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Around the world

Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills three people and halts Dutch and German trains.

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

The president fires off tweets after his chief of staff had said campaign promises had evolved.

In the UK

Winter weather: Thousands without power after gales hit UK

Gusts of up to 83mph bring down trees, and 24,600 homes are still without power in parts of England.

Theresa May meets Macron with pledge of extra £44m for border

The UK pledges an extra £44m for channel border security ahead of the Anglo-French summit.

Politics

Theresa May meets Macron with pledge of extra £44m for border

The UK pledges an extra £44m for channel border security ahead of the Anglo-French summit.

Stormont: Fresh NI devolution talks announced

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley says there is an opportunity to make progress at Stormont.

Education

Parents shelling out for 'free' nursery scheme

The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests.

University of Kent boss given extra £45,000 payout

University of Kent vice-chancellor Dame Julia Goodfellow receives an extra £45,000 in her final salary.

Health

UK 'in grip of worst flu season since 2011'

Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital.

Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal

Noel Conway wins the right to challenge a High Court decision against changing the law on assisted dying.

Business

Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order

A big order from Emirates airline saves the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the plane.

Lloyds creates fund for firms hit by Carillion collapse

Lloyds will provide £50m for struggling small firms as Nationwide takes on Carillion staff.

Science

Humans now 'dwarf natural climate effects'

Last year was the second or third hottest year on record even without an El Niño boost.

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

Technology

Chrissy Chambers: How revenge porn almost killed me

Singer Chrissy Chambers describes how her life changed when her ex posted an explicit video online.

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

The chip-maker says the patches it has issued to fix two security flaw can cause further problems.

Entertainment

Dylan Farrow: 'Woody Allen's been lying so long'

Woody Allen's daughter gives her first TV interview about his alleged abuse, saying she wishes he had been charged.

Katy Perry: I'm a victim of social media pressure

The singer is not the first celebrity to speak out against the damaging effects of online platforms.

Thursday
18th January 2018