Mark Kendall

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Federal workers return in USA, but fear a repeat soon

It was a beautiful autumn day in Washington where the grand edifices of state were open again after 16 days of closure.<p>It was the same story all over America, in national parks or any federal-funded facility or service. Tourists were among the first to benefit.<p>“Well, I must admit that we are …

Roy Hodgson goes from zero to hero – and back again

As the travails of the England football team show, history no longer repeats itself as farce: the two happen simultaneously<p>In a more enlightened future, we will think it barbaric that a psychologically impaired nation was allowed to compete in a World Cup when it was quite clear it was wholly unfit …

Paul McCartney performs surprise set in London lunch hour

London’s Covent Garden is known for street entertainment, but passers-by may not have been expecting this particular performance.<p>Music legend Paul McCartney surprised fans with an unexpected lunchtime concert…from a stage on the side of a truck.<p>Around 2,000 fans gathered for the short set in which …

Red alert in Uganda over warnings of 'Westgate-style' terror attack

Uganda has heightened its terror alert to the maximum level following what police say are intelligence reports of a potentially imminent Islamist attack.<p>Security across Kampala has been stepped up amid warnings of a possible “Westgate-style attack” in the capital, a reference to last month’s …

Ash cloud covers Sydney as fires rage

Five major bush fires have threatened hundreds of homes in New South Wales<p>Hundreds of homes are feared to have been destroyed by intense wildfires that tore across southeastern Australia in ferocious wind conditions, darkening Sydney's skies with smoke and ash, firefighters said.<p>Five major blazes …

Researchers achieve speedy internet with LED lightbulbs

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>I just installed Wi-Fi in a new apartment. After paying for a costly modem, router and installation fee, I’m still stuck with …

George Osborne: Britain has lost its ambition

In an exclusive interview Chancellor George Osborne says “somewhere along the line in Britain there were bits that were great about British industry that we allowed to wither".<p>Chancellor <b>George Osborne</b> said he was "staggered' by what he has seen of China's progress and that there "so much more we …

Apple Employees Jokingly Referred To Gold iPhone 5s As ‘The Kardashian Phone’

Internally, the gold iPhone 5s was jokingly referred to as ‘The Kardashian Phone’ by some Apple employees. This fact was tweeted out by the NYT’s Nick Bilton today and we confirmed the nickname with our sources. Yes, we asked this question of our sources.<p>Apparently this was not a serious ‘code …

Comedian Felix Dexter dies of cancer

<b>Friends have paid tribute to Felix Dexter, who died on Friday.</b><p>The comedian and actor had suffered from myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer. Reports said he was 52.<p>Colleagues and peers used Twitter to praise the St Kitts-born Londoner, with comedian David Baddiel mourning a "real loss to …

Billy Connolly

Young adults only walk five minutes a day 'because of technology'

Parents blame technology for their children not walking, as a survey shows one in four young adults in the UK only walk when it is necessary.<p>A quarter of young adults aged between 18 and 24 only walk an average of five minutes a day, according to Bupa who surveyed 2,000 people.<p>Parents aged 42-54 …

Princess Diana’s sister speaks out for the first time

Lady Jane Fellowes has given her first interview since the death of her sister Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.<p>Since Diana, Princess of Wales died in 1997, her sister Lady Jane Fellowes has shunned the limelight. Now, however, she has decided to speak out, in support of young people drawn into a …

Adnan Januzaj's interview with Kosovan TV station KTV: the full transcript

Manchester United's 18-year-old midfielder Adnan Janzsaj gives his first television interview since that stunning two-goal debut against Sunderland<p><b>On Adnan's two goals:</b><p>I was there at the Stadium of Light and I was happy to see him score, but this is not the last time he does so. There is still …

Woodley benefit claimant had £110,000 savings

A benefit claimant landed in court after failing to declare he had more than £125,000 in savings.<p>Nicholas Broome, 51, of Warren Road, Woodley, …

Warning to lock up your ladders

A man whose son’s ladder was stolen from scaffolding outside his house in Caversham is warning other people to be vigilant.<p>William Bamsey, 45, was at …

Madejski: Reading FC in much better position than QPR

Reading chairman Sir John Madejski says that Royals are in a much stronger position financially compared to Queens Park Rangers.<p>Both sides look set …

Restaurant of the Year: Barts Grill

A young eatery in East Reading is already winning fans and a nomination for this year’s Restaurant of the Year awards.<p>Barts Grill & Restaurant opened …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>South Korea's national security adviser is making a "major statement" on North …

David Cameron offers opinion on Luis Suárez but stays silent on Bahrain

As part of English football's ongoing commitment to self-parody, I should like Carlos Tevez to resurrect his baby's dummy goal celebration next time …

A role model no more

ULRICH HOENESS is one of Germany’s football greats, up there with Franz Beckenbauer, with whom he won a World Cup in 1974 and many other titles for …

Drunken thief returns stolen bike with free Domino’s voucher attached

As drunken thieves go, this recent graduate could well be the nicest of them all – even returning the bike they shamelessly stole to its owner with a …

Man found dead on London street 'was probably stowaway who fell from plane'

A young man whose body was found on a pavement in west London almost certainly died after stowing away inside the landing gear of a British Airways …

Is the best Windows laptop really a MacBook?

Anyone who owns a MacBook Pro knows that it's a fairly reliable machine for running Apple's Mac OS X operating system, but new research shows that …

Consumer Tech

Boston bombs: Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' sales soar 597 percent

Sales for Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" are up by 597 percent a week after the song became a source of comfort following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.<p>Nielsen SoundScan said the song sold 19,000 tracks this week. It sold 2,800 tracks the previous week and 1.75 million tracks to date.<p>The …

Life during World War I in Berkshire project gets funding

<b>A library project to research and record what it was like to live in Berkshire during World War I has been given lottery funding.</b><p>A project manager and volunteers will digitise local newspapers, street directories and a four-volume casualty list.<p>They will work from July until June next year, which …

Remembrance Day