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Gregory Vooght was accused by the Metropolitan Police of flouting the pandemic restrictions, but told a court he was sitting at his desk working when officers arrived.
A Wizz Air plane was captured landing eye-poppingly close to a crowd of spectators standing along a beach near Greece’s quirky Skiathos Airport on August 5, viral video shows.Footage filmed by pilot Demetrios Gregoriou shows the spectacular moment when the large aircraft, flying in from Naples, spooked tourists watching the low landing steps from the runway.In one moment, the aircraft is seen flying a few feet from a photographer’s head seconds before it lands.According to reports, the runway at Skiathos Airport is just 1,628 meters long, meaning pilots need to approach the landing much lower than at other airports. According to Euronews, the airport attracts planespotters “hoping to get closeup pictures of aircraft as they approach over the beach. It has become a go-to destination for those looking to get as close as possible to these jets as they land.” Credit: Demetrios Gregoriou via Storyful
Scotland is to become the first country in the world to introduce a law to protect the right to free period products. On Monday, when the Period Products Act comes into force, councils and education providers in Scotland will be legally required to ensure free sanitary products are available to anyone who needs them. The legislation, which was originally proposed by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, was unanimously approved by the Scottish Parliament back in 2020.
The number of people suspected of having dementia who are undergoing assessments in order to get a diagnosis has halved since the pandemic, official figures show.
Four drivers and car owners are facing large bills after they failed to respond to court summons and were convicted in their absence.
The Environment Agency made the announcement today.
Most Conservative Party members still prefer Boris Johnson over either of the two candidates vying to take over as prime minister, a new poll shows. In a head-to-head vote, 63% of party members chose the prime minister compared with 22% for Liz Truss, Opinium found. When asked about Mr Johnson versus Rishi Sunak, 68% went for the PM, with 19% opting for his former chancellor.
Records were marked as classified and ‘top secret’
Dolphins wowed onlookers as the animals put on a stunning display by swimming alongside a small boat off the west coast of Ireland.Footage by John FitzGerald shows the spectacular moment. He said the video was captured near the Blasket Islands on Wednesday, August 10. Credit: John FitzGerald via Storyful
Police in England have warned residents not to leave dogs in hot cars after an officer had to smash a car window to get to a shih tzu in distress in Nottingham on Monday, August 8.Body camera footage shows police coming to the dog’s aid on the 81-degree day, and rushing the animal to the vet.“The small black shih tzu was barking and panting inside a locked car,” Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement. "The windows were left slightly open but it was not enough to prevent the dog collapsing.“Thankfully, police arrived just in time to save his life,” the department said. “They smashed the car’s window, gave him water and rushed him to a local vet in the back of a police car.”The dog’s body temperature reached 102.4 degrees Fahrenheit (39.1 Celsius) but the canine was “making a good recovery,” police said.A heat-health alert due to high temperatures was extended for another week on Friday. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police via Storyful
Residents of Heimaey, an island off the coast of Iceland, form puffin patrols to rescue chicks
Storms are now expected to hit across Scotland from 9am on Sunday, with the heavy rain continuing into Monday, the Met Office forecasts.
Firefighters from across Europe have joined their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west of the country.
Cost-of-living concerns mix with the ghost of George Best in the Sunday splashes.
Authorities say a man accused of firing shots inside the Mall of America before fleeing the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex with the help of several accomplices has been arrested in Chicago
Tyson Fury has announced his second retirement from boxing after failing to entice Derek Chisora into a trilogy fight. The 34-year-old revealed he would step back into the ring and had publicly revealed he was keen to face Chisora, who he has twice beaten before. Fury turned 34 on Friday and posted a message on social media saying: "Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long hard conversations (I’ve finally) decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say Bon voyage."
Gaz De Vere talks about performer Jordan Gray who is currently ‘slaying’ at the Edinburgh Festival with her show Is it a Bird
‘Small number’ of cases hospitalised in East Lothian
The Tory frontrunner has stoked outrage with claims of ‘creeping antisemitism’ inside government. Adam Forrest looks at whether the controvesy is a sign of things to come
With Scotland recording the biggest increase in home working of all the UK regions during the first quarter of this year, one recruitment expert is warning of a growing divide between the “haves” and “have-nots” of hybrid employment.