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St Jude’s storm leaves four Britons dead

St Jude’s storm leaves four Britons dead

Four people have been killed after powerful storm St Jude hit Britain on Monday, destroying thousands of properties and leaving hundreds of homes without power and millions of commuters stranded across the country. 17-year-old Bethany [read more]

Jimmy Savile driver found dead after assault allegations

Jimmy Savile driver found dead after assault allegations

67-year-old former BBC driver, David Smith, has been discovered dead after his failure to attend Southwark Crown Court on Monday. Smith’s barrister, Sandy Cavanan, expressed her concerns to the court after her solicitor had been unable [read more]

US accused of monitoring 60 million Spanish calls in just one month

US accused of monitoring 60 million Spanish calls in just one month

Spanish newspapers El Mundo and El País have recently reported that the United State’s National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored approximately 60.5 million calls in over just one month.  The information was sourced from ex-NSA [read more]

Public warned not to “clog up” 999 phone lines as storm approaches

Public warned not to “clog up” 999 phone lines as storm approaches

The Met Police are reminding the public not to call 999 unless it is an emergency as a storm predicted to be the worst of the century approaches. High winds are expected to bring about an increase in demand of people calling the emergency [read more]

13 year old boy shot dead by US police for holding fake gun

13 year old boy shot dead by US police for holding fake gun

A 13-year-old boy carrying a fake gun was shot dead by police who believed the rifle to be a real AK-47 in the US state of California yesterday.  The two officers on patrol ordered Andy Lopez to drop his weapon after seeing him carrying [read more]

Grangemouth chemical plant to be shut-down, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk

Grangemouth chemical plant to be shut-down, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk

The giant Grangemouth petrochemical plant in central Scotland is set to close down and enter liquidation within the next week, its Swiss owner Ineos announced today. Ineos said it had to take this action as the majority of the Grangemouth [read more]

Spying is “unacceptable between friends and allies” president Hollande tells Obama

Spying is “unacceptable between friends and allies” president Hollande tells Obama

French president François Hollande and US president Barack Obama have spoken out following French newspaper Le Monde’s reports of alleged mass-scale US spying on French citizens on Monday. The White House commented: “The president and [read more]

Snowden denies taking leaked documents to Russia

Snowden denies taking leaked documents to Russia

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has denied leaking or taking with him any documents to China or Russia. The former National Security Agency analyst who had leaked details of the agency’s surveillance programs said yesterday in an interview [read more]

Madeleine McCann’s Crimewatch appeal triggers an “overwhelming response”

Madeleine McCann’s Crimewatch appeal triggers an “overwhelming response”

Police describe an “overwhelming” response to Monday’s Crimewatch appeal for information on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Madeleine was 3 years old when she vanished from the family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in [read more]

Bomb in Afghanistan kills Afghan governor

Bomb in Afghanistan kills Afghan governor

A bomb at a mosque on Tuesday killed the governor of Logar province. The explosion at the mosque in the provincial capital of Pul-i-Alam in eastern Afghanistan happened in the early hours when Arsallah Jamal, the governor of Logar [read more]

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