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Storm Desmond: Thousands Of People Flooded Out Of Homes

Storm Desmond: Thousands Of People Flooded Out Of Homes

Storm Desmond: Thousands Of People Flooded Out Of Homes. Thousands of people have been flooded out of their homes or left without power after Storm Desmond wreaked havoc in parts of the UK.

In Cumbria and Lancashire more than 43,000 homes are suffering from power cuts, while an estimated 5,200 homes have been affected by flooding.

The weather has claimed two lives – in Cumbria and the Republic of Ireland. read more

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Black Friday 2015

Black Friday 2015

Black Friday 2015: UK Shoppers expected to almost DOUBLE their spend on fashion, tech and more.

According to data UK shoppers will double their spending during this year’s Black Friday 2015 on 27 November .

The stats, from Emarsys – a global marketing software provider, predict we will be doubling our average spend on the latest fashion items, as well as tech, sports and larger outdoor items – with average order values increasing to £122+. read more

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Bucharest Nightclub Fire Victim Treated In The United Kingdom

Bucharest Nightclub Fire Victim Treated In The United Kingdom

Bucharest Nightclub Fire Victim Treated In The United Kingdom. One of the victims of last month’s Bucharest nightclub fire is being cared for in Swansea’s Morriston Hospital.

The patient was one of 12 to have been flown by NATO to the UK and Norway over the weekend.

They arrived at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire late on Sunday ready to be transferred to hospitals around the country.

One patient was taken to the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery in Morriston Hospital. His condition’s described as stable.

Bucharest Colectiv Nightclub Death Toll Rises To At Least 56 read more

The Supermoon Eclipse

The Supermoon Eclipse

The Supermoon Eclipse will share the sky with a blood-red supermoon for the first time in more than 30 years.

Skywatchers are being promised great views of a spectacular celestial event tonight that has not occurred for 33 years.

The supermoon eclipse will see our planet move directly between the sun and moon – giving the lunar surface a rusty appearance. read more

Customers Angry Carphone Hack Kept ‘Secret’

Customers Angry Carphone Hack Kept ‘Secret’

Some customers say they should have been informed of a huge hack when it was first discovered on Wednesday, not three days later.

Carphone Warehouse customers are asking why the company took three days to inform them of a data breach that may have compromised the personal details of up to 2.4 million people.

Users took to Twitter to vent their frustration that customers were not immediately made aware when the breach was first discovered on Wednesday.

“How timely of carphone warehouse to delay announcement of hacking to weekend when banking services are most difficult to contact,” Menna Flavell tweeted. read more

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Lancashire Homes Forced To Boil Water Due To Cryptosporidium Bug

Lancashire Homes Forced To Boil Water Due To Cryptosporidium Bug

More than 300,000 households in Lancashire have been told to boil drinking water after contamination with a microbial parasite.

Routine tests by United Utilities found traces of cryptosporidium at Franklaw water treatment works outside Preston.

Some customers said they were not alerted quickly enough but the company said it had done “everything possible”.

Traces of the parasite, which can cause gastrointestinal complaints, were reducing, said a spokesman. read more

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Man thought to have walked entire Channel tunnel

Man thought to have walked entire Channel tunnel

Suspected illegal immigrant, a Sudanese national, detected inside tunnel less than 1km from Folkestone terminal.

A suspected illegal immigrant is understood to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile (50km) Channel tunnel from France before being apprehended by Kent police close to the tunnel exit at Folkestone.

The man, who is a Sudanese national, was detected inside the tunnel less than 1km from the Folkestone terminal at 6.13pm on Tuesday.

Kent police said in a statement: “Kent police officers investigating an incident where a man was located in the Channel tunnel near to its exit at the Folkestone terminal at 6.13pm on 4 August have charged a man. read more

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