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Is China the hitch for the Hinkley Point deal?

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Does Hinkley Point have a national security hitch? While others may be professing astonishment over the British government decision to delay this deal on the eve of signing, the Chinese stakeholders are too polite - for now.
Theresa May delays Hinkley nuclear decision amid concerns over Chinese involvement
Hinkley Point review signals UK rethink on Chinese investment
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Footage shows dinghy crowded with migrants trying to get into Britain

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
This is the 'grossly overladen' dinghy which sank as two British men attempted to smuggle 18 illegal immigrants across the English Channel and into Britain.
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Video: Roads chaos in Sheffield as police hunt gunman in disused Stones brewery

Yorkshire Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Routes on to one of Sheffield's busiest roads are blocked off this morning as police search for a gunman - causing traffic chaos.
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Gladstone the cat lands Treasury job

BBC News - ‎53 minutes ago‎
A third cat has joined the Whitehall mouse patrol with the arrival of Gladstone at the Treasury. Larry has been in residence at Downing Street since 2011, and Palmerston was brought in to keep rodents at bay in the Foreign Office earlier this year ...
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Turkey shakes up armed forces, US says purges harming cooperation

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey has begun overhauling its armed forces following a failed coup, but its NATO ally the United States complained that the purges of generals and officers were hindering cooperation in the fight against Islamic State.
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Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

WKOW - ‎21 minutes ago‎
(Jenny Kitsune Adolfsson via AP). In this photo provided by Jenny Kitsune Adolffson Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner is pinning a man to the ground who is suspected to have stolen a friend's mobile phone as she said, in Stockholm Sweden, Wednesda.
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All night roof stand-off in Willenhall ends after 21 hours

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man who spent the night on the roof of a house in a stand-off with police has handed himself in after 21 hours. The 23-year-old was arrested in Coventry on suspicion of criminal damage and assaulting a police officer.
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Dover-bound motorists told 'be prepared' for possible delays

BBC News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Motorists heading towards Dover are being advised by Kent County Council (KCC) to prepare for possible delays and congestion. It said those travelling to the continent should take plenty of food and water and check with travel operators before starting ...
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Barclays shares jump as transAtlantic refocus starts to pay off

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON A corporate makeover at Barclays (BARC.L) under CEO Jess Staley showed signs of paying off on Friday as the British bank reported an improved performance in its key businesses, helping send its shares up more than 7 percent.
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Markets: FTSE 100 steady as Bank of Japan puts markets in a spin

The Week UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
... It was being led higher by Barclays, which had gained in excess of five per cent. The bank reported a fall in underlying profit, but it crucially remained in positive territory and core divisions did well; The FTSE 250 had moved back to almost ...
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Biggest drop in UK consumer morale since 1990 puts BoE on track to act

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON British consumer morale suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years after last month's decision by voters to leave the European Union, according to figures that are likely to embolden Bank of England policymakers to take action next week.
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen, bond yields rise as Bank of Japan action underwhelms

Reuters UK - ‎24 minutes ago‎
... * BOJ eases, but still disappoints markets. * Yen surges, bond yields rise. * European financials rally. By Jamie McGeever. LONDON, July 29 The yen jumped on Friday and Japanese government bond yields rose the most in eight years, lifting global ...
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Last call for free Windows 10 upgrade

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Friday 29 July marks the last day that users can get a free upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system. Those who do not take advantage of the offer will have to pay for it, with the home edition costing $120 (£91) and the professional edition $200 (£151).
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Wireless keyboards 'easy' to snoop on

BBC News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Information typed on a wireless keyboard can be easily intercepted, a cybersecurity research firm has warned. San Francisco-based Bastille said keyboards transmitted what was being typed in "clear text", making it possible for attackers to listen in on ...
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Apple users targeted in iTunes-themed phishing scam

Inquirer - ‎2 hours ago‎
APPLE HAS WARNED of a new phishing scam that uses emails claiming that the recipient has been charged 20 quid to download a song from iTunes.
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I Don't Get 'Pokémon Go'

