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Power line warning as ‘luckiest man alive’ cheats death

Sunday  07:35,   04 march 2018
Press Association

Man escapes with ‘a tingle’ after trying to remove branch hanging from overhead power line.The man escaped with what he described as “a tingle” on Saturday afternoon before the power was cut from the 11,000-volt line in Mottram, Hyde, in Greater[...]

BBC ‘faces revolt’ over presenters’ tax bills

Sunday  05:58,   04 march 2018
Press Association

The stars are urging the BBC to help pay their HMRC bills.A group of stars claim they were pressured by the BBC to set up personal service companies (PSCs) and are threatening to revolt, according to The Sunday[...]

Lotto jackpot rises to over £5 million after no one scoops Saturday’s top prize

Sunday  05:56,   04 march 2018
Press Association

There is a £5.1 million jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday after no one bagged Saturday night’s draw.No one picked the winning numbers of 15, 50, 19, 29, 42 and[...]

'I battled the snow storm to deliver breast milk'

Friday  16:01,   02 march 2018
Sky News

Military veteran Gerry Pixsley is a volunteer with Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes. They transport milk and blood between hospitals for no charge - and despite the snow, their urgent deliveries are continuing. Here, he describes how the extreme [...]

Amber weather alert lifted but more disruption expected amid snowy conditions

Friday  14:12,   02 march 2018
Press Association

A yellow warning remains in place across much of the country over the weekend.A yellow “be aware” warning of snow is still in place across Scotland until 11.55pm on Saturday and across some parts of the country over the weekend into[...]

Blizzards today, black ice tomorrow and no let up until MONDAY: Commuters spend another freezing night sleeping in broken down trains and cars as UK enters fifth day of weather hell

Friday  12:35,   02 march 2018
Daily Mail

Passengers were stranded overnight on a South Western Railway service from London Waterloo to Poole in Dorset at Brockenhurst in the New Forest on a train that allegedly had no heating. "Bubbly" carer found dead in snow after when she didn't arrive[...]

Teenager faces sentencing over Cardiff terror attack plan

Friday  09:55,   02 march 2018
Press Association

The youth has been warned to expect ‘significant’ spell in custody.The teenager, from the Rhondda Cynon Taf area of South Wales, was arrested at his home  in June last year, hours after searching the internet for details of security at a Justin[...]

What the papers say – March 2

Friday  09:55,   02 march 2018
Press Association

Worsening weather continues to dominate the headlines.Most of the national newspapers lead on Storm Emma, as it batters Britain and leaves a trail of destruction in its[...]

What you need to know about freezing rain

Friday  00:55,   02 march 2018
Sky News

As the UK endures days of severe cold weather, a significant build up of ice due to freezing rain could make conditions even worse.  Freezing rain is expected to fall over some areas of southern Britain from late on Thursday evening to the[...]

Seven-year-old girl dies after car hits house in Cornwall

Thursday  22:15,   01 march 2018
Press Association

The girl, believed to be a pedestrian, suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.Devon and Cornwall Police were called to Bodrigan Road in Looe, Cornwall at about 2.30pm on[...]

Woman given go-ahead to challenge conviction over husband’s hammer murder

Thursday  18:42,   01 march 2018
Press Association

Sally Challen claims she was the victim of her husband’s coercive and controlling behaviour.Justice for Women and lawyers for 64-year-old Challen say new psychiatric evidence shows how “coercive control” provides a better framework for understanding [...]

Man guilty after teen killed in Ferrari crash

Thursday  17:16,   01 march 2018
Sky News

A man has been convicted of causing death by careless driving after a teenage boy was killed in a crash involving a £1.2m Ferrari. Alexander Worth, 13, was in the F50 supercar with businessman Matthew Cobden who lost control at the wheel in[...]

Acid to be classed a 'highly dangerous weapon'

Thursday  16:57,   01 march 2018
Sky News

Acid is to be classed as a "highly dangerous weapon" for the first time under new sentencing guidelines after a surge in attacks. Official guidance for courts has been updated to allow judges to impose tougher punishments on people caught [...]

Brexit will leave the UK as a focus for European disunity – Blair

Thursday  15:40,   01 march 2018
Press Association

The former prime minister has urged European Union leaders to work to prevent Brexit.The former prime minister said Brexit would damage the economies of both the UK and EU and weaken the bloc’s “standing and power” on the world[...]

Swinney: Significant challenges getting traffic moving again on M80

Thursday  13:00,   01 march 2018
Press Association

The Scottish Deputy First Minister said the motorway had been a ‘particular pinch point’ after drivers were left stuck in their vehicles overnight.John Swinney said there had been an “extensive operation” taking place to try to get traffic on the[...]