Deliveroo has been hugely successful, utterly revolutionising Britain’s takeaway market in just four years — so much so that the company is thought to be worth as much as £1.1 billion. How? Its mission statement is simple: ‘Your favourite restaurants, delivered fast to your door.’ Where once the only choice might have been between pizza or curry, Deliveroo has deliberately partnered with independent and chain restaurants that do not have a delivery service to offer customers a range of cuisines. Now working with 20,000 restaurants and more than 30,000 contract riders, last year its orders grew by a staggering 650 per cent, a boom almost entirely due to this tempting promise: that if you can’t make it to your favourite restaurant in person, it will bring your favourite restaurant to your living room — and all at the click of a button. But how would people feel if they were to learn that the food did not, in fact, come from the restaurant itself — but from a metal box the size of a shipping container plonked on an industrial estate?
Anthea Turner faces threat of raid by bailiffs: TV star istargeted over sister's £5,000 in unpaid rent but she insists she's not to blame
She was chased through the courts for money after the collapse of her ex-husband’s £100million property business. Now Anthea Turner, pictured left, could be raided by bailiffs after failing to settle a claim for thousands of pounds of debt run up by her sister. The 57-year-old is being sued in the county court by company executive Amanda Cavill de Zaveley, 52, for more than £5,000 in missed rent payments racked up by her sister Wendy Turner Webster (pictured second left and right with her husband) when she was living in Mrs Cavill de Zaveley’s £850,000 home in West London. Miss Turner had agreed to act as a guarantor for television presenter Mrs Webster, 50, and her 53-year-old husband, actor Gary Webster, when they began renting the five-bedroom house in Isleworth, with their two sons in December 2011. But after the family moved out in December 2015 owing three months’ rent, Miss Turner refused to pay off the debt – saying she had stopped being the guarantor when the couple renewed their initial 18-month tenancy. The one-time Blue Peter presenter was served a county court judgment ordering her to pay Mrs Cavill de Zaveley £5,111.15 in June but continues to insist she is not the guarantor and will not pay the debt. Mrs Cavill de Zaveley’s sister Melanie Crawford, 51, pictured inset, is preparing to send bailiffs to Miss Turner’s £1.2million flat.
'You've got it wrong Sadiq': Massive backlash over bombshell decision to BAN Uber from London as 400,000 sign protest petition against Labour Mayor's decision in hours
Sadiq Khan was last night hit by a backlash from Uber customers worried about paying higher taxi fares. More than 400,000 signed a petition set up by the cab firm calling on the London Mayor to reverse the decision to ban it from the capital. MPs and social media users branded the move a ‘terrible mistake’ that could hurt consumers. The Labour politician faced immediate criticism from some – including many younger voters – who argued the taxi hailing app is cheaper and more convenient than getting a black cab. Father-of-three Bangalie, pictured right, who has been driving for the company for almost a year, fears he could be forced to claim benefits if Uber's appeal is not successful. Passenger Lucy Williams, 30, pictured centre, from London, said: 'It's terrible, I get Ubers like three times a week and they've saved me a lot of money from black cabs.' But black cab driver Kenneth Stein, 54, pictured left, said: 'I have nothing against Uber drivers but we as black cab drivers are regulated to the hilt while they have next to no regulation.'
Claws out for Buddhists who liberated lobsters: Animal lovers released £5,000 worth of crustaceans into the English Channel causing 'untold damage' to the environment
It would usually be a heartwarming story – hundreds of lobsters rescued from the pot and released back into the sea. But a pair of Buddhists who released £5,000 worth of crustaceans into the Channel have been fined almost £15,000 for causing ‘untold damage’ to the environment. Zhixiong Li and Ni Li (pictured) helped throw live crabs and lobsters into the ocean a mile off the coast of Brighton (inset is the Marina) as part of a life release ceremony in 2015.
