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Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing ‘blood moon’ eclipse

Friday  05:40,   27 july 2018

The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning from Friday afternoon due to last until just before midnight. The rare celestial event, said to be the longest in the 21st century, will see the moon pass through Earth’s darkest shadow and take on a[...]
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Rare 'blood moon' eclipse to be visible in UK tonight

Friday  05:10,   27 july 2018

A spectacular red moon will rise on Friday evening, marking the beginning of the longest total lunar eclipse that the Earth will see this century - and it will be visible in the UK. :: What is a "blood moon"?To give the blood moon its technical[...]

Judge dismisses BBC's bid to take Sir Cliff Richard privacy fight to Court of Appeal after corporation agrees to pay star £850,000 in costs over coverage of police raid on his home

Thursday  17:45,   26 july 2018

A judge has dismissed the BBC's bid to take the Sir Cliff Richard privacy fight to a Court of Appeal this afternoon. Earlier today, the organisation agreed to pay the £850,000 legal costs for Sir Cliff Richard.Earlier today, the news[...]

Banned driver who killed two young brothers has jail term increased

Thursday  14:20,   26 july 2018

Robert Brown was speeding and high on drugs when he mowed down Corey and Casper Platt-May, aged six and two. The 53-year-old was jailed for nine years at Warwick Crown Court in April after admitting all charges against him, including two[...]

Hunt for moped driver after teen stabbed to death

Thursday  13:55,   26 july 2018

Police are hunting a moped driver following the death of a teenager who suffered stab injuries in south London. The 18-year-old man died in the early hours after being found injured in Denmark Road, Lambeth, south London, shortly before 7pm on[...]

Police firearms operations at highest level since 2011

Thursday  13:51,   26 july 2018

The number of police firearms operations in England and Wales soared by 19% last year to their highest level in eight years. Home Office figures show there 18,746 armed police operations in the year up to March 2018 - the highest number since[...]

Killed by a HUG: Family win £250,000 payout after judge rules their mother died from exposure to asbestos while washing husband's overalls and giving him a cuddle after work

Thursday  12:20,   26 july 2018

Adrienne Sweeney, from Paisley, Renfrewshire, regularly handled her husband Bill’s work clothes in the 1960s and 1970s (pictured together) when he was employed at a boiler-making factory. She died in 2015 of mesothelioma but not before giving a[...]

BBC plans to appeal Sir Cliff Richard privacy ruling after he was awarded £210,000 in damages and Beeb left facing £5m in costs over its coverage of a police raid on his home

Thursday  10:55,   26 july 2018

Last week a High Court judge ruled the corporation breached the Sir Cliff's right to privacy after broadcasting police searching his £3million home in Sunningdale, Berkshire.  The raid, which emerged after an exclusive tip off by officers[...]

Heatwave Could Kill 7,000 A Year By 2050 'Unless Government Takes Action'

Thursday  06:22,   26 july 2018

The number of people dying in heatwaves will triple over the next three decades unless the government takes urgent action, MPs have warned. As the UK swelters in record-breaking temperatures, a damning report from the Commons Environmental[...]

Former England wicketkeeper John Murray dies aged 83 after being taken ill while watching old club Middlesex

Thursday  04:55,   26 july 2018

John 'JT' Murray was renowned, in a 23-year career between 1952 and 1975, as a stylist both in front and behind the stumps across 21 Tests and 635 first-class matches. He died on Tuesday night, after being taken ill while watching Middlesex[...]

'Corbyn poses an existential threat to our community': Warning from three Jewish newspapers as they claim anti-Semitism has flourished in the Labour party since he was elected leader

Thursday  03:30,   26 july 2018

The Jewish community would face an 'existential threat' if Jeremy Corbyn became prime minister, the country's three main Jewish newspapers warn today. In an unprecedented step, the Jewish News, Jewish Chronicle and Jewish Telegraph[...]

Gary Lineker joins campaign for second EU vote

Thursday  02:25,   26 july 2018

England legend Gary Lineker is backing a campaign for a second Brexit referendum by declaring: "Some things in life are more important than football."The ex-footballer has joined forces with the People's Vote group as they launch a series[...]

Boys arrested after girl dies taking 'controlled' drugs

Wednesday  19:25,   25 july 2018

Two teenage boys have been arrested after a 14-year-old girl, who is believed to have taken controlled drugs, died in Wirral. Paramedics were called to an address in Greasby at 1.45am on Wednesday following reports that the girl had collapsed.She[...]

Furious paramedic confronts 'idiot' parking warden after he slaps a ticket on her AMBULANCE when she stops at Tesco to buy a drink during busy shift -sparking a huge social media row

Wednesday  16:21,   25 july 2018

A parking warden, pictured, has sparked outrage after slapping an ambulance with a parking ticket outside a Tesco in Cheshire before rowing with the paramedic.The worker is confronted by a witness filming the incident before he has a row with the[...]

Dozens of children abused at former psychiatric hospital

Wednesday  15:31,   25 july 2018

A police investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse by a doctor at a former psychiatric hospital for children has concluded there was sufficient evidence to interview him. More than 100 people who were child patients at Aston Hall, [...]