Covid North Korea: Russian diplomats leave North Korea on foot as Kim Jon Un shuts border

Russian diplomats are forced to leave North Korea on foot while pushing their luggage on a rail trolley after Kim Jong Un closed border to fight Covid Pictures showed Russia’s third secretary Vladislav Sorokin pushing his family  The group of eight people took a 32-hour train ride, then two hours on a bus  The youngest … Read more

North Wales pumas? Latest footage shows ‘massive’ black cat ‘the size of a sheep’

A ‘massive’ black cat ‘the size of a sheep’ has been spotted prowling the Welsh hills just weeks after a puma was reported in the area. Jonathan Terry, 30, filmed the beast from his kitchen window as it stalked the countryside in Trelogan, Flintshire, on Sunday afternoon. Footage showed the large animal just yards away … Read more

North Wales pumas? Latest footage shows ‘massive’ black cat ‘the size of a sheep’

Are there now THREE pumas prowling around north Wales? Latest sighting of another ‘massive’ black cat ‘the size of a sheep’ stalking the countryside Jonathan Terry, 30, filmed the big cat from his kitchen window in Flintshire The animal was yards away from a field of grazing sheep, footage showed Mr Terry said he saw … Read more

Police form ring of steel around North Watford traveller funeral

Parts of a Hertfordshire town became a no-go zone today as police set up a ring of steel around a traveller funeral to enforce Covid safety laws. More than 100 officers were out in force around St Helen’s Catholic Church in North Watford, where rules on social gatherings meant just 30 travellers were allowed inside … Read more

Police launch murder investigation after man in his 20s is stabbed to death in north London

Police launch murder investigation after man in his 20s is stabbed to death in north London – just days after a teenager was attacked on the same road by a knifeman who evaded capture Police called to reports of a man, in his 20s, stabbed at around 4pm today The man was pronounced dead at … Read more

UK weather: South is set to bask in 63F sunshine this week but North faces rain

Britain faces a North/South weather divide this week, with northern parts enduring heavy downpours and flooding while southern areas enjoy temperatures up to 63F (17C) on a par with Barcelona. Conditions are likely to remain dry and sunny for most of the week in the South and East after rain moves east and fizzles out this morning, … Read more

Newcastle coal: Last ever shipment leaves the Tyne as centuries of North East history closes

The end of an era: Last ever shipment of coal from Newcastle leaves the Tyne as centuries of North East history closes The ship Longwave loaded its final 12,000-ton cargo from Tyneside yesterday By 1913 the Great North Coal Field produced 55million tons of the fuel a year  The huge scale of the industry led … Read more

Newcastle coal: Last ever shipment leaves the Tyne as centuries of North East history closes

The end of an era: Last ever shipment of coal from Newcastle leaves the Tyne as centuries of North East history closes The ship Longwave loaded its final 12,000-ton cargo from Tyneside yesterday By 1913 the Great North Coal Field produced 55million tons of the fuel a year  The huge scale of the industry led … Read more

North Korean in diving gear swims to the South and crawls through drain pipe to defect 

North Korean in diving gear swims to the South and crawls through drain pipe to defect A man in his 20s swam for six hours in an attempt to defect from North Korea Diving gear and a metal helmet were discovered on beach in Goseong, Gangwon The man also crawled through a drainage pipe underneath … Read more

Treasury in Teesside is a ‘golden opportunity’ to level up the North

Treasury campus in ‘overlooked’ Teesside is a ‘golden opportunity’ to level up the North, say business leaders By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 22:06 GMT, 17 February 2021 | Updated: 22:06 GMT, 17 February 2021 More than 100 business leaders have called for the Treasury’s new northern campus in ‘overlooked’ Teesside. In a … Read more