Short of giving Mr Juncker a peerage Theresa May couldn't be more placatory: QUENTIN LETTS is underwhelmed by PM's speech which had promised so much
There we were in Florence, city of murals and medieval marvels, home of Botticelli and Lorenzo the Magnificent and strawberry gelati as big as fists. Enter Theresa the Not Quite So Magnificent, striding into a room with a classical frieze showing two near-naked cherubs frolicking and holding hands. Sure enough, Boris Johnson and Philip Hammond sat in the front row. They tried to exchange friendly banter but it was about as convincing as Charles and Diana in the late 1980s. Pictured: Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and Theresa May, right.
Rugby player, 24, who killed his master’s student girlfriend in a horror crash after being ‘distracted by her kissing him’ while he drove at twice the alcohol limit is jailed for two years
Benjamin Hughes (inset) drank pints of beer and shots before deciding to drive his girlfriend Dominique Wright (pictured left and right) home from a pub in Nottinghamshire. But after he got 'distracted' by a kiss from her, Hughes failed to negotiate a bend and veered into a ditch before striking a tree. Miss Wright, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, suffered terrible injuries including a broken neck, and was killed instantly. The court heard the crash took place on the A612 near Southwell, Nottinghamshire, at around 12.30am on October 30 last year.
Ex-girlfriend of 'billionaire' founder of Boyzone and man, 40, are charged with murder after body of 21-year-old French au pair was found 'burned in garden of £1million home'
Sabrina Kouider, 34, (main picture) had hired Sophie Lionnet, 21, (left) to look after her children - including a son she had with ex-boyfriend Mark Walton (inset), who founded the Irish boyband Boyzone and is now a Pop Idol judge living in LA. Concerned parents walking their children home from school in Southfields reported a large blaze and 'foul-smelling smoke'. Police were called to her Edwardian end-of-terrace home (bottom right) in the affluent South London suburb after a curious boy of eight scaled the back garden gate and saw a huge bonfire with a man throwing what he thought were 'sticks' into the flames. Kouider was arrested at the scene along with Ouissem Medouni, 40, and both have now been charged with murder of the French au pair, who was allegedly earning around £50 per month. Friends said she was unhappy and returning home to Troyes on Monday, which is 110 miles south-west of Paris. Her body was removed from the garden yesterday (top right) and her alleged killers will appear in court later.
Airport valet parking firm apologies after a customer was fined for parking in a bus stop 70 MILES from where he left his BMW to go on holiday
A holiday maker who was fined after an airport valet parking firm left his BMW in a bus stop received an apology from the firm whose driver parked it illegally because he was hungry. Graeme Philpot left the car with Drivefly at Luton Airport on August 30 to return on September 9. But he was issued a £70 fine (pictured) for being 'stopped on a restricted bus stop' on September 7. Mr Philpot, who lives in Buckingham, said he got the parking ticket from Luton Borough Council after picking up his car when he returned from holiday.
Flash of brilliance: Stunning image of lightning beats waves towering over a lighthouse and a shot of a fogbow to scoop the Weather Photographer of the Year award
The winners of the Weather Photographer of the Year competition are in and showcase snappers' incredible ability to capture the elements. Organised by the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, the contest takes place every year in a bid to find the best and most dramatic weather shots from around the world. This year's competition received over 2,000 submissions from more than 60 countries. The grand prize for 2017 went to Mike Olbinski with his 'Superstrike' image (left) of a dramatic lightening storm over Arizona's Superstition Mountains. Winner of the Public's Favourite Image award was Scott Robertson with his image of a 'fogbow' arching over a tree at Rannoch Moor in Scotland. Another popular image was Paul Kingston's 'Monster of the Deep', (top right) which shows gigantic waves lashing against Seaham Lighthouse on the County Durham coast in north east England.
