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MI6 chief: 'World is as at most fragile since end of Cold War'

Wednesday  07:05,   13 november 2019

The world is as fragile as it has been "at least since the end of the Cold War", the Chief of the UK's foreign intelligence agency, MI6, has said. In the wide-ranging conversation, the first time ever that a serving Chief of MI6 has given a... >>>

Pear-shaped china teapot found on a shelf in a modest home sells for a staggering £1 MILLION at auction after sparking an international bidding war

Wednesday  06:50,   13 november 2019

The five-inch tall green glaze teapot was conservatively estimated to sell for a few thousand pounds but interest in it took off ahead of the auction in Dorchester, Dorset.Its owner, who wasn't aware of its significance, brought it down to show... >>>

Food banks handing out highest-ever number of emergency parcels

Wednesday  06:05,   13 november 2019

More people than ever are being forced to go to food banks, with more than a third of emergency parcels going to children, a charity has warned. The Trussell Trust, which runs a network of food banks across the UK, said it has given out more than... >>>

£20m of cocaine found wrapped inside frozen meat

Wednesday  04:30,   13 november 2019

More than £20m of cocaine has been found wrapped in blocks of frozen meat, the National Crime Agency says. The drugs were found after a refrigerated HGV was stopped and checked as it arrived into Harwich, Essex, from Hook of Holland on Monday.File... >>>

Serious flooding closes roads in NI

Tuesday  13:35,   12 november 2019

The River Bann burst its banks near the north coast. Strand Road in Coleraine was left under water.The Met Office issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain in counties Antrim and Down.Good morning. Bright spells for most but also some rain or... >>>

Flooding shuts main Edinburgh/Glasgow to Inverness rail line

Tuesday  12:40,   12 november 2019

Flooding has forced the cancellation of trains on the main rail line to the Highlands today. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Tracks were under water at the Slochd summit between Carrbridge and Inverness after heavy rain.Trains to and from... >>>

Pensioner finally caught by police after driving without a licence for 50 years

Tuesday  11:30,   12 november 2019

Pensioner finally caught by police after driving without a licence for 50 years has finally been caught by police last week.Officers made the discovery after the 72-year-old man was involved in a minor crash on the A38 at Uffculme in Devon on... >>>

UK ‘will look very closely’ at probe into Briton’s death in Turkey

Tuesday  09:00,   12 november 2019

Detectives believe James Le Mesurier may have fallen to his death from his home in Istanbul. Karen Pierce, the UK’s representative to the United Nations, called Mr Le Mesurier a “true hero” and “real humanitarian”, adding that claims he was a spy... >>>

Lib Dem candidate resigns amid probe into ‘deeply offensive’ tweets

Tuesday  08:30,   12 november 2019

Kevin McNamara said he was ‘deeply sorry’ for the historical comments.Mr McNamara said: “I am deeply sorry for the comments that I made that are currently being reported in the press. These words are deeply offensive and I apologise profusely to... >>>

Food charity calls on Government to restrict fast food shops opening near schools

Tuesday  07:45,   12 november 2019

Sustain said McDonald's and KFC have ambitious, expensive plans to launch hundreds of new sitesIn a new report, Sustain said fast food giants such as McDonald's and KFC have considerable expansion plans, which go against the Government's... >>>

Lib Dems launch legal action over debate exclusion

Tuesday  07:45,   12 november 2019

The Liberal Democrats have launched legal action against ITV over the broadcaster's decision not to include Jo Swinson in their general election debate. Party president Sal Brinton said the current format - a two-way debate involving Boris... >>>

Vape warning as British teenager suffers 'catastrophic' illness

Tuesday  07:15,   12 november 2019

Doctors have issued a warning about vaping after a British teenager nearly died from "catastrophic" respiratory failure link to e-cigarettes. Ewan Fisher, who turns 19 on Tuesday, was treated for the condition at Nottingham University Hospitals' NHS >>>

Plight of disabled homeless man sees thousands raised in days

Tuesday  07:15,   12 november 2019

A few days ago a young disabled man called Tom Allan sat on a park bench in the middle of Weston-super-Mare and told me about his life. At that point in time I think it's fair to say that Mr Allan had nothing in his life but a few belongings.Mr... >>>

Royal Mail legal bid to block strikes in run-up to Christmas reaches High Court

Tuesday  05:15,   12 november 2019

The company wants an injunction to stop planned walkouts by Communication Workers Union (CWU) members.The company is taking legal action against the Communication Workers Union (CWU) over planned... >>>

Albert drive blaze mum says son 'lost everything but lucky to be alive' after tenement collapse

Tuesday  02:40,   12 november 2019

Cass McArthur revealed her son Lee Gibson was dragged to safety by firefighters after waking up to find his Pollokshields flat ablaze.Lee Gibson, 48, is recovering in hospital after waking on Sunday night to discover the building where he lived in... >>>