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Flash Flood Warnings As Storms Hit Britain

Tuesday  14:05,   31 may 2016

Stormy weather has hit Britain bringing thunder, lightning and torrential rain amid warnings of flash flooding in areas where as much as 60mm of rain could fall in a few hours. Commuters and motorists have been urged to take extra caution and woke[...]

Joanna Lumley launches Heathrow 70th anniversary tribute

Tuesday  14:05,   31 may 2016

Joanna Lumley has marked Heathrow's 70th anniversary by unveiling a series of plaques featuring highlights of British culture from the past seven decades. Since the UK's busiest airport began operation in 1946 more than 20 million flights have[...]

We Could Scrap VAT On Energy Bills - Vote Leave

Tuesday  13:50,   31 may 2016

The UK could scrap VAT on household energy bills if it left the EU, Vote Leave claims. With less than a month left to persuade voters, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have highlighted a potential sweetener that could save taxpayers £2bn.Member[...]

Churchill £5 note design to be unveiled

Tuesday  06:10,   31 may 2016

The full design of the new £5 banknote featuring Sir Winston Churchill will be unveiled this week. The new fiver will be issued in September and in a break from the current paper notes it will be printed on polymer, a thin flexible plastic film,[...]

Cheese chaser a champion again - but he still has no taste for Double Gloucester

Tuesday  06:05,   31 may 2016

Champion chaser Chris Anderson left daredevil challengers trailing in his wake as he won the annual Cheese Rolling again. The 28-year-old has now won the 8lb Double Gloucester an incredible 17 times - and he still does not like cheese.The soldier[...]

Ken Clarke calls Boris Johnson "nicer version of Donald Trump"

Monday  16:40,   30 may 2016

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has hit out at the former Mayor of London and Brexit supporter, Boris Johnson, calling him a "nicer version of Donald Trump" and accusing him of turning the Leave campaign into a leadership bid. The comments made on [...]

Sister's Bid To Find Missing Explorer Brother

Monday  10:05,   30 may 2016

The sister of a missing British explorer believes he is alive and living in Kenya. Christian 'Chris' Velten, a zoologist from East Sussex, went missing 13 years ago.He was on a journey across Western Africa in 2003, following in the footsteps of a[...]

Birds Killed In Gun Attack At Village Pond

Sunday  12:10,   29 may 2016

Most of the birds at a village pond have been shot dead in an attack condemned by police as "disgusting".An air rifle was used to carry out the slaughter of wildlife in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, between Monday evening and Tuesday[...]

Self-Styled Kingpin Jailed For Pensioner Scam

Sunday  10:25,   29 may 2016

A fraudster who billed himself as "da real don" - but in fact made his money from a phone scam targeting elderly people - has been jailed for three years. Jahangir Khan boasted in rap lyrics about his lavish criminal lifestyle but failed[...]

Serial Killer Loses Human Rights Court Battle

Friday  09:05,   27 may 2016

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her bid for damages for human rights violations after being put in solitary confinement in prison. The High Court rejected her claim which was brought after she was placed in isolation at HMP Bronzefield near[...]

Riders Rescued From 45ft Up On Rollercoaster

Thursday  21:16,   26 may 2016

Fourteen people have been rescued from high above Paulton's Park in Hampshire after the brand new rollercoaster they were riding broke down. The visitors were on the sit-down Velociraptor ride at Paultons Park in Hampshire when it stopped[...]

Brexit would put pensions at risk, David Cameron tells older voters

Thursday  17:50,   26 may 2016

Workers should brace themselves for a less comfortable retirement if Britain leaves the EU, David Cameron said as the fight for the support of older voters intensified. A new poll of 8,650 over-50s found the referendum campaign had so far had little [...]

Net migration to UK hit 333,000 in 2015, second highest on record

Thursday  12:50,   26 may 2016

Net migration to Britain has increased to the second highest level on record, official figures reveal. The figure - the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving - was estimated at 333,000 for the year ending December 2015.This[...]

Woman aiming to use dead daughter's eggs to have child 'would fulfil dying wish'

Thursday  05:10,   26 may 2016

A woman who wants to use her daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has appealed to leading judges to allow her to carry out the dying wishes of her "much-loved and only child".The 60-year-old, whose daughter died[...]

Guide dog owners seek tougher penalties for cab refusals

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016

Guide dog owners are calling for stronger penalties for cab drivers who refuse to carry them. The charity Guide Dogs claims owners are being let down because the penalties issued to taxi and minicab drivers who flout the law and refuse to take[...]