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May 19, 2018 1:01 AM Swindon couple fined for taking daughter out of school

COURT: Two Lawn Manor Academy parents were together fined £575 after magistrates found the couple had taken her daughter out of school over a week last June. The 36-year-old mum and 41-year-old dad, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had pleaded not guilty to taking the pupil out of school without permission. But Swindon magistrates ruled the case proven 12

May 17, 2018 8:45 PM Elton John 'will perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding'... 21 years after singing at Princess Diana's funeral

Sir Elton John has reportedly been confirmed to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal nuptials on Saturday. According to TMZ, the 71-year-old is said to be entertaining guests at Windsor Castle - however, it is unclear whether he'll play at the church ceremony or at the reception later on in the day. The news comes 21 years after he performed 8

May 17, 2018 10:26 AM A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship. People walk in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims

May 17, 2018 10:13 AM 'We respond with one voice': French president Macron talks up close alliance with May and Merkel amid tensions with US over Israel, Iran nuclear deal and steel tariffs

Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on his close links with Theresa May and Angela Merkel today - saying they would respond to global threats with 'one voice'. The French president posted a picture of himself deep in conversation with his British and German counterparts at a summit in Sofia. Amid mounting tensions with the US over the Iran nuclear deal, Mr Macron

May 17, 2018 9:54 AM Sex, drugs and poo at Brighton's Royal Pavilion Gardens

INDECENT sexual behaviour, defecating in public, and drug abuse are all rife in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. A list of 20,000 crimes and anti-social behaviour incidents at the beauty spot in the centre of Brighton has been seen by The Argus after the city council revealed the total figure. The council log includes 161 incidents of drug taking, 21 needles 6

May 17, 2018 7:56 AM Fabian Kacica: Two charged with murder in connection with fatal stabbing

Police have charged two people with murder after a man was stabbed in Southend earlier this week. Michael Nyathi, 18, of Steeplefield, Leigh, and a 17-year-old boy from Shoeburyness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday, May 17. A 20-year-old man from Southend arrested on suspicion of murder

May 17, 2018 7:51 AM Russian navy ship arrives in PNG

The crew from a Russian navy ship that has docked in the Papua New Guinea capital have been playing soccer with local soldiers. Port Moresby is hosting the APEC summit in November and President Vladimir Putin is expected to be among the 21 leaders in attendance. A 40-year-old, 138m Russian training ship with 200 cadets on board arrived on Wednesday

May 16, 2018 7:00 PM Italian jazz guitarist to thrill in Le Quartet

THE unquestionably outstanding talents of virtuoso jazz guitarist Raffaele Bizzoca can be seen and heard up close and personal, when he brings together Le Quartet next Wednesday at the Railway Hotel. Joining Raffaele on classical guitar will be Jose Canha on double bass, Gary Hamilton on saxophone and Antonio Spina on percussion. Known to his friends 4

May 13, 2018 1:27 PM Ashford: Willesborough scout hut saved from blaze

Fire crews have been praised for stopping a blaze which could have gutted a scout hut. Teenagers were spotted setting alight a bush close to Willesborough scout hut in Breadlands Close, Ashford this afternoon. Posting on Facebook, concerned resident Vicki Kidney said: "Many thanks to Ashford fire brigade for their extremely prompt response to the fire set by teenagers 19

May 13, 2018 8:40 AM Hawaii volcano latest: New fissure on Kilauea volcano puts lives at risk from molten lava

FRESH alerts have been issued after ANOTHER fissure opened up at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano – with residents living further down the mountain warned they were at risk from molten lava. The United States Geological Survey reported that the latest outbreak of lava had been identified at 5am GMT (6pm local time). A spokesman said: “Lava from this latest outbreak 18