Madeleine McCann news – latest: Soil from reservoir compared to samples from prime suspect’s van

Madeleine McCann news – latest: Soil from reservoir compared to samples from prime suspect’s van - Detectives comparing soil believe they have a good chance of putting main suspect at reservoir days after Maddy vanished

Covid inquiry legal challenge could be heard by end of June, says minister

Cabinet Office minister Jeremy Quin said the process was being ‘expedited’ as he defended the decision to bring forward a judicial review.

Labour former attorney general Lord Morris of Aberavon dies aged 91

Sir Tony Blair said his ‘extraordinary career, being a minister under three different Labour leaders, was unprecedented’.

Fresh wave of NHS strikes as nurses walk out over pay

A fresh wave of NHS strikes have begun as nurses in Wales continue to call for better pay.

Humza Yousaf urged to ‘hold his nerve’ on UK’s first deposit return scheme

Humza Yousaf urged to ‘hold his nerve’ on UK’s first deposit return scheme - Environmental campaigners urged the Scottish First Minister to continue with the scheme, despite Westminster barring it from including glass bottles.

Killer Stephen's next murder victim confirmed in Corrie

The list is getting longer.

‘Devastated’ friends and teachers pay tribute to trainee chef who died in sea

Mother of schoolgirl Sunnah Khan also spoke of the loss of her daughter in Bournemouth.

Russia-Ukraine war live: evacuations under way near Kherson after Russian destruction of dam causes flooding

Around 16,000 people could be affected and water will reach ‘critical level’ in coming hours, says Kherson governor

“Russian terrorists”: Kremlin blamed for catastrophic Ukraine dam blast that could leave thousands homeless

A major Soviet-era dam in the Russian controlled part of southern Ukraine was breached on Tuesday, unleashing floodwaters across the war zone in what both Ukraine and Russia said was an intentional attack by the other’s forces. Unverified videos on social media showed water surging through the remains of the dam with bystanders expressing their [...] The post “Russian terrorists”: Kremlin blamed for catastrophic Ukraine dam blast that could...

Sue Gray could take up senior Labour job in autumn – reports

Sue Gray could take up senior Labour job in autumn – reports - The partygate investigator could get clearance to start her role as Sir Keir Starmer’s chief of staff six months after her civil service departure.

Scottish Labour leader stresses oil and gas will play major part for ‘decades’

Anas Sarwar said a Labour government would not make the ‘same mistakes’ as Margaret Thatcher.

New Zealand to introduce new rules to crack down on youth vaping

New Zealand is cracking down on youth vaping, with new rules to try to curb growing numbers of teens taking up the habit. The government announced on Tuesday it would be banning most disposable vapes, not allowing new vape shops near schools and enforcing generic flavour descriptions – so more evocative descriptors like “strawberry jelly doughnut” would become “berry”. The number of teenagers vaping in New Zealand has risen dramatically over the...

Heat pump scheme a 'plague on UK' as Rishi Sunak warned over missing key target

The author also explained how the scheme may even damage heat pump manufacturers as the Government enforces quotas.

Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine blown up, unleashing flooding across war zone

Ukraine and Russia have blamed each other for the destruction of the dam, which supplies water to the Crimean peninsula and to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Russia-Ukraine war – live: Kyiv launches multiple attacks across frontline

Russia-Ukraine war – live: Kyiv launches multiple attacks across frontline - Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin says Ukraine has retaken part of Berkhivka, a settlement north of Bakhmut

EHRC discord deepens after inquiry into complaints against chair paused

Britain’s equality watchdog is reeling from a breakdown of trust between its board and staff amid concerns it has become politicised, senior insiders say. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) appointed a leading lawyer to carry out an independent investigation into 40 internal complaints, including bullying and harassment, made against its chair, Kishwer Falkner, but paused the inquiry last week after damaging leaks which laid bare...

Boris legal fees can be raised 'in half a day' if Sunak stops paying his lawyers

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of supporters of Boris Johnson have got in touch with Lord Cruddas who is coordinating crowdfunding for his Partygate legal fees.

