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January 16, 2018 6:06 AM Christmas light show attracts thousands

ALMOST 55,000 visitors experienced the Christmas light show at York Museum Gardens this year. The attraction ran from November 16 to January 1 and transformed the 10-acre gardens into an array of light shows along a one-kilometre trail. The show included giant musical LED trees, a display of ever-changing coloured globes and a dazzling 20m tunnel of twinkling 7

January 12, 2018 5:46 PM Worldwide condemnation of President Trump's 'shithole' slur

Haitians and Africans hit back after the President is accused of calling their nations 'shitholes' during an immigration meeting. The US President has denied using the derogatory term to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African nations during a meeting. But a Democrat present at the gathering over immigration reform said it was the "exact word used by the President 7

January 9, 2018 6:03 AM Celeb birthdays for the week of Jan. 14-20

Jan. 14: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 82. Singer Jack Jones is 80. Actress Faye Dunaway is 77. Actress Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men," ''The Practice") is 75. Actor Carl Weathers is 70. Singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 59. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is 54. Rapper Slick Rick is 53. Actor-producer Dan Schneider ("Head of the Class") is 52. Actress 6

January 8, 2018 8:40 AM Man badly hurt after car crashes off road into trees

Police are appealing for witnesses after the man was left with life-changing injuries A man has been seriously in a crash in Kenton after his car left the road and crashed into trees. The incident happened at approximately 6.20pm on Friday on unclassified road near Black Forest Lodge in Kenton and involved an Isuzu pick-up vehicle. The vehicle collided 16

January 8, 2018 2:24 AM Pining for the festive season: Discarded Christmas trees litter the streets as families rush to take down their decorations

They are a fixture of every festive season and for many mark the point at which Christmas officially begins. But what goes up, must come down and these trees were pictured dumped outside homes ready to be taken away and recycled as the festive season finishes for another year. Though there is some debate as to the exact date on which to take your decorations 7

January 5, 2018 12:00 AM New Zealand's North Island devastated by gales: TWO MONTHS of rain falls in just 24 hours

GALE-FORCE winds battered New Zealand's North Island today, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns. The storm, which began on Thursday, was easing in the upper part of the North Island but would continue to wreak havoc as it moved south and hit the capital, Wellington, forecasters said. A tree smashed 18

January 4, 2018 12:08 PM In pictures: Storm Eleanor's winds and waves batter western Europe after hitting Ireland and Britain

After battering Britain and Ireland, Storm Eleanor slammed into western Europe, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights. After battering Britain and Ireland, Storm Eleanor – packing winds up to 100mph (160kph) – slammed into western Europe, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights. Authorities said one person was killed and at least 17

January 4, 2018 6:15 AM Here's when the council will collect your Christmas tree for free in Swindon

Swindon council will collect Christmas trees for recycling from Monday, even if you're not a garden waste customer. Garden waste collections begin again on Monday January 8, and the team will also be taking trees for recycling from then until January 22, as long as you leave your tree for collection so it is clearly visible from the road. The council 3

December 29, 2017 11:22 PM Glitch that stole Christmas: Lottery makes everyone a winner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Christmas Day lottery glitch in South Carolina has left officials trying to determine how to deal with thousands of unexpected winners. The Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game generates trees on a tic-tac-toe grid paying up to $500 when someone gets three in a line. Lottery officials say that, for two hours Monday, trees were being printed 4

December 25, 2017 4:17 PM Thousands of homes plunged into darkness on Christmas night as blackout leaves more than 13,000 houses without power

Thousands of homes in northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland have spent Christmas in darkness due to power shortages. More than 13,000 homes were left without power across south-east Queensland on Christmas night, as severe storms battered the region. Damaging winds and rain hit several areas as 13,587 homes lost power in Brisbane City, the Gold Coast 6