Karel Lek: Jewish painter who found ‘freedom’ in Wales dies

Image copyright National Library of Wales Image caption Mr Lek’s paintings included his 1970 work focused on the Parys Mountain copper mine on Anglesey An artist who fled the Nazis during World War Two and made Wales his home, has died. Karel Lek was a child when his Jewish family left Belgium after Hitler invaded

First patients start Edinburgh University MND drug trial

Six weeks ago the BBC covered the story of a team of researchers based at Edinburgh University’s Euan MacDonald Centre, who were launching a drugs trial to help people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). During filming we met 37-year-old Ruth Williamson, who was diagnosed more than two years ago. This week she started taking the

Coronavirus: Older patient becomes first virus fatality in UK

A patient with underlying health conditions has become the first person in the UK to die after testing positive for coronavirus. The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust said they were an “older patient” who had been “in and out of hospital for non-coronavirus reasons”. The patient “was admitted and last night tested positive for coronavirus”. It

Serving Met Police officer arrested by terror unit

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The Met said the officer’s status is “under review” A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested by the force’s terrorism unit. The 21-year-old was arrested at a home in north London and has been taken to a police station. The Met said the arrest relates to suspected membership

Loganair to take on 16 former Flybe routes

Image copyright Loganair Image caption The additional routes to Loganair’s network will see the airline operate up to 400 new services a week Scottish airline Loganair has announced plans to take on 16 routes operated by collapsed carrier Flybe. The routes, from existing Loganair base airports at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Newcastle, will be

Boy asks officers to pick up their police tape ‘litter’

Image copyright Carrie Wheatley Image caption Jack Heath has been learning about littering and plastic waste at school A seven-year-old boy has written to officers asking them to stop leaving police tape behind, as it is littering. Jack Heath sent a letter to Salisbury police last week telling them they should do more to protect

Coronavirus: Wales has second case confirmed as UK total hits 91

A second coronavirus case has been confirmed in Wales, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 91 The UK’s chief medical adviser said they were moving towards the second “delay” phase of their response to the outbreak. Wales’ first coronavirus case was confirmed last week in Swansea. More than 92,000 cases of

Coronavirus: Will I get a refund on my ticket if events are cancelled?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has said it may restrict large-scale gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus. So what are your rights if you have a ticket to something that gets called off? Are cancellations likely? Right now, the government has not cancelled the likes of sports, music and other events. However,

Joseph McCann: ‘Repeated failures’ to recall serial rapist

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Serial rapist joseph McCann was found guilty of 37 offences against 11 victims There was a “repeated failure” by probation officers to recall serial rapist Joseph McCann to prison, a report has revealed. McCann was given 33 life sentences after being convicted of a series of offences against 11

Fox-killing lawyer Jolyon Maugham will not be charged, says RSPCA

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jolyon Maugham has brought a number of legal challenges related to Brexit A prominent lawyer who said he killed a fox with a baseball bat will not face charges, the RSPCA has said. Jolyon Maugham was criticised for the tone of his tweets about the incident, on 26 December

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