Farage offers real reason small boat crossings are down and dismantles Sunak's claims

The politician-turned-broadcaster claimed numbers have fallen due to poor weather conditions rather than policy decisions.

Hong Kong government wants injunction to ban Glory To Hong Kong protest song

The song has been mistakenly played as the city’s anthem at several international sporting events in the past year.

Ukraine trying to end battlefield stalemate in what may be start of counteroffensive

Ukrainian forces were making a major effort to end a battlefield stalemate and punch through Russian defensive lines in southeast Ukraine for a second day Monday, in what may herald the start of a long-anticipated counteroffensive after 15 months of war.

Hundreds of journalists strike to demand leadership change at biggest US newspaper chain

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists at two dozen local newspapers across the U.S. walked off the job Monday to demand an end to painful cost-cutting measures and a change of leadership at Gannett, the country's biggest newspaper chain. The strike involves hundreds of journalists at newspapers in eight states, including the Arizona Republic, the Austin American-Statesman, the Bergen Record, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and the Palm Beach Post,...

Tory MPs slam Labour over move to hire former Extinction Rebellion lawyer

Conservative MPs have slammed the Labour Party over its decision to hire a former Extinction Rebellion lawyer as a senior political advisor. It has been revealed that Tobias Garnett, who has worked as political advisor for the Labour Party since April 2020, previously worked as a lawyer for the activist group. In an article he [...] The post Tory MPs slam Labour over move to hire former Extinction Rebellion lawyer appeared first on CityAM.

Duke of Sussex arrives at High Court to give evidence in hacking trial

Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for damages, alleging he was targeted by journalists using unlawful methods of gathering information.

Labour mayor claims ‘sword of Damocles’ is hanging over MPs as rift over purge of candidates grows

'My loyalty is to people in the North East', Jamie Driscoll vowed - after he was shut out from running as a Labour candidate

Rishi Sunak threatens to overrule Lords and force through small boats Bill

The Prime Minister has indicated he could use the Parliament Act to force through the proposed law.

Ukraine war: Escalating attacks on front line fuel amid speculation counter-offensive has begun

US intelligence recorded a surge in missile launches and artillery fire that indicates a swell in movement, with analysts suggesting that Ukraine is seeking to test the strength of the Russian front line

No immediate danger but an ‘increased risk’ of nuclear catastrophe after dam blows, say Ukrainian authorities

The nightmare scenario is that falling water levels threaten the cooling facilities at the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, leading to dangerous overheating

EU row about to explode as top nations vow to rebel over new migrant quota plans

Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Belgium are reportedly against the reforms.

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Harry due to give evidence at High Court in case against Daily Mirror publisher The Duke of Sussex is due to give evidence at the High Court on Tuesday in his case against the Daily Mirror’s publisher over alleged unlawful information gathering. On Monday, Harry’s individual case against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) got under way. (The Independent...

Cyclist attacked after crashing into little girl at zebra crossing

An angry member of the public broke a cyclist's jaw after the rider collided with a small child as she was crossing the road in Hackney.

Man alleged to have stolen Nick Kyrgios' car pleads not guilty

The man accused of stealing the car at gunpoint has been charged with alleged aggravated robbery and failing to stop for police, among other alleged offences.

BBC blasted after just 25 complaints of bias are upheld in five-year period

A report has branded the BBC's internal watchdog as 'unfit for purpose'.

Nurses begin new walkouts in Wales as pay row continues

Nurses begin new walkouts in Wales as pay row continues - The Royal College of Nursing has called on the Welsh Government to reopen negotiations.

Police warn public not to approach London murder suspect Jayden Gubetini at large

Police warn public not to approach London murder suspect Jayden Gubetini at large - ‘If you see Gubetini, do not approach him and call 999 instead’

Hidden Shower Found Behind Leaking Bathroom Wall

Occurred on May 31, 2023 / Laguna Beach, California, USA: "Plumbing Emergency call, located in Laguna Beach CA, water leaking out the wall. Had to open it to find out the source, a clogged abandoned shower that was never plugged off at the drain. The dr

Starmer vows to ramp up ‘critical’ nuclear power as he fleshes out party’s energy plan

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has lent his support to the UK’s nuclear industry calling for a vast ramp-up in projects and slamming the Tory’s “shambolic” failure to open no nuclear power plants during its 13 years of power. Ahead of a visit to under-construction nuclear plant Hinkley Point C in Somerset, the Labour leader [...] The post Starmer vows to ramp up ‘critical’ nuclear power as he fleshes out party’s energy plan appeared first on...

