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Part of Britain's main gas storage site permanently shut down

Part of Britain's main gas storage site has been permanently shut down due to old age, stoking fears about the future of the facility.<p>Centrica, which owns the Rough storage facility in the North Sea, announced on Friday that it was closing one of two platforms used to extract gas from the …

What's the best work schedule for your age?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The moment you may have been dreading is here. Lazy summer days have come to an end, and more structured back-to-work or back-to-school schedules have commenced.<p>But will your new daily schedule be the healthiest for your brain and body?<p>Scientists have long known that you have an internal …

Teens

Nigel Farage: the gurning face of Ukip who says his job is done

His politics were dismissed as racist and toxic, then Vote Leave aped his slogans, and now Farage is stepping down on a high<p>Nigel Farage has been promising to shake up British politics and cause an “earthquake” in Westminster for years, but his first real political breakthrough was the Eastleigh …

Great Britain

Glastonbury 2016: the full lineup for the main stages

With new additions such as Damon Albarn, Christine and the Queens and Tame Impala, here are the full listings for the biggest stages at this year’s festival

Glastonbury

50 Forgotten ’90s Bands Who Prove ’90s Indie Wasn’t Just About Oasis And Blur

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 50<p>The Longpigs<p>It might not seem like it sometimes, but there was more to '90s indie than the …

George Osborne

Here’s how to bring your old laptop back to life

Every few years, we replace the electronic devices in our lives, because they start to feel slow, or won’t work with the latest programs. But we don’t often throw out the old ones, either out of inertia or because they’re not the sort of thing you can just toss into the garbage can. But there’s a …

Batteries

Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G at Oscars – video

Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, in defiance of the Academy’s request for him not to appear in character. Baron Cohen’s alter ego Ali G poked fun at the diversity debate, calling himself ‘just another token black presenter’. At the 2012 Oscars, Baron Cohen appeared on …

Red Carpet

Driving instructors 'may offer lessons in return for sex', Netherlands government confirms

The practice, known as 'ride for a ride', has been deemed 'legal but undesirable'<p>The government in the Netherlands has clarified that it is legal for driving instructors to offer lessons in return for sex, as long as the students are over the age of 18.<p>However, it is illegal to offer sex in return …

The complete guide to every single new emoji in iOS 9.1

When you're at a loss for words, emoji can fill the silence. Now, you have 184 more to choose from.<p>Apple released iOS 9.1 for iPhone and iPad on …

The greatest indie movie soundtracks of all time

<i>THE VIRGIN SUICIDES</i> (1999)<p>As the 90s drew to a close, French duo Air invented a new sound for suburban dysfunction and defined an era with their hopelessly dreamy original film score for Sofia Coppola’s dark and whimsical directorial debut <i>The Virgin Suicides</i>. When Air spoke to us about the iconic …

Plex and VLC are coming to the new Apple TV

If you’re worried for some reason that the new Apple TV might not have strong enough video chops with all those apps and games, good news: Plex and VLC, two of the best video apps around, are coming to Apple’s new set-top box.<p>According to a blog post this morning, VLC is developing a tvOS app. …

Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected

The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze<p>Winter is coming, and it could be colder and snowier than normal after forecasters predicted that this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon could be the strongest since 1950.<p>Met Office meteorologists said conditions …

Eight Songs Noel Gallagher Would Take To A Desert Island And Why – Playlist

More so than any other rock musician of his generation, Noel Gallagher has never been shy to acknowledge the influence his musical forefathers wield …

From Voodoo Ray to Infinity and beyond – the story of the UK's biggest rave anthems

Together acts such as Baby D and A Guy Called Gerald created tracks that defined a scene and a generation. But what happened to them after the party ended?<p>The homegrown stars of acid house looked as if they were going to be around for years to come – they’d reshaped British pop, turning the charts …

The Charlatans at Glastonbury 2015 review – indie everymen let the good times roll

The secret “special guest” slot that has opened the Other stage bill for the past two years doesn’t have the most glittering history. In 2013, any anticipatory buzz was thoroughly quenched by the unravelling of a Beady Eye backdrop on Thursday night, and last year the Kaiser Chiefs were met with …

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

11 handy Chrome extensions you should try today

Power up your browser for increased productivity and easier surfing with these useful extensions we’ve rounded up just for you.<p>ZenMate<p>I’m neither an expert nor a fan of using proxy servers to access geo-restricted content like Hulu and Pandora, because I’ve found them to be unstable and hard to set …

Three UK's owner is reportedly plotting a £9 billion bid for O2

When BT finally confirmed its intention to buy a UK carrier, the company said it had two carriers in its crosshairs: EE and O2. The telecoms giant eventually chose EE and is currently in the process of completing a £12.5 billion acquisition, but Telefonica-owned O2 has quietly become the subject of …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Damon Albarn on Band Aid 30: ‘There are problems with our idea of charity’

Blur frontman questions whether the project patronises Africa<p>Damon Albarn has questioned whether Band Aid 30 is a suitable way of tackling the Ebola …

Damon Albarn

Best Bluetooth Speakers

As mobile devices get lighter and thinner, there is a slight downside: less space in which to jam a speaker. Smartphones never had particularly great (or even good) audio quality, and though we’ve seen a few standouts here and there, they aren’t getting any better. Luckily, Bluetooth audio devices …

Paris's 'Butt Plug' Christmas Tree Vandalised In 'Attack On Creative Freedom'

Vandals have attacked the controversial new 'Tree' artwork in Paris after many had complained that it looked far more like a... well, just look at it.<p>…

iPhone 6 Plus Customers Being Offered Free In-Store Pocket Enlargement

China Unicom is now offering on-site pocket enlargement for its iPhone 6 Plus customers, according to a new report from GSMArena.<p>The carrier, which …

Indian 'Rapist' Castrated By Angry Mob Who Hack Off Gentials With Meat Cleaver (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

A man caught allegedly attempting to rape a teenage girl was set upon by a vigilante group who hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver.<p>These …

800,000 bees attack, leaving one person dead, four injured

<b>(CNN) —</b> One bee after you is bad enough. What about thousands?<p>A man in Arizona died after being stung more than an estimated 100 times.<p>An exterminator said based on the size of the hive, there were about 800,000 bees.<p>Douglas Fire Chief Mario Novoa said his department answered a call Wednesday …

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t …