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UK snow: Ice could add to travel disruption as temperatures drop

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 9, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDrivers face difficult driving conditions across Northern Ireland Snow is continuing to fall in many parts of the UK, amid warnings that icy conditions overnight could cause travel delays and “cut off” some rural areas. The Met Office said snow showers would continue to affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and [...]

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Brexit: Michael Gove says UK voters can change final deal

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 9, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michael Gove says: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” Voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final Brexit deal, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary praised Theresa May’s “tenacity and skill” in securing a last-minute deal to end phase one negotiations on [...]

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California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 8, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionFootage captures the moment a motorist risked his life to rescue a wild animal amid California wildfires Nearly 200,000 residents have now been evacuated due to California wildfires as crews pivot to fight a new blaze. Some 5,000 firefighters have been battling four brushfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes in the south of [...]

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Trump’s Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 8, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption “Pence you are not welcome”, says graffiti in the West Bank city of Bethlehem The US has warned Palestinians against cancelling talks with Vice-President Mike Pence, after Washington recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It would be “counterproductive” to scrap talks between Mr Pence and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas planned [...]

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Irish border: May in Brussels for crucial Brexit meeting

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 8, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has arrived in Brussels following overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. The PM and Brexit Secretary David Davis are meeting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU negotiator Michel Barnier. Details of an agreement are expected to be set out at a joint news conference within the [...]

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British IS fighters ‘should not be allowed back into the UK’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 7, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters No British citizen who has fought for so-called Islamic State should be allowed back into the country, the defence secretary has said. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Gavin Williamson said: “Quite simply, my view is a dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He said everything should be done [...]

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Brexit: PM urged not to let Eurosceptics ‘dictate’ talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 7, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Downing Street has insisted it is still confident of a first-phase Brexit deal before next week’s summit Theresa May has been urged not to allow Eurosceptic MPs in her party to “impose their own conditions” on negotiations amid signs of fresh Tory infighting. Nineteen Tory MPs who back a “soft [...]

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump’s announcement

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 7, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionAnalysis: Breaking down what Mr Trump said and what it means for peace Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed [...]

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‘Profumo affair’ model Christine Keeler dies aged 75

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 6, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Christine Keeler worked as a model in the 1960s Christine Keeler, the model embroiled in the 1963 Profumo affair, has died aged 75, her son has said. Seymour Platt said Ms Keeler had been ill for several months with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He told the BBC: “She was always [...]

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Russian doping: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 6, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media playback is not supported on this device IOC President on ‘unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympics’ Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee. But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under [...]

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