United Kingdom

These Welsh jobs pay up to £43,000 - but no-one qualified enough wants to do them

Councils have been unable to attract “the right calibre of staff” to posts with salaries of up to £43,821.<p>And it’s left them with a staff shortage so …

News (Wales)

Snow, heavy rain and gales to hit UK overnight

Severe weather warning issued for Scotland, with yellow weather warning of heavy rain in northern England and north-west Wales<p>Snow is forecast to hit parts of the UK on Wednesday night along with heavy rain and strong winds.<p>Heavy and persistent snow is forecast north of the border on Thursday …

Weather

Irish minister floats Hong Kong-style deal for post-Brexit N.Ireland

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday said the arrangement linking Hong Kong with China could be a possible solution for addressing the …

Brexit

14 books every self-respecting golfer should read

If you really love the game, you appreciate a good read, and not just the kind your caddie gives you. Here they are: 14 golf books that belong in …

Golf

Harris Tweed: from island cloth to cutting-edge fashion

Uniquely made in the Scotland’s remote Outer Hebrides, Harris Tweed is beloved by fashionistas from across the globe, from Vivienne Westwood to Manolo Blahnik.<p>Luskentyre, on the Isle of Harris in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, is home to the kind of scenery more commonly associated with tropical …

Scotland

Budget 2017: Hammond pledges £650m for Northern Ireland Executive

Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled his Budget promising to invest in technology, provide further funding for devolved authorities, business and the …

Brexit

THE BEADY EYE WRITES AN OPEN LETTER TO MRS ARLENE FOSTER LEADER OF THE DUP.

Dear Mrs Foster,<p>Your recently comments on the BBC re the border and the sun shining out of the a… of unnamed politicians has led me to write this …

Brexit

Real life detectorists made nearly 1,000 treasure finds last year: is your county a hotspot?

Notable finds might be scarce for the fictional Danebury Metal Detecting Club in the BBC's Detectorists series, but in real life it turns out that treasure discoveries are on the up.<p>The Department for Culture, Media and Sport reports that 1,120 finds of treasure were reported to them in 2016 - up …

Archaeology

This Sprawling Bookstore in a Former Church Will Have You Planing a Trip to Scotland

Leakey's is home to nearly 100,000 books.<p>Located in a former Gaelic church in Scotland and piled with nearly 100,00 books, Leakey's secondhand …

Travel

Americans traveling in Europe during the holidays should be cautious, State Department alert says

The State Department is telling American travelers headed to Europe to “exercise caution at holiday festivals and events” because of the risk of terrorist attacks.<p>The renewed alert cites past incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain and Finland carried out the by Islamic …

Travel

Husband and wife ‘dined then dashed’ from restaurants just for kicks

A married couple carried out a series of ‘dine and dash’ crimes at Beefeater restaurants for kicks, a court has heard.<p>Paul Brown, a mortgage adviser, …

Emotions

Cannabis oil use in the UK doubles in a YEAR

EXCLUSIVE: Data from the Cannabis Trades Association UK shows there are now 250,000 users across the UK – up from the 125,000 recorded this time last …

Cannabis

This is the 'pathetic' attempt a council made to fill in a pothole

A Welsh council has been slammed for doing a “pathetic job” of resurfacing a road in west Wales which saw a council worker throw material from the …

Wales

Former Unionist politician says Donegal should leave ‘Southern Urekand’

John Taylor castigated ‘Irekabd’, ‘Irekand’ and ‘Southern Urekand’ for ‘scheming’ with the EU

Brexit

Soccer: Swansea must improve home form to stay up, says Rangel

(Reuters) - Swansea City must improve their home form or they will be putting their Premier League status at risk, captain Angel Rangel has said ahead of Saturday's match against Bournemouth.<p>Swansea have recorded one win and five defeats in their six league games at the Liberty Stadium this season, …

Soccer

New book sheds light on the Barry scrapyard and its history

A NEW book documenting the history of Barry scrapyard and it’s pivotal role in the steam engine restoration movement has been released.<p>The book, …

Wales

Lake District walks: Why winter is the best time to explore Cumbria

The wind is up and the white horses stampede along the surface of Coniston Water, making this Lakeland icon resemble the high seas rather than the …

List-Worthy

Two neighbours who have been arguing for '20 years' should have their heads knocked together, says a judge

A restraining order has been made against an Amman Valley man after he was found not guilty of assaulting his neighbour during a decades-long dispute …

News (Wales)

The Gabba Brisbane 'welcomes' England - The Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast - ABC Radio

The waiting is over! It’s finally here! The summer! The greatest cricket rivalry! The funniest podcast devoted to cricket in two countries!<p>Watch as …

Podcasting

England's Dan Cole on why £22,000-a-game stars are right to change minds about sharing fees with skint Samoans

Dan Cole says England’s players chose not to give money to cash-strapped weekend foes Samoa as it could be misconstrued as a bribe.<p>Cole's fellow Red …

Sport (UK)

Autumn Budget 2017: Where first-time buyers will find the biggest stamp duty savings after it's scrapped on property under £300,000

First-time buyers are being treated by the chancellor to a helping hand (albeit small) when it comes getting on the property ladder.<p>Philip Hammond …

Real Estate

Perth named as one of Scotland's Zero Waste towns

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Perth has been named as one of Scotland’s Zero Waste towns.<p>The Fair City, Leith and central Edinburgh will …

Recycling

Torrential rain causes flooding across Pembrokeshire

THE torrential rain which has struck Pembrokeshire today (Wednesday) has begun to cause some problems with flooding.<p>Business at Castle Square have …

Pembrokeshire

Airlines unimpressed with British air passenger duty tweaks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s aviation industry on Wednesday criticised changes to a tax on air passengers which will freeze the duty for a majority of customers, saying they did not go far enough to keep Britain competitive as Brexit approaches.<p>Aircraft come in to land and take off from Heathrow …

Brexit

'Human' skull and bones discovered by engineers in Aldi car park

Contractors at the supermarket called the police after finding the remains buried face down at the site.<p>Human remains have seemingly been found by …

Greater Manchester Police

Ireland look to put down early Six Nations marker

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A clean sweep of their November tests will see Ireland put down a strong marker for next year’s Six Nations Championship, scrumhalf Conor Murray said ahead of Saturday’s game against Argentina in Dublin.<p>“We’ve been building week-on-week here and this week is a big opportunity to …

Rugby Union

Liverpool investigating claims of mistreatment by police at Sevilla

Supporters witnessed a collapse for the ages as Liverpool surrendered a three-goal lead at Sevilla in the Champions League, but some were unable to …

English Premier League

Ashes: Who will win cricket's famous urn? Our Australian and English reporters make their prediction

The Ashes are back and it promises to be a hotly-anticipated series.<p>England won the previous series 3-2 on home soil, but were whitewashed 5-0 on …

Wales

Talk of Rugby: Ian Ritchie to carry out review of Six Nations council

Ian Ritchie, former RFU chief executive who stepped down after five years in the post in August, has made a swift return to top-flight rugby administration, <i>Talk of Rugby</i> can reveal.<p>It is understood the 63 year-old has been asked to carry out the comprehensive governance review of the Six Nations …

Sport (UK)

Former NI minister says Donegal would be better off in the United Kingdom

The former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party said Donegal “really is the hinterland of Northern Ireland”.

Brexit