Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dublin pub decorates urinal with Donald Trump’s portrait

The Adelphi’s urinal Credit: Adelphi Dublin 1 August 2016 • 12:21am A pub in Dublin has decorated its urinal with a portrait of Republican candidate Donald Trump. Staff at the newly-opened Adelphi pub said that they haven’t received any complaints […]

Door closes on barn conversions as builders are put off by Grand Designs horror stories 

1 August 2016 • 12:13am Barn conversions are on the decline as adventurous builders are put off by horror stories on television shows like Grand Designs. New figures show the number of agricultural buildings being converted into residential properties has […]

Pope refuses to equate Islam with violence 

Pope Francis Credit: Getty Images 31 July 2016 • 11:37pm Pope Francis refused to equate Islam with violence on Sunday, saying Catholics could be just as deadly and warning Europe was pushing its young to terrorism. “I don’t think it […]

Tory MPs accuse David Cameron of ‘devaluing the system’ by awarding honours to his wife’s stylist and his former drivers 

Samantha Cameron’s stylist Isabel Spearman is rewarded Credit: Rex Features 31 July 2016 • 11:25pm David Cameron has prompted a furious Conservative Party row after being accused of “devaluing the honours system” by rewarding his No 10 colleagues and his wife […]

Meet the British teen diver who dreams of becoming a detective after the Rio Olympics

Alicia Blagg, 19, will be competing at her second Olympics in Rio Credit: Geoff Pugh 31 July 2016 • 10:00pm Check Alicia Blagg’s Instagram and you’ll find a stream of well-filtered photographs showing a typical teenager partying with her friends […]

Pension freedoms under threat for millions of final salary savers

When the pension freedoms were first announced it was thought some savers would blow their nest-eggs on Lamborghinis Credit: Andrew Crowley Katie Morley, Consumer Affairs Editor 31 July 2016 • 10:00pm Millions of workers could be denied flexible access to […]

Fairground visitors rescued from 20m high ride on London’s South Bank 

The fire brigade rescued the passengers Credit: Shona King / Twitter 31 July 2016 • 9:49pm Firefighters have come to the aid of 19 people who were left stuck 20 metres high at the top of a fairground ride on […]

Protests grip Rio just days before Olympics begin 

Hundreds of Brazilians gathered in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday for call for suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to be permanently removed from office. Rousseff was suspended for allegedly violating fiscal laws in May, pending a trial at the Senate […]

Zuma in last-ditch plea for votes as ANC risks major losses in local elections 

South African radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party supporters cheer and dance Credit: AFP 31 July 2016 • 8:34pm The African National Congress (ANC) is facing major losses in local elections this week which could signal the end of […]

Ghazala Khan, mother of Muslim soldier killed in Iraq: ‘Donald Trump said I had nothing to say. I do’

Ghazala Khan stands at her husband Khizr’s side as he addresses the Democratic National Convention Credit: UPI/Barcroft Images 31 July 2016 • 8:34pm The mother of an American Muslim soldier killed in Iraq pleaded with Donald Trump on Sunday to […]