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Temperatures climb as parts of UK grapple with impacts of hot dry summer

Temperatures are set to climb into the 30s on Wednesday as parts of the UK face water shortages and fires ahead of a new heatwave. A Met Office amber warning for extreme heat comes into force for parts of England and Wales from Thursday until Sunday, with temperatures set to climb to 35C or even 36C in some places. There is also a heat health alert in place from the […]

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Ryan Giggs had affairs with eight women ex girlfriend tells assault trial

Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs had “full-on relationships” with eight other women while he was with the ex-girlfriend he is accused of assaulting, a court has heard. PR executive Kate Greville, 36, claimed she discovered the footballer’s affairs on his tablet computer shortly before she decided to leave him. Giggs, 48, is alleged to have headbutted her at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1 2020. On […]

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Four day warning in place for extreme temperatures

The Met Office has issued a four-day amber warning for extreme temperatures in parts of England and Wales as a new heatwave looms. The warning, for Thursday to Sunday, comes as the forecaster predicted 35C in places or even an “isolated” 36C – below last month’s record temperatures, which peaked above 40C in some spots. The vulnerable are likely to experience adverse health affects, while the wider population could also […]

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Red flags seen in Ryan Giggs behaviour trial told

A woman who claims ex-Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs controlled her in their relationship thought he was her “soul mate” but saw early “red flags”, a court has heard. PR executive Kate Greville, 36, told detectives it was “almost like was he was two people” during their relationship. Ms Greville was interviewed by police weeks after she alleged he headbutted her in November 2020. Both were married when their affair […]

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Lewis Hamilton considers extending F1 career beyond end of next season

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton admits he has considered extending his stay in Formula One beyond the end of next season. The Mercedes driver has had to make do with fighting to be the best of the rest this season, with his 2021 title rival Max Verstappen seemingly on course to retain his crown. Hamilton, 37, won six drivers’ championships in seven years between 2014 and 2020 having taken his […]

todayAugust 8, 2022 15


Small fashion firm wins tribunal against Zara over identical brand claims

A small fashion company has won a tribunal against high-street giant Zara over claims it had an “identical brand”. The retailer had threatened legal action against Darlington-based firm House of Zana. Owner Amber Kotrri launched the clothing brand online in 2018, and opened her first store in Darlington a year later. When she attempted to trademark the name House of Zana, she received a notice of opposition, followed by a […]

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Church organist 89 honoured in surprise presentation by Prince of Wales

A church organist who has been playing for 75 years has been honoured for her dedication with a surprise presentation by the Prince of Wales. Mary Edmondson, 89, was delighted to be presented with a basket of flowers by Charles following the service at Canisbay Parish Church in Caithness on Sunday. Charles, known as the Duke of Rothsay in Scotland, was staying at the Castle of Mey near John O’Groats, […]

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Witness recounts search for girl 11 who died after going missing at water park

A mother-of-two has recounted the desperate search for an 11-year-old girl who died after going missing at a water park in Windsor. Customers at Liquid Leisure near Datchet were told to shout the girl’s name as they looked for her after she got into difficulty on Saturday, the witness said. Emergency services including a helicopter, an ambulance and a search and rescue crew were called to the scene at around […]

todayAugust 7, 2022 14


Matt Hudson Smith misses out on gold as Muzala Samukonga stuns 400m favourite

Matt Hudson-Smith lost out on gold as Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga stunned the 400m favourite at the Commonwealth Games. The 27-year-old – on his home track – had to settle for silver as Samukonga made a late break in the final 50m to go from fifth to first. He ran 44.66 seconds with British record holder Hudson-Smith crossing the line in 44.81 seconds. He at least adds to the bronze he […]

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