‘Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK’

The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life” as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia head for the British Isles with 80mph (130km/h) winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, west Wales, south west Scotland and the Isle of Man is in force from midday. In the Republic of Ireland, Met Eireann has issued a red wind warning and the government has deployed the … Continue reading ‘Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK’

‘Conservative conference 2017: Party gathers in Manchester amid Boris Johnson leadership speculation’

Considering they won the most votes and got the most seats, the Tories aren’t exactly in a jubilant mood. Instead there’s a lot of soul searching about how they lost their majority and, indeed, whether they could be on the brink of losing power altogether. We are at the Conservative conference in Manchester with the latest. Continue reading ‘Conservative conference 2017: Party gathers in Manchester amid Boris Johnson leadership speculation’

‘Could Uber be banned in London?’

The ride-hailing app Uber has lost its London operating licence because the capital’s regulator said the company isn’t “fit and proper” to operate in the city. That’s because Transport for London has concerns about public safety and “security implications”. Uber said it wouild appeal and hit back instantly, saying the decision showed the world that “far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies”.  Some three-and-a-half … Continue reading ‘Could Uber be banned in London?’

‘US & UK supply terrorists with chemical agents’

Syria has rejected any involvement in a chemical attack earlier this year, and accused the U-S and the U-K of supplying toxic agents to terrorists in the Arab country. Faisal Mekdad said the toxic agents found in the cities of Aleppo and Damascus were produced by British and American companies. He added that terrorists had loaded hand grenades and rounds for grenade launchers with C-S … Continue reading ‘US & UK supply terrorists with chemical agents’

‘Acid attack was a hate crime’

A man who was left with life-changing injuries in an East London acid attack has been telling this programme about his ordeal. Jameel Mukhtar was in his car with his cousin Resham Khan when a toxic substance was sprayed through the window. There’s been a steep rise in acid attacks in recent years – In 2015 – the Metropolitan Police said there were 261 such … Continue reading ‘Acid attack was a hate crime’