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Nottingham tram crash rise prompts video release

Footage has been released showing accidents and near misses with Nottingham’s trams. Tram operator, Nottingham Express Transit (NET), said there were about 40 crashes in the past year, which is an increase of 15%. Many…

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‘Go home Polish’ graffiti prompts photographer’s 1,200-mile walk

Image copyright Michal Iwanowski Image caption Michal Iwanowski walked 1,200 miles from Cardiff to Poland When photographer Michal Iwanowski, 41, came across some graffiti in Cardiff that said, ‘Go home, Polish,’ he decided to take…


Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea

Image copyright NHSBT Image caption Laura Beattie, who has cystic fibrosis, is waiting for a lung transplant The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has gone up by 46% over the past five…



Rise in sex while on drugs prompts health warning

Image copyright Getty Images There has seen a rise in visits to sexual health clinics from people having unprotected sex while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to a doctor in north Wales….


Rural crime rise prompts ‘medieval’ defences

Image caption Farmers are digging trenches and earth banks to prevent thieves driving 4x4s onto farms The cost of rural crime has risen to £44.5m as organised criminal gangs target farm machinery. Farmers are resorting…


Missing boa constrictor prompts ‘shut your door’ warning

Image copyright Getty Images A boa constrictor has gone missing from its home, prompting police to issue a warning to people in the area. The 5ft (1.5m) long black and silver reptile slithered away from…


Bethesda wildfire prompts evacuation warning

Image caption Smoke billows from the forest in Braichmelyn About 30 homes could be evacuated after a forest fire broke out in Gwynedd overnight. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) was called to Braichmelyn,…


Girl’s Norfolk beach death prompts bouncy castle ban call

Image copyright PA Image caption Police have cordoned off an area on Gorleston beach and an investigation is under way Bouncy castles should be temporarily banned in public areas after the death of a child…


Naz Shah’s wheelchair vote prompts calls for Commons reform

Image copyright House of Commons There have been calls for a reform of “archaic” Commons rules after a sick Labour MP had to enter the lobbies in a wheelchair to cast her vote. Naz Shah…


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