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UK weather maps turn blue as 600-mile mega-storm drenches almost every corner of Britain | Weather | News

UK weather maps turn blue as 600-mile mega-storm drenches almost every corner of Britain | Weather | News

Weather maps showing the forecast for the final days of April have turned blue under a deluge of predicted heavy rainfall. An explosive, nearly country-wide rainy system is expected to make landfall during the coming week, coating most of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. What looks like a developing storm could pour out more than a centimetre of precipitation per hour, with some red patches appearing on maps released by WXCharts. If it develops as expected, the system will conclude what has been a chaotic month for the UK, with a named storm having slammed the country with severe weather just weeks ago. Maps from WXCharts show that as with storm Kathleen, the coming rain will come with strong gusts of wind that could quickly build toward gale-force strengths. Overview maps from the service show a system organising off the southwest coast on Friday, April 27, approaching from the Atlantic Ocean. Heavy rain and strong winds appear likely to develop in the early hours, first over Ireland, where residents on the east coast could …

Three men who died in Staples Corner car crash named | UK News

Three men who died in Staples Corner car crash named | UK News

Three men in their early 20s who died following a fatal car crash near the Brent Cross shopping centre in north London have been named by police. Mohamad Zeidani, 21, Mohammed Ghazzi, 21, and Sohail Zulfiqar, 20, died when the car they were in crashed through a car park fence and went down an embankment, before hitting a footbridge at the Staples Corner retail park in Barnet late on Sunday night, the Metropolitan Police have said. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Image: Mohamad Zeidani, 21. Pic: Metropolitan Police Image: Mohammed Ghazzi, 21. Pic: Metropolitan Police Two other passengers involved are in a non-life threatening condition, the force said. One was taken to hospital in a critical condition, while the other sustained non-life-threatening injuries following the incident, at around 11.30pm. Officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate what happened but have ruled out racing, high speed laps or stunts. Specially trained officers are supporting the families of those involved. Image: Pic: Story Picture Agency/Shutterstock Detective Sergeant Paul Jackson, leading …

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt insists UK’s economy has ‘turned corner’ – telling public to ‘stick to plan’ for ‘better times’ | Business News

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt insists UK’s economy has ‘turned corner’ – telling public to ‘stick to plan’ for ‘better times’ | Business News

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has said that “better times are ahead” but that the fundamentals of the UK economy are “very strong”. Speaking to Sky News in Washington, Mr Hunt pointed to price rise data from today showing a drop in the rate of inflation as well as the latest jobs figures and IMF economic growth predictions. Money latest:Tourist tax warning in 10 European cities Mr Hunt said: “I think the economy, we are seeing, has turned the corner, people are beginning to feel that.” “That will continue during the course of this year. But the fundamentals for the UK economy, yes, are very strong indeed,” he added. The cost of living crisis, brought about by months of double-digit inflation last year, has been tough, Mr Hunt said. But sticking to his economic plan, along with the Bank of England’s work to control interest rates, will bring about “better times”, he insisted – in a sign of the likely economic messaging from the Tories ahead of the coming general election. Image: Jeremy Hunt urged the public …

HERB’S CORNER | No Gods

HERB’S CORNER | No Gods

Every deity ever worshipped is the product of ancient superstition invented by people who knew little about the universe and our place in it. They didn’t know our Earth revolves around the Sun or that our planet’s day/night cycle is the result of the Earth spinning on its axis. Genesis 1:16 says “God (also known as Yahweh) made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser to govern the night. He also made the stars.” The authors didn’t know that our sun is really just an average size star, one of more than 200 hundred billion stars in our galaxy. And there is another problem. This god allegedly is all-good, all-knowing, and perfect, but then we read in Genesis 6:5-6 that he recognized he had screwed up. “Yahweh saw that the wickedness of humans was great in the Earth and every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And Yahweh was sorry he had made humans on the Earth, and it grieved him to his heart.” What’s a god with a broken heart to do? …

Carrie Johnson shares adorable photo of Wilfred and Romy from unseen corner of £3.8 million country home

Carrie Johnson shares adorable photo of Wilfred and Romy from unseen corner of £3.8 million country home

