BUSINESS LIVE: Lloyds brings backs dividend as profits surge

BUSINESS LIVE: Lloyds brings backs dividend as profits surge; BT issues bullish forecast for its prospects; Shell boosts dividend and launches bumper share buyback scheme Lloyds Banking Group swung to a profit of £2.6bn, new figures show Lloyds also announced plans to acquire savings and retirement firm Embark  By Jane Denton For Thisismoney Published: 02:59 … Read more

O2 brings back roaming charges for Britons travelling to the EU

O2 brings back roaming charges for Britons travelling to the EU with £3.50 bill for every gigabyte used over 25GB Latest fallout from Brexit deal, which asked networks to have ‘fair rates’ for users Ministers at the time said they would not prevent the reintroduction of charges O2 announced change Wednesday and said it would … Read more

American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino brings daughter Keziah home after newborn spent a month in NICU

American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino and husband Kendall Taylor bring baby daughter Keziah home from hospital after newborn spent a month in NICU By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com Published: 23:47 BST, 22 June 2021 | Updated: 23:50 BST, 22 June 2021 Fantasia Barrino and husband Kendall Taylor have brought their newborn daughter Keziah home … Read more

Angelina Jolie dons beige trench coat as she brings her entire brood to JFK Airport on birthday trip

 All good things must come to an end. Angelina Jolie was seen departing from JFK Airport on Thursday with all six of her kids after a trip to New York City for her 46th birthday.  The Maleficent star kept her look simple as she sported a long brown a Christian Dior trench coat over a … Read more

Gossip Girl trailer brings back the iconic stalker to terrorize New York City’s elite

Nine years after going offline, the iconic stalker is back in the new trailer for HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot. The show brings the story back to the Constance Billard School for Girls and St. Jude’s School for Boys, with the stalker stepping into the social media age. Instead of a website that tracks both … Read more

Grey’s Anatomy brings back both Chyler Leigh as Lexie and ANOTHER surprise former cast member

After last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, a teaser revealed that Chyler Leigh’s Lexie would be the next former cast member to return and visit Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) on her mysterious ‘beach.’ Thursday night’s episode did in fact feature the return of Lexie, who showed up to hand Meredith a towel on the beach, … Read more

China brings in new rules ensuring only ‘patriots’ loyal to Beijing can govern Hong Kong

China brings in new rules ensuring only ‘patriots’ loyal to Beijing can govern Hong Kong as it crushes democracy and dissent Beijing has increasingly tightened grip on HK since national security law in June Communists claimed latest overhaul gets rid of ‘loopholes and deficiencies’  Slashed number of directly elected parliamentarians and cut size of the … Read more

Amy Schumer brings her son to see her father for the first time in one year due to pandemic

Amy Schumer brings her son Gene to see her father for the first time in one year after practicing social distancing due to the pandemic: ‘Big day’ By Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com Published: 17:35 GMT, 15 March 2021 | Updated: 06:30 GMT, 16 March 2021 She’s taking things one day at a time when it … Read more

Pollution levels off the charts in Beijing as worst sandstorm in a decade brings thick yellow smog

China’s capital and wide swathes of the country’s north have been cloaked in yellow smog as the worst sandstorm in a decade descended.  Pollution levels in Beijing surged off the charts and flights were cancelled on Monday as landmarks including the Forbidden City were partly obscured by the haze of dust and sand. Residents used … Read more

Buckingham Palace brings in external legal firm to carry out bullying probe

Buckingham Palace will bring in an external independent legal firm to carry out an investigation into claims that the  Duchess of Sussex bullied royal staff, reports say. In an escalation of the standoff between the two parties, Meghan Markle has written to the Palace demanding to see documents, emails or text messages relating to the bullying complaint against … Read more