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Volunteers patrol London parks after swans and cygnets ‘stabbed and beheaded’

Wednesday  12:00,   13 december 2017
Press Association

A Canada goose was also among the “grisly finds” in Thamesmead in the last month. Two mute swans were found beheaded in Birchmere Park in November and another swan was also killed in Southmere Lake, the RSPCA said as it launched an[...]

Gorillas go ape for Touni’s 10th birthday

Tuesday  19:45,   12 december 2017
Press Association

Touni and her six fellow gorillas marked her birthday with a special treat of coconuts. Happy Birthday Touni! Here's how @BristolZooGdns celebrated the birthday of one of its most celebrated residents... [...]

On One Of Their Busiest Days Of The Year, Think Of Britain's Postal Workers

Tuesday  19:45,   12 december 2017
Huffington Post UK

Today is one of the busiest days of the year for our postal workers who collect, sort and deliver letters and parcels to millions of homes across the UK. Last Christmas, our postal workers delivered a staggering 138 million packages. This is a[...]

Council at centre of Grenfell tragedy ‘revealed more than 1.5m papers to police’

Tuesday  17:31,   12 december 2017
Press Association

The local authority was asked to retain all its data on its servers by the Metropolitan Police.The council at the centre of the Grenfell Tower fire has disclosed more than 1.5 million documents to detectives as part of the criminal investigation, an [...]

Geminids 2017: How To Watch One Of The Year's Best Meteor Showers In The UK

Tuesday  17:30,   12 december 2017
Huffington Post UK

For stargazers and the general public, the Geminid meteor shower is important for being not only the last major meteor shower of the year but also one of the most impressive. Geminid Meteor Shower Display From December 13 Midnight#meteorShower[...]

EU slams Davis for Brexit deal 'intent'

Tuesday  15:21,   12 december 2017
Sky News

David Davis calling the phase one Brexit deal a "statement of intent" was "unhelpful and undermines trust", the European Parliament's chief Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt has said. The senior Brussels politican said the[...]

Donald Trump’s attack on Theresa May ‘about protecting Americans’

Tuesday  15:20,   12 december 2017
Press Association

The United States ambassador in London, Woody Johnson, says he expects and hopes Mr Trump will visit the UK next year.He said he still expects and hopes Mr Trump will visit the UK in 2018 despite the extraordinary diplomatic[...]

Rail passengers are being sold tickets for trains that won't run

Tuesday  15:16,   12 december 2017

A transport watchdog has called for more clarity from rail operators after it warned passengers are being sold tickets for trains that may not run over the Christmas period. An investigation by Transport Focus found some operators are selling[...]

Did meteorite fragments land in a town in Dorset?

Tuesday  15:15,   12 december 2017
Sky News

A hunt is on for missing fragments of a meteorite that lit up the sky across southern England as it fell to Earth. Dozens of people reported seeing two fireballs across England, Wales and northern France at about midnight on Saturday 25 November[...]

Bitter spell continues as temperatures plummet as low as -13C on coldest night

Tuesday  12:25,   12 december 2017
Press Association

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place until 11am for larger parts of the country.Britain had its coldest night of the year as vast swathes of the country fell below freezing – with -13C (8.6F) recorded in[...]

PM: £40bn Brexit offer 'off table' without deal

Tuesday  07:58,   12 december 2017
Sky News

Theresa May has insisted Britain's offer of a Brexit fee around £40bn will be "off the table" if there is no final deal on a future UK partnership with the EU. Having returned from Brussels last week with a draft agreement on initial[...]

King's College Hospitals in special measures

Monday  19:10,   11 december 2017
Sky News

The government agency in charge of improving the NHS has placed the King's College Hospitals trust in special measures.  Earlier, Sky News revealed that the new chair of regulator NHS Improvement asked the chairman of one of the UK's[...]

Manhunt after three children die in house fire

Monday  19:10,   11 december 2017
Sky News

Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford. Firefighters from three local stations were called to the family home in Jackson Street, Worsley, at 4.58am this morning and a[...]

North European business groups urge sides in Brexit talks to quick trade deal

Monday  17:45,   11 december 2017
Press Association

British Chambers of Commerce and groups from Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium unite in call for trade talks progress.Business groups from across northern Europe have urged both sides in the Brexit talks to agree a trade [...]

Cameron, 10, planning to play the drums after getting bionic hand

Monday  13:30,   11 december 2017
Press Association

A £10,000 fundraising appeal for the high-tech equipment was reached within a matter of days.Cameron Millar, 10, was born without a right hand but has always been determined to overcome the challenges this[...]