News: World

So long, summer: The Met Office has warned about rain and thunder in London

Tuesday  15:11,   27 june 2017
MSN

The capital's short summery spell came to an abrupt end this morning, with heavy rain across London.As anyone with access to a window will tell you right now, the capital's short summery spell came to an abrupt end this morning, with heavy rain[...]

John Gilligan's claim for Jobseeker's Allowance rejected after he 'failed to disclose his means'

Tuesday  14:41,   27 june 2017
Independent.ie

Convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan has had his dole claim rejected after he “failed to make a full and frank disclosure of his means and circumstances”. In a letter, posted online by Gilligan, the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) confirmed that he[...]

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to hold first phone call with Donald Trump

Tuesday  14:40,   27 june 2017
MSN

Will an invite to Ireland be handed out by the Taoiseach?The Daily Schedule in the White House confirms that the President of the United States will speak with Varadkar by phone this[...]

Police let children use toy guns on firing range

Tuesday  14:00,   27 june 2017
Sky News

West Midlands Police has been criticised after it allowed seven and eight-year-old children to use replica guns at a firing range. A Year 3 class from Kings Norton Primary in Birmingham were pictured aiming the fake, plastic weapons during a school [...]

Singhsbury's becomes Morrisinghs in legal row

Tuesday  14:00,   27 june 2017
Sky News

A convenience store called Singhsbury's has changed its name after being threatened with legal action to Morrisinghs.Sainsbury's had accused Jel Singh Nagra of copyright infringement in 2012, with the retail giant threatening to take the[...]

Poverty In The UK Statistics Reveal 4.6 Million Endured 'Persistent' Hardship In 2015

Tuesday  13:45,   27 june 2017
Huffington Post UK

Numbers of poverty-stricken Brits have soared by 700,000 in a year.Some 4.6 million people were classed as being trapped in a vicious cycle of ‘persistent’ poverty in 2015, compared with 3.9 million in 2014, the Office For National Statistics (ONS)[...]

Grenfell death toll 'could have been covered up'

Tuesday  13:35,   27 june 2017
Sky News

The real number of people killed in the Grenfell Tower fire could have been covered up because of fears of riots, a Labour MP has suggested. Officials have said at least 79 people are feared to have died in the disaster, though they have warned[...]

Officers who tackled suspected suicide bomber nominated for bravery awards

Tuesday  13:11,   27 june 2017
Press Association

A total of 71 officers have been nominated for the 22nd Police Bravery Awards, which take place in London next month. The awards honour and recognise police officers who have performed outstanding acts of bravery while on or off duty, and is hosted[...]

Nicola Sturgeon expected to set out position on second referendum

Tuesday  13:10,   27 june 2017
Press Association

The First Minister has been reflecting on her plans for a second vote.The First Minister has been reflecting on her plans for a second vote following the General[...]

Family's stolen heirloom recovered after 10 years

Tuesday  13:05,   27 june 2017
Independent.ie

An Irish family are "absolutely delighted" to have recovered a painting and family heirloom that was stolen from their home in mysterious circumstances close to a decade ago. The painting 'Bringing in the Turf' by William Conor, now valued [...]

When galaxies collide: Photo shows galactic 'goulash'

Tuesday  12:50,   27 june 2017
USA TODAY

Ever wondered what happens when galaxies "collide?" Now we know, thanks to a cool image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.  Now we know, thanks to a cool image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The image of[...]

Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school

Tuesday  12:50,   27 june 2017
Associated Press

Her disappearance June 9 on her way to sign an apartment lease is being treated as a kidnapping. The case has shaken staff and students at Illinois' flagship public school in Urbana-Champaign. And it's led some parents of the more than 300,000[...]

Tributes paid to teen Laura Dempsey who drowned on Crete holiday

Tuesday  12:30,   27 june 2017
MSN

Locals in Greystones, Co Wicklow described her as a 'very active young woman'Laura, 15, from Greystones, Co Wicklow was discovered at her hotel in Stalida shortly after 2.30pm on Sunday by her devastated[...]

Tributes paid to teen Laura Dempsey who drowned on Crete holiday

Tuesday  12:30,   27 june 2017
MSN

Locals in Greystones, Co Wicklow described her as a 'very active young woman'Laura, 15, from Greystones, Co Wicklow was discovered at her hotel in Stalida shortly after 2.30pm on Sunday by her devastated[...]

Gardaí dig on Dublin's commuter belt land for Kinahan money and guns

Tuesday  11:50,   27 june 2017
Journal.ie

Mechanical diggers used in hope of uncovering information that has the potential to cost the cartel millions.Mechanical diggers were brought in to help with the search on land linked to a convicted criminal over the weekend following trusted[...]