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January 17, 2018 8:54 AM Horses are ridden through fire to honour patron saint of animals

Every year on the night of 17 January, horses are ridden through huge flames and clouds of smoke on the streets of the village of San Bartolome de los Pinares. Every year on the night of 17 January, horses are ridden through huge flames and clouds of smoke on the streets of the village of San Bartolome de los Pinares, about 100km (62 miles) north west of Madrid 11

January 14, 2018 1:44 AM BREAKING: Huge EXPLOSION – At least 8 dead and 50 injured in Portuguese holiday hotspot

AT LEAST eight people are dead and 50 injured after a reported explosion in Portugal, it has been reported. Eight people are dead and a further 50 have been injured after a reported boiler explosion and fire at a building in Tondela, Portugal. Mayor Jose Antonio de Jesus said: “Several dozen people have been injured, some lightly and others gravely 11

January 11, 2018 6:29 PM Tottenham to host first NFL London game of 2018 in October as London mayor Sadiq Khan tours new £750m stadium with Daniel Levy

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy showed London mayor Sadiq Khan around their new stadium on the day it was announced that White Hart Lane will host the first NFL London game of 2018. Oakland Raiders will take on Seattle Seahawks on October 14 at the 62,000-seater stadium, with the NFL announcing a further two matches to be played at Wembley at the end of October 12 1

January 11, 2018 9:55 AM Date revealed for by-election

A BY-ELECTION to fill a council position left vacant after a former Lord Mayor quit last week will be held on February 15. Councillor Sonja Crisp told The Press she was resigning from her Holgate ward role partly because of a neurological condition, Willis-Ekbom disease, which can mean her limbs do not stop moving. The 63-year-old was Lord Mayor of York in 2015/16 and had served 5

January 5, 2018 4:12 PM Will Young claims he was victim of homophobic abuse

British singer Will Young has alleged he was called a "poofter" by a London bus driver. The 38-year-old singer took to Twitter earlier today (05.018) to blast a bus driver, who he's alleged directed homophobic slurs at him, while he also claims to have been told by Transport for London (TfL) that CCTV footage of the incident has already been erased from their 9

January 4, 2018 9:50 PM UK tech sector smashed investment records in 2017, striking deals worth £3bn

Britain's pioneering technology sector smashed investment records in 2017, striking deals worth £3billion. It was almost double the £1.6billion bagged in 2016, with most of it, or £2.5billion, raised in London. Big deals included a £391million investment into software firm Improbable, £364million raised by takeaway company Deliveroo and £255million by mobile 9

January 3, 2018 2:58 PM Greek holiday hotspot faces migrant influx if Turkey uses refugees as political blackmail

THE GREEK island of Lesbos could be crippled by an influx of thousands of migrants if Turkey uses them as a form of “political blackmail”, it has been warned. Turkish authorities are furious at Greece’s decision to grant asylum to a pilot accused of playing a key role in an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in July 2016. The mayor 18

January 2, 2018 5:06 PM Castle Point mayor’s award nominations now open

The search is now officially on for the winners of the Castle Point Mayor’s Business and Apprentice Awards 2018. The annual awards were officially launched by Mayor Brian Wood at the Castle Point Business Forum held at The Oysterfleet Hotel on Canvey. Nominations are being sought for two categories: the Business of the Year Award and Apprentice of the Year Award 9

January 2, 2018 9:42 AM Not-so-happy new year for UK commuters as fares rise

LONDON (AP) - British commuters are facing stiff increases in rail fares on the first work day of the new year. Travelers on Tuesday faced average fare hikes of 3.4 percent, prompting howls from activist groups and London's mayor amid complaints of unreliable rail service. Anthony Smith, chief of the independent group Transport Focus, said fares are going 4

January 2, 2018 5:44 AM China names acting mayor for city of Tianjin after bribery scandal

BEIJING, Jan 2 (Reuters) - China has named an acting mayor for northern city of Tianjin, state media said on Tuesday, months after the mayor was jailed for corruption. The port city of Tianjin, close to Beijing, has ambitions to become a financial hub for northern China and is one of four areas designated a municipality, along with Beijing, Shanghai 3