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November 25, 2018 5:19 PM 'Britain's worst Christmas tree' replaced

A town has unveiled an "amazing" new Christmas tree after last year's fake one was dubbed "the worst in Britain". The ridiculed tree in Camborne, west Cornwall, did not even make it to the big day as it had to be removed when its star was stolen and wires exposed. Earlier, hundreds watched the switch on of a "beautiful" 25ft traditional spruce 44

November 25, 2018 5:10 PM Iran earthquake: 6.3 tremor strikes on Iraq border

About 200 people were injured in the 6.3 magnitude quake on Sunday. The earthquake was at a depth of 65 kilometres (40 miles) and struck 114 km (70 miles) northwest of the city of Ilam. Six rescue teams were sent to the area, according to Iranian television. Houshang Bazvand, the governor of Kermanshah province, said: "About 200 to 210 people have been injured 124

November 24, 2018 9:15 PM Dangerous cocaine batch warning after man dies in Colchester

A warning has been issued about a potentially dangerous batch of cocaine following the death of a man. Essex Police said the 22-year-old and a woman, 20, both from Colchester, were taken to hospital at 02:50 GMT after becoming unwell at a property in Egerton Green Road in the town. The man later died and his death is being treated as unexplained, a spokesperson 44

November 22, 2018 12:36 PM 14 suspected migrants rescued from dinghies off Kent coast

Two dinghies are spotted off the British coast each carrying seven people suspected of trying to enter the country illegally. The first dinghy was seen at 3.30am on Thursday and the second appeared about five hours later. Each one carried seven people, although it is unclear whether there were any children among them. Kent Police said immigration enforcement 42

November 21, 2018 1:24 PM Plans for Thatcher statue in hometown: Locals warn it will ‘get plastered in ROTTEN EGGS'

PLANS have officially been officially submitted today to erect a statue of Margaret Thatcher in her hometown but critics have warned the sculpture will get “plastered in rotten eggs” and need “24 hour security”. Officials in Grantham, Lincolnshire, hope to install a bronze sculpture of the first female Prime Minister after it was rejected by councillors 44

November 21, 2018 9:50 AM German teenager loses driving licence after 49 minutes

A teenager managed to lose his driver's licence just 49 minutes after getting it, German police said. The 18-year-old was returning from his successful driving test when officers in the town of Hemer checked his car with a laser speed gun. He was clocked travelling almost twice the speed limit - at 95km/h (60mph) in a 50km/h (30mph) zone. "Some things 48

November 15, 2018 5:13 PM The Welsh town hoping to avoid a 'no-deal' Brexit

Many people in Port Talbot, which is home to a Tata steelworks, are anxious Theresa May's draft Brexit deal will be voted down. It is a town where 13,000 people were once employed at the steelworks. Now, it is less than half that. Despite receiving millions of pounds in EU development money over the years, 52% of people who voted in the referendum opted 99

November 15, 2018 4:00 PM Shock claim: GINA MILLER is 'the woman who SAVED Brexit'

ARCH-Remainer Gina Miller might have inadvertently helped save Brexit as it is only thanks to her battle for a "meaningful vote" in Parliament at the end of the negotiations that MPs will have the opportunity to vote down Theresa May's Brexit agreement. Brexiteers might have to thank the prominent anti-Brexit campaigner for the opportunity to stand against 39

November 14, 2018 4:08 AM Lion Air crash: Victim's fiancée takes wedding photos alone

An Indonesian woman whose fiancé was on a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea has gone ahead with her wedding pictures alone. Intan Syari and Rio Nanda Pratama were due to get married on 11 November. Ms Sayari said she wanted to fulfil his last wish, and posed for photos wearing her white gown and wedding ring. "Even though I feel grief that I cannot 80

November 14, 2018 1:34 AM California wildfires survivor's tearful account of escape with son

A survivor of the Californian wildfires, which have killed at least 42 people, has told the BBC of her escape. Sorrell Bobrink, whose neighbourhood has been completely destroyed, fled the town of Paradise with her son and pets. She described a journey through roads surrounded by flames and feelings of chaos and shock at how quick the fire took over. Dozens 35