Travel chaos as heavy snow across UK worsens

Commuters are being advised to leave work early this evening as “blizzard-like” conditions sweep across much of the UK. The extreme weather has intensified since parts of the UK were blanketed with snow on Tuesday, with the highest possible level of...

PG Tips to remove plastic from its tea bags

PG Tips is to stop using plastic in its tea bags after more than 200,000 people signed an online petition demanding it switch to a biodegradable material. Tea bags are often sealed using a heat-resistant plastic, polypropylene. But Unilever, which makes nine billion...

Police warning after 'KFC is closed' 999 call

Audio of a “ridiculous” 999 phone call made by a man reporting his local KFC outlet had closed has been released by police in Manchester. A number of forces have urged the public to stop reporting the finger lickin’ crisis – because it is not...

Toyota to build new Auris model in the UK

Toyota has announced that it will build the third generation of its Auris model in the UK. The new hatchback will be made at Toyota’s plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire, with the main source for the car’s engines to be the Deeside site in North Wales. Johan...

Weinstein: Met probes assault claim from 10th woman

Police in the UK are now investigating sexual assault claims made by 10 women against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. The Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday that its probe had been widened following a complaint made on 8 February, relating to an alleged...