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Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

10 August 2022

Rupert Kirkwood, 62, from Holsworthy in Devon, filmed the moment he was circled by a Minke whale for 20 minutes.


All deliveries and collections will shut down during mail strike, union warns

All deliveries and collections will shut down during mail strike, union warns

All deliveries and collections will shut down during mail strike, union warns

10 August 2022

Postal workers in Scotland will walk out later this month in a dispute over pay with customers experiencing disruption, a union has warned.


The Snowman creator Raymond Briggs dies aged 88

The Snowman creator Raymond Briggs dies aged 88

The Snowman creator Raymond Briggs dies aged 88

10 August 2022

He was also behind beloved children’s books Father Christmas and Fungus The Bogeyman.


Chimpanzee Lizzie celebrates milestone birthday at Belfast Zoo

Chimpanzee Lizzie celebrates milestone birthday at Belfast Zoo

Chimpanzee Lizzie celebrates milestone birthday at Belfast Zoo

10 August 2022

Lizzie was born at the zoo in 1972.


Inquest date set for boy, 14, who died at Dover funfair

Inquest date set for boy, 14, who died at Dover funfair

Inquest date set for boy, 14, who died at Dover funfair

10 August 2022

The death is not being treated as suspicious


Tui reveals £63m hit from airport travel chaos

Tui reveals £63m hit from airport travel chaos

Tui reveals £63m hit from airport travel chaos

10 August 2022

The travel group said the disruption kept it in the red with underlying pre-tax losses of 27 million euros (£23 million) in its third quarter.


Royal Mail warns of ‘negative commercial impact’ of postal worker strikes

Royal Mail warns of ‘negative commercial impact’ of postal worker strikes

Royal Mail warns of ‘negative commercial impact’ of postal worker strikes

10 August 2022

Members of the Communication Workers Union are set to walk out on August 26 and 31 and on September 8 and 9 in a dispute over pay.


Suella Braverman: Schools do not need to comply with gender preference of pupils

Suella Braverman: Schools do not need to comply with gender preference of pupils

Suella Braverman: Schools do not need to comply with gender preference of pupils

10 August 2022

Her comments come in advance of a speech to the Policy Exchange on Wednesday addressing equalities and rights.


Chancellor to hold crisis talks with gas and electricity bosses

Chancellor to hold crisis talks with gas and electricity bosses

Chancellor to hold crisis talks with gas and electricity bosses

10 August 2022

There has been widespread anger at Shell, BP and British Gas owner Centrica announcing bumper financial results while households struggle to cope.


What the papers say – August 10

What the papers say – August 10

What the papers say – August 10

10 August 2022

Revelations from the Ryan Giggs court case feature among the front page stories.


New Samsung foldables expected to be unveiled

New Samsung foldables expected to be unveiled

New Samsung foldables expected to be unveiled

10 August 2022

The tech giant is holding an event on Wednesday where new versions of the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip are expected to be announced.


UK children ‘lack understanding and awareness of cyber bullying’

UK children ‘lack understanding and awareness of cyber bullying’

UK children ‘lack understanding and awareness of cyber bullying’

10 August 2022

A study found children in the UK don’t fully understand what could constitute cyber bullying, while parents worry about it less than others globally.


Dame Olivia Newton-John sent actress ‘beautiful letter’ after cancer diagnosis

Dame Olivia Newton-John sent actress ‘beautiful letter’ after cancer diagnosis

Dame Olivia Newton-John sent actress ‘beautiful letter’ after cancer diagnosis

10 August 2022

Delta Goodrem originally met the Grease star at the age of seven in a chance encounter in New York, years before her own diagnosis.


Dolly Parton sad to have lost ‘my special friend’ Dame Olivia Newton-John

Dolly Parton sad to have lost ‘my special friend’ Dame Olivia Newton-John

Dolly Parton sad to have lost ‘my special friend’ Dame Olivia Newton-John

09 August 2022

The US country legend said she was ‘so happy that our lives crossed paths’ as she joined those paying tribute to the actress and singer online.


Missing mother and baby found ‘safe and well’

Missing mother and baby found ‘safe and well’

Missing mother and baby found ‘safe and well’

09 August 2022

Sascha, 29, and six-month-old Clay were first noticed to be missing from their home in the Blackley area at about 4pm on Saturday.


Areas in UK hit by water shortages and grass fires as temperatures start to rise

Areas in UK hit by water shortages and grass fires as temperatures start to rise

Areas in UK hit by water shortages and grass fires as temperatures start to rise

09 August 2022

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme heat for parts of England and Wales from Thursday to Sunday.


London and Manchester mayors join forces to criticise reduction of train services

London and Manchester mayors join forces to criticise reduction of train services

London and Manchester mayors join forces to criticise reduction of train services

09 August 2022

Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham criticised Avanti West Coast for reducing its timetables.


Cast of Grease The Musical dedicates show run to Olivia Newton-John

Cast of Grease The Musical dedicates show run to Olivia Newton-John

Cast of Grease The Musical dedicates show run to Olivia Newton-John

09 August 2022

The performers said it was a ‘huge honour to follow in Olivia’s footsteps each night’.


Cost-of-living talks before Tory leadership concludes branded ‘bizarre’ by Truss

Cost-of-living talks before Tory leadership concludes branded ‘bizarre’ by Truss

Cost-of-living talks before Tory leadership concludes branded ‘bizarre’ by Truss

09 August 2022

The two Tory leadership candidates have clashed over further support for rising energy costs


Taylor Swift says lyrics to Shake It Off were ‘written entirely by me’

Taylor Swift says lyrics to Shake It Off were ‘written entirely by me’

Taylor Swift says lyrics to Shake It Off were ‘written entirely by me’

09 August 2022

The pop megastar has hit back at complainants in a US copyright lawsuit over her hit song.


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