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Royal Navy ‘woefully low’ on warships

Royal Navy ‘woefully low’ on warships

Image copyright AFP Image caption HMS Richmond is one of the Navy’s fleet of Type 23 frigates Britain’s defences are at risk amid uncertainty over plans to replace the “woefully low” number of Royal Navy warships, MPs have warned. The Royal Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers, but a Defence Select Committee report says that […]

Royal Navy ‘woefully low’ on warships

Royal Navy ‘woefully low’ on warships

Image copyright AFP Image caption HMS Richmond is one of the Navy’s fleet of Type 23 frigates Britain’s defences are at risk amid uncertainty over plans to replace the “woefully low” number of Royal Navy warships, MPs have warned. The Royal Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers, but a Defence Select Committee report says that […]

Theresa May wants post-Brexit UK at ‘cutting-edge’

Theresa May wants post-Brexit UK at ‘cutting-edge’

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May is to reach out to business leaders by pledging an extra £2bn a year in funding for scientific research and development by 2020. In a speech to the CBI, Mrs May will outline a new fund that will back areas such as robotics and biotechnology and help commercialise new […]

Strictly dancer Gorka Marquez attacked in Blackpool

Strictly dancer Gorka Marquez attacked in Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez has been assaulted in the street after taking part in filming of the show’s special in Blackpool. The 26-year-old dancer is reported to have been attacked by a group of youths on Saturday as he walked to a nightclub with colleagues from the BBC series. He is due to […]

Royal Navy ‘woefully low’ on warships

Royal Navy ‘woefully low’ on warships

Image copyright AFP Image caption HMS Richmond is one of the Navy’s fleet of Type 23 frigates Britain’s defences are at risk amid uncertainty over plans to replace the “woefully low” number of Royal Navy warships, MPs have warned. The Royal Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers, but a Defence Select Committee report says that […]

Cargo ship hits barge in Storm Angus

Cargo ship hits barge in Storm Angus

Image copyright PA Image caption The cargo ship – the Saga Sky – hit a barge carrying rocks A 200m-long cargo ship has hit a barge full of rocks in the English Channel, as Storm Angus continues to batter the south coast of England. Eleven of the 23 crew members are so far known to […]

Autumn Statement: UK economy must be ‘match fit’ for Brexit

Media captionPhilip Hammond urged MPs to support Theresa May in her Brexit negotiations Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he aims to make the economy “match fit for the opportunities and challenges ahead” as the UK approaches Brexit. Ahead of his first Autumn Statement, he said the economy was facing “a larger degree of uncertainty than […]

Jessica Whelan cancer death: Four-year-old who touched hearts dies

Jessica Whelan cancer death: Four-year-old who touched hearts dies

Image copyright Facebook/Andrew Whelan A four-year-old cancer sufferer whose struggle was highlighted in a heartbreaking photograph has died. Jessica Whelan’s illness was brought to public attention when her father Andy published an image showing her in pain as she battled her terminal condition. The four-year-old, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in […]

Writer AA Gill diagnosed with ‘the full English’ of cancer

Writer AA Gill diagnosed with ‘the full English’ of cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The writer said he has been very lucky in his life following his cancer diagnosis Restaurant critic AA Gill has revealed he has been diagnosed with the “full English” of cancers. The illness prompted his engagement to his partner of 23 years, Nicola Formby, with whom he has two […]

Bognor seafront restaurant blaze tackled amid Storm Angus

Media captionFourteen fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze on The Esplanade in Bognor Regis A “major” fire has broken out in buildings on Bognor Regis seafront. Fourteen fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze in the early hours of Sunday, which affected a row of buildings on The Esplanade. West Sussex Fire […]