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Parsons Green stabbing: One dead and two others injured in knife attack ...
One person has died and two others injured in a triple stabbing outside Parsons Green station. Police and paramedics were called to Parsons Green Lane at shortly after 7.35pm on Monday. Officers closed off the Tube station and road as the last wave of ...
Olaudah Equiano: Who was the African author whose autobiography exposed the ...
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African was published in 1789 (the second part of its title alluding to Equiano's slave name) and immediately became a sensation. The work played a huge role in alerting ...
'Charming, soulful, a proper comic': Sean Hughes tributes – and his funniest jokes
I knew Sean from before he won the Perrier award in 1990. He was a Crystal Palace fan and we used to go to the football together. I remember going to a match with him in the early 90s, when he was on the telly quite a lot, and I took him down the pub ...
London's role in the Russian Revolution
Yet it was that parliament, and the system it represented, which gave Lenin, Trotsky and their comrades the political freedom to pursue their goals. Martin Rosenbaum is the presenter of The British Road to Bolshevism on BBC Radio 4 at 20:00 on Monday ...
Red sun phenomenon 'caused by Hurricane Ophelia'
An "unusual" reddish sky and red-looking sun have been reported across many parts of England. The phenomenon was initially seen in the west of England and Wales before spreading to other areas. BBC weather presenter Simon King said it was due to the ...
George Michael: Freedom – singer stays out of sight in TV biography
The tension underlying Channel 4's documentary George Michael: Freedom is exposed by tenses. “George is very, very brave,” says Sir Elton John. “George is really sexy,” Tracey Emin giggles. The present tense acknowledges that George Michael was alive ...
Hour by hour weather forecast for Birmingham as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in
The ex-hurricane crashed into the UK on Sunday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. Very windy weather is expected across the entire region, while a yellow warning is in place for Staffordshire, Wales, Scotland, north east England, north ...
Former Sky Sports presenter Kevin Cadle dies, aged 62
“We are shocked and saddened to hear that #BritishBasketball has lost a true legend in Kevin Cadle. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” read a statement from the British Basketball League on Twitter. “We are shocked & saddened to ...
Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev: Injured Bulgarian is replaced by Carlos Takam
Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev withdrew through injury. The bout is scheduled for 28 October at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, with more than 70,000 tickets already sold. It ...
Ed Sheeran injured after cycling accident
Ed Sheeran has been injured in a cycling accident. The musician shared a picture on his Instagram account that showed his right arm in a cast, and suggested in the caption that the injury could alter his touring plans.
Piers Morgan sends Charlotte Hawkins a very large bouquet of flowers after ...
Charlotte, who was voted off of Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night after four weeks, was reduced to tears on the show when Piers launched into a furious rant at Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, who got Charlotte's name wrong during Saturday night's show.
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Storm Ophelia: why is the sky yellow?
Parts of the UK have been experiencing a yellow sky as Storm Ophelia edges closer. Residents on the west coast of Scotland reported the strange colour of the sky on social media. Meanwhile those living in the south west of England have experienced and ...
#Metoo: Thousands of women identify themselves as victims of sexual harassment ...
Milano passed along a suggestion from a friend on Sunday that women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted post "me too" to "give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." The campaign quickly trended on Twitter and Facebook, with ...
FA Cup draw
FA Cup first-round draw: Hyde United to host MK Dons
Northern Premier League Division One North side Hyde United will host League One team MK Dons in the first round of the FA Cup next month. Hyde, who play in the eighth tier of English football, beat Scarborough Athletic in the final qualifying round.
Roy Dotrice obituary
As leading character actors go, Roy Dotrice, who has died aged 94, was among the finest of his generation, not least because of his record-breaking run of performances in the 1960s as the 17th-century gossipmonger and diarist John Aubrey in Brief Lives.
There Was A Mysterious Red Moon Today And Here Is Why!
The large red moon that took of the UK skies was nothing short of eerie, but it turns out that there is actually a scientific reason behind the natural phenomenon and it doesn't actually signal the end of the world. Dubbed as the 'hurricane sun ...
Red skies over London – in pictures
The sun shone red and the sky took on tones of orange and sepia in parts of Britain as air and dust swept in from southern Europe. The Met Office said the unusual effect was caused by Ophelia, the hurricane now downgraded to a violent storm.
Bbc News Live
Most of us will remember how we felt on the way to our first ever sports game - but this seven-year-old has video proof. And it's gone viral. The adorable LA Rams fan was being filmed by his mum when she let him in on a big secret - the family were ...
Manchester Airport: Man arrested over ammunition find
A man has been arrested after trying to board a plane carrying ammunition. The 69-year-old man was detained during passenger security screening at Manchester Airport at about 14:20 BST on Sunday. Greater Manchester Police confirmed he was arrested ...
Leicester City 1-1 West Brom: Premier League – as it happened
86 min: Leicester patiently build, using their new 5-3-2 formation to attack West Brom with width. It's patient buildup play before Mahrez finally puts in a wonderful ball for Slimani, but Hegazi is there to clear. If anyone is going to score a winner ...