Shane MacGowans wife joins calls for Fairytale Of New York to go to number one
Shane MacGowan’s wife says his song Fairytale Of New York “absolutely should” be the Christmas number one.
50 oil companies pledge to reach near zero methane emissions by 2030
Fifty oil companies representing nearly half of global production have pledged to reach near-zero methane emissions and end routine flaring in their operations by 2030, the president of the United Nations climate talks said.
Man 84 dies and two taken to hospital after house explosion in Edinburgh
An 84-year-old man has died after an explosion at a house in Edinburgh, Police Scotland said.
Police raid Moscow gay bars after court labels LGBT movement extremist
Russian security forces have raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow, less than 48 hours after the country’s top court banned what it called the “global LGBTQ+ movement” as an extremist organisation.
Developing nations press rich world to fight climate change at Cop28 summit
Leaders of developing nations have used the second day of the UN climate summit to press rich industrial countries to share their knowhow to fight global warming and ease the financial burdens they face.
Heavy snow hits flights as temperatures plunge across UK
Flights have been suspended after UK temperatures dropped to minus 10C in some places overnight.
King expected to call in opening speech for Cop28 to be critical turning point
Charles will tell leaders and climate delegates that the “hope of the world” rests on decisions taken at the international summit
Fresh disruption for rail travellers as train drivers strike again
Members of Aslef at 16 train operating companies will refuse to work overtime from today, and begin a series of strikes tomorrow
NHS urges people to book lifesaving Covid and flu vaccines before Christmas
Booking systems will close on 15th December
Significant improvements by Greater Manchester Police inspection finds
No areas of it's policing are currently inadequate, according to HMICFRS