Sunday, April 30, 2017

Le Pen and Dupont-Aignan

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has said she will make a defeated rival her prime minister, if elected.
Ms Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN), chose Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, of the mainstream nationalist "Stand Up France" in an apparent bid to attract his voters.

May, Scots and Union

Theresa May has urged Scots to vote for her to "strengthen the Union", the economy and her hand in Brexit talks.

Brexit and Citizens' Rights

European Council President Donald Tusk has called on the UK to come up with a "serious response" on what will happen to EU citizens in Britain after Brexit.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn

Two of Jeremy Corbyn's key allies have not been selected for parliamentary seats under a fast-track process.

Ian Paterson

A breast surgeon who "played God" and carried out "completely unnecessary" operations has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients.

Google and Facebook

Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam.

Friday, April 28, 2017

DJI and Flights

Chinese drone maker DJI is offering up to one million yuan (£112,000) for information about drones that disrupted scores of flights at a Chinese airport.

We Deserve Better Campaign

Teenagers in Rennes and other French cities have held rallies or blocked schools in a protest against both presidential candidates.
In a campaign tagged "We deserve better", about 1,000 people came out in the western city to chant "neither Le Pen nor Macron".

May, Merkel and Brexit

Angela Merkel's comments about the UK's Brexit stance show the need for Britain to have the "strongest possible hand" in negotiations, says Theresa May.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gina Miller

Businesswoman Gina Miller has defended her crowdfunded bid to keep "all options on the table" on Brexit.

Lee Charnley

Newcastle United and West Ham United's grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation.
Newcastle's managing director Lee Charnley was among "several men within professional football" who were arrested. He was released without charge at about 17:00 BST.

Harry Harris and North Korea

The US military's top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "to his senses, not to his knees".
Adm Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, told Congress the US would be ready "with the best technology" to defeat any North Korean missile threat.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trump and Cash for Wall

Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week's spending bill.

US Submarine in South Korea

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test.

Ivanka in Berlin

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka was met with groans as she defended her father's attitude towards women at the G20 women's summit in Berlin.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Marine Le Pen

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she will step down as leader of her National Front (FN) party.

Toa Payoh Bully

Do they blog?

Toa Payoh Couple

Do they blog?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Aurora and Steve

A group of aurora enthusiasts have found a new type of light in the night sky and named it Steve.
Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary in Canada spotted the feature in photos shared on a Facebook group.

North Korea and Carl Vinson

North Korea is "ready to sink" a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said.

A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be sunk "with a single strike".

Tony Blair and Brexit

Tony Blair has urged voters not to elect MPs who "back Brexit at any cost", whichever party they are from.
The ex-PM told the BBC that Brexit was a bigger issue than party allegiance for the general election on 8 June.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Duncan Hsu from UOB Toa Payoh

Does he blog?

Cherry Tan from UOB Toa Payoh

Does she blog?

Sharon Tang's Boyfriend

Who is he?

Raymond CH Chan from UOB Toa Payoh

Does he blog?

Len McCluskey

Len McCluskey has been re-elected as Unite's general secretary following a leadership battle.
The result is a boost for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has sent the union chief a message of congratulations.

March for Science

Thousands of people have gathered in London to join a celebration of science amid fears research is under threat from a "post-truth" age and Brexit.

American Airlines and Pram

American Airlines has removed an employee from duty after an ugly clash over a baby's pram in San Francisco.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Changi Harvest Church

Where is it?

Theresa May and Foreign Aid

Theresa May has ruled out cuts to the UK foreign aid budget if she wins the election but doubts have been cast on other existing Conservative pledges.

Island in the Pacific

Comments made by Jeff Sessions regarding Hawaii have spurred internet anger, and opponents of Prime Minister Theresa May are tweeting #AskTheresaMay.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nawaz Sharif and Panama Papers

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister.
It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers.
Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif's family when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks in 2015.

Corbyn, Power and Wealth

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to "overturn the rigged system" by putting power and wealth back in the hands of "the people".


As Fox News is forced to reassess its role in American political life, it might ask the question, is this White House about Trump or about the movement he stands for, call it Trumpism? There's a difference. It's the same question millions of voters who supported Donald Trump will soon want the answer to.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

George Osborne the Editor

Former chancellor George Osborne says he is quitting the House of Commons "for now".
The Conservative MP for Tatton said he was "very excited" about becoming the new editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper.

