Maidstone and Bromley boy Matt Terry wins ITV X Factor competition

Who will be in it? After triumphing in the final over Finnish vocalist Saara Aalto, Mr Terry, 23, of Bromley, performed " When Christmas Comes Around " - which was written by Sheeran. Terry took to Instagram to thank his fans, as well as share a photo with his mentor on the show, former Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger. "She's like "I'm your big sister" and it's so refreshing to have that because I hit the jackpot with you (Nicole)", he said. Read More

Ohio gas prices 21 cents higher than same time last month

Florida's average for a gallon of regular stood at $2.21 Monday, up from $2.18 a week ago. The state's motorists Monday were paying about 24.5 cents more per gallon compared to previous year, when Georgia's average was around $1.94. About GasBuddy.com GasBuddy is the premiere source for real-time local gas prices. AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found the price of a gallon of regular unleaded climbed to $2.22. Read More

Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox bids $14.1 bln for UK's Sky

According to Reuters calculations, Fox will pay STG11.25 billion for what it doesn't already own of Sky. Marrying distribution with content is becoming increasingly important in the competitive media landscape. Nasdaq-listed 21st Century Fox already owns a 39.1 percent stake in Sky, whose main five markets are Austria, Britain, Germany, Ireland and Italy. News of the potential deal sent shares in the Game of Thrones broadcaster rocketing, closing up 26% on the London Stock Exchange. Read More

Japanese firm plucks fruit giant Fyffes in £638m deal

Japanese firm plucks fruit giant Fyffes in £638m deal

Sumitomo, with 65,000 employees across 800 companies involved in everything from energy to an investment in a Japanese shopping channel, has been in the banan industry since the 1960s and now imports 30 per cent of the fruit into its domestic market. Read More

In age of Trump, GOP learns to embrace government activism

In age of Trump, GOP learns to embrace government activism

Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Sen. In a 60 Minutes interview conducted December 1, Ryan outlined his six top priorities, which do not include implementation of Trump's election-winning immigration reform policy. Donnelly, for example, thanked Trump for his efforts to keep jobs at Carrier Corp., which had planned to close a factory in Indianapolis. It is reasonable to suppose they will never regain the House under Pelosi's leadership, and most Democrats in the House know this. Read More

Borussia Dortmund break record for goals in Champions League group stage

Borussia Dortmund break record for goals in Champions League group stage

Zizou would obviously have mixed emotions if his current side were drawn against his former club, whom he played for between 1996 and 2001. Deportivo's last visit to the Bernabeu in January coincided with Zinedine Zidane's first match in charge - and Real's thumping 5-0 victory was a sign of things to come in a dream debut year for the Frenchman as a head coach. Read More

USA judge reverses order requiring vote recount in MI

Federal Judge Mark Goldsmith said Wednesday he must follow a decision by the MI appeals court, which found that Green Party candidate Jill Stein couldn't seek a recount. Dane County is one of 47 counties electing to hand count each of the ballots. The appeals court said Stein should not have been allowed to demand a recount, agreeing with the Republican Party attorney general who argued that the three-day recount must end because the candidate had no grounds to mount the challenge. Read More

Trump Tweets Attacks on Carrier Union Boss

Trump Tweets Attacks on Carrier Union Boss

For keeping jobs in the USA and agreeing to invest $16 million in Carrier's in operation, parent company United Technologies will receive $7 million in tax credits from in, paid out over a decade. We know where you live. "Let me just say with all due respect, Mr. Trump, you are president-elect of the United States , you are looking and acting as if you are mean and petty, thin-skinned and vindictive". Read More

Baywatch to release on May 26

Baywatch to release on May 26

As noticed by many , David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, two of the original cast members, were not featured in the trailer, but are reported to make guest appearances in the film. In this new installment, Johnson stars as veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. Read More

Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal

Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal

Late Wednesday, tweets from Vice President-elect Mike Pence showing support for Jones earlier this year began circulating on social media. "You hear all the time how much of a skilled negotiator that he is", Jones said. The Republican official and the person close to the transition weren't authorized to disclose the expected nomination before Trump's official announcement, and they spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More

97 new BMWs damaged after train carrying vehicles from plant derails

97 new BMWs damaged after train carrying vehicles from plant derails

Investigators from several agencies were on the scene and it was expected the tracks would be cleared by sometime Monday, said Barkley. It was carrying nearly 100 BMW cars, according to WCSC. Railroad officials are also working to fix the damaged line. The Automotive News said 12 rail cars that were transporting the BMWs were damaged as well. Read More

Yuan slightly stronger against other currencies in November: Index

Yuan slightly stronger against other currencies in November: Index

November's drop was the largest since January, when a sharp fall in the yuan and worries about China's slowing economy raised fears that Beijing would devalue its currency, shocking global financial markets. It's mostly been one-way traffic for China's currency in 2016, with the yuan having slid to its weakest point versus the dollar since 2008. Trump has promised to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in office in January and to slap 45 percent import tariffs on Chinese ... Read More

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Price Target Raised to $7.50 at Ladenburg Thalmann

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Price Target Raised to $7.50 at Ladenburg Thalmann

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of CHK . Want to receive stock recommendations on Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) as well as the latest stock picks before the Street? Sigma Planning Corp now owns 24,729 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 3,700 shares during the period. Read More

Union holds ceremony to remember victims of Montreal massacre and of abuse

Union holds ceremony to remember victims of Montreal massacre and of abuse

In 2016, Indigenous women and girls face the highest levels of violence of any women in this country. "It's especially not easy for the families for whom their loss is just as hard today", said Rathjen, who represents PolySeSouvient, a gun-control advocacy group. Read More

