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New UK weather warnings for snow and ice as sporting events cancelled (2 hours old)

Glasgow Airport experiences major disruption due to snow while sporting events are cancelled.

British soldier killed off duty in Kenya (4 hours old)

BBC understands 32-year-old Maj Kevin McCool was on a motorcycle trip off base when he was attacked.

Laura Kuenssberg: Health Secretary Victoria Atkins could decide Tory party's fate (4 hours old)

Victoria Atkins' performance, when pressure mounts on the NHS, is vital for her party's prospects.

Nigel Harman pulls out of Strictly Come Dancing (1 hour 30 minutes old)

The Casualty star and ex-EastEnders actor pulls out on medical grounds just hours before the quarter final.

Philippines earthquake: Tsunami warning after powerful quake hits (35 minutes old)

People near the coast in parts of the island of Mindanao were told to evacuate to higher ground.

24 Hours in Police Custody: Bedford takeaway siege recounted (2 hours old)

A new series of 24 Hours in Police Custody kicks off with a dramatic armed siege in Bedford.

Claudia Winkleman quits BBC Radio 2 show (4 hours old)

The Strictly Come Dancing host tells listeners she wants to spend more time with her daughter.

I'm a Celeb producers sorry for liking 'unacceptable' Instagram comment (7 hours old)

Producers say they "apologise for the mistake made and any offence caused" after liking the post.

Russia LGBT: Police raid Moscow gay clubs, media say (1 hour 55 minutes old)

The reported raids come a day after the country's Supreme Court outlawed the "LGBT movement".

French anti-bullying bikers accused of threatening headteacher (4 hours old)

Members of a French motorcycle group against bullying are charged with threats to headteacher.

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Israeli grid system makes life in Gaza ‘macabre game of Battleships’, say aid workers (10 minutes old)

Online system designed to order precise evacuations inaccessible to those without power or network access• Israel-Hamas war – live updatesIsrael’s new grid system for targeted evacuation warnings in southern Gaza risks turning life in the territory into a “macabre game of Battleships”, aid workers have warned.When Israel resumed its offensive in Gaza after a week-long ceasefire deal collapsed, it immediately signalled plans to intensify attacks on the south of the territory, in areas where Palestinian civilians had previously been urged to take shelter. Continue reading...

Tsunami warning after Philippines hit by 7.5 magnitude earthquake (1 hour 31 minutes old)

Seismologists say tsunamis expected to hit Philippines and Japan in early hours of Sunday morningAn earthquake of magnitude 7.5 has struck Mindanao in the Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, at a depth of 63 km (39 miles), and tsunamis were expected to hit the Philippines and Japan shortly.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said tsunami waves could hit the Philippines by midnight local time (16.00 GMT) and may continue for hours. Continue reading...

Iran ‘using Gaza conflict as cover’ for execution of 127 people since war began (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Human rights groups record alarming rise in number of prisoners put to death by Tehran regime since 7 OctoberThe Iranian regime has executed more than 127 people, including women and children, since the Hamas attacks of 7 October, according to human rights groups.According to data collected by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and the Norway-based organisation Hengaw, which have been cross-referenced by the Observer, there has been an alarming rise in executions since the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas. Continue reading...

Euro 2024 group stage draw – live (2 minutes old)

Updates from the 5pm GMT start time in HamburgHave any thoughts? Share them with John via emailEngland in Germany conjures memories of Baden-Baden and Wags but….oh, Gareth Southgate seems to be wise to all that.Alun Pugh gets in touch: “I’m in Karlsruhe for the Bundesliga 2 game against Rostock tomorrow and looking forward to knowing who we are playing next summer after we’ve disposed of the trifling matter of the playoffs. No draw coverage is complete without the obligatory cliche “group of death”. Hope you will put this right soon.” Continue reading...

‘Alone you are weak’: top German politician calls for closer links between UK and EU (4 hours old)

Martin Schulz, former leader of Germany’s ruling SPD, says the Brexit divide is harming efforts to solve international crises A leading figure in Germany’s ruling Social Democratic party (SPD) has called for far closer links between the UK and the European Union, amid rising concerns the Brexit divide is harming efforts to solve international crises, including mass migration.Martin Schulz, a former SPD leader and candidate to be chancellor of Germany, said it was vital that regular meetings, known in EU jargon as “structured dialogue”, be set up to bind the UK closer to the EU – and Germany – [...]

