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Firefighters tackle large fire at Arthur's Seat

Monday  07:45,   21 may 2018

One person has been injured after a large grass fire near the summit of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.Firefighters said the alarm was raised at 1.40pm on Sunday and six fire engines were[...]

Train operator 'sorry' as UK shake-up falters

Monday  07:16,   21 may 2018

A train operator has apologised for disruption after the largest timetable shake-up for decades was introduced across Britain.  More than four million trains have been rescheduled - and day one has not passed without hiccups.Some passengers[...]

Revealed: UK's worst airport for punctual flights

Monday  06:15,   21 may 2018

London Luton is the worst UK airport for flight punctuality with departures from the Bedfordshire hub leaving on average 19.7 minutes late, new data has revealed.  London Gatwick was second worst with an average 18.9 minute delays, followed by[...]

Murder charge after teenager found stabbed in street

Monday  05:40,   21 may 2018

Ozell Pemberton was discovered gravely injured in Sutton Coldfield.Ozell Pemberton was discovered gravely injured and confirmed dead at the scene in Sutton Coldfield after the incident at around 3.30pm on[...]

Grenfell inquiry to start with poignant tributes

Monday  04:00,   21 may 2018

Almost a year since the Grenfell Tower fire, the first phase of the public inquiry will open on Monday and start with tributes for the 72 victims. From taxi drivers to architects, the very young to the elderly, big families to working singletons;[...]

Trump says he will call for Justice Department to probe whether FBI ‘surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes’

Monday  01:30,   21 may 2018

President Trump said on Twitter that he would “demand” the Justice Department look into whether “any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” (Provided[...]

Meghan outlines royal plans as couple return to London

Sunday  22:51,   20 may 2018

Meghan Markle has laid out her royal plans after she and husband Prince Harry returned to London to begin married life. The Duchess of Sussex now has her own page on the official website, with a short biography that emphasises her charity[...]

What Britain’s papers think of the royal wedding

Sunday  13:05,   20 may 2018

The papers have their say on a historic moment for the nation and royal family.The Sunday Times says it was a “great British[...]

Santa Fe shooting suspect reportedly killed girl who turned down his advances

Sunday  06:05,   20 may 2018

The 17-year-old suspect in Friday's shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school reportedly shot and killed a classmate who turned down his repeated advances, according to the Los Angeles Times. The classmate, Shana Fisher, was the first[...]

Major rail timetable change introduced across Britain

Sunday  05:45,   20 may 2018

The shake-up is designed to increase overall frequencies and reliability, but some passengers will find their regular journeys are no longer possible. Some disruption is expected while trains and crews are redeployed over the coming weeks.Many of[...]

Ministers pledge tough crackdown on 'Wild West' internet outlaws

Sunday  05:05,   20 may 2018

Digital Secretary Matt Hancock and Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the move after releasing new research showing that internet users often felt threatened.Cyberbullies, child groomers and terrorists will be the main targets in the crackdown.[...]

Trump misspells Melania's name in initial tweet welcoming her back to White House

Sunday  04:50,   20 may 2018

President Trump misspelled first lady Melania Trump's name in a tweet welcoming her back to the White House on Saturday. "Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melanie is feeling and doing really well,"[...]

Six moments of the royal wedding you didn't hear

Sunday  04:35,   20 may 2018

The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle will provide many wonderful memories for years to come.  But there were moments you were not meant to hear, ranging from intimate comments from guests as they arrived to the obvious nervousness of[...]

The Surprising Secrets of the Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Sunday  03:15,   20 may 2018

April 25 changed the trajectory of how we understand supernova — and our mysteriously expanding universe.When a certain kind of dying star, called a type 1a supernova, explodes, they only shine for a few weeks. They are bright and consistent, but[...]

French director Luc Besson accused of drugging, raping actress

Sunday  01:25,   20 may 2018

French director Luc Besson has been accused of drugging and raping an actress at a Paris hotel, according to reports. The unidentified 27-year-old actress filed a complaint with police on Friday morning accusing Besson of drugging her tea and then[...]