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Second arrest over Buckingham Palace ‘terror incident’

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

Image copyright Reuters A second man has been arrested after three police officers were injured by a man brandishing a 4ft sword near Buckingham Palace on Friday. A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences, and a search of a property in west London is being carried out. It comes after a [...]

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Lorry drivers charged over M1 fatal crash

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

Image copyright LNP / BBC Image caption Eight minibus passengers died in the crash with two lorries on the southbound M1 at Newport Pagnell Two lorry drivers have been charged over a crash on the M1 on Saturday which left eight people dead and four with serious injuries. Six men and two women were killed [...]

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Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionParts of the central Texas coast have been battered by hurricane winds Hurricane Harvey has slammed into Texas with initial winds of up to 130mph (215km/h) battering coastal areas. The biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 years is moving slowly, with 16.43in (42cm) of rain reported in one area. Catastrophic flooding [...]

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Buckingham Palace suspect was brandishing 4ft sword, police say

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

A man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night was brandishing a 4ft sword as he repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”, police say. Dean Haydon, head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard, said the man drove at a police vehicle before stopping and being confronted by three officers. CS gas was used to “quickly” restrain the 26-year-old, [...]

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Eight dead in M1 minibus and lorry crash

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionThe lorries were towed away Eight people have died in a crash involving a minibus and two lorries on the M1 near Milton Keynes. All of those who died are believed to have been travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area. The two lorry drivers have been arrested, one of them [...]

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Jailed viscount abandons Facebook threat appeal

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Rhodri Colwyn Philipps called Gina Miller a “troublesome first generation immigrant” A viscount has abandoned an appeal against his sentence for posting malicious Facebook messages after a judge warned the 12-week prison term could be increased. Rhodri Colwyn Philipps was last month found guilty on two counts of making malicious [...]

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‘Self-driving’ lorries to be tested on UK roads

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionThe technology has already been trialled in the Netherlands using two lorries, with the lead truck having control Small convoys of partially self-driving lorries will be tried out on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced. A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to [...]

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India guru rape case: 12 die in unrest as Ram Rahim Singh convicted

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionViolent clashes have taken place in Panchkula (footage by Sudeep Sachdeva) At least 12 people have been killed in violent protests over the rape conviction of a popular religious leader in north India. The victims are believed to be Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers. Angry supporters are rampaging through Panchkula town, near Chandigarh. Reports [...]

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Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionKim Wall’s death: What we know so far Prosecutors in Denmark say they will bring murder charges against the inventor suspected of killing a Swedish journalist on board his submarine. They are expected to ask for the new charges when Mr Madsen appears in court in early September. Ms Wall was last seen alive [...]

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GCSE: Pass rate dips as students face tougher exams

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA GCSE passes have dropped slightly across the range of subjects, with some dramatic changes in new, tougher exams sat for the first time in England. Overall in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, passes (grades C/4 and above) dropped 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%. In England, the English literature pass-rate fell 2.5 percentage [...]

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