BRITAIN was battered by two storms in the space of just two days — with 100mph gales and driving rain bringing chaos to many parts of the UK. But we may not have seen an end to the stormy weather as Storm Ali and Storm Bronagh appear to be giving way to Storm Callum in the coming days. Here's the latest. Where is Storm Callum now? Storm Callum has not yet been named by the Met Office. Forecasters name storm systems when they are likely to pose a risk to public safety. They usually publish weather warnings to tell of stormy weather to come — and use the naming system to help the public stay aware. But while Callum has not yet been named, bad weather systems in the coming days could yet be designated as the storm. What is the weather forecast? A band of heavy rain and strong 60mph gales are expected to sweep through Britain and Ireland on Sunday. This extreme weather could be designated as Storm Callum in the coming days if forecasters believe it poses a risk to the public. … [Read more...] about Storm Callum tracker: where is it now, will it hit Ireland and what’s latest weather forecast?
A FORMER MI5 boss urged Britain to tackle Russian aggression with a wave of cyber attacks. Dame Stella Rimington called on the government to show strength against Putin after a surge cyber attacks on the UK from the Kremlin. She said Britain should respond to cyber warfare by meeting “aggression with a certain degree of aggression”. One of Britain’s most senior former security officials, Dame Stella was Director General of MI5 from 1992 to 1996. She added British technology is just as good as that deployed by the Russian intelligence services. In April the National Cyber Security Centre warned Russian hackers were trying to find weaknesses in government and corporate computer system to “lay a foundation for future offensive operations”. THEY'RE BACK Killer Clowns return as knifeman threatens boys and thug raids shop in mask PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE Boxer mum, 28, who battered schoolgirl, 11, fined just £120 KNIFE FIGHT HORROR Moment teens slash … [Read more...] about Former-MI5 boss urges UK to tackle Russian aggression with cyber warfare
Storm Bronagh set to batter parts of the UK and Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The second named storm of the season is set to batter parts of the UK and Ireland, a day after two people were killed during Storm Ali. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/storm-bronagh-set-to-batter-parts-of-the-uk-and-ireland-37336962.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37336957.ece/46521/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_e79b3e58-dd34-455a-9546-f411f7fb0b38_1 Email The second named storm of the season is set to batter parts of the UK and Ireland, a day after two people were killed during Storm Ali. The Met Office and Met Eireann have named Thursday’s intense low pressure system Storm Bronagh and warned of the possibility of a danger to life and damage to buildings. The weather warnings come a day after a Swiss holidaymaker was killed when the caravan she was in was blown down a rocky incline in County Galway, while a worker in a forest park in County Armagh died after he was … [Read more...] about Storm Bronagh set to batter parts of the UK and Ireland
HOUSING campaigners last night urged Theresa May to go beyond hollow words and slash planning regulations to fix the housing crisis – after she pledged just £2 billion for new council homes. Hitting back at the Prime Minister’s speech, Shelter demanded Ministers “bring down the huge cost of land by changing current planning laws” as well. They say “this will make it cheaper to build the genuinely affordable homes we desperately need.” Shelter CEO Polly Neate said last night: “There are over a million households on social housing waiting lists, and yet last year we built the lowest number of social homes at any point since the Second World War. But she warned the speech must be “this must be the start and not the end.” She told The Sun: “What we need to see now is many more social homes actually being built, as well as a big shift in attitude towards viewing social housing as a right for hard pressed families across the … [Read more...] about Campaigners urge PM to go beyond hollow words and slash planning regulations
THOUSANDS of triathletes have been left fuming after a course blunder meant they were forced to run an extra 1.3miles. Competitors were left puzzled during the race when checking their split times. They were left even more baffled when they crossed the finish line unhappy with their performances. But bungling organisers of the AJ Bell London Triathlon – in which telly chef Gordon Ramsay took part - have admitted they didn’t measure the run circuit properly. Laps as part of the 10km (6.2mile) run route were 550metres (0.34miles) longer than they should have been. Depending on the triathlon discipline and the number of laps, it meant some of the competitors ended up running 2.2km (1.3miles) further than they should have done. Others did an extra 1.1km (0.68miles). Ten thousand athletes took part in all the events over August 4 and 5 at the Excel Centre, east London. Angry triathlete Andrew Cummings thought something was wrong at the time when his GPS watch said he’d run … [Read more...] about Thousands of triathletes left fuming after being forced to run an extra 1.3miles in course blunder