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January 1, 2019 2:20 PM New Year 2019: Look back at last night's dazzling fireworks around the world

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Last night billions of people around the world came together to welcome 2019. Here is a look back at the stunning fireworks that lit the skies across the globe. In London, the annual London Mayor’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display catapulted the decorative explosions along the capital’s Southbank and from the iconic London Eye. The London 288

January 1, 2019 12:00 PM Land Rover Explorer Phone: Everything you need to know about the Land Rover phone

The Land Rover Explore is the ultimate adventure phone, allowing the owner to take it anywhere, in any conditions. The rugged new phone is packed with software features that the average outdoorsman will find useful. These include topographic mapping options from ViewRanger with an AR Skyline feature. The Land Rover phone also comes with an extra battery 127

December 31, 2018 9:55 PM Around 120 firefighters tackle 'significant' Croydon warehouse blaze

Local residents have been told to keep their doors and windows closed after a large fire broke out at a self-storage warehouse. Crews were called shortly before 7.50pm and remain at the scene in Purley Way, but the cause of the fire is not known at this stage. Croydon station manager Jason Jones said: "This is a significant fire in a large self-storage 62

December 31, 2018 12:46 PM New Year’s Eve horror: Two dead and 32 injured in Philippines shopping centre explosion

TWO people have been killed and a further 32 injured after an explosion rocked a busy shopping centre in Cotabato City in the Philippines, after an unidentified male was seen dropping a wrapped box before fleeing in the area, according to witnesses. Local media reports that an identified male was seen dropping a box outside the busy South Seas Mall shopping 99

December 31, 2018 11:56 AM New Year’s Eve in Sydney: New Year’s Eve countdown is ON as storm hits celebrations

Sydney, Australia, will bid welcome to the New Year in about five minutes despite heavy rain battering the capital of New South Wales. But the poor weather has not dampened the spirits of celebrating crowds who were spotted cheering on the New Year countdown in Sydney Harbour. The downpour, accompanied by loud thunder and lightning, swept through Sydney 121

December 31, 2018 11:43 AM Auckland NYE fireworks 2019: Watch Auckland fireworks as New Zealand welcomes in New Year

HAPPY New Year! Auckland welcomes in the New Year with a stunning firework display, as millions of people around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year, as we step into 2019. Auckland has officially welcomed in the New Year with a bang, hosting a dazzling firework display at Harbour Bridge. Impressive footage shows celebrations beginning in New Zealand 100

December 31, 2018 1:14 AM Stevenage shed radio DJ ready for BBC local radio slot

A DJ whose shed-based radio station was only ever heard by his wife is preparing to expand his audience after 44 years. Deke Duncan, 73, started playing records from his back garden in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in 1974. He was the subject of a BBC Nationwide television report, recently tweeted by BBC Archive, prompting BBC Three Counties Radio to track 69

December 31, 2018 12:39 AM Philip Hammond 'HOLDS BACK' vital Brexit funding in catastrophic blow for UK

SENIOR cabinet officials have accused the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, of stopping the necessary funding required to prepare the UK for Brexit. The Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, has complained to the Treasury, saying his department has only received half of what was required to prepare local councils for Brexit. Mr Brokenshire's department only received 100

December 29, 2018 2:38 PM Scottish borders crash: Minibus overturns 'carrying 24 people on board' in horror smash

A minibus carrying 24 people overturned in a horrific smash on the A6089 between Carfraemill and Gordon on the Scottish border on Saturday afternoon, with one person confirmed dead. Police have confirmed that one person has died while 23 people, including the driver, were taken to hospital with injuries after emergency services responded to the scene 89

December 28, 2018 2:59 AM More than half a million potholes reported last year

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities for repair last year, according to new research. The RAC claims the "shocking" figures prove road conditions are worsening. The data was obtained from Freedom of Information requests to the 212 councils responsible for roads in Great Britain, of which 161 authorities 95