UK weather forecast – Thunder could spark travel chaos as school holidays kick off today – before heatwave next week – The Sun

THUNDERSTORMS and floods are set to batter parts of the UK today in a miserable start to the school holidays. The Met Office has issued a “severe” Yellow warning for thunder in Scotland and Northern Ireland, saying the deluge could spark travel chaos. Rain will continue to batter Scotland for the following three days, with severe warnings in place from […]

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Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister Gloria de Piero quits — blasting the party for ‘intolerance’ – The Sun

LABOUR’s Shadow Justice Minister Gloria de Piero quit last night – with a blast at the “intolerance” in the party. The former GMTV star resigned from the frontbench and said she would not be contesting the next General Election. The widely respected MP told members in Ashfield, a Leave constituency, that she had been subject to “grim” abuse from second […]

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Meet the man named after all three Apollo 11 astronauts

Celebrating his 50th birthday, Aldrin Armstrong Collins – who was named after ALL of the Apollo 11 astronauts after his mother went into labour on the eve of the Moon landing Aldrin Armstrong Collins was named after all three Apollo 11 astronauts  His mother went into labour on the eve of the historic landing on the moon  He will celebrate […]

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Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they had captured the British-flagged Stena Impero, announcing the move two weeks after the British navy […]

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Pompeo says Iran needs to 'come to the table' for talks as tensions rise

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to “come to the table” for negotiations, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets. Pompeo, speaking at a counter-terrorism summit in Buenos Aires, also repeated an offer from U.S. President Donald Trump […]

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