Carrie Johnson’s home is a countryside dream for her three children, Wilfred, three, Romy, two and baby Frankie.  The impeccable grade II-listed building couldn’t be a more perfect place for Carrie’s brood to play together and on Thursday, she shared the most adorable photo her eldest two children making the most of their sprawling, almost five-acre garden.  © InstagramRomy and Wilfred looked so content spending time in the garden together Wilfred and Romy were captured inside the miniature walled garden in the spring sunshine. Wilfred’s unmistakable blonde hair took front and centre of the sibling photo and couldn’t be more like his dad Boris’ iconic locks. Meanwhile, his little sister was off looking at some of the verdant plants that populate the enclosed area.  The pair looked simply adorable, with Wilfred rocking a pair of vibrant red trousers and a long-sleeved grey top. Meanwhile, Romy was the image of spring, wearing a white long-sleeved blouse and mustard-patterned leggings.  © InstagramCarrie also shared a stunning photo of the family duck pond As well as the adorable …

Queen Camilla’s bookish corner at majestic home is every author’s dream

Queen Camilla’s bookish corner at majestic home is every author’s dream

You can well imagine that the King and Queen’s London residence would exude opulence. Clarence House certainly lives up to expectations, but it isn’t without its cosy corners.  Though insights into the at-home life of royalty are offered sparingly, this glimpse offered by Queen Camilla herself in 2020 showed off a corner of their home that will have all book lovers green with envy. The then-Duchess of Cornwall took to the royal family’s official Instagram to share a message as the president of the Royal Voluntary Service in line with the then-ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  The royal, 76, sat wearing a soft pink jumper at her gorgeous deep wood desk that was scattered with personal papers and cards. Behind Camilla was a built-in shelving unit adorned with an array of books and family photographs.  © GettyQueen Camilla in the gardens of Clarence House Her three-across shelving unit had built-in storage beneath to keep the space looking tidy and a glimpse of her chosen wall art in gold frames was seen from the perimeters of the photo. …

Rishi Sunak Is Safe For Now But “Chaos” Lurks Around The Corner

Rishi Sunak Is Safe For Now But “Chaos” Lurks Around The Corner

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaving Downing Street (Alamy) 4 min read5 hr MPs might be absent from Parliament during its three-week recess but questions over Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s position — and whether he will be able to hold out for an autumn general election — have not gone away. The days and weeks leading up to recess were a torrid time for the Prime Minister, who continues in his attempts to fight off fresh criticism of his operation on an almost weekly basis. The Frank Hester race row, and what one Downing Street insider recently admitted was a bungled No 10 response to the Tory donor’s racist remarks about opposition MP Diane Abbott, marked the latest. Tories had hoped that a second National Insurance cut in the Spring Budget might win them some favour, but in the end it appeared to fall flat with voters, fuelling further backbench restlessness.  For months Sunak allies have insisted the gap between the Conservatives and Labour – which continues to enjoy double-digit leads – would narrow, but in reality, the opposite has happened.  On Monday, a …

How African Immigrants Have Revived a Remote Corner of Quebec

How African Immigrants Have Revived a Remote Corner of Quebec

Not long ago, the handful of African immigrants in Rouyn-Noranda, a remote city in northern Quebec, all knew one another. There was the Nigerian woman long married to a Québécois man. The odd researchers from Cameroon or the Ivory Coast. And, of course, the doyen, a Congolese chemist who first made a name for himself driving a Zamboni at hockey games. Today, newcomers from Africa are everywhere — in the streets, supermarkets, factories, hotels, even at the church-basement boxing club. A couple from Benin has taken over Chez Morasse, a city institution that introduced a greasy spoon favorite, poutine, to this region. And women from several corners of West and Central Africa were chatting at the city’s new African grocery store, Épicerie Interculturelle. “Since last year, it’s like the gate of hell or the gate of heaven, something opened, and everybody just kept trooping in — I’ve never seen so many Africans in my life,” Folake Lawanson Savard, 51, the Nigerian whose husband is Québécois, said to loud laughter in the store. Rouyn-Noranda’s transformation followed …

In this corner of Europe, no one cares about the EU election – POLITICO

In this corner of Europe, no one cares about the EU election – POLITICO

The last time he voted in an election of any kind was “maybe” 20 years ago. Like most people in Luník IX, an impoverished Roma neighborhood on the outskirts of Slovakia’s second-largest city, Košice, he was not planning to vote in the upcoming European election. It doesn’t make sense for him to vote, because the European Union has changed absolutely nothing in his life, Fratel said. This faraway corner of eastern Slovakia — just a 90-minute drive from the Ukrainian border, in one of the EU’s poorest regions — is removed from the intricacies of Brussels politics. Luník residents face rampant unemployment — more than half of the working population does not have a job, according to local authorities — and difficult housing conditions. Many live in decrepit, overcrowded apartments, with around a dozen people per flat on average, according to local authorities. Many Luník residents live in decrepit, overcrowded apartments, with around a dozen people per flat on average, according to local authorities. | Nicolas Camut/ POLITICO In Slovakia, as in most European countries, …