Author: Katie Hansen

Unilever grandees weigh Dutch headquarters shift

Unilever grandees weigh Dutch headquarters shift

Sky News has learnt that ‎Unilever and the Leverhulme Trust – set up in 1925 after the death of William Hesketh Lever, or Lord Leverhulme – are discussing the unification of the company‘s legal structure into a single entity based in the Netherlands. The talks are significant because the board of the Leverhulme Trust, which is the second-biggest investor in […]

Rolls-Royce develops ‘flying taxi‘ technology

Rolls-Royce develops ‘flying taxi‘ technology

A new electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) system, unveiled by Rolls Royce, uses gas turbine technology to propel the vehicle with minimal noise and without the need for recharging. The engine manufacturer unveiled the new development at Farnborough air show this week, and says it is searching for partners who can assist in making the idea a reality. Equipped […]

Satellites soon to be launching from UK soil

Satellites soon to be launching from UK soil

A traditional “vertical” rocket launch pad will be built in Sutherland, on the north coast of Scotland, to put small satellites into orbit. New “horizontal” launch sites – where runways are used by space planes carrying satellites and tourists – are also planned in Cornwall, Glasgow and North Wales. The spaceports could be worth £3.8bn to the UK economy over […]

Djokovic defeats Anderson to win Wimbledon

Djokovic defeats Anderson to win Wimbledon

It is the 13th Grand Slam trophy for the former world No 1 from Serbia, and his first in more than two years after dealing with an injured right elbow that needed surgery. Djokovic beat Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6. Image: The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William with Theresa May in the Royal Box The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge […]

Jailed double murderer runs for US Senate

Jailed double murderer runs for US Senate

Leonard Richards, 75, was convicted of killing his half-sister May Wilson in 1982, and of shooting dead his lawyer, Robert Stratton, in 1987. He is serving a life term in Stillwater prison in Minnesota, where the law allows felons to run for federal office but bars them from vying for state-level office. The sister of Mr Stratton told the Star […]

Cave rescue boys in tears over diver‘s death

Cave rescue boys in tears over diver‘s death

The “Wild Boars” football team are recovering in hospital after spending 18 days in Tham Luang cave, where they were trapped by monsoon floodwaters on 23 June. Doctors say they are in good health following a which ended when teams of Thai navy SEALs and international cave diving experts hauled the last five members of the team and their coach […]

China issues global warning as economy slows

China issues global warning as economy slows

The world‘s second-largest economy said gross domestic product (GDP) rose at an annual rate of 6.7% in the second quarter of 2018 – slightly down on the 6.8% registered between January and March. The authorities attributed it to factory output growth weakening to a two-year low, with demand at home and abroad falling. 3:07 Video: Trump's trade war starts with […]