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Blackpool ‘gas explosion’: Three people injured

Blackpool ‘gas explosion’: Three people injured

Image copyright Lancashire Fire and Rescue Image caption The blast happened in Charles Street shortly before 18.00 BST Three people are in hospital following a suspected gas explosion at a Blackpool guest house. Fire crews and paramedics rescued two people who were trapped in the Charles Street building after the blast shortly before 18.00 BST. […]

Uber London licence: ‘Direct anger at firm’ says mayor

Uber London licence: ‘Direct anger at firm’ says mayor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London London Mayor Sadiq Khan says anger from customers and drivers over Uber losing its licence should be directed at the company. More than 500,000 people have signed a petition, started by Uber, to urge Transport for London […]

Two babies die in ‘tragic accident’ in Wildmill, Bridgend

Two babies die in ‘tragic accident’ in Wildmill, Bridgend

Image caption The two baby boys were not breathing at the address in Wildmill, Bridgend, police said. Two five-month old baby boys have died after they were found not breathing at a house in Bridgend. Emergency services were called to an address in the Wildmill area of the town at 10:05 BST on Saturday. The […]

Corbyn: People of Birmingham deserve ‘clean streets’

Corbyn: People of Birmingham deserve ‘clean streets’

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said he was hopeful of a “resolution” in the dispute Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the people of Birmingham deserve “clean streets”. The city’s bin strike was suspended on Wednesday after the High Court granted an interim injunction against the Labour-run city council’s bid to make some workers redundant. Following John […]

Africa’s biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Africa’s biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Image copyright EPA Image caption The work of South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga is influenced by his background in fashion design Africa’s largest gallery for contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora has opened in the South African city of Cape Town. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa) is set inside […]

Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for ‘racism’ reaction

Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for ‘racism’ reaction

The 20-year-old caused controversy after reacting to racist insults from away supports during an Austrian Cup tie against third tier Union Gurten. Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie. The 20-year-old Altach striker gestured towards Union […]

Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

Bees in Manchester are having computer chips glued to their bodies, to help beekeepers track when they enter and exit the hive. Rory Cellan-Jones visited the project to find out how it works. Bees ‘go online’ in Manchester

US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers stage North Korea show of force

Image copyright US Pacific Command Image caption The bombers staged a show of force close to North Korea’s east coast US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast to demonstrate the military options available to defeat any threat, the Pentagon has said. It said the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarised […]

North Korea: Mystery quake ‘not nuclear test’

North Korea: Mystery quake ‘not nuclear test’

Image copyright AFP Image caption News of the earthquake was broadcast in Seoul, South Korea A shallow magnitude 3.4 tremor has been detected near North Korea’s nuclear test site, but experts believe it was a natural earthquake. South Korea said the specific soundwaves of man-made quakes were not recorded, while China said the tremor’s features […]

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

A popular spiritual guru has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman, Indian media report. Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping the law student at his ashram in Alwar, a village in Rajasthan state. The self-styled “godman” faces 10 years in prison if convicted. Last month controversial Indian guru Gurmeet […]

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