Ilya, a manager at a Volkswagen factory in western Russia, was busy discussing plans for a company-supported family event in the spring when the war in Ukraine broke out.
Bristol Balloon Fiesta: Dozens of hot air balloons fill sky as they take flight.Source: James Acres, Twitter
Storms are now expected to hit across Scotland from 9am on Sunday, with the heavy rain continuing into Monday, the Met Office forecasts.
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The water companies are doing too little to fix a problem that isn’t going away, says John Vidal, a former Guardian environment editor
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From TV commentators calling Camilla and Diana ‘friends’ to Robert Kilroy-Silk’s take on the royal, this programme’s archive footage shows society’s sordid relationship with her
Amber heat warning in place in parts of England and Wales, and very hot weather expected over rest of weekend
Four drivers and car owners are facing large bills after they failed to respond to court summons and were convicted in their absence.
Asked about nationalisation, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told BBC Breakfast: “The choice we’ve made in our plan is that every single penny that is needed for this plan will go directly to reducing the bills of families up and down the country. “If you go down the nationalisation route, then money has to spent on compensating shareholders and I think in an emergency like this, a national emergency where people are struggling to pay their bills, I think that the right choice is for every single penny to go to reducing those bills."
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.
AN appeal has been launched after a cafe worker at one of the town's most popular beauty spots was allegedly attacked on a boiling hot day.
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(Reuters) -UK's FTSE 100 edged up on Monday as gains in drugmaker AstraZeneca and consumer stocks relieved pressure from mining and oil heavyweights after data showed China's economy unexpectedly slowed last month. The blue-chip FTSE 100 added 0.2% to hold near 10-week highs, while the midcap FTSE 250 index inched up 0.1%. Investors are awaiting the UK employment report as well as consumer prices data later this week to gauge the state of the labour market and inflation.
Firefighters from across Europe have joined their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west of the country.
This week’s hustings show many members are unenthusiastic about Sunak or Truss – and might even prefer the current PM
IT was one-way traffic only as visitors flocked to see the ancient Fishergate Postern Tower today - one of only 21 days of the year when it is open to the public.
Sacred sites in Nepal have started banning the filming of TikTok videos, arguing that internet celebrities are upsetting visitors to the holy spots that rake in millions of euros for the tourism-dependent nation.
The 17‑year‑old British gymnast Jessica Gadirova overcame moments of self-doubt to retain her European floor title
Residents of Heimaey, an island off the coast of Iceland, form puffin patrols to rescue chicks