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Surrey v Middlesex: Play abandoned after crossbow arrow lands on pitch

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 31, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media playback is not supported on this device 5 Live Sports Extra commentary as arrow lands on pitch A County Championship game was abandoned after an arrow fired from outside the ground landed on the field. Spectators watching Surrey’s match with Middlesex were asked to take cover and the players taken off after the crossbow [...]

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US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 31, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The closure of the San Francisco consulate leaves just three remaining in the US, a senior administration official says Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said. The consulate, and annexes in New [...]

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‘Divorce bill’ row frustrates Brexit talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 31, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionMichel Barnier, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator: UK’s requests are “simply impossible” Both the UK and EU have expressed frustration at the pace of Brexit talks amid disagreement over the size of the UK’s “divorce bill”. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK did not feel “legally obliged to honour its obligations” after Brexit. He [...]

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China must ‘pressure’ North Korea over weapons tests

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionTheresa May says Japan is “a long-standing partner” of the UK and that will continue Theresa May has said China must do more to help end North Korea’s “illegal and provocative” weapons testing. On a visit to Japan, the prime minister welcomed UN condemnation of Pyongyang and said the UK was looking at ways [...]

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Storm Harvey: People form human chain to rescue elderly man from floods

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

People in Houston, Texas, formed a human chain to rescue an elderly man from his car. Large parts of Houston are underwater, and more than 20 people are reported dead. Thousands of people there have fled their homes. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41102182

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Houston floods: "Worst not yet over," says Texas governor

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionThe numbers behind Storm Harvey Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said that “the worst is not yet over” for the south-east of the US state, after devastating Tropical Storm Harvey. He said rain continues to fall and flooding in certain areas may last another week. More than 20 people are reported dead, and large [...]

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll relives gunpoint robbery attempt

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption The West Ham striker told the court he hit about 10 cars in his effort to get away West Ham striker Andy Carroll has told a court a gun-wielding motorbike rider tried to rob him of his £22,000 watch. The footballer, who has nine England caps, told Basildon Crown Court [...]

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North Korea missiles: Trump warns ‘all options’ on table

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EPA Image caption South Korea moved self-propelled howitzers nearer to the border with the North after the launch US President Donald Trump has said North Korea’s latest missile launch signals “contempt” for its neighbours and the UN. He said the North would only increase its isolation and that “all options” were on the [...]

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Houston flood: Dams begin overflowing amid record rainfall

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDays of destruction: The story so far Two major dams outside Houston have begun overflowing as Storm Harvey pushes reservoirs past capacity. Flood control official Jeff Lindner said nearby communities could face further flooding as a result. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in Texas to see the devastation caused by [...]

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Storm Harvey: 1,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption Houston is one of the most populous cities in the US More than 1,000 people have been rescued in flooded parts of Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains. There is a “flash flood emergency” across the Houston Metro area, with travel near impossible, the [...]

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