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Motorway roadworks speed limit could be increased

Motorway roadworks speed limit could be increased

Image copyright PA Speed limits for motorway roadworks could be raised in England under plans aimed at reducing congestion. Currently the normal speed for such stretches of road is 50mph (80km/h). But trials carried out by Highways England found drivers’ heart rates were lower when they drove at 55mph (88km/h) and 60mph (96km/h) through roadworks. […]

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast

Media captionWaves crash into the seafront in Aberystwyth, Wales, as Storm Brian hits the UK Storm Brian has hit the UK with gale-force winds and high seas – though the weather is not as bad as predicted. Gusts of over 70mph were recorded on Saturday morning, with forecasters warning of the potential for flooding, power […]

Modelling debut for boy, 11, with Down’s syndrome

Modelling debut for boy, 11, with Down’s syndrome

Image copyright Mark Shearwood/River Island Image caption Joseph Hale, from Cleethorpes, says he is “excited” by his modelling debut An 11-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome has landed his first modelling job in a high street store’s new advertising campaign. Joseph Hale, from Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, has become one of the faces of River Island’s […]

Rise in airport drop-off and pick-up charges ‘eye-watering’

Rise in airport drop-off and pick-up charges ‘eye-watering’

Image copyright Chalabala/Getty Images Image caption The RAC advised drivers to check airport charges in advance “or be prepared for an unpleasant shock” Charges for picking up and dropping off passengers at some of the UK’s busiest airports have risen by as much as 100% over the past year, a new study claims. RAC research […]

Parsons Green stabbing: Second murder charge

Parsons Green stabbing: Second murder charge

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Omid Saidy was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station A second teenager has appeared in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station. Omid Saidy, 20, of Fulham, was fatally wounded in the attack in west London at 19:30 […]

Storm Brian: UK braced for gale-force winds and disruption

Storm Brian: UK braced for gale-force winds and disruption

Image copyright PA Image caption Flood barriers are readied in Galway City The UK is facing gale-force winds and possible flooding from Storm Brian – days after three people died in Ireland in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia. Gusts of up to 70mph are predicted from Saturday morning, with forecasters warning of the potential for […]

Parsons Green Tube stabbing: Second teen charged with murder

Parsons Green Tube stabbing: Second teen charged with murder

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Omid Saidy was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station A second teenager has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station. Omid Saidy, 20, of Fulham, was fatally wounded in the attack in west London at 19:30 BST on […]

Coronation Street precursor’s script found

Coronation Street precursor’s script found

Image copyright Granada TV/PA Wire Image caption Tony Warren created Coronation Street in 1960 A script for Coronation Street creator Tony Warren’s previously unknown first attempt at a soap opera has been found. Before Warren changed the TV landscape with Coronation Street in 1960, he started writing Seven, Bessie Street. His friend David Tucker said […]

David Blaine under investigation over UK model’s rape claim

David Blaine under investigation over UK model’s rape claim

Image copyright Getty Images US illusionist David Blaine is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over an alleged rape of a British former model in 2004. Natasha Prince, 34, claimed the US magician attacked her at a house in Chelsea, west London, when she was 21. Police have asked Mr Blaine to travel to the […]

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Image caption Brian Thompson had previously said he wanted to know whether he was doing anything illegal A trader who sold TV boxes which allowed viewers to watch subscription films and football for free has been given a suspended jail term. Brian Thompson had denied breaking the law by selling the Kodi boxes, setting up […]

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