A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and thrown in jail after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.  Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House...
Camera specialist retailer Jessops is targeting the selfie-generation with new-style stores that promote instant photo gifts. Five years after being rescued from administration by Dragon’s Den panellist Peter Jones, Jessops now has 58 outlets including 11 in Sainsbury’s stores. Sales rose 24% to nearly £100m in the year to April 2017. While the company slipped...
A former model told a jury on Thursday that Bill Cosby raped her in 1982 after giving her a pill he claimed would ease her menstrual cramps but instead left her immobilised and unable to stop an assault she called “gross”. Janice Dickinson, the fourth of five accusers to take the witness...
A street named Swastika Trail has sparked a polarising debate in a small Canadian municipality, where residents have taken their cause to court after a months-long campaign to change the name proved fruitless. After years of quietly complaining about the name, a group of residents in the tight-knit southern Ontario...
Sony has forecast a huge jump in annual operating profit as demand for its games, including God of War and Spider-Man, boosted earnings. The Japanese electronics firm raised its annual profit forecast to 870bn yen ($7.7bn; £6.0bn), up 30% from estimates given in July. The upgrade comes after strong sales in...
Chancellor Philip Hammond has used the Budget to ease the government spending squeeze as he declared that austerity was "finally coming to an end". Against a backdrop of stronger tax receipts, Mr Hammond said borrowing this year would be £11.6bn lower than projected in March, at £25.5bn. Borrowing is expected to...
BP chief executive Bob Dudley said: "Operations are running well across BP and we're bringing new, higher-margin barrels into production faster through efficient project execution." Richard Hunter, head of markets at Interactive Investor, said: "BP has set the bar high for the oil majors in general, delivering a blockbuster set...
US stock markets tumbled in the final hours of trading amid signs that US-China tensions are reigniting. The technology-heavy Nasdaq led the falls, down 1.6% to end at 7,050.29. The Dow Jones slid 1% to 24,442.9, while the S&P 500 fell about 0.7% to 7,050.29. The losses accelerated following a report by...
Adele has once again been named the richest UK celebrity aged 30 or under - with an estimated fortune of £147.5m. The singer has boosted her wealth by around £15 million in the last year, according to Heat magazine. Ed Sheeran is second with around £94m while Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe...
The era of austerity is not over for working families on benefits or government departments like transport, according to one of the first independent analyses of the Budget. The Resolution Foundation said Philip Hammond had delivered £55bn in tax cuts and increases in public spending. It said that richer households would...