Six homes searched by gardaí investigating ramming of patrol car in Cherry Orchard

Gardaí investigating an incident in Cherry Orchard, Dublin, in which a patrol car being driven by a member of the force was rammed by a stolen vehicle, have searched six homes in the wider Ballyfermot area. A Garda spokeman said the searches on Thursday morning “were focused on evidential gathering, and a number of items … Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg says fracking must be allowed to cause BIGGER earthquakes

Fracking firms will be permitted to cause bigger earthquakes in a bid to kickstart gas extraction – as the moratorium was lifted in England today. Jacob Rees-Mogg made clear the limit of 0.5 on the Richter scale will be eased, potentially to 2.5, admitting that otherwise no mining would take place. He told MPs in … Read more

Asda superstore evacuated as bomb squad scrambled to ‘suspicious package’

An Asda supermarket in Tunstall has been evacuated after a “suspicious package” was found outside the building earlier today. Stoke-on-Trent Police said the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team are en route to investigate the package in Staffordshire. Officers say a 100m cordon is in place and roads surrounding the store have been closed. Scotia Road … Read more

I’m a savvy saver… Mistakes we all make round the home which REALLY waste cash

THE cost of living crisis has meant we’re all trying to tighten our belts where we can and live more frugally to save cash. But while there are obvious cost-cutting we can do, like cut back on takeaways, there are ways we could be wasting money without even realising it. 4 We’re all trying to … Read more

GP leaders say Thérèse Coffey’s NHS plan will make ‘no tangible difference’ – UK politics live

Key events Filters BETA Key events (7)Thérèse Coffey (5)Jacob Rees-Mogg (3)Liz Truss (3) Here is a link to the text of the full response from Prof Martin Marshall, the chair of the Royal College of GPs, to the health plan being announced by Thérèse Coffey. It will have “minimal impact”, the RCGP says. Updated at … Read more

Londoner leaves 49 ginger cats to Lewisham adoption home

A n animal adoption centre in Lewisham has taken in 49 ginger cats after their elderly owner became unwell and needed hospital treatment. Celia Hammond Animal Trust is still looking to house 25 cats, but the remaining cats are “very nervous with people” due to the conditions they lived in. The Lewisham centre was contacted … Read more