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The Guardian view on the Welsh heartlands: invest in their future. The UK government should work alongside the one in Cardiff to prevent rural depopulation
Even with new and updated climate action plans, and pledges from major polluters, the world is on track for 2.7C of warming, a UN report shows.
Britain said on Monday a military coup in Sudan was an unacceptable betrayal of the Sudanese people and called on security forces there to release the country's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Sudan's military seized power on Monday, arresting members of a transitional government that was supposed to guide the country to democracy following the overthrow of long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir in a popular uprising two years ago.
Christopher Walken and Stephen Merchant on why they are teaming up to play community payback offenders in new comedy drama from the co-creator of 'The Office'.
The Chancellor is set to almost triple this year’s capital funding for the most disadvantaged young people through specialised educational support.
Insulate Britain has pledged to restart its road-blocking protests despite legal injunctions which mean its members risk being fined or jailed.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts is undergoing surgery after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Concerts will be singer’s first UK shows since 2017
Incident ‘not random’ as police say owner of house and arrested man know each other
A powerful “atmospheric river” moved through Northern California on the morning of October 24, brining heavy rainfall to the region, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.As of Sunday afternoon, the NWS said up to 5.16 inches of rain had fallen over some parts of San Francisco during the previous 24 hours. Flood warnings were issued for the San Francisco area and motorists were warned not to attempt to drive through the floods.This footage shared by the San Francisco Fire Department shows vehicles stuck in floodwater. Later in the footage, residents and fire crews can be seen clearing flooded streets and removing downed trees. Credit: San Francisco Fire Department via Storyful
Heavy rain in Santa Rosa, California, swelled local creeks and caused street flooding on Sunday, October 24, as an “atmospheric river” hit Northern California.Video posted by the Santa Rosa Fire Department on Sunday shows fast moving water at the confluence of two creeks at Flat Rock Park. The department also shared video showing a flooded street in the area. Santa Rosa is located around 50 miles north of San Francisco.An urban and small stream flood advisory for the Santa Rosa area was in place at least until 3 pm, the National Weather Service reported. Credit: Santa Rosa Fire Department via Storyful
The United Kingdom will bid to host the 2026 Tour de France Grand Depart as part of a £30million Government programme to stage major sporting events. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce the proposal during Wednesday’s budget with a further £11m to be invested in bidding for the 2030 men’s football World Cup. A plan to bring the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup is also on the agenda with stages in Scotland and Wales also featuring in the Tour draft.
Tesla's market capitalisation passed $1trn on Monday after its shares surged following a deal with car rental company Hertz which has ordered 100,000 new electric vehicles from the carmaker. It is the largest-ever order for the manufacturer founded by Elon Musk. Following the announcement of the deal, Tesla's shares jumped by over 9.5% to top $995.75, making the company worth $1trn (£726bn), according to Reuters.
Japan’s Princess Mako married her long-time partner and former college classmate, Kei Komuro, in Tokyo on Tuesday, October 26, signalling her departure from the Imperial family.Under Imperial House Law, Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, was forced to forfeit her imperial status for marrying a “commoner”.Earlier this month, protests were held in Tokyo, objecting to the marriage. According to a local news report citing a statement from the Imperial Household Agency, Mako was diagnosed with PTSD amid the ongoing public criticism of her relationship with Komuro.Mako declined the lump-sum payment offered to princess who are made to leave the family, the NHK reported.This footage posted to Twitter on Tuesday shows a Toyko-based paper-cutter making a cut-out of Mako and Kei Komuro with the caption “congratulations”. Credit: @kinako1213kirie via Storyful
Adele has announced she will perform in London in 2022 in what will be her first live shows in five years - with some fans reporting her website has "crashed" already before the tickets are even on sale. The 33-year-old singer, whose high-profile comeback single Easy On Me broke records when it debuted at number one last week, with the highest first-week streams of any track in chart history, will play at Hyde Park in July. Adele shared the news on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday morning with a simple "Oiii Oiiiiiiiiiiiii" message signposting fans to register for a presale on her website.
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the US is ‘deeply alarmed’ by reports of a coup in Khartoum
Social media abuse “which rots away the very foundations of society” must be stopped, 50 Conservative MPs have told technology giants.
On the south peak of the dramatic Kebnekaise massif in Sweden's far north, year after year Ninis Rosqvist is seeing the impact of a warming climate before her very eyes. And at the nearby Stordalen mire another major change to the Arctic landscape is underway, as vital permafrost thaws. The changes here may well be irreversible, but experts hope they could serve as a warning to other regions facing climate change.
The advisory Climate Change Committee says the strategy published last week was an important statement ahead of the Cop26 climate summit.
Military forces detained at least five senior Sudanese government figures on Monday, officials said, as the country's main pro-democracy group called on people to take to the streets to counter an apparent military coup. The Sudanese Professionals’ Association, a group leading demands for a transition to democracy, also said there were internet and phone signal outages across the country. A possible takeover by the military would be a major setback for Sudan, which has grappled with a transition