New York Giants Week 13 Report Card

The blame can be put squarely on the offense. Manning insisted NY is "good enough to compete" against teams such as the Cowboys and Steelers, saying, "It's a matter of a couple of plays or, today, a couple of inches". Their offense will not get better this season, and their defense can not carry them every single week. Roethlisberger, who threw for 289 yards and two scores, rolled to his right to escape pressure on the play and found Brown in the back of the end zone working against ... Read More

Local politician, 2 reporters killed in Finland shooting

The 23-year-old suspect who was armed with a shotgun was swiftly arrested at the scene. Some police officers were less than 1,000 feet away when emergency services were called at about midnight to respond to the shooting. Prime Minister Juha Sipila and other members of government have expressed shock and condolences on Twitter. Imatra authorities said via the internet that psychological support was being made available to local residents. Read More

Britain must go beyond commercial ties in China: Foreign Secretary

Britain must go beyond commercial ties in China: Foreign Secretary

Johnson also said Britain would not "block or impede" European Union efforts to develop their defense capabilities once the country leaves the 28-nation bloc. But pressure is building for May to be more transparent. Mr Davis angered some pro-Brexit Conservatives MPs when the told the Commons on Thursday that the "major criterion" in such a decision would be obtaining "the best possible access for goods and services" to the European market. Read More

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Bergdahl's hope was that he would become such a person of interest that his leaders would have to listen to him. Bergdahl says he assumed he would go to jail, for a short time. Obama will relinquish office on January 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made caustic comments about the sergeant during the presidential campaign that drew complaints from Bergdahl's defense team. Read More

10-year U.S. yield soars to highest level July 2015

10-year U.S. yield soars to highest level July 2015

Check out mortgage rates today at Bankrate.com. Note these are pretty important Fibonacci Retracement Levels so I would not be surprised to see some pretty nice bounces but I also believe the move down is not done. They argue that higher Treasury yields are a healthy sign as it reflects a brighter assessment of the economy. Money managers are wary about the turn in the bond market. Read More

No offer for talks from Pakistan: Government

No offer for talks from Pakistan: Government

Yesterday, the United States said it was aware of the border tensions between Pakistan and India and Washington supported a dialogue between the two countries. The conference, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, will see participation of over 40 countries. Read More

Strictly judge Len Goodman hints at leaving Dancing With The Stars

When asked if he has any say over who would be his replacement on the United Kingdom show, Len said, "I will have no input... it's all down to the producers". "I think I've had a fabulous time and really enjoyed it". Strictly Come Dancing is, first and foremost, a light entertainment programme and Ed Balls entered into the spirit of the show with wholehearted enthusiasm. Read More

Playtech founder offloads 12% stake for £329m

Playtech founder offloads 12% stake for £329m

Teddy Sagi has sold a third of his shares in Playtech, his online gaming platform, pocketing about £330 million. However, as the provider itself said today, Brickington has eventually chose to increase the sale to 38.7 million shares, due to strong investor interest. Read More

Albertsons rumored to be acquiring Price Chopper

Albertsons rumored to be acquiring Price Chopper

These challenges put pressure on the Golub family, which has owned Price Chopper for more than eight decades, to explore a sale. "There are no current plans, nor intentions, to sell any stores". Big Y has 79 stores throughout CT and MA with more than 11,000 employees. In 2015, Albertsons combined with Pleasanton, California-based Safeway, in a $9.2 billion merger that expanded its presence in the central and western U.S. Read More

Instagram is for the devil! - Justin Bieber

Instagram is for the devil! - Justin Bieber

And why did the Love Yourself check out of Instagram in the first place? The 22 year old Canadian megastar, of course, left Instagram suddenly back in August this year during a gap in his current objective world tour. Since the concert was the last one for his recent European tour, he joked about how he was going to spend his vacation time, teasing that he'd maybe lie by the pool and "take Instagram pictures and not upload them". Read More

Calgary, Alberta oilpatch applaud Trudeau pipeline approvals

In a move that many have called a "declaration of war", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that his government would approve two controversial pipeline projects despite the vigorous objection of numerous First Nations communities who are in the direct path of the projects. Read More

Europe's going to get nasty with United Kingdom about Brexit plan, predicts Sturgeon

Europe's going to get nasty with United Kingdom about Brexit plan, predicts Sturgeon

Cathaoirleach Denis Donovan said that it was a great honour to offer her the "traditional thousand welcomes". She also said the Scottish government wants the United Kingdom as a whole to seek continued membership of the EU single market and customs union. Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland fails stress test

Royal Bank of Scotland fails stress test

As a result of the most recent stress test, it agreed to take further action to cut costs and reduce risky assets. The hurdle rate required all the banks to retain capital equivalent to 4.5% of their assets weighted by risk, plus Pillar 2A - a requirement that varies depending on the specific risks for each bank - in the stressed scenario. Read More

This is what Europe's biggest bank expects from Italy's crucial referendum

But only three times has an Italian vote claimed center stage internationally: in 1948, when the choice was between the West and communism; in 1976, when voters faced a similar choice, between the Christian Democrats and Enrico Berlinguer's "Eurocommunism"; and now, with the upcoming referendum on constitutional reforms. Read More

Governor orders evacuation of protest camp

Governor orders evacuation of protest camp

Citing " safety concerns and the potential danger to human life for those camping on federal property without proper shelter during harsh winter conditions ", Governor Dalrymple (R) ordered an emergency evacuation of campsites housing protesters demonstrating against the North Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday. Read More

Top EU finance officials in Greece to nudge for deal

Top EU finance officials in Greece to nudge for deal

In 2018, the bailout terms demand the surplus increase to 3.5 percent of output. The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici will be visiting Athens on Monday. European officials have said the target is feasible. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem echoed those remarks from Brussels. Dijsselbloem told the European Parliament's economic affairs committee that the International Monetary Fund had a point when it says "running a ... Read More