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UK weather forecast: Dry and mild – with gusts for some – for New Year celebrations – Sky News

UK weather forecast: Dry and mild – with gusts for some – for New Year celebrations – Sky News

Final preparations are under way for New Year’s Eve celebrations across the UK – and thankfully, the weather will be dry and mild for most of us. Although Monday will get off to a grey start, conditions are set to improve throughout the day – with large parts of England and Wales enjoying bright sunny […]

Man arrested for 'flying drone off tower on Severn Bridge' – The Guardian

Man arrested for 'flying drone off tower on Severn Bridge' – The Guardian

A man has been arrested after allegedly climbing the Severn Bridge and flying a drone from it. Avon and Somerset police were called to the M48 Severn Bridge, which connects England and Wales, at 8.10am on Monday. Officers closed the road between junctions 1 and 2 in both directions to deal with the incident. A […]

UK trade minister Liam Fox says '50-50' chance Brexit may be stopped – The Australian Financial Review

UK trade minister Liam Fox says '50-50' chance Brexit may be stopped – The Australian Financial Review

London | Britain’s trade minister Liam Fox said there was a “50-50” chance that Brexit may be stopped if parliament rejects the government’s divorce deal with the European Union next month. “If we were not to vote for that, I’m not sure I would give it [Brexit] much more than 50-50,” Fox, a leading supporter […]

British Airways flight to Heathrow declares mid-air EMERGENCY – Express

British Airways flight to Heathrow declares mid-air EMERGENCY – Express

Flight BA685 from Innsbruck in Austria made the general emergency request as it came in to Heathrow. No reason was given for the alert. Aviation fans took to Twitter to request an answer. Sam Winter wrote: “What’s happening with ba685? Do you know why it declared an emergency?” The plane was given clearance to head […]

Elon Musk asks judge to throw out UK diver's lawsuit over Thai spat – The Argus

Elon Musk asks judge to throw out UK diver's lawsuit over Thai spat – The Argus

Elon Musk has asked a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver who accused the tech entrepreneur of falsely calling him a paedophile. The court filing argues that “the public knew from the outset that Musk’s insults were not intended to be statements of fact”. Mr Musk called […]

UK thought likely to follow Brussels on changing of clock – The Irish Times

UK thought likely to follow Brussels on changing of clock – The Irish Times

Britain will likely abolish daylight saving time in line with a push by the European Commission to end the century-old practice of changing the clocks twice a year, internal government emails suggest. London’s department of business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) contacted Northern Ireland’s department for the economy in September immediately after commission president Jean-Claude […]

Art look-ahead in 2019: What to look out for – BBC News

Art look-ahead in 2019: What to look out for – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leonardo, fascinated with anatomical studies, did many drawings studying the human body There is only one place to start this 2019 look-ahead and that is by going back 500 years to the death of the greatest Renaissance Man of them all, Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was 67 when he […]

Three migrant boat rescues in the English Channel – BBC News

Three migrant boat rescues in the English Channel – BBC News

Image copyright Invicta Kent Media/REX/Shutterstock Image caption A RNLI lifeboat was launched from Dover Twenty-three migrants have been rescued from boats in three separate incidents in the English Channel. Lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter were involved in the interception of a boat carrying 13 people two miles from Walmer at about 04:30 GMT. A lifeboat […]

'Sorry, Dad – I'm thinking of getting a German passport' – BBC News

'Sorry, Dad – I'm thinking of getting a German passport' – BBC News

BBC radio presenter Adrian Goldberg is entitled to a German passport – and in a post-Brexit world it might come in very useful. But his family history makes him think twice about taking this step. When I played war games as a youngster in front of the block of flats where I grew up in […]

TaMo assures UK PM of JLR commitment – Economic Times

TaMo assures UK PM of JLR commitment – Economic Times

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors has reportedly assured UK Prime Minister Theresa May of the company’s commitment to Britain’s automotive industry despite the ongoing turmoil of Brexit. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran is understood to have written to the British premier to stress that the Tata Group plans to […]