Bad flight delay? Try beating this one involving Daytona 500 and Air Berlin

<![CDATA[ */ ]]>Keep a sense of perspective: that’s the mantra every airline passenger needs. I was reminded of that last Sunday, while sitting and stewing on a delayed flight from Turin to Gatwick. The auxiliary power unit (a small engine that sits near the tail) was broken, which was inconvenient because it is the usual method for starting the real ...

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How to successfully navigate moving in with a partner, according to experts

Moving in with a partner is a big step and there are many things to consider. For example, are you ready, are you at that ‘stage’ of your relationship, how will you divide your space, and bed, with someone else and what if their living habits rub you up the wrong way? In order to avoid persistent squabbling over whose ...

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Volkswagen&apos;s diesel emissions scandal to cause more than a thousand premature deaths, MIT study finds

More than a thousand people in Europe will likely die early as a result of being exposed to fumes emitted by Volkswagen cars involved in a major emissions scandal that has rocked the global auto industry. According to research presented by scientists from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, an estimated 1,200 people will lose as much as ...

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Leandro Bacuna hit with six-game ban after deliberately barging into assistant referee during Aston Villa win

Aston Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna has been given a six-match ban after he was sent-off during the 1-0 win over Derby County last weekend for physically abusing a match official. The 25-year-old deliberately barged into assistant referee Mark Russell after a decision went against him in stoppage time during the match at Villa Park, with referee Andy Madley producing a ...

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Six of the best high-tech music gadgets for the home

Stylishly create beautiful music in your home thanks to the hottest high-tech speakers…  British hi-fi brand Ruark has launched the elegant R4-30, priced £699.99, which plays CDs as well as the radio and wirelessly streams music.  Ruark have launched their R4-30 which has 2.1 built-in speakers  But for a speaker that does more than just stream music, opt for the £149.99 Amazon ...

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Women are &apos;smaller, weaker, less intelligent&apos; and should be paid less, says right-wing Polish MEP

A right-wing politician provoked a furious response after saying women should earn less money than men because they are “weaker”, “smaller” and “less intelligent”. Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke, who has repeatedly courted controversy with his opinions, was speaking to a near-empty European Parliament during a gender pay-gap debate. The Eurosceptic started by explaining that no women are ranked in the top ...

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Don&apos;t miss: Traumatised at Sotheby&apos;s

TRAUMATISED AT SOTHEBY’S We’ve always enjoyed Sotheby’s S|2 space which puts on museum-quality exhibitions with free entry, behind the Mayfair auction house. It’s a direct selling space, so there’s no bidding for the artworks, and there’s currently a terrific show called Traumata, celebrating two of the greatest artists of their generation — the late Louise Bourgeois and Yayoi Kusama. Both ...

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iPhone 8 will get new charging port – but not at the end that people are worked up about

Apple is going to change the connector to plug in the new iPhone – but probably not at the end everyone’s worried about. Consternation hit Apple fans this week when the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple would be altering the connector used to plug in the iPhone. Owners feared that they would have to change all of their accessories ...

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Bold brights and &apos;gipsy Bohemia&apos; are this season&apos;s hot design trends

Today is the big reveal for a second collection at Habitat by fashion designer Henry Holland, crashing on to duvets, rugs, cushions and a chair. He calls it “gypsy Bohemia”, a mash-up of florals, gingham and embroidery, triggered by archive photos of the Roma of Eastern Europe.  And take a sneaky peak at an OTT suite at the Hoxton Holborn ...

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Ex-aide to Gordon Brown loses her UK divorce battle

A former policy aide to Gordon Brown has lost a landmark divorce case, in the latest stage of proceedings which have taken in three countries over five years. A judge in London ruled yesterday that a divorce granted to the British woman in the UK was not valid and instead recognised a divorce made four years earlier in Dubai. Afsana ...

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