UK weather: Flood-hit residents braced for further flooding as rivers threaten barriers

Flood-hit communities are braced for further heavy rain as river levels continue to threaten to breach barriers. Hundreds of properties have been flooded and at-risk properties evacuated across England and Wales after the downpours brought to the UK by Storm Dennis. The Environment Agency (EA) has warned that levels on the Rivers Wye and Severn […]

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Climate change protesters dig up Trinity College lawn at Cambridge

Trinity College Cambridge said it “regrets the criminal damage done to its property” after climate activists staged a protest by digging up its lawn. Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s “ties with fossil fuel companies” and its role in the development of Innocence Farm in Suffolk as reasons for the protest on Monday. On the group’s Facebook […]

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Secretary stole £1.2m from property tycoon boss to buy herself sports cars, court hears as she is spared jail

A secretary who stole nearly £1.2m from her property tycoon bosses and used it to splash out on a fleet of luxury cars has been spared jail. Samina Khan, 48, bought Aston Martins, BMWs, Porsches, and Audis while fiddling the books and forging signatures at Landmark and Duram Properties over a period of 13 years. […]

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Shamima Begum says 'whole world fell apart' after losing citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum said her “whole world fell apart” when she lost the first stage of her appeal against losing her British citizenship. Appearing for the first time without her black burka, in line with deradicalisation efforts in Roj, a camp managed by Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, ‘Isil bride’ runaway Begum told ABC News: “I kind […]

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Supercomputer to improve weather forecasts to receive £1.2 billion funding from the Government

A new supercomputer providing more accurate forecasts of severe weather is to receive £1.2 billion from the Government towards its development. The technology will be managed by the Met Office, with the aim of offering more sophisticated rainfall predictions and better forecasting at airports. Data will also be used to predict storms more accurately, select the […]

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Heathrow Airport apologises for disruption caused by 'technical issues'

Heathrow Airport has apologised for disruption caused by “technical issues”. The west London hub said extra staff had been put on to help with directing people to their gates. The situation at the airport, which appeared to be causing delays, was described on Twitter by one passenger as “utter chaos”. Jenny Nielsen tweeted pictures of whiteboards […]

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Judges rule that doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to brain-damaged baby

A couple who want doctors to keep treating their brain-damaged baby son have lost a Court of Appeal fight. Three appeal judges on Friday ruled that stopping life-support treatment was in Midrar Ali’s best interest. Sir Andrew McFarlane, Lord Justice Patten and Lady Justice King had analysed arguments from lawyers representing Midrar’s parents, Karwan Ali […]

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Parents whose babies died at maternity unit call for public inquiry as hospital 'wholeheartedly' apologises 

The culture at an under-fire NHS trust is “really quite unsafe” and a public inquiry into baby deaths is needed, the father of Harry Richford has said. Tom Richford said the scale of the problem at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust needs to be understood before it can be resolved. His son Harry […]

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The Briefing: Sign up for two-minute audio news updates on WhatsApp, Apple, Spotify and Alexa twice a day

Need a better way to keep up-to-date? Try The Briefing from The Telegraph – available on WhatsApp, as a podcast and via smart speakers. Every weekday morning and evening, two-minute bulletins bring you clarity on the most important issues of the day, from the team behind the Front Page newsletters. The Briefing is brought to you by Danny Boyle and […]

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Storm Dennis: Heavy snow to cause disruption ahead of more wind and rain

Northern England Scotland braced for heavy snow Storm Dennis expected to hit Britain at end of week Many homes still recovering from flooding Snow and ice could cause travel disruption on Wednesday before Britain is struck by another burst of heavy rain and gales from Storm Dennis over the weekend. Cumbria, Northumberland and vast swathes of Scotland have […]

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Judge says cowboy traders can be 'professional, legitimate and hard working' as he jails rogue plumber

A judge has said cowboy traders can be “professional, legitimate and hard working”, as he jailed a rogue plumber. Rick Goldthorpe, 34, was jailed for 16 months for health and safety breaches after giving a false name and botching a string of gas boiler installations. One victim was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes within hours […]

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Storm Ciara: Commuters warned of snow and ice across parts of Britain

Flood defences ‘not strong enough to protect UK’s towns’ In pictures: Monster waves, flooding and high winds Midlands and eastern England: yellow weather warning for snow Northern Ireland and Scotland: yellow warning for snow and strong winds North-west England: yellow warning of snow and ice​ Commuters have been warned to expect severe weather this morning as the effects […]

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Jihadist convicted of planning terror attacks on London landmarks

A jihadist cleared of a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace has been convicted of planning a terror attack at busy London tourist hotspots after his release. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, from Luton, remained emotionless as jurors convicted him of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, collecting information likely to be useful to […]

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Thailand mass shooting: soldier livestreams rampage which leaves 10 dead

A Thai soldier has killed at least 10 people in a livestreamed mass shooting across several locations. The gunmen opened fire at different locations in Nakhon Ratchasima in the north east of Thailand, 155 miles from capital Bangkok. The shooter,  identified by police as Sergeant Major Jakapanth Thomma, remained close to a shopping mall and had not […]

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Donald Trump: What is impeachment and how long does the process take?

