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40,000 runners face hottest London Marathon on record

Sunday  07:20,   22 april 2018

Temperatures are predicted to reach a high of 23C.The 38th edition of the world-famous race may well be the hottest on record, with sweltering highs of 23C possible throughout[...]

'Thish ish your pilot shpeaking'…British Airways pilot who was ‘four times over the alcohol limit when he tried to fly with 300 passengers’ was hauled out of the cockpit by armed police

Friday  14:20,   20 april 2018

Captain Julian Monaghan, 49, was hauled out of the cockpit shortly before takeoff by armed police in dramatic scenes because he was feared drunk while trying to fly a holiday plane carrying 300 passengers.Julian Monaghan, 49, was hauled out of the[...]

‘Inspirational’ man with feeding tube to run London Marathon

Friday  13:10,   20 april 2018

The father-of-two had invasive surgery for a rare tumour in his neck.Gary Taylor, 46, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, hopes that his bid to tackle the 26.2 mile race will show other people you can live “a relatively normal life” despite needing[...]

Make the most of the sun – thunderstorms are on the way

Friday  08:35,   20 april 2018

The UK may have just enjoyed its hottest day in nearly 70 years, but don’t put away your jumper and brolly just yet as cooler weather and storms are on the way. After reaching temperatures of 29.1C (84.4F) in the capital on Thursday afternoon - the [...]

Armed police to patrol railway on day of royal wedding

Thursday  14:27,   19 april 2018

Passengers are being urged to report anything suspicious when they travel to and from Windsor on May 19. © Press Association Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (both centre)during a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth[...]

Pensioner in her 90s is killed after a van hit her house while she was inside and 'smashed through the living room' as police arrest driver and passenger

Thursday  11:56,   19 april 2018

The vehicle smashed into a property in Clevedon, Somerset, around 8.30pm on Friday. Avon and Somerset Police said significant damage was caused to the home.The vehicle smashed into a property in Clevedon, Somerset, around 8.30pm on[...]

What the papers say – April 19

Thursday  10:06,   19 april 2018

Tributes to Dale Winton also feature in Thursday’s papers.The Times leads on an investigation into poorly built homes, with the paper reporting Bovis Homes has been accused of failing to adequately repair defects – with the company saying they[...]

Woman killed after car crashes into house

Thursday  03:00,   19 april 2018

A woman has been killed after a car crashed into a house in Somerset. A man and a woman in the car have been arrested following the crash, Avon and Somerset Police said.The car crashed into the home, on Yeolands Drive in Clevedon, around 8.27pm on[...]

Corbyn says no excuse for anti-Semitism and praises bravery of abused MPs

Wednesday  15:24,   18 april 2018

The Labour leader was responding after an emotional Commons debate saw MPs accuse his online supporters of abuse.A series of Labour MPs spoke in the Commons about the abuse they had received from people who purported to be supporters of Mr[...]

Teenager charged with murder of man who was shot dead at petrol station

Wednesday  09:31,   18 april 2018

Bradley Blundell, 18, was extradited to the UK after attending a police station in Amsterdam. © PA Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Bradley Blundell He was charged on Tuesday with the murder of John Pordage who was[...]

‘Crazy’ murder accused attacked nanny with electrical cable, court told

Tuesday  19:45,   17 april 2018

Ouissem Medouni claims his partner Sabrina Kouider beat the 21-year-old days before she died.Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, are accused of torturing and killing Sophie Lionnet then throwing her body on a bonfire last[...]

'Giant's Causeway' Mysterious Irish Rock Structure Was Formed by Ancient Volcanoes

Tuesday  11:00,   17 april 2018

The mystery of the Giant's Causeway is finally revealed.On the coast of Northern Ireland sits an expanse of polygonal rock columns known as the Giant’s Causeway. The natural formation has been the center of myths as well as geologic research for [...]

Young man stabbed to death in latest London killing

Tuesday  05:30,   17 april 2018

A young man has been fatally stabbed in Forest Gate in east London, police have said. Officers were called to Chestnut Avenue at around 10.50pm on Monday.The victim, believed to be 18, died just before 11.30pm. © Other Chestnut Avenue,[...]

Judges rule against parents of Alfie Evans in latest legal challenge

Monday  19:26,   16 april 2018

The boy’s parents have lost a series of judgments in their battle for life-support treatment for their son.A lawyer representing Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, on Monday returned to the Court of Appeal to ask judges to rule that Alfie Evans [...]

Sir Cliff Richard resumes BBC damages claim over police raid coverage

Monday  13:51,   16 april 2018

The singer is suing the BBC for ‘substantial damages’.He is suing the BBC in the High Court for “substantial damages” and the trial, being heard by Mr Justice Mann, began on[...]