

LONDON BRIDGE KILLER NAMED AS CONVICTED TERRORIST USMAN KHAN

The London Bridge attacker has been named as convicted terrorist Usman Khan, police said. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said 28-year-old Khan had been living in the Staffordshire area and officers were searching an address in the county..

JEREMY CLARKSON DEFENDS ABRUPT U TURN ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Jeremy Clarkson has said he denied the existence of climate change for so long because it sounded like "a fabrication" and he was "earning a living in the car industry". The long-standing critic of "eco-mentalists" this week admitted he had come to believe in climate...

CLUTHA CRASH VICTIMS WIDOWER CRITICISES INQUIRY FINDINGS

The widower of a police officer killed after a force helicopter crashed into the Clutha pub in Glasgow has said he is "deeply concerned and frustrated" by the outcome of an inquiry. Mark Neliss wife Kirsty was one of three helicopter crew members who died when the Police Scotland...

MAN HELD BY POLICE AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE INJURED FOLLOWING LONDON BRIDGE STABBING

A man has been detained by police and number of people have been injured following a stabbing near London Bridge, the Metropolitan Police said..

ARSENAL SACK MANAGER UNAI EMERY

Arsenal have sacked boss Unai Emery following a run of seven games without a win. The Gunners have confirmed Freddie Ljungberg will take charge on an interim basis and pointed to "results and performances not being at the level required" for the reason behind Emerys exit..

DEBATE TO BE HAD ABOUT FUTURE OF MONARCHY STURGEON

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said there is a debate to be had over the future of the monarchy in the wake of the controversy over the Duke of York. Andrew stepped down from public duties after mounting pressure following his BBC Newsnight interview about his friendship with convicted sex...

JOHNSON DISPARAGING REMARKS ABOUT SINGLE MOTHERS MADE 25 YEARS AGO

Boris Johnson has defended disparaging remarks he made about single mothers, telling a voter they were made before he was "even in politics". An article written by the Conservative Party leader for the Spectator magazine in 1995 has been unearthed in which he described the children of...