28 magical photos as crowds pack into Portadown for the Christmas lights switch-on
The mild weather added to the enjoyment of the occasion as crowds gathered for the lighting up and to browse the stalls in the Twilight Market. Photographer Tony Hendron went along to snap some of those who joined in the fun.
The intercity train that collided with an overhead power cable, sparking chaos for thousands of passengers in west London, was being driven by a manager who was replacing a striking driver, it was revealed on Friday. Aslef, the train drivers’ union, said the Great Western Railways train was being driven by a manager who was allegedly being paid £500 to “break the strike”. Aslef published the first picture of the broken power cable beside the Cardiff-bound train.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has filed a discrimination complaint on behalf of a Black Muslim Arab American teacher in Maryland, who was placed on administrative leave for her email signature, which included a controversial phrase supporting Palestinian rights.