Flash flooding sparks chaos as torrential rain lashes South East

Flash flooding sparks chaos as torrential rain lashes South East

A spokesman for the theater said: “Unfortunately, due to heavy rainfall this afternoon we experienced a number of leaks at the theater and had to cancel our matinee performance today. “We are sorry to those audience members affected, but the safety of our staff and audience is our top priority. We will contact all the … Read more

Manchester United want Thomas Meunier and plan to sell £10m Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to Crystal Palace

Manchester United want Thomas Meunier and plan to sell £10m Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to Crystal Palace

United are also attempting to persuade Chelsea to let them take Christian Pulisic on loan. At the same time Real Madrid will not stand in Casemiro’s way should United follow up their interest with a £50 million bid and the midfielder tells them that he wants to go. Although Chelsea will allow Pulisic to leave … Read more

Beachgoers told to stay out of water as sewage is pumped into seas and rivers

Beachgoers told to stay out of water as sewage is pumped into seas and rivers

A spokeswoman for SAS told PA that other pollution warnings in place may not be linked to heavy rain, and those visiting the coast are advised to check its interactive map on their website before they swim. Sewers are designed to overflow into the sea and rivers when treatment plants are overwhelmed by torrential rain. … Read more

Modern slavery law ‘is biggest loophole’ for migrants

Modern slavery law ‘is biggest loophole’ for migrants

The Modern Slavery Act was introduced by Mrs May during her time as home secretary in order to protect vulnerable people from labor exploitation, domestic servitude or being trafficked for sex. But Mr Philp said it had “inadvertently turned into one of the biggest loopholes in our immigration system, allowing illegal immigrants and foreign criminals … Read more

Tory leadership latest: I won’t ‘ignore’ Sturgeon

Tory leadership latest: I won’t ‘ignore’ Sturgeon

Mr Sunak is asked about the general belief money sent from Westminster does not go where it is meant to, and if he plans to investigate. “You’re absolutely right, and I tell you why this was so frustrating to me. In the middle of the pandemic whenever I was engaging with Scottish media or civil … Read more

Ex-footballer says ‘love cheat’ reputation is justified as he has never been faithful

Ex-footballer says ‘love cheat’ reputation is justified as he has never been faithful

The court heard how Mr Giggs had links to an academy in Vietnam and was playing futsal in India. He would use that as an opportunity to stop on the way out or on the way back in Dubai. This happened around 10 to 15 times during the time Ms Greville was in the Middle … Read more

UK to launch dispute proceedings against EU for first time over alleged Brexit deal breaches

UK to launch dispute proceedings against EU for first time over alleged Brexit deal breaches

Britain is set to launch dispute proceedings against the European Union over alleged breaches of the post-Brexit trade deal for the first time. Ministers could trigger “formal consultations” as soon as this week over Brussels’ refusal to sign off on the UK’s membership of the bloc’s flagship research programme, according to government sources. The move … Read more

Three injured in shooting in north-west London

Three injured in shooting in north-west London

A man is in a serious condition in hospital and two other people were injured after they were shot in north-west London. Police including armed officers were called to Dog Lane in Brent just after 7pm on Monday. A 17-year-old boy suffered non-life changing injuries, a 21-year-old man has a potentially life-changing injury and the … Read more

Wages fall at fastest pace on record as cost of living soars

Wages fall at fastest pace on record as cost of living soars

Ggood morning. UK job vacancies have failed for the first time since August 2020, in a further sign that cost-of-living crisis could push Britain into a recession. The number of open jobs among employers fell by 19,800 to 1.27m in the latest quarter, according to the ONS. While that’s still very high by historical standards, … Read more

I had to visit this corner of Britain after finding my grandmother’s wartime diary

I had to visit this corner of Britain after finding my grandmother’s wartime diary

In the 1940s this stretch of the Sussex coast was England’s front line of defence, John Kay, a local historian, told me. “In 1940 the Battle of Britain lit up the skies and Canadian troops based on this part of Sussex carried out the disastrous raid of Dieppe in August 1942,” he said. Leaving Glyndebourne … Read more