Technology

Trump attacks Amazon for paying ‘little or no taxes’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images President Trump has launched an attack on Amazon saying it pays little or no local or state taxes.He also accuses it of "putting many thousands of retailers out of business".Mr Trump added in a tweet that "they [sic] ...use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.)". It follows a report on the news website Axios on Wednesday that claimed
Politics

Theresa May: Brexit will give UK new opportunities

[ad_1] Theresa May has told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg that Brexit means there will be extra money available to spend on the NHS and schools.Speaking during a whirlwind UK tour marking one year to go to Brexit, the prime minister said leaving the EU would "deliver a country that will be different, but I think there are real opportunities for us as an independent nation". [ad_2] Source link
Entertainment

Royal Opera House ruling will have a ‘profound impact’ on orchestras

[ad_1] Image caption Some performances of Wagner's Ring Cycle are louder than a jet engine Musicians could be required to wear earplugs "at all times" following a landmark ruling on hearing loss.In the first case of its kind, viola player Christopher Goldscheider claimed he suffered hearing loss while playing at the Royal Opera House in 2012.A High Court judge ruled on Wednesday that the company had been in breach of
Technology

Fortnite ‘not addictive’ says researcher

[ad_1] Image copyright EPIC Fortnite, the video game whose sudden rise has grabbed the imagination of gamers, is "not addictive", a Scottish university researcher has claimed.Andrew Reid, a doctoral researcher of serious games at Glasgow Caledonian University, said people found the game hard to stop playing.But he warned against using the term "addictive", which could stigmatise regular consumers of video games.He said some research showed "positive characteristics of play". What
Business

Bargain Booze firm Conviviality close to administration

[ad_1] Image copyright Chris Bull / Alamy Stock Photo Conviviality, the owner of Bargain Booze, has announced plans to file for administration within two weeks.The firm also owns Wine Rack and supplies more than 25,000 restaurants, hotels and bars.It has issued profit warnings in recent weeks and revealed a £30m tax bill. The company sought £125m from investors but said it had been unable to raise those funds.Conviviality employs about
UK News

Worboys case: Nick Hardwick says justice secretary ‘at fault too’

[ad_1] Image copyright LNP Image caption John Worboys was jailed in 2009 for a string of sex attacks on women The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) must also "accept its role" in the decision to free rapist John Worboys, according to the former Parole Board chairman.Nick Hardwick quit after the High Court quashed the board's decision to release Worboys, who was jailed in 2009 for sex attacks on 12 women. Police
Politics

Worboys: MoJ should ‘accept responsibility’

[ad_1] The former chairman of the Parole Board, Nick Hardwick, has said the Ministry of Justice should share the blame for mistakes made in the Worboys case.The Parole Board initially decided to release serial rapist John Worboys but the decision was quashed by the High Court.The High Court said the Parole Board did not take into account the dozens of alleged offences that Worboys was not prosecuted for but Mr
US & World

Driver tries to ram group of French soldiers

[ad_1] A driver is on the run after trying to ram a car into a group of soldiers out jogging near their barracks in southeast France.The soldiers dived into a ditch to avoid the oncoming vehicle in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, near Grenoble. Gendarmerie have sent out patrols nearby to check number plates.The attack follows a hostage-taking in the southwest of France on 23 March, in which four people were killed.A memorial service