Tag Archives: The Independant

Kim Cattrall: Sex and the City stars 'were never friends'

Sex And The City actress Kim Cattrall has said of her co-stars “we were never friends”. The actress, 61, who played Samantha Jones in the TV show and spin-off films, recently hit the headlines after saying Sarah Jessica Parker “could have been nicer” after Cattrall turned down a third Sex And The City movie. Speaking about her three co-stars, she ...

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North Korea sends unprecedented open letter to West urging 'sharp vigilance' against Donald Trump

North Korea has sent an unprecedented open letter to the West, urging “sharp vigilance” against the “heinous and reckless” administration of Donald Trump.  It also announces the emergence of North Korea as a “fully fledged nuclear power”. It is believed the letter, written by the Foreign Affairs Committee, was sent to a number of Western countries covertly.  But its existence ...

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James Toback: Oscar nominated writer-director accused of sexual harassment by 38 women

Oscar-nominated director and writer James Toback has denied accusations of sexual harassment by dozens of women in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. 38 women have come forward to allege that Toback, now 72, harassed or assaulted them over a period stretching back to the 1980s. He is accused of “prowling the streets of Manhattan looking for attractive young ...

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Britons should consider long-haul winter holidays for better exchange rates, says report

UK holidaymakers planning winter trips should consider long-haul destinations to take advantage of where currency exchange rates have improved, according to a new report. Analysis of the value of the pound compared with October 2016 by foreign exchange firm FairFX found that its strongest performance is against the Argentine peso, with a 23 per cent growth. This is followed by ...

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WWE TLC results: The Shield and Kurt Angle stand tall but Finn Balor and AJ Styles steal the show

Finn Balor was victorious against AJ Styles at WWE TLC on a night that saw Kurt Angle stand tall on his return to in-ring action. Styles and Balor, as expected, put on a fantastic performance. To say the two are not strangers to one another from their exploits around the world would be a gross understatement and the two good ...

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UK household financial worries ease despite the prospect of higher Bank of England interest rates

British households’ financial worries have eased to their lowest since June, despite the prospect of higher Bank of England interest rates and a reliance on borrowing to make up for falling employment income, a survey showed on Monday. The IHS Markit Household Finance Index rose to 43.8 in October from 42.8 in September, its highest since June, and marking a ...

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Lewis Hamilton surprised by how little Sebastian Vettel defended against him on way to US Grand Prix victory

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he was surprised Sebastian Vettel did not put up more of a fight after he passed his rival to win the United States Grand Prix and edge ever closer to a fourth world title. Pole-sitter Hamilton lost out to the fast-starting Ferrari driver on the uphill dash to the first corner at the Circuit of the ...

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Grenfell Tower fire: UK insurers consider raising premiums on high rise tower blocks

Insurers are considering raising premiums for tall buildings in Britain with flammable cladding panels and no sprinklers or even excluding related risks following the Grenfell fire in London earlier this year. Inquiries into the tragedy, which killed up to 80 people in the 24-storey social housing block in June, are expected to take several years, but property insurers are not ...

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Missing California hikers found dead in each other's arms died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.”  Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 22, had been missing for nearly three ...

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Bitcoin 'boom' failing to attract big name investors

Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170bn (£128bn). Yet for all the hype, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear of the nascent market, taking the view that it is too lightly regulated, too volatile and too ...

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