BRITS are in for a Bank Holiday wash out with gale-force winds and heavy rain set to soak revellers at Reading Festival and Notting Hill Carnival. Music fans descended on Bramham Park this morning clad in waterproof gear as showers became stormy. And conditions are expected to turn nasty this evening, with a band of heavy rain set to move in with thundery and blustery winds. Spokesman Graham Madge said: "Saturday will see showers from the northwest to the southeast, so some in the northwest will see occasionally heavy showers with thunder and hail. "The worst day is Sunday when everyone is going to see some prolonged and heavy rain throughout the day." But partygoers flocking to West London for Notting Hill carnival on Monday may escape the worst conditions, as wet weather is expected to turn dry and bright. It comes after forecasters warned of difficult driving conditions for motorists setting off on their Bank Holiday getaways today. Forecaster Simon Partridge said: "In places … [Read more...] about UK set for Bank Holiday weather wash out with gale-force winds and rain to soak revellers at Reading Festival and Notting Hill Carnival
By Tom Orsborn Published 1:24 pm CDT, Monday, July 9, 2018 Photo: E-N Photo Archive, Express-News File Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 San Antonio Spurs player Mike Gale (12) drives to the basket in a 1976 game. San Antonio Spurs player Mike Gale (12) drives to the basket in a 1976 game. Photo: E-N Photo Archive, Express-News File Photo Gale recalls late Spurs' trainer as friend on, off court 1 / 1 Back to Gallery SAN ANTONIO - Bernie LaReau, the first athletic trainer for the Spurs, died last Thursday. He was 81. LaReau worked for the Spurs from 1973 after they moved to San Antonio from Dallas until 1981. "Bernie was a players' trainer," Mike Gale, who played point guard for the Spurs from 1975-81, said Monday. "I know it was his job to job to look out for us, but he was also a friend off the … [Read more...] about Gale recalls late Spurs’ trainer as friend on, off court
STORM Hector will bring severe windy weather to the north of the UK today with gusts of up to 70 mph expected to hit. The Met Office warns of cancellations to rail, air and ferry services and damage to property. Here's what we know... Which areas will be worst hit by Storm Hector? Gales and winds of up to 70mph are set to hit UK commuters until 3pm today as Storm Hector makes its way from the Atlantic. Much of Britain is covered by a yellow warning, but the north and west of Northern Ireland is under a more serious amber warning. The Met Office said injuries and a danger to life are now "likely" in coastal areas of many parts of Northern Ireland. They warn of a chance of large waves and potential for beach debris to end up on roads, sea fronts and properties. Those travelling at rush hour have been urged to take care as potential disruption caused by the wet and windy storm is predicted. Weather experts predict winds speed in Northern Ireland to reach 70 mph and in Western … [Read more...] about Wind speed today in the UK – where will the strongest gales strike as Storm Hector hits Britain?
Video PUBLISHED: 15:32 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:42 04 June 2018 Jean-Marc Gales has left his role as chief executive of Group Lotus. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Group Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has stepped down after nearly four years behind the wheel of the sports car maker. Mr Gales has said he has left the role of chief executive for personal reasons and he will now become chief strategic adviser to Lotus chairman Daniel Donghui Li. He has been replaced in the top job by Feng Qingfeng who had joined Lotus’s board when Chinese automobile group Zhejiang Geely Holding bought a controlling stake in the company last year. Mr Gales has overseen a turnaround at Lotus, coming in during a time when it was making a loss and since returning it to profitability. The iconic brand, which has been based at Hethel in Norfolk for more than 70 years, employs around 850 staff at its headquarters and announced plans to create a further 300 jobs this year with the backing of Geely. Mr … [Read more...] about Group Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales steps down for personal reasons
ASTANA (Reuters) – Gale-force winds have punched holes in one of Astana’s best known buildings, a granite-and-glass pyramid, the Kazakh authorities said, warning that stormy weather could continue. The Palace of Peace and Accord, a 62-metre high pyramid designed by British architect Lord Norman Foster, is in the heart of the city and is used for conferences and stages opera performances in its basement. Gusts moving at up to 90 kph (about 56 mph) also ripped the roofs off at least three buildings on Tuesday, including a school and a kindergarten, Astana mayor’s office said in a statement. A crane toppled over. The mayor’s office said 13 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the storm and warned that winds of a similar strength were expected on Wednesday. Known for its eye-catching architecture, Astana, once a small provincial centre, became the capital of the oil-rich Central Asian nation 20 years ago, prompting a construction boom. Among its notable … [Read more...] about Gales damage peace pyramid in Kazakh capital