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September 18, 2018 3:29 PM Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but 'expresses sorrow'

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel "expressed sorrow" for the deaths but blamed "extensive and inaccurate" Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia initially blamed 7

September 18, 2018 9:29 AM Greece earthquake ALERT: TWO earthquakes hit in FOUR minutes

THE GREEK island of Crete was hit by two earthquakes in the space of four minutes, just days after a landslide injured seven people on the island of Zakynthos. Two earthquakes have struck off the coast of the Greek island of Crete, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quakes measuring 4.5 and 4.4 in magnitude struck at around 6am BST (8am local 7

September 18, 2018 8:25 AM Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Russia has said Syria shot down one its military planes - but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. The defence ministry said Israeli jets forced the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems on Monday after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. The Il-20 disappeared off the radar 8

September 11, 2018 11:53 PM Eight freed as 100 police swoop to smash ‘modern slavery’ ring

MORE than 100 police raided a suspected modern slavery ring yesterday and freed eight people thought to be being held against their will. Three arrests were made as teams of officers swooped on a property following a series of tip-offs. Senior police said that the operation, carried out after warrants were issued, had “safeguarded vulnerable people in society 9

September 10, 2018 11:47 PM BBC’s Rosie recovering from major brain op

THE BBC’s Rosie Millard is recovering after surgery to remove a “huge” brain tumour, she revealed yesterday. The 53-year-old said the “big but benign” tumour was taken out in a six-hour operation at London’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The mother of four, a regular marathon runner, said she had first developed tinnitus in one ear. After 12

September 8, 2018 2:37 AM Northern and South Western rail workers strike over guards

Workers on two rail networks have begun a 24-hour strike over the future of guards on trains. Members of the RMT transport union stopped work at midnight on Northern Rail and South Western Railway (SWR). Northern said it would run 30% of its services, with "very few trains" before 09:00 BST and after 18:00. South Western said it would operate half of its normal 8

September 7, 2018 7:50 AM Prankster who faked own kidnap and demanded £80 ransom from pregnant girlfriend is jailed

Prankster who faked his own kidnap and demanded £80 ransom from his terrified pregnant girlfriend so he could go drinking with his friends... is JAILED for 16 weeks after huge police operation costing £30,000 A man who faked his own kidnapping and demanded ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could go drinking was jailed after he admitted wasting 12

September 5, 2018 4:06 AM Brighton Uni graduate chosen an astronaut for space odyssey

They were selected from 4,000 men and women who were tested for the UAE Astronaut Programme. One will fly into space next April as the first astronaut from the Emirates on a ten-day mission as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft. The second will serve as a replacement. Professor Debra 10

September 2, 2018 11:26 AM Bo the Labrador keeps being mistaken for a gigantic pug after his NOSE was removed

Bo the Labrador keeps being mistaken for a gigantic pug after his NOSE was removed in a life-saving operation Britain's most popular dog brand is distinctive due to floppy ears, short hair and long faces. But 10-year-old Labrador Bo is often mistaken for a giant pug when he's out with owner Paddy. Owner Paddy Morral, 35, was told by vets his Labrador 1

September 1, 2018 1:59 PM Now foreign countries are deporting terror suspects back to Britain 'without UK authorities knowing'

The Government has said it has no idea how many terrorists may have been deported back to the UK. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes made the admission in a response to a parliamentary question lodged by Independent MP John Woodcock in January. Mr Woodcock asked the Home Office for the number of UK nationals who have been deported 'on suspicion of terror 5