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August train strikes: Which lines will be affected and the full list of rail companies facing strikes

Thursday  07:10,   11 august 2022

More action is planned on national rail networks in August, along with strikes on the London Underground and Overground . Here is everything you need to know. When are the rail strikes in August? Unions have planned strikes for: Saturday 13... >>>

London weather: New BBC forecast shows heatwave will now last 6 days and be even hotter than previously predicted

Thursday  07:10,   11 august 2022

Temperatures are forecast to rise into the mid-30s On Tuesday (August 8), the capital experienced highs of 29C. The BBC predicts that Wednesday will be another dry, hot day, with highs of 30C predicted, falling to only 21C at 11pm. And towards the... >>>

Where is hot in October? Top destinations for a sunny autumn getaway

Thursday  06:40,   11 august 2022

Make your autumn holiday feel like a summer one.Families looking for a half-term beach break with short-enough flight times still have plenty of choice, including Greece, Cyprus and Portugal – as well as the obvious Spain or... >>>

Ben White is 'not good enough' to start for Arsenal blasts Agbonlahor

Thursday  06:30,   11 august 2022

Ben White joined the Gunners for £50million last summer from Brighton and forged a partnership with Gabriel at centre-back, making 32 Premier League appearances across the campaign. He played Friday’s Premier League opener with Crystal Palace, which >>>

Russia-Ukraine war: We want to cause maximum damage to end war quickly, says Volodymyr Zelensky

Thursday  06:20,   11 august 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: We want to cause maximum damage to end war quickly, says Volodymyr ZelenskyUkraine said 13 people died and 10 were wounded when Russia fired rockets at Marhanets from the territory of a nuclear power plant it has captured in the... >>>

'Patients at risk' as the UK runs out of drugs and medicine

Thursday  06:20,   11 august 2022

A shortage of some medicines is putting patients at risk, pharmacists have warned. © PA A poll of 1,562 UK pharmacists for the Pharmaceutical Journal found more than half (54%) believed patients had been put at risk in the past six months due to... >>>

Map reveals rail services across the UK that will not run a single train this weekend

Thursday  04:00,   11 august 2022

Workers from nine rail operators will walk out on Saturday, with disruption expected across the UK networkThe industrial action will see disruption hit large swathes of the UK, and is expected to affect football fans attending Premier League matches >>>

Sainsbury's joins M&S and Aldi as it stops selling disposable BBQs amid warnings from London Fire Brigade

Thursday  03:50,   11 august 2022

The Brigade has called for a ban on disposable barbeques due to high temperatures and scorched grasslandsLondon’s Fire Commissioner has been calling for a total ban on disposable barbecues following one of the busiest weeks in the Brigade's history... >>>

British boy, four, goes missing after travelling to Turkey with his mother

Thursday  03:50,   11 august 2022

George Jack Temperley-Wells is believed to have travelled from Darlington to the Antalya area of Turkey with his mother Brogan Elizabeth Temperley on June 29 this year.George Jack Temperley-Wells is believed to have travelled from Darlington to the... >>>

Singer Marcus Mumford reveals he was sexually abused as a six year old

Thursday  03:40,   11 august 2022

Singer Marcus Mumford has revealed he was sexually abused when he was six years old. © Associated Press Marcus Mumford performs on stage in 2019. Pic: AP The frontman of British folk rock band Mumford & Sons says he hit "rock bottom" in 2019 and... >>>

Tory leadership race: Rishi Sunak spotted on stage with a hole in his expensive shoe

Thursday  03:40,   11 august 2022

Millionaire former chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday attended a hustings in Darlington wearing a pair of well worn shoes which had a large hole in the sole.In a thinly veiled swipe at opponent Liz Truss, the former chancellor said he hasn’t ‘been... >>>

Bodmin Moor left looking more like a cracked desert after lake dries up

Thursday  01:30,   11 august 2022

Water levels have dramatically dropped in the last month.Water levels at Cornwall’s Colliford Lake have severely dropped in the last month, exposing unseen trees and... >>>

Experts warn of ‘catastrophic' avian flu - symptoms

Thursday  01:20,   11 august 2022

CORONAVIRUS is not the only viral threat facing the UK in 2022. As well as the pandemic continuing into its third year, a number of other viruses have popped up.While this didn't take off in the same way Covid did, the virus still caused many to... >>>

Water executive can't rule out ramping-up customer restrictions if UK suffers another dry winter

Wednesday  23:01,   10 august 2022

A senior Thames Water executive has told Sky News that the company can't rule out bringing in more restrictions for customers if the UK suffers another dry winter. © PA A bird house beside a dried up pond in the village of Northend in... >>>

Lioness Ella Toone steps out for lunch with friends in Cheshire

Wednesday  23:01,   10 august 2022

Lioness Ella Toone has been snapped stepping out for lunch with friends in Wilmslow, Cheshire, just days after the England team's stunning victory in the Euro 2022 final. Ella, 21, from Manchester, looked cool and casual in an oversized white... >>>