Sport

Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo commands audience he deserves

Of all the stadiums in all of Europe to be close to full capacity at Euro 2020 it would be the one that Cristiano Ronaldo bestrides for his latest international record on Tuesday. Murky politics may have been behind the Hungarian government’s decision to allow more than 60,000 fans into the Puskas Arena but, purely […]

Lifestyle

Move of the week: how to boost your bum

This is the “ticks-all-boxes” lower-body exercise you never knew you needed. Not only will it strengthen your legs and bum, and generate better mobility (and flexibility) in the hips and ankles, it will also improve your stability. You do one leg at a time, which works each side of your body in turn, and helps […]

Business

Lufthansa’s low-cost airline Eurowings to open Prague base

German airline Lufthansa’s said on Friday its budget carrier Eurowings would open a new base in Prague with two aircraft in October. Eurowings will station two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from Oct. 31 and offer low-cost direct flights to major European cities like Barcelona, Milan and Copenhagen and holiday destinations such as […]

Technology

How to find the best deals during Prime Day 2021

Outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day has become one of the biggest shopping events of the year. It’s a two-day stretch wherein Amazon Prime members will likely find some of the best prices yet on popular tech products like video games, gaming peripherals, laptops, 4K TVs, phones, PC accessories, and more. The […]

News

Police smash car to save dogs in 24C heat – as owner moans “you broke my window”

Police were forced to smash a car window to rescue two dogs left inside in 24C heat – as the owner moaned about the damage. Footage taken on Saturday on the seafront in Brighton, Sussex shows officers breaking into the dark-coloured vehicle. The car alarm then goes off – before the apparent owners turn up. […]

Sport

Spain and Sweden rue missed chances after Euro 2020 stalemate in Seville

You may have heard this one before. It was noisy in Seville, but the roof was never truly raised at La Cartuja, the sound that lingered from Spain’s opening game at Euro 2020 instead the whistles of supporters who had watched their team dominate possession, complete 918 passes for 85% of possession, setting a new […]

Lifestyle

Tim Dowling: I want a quiet birthday. Someone tell that to the cat

When I wake, sunlight is streaming through the bedroom window. I look at my phone to check the time: just after 6am. Then I see the date, and I have a sudden and overwhelming need to escape the room before my wife can wake up and wish me a happy birthday. I dress silently, in […]

Business

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi sets stage for mega New York float

Didi Chuxing, China’s biggest ride-hailing firm, on Thursday made public the filing for its long-anticipated U.S. stock market listing, setting the stage for what is expected to be the world’s biggest initial public offering this year. The company – backed by Asia’s largest technology investment firms, SoftBank , Alibaba and Tencent – did not reveal […]

Technology

Workhorse starts federal court fight over lost USPS contract

EV startup Workhorse has filed an official protest after losing the bid to make the United States Postal Service’s next-generation mail vehicle in February, a contract that could ultimately be worth some $6 billion. The USPS instead gave that contract to defense contractor Oshkosh. The Ohio-based company filed a bid protest in the US Court […]

News

Vegetarian in tears after biting into chicken burger due to McDonald’s mistake

A vegetarian said she was left “traumatised” after eating meat for the first time following a mistake in an order from McDonald’s. Charlotte Sunshine’s boyfriend Calum Donaghy, 25, ordered her a veggie deluxe meal from the fast-food giant’s restaurant in Corstorphine, Edinburgh, as a treat on Tuesday last week. But McDonald’s staff gave her a […]