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Storm Ali to hit UK and Ireland with 85mph winds

Tuesday  11:50,   18 september 2018

Storm Ali is set to pummel much of the North and West tomorrow, bringing the threat of damaging 85mph gusts and travel disruption. We are only just getting rid of the remnants of tropical storm Helene, which brought gusty winds but also an unusually [...]

Elderly woman 'died after attack by police dog'

Tuesday  08:51,   18 september 2018

A frail elderly woman died four days after she was repeatedly bitten in her home by a police dog, an inquest has heard. Irene Collins, 73, was attacked by the canine as it searched her house in Middlesbrough for a suspected drug dealer in July...[...]

Wrath of Helene batters Britain! West coast is worst-hit as ex-hurricane brings torrential rain and gusts of 70mph overnight

Tuesday  08:51,   18 september 2018

Cornwall has been worst hit by Storm Helene so far with reports of strong winds coming in.Cornwall has been the worst hit so far with people taking to social media to report strong...[...]

Cable: We haven't missed moment to stop Brexit

Monday  20:25,   17 september 2018

Sir Vince Cable has insisted the Liberal Democrats haven't "missed the moment" to stop Brexit with less than 200 days left until the UK's scheduled departure from the EU.  The Lib Dem leader stressed a "decision" on Brexit has yet to be...[...]

New search for remains of Columba McVeigh who was murdered by the IRA in 1975

Monday  16:05,   17 september 2018

Excavators have been deployed on the Bragan bog in Co Monaghan.Columba McVeigh, 19, from Donaghmore, Co Tyrone disappeared in November...[...]

Deal or no deal? May’s moment of truth on Brexit

Monday  15:51,   17 september 2018

The British have long proved past masters at misreading Angela Merkel. But this time, as reports of the German chancellor’s comments filtered through, even in London there was stunned disbelief. Did Ms Merkel really want to celebrate...[...]

University Accused Of Failing Students With Mental Health Issues After Two Suicides In A Year

Monday  13:30,   17 september 2018

Birmingham University has been accused of failing students suffering mental health problems after two young men took their own lives less than a year apart. Students seeking counselling are reportedly being told to see their doctor or to access NHS...[...]

Meghan supports Grenfell cookbook as first solo project

Monday  12:51,   17 september 2018

The Duchess of Sussex's first solo project as a royal is to support the publication of a cookbook helping Grenfell families.Since the beginning of the year Meghan has made private visits to meet those affected by last summer's fire at Grenfell...[...]

Seven injured in street brawl in Luton

Monday  09:05,   17 september 2018

Seven people were taken to hospital, one critically injured, after a brawl in Luton. Some of the victims are said to have suffered stab wounds during the incident on Sunday afternoon.Download the all-new Microsoft News app to receive up-to-the...[...]

'A traffic light stopped him walloping me with a hammer': British backpacker claims he was seconds away from becoming serial killer Ivan Milat's next victim

Monday  07:52,   17 september 2018

A British man has claimed he was seconds away from becoming a victim of Australian serial killer Ivan Milat when he was backpacking across Australia – and a traffic light saved him.Colin Powis only recently realised the man who gave him a lift while [...]

Charity head apologises over children’s home abuse allegations

Monday  05:52,   17 september 2018

Former residents of the Lagarie Children’s Home in Rhu, Argyll, have alleged they were raped and physically abused.The Disclosure programme uncovered allegations of physical and sexual abuse at Lagarie Children’s Home in Rhu, near Helensburgh,...[...]

Fiancee of ex-British soldier, 25, jailed in Turkey after fighting ISIS begs Jeremy Hunt to help free him

Monday  00:25,   17 september 2018

Joe Robinson was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years' imprisonment after being accused of fighting alongside the YPG, which the Turkish government considers a terrorist group. The YPG is not banned in the UK and Robinson, from Accrington,...[...]

Amazing Grace! Britain's oldest person reveals the secret to a long life is a dram of whisky a day as she celebrates her 112th birthday today

Sunday  17:06,   16 september 2018

Grace Jones, known to her friends as 'Amazing Grace', reached the landmark age after the death of Olive Evelyn Boar, from Felixstowe, Suffolk, in August at the age of 113. And, by coincidence, she also takes the title from another Grace...[...]

Dwarf wrestling organiser 'suing cancelled venues'

Sunday  14:50,   16 september 2018

Organisers of a controversial dwarf wrestling event are suing some venues which backed out of hosting the show, according to reports. The Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling Show had been due to take place in Leicester, Dorset and Devizes as part of a UK [...]

Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit vote

Sunday  04:50,   16 september 2018

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for another Brexit vote, saying the British public should get a "fresh say on our future".Mr Khan said the referendum should offer voters the choice of staying in the EU against any deal the government manages...[...]