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Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland

Media captionHigh winds have caused countless damage across Ireland Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. As hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland, one woman and a man died in separate incidents when trees fell on their cars. A second man died in […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK

Media captionAmber wind warning issued for Northern Ireland The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life” as Hurricane Ophelia makes its way towards the British Isles. It has issued an amber warning in Northern Ireland, where all schools are to be closed on Monday. The Republic of Ireland’s counterpart office, Met Eireann, issued […]

Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit ‘deadlock’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, pictured, as well as Michel Barnier Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days […]

Hospitals in England to ban ‘super-size’ chocolate bars

Image copyright Science Photo Library “Super-sized” chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under the plans, most “grab bags” will be banned – with hospitals given a cash […]

Dumfries and Galloway boy killed in pole accident

Image copyright Google Image caption Emergency services were called to Glengaber Avenue in Kelloholm on Sunday afternoon. A 12-year-old boy was crushed to death by a large pole as he played with friends in a Dumfries and Galloway village. The boy died at the scene in Kelloholm, police say. Emergency services were called to an […]

Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol

Image caption The mesh implants are used to ease incontinence and to support organs A surgeon who carried out mesh surgery that left women in severe pain is being investigated by his NHS trust. Tony Dixon, who is based in Bristol, uses a technique known as mesh rectopexy to fix bowel problems, often caused by […]

Harvey Weinstein: Met police investigate new sex assault claims

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images UK police are investigating three further sexual assault allegations in London involving Harvey Weinstein, the BBC understands. The Metropolitan Police says a second victim alleges she was assaulted in Westminster in 2010 and 2011 and in Camden in 2015. Officers are already looking into claims a woman was assaulted by Weinstein […]

Fresh warnings as Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

Image copyright PA The Met Office has issued Northern Ireland with an amber weather warning as Hurricane Ophelia remains on course to hit Ireland and the UK on Monday. The warning, of “potential danger to life”, came as Ireland called a national emergency meeting. Ophelia, on its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, […]

Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change

Image copyright PA Image caption A Government consultation in December 2016 found support for the law change Drivers who kill someone in the most serious cases of dangerous and careless driving will now face life sentences. Causing death by dangerous driving, or death by careless driving while drunk or on drugs, will carry the top-level […]

UK actress accuses Weinstein of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lysette Anthony said she had reported the alleged rape to police Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s […]

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