Ukraine war map reveals Europe’s largest nuclear power plant ‘threatened’ after dam attack

Ukraine war map reveals Europe’s largest nuclear power plant ‘threatened’ after dam attack - The International Atomic Energy Agency is ‘closely monitoring the situation’ at the scene

So this is British justice: Boris Johnson gets legal aid and a mother of three on the breadline doesn’t

Boris Johnson is a very rich man, even though he suffers from a self-pitying syndrome that afflicts many of the well-off: believing himself to be poorer than he actually is. Although he once described his £250,000-a-year newspaper column salary as “chicken feed”, and reportedly complained that his prime ministerial annual pay packet of more than £150,000 wasn’t enough to live on, he was already in the top 1% of earners when he lived in No 10....

Repeated arrests, filthy cells: Inside Pakistan's crackdown

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Hammad Azhar, who has served as Pakistan's finance and energy minister, says police and plain-clothed officials have burst into his home six times in recent weeks, smashed his belongings and threatened his 82-year-old father, warning that his daughter would be abducted. Last weekend, he said police and "unknown people" took his father to a police station and

Ukraine accuses Russia of destroying major dam, warns of widespread flooding

Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian forces of blowing up a major dam and hydroelectric power station in a part of southern Ukraine that Russia controls, sending water gushing from the breached facility and risking massive flooding. Ukrainian authorities ordered hundreds of thousands of residents downriver to evacuate. FRANCE 24's Gulliver Cragg reports from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Nuclear crisis fears after dam by Black Sea is blown up threatening to flood entire city

Experts fear the destruction of the Ukrainian dam could have "catastrophic consequences" for the nearby nuclear power plant, which is the biggest in Europe, and have branded the act a war crime.

Fenland fire crews deal with accidental blazes

The causes of two separate fires in Fenland over the weekend have been put down to accidental. The first incident on Friday evening saw fire crews from Wisbech and March along with crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, called to Holme Lane in Walsoken. Firefighters arrived at around 8.30pm and found a shed fire which was threatening to spread...

Firefighters tackle blaze in London after 'lithium battery bubbled' inside house

Ten fire engines were called to the fire in Greenwich, west London, just after noon today.

Australian school bus driver killed after colliding with escaped camels

The animals also died at the scene.

Ghana’s nursing and used clothes problems, NATO’s overhaul and ‘ducking’ good news

IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, 06.06.2023: We take a look at two different stories on Ghana, the brain drain of its nurses and its imports of used clothes. The French papers plunged into coverage of today’s national strike over pension reform. We also find out about NATO’s overhaul and how, for some military experts, it’s still a work in progress. Finally, we also discuss a phone ban for kids in Ireland and how Apple’s new spell-checker will make it easier to curse.

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Bridge under construction collapses spectacularly into the River Ganges

The under-construction Aguwani Sultanganj Ganga bridge in Bihar, India, plunged into the river Ganges on Sunday. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

Ukrainian dam destroyed in blow to counter-offensive

A vast dam in southern Ukraine has been destroyed in what could be a major blow to the counter-offensive against Russia. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Soviet-era Nova Kakhovka dam, which holds as much water as the Great Salt Lake in Utah, was blown, unleashing a flood of water across the region. Rising waters could prevent further Ukra...

State of emergency declared after major dam breach in Russia-controlled Kherson region

A state of emergency has been declared after a dam in a Russian-controlled part of southern Ukraine has been irrevocably damaged by an explosion, leading to flooding in the area already hit by months of conflict.

SSE to pay £9.8m penalty for licence breach

SSE to pay £9.8m penalty for licence breach - Ofgem said SSE’s generation arm overcharged the electricity system operator to lower output from the Foyers pumped storage power station in Ayrshire.