An Army sergeant is to face a retrial on charges of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute after the first jury failed to reach verdicts. Emile Cilliers, 37, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, denied throughout a seven-week trial at Winchester Crown Court two charges of attempted murder and a third count of damaging a gas fitting.
Workers are facing two 'lost decades' without earnings growth, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned. The respected economic think-tank said by 2021 average earnings look set to be nearly £1,400 lower than forecast in March 2016. This would be lower in real terms than at the time of the 2008 financial crash.
Experts are to begin exploring whether playing football increases the risk of dementia, in "one of the most comprehensive studies ever commissioned" on the subject. The study, which starts in January, will explore whether dementia is more common in ex-professional footballers than in the normal population.
Argentina's navy is investigating reports of a loud noise detected a few hours after a submarine went missing. The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday with 44 people on board. The operation is entering a 'critical phase' because the crew's oxygen supply could be running low.
Former East 17 band member Brian Harvey has been arrested over claims he sent malicious tweets. The 43-year-old singer, who made his name in the 90s boy band, is being questioned by police in north London.
It is a toxic, addictive drug, you are still smoking
As of yesterday vaping and the use of e-cigarettes was officially banned from workplaces and outdoor areas in New York - with many residents we asked reacting positively to the decision.
So, should the same ban be implemented over here in the UK?
Simon Clark, who's director of pro-smoking organisation Forest doesn't think so, telling us where people have been anti-vaping in America 'for some time', people in the UK feel more 'liberated' by it and find it a good way to give up smoking.
However ex smoker Nilufer Atik doesn't trust that vaping isn't as harmful as smoking and doesn't like people using e-cigarettes around her child.
Thursday's Showbuzz looks at the latest I'm a Celeb gossip, including Toff's worst dinner date ever... plus which popstar was left a cringeworthy note telling him he smells?!
Thursday 23 November: Kate is wearing a print dress from Lily & Franc at Dorothy Perkins with jewelled shoes from Zara
We’re about to hit black Friday weekend – which means stores are pumping out deals galore. Yet is this all about bargains or baloney and what are the best offers out there? Who better to tell us than our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, in a Black Friday deals special. Also, Martin tells us what the latest Budget means for us.
Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.
As this year's Black Friday deals get shoppers into a frenzy, we've created a quiz to test your knowledge on the American shopping phenomenon which has taken the UK by storm!
The Treasury has defended Philip Hammond's abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyers after the Office for Budget Responsibility warned the move could result in a hike in house prices. The chancellor cut duty on homes sold up to £300,000 in his Wednesday Budget, a boon to young people hoping to get onto the property ladder. However, the OBR responded by predicting the move would increase house by around 0.3%, hindering first-time buyers while helping people that already owned a property. We'll be joined by Hammond on today's show.
Travel disruption is expected as strong winds and heavy rain cause flooding in areas of the UK, with gusts of up to 85mph hitting some areas. Scotland and Wales have been particularly affected, with vehicles left stranded in Cumbria. A warning for snow is also in place in Scotland, with travellers advised to leave extra time for their journeys.
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day reduces health risks, experts have claimed. Researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh reviewed more than 200 studies examining the effects of coffee consumption on health, concluding that taken "within usual patterns of consumption" the drink is safe, except in pregnancy. The studies even showed a link to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.
New York has officially banned vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in workplaces and other indoor areas. The state Health Department announced Wednesday that a law signed by Gov. Cuomo in October placing new restrictions on the indoor use of e-cigarettes is now in effect.
US actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual harassment by three women, including his Transparent co-star and former assistant Trace Lysette and a makeup artist who claims he forcibly kissed her on set of a film in 2001. The 73-year-old actor, who says he has no recollection of the latest allegation and says he he now considering quitting the Amazon hit show.
Stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 is to be abolished immediately and an extra £2.8 billion pledged to the NHS in England, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget speech. He also revealed that the outlook for productivity growth, business investment and GDP growth has been downgraded.
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is understood to be being investigated by British police over a second alleged sexual assault. It is understood officers from the Metropolitan Police's child abuse and sexual offences command are looking into claims the House of Cards actor sexually assaulted a man in Lambeth in 2005.
The former Scottish Labour leader, who is heading into the Australian jungle for I'm A Celebrity, has defended her decision to enter the TV reality show. Kezia Dugdale today said that she will be donating the three-week salary, £2,500, to charity.
The UK's data watchdog says it has "huge concerns" over Uber's secret payment of $100,000 to hackers who stole users' information. The Information Commissioner's Office says the revelation that 57 million customers' and drivers' data was stolen by hackers and covered up by Uber raises questions about the company's ethics.
Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president has returned to be sworn in as the country's new leader after Robert Mugabe's shock resignation during impeachment proceedings. Hundreds of people have gathered in expectation of a speech by Zimbabwe's incoming leader outside the ruling party headquarters where Mr Mnangagwa is being briefed.