Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK – BBC News

Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK – BBC News

Media captionAmber wind warning issued for Northern Ireland The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life” as Hurricane Ophelia makes its way towards the British Isles. It has issued an amber warning in Northern Ireland, where all schools are to be closed on Monday. The Republic of Ireland’s counterpart office, Met Eireann, issued […]






UK lawyers say Hong Kong rule of law under threat after jailing of activists – The Guardian

The imprisonment of three prominent Hong Kong democracy activists earlier this year is a “serious threat” to the rule of law and violates international treaties, a group of leading attorneys has said, amid claims the city’s courts are increasingly politicised. In the open letter, the lawyers, including former lord chancellor Charles Falconer and six other […]






UK set for 25C temperatures as a result of Hurricane Ophelia – BBC News

UK set for 25C temperatures as a result of Hurricane Ophelia – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Temperatures are expected to be between 21C and 24C in central and east England over the weekend Parts of the UK will enjoy unseasonably warm weather over the weekend as a result of Hurricane Ophelia. Temperatures in south and central England are expected to reach between 21C and 24C […]






UK weather: Met Office issues severe weather alert as Hurricane Ophelia approaches – Telegraph.co.uk

They have warned about potential power cuts, damage to buildings, flying debris and the possibility of disruption to transport and mobile phone networks. “A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-Ophelia,” they said. “Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible. […]






UK climate change plan branded a ‘blueprint for under-achievement’ – The Independent

UK climate change plan branded a ‘blueprint for under-achievement’ – The Independent

The Government has “blown an enormous opportunity” to transform Britain’s record on climate change, critics say, amid a growing backlash over its long-awaited green master plan. Ministers unveiled their much-delayed clean growth strategy this week, which sets out more than 50 measures to boost energy efficiency and clean power to get the UK on track […]