Impeachment is a rarely used tool used to oust a sitting US president from power, and since Donald Trump became president chatter around the “I” word has increased in Washington circles. It first arose following accusations last year that Mr Trump has obstructed justice, but speculation began growing after the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in November in […]

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Driverless car travels 230 miles without motorists noticing

A driverless car completed the longest autonomous journey on Britain’s roads after it self-navigated itself 230 miles without attracting attention from passing motorists. A specially modified 2017 electric Nissan LEAF travelled from the car’s firm base in Cranfield, Beds, to the brand’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Over the course of the 230 mile journey, the autonomous […]

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Manchester Arena bomber's brother Hashem Abedi thwarted in attempt to buy 'explosive ingredient' by friend's father, court hears 

The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber was thwarted in an attempt to source an ingredient for TATP after his friend’s father pointed out it could be used to make explosives, a court has heard. On May 22 2017, Hashem Abedi’s older brother Salman, 22, caused carnage when he detonated a homemade bomb packed with […]

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Banker's wife who spent millions in Harrods to learn if she can keep £11m Knightsbridge home in legal challenge

The wife of a “fat cat international banker” is set to find out whether her challenge to the UK’s first unexplained wealth order (UWO) has been successful. Zamira Hajiyeva, who spent more than £16 million at Harrods in a decade, is attempting to overturn a UWO obtained by the National Crime Agency (NCA) against a […]

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Greenpeace protesters block entrance to BP with solar panels and oil barrels to mark boss's first day

Greenpeace members have blocked BP’s headquarters with solar panels and oil barrels to mark the first day of the oil giant’s new chief executive. Around 100 environmental activists took 500 solar panels to the central London building at 3am on Wednesday as Bernard Looney prepared to take up his new role. Some protesters sat underneath […]

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Inside the Wuhan hospital built in 10 days to treat coronavirus patients

A hospital built as part of emergency measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China has opened just 10 days after the start of its construction. Diggers began clearing the ground for the new 1,000-bed facility, named Huoshenshan Hospital, on January 24 with the first wave of patients accepted on Monday. More coronavirus sufferers arrived […]

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'Britain's strictest headmaster' sacked after sending flirtatious messages to female pupils

‘Britain’s strictest headmaster’ who sent inappropriate text messages to pupils has been sacked from the top school where he worked after it was threatened with closure.  Ruthin School in north Wales, a £37,500-a-year private boarding school, was last week issued with a warning by the Welsh education minister after it emerged that Toby Belfield had […]

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Passenger plane slides off runway in Iran and onto highway

A Caspian Airlines plane slid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday, but all passengers were evacuated without serious injury. Authorities said two people suffered injuries in the hard landing of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 flown by Caspian Airlines in Mahshahr, a city in Iran’s oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province. […]

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Public footpath rerouted after two year legal battle because ramblers kept walking through nudist campsite

A public footpath is to be rerouted following a two-year battle by a nudist campsite to stop ramblers wandering through the grounds. The historic path gave walkers a right of way into the Dolcoed Naturist Campsite in Carmarthenshire, where holidaymakers are free to walk around naked. But the existing passage will now be blocked, with a new […]

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Aristocrat is cleared of Extinction Rebellion charges because she is hard of hearing

A 77 year old aristocrat who lay in the road during an Extinction Rebellion protest was cleared of disobeying police instructions because she is hard of hearing. Grandmother, Lady Dido Berkeley, suffers from auditory-dyslexia, a condition that makes it hard for her to pick out sounds from background noise, and said insisted she could not […]

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Murder investigation launched after Matlock Town footballer died in hospital following assault

A murder investigation has been launched after a Matlock Town footballer died in hospital after being assaulted. Jordan Sinnott was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull following a disturbance in Retford, Nottinghamshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning. The midfielder, from Bradford, is the son of football manager and former player Lee Sinnott. A statement from […]

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Home sellers could lose tens of thousands of pounds using quick-sale estate agents, Trading Standards warns

Home sellers could lose tens of thousands of pounds when using quick-sale estate agents to find a buyer, Trading Standards has warned. It is feared that scores of homeowners are falling prey to companies which end up significantly reducing the market value of their homes, sometimes without their permission, with the aim of achieving a […]

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