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Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge

Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge

Media captionThe climbers were winched to safety by a Coastguard helicopter Two climbers were airlifted to safety after being discovered in a “precarious position” on a mountain ridge. The pair had survived a night without shelter in sub-zero temperatures after becoming stuck at 3,000 ft at Bidean Nam Bain in Glencoe. Blizzard conditions prevented a […]

Government introduces new product safety office

Government introduces new product safety office

Image copyright LFB Image caption A faulty tumble dryer is believed to have caused a fire in a seventh floor flat in Shepherd’s Bush The government is creating a new Office for Product Safety and Standards to help manage large-scale product recalls and identify risks to consumers. It comes after several fires, including Grenfell Tower, […]

‘Ice Maiden’ team celebrates Antarctica ski record

‘Ice Maiden’ team celebrates Antarctica ski record

Image copyright British Army Image caption The team took 62 days to complete the challenge Six women from the British Army have become the largest all-female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. The Ice Maiden team began the 1,000-mile expedition on 20 November – each pulling an 80kg sledge behind them. After 62 days on […]

Mary Lou McDonald set to be new Sinn Féin president

Mary Lou McDonald set to be new Sinn Féin president

Image caption Mary Lou McDonald was confirmed as the nominee for Sinn Féin president on Saturday Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president. Mr Adams has led the party since 1983. He announced his intention to stand down in November 2017. Sinn Féin’s […]

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Image copyright PA Ed Sheeran has announced he’s engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. Posting on Instagram he said they are both “very happy and in love”, joking that their cats are happy for them too. The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015, spending most of 2016 travelling the […]

‘Ice Maiden’ team completes Antarctica ski record

‘Ice Maiden’ team completes Antarctica ski record

Image copyright British Army Image caption The Ice Maidens crossed Antarctica after 62 days on the ice Six women from the British Army have become the largest all-female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. The Ice Maiden team began the 1,000-mile expedition on 20 November – each pulling an 80kg sledge behind them. After 62 […]

Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge

Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge

Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Judge said juries “may wonder” about sufficient evidence, even in apparently strong cases The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned. Lord Judge, the most senior judge in England and Wales between 2008 […]

Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. […]

British tourists warned to ‘stay in resorts’ in Jamaica security emergency

British tourists warned to ‘stay in resorts’ in Jamaica security emergency

Image copyright Getty Images British tourists are being warned they should stay inside their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency in the St James parish, after a number of “shooting incidents”. The Foreign Office has told British tourists to stay in the confines of their hotels as […]

Persian shallot ‘could help fight TB antibiotic resistance’

Persian shallot ‘could help fight TB antibiotic resistance’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A type of shallot used in Iranian cooking could help “reverse the tide” of drug-resistant TB, researchers found A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase […]