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More than four in five local areas (84%) have recorded a week-on-week rise in rates.
From rocking horses to playsets and puzzles, Santa might just outdo himself this year
A recently revealed identification card shows that the German-born father of Chilean presidential candidate José Antonio Kast belonged to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party
France's foreign minister returned from Algeria on Wednesday after holding clear the air talks to revive relations after ties between the two countries collapsed in recent months with a diplomat saying this was a step to "turning the page". Relations between Paris and its former colony hit new lows in October after when President Emmanuel Macron questioned whether there had been an Algerian nation before French colonial rule and that Algeria's "politico-military system" had rewritten the history of its colonisation by France based on "a hatred of France". That had come just a month after France drastically reduced visa quotas for citizens coming from North Africa, including Algeria, moves that prompted Algiers to close its airspace to France's military fighting in neighbouring Mali and recall its ambassador.
Health officials in Whitehall are becoming increasingly worried by the emerging data on omicron, as NHS bosses warned that a significant rise in cases could add to current healthcare pressures
The prince held a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London.
No 10 Christmas party: a look into the government’s festive scandal
Most asteroids are not threatening to the planet but Nasa says a future Earth impact 'cannot be completely ruled out'
Severn Trent Water fined £1.5m for illegal sewage discharges. Firm illegally discharged about 360,000 litres of raw sewage from Worcestershire treatment plants in 2018
<strong>Exclusive: </strong>‘Leaving the country was the only option’ says captain. ‘They have killed the soul of women and just left their bodies’
China has vowed the United States will have to “pay a price” after the US declared it would diplomatically boycott the Winter Olympics over human rights abuses. The White House announced on Monday government officials would boycott the event because of human rights “atrocities”. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday the country would take “resolute countermeasures”.
A 92-year-old engineering professor who was left “insulted” after missing out on a Nobel Prize has finally received the recognition he deserves, from none other than the Queen.
Police said one person was arrested early on December 8 after setting fire to a Christmas tree in front of the Fox News building on Sixth Avenue in New York.Video shows crews disassembling the scorched tree on Wednesday morning. The fire was reported after midnight.The NYPD said investigators couldn’t confirm whether an incendiary device was used to start the fire. Credit: Angelina Fay via Storyful
French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but also pulled a toddler and the child's mother alive from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Tuesday in a suspected gas explosion on southern France's Mediterranean coast. View on euronews
Humza Yousaf said he was having weekly meetings to discuss the issue.
The Tories admitted an event organised by Shaun Bailey’s mayoral campaign took place in the party’s Westminster headquarters on December 14.
“If you choose to support this company you are as bad ad the CEO who made this decision,” reviewer writes
Footage of the White House’s extensive holiday decorations and the efforts that went in to preparing for the season was released via YouTube on December 6.The White House officially unveiled its Christmas decorations on Monday, November 29, with the theme of “Gifts from the Heart” – inspired by “the acts of kindness and experiences that lifted our spirits this year,” First Lady Jill Biden said on Twitter.In total, the White House has 41 Christmas trees, with around 6,000 feet of ribbon, over 300 candles, and over 10,000 ornaments used. A 360-degree view of the decorations is available to view on Google Street View, the First Lady said. Credit: The White House via Storyful
The Foreign Secretary said she recognised that the debt was legitimate.
Mass tourism had brought the archipelago, immortalised by the Leonardo Dicaprio movie ‘The Beach’, to the brink of ecological catastrophe. Now Thailand hopes to make Phi Phi the standard-bearer for a new, more sustainable model of tourism as the country reopens to visitors after the long Covid-19 shutdown.