BBC Weather: Thunderstorms expected to sweep across the UK SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Met Office has splashed three yellow weather warnings across the entirety of England, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as much of Scotland. The storms are likely to bring 50mm of rain in some areas as well as lightning and hail. With these storms there is a “small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds”, the Met Office added. FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES... Heavy rain to fall across the UK - where is it raining right now? (Image: GETTY/WINDY CHART) Trending KEY EVENTS Heavy rain setting in … [Read more...] about Storm Tracker LIVE: Heavy rain to fall across the UK – where is it raining right now?
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The heatwave is about to end with a bang as Brits are now facing up to three days of thunderstorms . The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning that is due to last from Monday to Wednesday but parts of the UK have already been hit by rain. While many will welcome the rain after one of the driest July’s on record, Britain has also had 33 flood alerts put in place in the face of the deluge, 31 of which remain active. The downpours will break the heat that is persisting even today after the amber heat warning has officially expired. By 8am this morning a huge band of rain stretching south from Aberdeen across swathes of the UK and Wales, to south west England will have broken the heatwave for many. Much of the country is predicted to face downpours and heavy rain today ( Image: Met Office) According to the Met Office, the worst of the rain will be in Scotland focused around Cumnock, south of Glasgow, and areas west of Aberdeen this morning. … [Read more...] about UK weather: Exact time thunderstorms due to strike UK ending heatwave with heavy downpour
A gran was forced put down her five dogs after catching a rare disease (Image: Wendy Hayes / SWNS) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Wendy Hayes, 61, had five dogs, which contracted Brucella canis from a Belarusian rescue dog she was fostering. The infected dog, Moosha, had only been with Wendy for three days before signs emerged. Related articles Mum launches food bank for dogs to help struggling owners feed pets Birdemic! ‘Super-angry’ seagulls target bin men Ms Hayes, from Stoke-on-Trent, brought Moosha, a German Shepherd cross, over through a rescue dog company which sources strays from Ukraine and Belarus. She was initially put on a "stay at home" notice due to a fear of rabies - but both her and the rescue … [Read more...] about Heartbreak for gran, 61, forced to put down five dogs – due to rare disease ‘Horrific’
By Jasmine Andersson & Alex Binley Published 1 hour ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Thunderstorms have started to hit the UK as a spell of extreme hot weather draws to a close. There is a risk of torrential downpours, causing travel disruption and some flooding, the Met Office says. Three days of alerts have been issued for most areas, ending on Wednesday. Temperatures topped 34C in parts of the UK at the weekend. Experts say a lengthy period of rain is needed to end the drought declared in parts of England on Friday. This is because rainwater struggles to permeate dry ground, meaning it will run off the dehydrated surface and lead to flash flooding in some areas, the Met Office said. A Tesco supermarket and Vue cinema in Inverness have been closed after their roofs collapsed following an intense downpour at Inshes Retail Park on Monday morning. … [Read more...] about Thunderstorms begin in the UK after heatwave
F rench President Emmanuel Macron has accused Russia of using energy as a “weapon of war” as the chief executive of oil and gas giant Shell warned gas rationing in Europe this winter was possible. Mr Macron yesterday told citizens to "prepare for a scenario where we have to manage completely without Russian gas." "The summer, early autumn will be very hard," he said. "Russia is using energy, like it is using food, as a weapon of war." He said the government would prepare a "sobriety plan" to conserve energy, which would start with turning off public lights at night when they aren't useful. "We need a general mobilisation," Mr Macron said in a televised address for Bastille Day. Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Shell, echoed the French president’s remarks, saying Russia had shown it is “able and willing to weaponise energy supplies.” Mr van Beurden said Moscow had “surprised” the market and told governments to be prepared for the Kremlin to restrict gas further. “For a … [Read more...] about Macron says Putin using gas as ‘weapon of war’ amid rationing fears
Hare coursing involves setting greyhounds and other sighthounds loose to catch hares (Image: Getty) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The blood sport - banned since 2004 - is run by organised gangs on Salisbury Plain and is attracting viewers and heavy betting from as far away as China, according to Philip Wilkinson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire. Hare coursing involves setting greyhounds and other sighthounds loose to catch hares. Related articles Kayaker captures incredible 30ft whale on camera in UK during paddle Nearly half of adults admit to littering - and don't pick up rubbish Bets are laid on which dog will get the most kills or if a hare will escape. Brown hares are widespread across … [Read more...] about Gangs stream hare coursing on dark web