London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police

London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police

A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said. Commander Stuart Cundy said that number “may increase”. The BBC understands it could be around 70 people in total. The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats has resumed and could take weeks, he said. Meanwhile, PM Theresa May admitted support for families in the “initial hours” was “not good…

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London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze

London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, after they were called at 00:54 BST. Witnesses said people were trapped in the tower block, and that some jumped from windows in an effort to escape. Theresa May said there would be a full…

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Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated a homemade bomb. Relatives are using social media to hunt for missing loved ones, and an emergency number, 0161 856 9400, has been set…

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Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris 'terror attack'

Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris 'terror attack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off. President Francois Hollande said that he was convinced the attack was “terrorist-related”. So-called Islamic State (IS) said that one of its “fighters” had carried…

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Walking Dead season 8 'will melt people's minds'

Walking Dead season 8 'will melt people's minds'

WARNING: This story contains spoilers. Fans of The Walking Dead are still picking their jaws up off the floor after Sunday evening’s season finale. But there’s no time for viewers to recover – as showrunner Scott Gimple is already teasing the next season. “The first four episodes will melt people’s minds and break their televisions,” he told fan show Talking Dead. The eighth season begins in October, with the series premiere also marking the show’s…

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Five dead and 40 injured in London attack

Five dead and 40 injured in London attack

Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament. The dead officer has been named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father. PM Theresa May said the attack was “sick and depraved” and struck at values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech. The attacker has not…

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The Nintendo Switch can’t back up saved games, has no dead pixel warranty, and shouldn’t be used near aquariums

The Nintendo Switch can’t back up saved games, has no dead pixel warranty, and shouldn’t be used near aquariums

Nintendo’s Switch launched last week to generally positive reviews, but a few issues over the weekend could tarnish the early adoption experience. First, Nintendo has confirmed that there’s no way to transfer Switch saved games to any other device or microSD card. As Kotaku points out, this is a departure from other Nintendo systems. The Wii U and 3DS were both capable of moving saved games, and the ability to move games to a microSD…

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Former 'It girl' Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead

Former 'It girl' Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been found dead aged 45. The star, who rose to fame in the 1990s as a hard-partying “It girl”, received treatment in 2016 for a non-malignant brain tumour. The Met Police confirmed a woman in her 40s was found dead at Palmer-Tomkinson’s flat in Bramham Gardens, South Kensington, at 13:40 GMT. Prince Charles, a close friend of the star’s family, led tributes and said he was “deeply saddened” by her death….

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