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Travel disruption as Storm Hector sweeps across Scotland

Image copyright Vicki HM Dale Image caption This tree came down on Glasgow’s Great Western Road, resulting in part of the road being closed Travel disruption is affecting much of Scotland as Storm Hector sweeps…

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Aberdeen sanitary product pilot to start across Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images A project to provide free sanitary products to women from low income households in Aberdeen is to be rolled out across the country. The Scottish government scheme – designed to tackle…


Storms cause flash flooding across Birmingham

Image caption Wheelie bins floated down the road as floods submerged Sir John’s Road, Selly Park Storms have caused flash flooding across parts of Birmingham. The Environment Agency has issued multiple flood warnings and alerts…


8,000 win appeals over benefit cuts across Wales in 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPIP: ‘What is going on with the welfare system?’ Three-quarters of disabled people who challenged a decision to stop or reduce their main benefit were successful in…


Royal wedding: Fans travel across the globe to join ‘a real-life fairy tale’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married on 19 May in the UK, and some of their biggest fans are already preparing to travel more than 10,000 miles to be in Windsor for the…


‘I sat across the dinner table from my mum’s killer’

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Janet Scott, shown above with Amelia, had six children aged from 15 to 32 Mother-of-six Janet Scott was killed by a convicted murderer who was released from prison after…


Local elections 2018: Polls close in elections across England

Image copyright PA Image caption About two thirds of the results will be declared overnight Polls have now closed in council and mayoral elections across England. A total of 4,371 seats are up for grabs…


Election 2018: Council polls to take place across England

Image copyright EPA Voters will head to the polls on Thursday for council and mayoral elections across England. Elections are being held in 150 local authorities, spanning metropolitan and district councils, unitary authorities and London…


Trains could soon run 24 hours a day across network – rail boss

Image copyright Getty Images More trains could be running around the clock in the “not-too-distant future”, the boss of Network Rail has said. Mark Carne told the Times: “If you have a 24-hour Tube, it…


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Building resilience to a changing climate across the Commonwealth

19 April 2018 The Met Office is to help develop weather forecasting capability and specialist climate change services for Commonwealth countries following the announcement of two new projects aimed at improving weather and climate resilience….


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