Forecasters predict EIGHT INCHES of snow across parts of Britain this weekend

FORECASTERS are warning parts of Britain could be hit by up to eight inches of snow this weekend. The cold conditions will begin to set in on Friday, with temperatures plunging 12 degrees colder than they were last week. Nights will...

Convicted murderer escapes from nearby prison

A CONVICTED murderer has absconded from a nearby prison just over the county border in South Gloucestershire. HMP Leyhill inmate Andrew Senior, 46, has not been seen since 4.45pm on Monday. He was due to report for a role check at...

Gatwick North Terminal evacuated over safety fears following Paris terror attacks

THE North Terminal at Gatwick Airport has been evacuated due to safety concerns over a “suspicious article”. The move comes amid heightened security measures following last night’s terror atrocities in Paris, in which more than 120 people were killed. Sussex Police...

Tobacco, asbestos…hot dogs: Processed meat added to same category as killer cancer causes

SCOFFING sausages, ham and other processed meats causes cancer, according to global health experts. Red meat has also been labelled as “probably” carcinogenic according to a new report from the World Health Organisation, which was released today. The report was...

Police hunt ‘lewd act’ man in Chelsea shorts who tried to lure teens into...

POLICE in Tetbury are hunting a man after he convinced a group of young teenagers to follow him, before touching one of them inappropriately and simulating a lewd act. Between 12.30pm and 2pm on Saturday, a group of seven boys,...

Northern Lights could dazzle UK tonight: Where is the best place to catch the...

THE Northern Lights might be visible from across many parts of the UK tonight, according to the Met Office. The spectacular Aurora Borealis lit up the skies above northern Scotland last night, and the phenomenon could reach south of the border this...

Hunt for missing Magdelana goes nationwide

POLICE in Doncaster have issued a national appeal to trace missing Polish woman Magdelana Charciarek. Magdelana, 27, was last seen around 1pm last Wednesday, leaving her family’s home in Cookson Street, Doncaster, where she said she was going to the...

Cell ‘switch’ discovered that could provide huge cancer breakthrough

BIOLOGISTS, physicists and computational scientists have come together to solve the atomic structure of a protein which controls how cells make 'decisions' - giving clues for the design of new cancer drugs. The protein, IKK-gamma, lies at the heart of...

New figures show increase in young people contemplating suicide

GET Connected, the UK's free and confidential helpline for under 25s, has released new figures for World Suicide Prevention Day today, showing an increase in young people contemplating suicide contacting their helpline. The charity is urging young people to reach...

FSA announce new measures for food outlets serving rare burgers

THE Food Standards Agency today agreed that the preparation and service of rare burgers in food outlets is unacceptable unless a validated and verified food safety management plan is in place. The FSA’s long-standing advice to consumers that they should...

Body found in woods believed to be that of missing DJ

AVON & Somerset Police believe a body discovered in woodland at the weekend is that of missing DJ Robert Makgill. Officers were called at 10.50am on Saturday after a member of the public found the body in a wooded area...

UK-produced miracle ‘tomato pill’ taking the world by storm

A CATTLE farmer in Australia caused a stir on one of the country's top TV news bulletins after he claimed the UK-produced “tomato pill’, Ateronon, had given him a new lease of life after major heart surgery left him...

Top cop says cash-strapped police may no longer attend burglaries

VICTIMS of house burglaries can no longer expect a police visit after one of Britain's most senior officers suggested the cash-strapped force will prioritise other crimes. The head of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Sara Thornton, believes attention will shift from...

Skeletal remains not Madeline McCann, police say

AUSTRALIAN Police have dismissed reports that the remains of a murdered child found in a suitcase could be that of missing Madeleine McCann. The grim discovery was made by a remote highway near Wynarka in South Australia earlier this month. Local...

Battle of Britain triumphant at RIAT awards

THE Battle of Britain featured at last night’s awards ceremony at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, with two of the coveted prizes going to air displays commemorating our Second World War heritage. With the...