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Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 27, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionMourners have been gathering for funerals of some of the victims of Wednesday’s earthquake in Italy A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday’s powerful earthquake. Thirty-five victims from the town of Arquata were mourned at a sports hall in the regional capital, Ascoli Piceno. [...]

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M20 motorway shut after lorry crash causes bridge collapse

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 27, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionSonny Gladdish was near the bridge when it collapsed and described what he saw A footbridge has collapsed on the M20 motorway in Kent after it was hit by a lorry carrying a digger, on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The motorway is closed between junctions 1 and 4 after [...]

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France burkini: Highest court suspends ban

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 26, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman in a burkini in Marseille in southern France France’s highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits that was imposed in a town on the Mediterranean coast. The ban in Villeneuve-Loubet “seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms”, it found. The ruling could set a [...]

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Five men arrested by West Midlands anti-terror police

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 26, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image caption Police have cordoned off an area near the Pentahotel on Holloway Head in Birmingham city centre Five men have been arrested by West Midlands anti-terrorism police. Police said an army bomb disposal team had been sent to Birmingham’s Lee Bank area as a “precautionary measure” as a result of one of the arrests. [...]

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Italy earthquake: Boy, 14, among three UK deaths

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 26, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright FCO A 14-year-old boy from London was among three Britons killed in Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy. Marcos Burnett was on holiday with his parents and sister when the quake hit. Will Henniker-Gotley, 55, and his wife Maria, 51, from Stockwell in London, also died. Both families were staying in the same property [...]

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Head teacher Ashley Yates jailed for filming pupils in toilets

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 25, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Ashley Yates admitted six counts of voyeurism and three counts of making indecent images A primary school head teacher who used a spy pen to film pupils in the toilets at his school has been jailed for two years and eight months. Ashley Yates, 45, of Filton, [...]

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Camber Sands deaths: Victims ‘could have underestimated tide’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 25, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionAjirthan Ravi, brother of victim Nitharsan, describes how police identified the group from their car Five men who died at Camber Sands could have got into trouble after failing to realise how quickly the tide would come in, the RNLI believes. The men were on a day trip from London to the Sussex resort [...]

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Italy earthquake: Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 25, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionFootage captures an aftershock. The BBC’s James Reynolds describes how it felt Hundreds of aftershocks have rocked devastated areas of central Italy, hampering search efforts after a deadly earthquake. A strong tremor with magnitude 4.3 struck on Thursday afternoon, sending rescuers fleeing from already fragile buildings. About 5,000 rescue workers are combing through rubble [...]

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Earth-sized world ‘around nearest star’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 24, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright ESO/M.Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: The planet’s mass would suggest it is a rocky world like Earth The nearest habitable world beyond our Solar System might be right on our doorstep – astronomically speaking. Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it. [...]

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Three die after being pulled from sea at Camber Sands

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 24, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright @Tashka4 Image caption The air ambulance and emergency services were sent to the scene after reports the three were in need of urgent medical assistance Three men have died after being pulled from the sea at Camber Sands on the hottest day of the year. They were all recovered from the water by [...]

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