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A potential merger between IAG and Norwegian should worry flyers

WHEN flag carriers such as British Airways (BA) ruled the skies, only the rich could afford to fly across the Atlantic. That was until Freddie Laker, a British entrepreneur, came along. His dream was to open long-haul travel to the masses. In 1977 he launched Skytrain, the first low-cost long-haul flights between London and New York. “Thanks to Freddie Laker ...

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Florida high school shooting leaves one student injured; suspect in custody

Authorities identified the suspect as 19-year-old Sky Bouche.  (Marion County Sheriff’s Office) A suspect was in custody following a shooting at a Florida high school Friday that injured one student, police said. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred at Forest High School in Ocala. Authorities said the suspected shooter, identified as 19-year-old Sky Bouche, was not a ...

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Swedish house DJ Avicii dead at 28

In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Swedish DJ-producer, Avicii poses for a portrait in New York. Swedish-born Avicii, whose name is Tim Bergling, was found dead, Friday April 20, 2018, in Muscat, Oman. He was 28.  (AP) Swedish EDM star Avicii died in Muscat, Oman on Friday, a rep for the star told Fox News. He was 28. “The ...

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Build a better bog roll

A REPORT published last year by Water UK, an industry body, said that more than 90% of sewer-pipe blockages in Britain were caused by “non-flushable wipes”. Accumulations of these can clog up pumps. Worse, when they are gathered together by the adhesive power of kitchen grease, they can form giant “fatbergs” that choke the passage of effluent. Some of the ...

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'Preventative Botox' rising trend among millennials

There’s a rising trend among young people in their 20s and 30s to get preventative Botox.  (iStock) While Botox is most commonly associated with middle-aged people looking to turn back the clock, there’s a growing trend among the younger set who want to fight off signs of aging before they ever show up. And in a social-media obsessed world flooded ...

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Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state

DURING his spectacular rise from London beancounter to the globe-trotting boss of WPP, the advertising powerhouse he created out of a backstreet wire-basket and trolley company, Sir Martin Sorrell was rarely sentimental. The man who helped turn a ramshackle but chic industry into a global force poached accounts mercilessly and often pitted his own firms against each other in the ...

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