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Storm Eunice brings dangerous conditions as rare red weather warnings issued

We're being told to avoid travelling Millions were bracing for “dangerous conditions” as winds from the second storm in a week prompted two rare red weather warnings for much of the south of England and part of Wales. The second rare highest alert – meaning a high impact is very likely – was issued to run from 10am until 3pm over the East of England on Friday due to fears […]

todayFebruary 18, 2022 23


Thousands of homes without power after Storm Dudley hits UK

Thousands of homes have been left without power after Storm Dudley swept through parts of the UK. Capel Curig in Wales experienced gusts of up to 81mph, with Emley Moore in Yorkshire and Drumalbin in South Lanarkshire seeing 74mph winds. Northern Powergrid stated that as of 9pm on Wednesday, around 4,000 people were still without power. National Rail said as of 7am Thursday, dozens of train companies have been affected […]

todayFebruary 17, 2022 50


Kanye West tells fans never give up on dreams as documentary on his life airs

He's on Netflix Kanye West told fans “never to give up on your dreams” as the first part of a new documentary about his life aired on Netflix. Film-maker Clarence “Coodie” Simmons helms the three-part series, dubbed Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, alongside Chike Ozah. The 90 minute first episode, titled act i: VISION, was released on February 16 with the second part due on February 23. The global megastar and […]

todayFebruary 17, 2022 51


Nearly 9m bedrooms lost as homes adapted during pandemic Zoopla estimates

It's all because of working from home Nearly nine million bedrooms have been “lost” as people have adapted their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a property website. Four in 10 (41%) homeowners have changed their property to better suit their needs, Zoopla found. Among those making changes, more than half (53%) have entirely repurposed at least one bedroom while some have lost multiple bedrooms. Zoopla estimated from the […]

todayFebruary 17, 2022 33


Russia has not taken foot off the gas over Ukraine Ben Wallace warns

Troops on border could still invade Russia has the ability to “overwhelm” Ukraine despite claims to have pulled back some forces from the border, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has warned. He urged caution about the “direction of travel from the Kremlin” as efforts to resolve the crisis by diplomatic means continued. Mr Wallace, who is in Brussels for talks with fellow Nato defence ministers, said there needs to be “clear […]

todayFebruary 16, 2022 24


Andrew facing renewed calls to lose dukedom after settling sex case

The Duke of York is facing a renewed call to give up one of his last remaining major titles after agreeing to settle the civil sex assault claim against him for what is widely reported to be a multimillion-pound sum. Andrew, whose status as a member of the royal family was left in tatters last month after the Queen stripped him of his honorary military roles and he gave up […]

todayFebruary 16, 2022 19


UK Coca Cola bottler posts profit surge after hospitality rebound

The Coca-Cola bottling business for the UK and Europe has almost doubled its profits for the past year after it was boosted by the reopening of hospitality and acquisitions. Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) hailed an “extraordinary year” which saw it post a 98.5% rise in profits after tax to 988 million euro (£828.5 million) for 2021, compared with the previous year. It added that revenues increased by 30% for the […]

todayFebruary 16, 2022 22


Putin says Russia ready to discuss confidence building measures with US and Nato

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow is ready for talks with the US and Nato on limits for missile deployments and military transparency, in a new sign of easing East-West tensions. The statement came after Russia announced it was pulling back some troops from exercises that have raised fears of a potential invasion of Ukraine. Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Mr Putin said the US and […]

todayFebruary 15, 2022 38


Alec Baldwin sued by family of cinematographer killed on set

The family of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film Rust is suing Alec Baldwin and the movie’s producers for wrongful death, their attorneys said. Lawyers for the family of Halyna Hutchins announced the lawsuit filed in New Mexico in the name of Hutchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their son, Andros, at a Los Angeles news conference. At least three other lawsuits have been filed over […]

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