16 April - National weather forecast presented by Charles Powell
16 April - National weather forecast presented by Charles Powell
North Korea has warned America to end its "military hysteria" or face retaliation - as a US strike group, including an aircraft carrier, steams towards the region. Pyongyang issued the warning as it displayed new submarine-based ballistic missiles in a massive military parade in the city. The reclusive state said it was prepared to respond to any attacks with "nuclear attacks of our own style", as tension mounted in the region.
A Royal Navy ship is escorting two Russian warships which are due to pass through the English Channel. HMS Sutherland will keep a "vigilant watch" on Steregushchiy-class corvettes Soobrazitelny and Boiky as they sail close to UK waters. A Russian support tanker and ocean-going tug is also travelling with them.
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This year’s Star Wars Celebration, for all its thrills – including that epic first The Last Jedi trailer – was also inevitably tinged with a sense of grief, being the first to take place since Carrie Fisher’s passing in December of last year. One of the recurring themes of the various tributes to Fisher at Star Wars Celebration was the idea that Fisher’s personality was absolutely key to Leia’s iconic appeal. It was something Hamill himself added to.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere endured a disastrous return to north London in Bournemouth's 4-0 defeat to Tottenham this afternoon. The England international, who has struggled for form and fitness during his loan spell with Eddie Howe's side, was unable to prevent the Cherries' demise at White Hart Lane. Spurs raced into an early lead thanks to Mousa Dembele's strike and Wilshere was at fault for the hosts' second after conceding possession inside his own half.
The actor Clifton James, best known for his portrayal of Sheriff JW Pepper in two James Bond films, has died at the age of 96. James first played the hapless tobacco-spitting Louisiana law-enforcer alongside Sir Roger Moore in the 007 film Live and Let Die in 1973. Sir Roger paid tribute on Twitter, writing: "Terribly sad to hear Clifton James has left us.
Avintage car enthusiast has been reunited with the beloved vehicle he last drove in the 1950s after it was painstakingly restored to its former glory by the current owner who later tracked him down. Bert Davidson, 83, thought he’d seen the last of his 1929 Humber saloon when he sold it for £185 nearly 60 years ago, until he was contacted out of the blue by engineer Robin Wills. Mr Wills’ father Ken, a solicitor, also once owned the car in the 1970s but sold it to fund an upgraded central heating system in the family home.
A collection of golliwog dolls could be removed from the UK’s oldest children’s museum after complaints from tourists. The dolls, which are based on a black fictional character that appeared in children’s books in the late 19th century, have been on display at the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh since it opened in 1955. A disclaimer notice has been put up next to the dolls acknowledging that many visitors will find their presence offensive, according to The Times.
Teachers are being “bullied” into holding revision sessions for “lazy” students, an education union warns as it considers banning its members from holding classes outside the school day. The increasing demand for extra classes is down to unruly teenagers who have been allowed to run riot due to “ineffectual school discipline measures” and “pitiable parenting”, delegates at the Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) annual conference in Manchester were told. The education union passed a motion expressing "deep concern" at the "debilitating pressure" of teachers to give their students extra sessions in the run-up to exams.
The family of Hannah Bladon, the British student stabbed and killed in Jerusalem, say they are "devastated" by the "senseless and tragic attack". In a statement released by the Foreign Office, Hannah's family said: "Hannah was the most caring, sensitive and compassionate daughter you could ever wish for.
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale shook northern Chile Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey, but there was no tsunami alert and no immediate report of damage or injuries.
Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry has opened up about the heartache that tore her family apart when she was just six-years-old. Chloe, who has a difficult relationship with her father, says she is now ready to cut him out of her life for good.
Schools in England face closure next term after teachers voted to back a one-day strike over growing concerns that budget cuts are driving workloads up and forcing staff out of the profession. Delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) annual conference in Cardiff on Saturday agreed to use an existing ballot on funding to stage a one-day school strike in their challenge over budget shortages. NUT general secretary Kevin Courtney said union members would be consulted before any strike was carried out, but that any action would be take place before August 31, before the NUT merges with the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union — meaning schools could face a day of closure before the summer.
Wildlife carers have appealed for the safe return for three baby koalas that were stolen from an animal welfare home near Brisbane. The three joeys were among a group of 11 koalas which were being treated by Australia's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). Koala carer Sam Longman said: "When I came home Friday morning I stuck my head in to make sure that everybody was okay.
When a nuclear bomb goes off, the destruction is as horrifying as it is extensive. In fact, there's a good chance survivors of nuclear war could dig through the post-apocalyptic rubble, grab a beer or soda, and quench their thirst without (too much) concern, as we first learned in an NPR blog post by Robert Krulwich. From 1945 through the late 1960s, the US government carried out several above-ground nuclear bomb tests in the Nevada desert.
Let's explore the merits of two of the most popular IoT plays, then, that happen to sit at opposite ends of that spectrum: CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) and Cisco Systems(NASDAQ:CSCO). First up, CalAmp is still a relatively small company with its entire market capitalization just below $550 million as of this writing. CalAmp focuses primarily on the fast-growing niche of wireless machine-to-machine communications technology, such as vehicle telematics applications (think fleet management, usage-based insurance, crash notifications, and stolen vehicle recovery), train and rail communication networks, supply chain management and construction asset management.
The owner of Pret (Shenzhen: 002324.SZ - news) a Manger is among a pack of suitors circling Miller Homes, one of the housebuilders which ended up in the ownership of Britain's state-backed banks after the 2008 financial crisis. Sky News has learnt that Bridgepoint, the private equity firm, has hired bankers at Moelis to explore a bid for Miller that could value it at well over £800m. Bridgepoint, which is expected to float Pret in New York in the next couple of years, has shown a keen interest in the UK housebuilding sector since an offer for McCarthy & Stone (Frankfurt: MCM.F - news) was rebuffed in 2015.
Prosecutors are investigating whether right-wing extremists may have bombed a football team bus in Germany and then attempted to frame Islamists. Investigators are also exploring the possibility that the explosives used in the bombing originated from the country's military. "The explosives in the pipe bombs, which were filled with metal pins, might have come from the stocks of the German armed forces but that's still being checked," newspaper Welt am Sonntag cited a source involved in the investigation as saying.
A historic mansion in south-west England has been ravaged by a fire in what is suspected to be an arson attack. As many as 20 fire engines attended the blaze in Parnham House, Beaminster, Dorset, after it was reported in the early hours of Saturday (15 April). Images of the grade I listed home – reportedly owned by Austrian hedge fund manager Michael Treichl and his wife Emma – circulated social media showing it engulfed in flames with smoke billowing out of the windows.