PopMatters - ‎22 hours ago‎
I'm staring at my local gym leader's cp 1323 Exeggutor and struggling to understand the popularity of Pokémon Go. It's been a few weeks since the game came out and I just don't get.
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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to Broadway talks already underway

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
Once the two-part blockbuster play has its official opening tomorrow, talk will turn to how to apparate (Potter-speak for transport) The Cursed Child to Broadway, though I thought I heard an owl hooting something about it going via Toronto.
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Jason Bourne, film review: A very welcome return from Matt Damon

Evening Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Bourne franchise had seemed so busted. Robert Ludlum's trilogy of novels had all been filmed: The Bourne Identity in 2002, The Bourne Supremacy in 2004 and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007.
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Neighbours star Vivean Gray, aka Mrs Mangel, has died - ‎2 hours ago‎
Vivean Gray - the British-born actress who played meddlesome Neighbours character Nell Mangel - has died at the age of 92. Vivean was best known for her role in the Australian soap, but also played gossipy neighbour Ida Jessup in The Sullivans.
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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says there is an upsurge in confidence at the club

SkySports - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney reckons new manager Jose Mourinho has brought a sense of belief back to the club. The 53-year-old has arrived at Old Trafford with 17 major trophies on his CV including eight league titles in four countries and ...
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England's 1966 World Cup final win remembered by Sky Sports

SkySports - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sky Sports will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of England's 1966 World Cup win across all its platforms this Saturday, so make sure you join us for what promises to be a fun-packed day... On a baking hot summer's afternoon at Wembley Stadium on ...
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Nick Easter an 'unbelievable servant', says coach John Kingston

SkySports - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Harlequins' director of rugby has led the tributes to Number 8 Nick Easter after he announced his retirement from rugby. Easter, 37, has announced he will hang up his boots and has accepted a coaching position from the club for whom he made a ...
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South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before ...

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Exclusive: Mangar Makur Chuot's Australian coach says South Sudan's selection process for the Games has been corrupted.
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Olympic organisers put deadlines ahead of lives, claims Rio labour inspector

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
Olympic organisers have put deadlines ahead of lives, resulting in the deaths of almost a dozen construction workers, according to Rio de Janeiro's chief inspector of labour conditions.

Olympic Pre-Games Party Kicks-Off in Rio on Saturday, July 30th

The Rio Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To mark the Rio 2016 Olympic Games being just a week away, The Rio Times has partnered with the Blue Agave bar and restaurant in Ipanema to host a pre-Games party on Saturday, July 30th.
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Global warming causing jellyfish to flock to British beaches

Herald Scotland - ‎5 hours ago‎
GLOBAL warming is causing swathes of jellyfish to flock to British beaches as warmer seas attract the stinging menaces. The number of blooms, when jelly fish mass together, are on the rise in coastal waters, according to the Marine Conservation Society.
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Geological CO2 storage safer than previously thought

The Engineer - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new Cambridge University-led study has shown that naturally occurring CO2 in reservoirs does not erode its 'cap rock' as quickly as once thought, opening up possibilities for carbon capture and storage (CCS).
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A website says the world's going to end - again

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
2016 has certainly had its fair share of those moments, but is 29 July really going to mark the end of everything? Well - according to End Times Prophecies on YouTube it is.
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Fact-checking Bill Clinton on Hillary's big climate change accomplishment

PolitiFact - ‎11 hours ago‎
In detailing their much-scrutinized marriage and love story at the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton also took care to list his wife's numerous legislative and foreign policy achievements.
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UK's first maternity clinic for rape victims opens

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The UK's first maternity clinic for women who have been victims of rape and sexual assault has opened. It will provide extra antenatal support with specially-trained midwives, psychologists and paediatricians.
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Study finds private hip operation policy failed to boost rates

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
The practice of Scottish health boards contracting out hip operations to the private sector led to a decline in such procedures on the NHS, researchers say.
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English bulldogs now so inbred that long-term health might never improve, scientists warn - ‎4 hours ago‎
The English bulldog might remain down at heel - at least when it comes to the iconic breed's health and well-being, according to new research.
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