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Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland

Media captionHigh winds have caused countless damage across Ireland Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. As hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland, one woman and a man died in separate incidents when trees fell on their cars. A second man died in […]

Fault delays new high-speed train’s first journey from Bristol to London

Fault delays new high-speed train’s first journey from Bristol to London

Media captionThe first of the new GWR trains was more than 20 minutes late with leaking air-con Broken air conditioning and a 41-minute delay have overshadowed the launch of the UK’s new fleet of high-speed trains. The Hitachi 800 engine will be faster and carry more passengers and will run on GWR for the next […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK

Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK

Media captionAmber wind warning issued for Northern Ireland The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life” as Hurricane Ophelia makes its way towards the British Isles. It has issued an amber warning in Northern Ireland, saying power cuts and disruption to transport are possible. The Republic of Ireland’s counterpart office, Met Eireann, issued […]

Fresh warnings as Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

Fresh warnings as Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

Image copyright PA The Met Office has issued Northern Ireland with an amber weather warning as Hurricane Ophelia remains on course to hit Ireland and the UK on Monday. The warning, of “potential danger to life”, came as Ireland called a national emergency meeting. Ophelia, on its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, […]

Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change

Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change

Image copyright PA Image caption A Government consultation in December 2016 found support for the law change Drivers who kill someone in the most serious cases of dangerous and careless driving will now face life sentences. Causing death by dangerous driving, or death by careless driving while drunk or on drugs, will carry the top-level […]

UK actress accuses Weinstein of rape

UK actress accuses Weinstein of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lysette Anthony said she had reported the alleged rape to police Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s […]

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption NHS England advises sexuality is recorded during “face to face contact” with patients Health professionals in England are to be told to ask patients aged 16 or over about their sexual orientation, under new NHS guidelines. NHS England said no-one would be forced to answer the question but recording […]

Disabled children hate crime reports increasing

Image copyright Robert Melen Reported hate crimes against disabled children are rising, a BBC investigation has discovered. Figures from police forces across the UK show there were 450 incidents reported last year, up from 181 in 2014-15, 5 live Investigates found. Families with disabled children described being targeted online and verbally abused in the street. […]

Kempton Park racecourse: Man dies after stable injury

Kempton Park racecourse: Man dies after stable injury

Image copyright PA Image caption An investigation has started into the death of a man at Kempton Park racecourse A man has died at Kempton Park racecourse in Surrey. Saturday’s fixture was abandoned with two races remaining when the man in his 50s was injured in the stable yard. Police were called to the Sunbury-on-Thames […]

Hurricane Ophelia strengthens before storm reaches UK

Hurricane Ophelia strengthens before storm reaches UK

Media captionHurricane Ophelia upgrades to category 3 The UK is set to experience the tail end of a category three hurricane with high temperatures and wind forecast. As a result of Hurricane Ophelia, parts of England could see temperatures reach 25C on Sunday beating the 15C average for mid-October. On Monday some areas of the […]

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