BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns thunder and hail to batter UK as wall of water hits

The BBC Weather meteorologist said conditions will be settled at times, with large areas of the country remaining dry while others experience scattered showers with thunder and hail. Carol Kirkwood said the weather will remain “topsy-turvy” through the week, with periods of heavy rainfall and strong winds battering the UK. Ms Kirkwood said: “There are […]

US election: ‘He misspoke’ – Joe Biden’s 60 Minutes interview screw-up

The American 60 Minutes has aired its duelling interviews with presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden, scrutinising both men and their plans for the next four years. Biden sat down with one of the programme’s hosts, Norah O’Donnell, in his home state of Delaware last Monday. Trump did the same with veteran reporter Lesley […]

RSPCA appeal for help to catch killer who skinned dogs and hung them from trees

Two completed skinned dogs have been found hanging from trees in woods. The  RSPCA  is appealing for information after a walker notified them about the horrific discovery of the dogs in Rotherham, south Yorkshire, on Thursday. Due to their horrific injuries the RSPCA was unable to clarify the breed of the dogs. A rodent was […]

Opinion | To Reduce Racial Inequality, Raise the Minimum Wage

After a summer of protests over the killing of George Floyd broadened into a wider reckoning on racial injustice, corporate America and the political establishment unleashed a flurry of promises to combat systemic racism. Diversity initiatives have been launched; high-profile companies in several sectors have settled on the advancement of a few people of color […]

Private jets take off as wealthy flyers seek to avoid virus

Soaring numbers of wealthy flyers are switching to private jets to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus from other passengers on regular commercial flights. Several private jet operators and brokers have reported an influx of business from first-time users who are happy to pay a premium for a bespoke itinerary, involving minimal contact with the […]