Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

Thomas Cook collapse would leave me in ‘life-threatening’ situation

A British woman on holiday in Majorca has said she could be left in a “life-threatening” situation if travel company Thomas Cook collapses because she would not have access to her heart medication. Jackie Ward and her daughter, Amy, from Newcastle, arrived in the resort in the last week for a celebratory holiday after Jackie […]

Brexit analysis: Why ‘rebel MPs and Bercow have NOT done what the constitution requires’

However, according to a former senior House of Commons official, non-government MPs and the Commons Speaker John Bercow have also not done what the constitution requires, playing “fast and loose with the norms”. Last week, Scotland’s highest civil court ruled that Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is unlawful and in breach of Britain’s constitution. A […]

Coroner warns of dangers after pensioner trampled to death by cows

An 87-year-old was killed by a herd of ‘beserk’ cows when she walked her dog in the countryside. Hilary Adair was knocked to the ground by Belted Galloway cattle and repeatedly attacked as she tried to get up. A coroner has now said there needs to be more awareness of the dangers that cows can […]

Who are the ‘gilets jaunes’?

They have staged some of the most comprehensive protests seen in France since 1968, but who are the people making up the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) movement? The protesters, thus named because they sport the distinctive yellow high-visibility jackets required to be carried in every vehicle by French law, initially came together to demonstrate against […]

EuroMillions jackpot reaches £167,000,000 as no-one wins for record 18th time

The longest-ever rollover streak on the EuroMillions continues after no-one scooped the jackpot on Friday. There has not been a top prize winner for an astonishing 18 draws and the total for Tuesday’s draw now stands at an eye-watering 189.6 million euro (£167.5 million). That is just 400,000 euro (£353,400) away from the jackpot cap […]

Prince Andrew ‘plied Epstein girl with alcohol after she was told to have sex with royal’

Billionaire financier Epstein killed himself in prison last month while awaiting trial for underage sex trafficking. In her first interview since his death, the 35-year-old yesterday recalled her alleged time with Prince Andrew. Speaking to US broadcaster NBC, alongside five other victims of Epstein’s, the American – now known as Virginia Giuffre – said of the […]