Day: August 13, 2020

Passengers evacuated from train after landslide in Kent

August 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Nineteen people have been evacuated from a train which became stuck after a landslide in Kent, British Transport Police (BTP) said. The train became stuck between West Malling and Borough Green, and rescue attempts were hindered by localised flooding, […]

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Vehicles stranded on M25 as motorway shuts amid flash flooding

August 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Drivers were caught by flash flooding on the M25 after “biblical rain and hail” fell in the UK. One onlooker said that more than 20 cars looked as if they were stranded and that the water was feet-high in […]

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Heatwave: Hammersmith Bridge fully closed following safety concerns

August 13, 2020

West London’s Hammersmith bridge has been fully closed until further notice following safety concerns after a crack in the infrastructure appeared to have been worsened by the ongoing heatwave gripping the country. The suspension bridge – the capital’s first when it was opened in 1827 – will remain shut until engineers confirm it is safe […]

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Major London bridge closed with immediate effect after heatwave causes cracks

August 13, 2020

Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to all members of the public after safety inspectors found the recent heatwave had worsened cracks in the 133-year-old structure. Even boats will not be allowed to pass under the bridge, which is used by up to 16,000 people every day. Repairs costing in the region of £140 million could […]

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Stonehaven: Families pay tribute to 'much loved' rail crash victims

August 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The families of the driver, conductor and passenger who died in the Stonehaven rail crash said they have been left “devastated” by their deaths. Passenger Christopher Stuchbury, 62, from Aberdeen, died after the 6.38am Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street […]

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Hammersmith Bridge closed to pedestrians and cyclists after 'cracks worsen following heatwave'

August 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to pedestrians and cyclists after safety inspectors found cracks in the 133-year-old structure had worsened following the recent heatwave. The total closure came into effect with little warning at 5pm on Thursday, 16 months […]

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Two friends found dead off Sussex coast named by police

August 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Two friends whose bodies were pulled from the sea off the coast of Sussex have been named by police. Emergency services spent nine hours scouring the waters on Monday after an inflatable dinghy was seen drifting out at sea […]

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Girl, 15, dies after routine dental operation so she could have braces fitted

August 13, 2020

A teenage girl died after having routine dental surgery so she could have braces fitted, an inquest heard. Denisa Alexandra Stefanoaia, who was known as Alex, died at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London after complications during an operation to have four teeth removed. St Pancras Coroner’s Court heard how the 15-year-old, from Watford, […]

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Train driver and conductor killed in Aberdeenshire derailment named

August 13, 2020

The driver and conductor of a ScotRail train who died in yesterday’s derailment in Aberdeenshire have been named. Train driver Brett McCullough and conductor Donald Dinnie have been confirmed as two of the three victims of the fatal crash. A passenger, who has not yet been named, also died in the incident, while six others […]

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‘3.4 million people’ in England have had COVID-19 – ’12 times official total’

August 13, 2020

More than three million people in England have already been infected with coronavirus, a new study suggests. A major testing programme, led by Imperial College London, found that just under 6% of England’s population – an estimated 3.4 million people – had antibodies to COVID-19 and were likely to have previously had the virus prior […]

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