‘She sacrificed care home residents’: health chief Jenny Harries under fire after UK Covid inquiry revelations (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Email suggesting discharging hospital patients into residential care as Covid unfolded has prompted furious responseThe head of Britain’s health security agency is facing a growing backlash after it emerged she suggested that discharging Covid-infected hospital patients to care homes would be “clinically appropriate” to protect the NHS from collapse.Care home providers and the families of those who died after contracting Covid while in residential care said the revelations confirmed their suspicions at the time, adding that it disproved the claim of ministers to have thrown a “protective ring”[...]

Tory donor says Keir Starmer ‘more receptive to his ideas than Rishi Sunak’ (38 minutes old)

Billionaire John Caudwell open to switching allegiance after criticism of UK government’s net zero policyA billionaire Tory donor has said Keir Starmer is more receptive to his ideas than Rishi Sunak.John Caudwell was the Conservative party’s biggest donor in the run-up to the 2019 general election, during which he gave £500,000 to Boris Johnson’s campaign. Continue reading...

London mayor’s decision to reject Las Vegas-style sphere to be reviewed (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Housing secretary, Michael Gove, ‘calls in’ planning rejection by Sadiq Khan, though firm behind sphere says it is no longer interestedThe London mayor’s decision to reject planning permission for a huge Las Vegas-style entertainment venue is to be reviewed by ministers.The housing secretary, Michael Gove, has opted to use his powers to “call in” Sadiq Khan’s rejection of the 21,000-capacity, 300ft-tall MSG sphere in Stratford, east London, to decide whether it should stand. Continue reading...

Nigel Harman withdraws from Strictly Come Dancing (1 hour 38 minutes old)

Actor, 50, sustains injury hours before the quarter-finals, leaving just four celebrities in competitionNigel Harman has withdrawn from Strictly Come Dancing after sustaining a rib injury just hours before the quarter-finals of the competition.The Casualty actor, 50, had been due to compete with a Charleston to Step In Time from Disney’s Mary Poppins with his partner, Katya Jones, on Saturday night. Continue reading...

Festival organisers sound alarm as big-name artists shun their events (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Industry says with global headliners doing their own tours there are not enough stars to fill festival line-ups in UK and IrelandSet on the front meadow of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, minutes from the Guinness brewery, it is no surprise the first wave of tickets for Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit festival sold out within days.The line-up – a heady mix of veterans, newcomers and nostalgia acts – is one of many festivals currently being announced for next summer. “We’ve got Nelly Furtado, who hasn’t played in Ireland for 24 years, Bicep and Barry Can’t Swim, who’s from that generation of artists w[...]

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Fiona Phillips, 62, blames her early dementia diagnosis on 11 years of 3am starts for breakfast television as the former GMTV host reveals her  symptoms might be slowed by a groundbreaking drug trial (4 hours old)

Fiona Phillips has revealed that she believes her 11-year stint of presenting breakfast television could be the reason why she got Alzheimer's at such a young age.

Special envoy to Britain who lives in £8million Mayfair mansion near the Ritz 'planned a honeytrap plot to kidnap a diamond tycoon in the Caribbean... on India's orders' (6 hours old)

Gurdip Bath, who lives in an £8 million Mayfair mansion, is accused of flying with a gang from London to Antigua to abduct Mehul Choksi as part of a honeytrap on Delhi's orders

Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Leach FINALLY breaks silence on those romance rumours with pro dancer Vito Coppola: 'He is wild... every day we just laugh' (6 hours old)

This is an interesting twist on the idea of introducing a handsome young man to your parents. Ellie Leach has been bringing her dance partner back to her parents' for dinner. And it's going down a storm.

The awful dawning that something was wrong. A trial of white smoke. A bang... then a terrible scream: The harrowing murder of a mother who paid the ultimate price for exposing corruption (7 hours old)

Daphne Caruana Galizia spent three decades exposing crime and corruption - investigating drug traffickers, neo-Nazis, politicians, police, fat-cats and, latterly, the government.

