High winds bring down front of block of flats as Storm Ophelia hits country

The front of a block of flats has been brought down in high winds as Storm Ophelia sweeps across Scotland.

TUC data shows public sector workers will be "significantly" out of pocket even if the Government lifts their pay cap (Yui Mok/PA)

Public sector unions warn of looming industrial action over ‘great pay robbery’

The Government faces the threat of co-ordinated industrial action in the new year unless it ends the “damaging” cap on the pay of millions of public sector workers.

The murder took place hours after Jeffrey Barry was released from a psychiatric hospital (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Man who stabbed refugee and cut off his penis convicted of murder

A man murdered a refugee and cut off his penis hours after being released from a psychiatric hospital.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child (Chris Jackson/PA)

‘Delighted’ William and Kate expecting their baby in April

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April.

Director General of MI5 Andrew Parker  said technology firms have an "ethical responsibility" to help governments (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Terror plots being planned to point of execution within days, says MI5 chief

Terrorist plots are escalating to the point of violence in a matter of days after a “dramatic” jump in the scale and pace of the threat facing Britain, the head of MI5 has warned.

Emergency crew from NI Networks working on a fallen electricity poll in Doagh, Ballyclare (Brian Lawless/PA)

Storm Ophelia leaves thousands without power and water supply, disrupts travel

Storm Ophelia has caused further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power.

An articulated lorry which hit a bridge in Coombe Valley Road, Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Family dogs stranded as lorry strikes bridge and topples into garden

A man has told how his garden wall has been crushed for the second time in a year by lorries striking a railway bridge next to his home.

Bill Clinton met with leaders from both sides of the negotiations (Brian Lawless/PA)

Bill Clinton meets with political leaders during Belfast trip

Former US president Bill Clinton has met with Northern Ireland’s political leaders during a visit to Belfast.

Mark Carney

Mark Carney signals rate hike in ‘coming months’ and urges Brexit transition deal

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said a transition agreement for EU withdrawal is in “everyone’s interest” and reiterated it may be “appropriate” to hike interest rates as Brexit-fuelled inflation is set to rise further.

Tony the Tawny was trapped under a tree during the storm (Network Rail)

Tony the Tawny owl-right now after Storm Ophelia branch line rescue

An owl has been rescued by railway workers after becoming trapped under a tree during Storm Ophelia.

Officers riding on fairground dodgems at Hull Fair (Humberside Police/PA)

Dodgem-riding officers were fair play, says police chief

A police chief has defended his officers after they were photographed riding on fairground dodgems.

A picture of Claire Sharp from Scotland who became a Domino's manager at 19 (Domino's/PA)

Domino’s eyes more British managers amid Brexit skills gap fears

Domino’s Pizza has issued a clarion call for young British staff amid fears that Brexit could starve the company of overseas workers.

Craig Smith and Daniella Hirst leave Scarborough Magistrates Court (Dave Higgens/PA)

Pizza shop sex couple spared jail but face sleeping ban

A couple who had sex in a pizza delivery shop as staff worked on the other side of the counter have been spared jail but told they must sleep apart for almost six months.

Douglas Ross is also a referee's assistant (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tie

A Tory MP is set to miss a debate and vote on welfare policy because he will be running the line at a Champions League football tie in Barcelona.

The Home Secretary said no deal would be unthinkable (Victoria Jones/PA)

‘Unthinkable’ UK will not agree Brexit security co-operation deal – Amber Rudd

It is “unthinkable” that the UK will walk away from talks with Brussels without a deal at least covering security co-operation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said – appearing to contradict Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets ESB Network workers in Kilcock (Niall Carson/PA)

Thousands still without power and water in wake of Storm Ophelia

Thousands of people remain without power and water following Storm Ophelia, with a huge recovery operation under way across Ireland.

he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child in April (Chris Jackson/PA)

Alice or Arthur odds on as punters bet on name of third royal baby

Bookies have made Alice the favourite name for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.

A Sainsbury's store

J Sainsbury to slash nearly 2,000 jobs as cost-cutting programme continues

J Sainsbury is looking to cut around 2,000 payroll and human resources jobs across the business as it continues a cost-cutting drive meant to slash £500 million over the next three years.

Police at the scene outside Parsons Green Tube station (Yui Mok/PA)

Parsons Green stab victim lost life for asking drug dealer to move on – police

A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in the street after asking a drug dealer to move on, police said.

Bill Clinton said Brexiteers are not fully aware of what they voted for (Niall Carson/PA)

Bill Clinton: Impact of Brexit result only now dawning on voters

Bill Clinton has warned that some Brexit voters may only now be realising the impact of their decision.

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