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June 17, 2018 10:26 PM King and queen of Spain visit 300-year-old San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are in San Antonio to celebrate the city's tricentennial and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. The royal couple attended a welcoming ceremony Sunday hosted by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other city officials at the Spanish Governor's Palace before touring the San Jose Mission site and then visiting 8

June 17, 2018 5:21 PM Angelina Jolie visits children and families in Iraqi camp for 33,000 refugees fleeing war in Syria

A day after walking bombed out streets of war-torn Mosul, Angelina Jolie toured a refugee camp holding 33,000 refugees as a result of seven-year conflict in Syria. The Hollywood star called the scene of destruction in Iraq as 'the worst' she's ever seen during her 17-year humanitarian work with United Nations. 'This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years

June 17, 2018 12:06 PM Sci-fi by the Sea: Science fiction fans flock to Herne Bay festival

Hundreds of science fiction fans have turned out for Sci-fi by the Sea in Herne Bay. The family-friendly day festival is taking place at Herne Bay Junior School in King's Road. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and many visitors have pulled out all the stops in paying homage to their favourite sci-fi characters. Special guests at today's event include 6

June 16, 2018 12:31 PM Crowds arrive for Macmillan Charity Raceday in York

THOUSANDS of people have descended on York's Knavesmire for the Macmillan Charity Raceday, which is expected to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds. As well as racing action, there will be auctions and collections at York Racecourse to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and other good causes. The finale to the day will be the Ride Of Their Lives 7

June 16, 2018 10:36 AM FundRazor launched for children's cancer charity Candlelighters

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to encourage people to shave their head, beard, wax their chest or wear a wacky wig for children’s cancer charity Candlelighters. The charity is also looking for barbers and salons to get involved with its FundRazor 2018 campaign. Candlelighters would like salons to donate a percentage of the proceeds for a certain treatment/ 7

June 16, 2018 8:08 AM VIDEO: Drone footage shows moment Park South fire spread

SHOCKING video footage filmed from above shows flames engulf a house in Park South. A plume of smoke billows hundreds of metres into the air in the YouTube film, taken by drone pilot and photographer Peter Westlake-Webb. The Keswick Road fire gutted one house and left another two with smoke damage. Temperatures inside the house could have reached over 800 degrees 8

June 16, 2018 7:00 AM Christianity crackdown: Priest STABBED in Bethlehem as religion SHRINKS in conflict

A PRIEST in Bethlehem has been stabbed while protecting his congregation from thugs in the latest example of Christianity in Palestine coming under threat. Father Fadi Shalufa was knifed as he tried to stop a group of men abusing Christians making a holy visit to the birthplace of Jesus, the Basilica of the Nativity, Father Shalufa runs the adjacent 7

June 15, 2018 11:47 AM Rat cafe launched at the York Dungeon

Enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a cuddle with a rodent at York Dungeon's newest event. The city centre attraction has launched a rat cafe to banish any myths about rats being carriers of the plague. And the event, hosted in partnership with the Yorkshire Rat Club, has already been a sell-out success. York Dungeon's marketing executive, Simon 4

June 14, 2018 12:09 PM Authors join community open day at Corsham Court campus

WATCH a Victorian printing press in action, find out about 18th century food writing or make your own Corsham Crown at a special Bath Spa University community open day at their Corsham Court Campus on Saturday. Staff and students are welcoming everyone to enjoy the free events and workshops for all the family - including a children's creative writing 10

June 9, 2018 2:30 PM Mayor lends support to pharmacy's charity work

THE mayor of Basildon paid a visit to a pharmacy to support their charity work. He tweeted: “Proud to support Shadforth Pharmacy in Billericay High Street raising awareness and funds for the British Heart Foundation.” The newly appointed mayor posed for pictures with staff and representatives during the visit. He serves the Billericay ward as a councillor 9