OBE for Victoria Beckham

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has received an OBE from Prince William for services to the fashion industry.

China, North Korea and BBC

China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has voted against balloting members on a boycott of primary school tests, known as Sats, in England.

EU, Brexit and Snap Election

The European Union's Brexit plans remain unchanged by Theresa May's snap election announcement, the council representing EU leaders has said.

Snap Election in UK

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.
She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not."
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party wanted the election, calling it a chance to get a government that puts "the majority first".
The prime minister will refuse to take part in televised leader debates ahead of the vote, Number 10 sources said.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Formally Charged Park

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been formally charged in a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.

New 9-1 GCSE Grades

Reforms to the GCSE grading system in England has created "huge uncertainty" for schools, the NASUWT union says.
The union says the new 9-1 GCSE grades will increase the pressure on pupils and narrow the range of educational opportunities for young people.

More Missiles from North Korea

North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US.

Monday, April 17, 2017

May, Corbyn and Easter

Theresa May has spoken of a "sense of people coming together" following the UK's vote to leave the EU.
In her first Easter message as PM, she said "opportunities" would arise from Brexit and emphasised the UK's "shared ambitions and above all shared values".
She said people should feel "confident" about Christianity's role in society and free to speak about their faith.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Easter message of peace "could not have more urgency throughout the world".

Erdogan Camp

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in the referendum on granting him sweeping new powers, saying it was won by a clear majority.
He was speaking in Istanbul as the count neared completion. With more than 99% of ballots counted, "Yes" was on 51.36% and "No" on 48.64%.
Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency will modernise the country.

Félix Ramón Guirola Cepero

It’s not possible to keep up with 52-year-old Félix Ramón Guirola Cepero, and it’s not wise to try. On a bright winter day, he flew down Havana’s famed Malecón on his bicycle as tourists and locals alike gawked in wonderment.
Guirola Cepero isn’t just faster than everyone else, but higher, too. He’s achieved a measure of local fame as the builder of the tallest bikes in Cuba. At blinding speed, and barely breaking a sweat, he cruises the streets on a 3m-tall, custom-made bike made of three frames welded on top of each other.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

New Driving Test in UK

Learner drivers will have to be able to follow directions from a sat nav and drive into a parking space to pass their test.

Cows and Train in Kent

A herd of cows on a railway line has caused delays and disruption to trains.
Up to 60 cattle were spotted walking along the track and going into a tunnel between Hever and Ashurst in Kent.

Referendum in Turkey

The final day of campaigning is taking place in Turkey ahead of a referendum on whether to grant sweeping new powers to the president.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to replace the parliamentary system with an executive presidency.
Approval could see him stay in office until 2029.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Iora and Lalu

Atrium Sales
Tampines One
Until 20 April 2017

Mary Hampton

An elderly woman whose bicycle was stolen while she was shopping has been overwhelmed by offers of replacements.
Mary Hampton's bicycle was taken while she did her weekly shop in Waitrose.

China and North Korea

China has warned that "conflict could break out at any moment" as tension over North Korea increases.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Young Boy Drove To McDonald's

An eight-year old boy in Ohio safely drove his little sister to McDonald's after learning to drive from YouTube, local news report.

Tesco and Beer

Tesco has apologised for any offence from a beer advertisement that claimed "Good Friday just got better".

Miss H

How is she related to Edmund Chen and Xiang Yun?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sharon Tang and Jim

Is he married?

Edmund Chen's Goddaughter

Does she blog?

Xiang Yun's Goddaughter

Does she blog?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Toshiba has filed its delayed financial results, warning that the company's survival is at risk.

Ryan Giggs

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs will argue he made a "special contribution" to the creation of wealth during his marriage, a divorce court judge has been told.

Amo Singh

Amo Singh - a shopkeeper from Stroud, Gloucestershire - was badly beaten after defending a Polish teenager from a gang attack.
The Polish community have responded by donating money online, and even called for Amo to be officially invited to Poland as a VIP.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The fashion chain Jaeger has gone into administration, putting 700 jobs at risk in the UK.

Poultry in England

All poultry in England will be allowed outside again from Thursday, having been kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.

Terry Peck

An Australian rapper called 2pec racked up a large bill in a seafood restaurant, before running into the sea to avoid paying, a Queensland court has heard.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Century Square

It will be closed for major upgrading works soon. 

Hottest Day In UK

Parts of the UK have had the hottest day of the year so far - with temperatures hitting 25.5C in Cambridge.

