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Pound rises as EU hints at 'ambitious' Brexit deal

Pound rises as EU hints at 'ambitious' Brexit deal

Business
The pound has risen to its highest level for weeks after the EU's chief Brexit negotiator said the UK could expect a partnership with Brussels "such as there never has been with any other third country". The deal may include an "ambitious free trade agreement" along with cooperation in aviation, security and foreign policy, Michel Barnier added.Nevertheless, the EU will not permit anything that damages its single market, he said."We respect Britain's red lines scrupulously," Mr Barnier said during a news conference in Berlin."In return, they must respect what we are. Single market means single market. There is no single market a la carte."Following his comments, the pound rose to more than $ 1.30 for the first time in over three weeks.Sterling jumped by a cent against the ...
Cryptic Paul Pogba hints at Manchester United unhappiness amid Barcelona links

Cryptic Paul Pogba hints at Manchester United unhappiness amid Barcelona links

Sports
‘I WILL GET FINED’ The Frenchman believes he needs to be content in order to produce his best form Paul Pogba starred as Manchester United beat Leicester on Friday night, but has since hinted that all is not well behind the scenes. The Frenchman scored and put in a strong performance as the Red Devils won 2-1 at Old Trafford, though he has repeatedly been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer. Pogba has alluded to problems at United Now, the 25-year-old explained to reporters that he needs to be content in order to perform to the best of his ability. “You have to know one thing. A player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he’s not happy. That’s all I’ll say. &ldq...
Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill hints he will retire from international football after World Cup

Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill hints he will retire from international football after World Cup

Sports
last hurrah The 32-year-old is desperate to play in the third-place play-off against Belgium on Saturday Gary Cahill will hold talks with England manager Gareth Southgate over whether he should end his international career. The Chelsea defender is desperate to face Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday because it could be his last game for the Three Lions. Cahill could play his last England match on Saturday Cahill, 32, has lost his place to Harry Maguire and featured just once in Russia. He said: “It is a good conversation for me to have with the manager in the coming month or so. “Any time I get an opportunity to play for England, I want to do that. I can finish my England career knowing that I have played every possib...
Louise Redknapp hints at 'mid-life crisis' in cryptic Instagram video

Louise Redknapp hints at 'mid-life crisis' in cryptic Instagram video

Entertainment
She recently made a comeback to the music scene having taken time out to be a stay at home mum to her two children with ex-husband, Jamie Redknapp.And Eternal star Louise looked to be enjoying some down-time from her busy schedule over the weekend as she relaxed with her sons.Taking to her official Instagram account, the 43-year-old shared a snap of herself sunning it up in the garden as she did a spot of reading.However, Louise’s choice of book certainly raised eyebrows.The Break, by Marian Keyes, centres on the character of Amy, whose husband Hugh decides to take a break from their marriage for six months to go travelling, leaving behind Amy and their children, in what the author deems a “mid-life crisis”. INSTAGRAM / ...
'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past

'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past

Science
The space interloper 'Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion years. That is the conclusion of new Belfast research that has examined in detail the light bouncing off the cigar-shaped asteroid from outside our Solar System. "At some point or another it's been in a collision," says Dr Wes Fraser from Queen's University. His team's latest study is featured in Sunday's Sky At Night episode on the BBC and published in Nature Astronomy. It is yet another intriguing finding about this strange object that has fascinated scientists since its discovery back in October. 'Oumuamua comes from a different star system. Its path across the sky confirms it does not originate in our solar neighbourhood. Initially, it was thought the object could be a comet, but i...