UK to send £50m emergency aid to Yemen in ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis’

The UK is set to provide an emergency £50 million aid package to help feed millions of Yemeni people caught in “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”.

The Gateway To Wales Hotel in Deeside is engulfed by fire (Danny Lawton/PA)

Staff and residents evacuated as fire engulfs hotel on Welsh border

Fire has ripped through a hotel on the Welsh border, forcing the evacuation of residents and staff.

Princess Charlotte pictured with her brother George on the family Christmas card (Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA)

Princess Charlotte to start at London nursery school in January

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their daughter, Princess Charlotte, will begin attending a London nursery from January.

Two adults and a child, believed to be from one family, were taken to hospital in Glasgow (PA)

Four in hospital after hotel on banks of Loch Lomond hit by fire

Four people are being treated in hospital after a fire broke out at a five-star hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond.


NSPCC refers 90 calls a week to police and social services over sex abuse fears

A children’s charity said it is referring an average of 90 calls a week to police and social services over concerns a young person has been sexually assaulted.

The scene of a multi-vehicle crash at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway, near Edgbaston (Aaron Chown/PA)

‘Happy, loving’ taxi driver killed in multi-car crash on last job of the night

A taxi driver killed in a multi-car crash in Birmingham phoned his wife to say he would be home after his last fare before the horror smash, his brother said.

Rebecca Dykes (PA)

Police probe whether embassy worker found dead in Beirut was sexually assaulted

Lebanese police are investigating whether a British embassy worker strangled and dumped by the side of a motorway was sexually assaulted.

The CBI reveals the latest data from its industrial trends survey (David Davies/PA)

Manufacturing order books stay near 30-year high

The UK manufacturing industry has kept order book levels near a 30-year high thanks to strong demand for motor vehicles and transport equipment.

Artefacts from the 18th century Clapham's Coffee House (Cambridge Archaeological Unit/PA)

Artefacts from ’18th century Starbucks’ found in Cambridge University cellar

Relics from a coffee shop described as an “18th century Starbucks” have been discovered in a disused cellar at Cambridge University.

Gravestone of Blackie the war horse (Alun Bull/Historic England/PA)

In pictures: War horse’s gravestone and prehistoric trackway protected by Historic England

A prehistoric timber trackway, a gravestone to a war horse and the gardens where Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp are among the more unusual historic sites protected this year.

Mrs May was boosted by the terms of a statement agreed by the EU27 at the European Council summit in Brussels (Jonathan Brady/PA)

May vows to seek trade deals with other countries despite EU rules

Theresa May will tell MPs that the UK will seek to sign trade deals with countries around the world despite potentially being bound by European Union rules for around two years after Brexit.

(Lynne Cameron/PA)

NHS to use sickness surveillance data to manage winter demand on hospitals

Health bosses will use the latest technology to try to cope with surges in demand on services this winter.

British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes was found dead in Beirut, Lebanon (Foreign Office/PA)

Taxi driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Beirut

A taxi driver has been arrested over the murder of a British embassy worker in Beirut whose body was found dumped by a motorway.

Royal Christmas card

Charles and Camilla’s Christmas card revealed

A picture of the Duchess of Cornwall celebrating her 70th birthday with the Prince of Wales has been chosen by the couple as their Christmas card image.

Shahida Begum fled to Bangladesh from Burma (Sciaf/PA)

Rohingya people are victims of ‘crimes against humanity’, Sciaf director says

The head of a UK aid charity has said the Rohingya people are victims of “crimes against humanity”.

(Dave Thompson/PA)

UK fracking could be limited by lack of special waste facilities, research says

A lack of specialist waste treatment facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK, say researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

Seventy-one people died when a fire tore through Grenfell Tower, in west London, on June 14

Building industry needs cultural shift to prioritise safety, Grenfell probe says

A cultural shift is needed to ensure safety is prioritised over costs in the construction industry, a probe ordered after the Grenfell Tower fire has found.

Jason Puncheon was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning  (PA)

Crystal Palace footballer Jason Puncheon charged with assault after street fight

A Premier League footballer has been charged with assault and having a weapon after a fight erupted in the street near a nightclub.

The new Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Sarah Elisabeth Mullally (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Former chief nursing officer to be new Bishop of London

Former chief nursing officer Right Reverend Sarah Mullally has become the most senior woman in the Church of England after being nominated as Bishop of London.

What the papers say - December 18

What the papers say – December 18

British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, who was found dead by a Beirut motorway on Saturday, is pictured on many of the front pages.

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