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January 14, 2019 2:38 PM Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on Sunday. He was hospitalised for serious abdominal injuries and underwent five hours of surgery. A 27-year-old with a criminal record has been arrested over the attack. Police 113

January 13, 2019 1:08 PM Mayor of Cambridge dies during scuba-diving holiday

The mayor of Cambridge has died suddenly while on a scuba-diving holiday with his wife in South Africa. Nigel Gawthrope, 61, collapsed on Friday after surfacing from a dive and feeling unwell. The exact cause of his death is unknown. The city councillor was a popular local figure and had been eight months into his term of office. Council leader Lewis 141

January 11, 2019 11:04 AM Middlesbrough ‘could resemble Middlesbrough in event of no-deal’

Experts warned that the post-industrial Northern town could face the catastrophic long-term situation of being largely the same. Economist Emma Bradford said: “I don’t wish to be too technical, but Middlesbrough suffers the macroeconomic problem that we economists refer to as ‘being a bit grim’. “A no-deal Brexit could easily lead to the same number 107

January 10, 2019 3:14 PM Phil the pheasant a 'terror' to Norwich residents

A pheasant has staked his claim to a quiet street on a city housing estate. Named Phil by residents of Costessey in Norwich, he considers the area his territory and guards it fiercely. "Pheasants, like many wild animals are a territorial species and males will defend their territory - particularly during the mating season," the RSPCA said. It added 94

January 6, 2019 2:18 PM Soulja Boy in 'very bad' car crash after Malibu mudslides and flash floods

The Crank That rapper "almost went into the ocean" after he was caught up in a mudslide and was involved in a car crash. The Crank That rapper sent tweets to his five million followers saying his car "almost went into the ocean" before retweeting news stories covering mudslides in Malibu. The 28-year-old - whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way - also retweeted 147

January 6, 2019 12:38 PM Professor reveals UK city most at risk of ‘MEGA TSUNAMI’ if La Palma volcano blows

A "MEGA tsunami" could strike Britain and kill hundreds of people if the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands, explodes in a massive eruption, a top geologist has warned. Bristol is most at risk, according to Mr Sparks, because the city's "unusual terrain" can cause a high tidal range, making residents vulnerable when a tsunami hits. However 57

January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 83

January 3, 2019 7:20 PM ‘Seek IMMEDIATE medical attention!’ Warning as dangerous chemicals wash up on beach

HAZARDOUS chemicals that fell off one of the world’s largest container ships have washed up on a Dutch beach today, officials said. The Dutch Defence Ministry said the loss of 270 containers from the freighter MSC Zoe on Wednesday was one of the biggest of its time. Some of the containers are thought to have been carrying dangerous chemicals after a 55-pound 74

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 55

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 113