ANDREW NEIL: In what moral universe can the hard Left's poster boy justify watching the Hamas massacre video - then sowing seeds of doubt about its horrors? (8 hours old)

ANDREW NEIL: While accepting that Hamas did indeed commit war crimes on October 7, Jones nevertheless proceeds to nitpick, undermine, question and sow seeds of suspicion.

Harry and Meghan are urged to end their 'deafening silence' on racism row after it was re-ignited by their 'mouthpiece' Omid Scobie - as King Charles 'considers all options' and palace officials weigh up legal action (8 hours old)

Harry and Meghan have been told to end their 'deafening silence' after the King and his daughter-in-law were named as the royals alleged to have made remarks Prince Archie's skin colour.

Zelensky admits Ukraine's counter-offensive against Russian troops in has failed to meet its objectives (8 hours old)

The Ukrainian President said the attempts to force a Russian retreat had not achieved 'the desired results' as increased pressure is put on the Kyiv government to enter peace talks with Vladimir Putin

When Nigel Farage's mother saw the politician taking a shower on I'm A Celeb, she thought: Good God, it's my oldest son's bare backside! (9 hours old)

For once the initial surprise of the sight of her son's posterior had faded, Barbara - a flawlessly coiffed blonde in her late 80s - admits she was actually rather impressed with his physique.

Sugababes star Mutya Buena shows off her enviable curves in figure-hugging black dress for fashion event (9 hours old)

Mutya Buena looked incredibly as she cut a stylish figure while attending a party celebrating ten years of clothing brand TTYA at The Standard in London on Friday. 

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British soldier killed off duty in Kenya (4 hours old)

BBC understands 32-year-old Maj Kevin McCool was on a motorcycle trip off base when he was attacked.

New UK weather warnings for snow and ice as sporting events cancelled (2 hours old)

Glasgow Airport experiences major disruption due to snow while sporting events are cancelled.

Nigel Harman pulls out of Strictly Come Dancing (1 hour 30 minutes old)

The Casualty star and ex-EastEnders actor pulls out on medical grounds just hours before the quarter final.

Man, 84, dead after explosion destroys neighbour's house (1 hour 28 minutes old)

Police say two people aged, 43 and 54, were also taken to hospital following the blast in Edinburgh.

Muriel McKay's daughter urges Met to let mother's killer find body (16 hours old)

Dianne McKay wants the man who murdered her mother allowed back to the UK to locate her remains.

Judge taken to hospital after family court assault (7 hours old)

The senior judge is now recovering at home from the attack by a man whose case he was hearing.

Claudia Winkleman quits BBC Radio 2 show (4 hours old)

The Strictly Come Dancing host tells listeners she wants to spend more time with her daughter.

Tranmere house explosion injures two people (2 hours old)

Emergency crews have been tackling a fire which broke out in a first floor bedroom.

Hospital boss concedes not all staff feel supported (4 hours old)

Police are investigating 105 medical negligence claims, including deaths, at University Hospitals Sussex.

Havering Council U-turn over cancelled Hanukkah candle display (3 hours old)

Havering Council had previously decided to halt the permanent installation of a Menorah.

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British soldier, 32, dies while off duty in Kenya (18 minutes old)

UK defence secretary, Grant Shapps, leads tributes to Maj Kevin McCool saying his death is ‘tragic loss’A British soldier has died while off duty in Kenya, the Ministry of Defence has said.Maj Kevin McCool, 32, was reportedly on a motorcycle trip off base when he was attacked. The MoD said he died on 29 November but that it would not be releasing any more details. His next of kin have been informed. Continue reading...

‘Brands to avoid’: Mars and Cadbury among chocolate firms criticised in ethics report (5 hours old)

Only 17 out of 82 companies investigated were found to use suppliers that paid cocoa farmers enough to live onLeading chocolate brands have been criticised for having “inadequate” ethical standards in their cocoa supply chain in a report from Ethical Consumer. Only 17 out of 82 brands investigated by the consumer organisation were judged to be using chocolate from suppliers that ensured farmers were paid enough to live on.As a result, there is a risk that Advent calendars, chocolate Santas and other Christmas treats will have been produced with child labour. About 60% of the world’s cocoa come[...]

