Category: Local News

Minister ‘prepared to resign’ over Army cuts

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood is prepared to resign if massive cuts to the Army are given the go-ahead, according to a report. The cuts would see the Army lose 12,000 soldiers, leaving its full-time strength…

Will 2017 be the year of the White Christmas?

After our first taste of wintry weather, everyone is keen to know if we’ll get a White Christmas this year. The bookies certainly think so, slashing their odds over the past few days. But what…

Football ref Ryan Atkin: Why I’ll wear rainbow laces

Football referee Ryan Atkin is the sport’s first openly gay professional official in the UK. He writes about his experience and his support for this weekend’s Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, which is raising awareness across…

Alps bus driver ‘crashed to save passengers’

A British bus driver stopped his vehicle hurtling off a mountain road by sacrificing himself and smashing into boulder rocks to save his 51 passengers, an inquest has heard. Maurice Wrightson, from Ashington, Northumberland, knew…

Witnesses: ‘Screaming and pandemonium’

Witnesses described screaming and confusion as armed police descended on Oxford Circus in central London after reports gunshots had been fired. Bruce Malcomson, who works in Soho, told Sky News he was at the Tube…

UK on ice alert as cold weather sweeps in

Britain is braced for an Arctic blast that will bring the risk of snow and ice to large parts of the country this weekend. Temperatures are set to plummet to below freezing in places overnight,…