Libby Plummer

  • Yahoo UK's big fat News Quiz of the Year 2017

    How much can you remember from the biggest events of the past 12 months?

  • The best alcohol deals this Christmas

    Christmas can be a pricey time with presents, the tree and Christmas cards to pay for, not to mention the turkey dinner. And the epic festive feast is even pricier when you factor in the cash you need to splash on booze. But, with a little shopping around, you can slash your yuletide booze bill with some nifty little bargains. From a nice bottle of red to go with dinner to bottles of bubbly for the festive shindig, here is some of the best value booze to buy over Christmas…

  • What you really spend your money on at Christmas

    From presents and Christmas dinner to entertaining friends and family, the festive season now costs an eye-watering amount for many. In 2017, Brits will shell out a staggering £78.69 billion during the Christmas period, up 1.4 per cent on 2016, according to research by VoucherCodes and the Centre of Retail Research. For every £5 spent over Christmas, £2 of it will be spent online, according to Visa.

  • 30 of the most memorable pictures of 2017

    A turbulent year around the world produced some hugely emotive imagery.

  • Magazine editor says Jeremy Corbyn was 'pushed around like a grandpa' during 'tortuous' GQ photo shoot

    Dylan Jones, editor of GQ magazine, has mocked Jeremy Corbyn during a BBC Radio 4 interview, calling him “underwhelming” and describing his magazine photo shoot as “tortuous”. An exclusive interview with the Labour leader appears in the latest issue of the magazine, with Corbyn appearing on the cover looking dapper in a suit, which the left-leaning politician insisted should be from M&S, according to Jones. Despite presenting a slick and media-savvy on the cover, Jones told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme  that the reality was quite different.

  • From Trump to Grenfell: The biggest news stories of 2017

    In 2017, Britain experienced a destabilising general election, a tragedy in south London and numerous terror attacks. Donald Trump has captivated British people with his outspoken views on social media and a foreign and domestic agenda that has been hard to keep up with. Yahoo’s Year in Review reveals the biggest news stories, social trends and searches of 2017, taken from the billions of searches made on Yahoo Search over the course of the past year.

  • The most memorable politicians of 2017

    Even though British politics was dominated by June’s snap general election, UK politicians were eclipsed Donald Trump who commands top spot on the list of Yahoo’s most searched-for politicians.Yahoo’s Year in Review reveals the biggest news stories, social trends and searches of 2017, taken from the billions of searches made on Yahoo Search over the course of the past year.

  • From Donald Trump and Brexit to Ed Sheeran and Love Island, the biggest stories of 2017

    Donald Trump is the most searched term by Yahoo users in the UK this year. Yahoo’s Year in Review reveals the biggest news stories, social trends and searches of 2017, taken from the billions of searches over the course of the past 12 months. Trump, one of the most divisive presidents to ever lead the United States, beat off stiff competition from Brexit and the General Election.

  • Theresa May 'started crying' before she had to ask Queen to form a new Government

    Theresa May is said to have wept as the shock general election result unfolded last week. The Prime Minister’s gamble to secure a larger Conservative majority by calling a snap election, failed following a late surge in support for the Labour Party. May has been left with the prospect of propping up her Conservative government with a controversial deal with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

  • Theresa May was told to call election by EU chief Jean Claude Juncker

    Theresa May was urged to hold a snap election by European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, it has been claimed. May’s gamble spectacularly backfired when the Conservatives failed to secure a majority, resulting in a hung parliament and leading the PM to seek a controversial deal with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

  • Muslims hand out thousands of flowers at scene of London Bridge terror attack

    British Muslims have been handing out flowers as a symbol of love at the site of the latest terrorist attack in the UK. Some 3,000 roses were given to Londoners and tourists on London Bridge in a demonstration of solidarity following the van and knife rampage that left eight people dead and dozens injured. Members of the public praised the act of solidarity, calling it ‘touching’ and ‘powerful’.

  • Explained: How Jeremy Corbyn can still be Prime Minister

    Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to oust Theresa May from Downing Street using the upcoming Queen’s Speech. The Labour leader intends to strike as pressure mounts on the struggling Prime Minister after last week’s general election resulted in a hung parliament and the possibility of a Tory deal with the controversial Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Theresa May has been to the Palace.

  • Revealed: Boris Johnson's WhatsApp message of 'support' for Theresa May

    Boris Johnson has brushed off reports he is plotting to oust Theresa May – but immediately faced accusations his show of support was an attempt to lay the groundwork for a future leadership challenge. “Jeremy Corbyn did not win this election. Earlier it emerged Mr Johnson had sent a WhatsApp message to Commons colleagues urging them to “calm down” following the election.

  • Poll shows Labour is now far more popular than the Tories

    Following a disastrous result for the Tories in the general election, Labour has seen a huge boost in support, according to one of the first post-election polls. The figures from the Mail on Sunday show that Labour is now the most popular party with 44.8 per cent of the vote, compared to 38.9 per cent for the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrats trail behind with just 7.3 per cent, according to the poll carried out by survey firm Survation.

  • Leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed, claims Syrian state TV

    The leader of ISIS has been killed in an air strike, according to reports from Syrian state TV. The world’s most wanted terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is said to have been killed on Saturday, though the reports are yet to be verified. It is claimed that the leader of ISIS was killed during a heavy artillery raid on Raqqa, the Islamic State-occupied city in Syria, reports the Mirror.

  • Theresa May says 'sorry' to the Tory MPs who 'didn't deserve to lose their seat'

    Theresa May has finally apologised to Conservative Party members who lost their seats in yesterday’s general election. The Tories suffered a net loss of 12 seats, leaving them unable to secure a majority, leading to a hung parliament. Among the losers was Ben Gummer, author of the controversial Conservative Party manifesto.

  • 'When life still carried on!' Amazing 1941 colour pictures show defiance of the Blitz

    Following a series of terrorist attacks in 2017, after which Brits refused to be cowed, many have made comparisons to the ‘Blitz spirit’ of defiance during the Second World War The Blitz involved a relentless campaign of bombing raids over Britain carried out by the German Luftwaffe during 1940 and 1941, killing 43,000 civilians. Many of the raids were concentrated on London as the Germans targeted industry and civilian centres but Londoners carried on with their daily lives, working around the rubble. ...

  • Cat tries to play with emergency workers after car crashes into electricity pole

    A mischievous stray cat decided to get involved in a rescue operation after a car smashed into an electricity pole causing it to smash to the ground. In the footage captured by nearby CCTV cameras, electrical cables can be seen falling to the ground as a result of the crash which toppled the pole into the middle of the road. CCTV cameras caught the cute kitty playing chase with one of the rescuers who had been called to help remove the pole, which had blocked an entire lane on the road.

  • Boris Johnson refuses to back Theresa May as odds on him being next PM are slashed

    The odds on Boris Johnson becoming the next Prime Minister have plummeted after Theresa May confirmed that the Conservatives will attempt to form a coalition with the DUP. In the wake of the disastrous General Election, the Foreign Secretary has repeatedly failed to publicly back the PM, sticking to vague responses or simply staying silent when quizzed by reporters as to whether she remain in 10 Downing Street. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power put Johnson’s odds to take over as leader at 7/1 following the shocking election result.

  • Thai man jailed for 35 years for insulting monarchy on Facebook

    A man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison Facebook posts deemed defamatory to the Thai monarchy. The Bangkok military court initially sentenced a salesman to 70 years’ imprisonment on 10 counts of lese majeste – insulting the monarchy –  but halved the sentence because he had pleaded guilty, according to Sorawut Wongsaranon of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. The harsh sentence is thought to be the longest of its kind handed down to date.