Autumn really is here! UK is wreathed in morning mists on first day of new season but don't panic: An Indian summer with 75F sun is on way for weekend
An Indian summer will warm Britain up this weekend after an unsettled spell of stormy weather. Calm, sunny days with highs of 75F (24C) are expected in central regions and the South-East after Storm Aileen brought 83mph winds and rain last week. The warmer temperatures will put us on a par with Mediterranean cities such as Barcelona and Rome. As the fine conditions began to take hold yesterday, tourists were out punting on the River Cam in Cambridge (bottom right) and a jogger made the most of the early sun (bottom left) on what was technically the last day of summer. And a blanket of mist was seen surrounding the village of Corfe Castle in Dorset (top) as dawn broke on the day of the autumn equinox.
Exploding oil tankers, a submarine and 'at least two' tanks: Action film Fast and Furious takes to the stage but its star insists the live show is NOT just for the boys
A flaming fuel tanker that bounces, a souped-up Dodge Charger and a bright orange Lamborghini are just a few over-the-top displays at an action-packed arena show based on The Fast and the Furious franchise. And if that isn't enough adrenaline for one day, lovers of the explosion-laden films will also be able to watch a Honda Civic EJ1s chase a jack-knifed lorry and witness a submarine crash through ice. 'It is not a real Akula-class submarine,' said Rowland French, the creative force behind what he says is one of the most ambitious live arena shows ever staged. 'Much as I would like to have the opportunity to play with a real one.' British actor Elysia Wren (pictured, right) says she's 'utterly blessed' to play show's alpha female.
'Lazy' students set up a bizarre pulley system to send tea and food between their flats as it saves them walking downstairs and crossing the road
Police ordered the four men to take the contraption down after locals on their road in Paisley, Renfrewshire, complained. Ewen MacKenzie, Jamie Stewart, Josh Still and Josh White came up with the idea because they could not be bothered to walk to each other's homes. After living opposite each other for two months, they began using the system, which is commonly used on building sites, to pass each other food and drink without leaving their homes.
Drunk woman shatters glass door of takeaway shop and brawls with revellers after she was refused a KEBAB after a night out in Northern Ireland
Shocking footage, filmed in Northern Ireland, shows the moment a drunken woman tried to fight her way into a kebab shop, shattering its glass door in the process. The cringe-worthy clip shows the heavily inebriated woman, wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt, pulling desperately at the glass door while punters block her entrance.
'This is not a typo': Blundering police claim tearaway driver who crashed with six passengers is banned for 80 YEARS... despite court insisting he was only disqualified until 2019
Officers claimed a driver who crashed with a car full of passengers in Salford, Greater Manchester, was banned for 80 years despite Mohammed Ahsan from Coventry only being banned until 2019. These pictures show the shocking moment Ahsan, 20, ploughed into a marble bench. After he was sentenced, police Tweeted that he was disqualified until 2097, later doubling down and claiming it was not a typo.
Aspiring catwalk model, 24, is scarred for life by female clubber who hit her with a pint glass and wrongly accused her of kissing attacker's boyfriend
Marta Bugalska (left), 24, was scarred for life after receptionist Ashley Katsande (right), who had two previous convictions for violence, hit her on the head with a pint glass in Edinburgh's Opal Lounge. Katsande, 23, claimed the victim had kissed her partner and even messaged Miss Bugalska's boyfriend on Facebook while she was being treated by doctors, saying: 'Just to let you know, your s*** of a girlfriend was kissing my s*** of a boyfriend tonight!!!!' Katsande was ordered to pay £800 in compensation but managed to avoid time behind bars.
'I’ve got rid of 11 neighbours already - and I can get rid of you': Retired college lecturer hounded young family next door out of their own home after a vicious hate campaign 'because they made too much noise'
A retired college lecturer hounded a young family out of their home with a vicious hate campaign in which she threatened: 'I’ve got rid of 11 neighbours already - and I can get rid of you.' Susan Pumford, 62, (pictured, right) who lived alone, told Darrel Green (pictured, left) she'd 'smash his head in' and subjected his girlfriend to foul-mouthed abuse daily after accusing them and their children of making too much noise when they moved in next door. The elderly widow shouted through and banged on the adjoining walls of their terraced homes in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, threatening to vandalise Mr Green’s car after her brother's suicide and husband's death to cancer had a 'shattering' impact.
