Routine operations could 'cease for several months' if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned. Planned - or elective - operations such as knee or hip replacements could be put on the back burner if the NHS struggles to deal with the additional demands of a bad flu season, the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) said.
Cara Delevingne has become the latest woman to say she was sexually harassed by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The British model and actress released a statement on her Instagram account detailing encounters in which he quizzed her on her rumoured lesbian relationships before inviting her into his hotel room with another woman. "He stood in front of the door and blocked me and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room," she said. Meanwhile, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said it will hold a meeting to discuss any action to be taken following sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein.
According to the Sun, US intelligence have told British spies Sally Jones, who fled the UK to be an IS recruiter, died in June. She was reportedly killed by a US Air Force Predator strike close to the border between Syria and Iraq. But the paper reports news of the killing has been "kept quiet" on both sides of the Atlantic amid fears her 12-year-old son Jojo may also have been killed.
Draft legislation to introduce a price cap on 'rip-off' energy tariffs is to be unveiled in the Commons today. The law would allow the energy regulator Ofgem to cap poor-value standard variable or other default tariffs that penalise existing customers. The Draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariffs Cap) Bill is designed to protect more than 18 million households in Britain.
A prison wing is back under control after riot officers were drafted in to deal with a disturbance. Anti-riot prison officers were first sent to Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire to deal with an "ongoing incident". According to the BBC, up to 80 prisoners are involved in the incident and used pool balls as weapons.