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Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

Entertainment
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Retail sales for 2020 show largest annual fall since records began

Retail sales for 2020 show largest annual fall since records began

Business
Retail sales in 2020 saw the largest annual fall since records began in 1996, as retailers continued to suffer from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.Despite a 0.3% rise in sales volumes during December, the figure for 2020 as a whole saw sales down 1.9%, with clothing sales slumping by more than a quarter. The slight rise in December was far less than the 1.2% increase expected by economists and left sales 2.9% higher than a year earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.Live coronavirus updates from UK and around the world Image: Shoppers at Westfield Stratford City the run-up to Christmas While spending online surged by 46.1% in 2020, non-essential retail was closed for much of the year under rul...
Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Technology
For a few hours this week, we were given an insight into the closely-guarded secret at the centre of the UK's vaccination programme.It came courtesy of the Scottish government, which published its vaccination plan on Wednesday. The plan included detailed figures for the number of vaccines that would be supplied to Scotland by the UK each week until the end of May.The UK government objected, saying the publication of the figures would create difficulties for the pharmaceutical companies, and the offending page was quickly removed - but not before some clever internet users were able to save a copy.This is what those numbers showed: ...
Elizabeth Olsen: ‘WandaVision’ show ‘totally confused my brain’

Elizabeth Olsen: ‘WandaVision’ show ‘totally confused my brain’

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Two of Marvel's Avengers, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) now have their own Disney+ TV show. WandaVision is a drastic genre and tonal shift from the superhero feature films in which they've acted previously. "It totally confused my brain," Olsen said in a Zoom press conference. Advertisement Introduced in the scene after the credits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Wanda has telekinetic powers. Her superhero alter ego is The Scarlet Witch. Bettany first joined the Marvel films as the voice of Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.'s) computer, Jarvis. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Stark gave Jarvis physical form. Still an android, Vision is omniscient, can fly and take human form. WandaVision puts these superheroes into a television ...
Rupert Grint on why Servant is ‘probably the worst show to be a part of’ now he’s a dad

Rupert Grint on why Servant is ‘probably the worst show to be a part of’ now he’s a dad

Entertainment
Rupert Grint says having his own child has given him a whole new perspective on starring in the psychological horror Servant.In the M Night Shyamalan drama - which is returning for a second series - the Harry Potter star plays the brother of a woman who can only function after her baby tragically dies, when she gets a lifelike replacement doll. Rather than seeing the doll as just a substitute, she actually believes the doll is her real child. Image: Grint is now a dad to baby girl Wednesday. Pic: Instagram/@RupertGrint Grint says that becoming a father to his daughter Wednesday has made him see the story differently.He told Sky News: "It really has, it's probably the worst show to be a part of if you've just become a dad. ...