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January 5, 2019 4:27 AM UK weather forecast: WARNINGS in force for 75mph winds as winter conditions grip nation

YELLOW weather warnings have been issued for strong gales across parts of the UK as winter weather continues into next week. The coldest weather is expected in the south-west with certain areas experiencing frost this morning. But across the north-east, it will be a warmer start to the day. Met Office meteorologist Ellie Creed said: “Saturday will see cloudy 73

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

January 3, 2019 5:06 PM MSC Zoe: Islands hit as 270 containers fall off ship

Extensive debris has washed up on islands off the Dutch north coast after some 270 containers including chemicals fell off a cargo ship in a storm. As the extent of pollution became clear on five islands including Terschelling, coastguards searched the North Sea for missing containers. The cargo fell off the MSC Zoe near the German island of Borkum 72

January 2, 2019 1:09 PM John Lewis Christmas Eve sales end year with a boost

Retail chain John Lewis Partnership saw an 11% rise in sales in the last week of 2018 compared with a year earlier. The partnership includes both John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. John Lewis reported very strong sales on Christmas Eve itself - which was included in the last week of trading - as customers bought last-minute gifts 68

December 31, 2018 8:07 AM Philippines deadly storm and landslides kill more than 60

More than 60 people have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines, with locals reportedly taken by surprise by its strength. Storm Usman hit the Bicol region southeast of capital Manila on Saturday. At least 17 people are missing and the death toll is expected to rise. One official told AFP news agency that people did not take precautions as it was not classed 55

December 27, 2018 9:15 AM Venezuela earthquake: Carabobo ROCKED by 5.6 quake

VENEZUELA has been rocked by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake, with residents in the region of Carabobo reporting strong shaking. The 5.6 quake struck at 4.59am local time (8.59am GMT), at a depth of 6.2 miles. Residents left witness reports on earthquake-tracking website CSEM-EMSC. One said: “Very strong in Valencia, Carabobo.” Another said: “It was so strong 70

December 27, 2018 6:53 AM BREAKING: HORROR as BOMB explodes outside Athens church injuring policeman

A BOMB exploded outside a church in Athens, in the neighbourhood of Kolonaki, on Thusrday morning. According to local media, a policeman was injured in the blast, which occurred at 7.10am local time (6.10am GMT) outside the church of Agios Dionysios in Skoufa. According to the head of the police's special guards union, Stavros Mavroidakos, the device 79

December 23, 2018 1:36 PM Indonesia tsunami 2018 MAPPED: Where did tsunami hit, where is the Ring of Fire?

INDONESIA was hit by a tsunami last night, which has injured at least 843 people and killed 222, including members of the popular Indonesian rock band, Seventeen. But where did the tsunami hit and where is the Ring of Fire? The tsunami wave destroyed hundreds of buildings and homes without any warning overnight. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman at Indonesia's 110

December 22, 2018 8:50 PM Ex-Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

Ex-Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown has died aged 77 after a short illness, a party spokesperson has said. The former MP for Yeovil, who "made an immeasurable contribution to furthering the cause of liberalism", passed away on Saturday evening, a statement said. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said Lord Ashdown had "made a real mark" on Parliament 89

December 20, 2018 9:58 AM World War 3: Putin says threat is REAL as he warns Trump of ‘global nuclear catastrophe’

The Russian president warned his citizens there were "dangers and risks in our day to day life" as he was quizzed about the prospect of all out war. Speaking at his annual news conference, Mr Putin said: "The danger of the situation escalating is being downplayed. It now seems to be impossible, something not of crucial importance. "But at the same time if something 116