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Lightning strikes cause rail chaos across East Coast

Image copyright York Mix Image caption Lightning strikes flashed across York during a storm on Friday morning Rail services on the East Coast mainline and across Yorkshire have been disrupted after lightning strikes damaged signalling….

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Seven courts across England to close, government announces

Image copyright PA Image caption Blackfriars Crown Court is one of the buildings set to close Seven courts across England are set to close by September 2019, the government has announced. The courts are those…


Man rows across Devon harbour in bathtub for charity

Image caption Iain Bevan had a safety boat tracking him – and several rubber ducks A man has rowed across a harbour in a floating bathtub to raise money for cancer research. Plumber Iain Bevan,…


Twelfth of July parades take place across Northern Ireland

Image caption The parade passes through Belfast city centre on Thursday morning Twelfth of July parades taking place in 17 locations across Northern Ireland. Tens of thousands are expected to attend the events marking the…


14,000 fined for parking in disabled bays across Wales

Motorists have been fined more than 14,000 times for abusing disabled parking spaces across Wales. New data shows that last year alone thousands of motorists wrongly parked in the spaces meant to help disabled people…


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…


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…


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