KT McFarland

President Donald Trump's deputy national security adviser, KT McFarland, has been asked to step down after just three months, US media say.
Ms McFarland, an ex-Fox News analyst, has been offered the role of ambassador to Singapore instead.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Trump and Xi

US President Donald Trump has accepted his counterpart Xi Jinping's invitation to make a visit to China, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Boris Johnson and Moscow

The UK foreign secretary has called off a visit to Moscow in the wake of the Syrian chemical weapons attack.

Younus Khan

Pakistan batsman Younus Khan has announced he will retire after their three-match Test series against West Indies, which starts on 22 April.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bob Holmes

A family have cashed in a bet on Red Rum winning the Grand National 43 years ago - after discovering an unclaimed betting slip.
Bob Holmes found evidence of the £1 bet while going through his late father-in-law's paperwork.
Through a shop code, William Hill found that the bet had been placed at odds of 11-1, meaning a payout of £12.

Kong Hee

Only 3.5 years
How about his wife?


Loh Woon Liang
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Xi and Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Florida for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump.

Jon Platt

A father has lost his legal challenge against a fine for taking his daughter out of primary school on an unauthorised holiday during term time.

Devin Nunes

The head of a key US congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking has temporarily stepped down amid an ethics inquiry into him.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Elton John and Gordon Ramsay

Sir Elton John and Gordon Ramsay are taking action against the publisher of the Sun and defunct News of the World over phone-hacking claims.

Missile From Sinpo

North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan.

Barbara and Douglas Fink

The third time was indeed the charm for a Canadian couple who won C$8.2m (£4.9m, $6.1m) in the lottery.
Barbara and Douglas Fink had won the lottery twice before, once in 1989 and once in 2010.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Theresa May and Saudi Arabia

Theresa May has defended her trip to Saudi Arabia, saying its ties with the UK are important for security and prosperity.

Pink Star Diamond

A rare diamond known as the Pink Star has been sold in Hong Kong for more than $71m (£57m), setting a new world record for any gemstone at auction.

Theresa May and Cadbury

Theresa May has described the decision to drop the word Easter from the name of Cadbury and National Trust egg hunts as "absolutely ridiculous".

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trump and North Korea

US President Donald Trump has said the United States will "solve" the nuclear threat from North Korea, with or without China's help.

May and Jaw Jaw

Prime Minister Theresa May has laughed off journalists' questions about going to war with Spain following the Gibraltar Brexit row.
Mrs May said her approach to negotiations was "definitely jaw jaw".


Democrats have enough votes to use a tactic called a filibuster to thwart President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
Four more Senate Democrats said they would use the procedural roadblock on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, giving the party the 41 votes they need.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Feng Chongyi

A Sydney university academic blocked from leaving China for more than a week has now arrived back in Australia.
Feng Chongyi, a China studies academic at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was conducting interviews for a human rights project.

Philip Green and Arcadia

Sir Philip Green has been "long favouring" the pension schemes of Arcadia over those of BHS, according to the chairman of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field.

Helen Zille

South Africa's opposition party has launched disciplinary action against its former leader after she tweeted colonialism was not all bad.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been under pressure to sanction Helen Zille since she caused a storm of controversy with the tweets in March.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Special Shopping in Sheffield

Fifteen stores in Sheffield city centre have provided special shopping sessions for people with autism.
Some opened early to allow those with the condition to shop in an environment with lower lighting and no in-store music.

UK, Gilbratar, Spain and Brexit

The UK has said it will stand up for Gibraltar's interests after the territory accused Spain of using Brexit to forward its territorial aims.


Lemons and other citrus fruits are well known for their colourful pitted skins and tart, refreshing taste. Lemons contain citric acid and are well known for their high vitamin C content. The peel of a lemon consists of two layers: the outer zest and a white inner layer. The zest contains essential oils - the most common of which is called limonene.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Minimum Pay in UK

Minimum pay for workers aged 25 and over is rising by more than 4% as the National Living Wage increases from £7.20 an hour to £7.50.

Gibraltar, Spain and Brexit

Gibraltar has accused Spain of manipulating the European Council for its own political interests.
A draft document on the EU's Brexit strategy said no agreement on the EU's future relationship with the UK would apply to Gibraltar without the consent of Spain, giving it a potential veto.

Brexit and Trade Talks

Draft EU guidelines for Brexit rule out starting free trade talks with the UK before "sufficient progress" is made on other issues.