We need resources to fight health impacts of climate crisis, Africans tell Cop28 (9 hours old)

Continent must have more resilient health systems and local vaccine manufacturing to prevent next pandemic, says public health bodyAfrica’s leading public health body is using the first ever health day at Cop on 3 December to call for increased funding to fight the health impacts of the climate crisis on the continent and create more resilient systems to ensure it is prepared for the next pandemic.The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched the second phase of its three-year, $1.5bn Saving Lives and Livelihoods drive this week, but its director general, Dr Jean [...]

Countries that criminalise gay sex are impeding fight against Aids, UN warns (1 day old)

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws lead to stigmatism and deny access to lifesaving drugs and servicesAnti-homosexuality laws stop people from accessing lifesaving health services and seriously impede progress on eliminating HIV, a senior UN official has said.Sixty-seven countries have laws that criminalise gay sex, and nearly half are in Africa, the continent most affected by HIV. In those countries, prevalence rates are about five times higher among gay men than in countries where same-sex relations are not criminalised, according to figures from UNAids. Continue reading...

Rishi Sunak ‘won’t allow foreign court to block’ Rwanda plan (1 day old)

Centrist Tories urge PM not to abandon UK’s human rights commitments, but Sunak said his patience ‘worn thin’ by delaysUK politics live – latest updatesRishi Sunak has promised not to allow foreign courts to stop Britain sending asylum seekers to Rwanda, even as a group of more centrist Conservative MPs urges him not to abandon Britain’s international human rights commitments.The prime minister said on Friday his patience was being “worn thin” by delays to the Rwanda plan, which was ruled illegal under domestic and international law by the supreme court last month. Continue reading...

Spanish police investigate deaths of four migrants forced off speedboat (1 day old)

Vessel was near Andalucían shore when passengers, believed to be from north Africa, were apparently pushed overboardSpanish police have opened an inquiry after four people were killed as a result of being forced out of a moving speedboat into the sea just metres from the southern shores of Andalucía.In a tactic the EU border agency has said is becoming increasingly common, the people who died on Wednesday were among 27 passengers apparently forced off the fast-moving vessel by its drivers near Camposoto beach in the province of Cádiz, officials said. Another eight were left near Sancti Petri b[...]

Honduras: arrest warrant issued over murder of activist Berta Cáceres (2 hours old)

Indigenous and environmental leader was shot in 2016 after campaigning to stop construction of an internationally financed damAuthorities in Honduras have issued an arrest warrant for the alleged mastermind in the case of the murdered Indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres.Cáceres was gunned down in her home in March 2016 in retaliation for leading a campaign to stop construction of an internationally financed hydroelectric dam. Continue reading...

Lula’s bid to style himself climate leader at Cop28 undermined by Opec move (5 hours old)

Brazilian president’s plans to approve new fossil fuel projects sit awkwardly with pledge to meet 1.5C targetThe Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has roared into Cop28 with a mega-delegation of more than 2,000 people and grand ambitions to address inequality and protect the world’s tropical forests.Lula, as he is known, said his country was leading by example: “We have adjusted our climate goals, which are now more ambitious than those of many developed countries. We have drastically reduced deforestation in the Amazon and will bring it to zero by 2030,” he said. Continue readin[...]

Nicaragua’s Miss Universe emerges as symbol of defiance against Ortega regime (5 hours old)

‘Nervous’ government has cracked down on celebrations for Sheynnis Palacios in country where ‘repression is absolute’When Sheynnis Palacios was recently voted Miss Universe, it came as a bolt of good news in Nicaragua. Joyous crowds took to the streets of Managua for the first time since mass protests in 2018 that were put down with lethal force.The Nicaraguan regime, paranoid about any hint of dissidence, initially congratulated Palacios, but has since cracked down on celebrations – not least because Palacios herself took part in the 2018 demonstrations, and opponents of the regime have taken[...]

Colombia joins international alliance calling for treaty to end use of fossil fuels (5 hours old)

Colombian president Gustavo Petro wants treaty to lay out plan to end era of coal, oil and gasCop28 live – latest updatesColombia has formally joined an alliance of nations calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty to prevent the “omnicide of planet Earth”, the country’s president announced at Cop28.At the climate summit in Dubai, Gustavo Petro has said his country would join a group of nations calling for a new body to manage a global transition away from the primary driver of global heating, akin to previous treaties to reduce nuclear weapon arsenals and landmines.Cop28: Can fossil [...]

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