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Rare freezing rain and black ice to test UK’s Christmas shoppers – The Guardian

Christmas shoppers have been warned to take extra care on Saturday, with widespread heavy freezing rain expected to create hazardous conditions on the UK’s roads. The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for parts of England and Scotland, highlighting the risk of rapidly forming ice on roads and pavements, while high ground in Scotland […]

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UK schoolgirls assaulted in Ghana ‘given specialist support’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British police are assisting their counterparts conducting the investigation in Ghana A group of UK schoolgirls who were sexually assaulted at gunpoint in Ghana are receiving support, police say. They were attacked on a visit to the west African country last Friday and returned to the UK on Sunday. […]

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‘Forge Brexit consensus,’ UK MPs urged

Image copyright Getty Images MPs across the political divide should “abandon outrage” and attempt to “forge a consensus” over Brexit, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said. In the Daily Mail, Ms Rudd wrote: “Brexit is in danger of getting stuck”. It comes after the PM’s bid to make her Brexit deal more acceptable […]

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Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: Fourth victim dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The French president lays a flower at a monument for the victims in Strasbourg A fourth victim has died following the gun attack on the Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said. He was named as Italian journalist Antonio Megalizzi by Italy’s PM. […]