‘I’m alive because of a police station …keep them open’ says attack victim | UK | News

Paul Kohler, 59, believes he only survived the brutal beating in 2014 because officers were able to get to his home from their station in Wimbledon, south-west London, within eight minutes of the 999 call his daughter made. David Wolfe QC, representing Mr Kohler in his judicial review action, told two judges in London that he was seeking an order to quash the closure decision. At the heart of the case is a plan by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to close 37 of 73 police stations…

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Guatemala volcano eruption: How Hawaii volcano Kilauea and Fuego COMPARE | World | News

There seems to be a season of volcanic activity of late, with Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupting lava for over a month. Volcan de Fuego, which means “Volcano of Fire,” exploded violently on Sunday, shooting thick plumes of ash miles into the sky that rained down on residents and sending superheated pyroclastic and lava flows barreling through nearby towns. Both volcanoes have caused devastation to the surrounding areas, burying homes and acres of land in their respective lava mixtures. How do Kilauea and Fuego differ? The volcanoes are different types, with…

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Brexit news: May blasts Labour and SNP over support to EU bid to control UK fishing | Politics | News

During Prime Minister’s Questions, Mrs May was asked to comment on the latest EU’s attempt to continue to control UK fishing waters post-Brexit helped by the backing of some Labour and SNP MEPs last week.  Scottish Conservative MP David Duguid asked the PM: “Does my Rt. Honourable friend share my disappointment and astonishment that Labour and SNP MEPs last week ignored interests of British fishermen when they voted to back the European Parliament in their attempt to keep the UK inside the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)? “Will she today say…

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Trump trade war could put Scotch on the rocks | UK | News

The country’s 13 Tory MPs have written to the European Commission calling for American whiskey to be left out of retaliatory countermeasures planned for later this month. They fear that, if the EU slaps a 25 per cent tariff on bourbon, the US will hit back with a similar move on Scotch. A delegation led by Moray MP Douglas Ross met International Trade Secretary Liam Fox to raise their concerns about the risk to thousands of jobs and the wider economy.  The US is by far the largest overseas market for…

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Hawaii volcano eruption: Can you spot the FIERY “beast” in Kilauea lava flow? | World | News

The incredible aerial picture was snapped on the outskirts of Pahoa as lava flowed through the ongoing eruption of Kilauea. Volcanic activity in Kilauea’s summit has been intensifying in recent days, including a 5.5 magnitude earthquake Monday and a 5.6 magnitude early Tuesday. Kilauea’s eruption, which entered its 35th day today has destroyed over 200 homes and other buildings, forcing thousands to evacuate and its lava is currently reshaping the coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island. However, there is no telling how long this eruption might continue for. Source link

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Blue Peter stars together for Edinburgh Fringe show | UK | News

Ex-Blue Peter hosts Mark Curry, Peter Duncan, Janet Ellis, Peter Purves, Valerie Singleton and Tim Vincent are preparing to appear on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Blue Peter launched in 1958 and the TV institution celebrates its 60th anniversary in October. Presenter Vincent, who is producing the play with the Cahoots Theatre Company, said: “Once Seen On Blue Peter takes place backstage at a fictional 2018 TV awards ceremony, where an elite group of the 37 Blue Peter presenters from over the decades have been summoned to jointly collect…

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Hawaii volcano eruption: Aerial pictures show Kilauea’s lava devouring neighbourhoods | World | News

Shocking aerial pictures taken from a helicopter flying over the area shows Hawaii’s seaside homes engulfed in flames, as clouds of white steam and hydrochloric acid fumes billow from the water where red-hot lava pours into the ocean.  A river of molten rock flowing from a fissure at the foot of Kilauea volcano has demolished homes and filled in a small bay at the eastern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island. Up to 80 more structures has been destroyed by lava smothering two newly evacuated subdivisions, bringing the total number of…

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BBC News: WATCH political editor Norman Smith sings this Eagles classic to explain Brexit | UK | News

The government will announce its Brexit “backstop” plan for a temporary customs arrangement with the European Union if they did not agree on a permanent solution before the UK’s exit in 2019. Norman Smith, the BBC Assistant Political Editor said: “But crucially this backstop option contains no time limit. “Initially it was suggested that if there has to be a backstop option, it might only go on for a few months. “Brexiteers fear that it could go on for years. “One source compared it to Hotel California, you know the…

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Hawaii volcano update: Red Lava rivers engulf Big Island – SHOCK VIDEO  | World | News

This shocking footage shot from a Hawaii Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk shows the dramatic scenes of Hawaii’s Big Island as Kilauea continues to erupt. The aerial night footage shows a red-hot river of lava extending past the reach of the naked eye with fissures continuing to ooze molten rock. Lava can be seen bubbling up and producing fountains beyond 100ft, as the volcano enters its 34th day of continuous eruption. Hundreds more homes have been destroyed and a morning overnight flight on Tuesday confirmed lava had completely filled Kapoho…

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Gaza news: Protests erupt as May and Netanyahu clash over Middle East violence | UK | News

Rival groups of protesters gathered outside Downing Street waving Palestinian and Israeli flags ahead of Mr Netanyahu’s arrival. Mrs May told Mr Netanyahu she recognised Israel’s right to self-defence but urged him to take action over the killings which shocked the world. She said: “With 100 Palestinian lives lost and a deteriorating situation in Gaza, I hope we can talk about how we can alleviate that situation and how we can ensure that we can get back to a position where we are able to find a way through to…

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