Met Office issues amber weather alert for widespread treacherous conditions Christmas shoppers have been warned to take extra care on Saturday, with widespread heavy freezing rain expected to create hazardous conditions on the UK’s roads. The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for parts of England and Scotland, highlighting the risk of rapidly forming ice on roads and pavements, while high ground in Scotland could face up to 40cm of snow. Continue readingthe Guardian
Scottish ministers cannot veto legislation reserved for Westminster, rules court The UK supreme court has ruled that a key part of the Scottish government’s emergency Brexit legislation breaches the law because ministers in Edinburgh cannot veto legislation introduced by the UK government. UK ministers said the ruling vindicated their decision to challenge legislation introduced by the Scottish parliament earlier this year in a constitutional confrontation over the repatriation of EU powers into...the Guardian
Scotland's devolved parliament partially overstepped its constitutional reach when it passed a Brexit bill that was designed to ensure it kept all its powers after Britain leaves the European Union, the British Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.U.S.
The mystery of how Stonehenge’s bluestones were transported 160 miles from Wales to Wiltshire has puzzled archaeologists for generations.The Telegraph
Brian Ward, who was described as one of the UK's most wanted men by Crimestoppers, was arrested in Cardiff Bay on Thursday, December 6.Mail Online
A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania would offer support for the joint candidature, Bulgaria's Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said on Wednesday.IN
A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania would offer support for the joint candidature, Bulgaria's Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said on Wednesday.U.S.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was furious with two refereeing decisions as his team suffered a stoppage-time home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday.IN
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Southampton's new manager Ralph Hasenhuettl wants to use a first full week of training to drum good habits into his relegation-threatened squad.IN
Occupying a prime spot in the beautiful Conwy Valley the ancient castle of Gwydir boasts a reputation as one of the finest Tudor houses in Wales.The Telegraph
Mohamed Salah was back to his irresistible best to shoot Liverpool to the top of the Premier League -- temporarily, at least -- with a hat-trick in their emphatic 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.IN
Llangadwaladr, Powys: There’s a north-south-orientated avenue of ancient yews, and a curious wrought-iron gate – the latter not, I think, very old, and perhaps made in Brymbo It’s quiet country between Dyffryn Tanat and the Berwyn. I often gravitate here. In the valley beneath Gyrn Moelfre lies St Cadwaladr’s, the little church of Llangadwaladr, equidistant between two bronze-age tumuli, the circular churchyard indicative of its origin as a Celtic Christian clas (an early religious community in...the Guardian
Yellow warnings in place for northern parts of the countrywww.independent.co.uk
Dani Rowe, who won Olympic team pursuit gold for Britain at the 2012 London Games under the name of King, announced her retirement from professional cycling on Wednesday.U.S.
Dorothy Edwards wrote her first Naughty Little Sister collection of stories in 1952 for her daughter. They were based on her younger sister Phyllis, known as Pip.Mail Online
Agreement will result in the deployment of commercial-scale tidal array.CNBC
Ryan Pugh looks at the design that celebrates Welsh culture - which some say cannot be true of the country's imperialist-built castleswww.independent.co.uk
An annual theatre awards ceremony has been axed for good after a row about a "racist" opera.The Telegraph
Southampton sacked Mark Hughes as manager on Monday with the Premier League club mired in the relegation zone with only one win this season.IN
Below are the groups for the 2020 European Championship qualifying competition, after the draw was held in Dublin on Sunday. The qualifying matches will be played from March to November 2019:IN
Updates from the draw in Dublin, starting at 11am GMTPolitics, weather and 55 nations – how the draw worksEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 9.56am GMT Some of us are still to shake World Cup fever, but nevertheless, there’s another almighty tournament to get excited about now. And no, the Nations League finals draw is on Monday. But on a day when our gaze is inevitably focused on three derbies, at Stamford Bridge, the Emirates Stadium and then Anfield, first a metaphorical trip...the Guardian
Welsh politician Lesley Griffiths says support network needed for sacked ministers A Welsh government minister has told an inquest she did not believe enough pastoral care was given to Carl Sargeant after he was sacked as a cabinet secretary. Lesley Griffiths, the cabinet secretary for energy, planning and rural affairs, also said she thought there should be a formal support network in place for sacked ministers. Continue reading...the Guardian
The number of excess deaths in winter exceeded the daily five-year average, Office for National Statistics reveals. Experts are blaming the flu epidemic, failing vaccine and colder temperatures.Mail Online