Fuming holidaymaker returns from trip to find his beloved £12,000 Audi caked in mud and dumped in boggy field by 'rogue' airport parking firm
A fuming car owner claims he returned from holiday to discover a 'rogue' parking firm had dumped his £12,000 Audi caked in mud in a boggy field - despite paying £52 for 'safe and secure' parking. Chris Holl (bottom right) resorted to calling the police after allegedly waiting four hours to be reunited with his beloved motor after jetting into Manchester Airport with wife Louise (bottom right) at 3am earlier this month. The father and grandfather-of-two claims he was horrified after spotting his Audi A3 right) in an unsecured field near Manchester Airport alongside 'hundreds' of other vehicles splattered in deep mud (left).
May plans champagne charm offensive at Chequers country residence to win over Tory MPs to her Brexit strategy
The Prime Minister is throwing a party for 30 MPs and their spouses at her 16th Century manor house in Buckinghamshire tomorrow as she tries to woo her backbenchers. The party will come just a day after she delivers her landmark speech on Brexit - which she is giving in Florence this afternoon. The PM is understood to want to use the soiree to reach out to her backbenchers after the election disaster and also to unite her party around her Brexit vision.
Water world: Shocking drone footage shows Puerto Rico capital deluged with flood waters in aftermath of Hurricane Maria as officials confirm six dead
Drone footage showing the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico was released on Wednesday. Images from the unmanned aerial vehicle shows the city of San Juan deluged with flood water as residents of the US territory continue to struggle without electricity. Mayor of the capital Carmen Yulin Cruz said the devastation is like nothing she has ever seen, telling MSNBC 'The San Juan that we knew yesterday is no longer there.'
'I can't wait to start': Chilling final video of British headmistress murdered by Brazilian gang showing her smiling with excitement as she speaks about solo Amazon trip
The devastating video shows Ms Kelty, who sold her London flat to complete a source-to-sea journey along the Amazon River, explaining that she 'can't wait to start' her epic adventure. It was filmed on June 17 - just a day before her trip began. As she stands by her backpacks and gear in Queropalco, Peru, she says: 'I can't wait to actually start - to get up to the top and actually start kayaking down.'
Forced to run with her baby attached by the umbilical cord as soldiers fired at her: Rohingya mother describes incredible escape from Myanmar troops destroying her village moments after giving birth
EXCLUSIVE: Hamida, 30, said her village of Quachong, Maungdaw, in Rakhine State was attacked on September 2. She was at home, full-term in her pregnancy, when she heard a commotion outside, followed by the sound of explosions. Her face was expressionless as she recounted: 'The mob invaded our village, they fired at us with rocket launchers and chased us and even shot us as we were running away. Then they set fire to the village and it burned to the ground.' With her baby due any day, Hamida was forced to flee to the forest with her husband and their six other children where they hid. Pictured, Hamida's 15-day-old baby Hassain.
The monk hunk: Photographs of buff Buddhist go viral in Thailand as holy man makes appeal for healthier alms
The identity of the buff Buddhist, who was photographed in the humble orange attire of Thailand's monastic order, is not known. But the holy hottie is thought to have shared the photos to raise awareness about the health of monks. He apparently wanted to advise the public to change their habit of giving monks fatty and sugary foods as alms. Alongside his admirers, however, have been those keen to criticise the big man for his perceived vanity.
Three ISIS jihadis filmed themselves being blown up by a Syrian tank. One fighter's headcam caught the moment the tank round struck their armoured vehicle, ending their lives. Before the blast the terrorists can be seen trying to doge the tank, which is out of shot. One fighter shouts: 'Tank on the right side', while another yells: 'The tank, the tank, the tank is over there, over there, over there.'