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Ryanair cuts profit forecast after fall in pound

Ryanair cuts profit forecast after fall in pound

Image copyright PA Ryanair has reduced its forecast for full-year profits, blaming the drop in the pound following the Brexit vote. The budget airline said net profit would be €1.3bn to €1.35bn (£1.17bn-£1.2bn), 5% below its earlier guidance. Ryanair said the pound’s fall would cut the revenues they receive from fares in the second half […]

Masking tape saves endangered kiwi in New Zealand

Masking tape saves endangered kiwi in New Zealand

Masking tape saves endangered kiwi in New Zealand By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Rainbow Springs Nature Park Image caption The baby kiwi – called Fissure – breaks out of its cunningly repaired egg Every life matters when it comes to saving New Zealand’s endangered national bird, and one kiwi […]

Ikea Shanghai frowns on elderly daters who occupy cafeteria

Ikea Shanghai frowns on elderly daters who occupy cafeteria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Where will lonely hearts go in Shanghai? Sad news for elderly lonely hearts in Shanghai: they can no longer look for love in Ikea. The Swedish furniture giant’s Shanghai store has seen a strange phenomenon of senior citizens descending upon its famed cafeteria to socialise and even find partners. […]

How the unsexy fantasy football QBs are teaching their value – New York Post

How the unsexy fantasy football QBs are teaching their value – New York Post

From the moment minicamps open, fantasy football owners are inundated with draft strategy tips that revolve around the running back and wide receiver positions. Whether it was the zero-RB theory telling you to load up on receivers, or the SMART system pointing you toward established runners first, the common thread found within each was to […]

Liverpool ‘not the last wonder of the world’ – Mourinho

Liverpool ‘not the last wonder of the world’ – Mourinho

Media playback is not supported on this device Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd: Jose Mourinho says side controlled game and crowd Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said Liverpool “are not the last wonder of the world that the media like to say they are” after his side held Jurgen Klopp’s team to a goalless draw. In […]

Mosul battle: Iraqi troops ‘ahead of schedule’ in bid to retake city

Media captionOrla Guerin: “It could take months to drive the IS fighters from the city of Mosul” Iraqi forces are “ahead of schedule”, the Pentagon has said, as they begin the second day of the battle to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State. But spokesman Peter Cook warned that the campaign “could take some time” […]

Syria war: Russia halts Aleppo bombing for humanitarian pause

Syria war: Russia halts Aleppo bombing for humanitarian pause

Image copyright AFP Image caption Much of Aleppo lies in ruins after a sustained bombing campaign Russian and Syrian warplanes have suspended air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo ahead of a humanitarian pause on Thursday, Russia has said. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the bombing had been halted early on Tuesday. Russia had […]

‘Motorola’: Ukraine rebels accuse Kiev over commander’s death

‘Motorola’: Ukraine rebels accuse Kiev over commander’s death

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Motorola” pictured in February 2015 in the ruins of Donetsk airport after heavy fighting Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine are trying to find out who assassinated one of their commanders, considered a war criminal by Ukrainian authorities. Russian-born Arsen Pavlov, nicknamed “Motorola”, was killed by a bomb blast in the […]

Rise in clothing and fuel prices push inflation to 1%

Rise in clothing and fuel prices push inflation to 1%

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inflation rate rose to 1.0% in September, up from 0.6% in August, according to official figures. It was the biggest monthly rise in the cost of household items in more than two years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Rising prices for clothing, hotel stays and motor fuel […]

Troubled families scheme has made ‘no significant impact’

Troubled families scheme has made ‘no significant impact’

Image copyright Science Photo Library A government initiative to help the most disadvantaged families in England has made no “significant impact”, a report suggests. The Troubled Families Programme launched in 2012 at a cost of £448m, with £900m added as it was extended. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research suggests it has had […]