A three month Indian summer is heading our way this autumn with temperatures hitting a sweltering 32C. It’s good news for those with holiday blues with forecasters suggesting we’ll be able to catch a tan well into November. Britain’s seasons will flip after a cool August, with the Met Office forecasting a hotter-than-normal three months ahead.
Government weathermen favour a hot September and autumn, forecasting an “increased chance of warmer-than-average temperatures” through their three-month September to November forecast period. The upbeat forecast brings the prospect of September – the first month of autumn – being hotter than August, the last month of summer.
September’s UK average temperature is projected to be hotter than August’s, The Weather Outlook said. The “freak” weather phenomenon has only happened once in the past 60 years, Met Office records dating back to 1957 show. Forecasters said summer weather has been “shifted” from August to September this year, with decent dry periods and hot bursts due from next week – after soggy low pressure spoiled August.
A man is in hospital with serious leg injuries after a car smashed through his living room before bursting into flames as he sat on the sofa.A man is in hospital with serious leg injuries after a car smashed through his living room before bursting into flames as he sat on the sofa.
The powerful Volkswagen Golf R left the road in the early hours of Sunday morning and smashed into the semi-detached property. The driver, a man in his 20s who was hospitalised alongside his two passengers, has been arrested. The car is embed into the wall of the family home and has caused extensive damage to the property, after catching fire.
The injured man’s wife and child, who were also in the property at the time, escaped injury. Fire crews from Huntington, Acomb and York were called out to deal with the blaze at the home in Rawcliffe, in Yorkshire. Four firefighters used breathing apparatus to protect themselves. Sgt Paul Cording said it was “astounding that no one lost their life”.
An off-duty police officer arrested a man suspected of trying to abduct a two-year-old girl today. The officer chased the suspect after he reportedly grabbed the toddler by her arm on a Costa Blanca seafront promenade.
He is then said to have ran off with the child – leaving her stunned family screaming for help. The drama happened just after 10am this morning at a beach in Torrevieja, south of Alicante known as Playa del Cura, which is popular with British holidaymakers and expats as well as locals.
Local reports said the alleged child abductor, described as well-built and around 60-years-old, ran off with the girl in his arms before dumping her as he was intercepted by holidaymakers waiting near a tourism office. He was pinned to the ground by the off-duty police officer and handed over to Civil Guard officers who were quizzing him this afternoon at a station in Torrevieja.
A young homeless mum killed herself in a hotel room after trying to secure a permanent house for her and her two young sons. Tragic Danielle Carroll, 27, had been grappling with housing struggles when she was found dead in a room at the Leixlip House Hotel in Kildare, Dublin, where she lived with sons DJ and Carter.
She was discovered on Wednesday but in a cruel twist of fate, it has since emerged she had been allocated housing by South Dublin County Council. Her devastated mum Margaret revealed her desperate struggle to secure a permanent home for her family.
She told the Irish Independent: “[Danielle] had been on the housing list with South Dublin County Council l since she was pregnant with her son DJ. Then she was trying to find a place on the HAP scheme and got a room in the hotel in Leixlip, but she found it very difficult there because the room was small and she had no cooking or cleaning facilities.” She said Danielle had been seeking help for anxiety, and that her outlook had become “hopeless” because of her living situation. The mum said: “She was struggling. She went off the rails with worry and she would say that nobody cared about her.
Cheryl looked incredible in a cropped top and red flared trousers as she made her first public appearance on Saturday. The singer had kept a low-profile since the birth of her son Bear in March, but last week she strongly hinted that she would attend the #Game4Grenfell charity football match.
She was joined on the football pitch by her former Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts at the event which took place at the Loftus Road stadium. Her amazing post-baby body was clearly on display as she showed off her abs in a stunning cropped top.
“She spent time meeting fans, posing for photos and signing autographs,” an onlooker said. “She gave one young fan a wave and he looked amazed that she’d singled him out.”
“Killer clowns” are feared to be making a comeback after police issued guidance saying they were anticipating sightings over the next few months. A spate of incidents were reported in Britain last year with several sightings also recorded across the pond in America. The Pennsylvania State Police department issued a community awareness bulletin earlier this week saying they expected sightings as soon as this month.
The notice was issued in anticipation of the film It being released in the USA on 9 September which tells the story of an evil demon who takes the shape of a clown. The statement read: “It is anticipated that “creepy clown” sightings could be reported starting as soon as September, in part due to the fact that the movie IT will be released in theatres.”
It said at least a dozen arrests were made last year in response to the scaremongers who left ordinary people terrified with incidents including chasing people and confronting them in car parks. Sightings were also reported last year in Essex, Wales, Manchester, and Newcastle with a primary school in Merseyside put into lockdown after a man with a kitchen knife in a clown mask was spotted nearby.
Black smoke was seen billowing over Bath this afternoon. A dramatic photo posted on Twitter appeared to show a thick funnel of smoke rising over the historic city, which attracts hundreds of tourists each day.
Witness Lena Carter tweeted: “Explosion/fire in Bath #Bath #Fire @BBCNews @BathChron @bath”.
Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service confirmed a tree fire was to blame for the column of smoke.
A hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, was evacuated today amid reports of a bomb scare.
Police have arrested a man over the incident. The scare is believed to have come about over a hoax call. It comes just days after a major bomb scare in Edinburgh this week.
Bomb squad officers arrived at a property near the Sighthill Bowling Club in Wester Hailes on Thursday night. Several “suspicious items” were removed by police.
A woman killed herself after rowing with her husband for keeping her awake as he and his friends watched boxer Anthony Joshua on TV. Felicity Hyde, 38, went to bed before the boxer’s world title victory over Wladimir Klitschko. But she stormed downstairs and accused husband Chris and his pals of “disrespecting her house”.
The pals left but the next day the couple had a “heated discussion”. Recruitment consultant Chris told her: “I think at my age I shouldn’t have to put up with this behaviour. You need to change.” Felicity, a former travel company boss, replied: “If you want to divorce me I want a massive settlement.” Chris, 46, said he thought it was a “throwaway comment” and they were generally “happy”, but spent the night on the sofa.
While he was out with their three children the next day his wife hanged herself in the garage of their home in Blackpool. He told an inquest in the town their fall out was “not patched up”. But he said there was “nothing at all that could have indicated that she was going to kill herself or self-harm.
Wayne Rooney’s drink drive girl has revealed the pair kissed after the footballer asked if her boobs were real after a ten hour booze bender. Office worker Laura Simpson was with Wayne when he was arrested by cops after they got a taxi to her VW Beetle – she later said she was too drunk to remember where they were stopped.
The pair necked Prosecco and vodka at the fashionable Bubble Room cocktail bar – Wayne had already been boozing in Piccolino in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Lettings office manager Laura told MailOnline: “He kept admiring my clingy top and asking what size they were, saying “Are they real?” We had a kiss, a hug and some banter, harmless fun. I’m not a marriage wrecker.”
Simpson, a lettings officer, said Rooney was ‘p***ed off’ and ‘really worried’ when police pulled them over – though admitted she didn’t recall where they were at the time. She told The Sun: “I didn’t know what to make of it, it all happened so fast. It was a whirlwind. I don’t know if it’s because I was that drunk but he didn’t seem that drunk to me.”