Saturday, November 27

Day: February 10, 2016

Average home could hit £1 million by 2032
ENGLISH, Extras

Average home could hit £1 million by 2032

    The average house in the UK could cost more than £1 million by 2032, Liberal Democrat researchers claim. By projecting house price trends culled from Office for National Statistics figures, they conclude that the value of the average home will hit £650,000 in ten years' time. Over the next 16 years, they say, it will more than triple from the present £290,000 to £1.017 million. Needless to say, incomes aren't forecast to rise at anything approaching the same rate. The party is backing a debate today calling for action from the government. "A child born on the day of the debate faces the prospect of paying at least a million for a home to call their own," party leader Tim Farron tells the Daily Telegraph. "Relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad isn't an option for everyone and ...
Airlander 10 airship: World’s biggest aircraft will take to the skies in March
ENGLISH, Technology

Airlander 10 airship: World’s biggest aircraft will take to the skies in March

    The world's longest and largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 has been given a launch date. In March the airship, which dwarfs the world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, will take to the skies for its maiden test flight over Bedfordshire, UK. At 92m long and 43.5m wide this airship is the size of a football pitch. Its huge size comes from its frameless helium-filled hull, which can carry 10-tonne payloads. The Airland 10 can take off vertically and hit cruising altitudes of 20,000ft. However, during its test flight it will cruise at only 4,000ft and won't stray further than 17.25 miles from its take-off spot. The Airlander 10 is expected to fulfil several roles. As a passenger aircraft it could transport up to 48 people in complete comfort, with passengers able to ro...
UK weather: Britain braced for -10C winter blast bringing three inches of snow by weekend
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK weather: Britain braced for -10C winter blast bringing three inches of snow by weekend

    Britain could be hit by a -10C winter blast bringing more than three inches of snow this week. A sharp twist in the jet stream is about to open the floodgate to bitter Arctic winds bringing freezing fog and widespread frosts. Sleet and snow is forecast as far south as Wales and the Midlands by the weekend with wintry showers possible across the country. The chilly outlook comes as Britain reels in the aftermath of devastating Storm Imogen which struck on Monday. Thousands of homes are still without power as torrential rain and winds of up to 100mph lashed swathes of the country. Colossal 14-metre waves battered coastal regions sparking a raft of flood warnings and alerts while transport networks were thrown into chaos. Although winds have died down, Britain faces a new twi...
Dad On Phone To Daughter As Bullet Kills Her
America, ENGLISH

Dad On Phone To Daughter As Bullet Kills Her

    A woman has died after being hit by a stray bullet while sitting in her car and talking to her father on the phone. Aaren O'Connor was outside her apartment complex in Chicago, Illinois, when she was hit in the head on Friday, according to US media reports. The 25-year-old's father David told CBS Chicago: "Every few moments she said, 'My head hurts. My head hurts.” Mr O'Connor eventually hung up, not quite sure what had happened. "I didn't realise at the time but I was just having the last conversation with my daughter," he said. Mr O'Connor discovered what had happened when he contacted his daughter's boyfriend, who called her roommate to check up on her. Aaren was found unresponsive in her car and was taken to hospital. She died on Sunday. CBS Chicago reported Aaren moved...
England footballer Adam Johnson admits child sex charge
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

England footballer Adam Johnson admits child sex charge

    The 28-year-old Sunderland winger continues to deny two charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16. The footballer, who has earned 12 caps for England, appeared in the dock at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday wearing a black suit and white shirt and was flanked by a female prison officer. The defendant, from Castle Eden, County Durham, had his case moved from Durham. Born in Sunderland, he began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then to Sunderland for £10 million in 2012.