A particularly plump rat had an adventure this weekend after it got stuck in a manhole cover and had to be freed by local firefighters and animal rescuers. Typically, rats can squeeze through the smallest of spaces because their bodies are long, flexible and cylindrical, giving them the ability to...
A record 34 migrants on one small boat have been picked up from the waters today. They were sardined into a RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) and brought into Dover. Three of that group were arrested on immigration offences. It happened at 6.30am and the overall group consisted of men, women and children. They...
Former member of the left-wing Miltant faction and deputy leader of Liverpool council, Derek Hatton, has been readmitted to the Labour Party – 34 years after he was expelled. Reports of his approval back into Labour’s ranks came after seven MPs resigned from the party on Monday – the biggest...
A NEW limited-edition 50p coin has been released – and here’s how you can get your hands on it. The Royal Mint launched the new comparative coins depicting the beloved children’s story monster, The Gruffalo. Known for his orange eyes, poisonous wart and purple prickles – the beast will be available...
California and 15 other states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement on Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution. "President Trump treats the rule of law...
Footage of Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly dressed up as Jamaican women has resurfaced amid the Gucci blackface scandal. The clip, taken from an episode of Saturday Night Takeaway in 2003, shows the duo pranking the cast of Emmerdale as “Patty and Bernice”. They appear as extras in the background, causing...
The new coin is being launched to celebrate 20 years of Julia Donaldson's iconic character. Over the past few years, avid coin collectors across the UK have been left flocking to get their hands on nice, shiny new pieces. There have been some Peter Rabbit-inspired coins, as well as an A-Z...
Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. Tuesday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella of independent professional unions. Video footage shows demonstrators gathering at intersections chanting "just fall", and calling for a "people's revolution". The current wave of protests began...
Russia's State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, adopted in the first reading on Tuesday a bill aimed to ensure security and availability of Russian Internet (Runet) in the event of potential isolation from the global network. This means that data from its own organisations and...
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will this week ask Parliament to give her more time to renegotiate her Brexit deal with the European Union, promising lawmakers a further chance to take control of the process before the clock runs out, according to officials with knowledge of her plans. With a...