I did a monumentally stupid thing at the beginning of January. I bought some Bitcoin. Actually, that’s not quite true. That makes me sound like Elton John frittering £40,000 a week at his florist. What I did was buy some different cryptocurrencies. A tiny bit of something called Ethereum...
There is a fair chance that Ian Henderson is the only player in the fifth round of the FA Cup who has been asked to smear himself in the blood of a ritually slaughtered goat at the start of the first training session of a football season.  It is certainly...
A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that five women, four men and three children were killed at the crash site...
“Hum-dingers” is how Gareth Steenson describes recent encounters between Exeter Chiefs and Wasps. As the Devon club’s finest hour came last May when they beat Wasps in extra time to claim their first Premiership final, so it is unsurprising that fly half is relishing this afternoon’s encounter in Coventry. Yet...
Ukip members will today decide whether Henry Bolton has a future as leader of the crisis-hit party. Activists will attend the emergency meeting to decide whether to endorse a motion of no confidence in his leadership passed by the party's ruling national executive committee (NEC). But Ukip's general secretary...
A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital's quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway. Mexico's National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, and seismic monitor network Sky Alert said the quake was felt across the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Puebla. The...
Switzerland's financial regulator has responded to the booming interest in digital currencies such as bitcoin with a rulebook to support those involved in the market.  The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) said it would regulate certain so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs), a fundraising method that has soared in popularity over the last year,...
Britain’s energy watchdog has launched an investigation into whether a Nottingham-based energy supplier broke rules on customer information and contact.  Ofgem said it would assess whether Iresa treated customers fairly when handling their calls and the complaints process and whether they gave indebted customers enough notice that they would be...
Popular Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has been overcharging users thousands of dollars, blaming a bug linked to how credit card companies bill for the service. Coinbase said it has fixed the problem which saw customers charged multiple times for transactions, while it has promised refunds to those affected. Multiple customers complained on user...
Thousands of people mourned the dead at a candlelight vigil following America's latest mass shooting, some chanting "No more guns!" and "Enough is enough!”. Many wept as the names of the 17 victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida were read out in a local...