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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 […]

Sport

Biosecure bubble can help forge stronger Lions bonds, insists Ken Owens

The British & Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens believes the strict Covid-19 restrictions facing the squad can act as a strength rather than a weakness for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Training got under way on Monday for the 26 players who have arrived at the Lions’ pre-tour training base in Jersey and Owens […]

Lifestyle

Blind date: ‘He was very willing when I suggested tequila shots’

David on AlexWhat were you hoping for?To meet someone new and enjoy a few drinks. First impressions?He had good vibes, a really nice ear piercing, and a good fashion sense. What did you talk about?Living in London, our drinks of choice (tequila), university nostalgia, climate change, what we were reading, past dates. Any awkward moments?None […]

Business

China’s watchdog tightens rules for $1 trillion cash management market

China’s banking and insurance regulator issued rules on Tuesday on wealth management products for cash, tightening oversight of the $1 trillion market. China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission banned such products from investing in stocks and convertible bonds and said the leverage level of each product should not exceed 120% normally, according to a statement […]

Technology

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella now doubles as the company’s chairman

On February 4th, 2014, Microsoft found its new CEO in the cloud — Azure boss Satya Nadella took the top job, Steve Ballmer retired, and Bill Gates stepped down as chairman. Now, after growing Microsoft to become one of the most valuable companies in the world yet again, Nadella has now been unanimously elected chairman […]

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Moment yobs hurl deckchairs in 10-man mass brawl on UK beach as temperatures hit 28C

A day at the seaside erupted into a 10-man brawl and saw deckchair after deckchair thrown as tempers boiled over on one of the hottest days of the year. The shocking scenes on Southend seafront shocked onlookers as the men threw chairs and even tables at the Essex tourist hotspot. The yobs appeared to be […]