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Prince Harry's charity trek to the South Pole has been suspended due to safety concerns arising from the adverse weather conditions.
"We have put the race on hold. This does not mean that the expedition is over. Far from it. We came down here, determined to get 12 men and women, all injured in conflict, to the South Pole, and so we will," the expedition director Ed Parker said.
The team members will move as one whole allied team to reach the South Pole together. Each evening, the expedition will be camping together. They should reach the South Pole by next weekend.
"I took the decision to suspend the race. The reason for this is entirely simple – safety, which remains the core principal of our expeditions," Ed Parker, the expedition director said.
A major clean-up operation is under way after the most serious tidal surge in 60 years along the east coast of Britain.
The Environment Agency said 1,400 homes were flooded, including 300 in Boston, Lincolnshire, one of the worst affected areas.
Crowds of mourners have gathered outside the former home of Nelson Mandela in Soweta, to pay tribute to the former president. Mandela spent most of his adult life in his home in Vilikazi Street, Soweto, which is now a museum.
Stalls have popped up selling Mandela flags and shirts. The crowd sang and clapped, chanting "Unity for South Africa."
A Catholic priest has been interviewed by detectives investigating reports of historical sexual abuse of three schoolgirls in Rochdale.
The allegations were made by former pupils from a primary school in Norden.
Passengers were left stranded today when a technical problem at an air traffic control centre caused chaos at airports across the UK and Ireland.A recent court ruling against Ryanair clarified the rights passengers have when their flight is cancelled or delayed:
- If your flight has been cancelled, your airline must get you to your destination or offer you a full refund.
- If your flight is severely delayed, your are entitled to food, drinks, and some communications.
- If you are delayed overnight, this means a hotel
An 11-year-old boy has raised over £4,000 for the children affected by the Philippines typhoon with a little help from Olympian Sir Chris Hoy.
After seeing news coverage of the Philippines disaster last month which is estimated to have affected over 15 million people, Charlie Simpson decided to take action by organising a 25-mile bike ride.
The schoolboy, from Fulham, has so far raised more than £4,000 for Unicef's Philippines children's emergency appeal which will provide clean water, food and medical supplies to those in need.
Sir Chris Hoy was even on hand to provide some last-minute tips.
After completing the challenge in just under four hours in Fulham's South Park, Charlie said: "It was really, really hard but at the end I felt quite proud of myself.
"I saw all of the pictures of the typhoon on the news and it made me feel sad. I felt I had to do something about it and I wanted to help the children in the Philippines get food, water and shelter.
"I didn't anticipate quite how far it was. When I got to 30km, I got quite tired. But then I thought of the children in the Philippines, and decided: 'I've cycled 30km, I can do another 10km.'
US President Barack Obama and his two predecessors, George W Bush and Bill Clinton have said they will be travelling to South Africa to honour Nelson Mandela.
The three will travel together on the Air Force One presidential plane, accompanied by their wives. Mr Obama has also invited the other two living former presidents, Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush.
The office of George HW Bush said he will not be able to travel due to his health.
David Cameron will travel to South Africa next week to pay his respects to Nelson Mandela, Downing Street has confirmed.
The former South African president died at his home on Thursday at the age of 95.
Barack Obama announced that he will travel to South Africa next week to take part in memorial events for the former civil rights activist.
A memorial service for Mandela will take place next Tuesday 10th December, before the funeral next Sunday 15th December in Qunu, Eastern Cape.