Two tonnes of cocaine seized from boat off Cornwall | UK news

Two men have been charged after a yacht carrying what is thought to be the second-biggest haul of cocaine found in the UK was intercepted off the coast of Cornwall. The Dutch nationals were arrested after two tonnes of cocaine was seized from a sailing boat 120 miles off the coast and escorted into the […]

UK weather forecast latest: South-east to be hotter than Majorca as temperatures set to soar again in heatwave gripping Britain

The heatwave gripping Britain shows no signs of letting up as parts of the UK are set to bask in temperatures hotter than Majorca. After heavy showers and thunderstorms in some areas on Friday evening, the sunny weather should return for the first weekend of the summer holidays. Temperatures are expected to hit 28C in […]

South China Sea: UK could send aircraft carrier to back Australian vessels | World news

Australia and the UK are discussing plans for the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to be sent to the Pacific amid tensions over China’s militarisation in the South China Sea. The Australian defence minister, Marise Payne, and the foreign minister, Julie Bishop, have discussed joint naval operations in the Pacific region with the UK […]

U.K. Town Refuses To Advertise Rally For Billy Graham’s Trump-Supporting Son

Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is buckling in against heated criticism of his upcoming U.K. rally after a local bus company pulled advertisements for the controversial event. Graham, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, plans to preach at the Lancashire Festival of Hope in Blackpool in September. He has held numerous similar three-day rallies in cities around the […]

UK heatwave: Aylesbury police fill paddling pools for ducks

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption The ducks have been getting in a flap as their ponds dry up Police in Buckinghamshire have filled two paddling pools for ducks after the hot weather made their ponds dry up. Pictures shared on social media also show a number of plastic tubs filled with water for […]

UK weather: Driest start to summer on modern record

Image copyright PA Image caption North-west England is set for a hosepipe ban due to low reservoir levels After weeks of hot and sunny weather, it’s official – the UK is experiencing its driest start to a summer since modern records began in 1961. Just 50.8mm of rain fell between 1 June and 19 July, […]

UK heatwave shuts part of Leeds & Liverpool canal

Image caption The closure is likely to last throughout August unless there is significant rainfall A 55-mile section of Britain’s longest canal could close for a month unless there is significant rainfall. From 30 July, the Canal and River Trust will close locks along the Leeds & Liverpool route amid water supply concerns. While the […]

Is UK barbecue charcoal fuelling global deforestation?

Image caption The UK is importing record amounts of charcoal A growing taste for al fresco dining is driving record charcoal sales in the UK but is it also fuelling global deforestation and climate change? Last year Britain imported nearly 90,000 tonnes of charcoal. It’s much cheaper than sourcing it from within the UK but […]

Ryanair flight cancellations to hit UK and Ireland routes

Image copyright Reuters A strike by Ryanair pilots is set to go ahead on Friday resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It is the second of three 24-hour strikes involving Ireland-based pilots directly employed by Ryanair. The pilots’ union said that talks on Wednesday between the […]

UK using child spies in police operations | News

British authorities are deploying children as spies in covert policing and security operations, a new UK parliamentary report revealed. Some of the minors tasked with gathering intelligence are under 16, the report by a House of Lords review committee said. The report, published last week, was produced in response to proposals brought forward by government […]

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