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Manchester Airport: Flight cancellations and delays amid fuel problem – BBC News

Manchester Airport: Flight cancellations and delays amid fuel problem – BBC News

Image copyright Daniel Shortall Image caption Queues at the easyJet desk at Manchester Airport There are delays and cancellations at Manchester Airport after a “power issue” affected fuel supply. Flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan are among 87 cancelled, while others have been delayed by hours. A Manchester Airport spokesman said: “Due to a power […]

Poll on a united Ireland ‘could trigger conflict’, says Seamus Mallon – The Guardian

Poll on a united Ireland ‘could trigger conflict’, says Seamus Mallon – The Guardian

A nationalist architect of the Good Friday agreement has warned that consenting to a vote on a united Ireland could renew bloody conflict on the island. Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, said a government that acquiesced to Sinn Féin demands for a border poll based on a simple majority would […]

Lyra McKee's partner challenges UK government on same-sex marriage – The Guardian

Lyra McKee's partner challenges UK government on same-sex marriage – The Guardian

The partner of murdered Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee has challenged Theresa May’s government to ignore the objections of the Democratic Unionist Party and impose marriage equality on the region. At a mass rally in central Belfast today, Sara Canning said the prime minister should introduce legislation at Westminster to allow LGBTQ couples to get […]

We need answers for the people of Idlib – GOV.UK

We need answers for the people of Idlib – GOV.UK

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Syria Thursday, 17 May Thank you very much Mr President. Thank you to our briefers. I want to start Mr President, we’ll hear from Turkey later but I wanted to start by welcoming Turkey’s efforts to agree the […]

UK weather forecast: HEAVY RAIN to fall ALL weekend ahead of HEATWAVE bonanza to end May – Express.co.uk

UK weather forecast: HEAVY RAIN to fall ALL weekend ahead of HEATWAVE bonanza to end May – Express.co.uk

The mercury will nosedive with easterly winds and chilly downpours pushing temperatures around 10C below those seen over the past week. High-pressure responsible for the blazing sunshine and blue skies will weaken allowing unsettled conditions to move in, experts say. A huge storm threatening to batter Europe at the end of this week will in […]

HS2 Ltd opens new office in Manchester – GOV.UK

HS2 Ltd opens new office in Manchester – GOV.UK

As work steps up to extend HS2 to both Leeds and Manchester, this reinforces HS2’s commitment to work with partners, including Transport for the North, in order to enable Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) services. The company relocated its headquarters from London to the Midlands 3 years ago, and has now established a new base in […]

Abortion law 'harsher in Northern Ireland than in Alabama' – The Guardian

Abortion law 'harsher in Northern Ireland than in Alabama' – The Guardian

Alabama’s near total ban on abortion mirrors the situation in one corner of the UK: Northern Ireland. But pro-choice campaigners in the region say Northern Irish anti-abortion laws are actually stricter than the legislation Republican senators have introduced in the southern US state. They point out that, unlike under Alabama’s new law, women in Northern […]

Leo Varadkar says UK government 'wrong' on Emma de Souza case – BBC News

Leo Varadkar says UK government 'wrong' on Emma de Souza case – BBC News

Image copyright Emma de Souza Image caption Emma de Souza with her husband Jake The British government has got it wrong in its legal battle with a Northern Ireland woman over post-Brexit issues of identity and nationality, Leo Varadkar has said. Emma De Souza won a case against the Home Office after it deemed she […]

German crossbow deaths police find more bodies – BBC News

German crossbow deaths police find more bodies – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption The traditional German hotel is in a popular hiking location in Bavaria German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a Bavarian hotel have found two more female bodies in a flat 400 miles away. The flat in Wittingen had been occupied by a 30-year-old […]

UK high streets 'in downward spiral' with one in 10 shops empty – The Guardian

UK high streets 'in downward spiral' with one in 10 shops empty – The Guardian

One in 10 shops in UK town centres are lying empty, according to figures that underline the scale of the high street crisis. The national town centre vacancy rate climbed to a four-year high of 10.2% last month, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) vacancies monitor. The vacancy rate has risen in each of […]

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