‘Storm of the century’ batters UK with 100mph winds
Britain is going through extra climate mayhem over the subsequent 48 hours. After Storm Ciara battered the UK with winds of as much as 100mph and brought about large-scale flooding, widespread travel disruption is predicted right now.Follow live updates and the latest forecastafter greater than 20,000 properties spent the evening with out energy. A whole lot of flights have been grounded yesterday, motorways and essential roads shut by fallen timber and trains cancelled and delayed. The Met Workplace warned that “exceptional” gusts of as much as 70mph would strike once more right now and likewise issued snow and ice warnings. Community Rail stated it anticipated additional disruption to trains as its engineers battled to revive companies.Watch videoof how Storm Ciara – which threatens to be the worst this century – introduced a path of chaos to Britain andview the best picturesmulti functional place.
In the meantime, a British Airways flight propelled by a 265mph tailwind flew from New York to London in beneath 5 hours, setting a subsonic passenger jet file. The Boeing 747 landed at Heathrow at 4.43am yesterday after a journey time of simply 4 hours and 56 minutes, and having reached a high velocity of 825mph. The flight arrived 102 minutes early. Flights in the other way have been taking as a lot as two and a half hours longer as they battled towards the prevailing winds of Storm Ciara.Follow the plane’s record-breaking path here.
Strain on well being chiefs over virus ‘tremendous spreader’
Well being officers are beneath stress to launch particulars of the actions of a British coronavirus “super-spreader”, amid fears the an infection is much extra contagious than beforehand thought. The unnamed businessman, who contracted the virus in Singapore, is now recognized to have contaminated at the least seven fellow Britons in a French ski resort, earlier than returning residence to Brighton and falling sick 5 days later. HoweverLaura Donnellyexperiences that well being authorities have refused to supply any particulars ofthe man’s movementsthrough the 5 days he spent within the UK earlier than displaying signs.Sarah Neweyhasan analysisof why “super spreaders” may make the outbreak’s trajectory more durable to foretell. Because thedeath toll nears 1,000, our fast information solutions all of yourcoronavirus questions.
Oscars 2020: Parasite makes Hollywood historical past
South Korean thriller Parasite has been topped greatest movie on the Oscars – the primary time a foreign-language film has received the highest accolade. AsHarriet Alexanderreports from Los Angeles, the category satire by Bong Joon-ho additionally received greatest director, greatest authentic screenplay and greatest worldwide characteristic, in a big upset for British battle movie 1917 and director Sir Sam Mendes. Learn thefull list of winners. And we now have two image galleries so that you can peruse: all of the evening’sbehind-the-scenes imagesand thebest-dressed starswho shone on the purple carpet.
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Moon rising| The primary ‘tremendous’ moon of 2020 lights up the sky in Edirne, Turkey.View our picture editor’s choiceof extra of the day’s greatest pictures.