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A huge waterspout was spotted over River Mersey near Liverpool yesterday ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend getaway.
The unusual phenomenon descends from a cloud, and does not "spout" from the water despite its name.
Phil Keating, team leader with the offshore emergency response team at the wind farm, captured the tornado-like phenomenon, as the Met Office issues a yellow warning for severe weather over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict.
A bomb exploded in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, which has enjoyed a relative stability.
Aviation chiefs are confident that the UK is much better prepared to deal with a potential ash cloud crisis than it was four years ago.
– Civil Aviation Authority
Volcanic ash can adversely affect aircraft in a number of ways. Jet aircraft engines in particular are susceptible to damage from volcanic ash.
That's why there are comprehensive safety arrangements in place. As a result of the work that has been undertaken since the 2010 ash crisis and arrangements that have been put in place since, we are confident that high levels of public safety can be maintained, while minimising disruption.
A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is currently being assessed by medical experts, the Department of Health has said.
Professor John Watson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said:
– Professor John Watson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low. Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided.
We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts.
The personal data of tens of thousands of patients who were treated by paramedics in an emergency have gone missing, the East Midlands Ambulance Service said.
Chief executive Sue Noyes said just under 42,000 electronic copies of handwritten patient notes were lost at the ambulance service's headquarters in Beechdale, Nottingham.
An air traffic monitoring site has reported that plumes of smoke have become "visible" from the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland, after the country raised its aviation alert to red.
easyJet said it is putting its contingency plans into action following a volcanic eruption in Iceland.
"As things stand there are no changes to easyJet's flying programme, including flights to and from Iceland," a spokesperson for the airline said.
The budget airline said it is using specialist technology to ensure any ash created by the eruption is detected and chartered.
A bomb exploded in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, Arbil, local television network Rudaw reported.
TV footage showed firefighters dousing the charred remains of a car. According to Reuters, a cloud of smoke was spotted in Arbil, but it was not clear whether it was from a blast.
Leeds Rhinos have won Rugby League Challenge Cup final, beating Castleford Tigers 23-10 at Wembley Stadium.
Sierra Leone has created a two-year jail sentence for the crime of hiding Ebola victims, the country's justice minister told Reuters.