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UK weather: Snow from 'mini Beast from the East' shuts A30 in Devon as stranded drivers spend night in school

UK weather: Snow from 'mini Beast from the East' shuts A30 in Devon as stranded drivers spend night in school

Hundreds of schools shut due to snow and ice Hundreds of schools across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall were closed on Monday due to snow and ice. Devon County Council’s website said that all but four of 307 schools were closed. The four were listed as “partially closed”. Cornwall Council said 97 schools were closed, with […]

UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Andria Zafirakou has been praised for working with disadvantaged pupils and their families A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world’s best teacher. Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school, has won a prize worth […]

Black Panther still purring at UK box office as it passes $1bn worldwide

Black Panther still purring at UK box office as it passes $1bn worldwide

The winner: Black Panther A commercially impotent set of new releases last Friday ensured that Black Panther remained unchallenged at the top of the UK box office for a fourth week, with weekend box office of £2.93m. After 27 days, the title’s cumulative box office has reached £39.8m – ahead of the lifetime total of […]

Turkey coup attempt: Britons describe gunfire and explosions

Turkey coup attempt: Britons describe gunfire and explosions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People have gathered in Taksim Square the day after the failed coup Britons in Turkey have been describing how they heard gunfire and explosions during an attempted coup, in which 161 people died. Alev Scott, a British-Turkish writer, says she heard gunfire in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and low-flying jets. The […]

Suspected migrants rescued in Channel

Suspected migrants rescued in Channel

Image caption The boat was driven away from Dymchurch beach Twenty people, including 18 Albanians, have been rescued from a boat that had started taking in water overnight in the English Channel off the Kent coast. The BBC has been told that some of the passengers, who are believed to be migrants, phoned relatives in […]

Peru drugs mule Reid ‘to be released’

Peru drugs mule Reid ‘to be released’

Image copyright Splash News Image caption Melissa Reid faced a hearing in Lima to decide whether she should be transferred to a Scottish prison Briton Melissa Reid, who was jailed for trying to smuggle drugs from Peru, is to be released from prison, authorities in the country have said. The 22-year-old, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, […]

EU referendum campaigns hit the streets

EU referendum campaigns hit the streets

Image caption There is less than six weeks to go until the in-out referendum The EU referendum campaign is to step up a gear as campaigners from both sides of the debate hit the streets this weekend to try to win over voters. PM David Cameron and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn will separately make their case […]

Passengers rescued as ferry hits pier

Twenty passengers and three crew members have been rescued from a ferry after it collided with a pier near Southampton, coastguards have said. The ferry struck the Hythe Pier, in Hampshire, damaging its wheelhouse, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. Coastguards were called at around 21:20 BST on Friday and sent rescue teams from Southampton […]

Stephen Sutton legacy helps raise £5.5m

Stephen Sutton legacy helps raise £5.5m

Image copyright Teenage Cancer Trust Image caption The Teenage Cancer Trust says Stephen’s legacy has allowed them to take “huge steps forward for young people with cancer” More than £5.5m has been raised in memory of teenager Stephen Sutton, the Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed. On the second anniversary of Stephen’s death, the charity has […]

Dad wins term-time holiday court case

Dad wins term-time holiday court case

Image caption “I am hugely relieved,” said Mr Platt, speaking outside the High Court after the hearing A father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday has won a High Court ruling in his favour. Magistrates had ruled that Jon Platt had no case to answer […]