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UK records highest monthly car sales in almost 20 years

More than 500,000 new vehicles were registered in March, up 5.3% on the same period last year<p>The UK has recorded its biggest monthly car sales in almost 20 years, with more than 500,000 new vehicles registered in March.<p>The figures, regarded as a barometer of economic confidence, are up 5.3% on …

North Sea oil profitability plunges to near 20-year lows

The profitability of the North Sea oil and gas sector has plunged to lows not seen since 1997, according to official government data.<p>Explorers active in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) have seen the rate of return on their investments fall from just 2pc in the third quarter of last year to 0.6pc in …

Airline hedges fuel rally in later dated oil prices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big airlines are making waves in the oil market for the first time since prices went into a tailspin nearly two years ago, betting this may be their best chance to lock in cheap jet fuel for years to come, industry and market sources say.<p>Southwest Airlines planes are seen at …

Nigeria plans to send an astronaut to space by 2030

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nigeria has announced plans to send an astronaut into space by 2030, as part of its drive to develop a world-class space industry.<p>"The space program is very important," said Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, during a speech in the capital city Abuja. "Space is a major …

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Arab-Jewish segregation comments spark furor in Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A far-right Israeli politician has been admonished by his party and roundly condemned by commentators after suggesting Jewish and Arab women should be separated in maternity wards in apartheid-style segregation.<p>Cribs for newborn babies are seen through an window at a nursery …

Colin Montgomerie 'living in a hotel' after splitting from second wife

Golfer Colin Montgomerie is living in a hotel after the collapse of his second marriage, it was reported last night.<p>Friends of the sportsman told The Sun it was his decision to move out of the family home, in Dunning, Perthshire.<p>Montgomerie married Gaynor Knowles in a £1.2million ceremony at Loch …

Glastonbury 2016: Emily Eavis promised a line-up 'strong on women' - but has she delivered?

It is no secret that the fields of Worthy Farm have long been trodden by the mud-caked wellies of primarily male performers. So when organiser Emily …

Here's How Long Sex Lasts on Average, According to Science

Let's make on thing clear up front: good sex lasts as long as it needs to, depending on your preferences. But according to scientific research, sex …

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Lisa Riley's Weight Loss Praised By Former 'Strictly' Partner Robin Windsor

'I’m so proud of her for dropping the pounds slowly and sensibly.'<p>Lisa Riley shocked fans when she revealed that she'd shed six stone last month, and …

Dell for Entrepreneurs is looking for the best Dutch startup

Back by popular demand: Dell for Entrepreneurs and The Next Web are proud to present the Startup Competition 2016. In June, two Dutch tech startups will receive the 2016 Dell Startup Award – a prize that comes with amazing opportunities.<p>Dell for Entrepreneurs is searching for 30 of Holland’s finest …

10 things you need to know today

<b>Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton suffered setbacks in Wisconsin.</b> Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, taking 48.3% of the vote, compared with 35.1% for Donald Trump. The win gave Cruz 33 delegates to Trump's three, and it increases the chances of a contested …