World leaders warn Russia of ‘unprecedented sanctions’ over Ukraine crisis

Russia has been warned it will be swiftly hit with an “unprecedented package of sanctions” in the event of a fresh incursion in Ukraine after Boris Johnson joined Joe Biden and world leaders to present a united front to combat a feared invasion. The Prime Minister and the US president met virtually with the leaders… Continue reading World leaders warn Russia of ‘unprecedented sanctions’ over Ukraine crisis

I am running out of time to save my own life, says teenager facing ‘internal decapitation’

A teenager has just months to try and save her life due to a rare brain condition that could internally decapitate her at any moment. Allesha Barnfield, 17, from Highfields in Doncaster, Yorkshire, was diagnosed with multiple conditions including chiari malformation after first developing symptoms back in 2019. But now she is in a race… Continue reading I am running out of time to save my own life, says teenager facing ‘internal decapitation’

The Responder full cast list: Who stars in the BBC drama alongside Martin Freeman?

The Responder is the latest new drama to land on BBC One. Written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, the new series is said to “hold a mirror up to the emotional extremes of life on the front line of British policing”. The show has been described as a “distinctive new take on crime drama” and… Continue reading The Responder full cast list: Who stars in the BBC drama alongside Martin Freeman?

Russian naval exercises off Ireland’s coast ‘not welcome,’ says Foreign Minister

On the front lines, Ukrainians brace for possible attack A Ukrainian soldier mans a gunner position in a front-line trench in Avdiivka, Ukraine, on Sunday, January 23. On the front lines, Ukrainians brace for possible attack Local residents drive past an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Marinka on Saturday. The building was badly… Continue reading Russian naval exercises off Ireland’s coast ‘not welcome,’ says Foreign Minister

Social care boss calls for mandatory Covid jabs to be axed amid sector’s ‘paralysing’ workforce shortage

Mandatory Covid jabs for frontline health and social care staff should be abandoned as workforce shortages are “paralysing the sector,” a boss has warned. Dr Jane Townson, chief executive of The Homecare Association, said “persuasion would likely be more successful than compulsion” and that the Government had “seriously misjudged” the “balance of risk” by forcing… Continue reading Social care boss calls for mandatory Covid jabs to be axed amid sector’s ‘paralysing’ workforce shortage

Germany: Shooting at Heidelberg University leaves several wounded, gunman dead

The perpetrator, described as a young man, is dead, a police spokesman told CNN. Police said the lone gunman began shooting while a lecture was taking place, before running outside. A police spokesperson told Reuters they believe he killed himself. One of those shot in the incident was seriously injured, according to CNN’s German affiliate… Continue reading Germany: Shooting at Heidelberg University leaves several wounded, gunman dead

The mystery surrounding the sudden and unexpected closure of a Swansea hotel and when it’s set to re-open

With 106 rooms, Swansea’s Dragon Hotel is one of the city’s largest places to stay. Opening in 1961, the hotel has been welcoming visitors to Swansea for over 50 years. But, recently, the city-centre hotel has found itself surrounded by controversy and mystery. Read more:The Swansea venue reinventing what it means to be a city… Continue reading The mystery surrounding the sudden and unexpected closure of a Swansea hotel and when it’s set to re-open

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange allowed to seek appeal against extradition to the US

The decision to extradite Assange has rested on his mental health. In January 2021, a magistrates’ court ruling found that Assange could not be extradited as it would be “oppressive,” by reason of his mental health.But the High Court overturned that decision in December, saying Assange could be extradited to the US on the basis… Continue reading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange allowed to seek appeal against extradition to the US

Wales Grand Slam winner can’t see new generation of stars emerging but this host of talented kids offer hope

“We can’t win at home and we can’t win on the road. My problem as general manager is I can’t think of another place to play.” So declared a US basketball manager during a lengthy losing streak for his team. Welsh regional rugby coaches could be forgiven for feeling the same way. Aside from victories… Continue reading Wales Grand Slam winner can’t see new generation of stars emerging but this host of talented kids offer hope