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December 19, 2018 2:28 AM How common are TORNADOS in Washington? Several reported injured as SAVAGE twister strikes

WASHINGTON State, which was hit by a powerful tornado yesterday which left several injured, has suffered from regular tornados in the modern era with an average of two per year leaving six dead since 1990. This means sustained wind speeds rarely exceed 112 miles per hour, with some falling significantly short. Meteorologist Ted Buehner, who works for the US National 83

December 17, 2018 7:34 PM Taxi driver LOSES EYE after being 'hit in face by drunk passenger's stiletto'

A TAXI driver has lost an eye after being hit in the face by a passenger’s stiletto heel in a horrific drunken attack. Following a four-hour operation, doctors told Afar Iftikhar, 32, his right eye could not be saved as the damage was too bad. The dad-of-three was left with life-changing injuries in the attack. The incident occurred after he asked a group 59

December 17, 2018 5:04 PM Piers Morgan: Good Morning Britain host clashes with TV star over Meghan Markle's dad

PIERS MORGAN, who presents Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid, had a debate with Julia Bradbury on Twitter after the show’s interview with Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas Markle today. Meghan Markle’s father Thomas, 74, spoke on Good Morning Britain today in which he revealed he hadn’t spoken to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since June, despite 257

December 17, 2018 2:56 AM Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers'

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says. Under new legislation to be introduced on Monday, staff would have to be told details of their rights from their first day in a job, including eligibility for paid and sick leave. Workers would also be given 67

December 14, 2018 2:45 PM Who is shining a torch for women today?

The general election of 14 December 1918 saw the first votes cast by women in the UK. It was also the first time that women were eligible to stand for election as an MP. The 1918 Representation of the People Act had given women the vote a few months earlier - but only for those who owned property and were over 30 years old. It wasn't until 1928 that all women 50

December 13, 2018 12:01 AM I’m A Celebrity contestant spills all on 'tough’ behind-the-scenes challenges in camp

Former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Adam Thomas, 30, who competed on the show in 2016, revealed he wanted to go home after day two because he struggled with being away from his family. The actor has been married to Caroline Daly since last year, and the couple have two children together. Discussing what campmates really get up to off camera 54

December 11, 2018 5:10 PM Gloucestershire street has the UK's slowest broadband with a film taking 102 hours to download

An hour's drive away in Birmingham the same movie would be ready to watch in just four minutes. Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire has average download speeds of 0.14mbps, which is 1,899 times slower than Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, where the average is 265.89Mbps. The different means those in the Greenmeadows Park houses have to allow 89

December 11, 2018 5:45 AM Newspaper headlines: 'Desperate' May's Brexit rescue mission

The Mail leads with Theresa May's "last-ditch mission to salvage her Brexit deal" hours after avoiding a "humiliating" defeat by deferring the MPs' vote in the Commons. It describes the "shambolic scenes" after Tuesday's vote was ditched just half an hour after Downing Street had confirmed it was going ahead. In a play on the famous remark by Margaret 229

December 10, 2018 8:45 PM Rochdale bongs replace Big Ben on BBC Radio 4 at Christmas

The traditional Big Ben bongs on BBC Radio 4 will be replaced by bells from Rochdale town hall on Christmas Eve. Chimes from the Greater Manchester town will herald the 18:00 GMT news bulletin as a "special festive replacement". BBC Radio 4 normally broadcasts Big Ben live but has been broadcasting recordings since August last year when the bells fell silent 55

December 5, 2018 2:16 PM Facebook login DOWN: Social Network log in NOT WORKING for Thousands of worldwide users

Down Detector, an independent outage monitor that tracks outages across the globe by monitoring social mentions has seen a huge spike in reports for both social networks in the last hour. The Down Detector outage map shows the Facebook issues are mainly affecting users of the social networks who are based in the UK, Europe with reports in their thousands 72