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January 20, 2018 6:27 PM Prague hotel fire: At least two dead and seven injured after horror blaze engulfs hotel

AT LEAST two people have died after a major fire broke out at the Eurostars David hotel in central Prague, according to disaster officials in the Czech capital. Around 40 people were evacuated from the hotel following the blaze, which was first reported at 6pm local time (5pm UK time). The cause of the fire, which started on the hotel's ground floor 6

January 20, 2018 3:45 PM We CAN'T work it out! Holidaymaker is locked in a row with Liverpool's John Lennon airport after getting a ticket for parking in an UNOFFICIAL space

When is a car parking space at a major British airport not a car parking space? According to Steven Rowlands, of North Wales, it is when the vehicle is parked at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport. Mr Rowlands is currently involved in a protracted row with the airport authorities over whether a space in the car park is actually a genuine parking space and not - as the airport 7

January 20, 2018 11:57 AM Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to death

Fifteen Syrian refugees - some of them children - have been found frozen to death while trying to cross the mountainous border into Lebanon. Thirteen bodies were found on Friday and two more were discovered on Saturday after the area was hit by a fierce snowstorm. Lebanese civil defence officials found the bodies after being told a group of refugees 7

January 19, 2018 5:18 PM 16-year-old sexually assaulted in alleyway in Rayleigh

The victim was walking down an alley on Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, near to M&S at around 4am on January 6 with a man. Bradley Boyd, 20, of Woodside Avenue, Benfleet was charged with assault by penetration and appeared at Basildon Crown Court on January 12. We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something or have any other 5

January 19, 2018 3:49 PM Jurgen Klopp confirms Loris Karius is new Liverpool No 1 ahead of Swansea: 'He needs to deliver and he knows that'

Jurgen Klopp has told Loris Karius it is time to deliver as the German goalkeeper prepares for an extended run as Liverpool's No 1. Karius had been primarily used in the Champions League this season but his manager took the decision to drop Simon Mignolet for last Sunday's showdown with Manchester City and felt the moment had come for the player he signed 6

January 18, 2018 1:08 PM ‘I thought I was going to die’: Passengers terrified as Malaysia Airlines plane bound for Kuala Lumpur makes emergency landing in Alice Springs as crew looked 'nervous and clueless'

Passengers were terrified as a Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Alice Springs. The MH122 flight bound for Kuala Lumpur from Sydney was only four hours into its flight when it was diverted. 'The scariest part was that once the engine started to make a loud disturbing noise, the flight attendants all seemed nervous and clueless 7

January 18, 2018 12:02 PM Lane closures and disruptions announced ahead of Sadlers Farm roundabout works

Motorists can expect delays over the coming months as Essex County Council announce lane closures as part of the works on Sadlers Farm Roundabout, including two lane closures for more than five months. Works will include the removal and replacement of the existing façade to enable vital drainage works to take place to structures on the A13 Link Road and the replacement

January 18, 2018 9:00 AM Oak Lane, Upchurch, closed as firefighters free woman from car

Fire crews were called to Oak Lane near Jubilee Fields, Upchurch, just after 7am to free a woman in her 30s trapped in one of the cars. Firefighters used hydraulic cutting gear to release her. She was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital by ambulance complaining of back pain. A man was also injured and taken to hospital complaining of chest pain. A spokesman 5

January 17, 2018 9:09 PM Are Google's smart gadget wrecking YOUR wifi? Firm admits bug is 'overloading' routers

Already Samsung has revealed plans for a Bixby speaker to take on Apple's HomePod, Amazon's Echo and Google's Home. Apple's speaker will have a higher price tag than the Amazon Echo range, which begins at $49 (£49) for the Echo Dot. The speaker will provide a hub for appliances via Apple's HomeKit system and establish a centre inside the home to lock people 11

January 16, 2018 4:10 PM First snow arrives in North Yorkshire

THE first snow of 2018 has arrived in North Yorkshire - and more may fall tonight. A county council webcam on the A170 at Sutton Bank near Thirsk showed a snow shower falling at 4pm, although the road remained passable. The Met Office says it will remain windy in York and North Yorkshire tonight with scattered sleet and snow showers and a risk of icy stretches 2