Skier missing after avalanche in the Scottish Highlands

Search resumes for missing skier swept up in huge avalanche in the Scottish Highlands Emergency services called to area near Glencoe Ski CentreThirty people involved in the search operationLeader of mountain rescue team admits it is unlikely the person would be found alive Person described as 'an experienced off-piste skier' who was 'out of the ski area' Temperatures could drop to -10C in the Highlands tonight By John Hutchinson PUBLISHED: 18:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:25 GMT, 31 March 2013 Rescuers have resumed their search for a skier missing after being caught up in a major avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. The man was skiing in an off-piste area behind Glencoe Ski Centre with his friend when the avalanche struck at about 1pm yesterday. He was swept away during the incident and efforts to find him have so far been unsuccessful

Paul Burrell"s disgust at betrayal of Royal Family secrets revealed in auction letters

'Who can one trust' Paul Burrell's disgust at betrayal of Royal Family secrets revealed in auction letters (but it didn't stop him cashing in 20 years later) Princess Diana's former butler talks of his disgust in letters written in 1982 Tells of anger at Prince Charles' former valet revealing 'most personal secrets'Paul Burrell wrote to a friend also revealing tender Royal Family momentsThe letters are being sold at auction in west London tomorrow | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 14 December 2012 Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell wrote of his disgust that anyone could reveal the Royal family's 'most personal secrets' 20 years before he did the same himself. Letters he wrote to a friend when he served as the Queen's footman in 1982 show his reaction to the publishing of the memoirs of Prince Charles' former valet Stephen Barry

Heathrow cancels 189 flights as ice and freezing fog brings chaos to roads and rail

Thousands of passengers scramble for information at Heathrow as 189 flights are cancelled due to ice and freezing fog 98 arrivals and 91 departures called off at Britain's biggest airport Flights to Warsaw, Stockholm and Germany as well as internal journeys to Manchester and Aberdeen cancelledLondon City Airport also hit by delays and cancellations after temperatures plunged to well below freezing overnightParts of Scotland reached -10C closely followed by Chesham, Buckinghamshire, at -9C and Little Rissington in Gloucestershire at -8CRush-hour commuters faced chaos on major roads including the A1(M) as well as the main line rail and Tube Spate of accidents on roads, including overturned car and another which crashed into house Warmer conditions on way, but forecasters warn this will be accompanied by yet more heavy rain until Christmas | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 12 December 2012 Heathrow has been forced to cancel 189 flights to and from the airport today as ice and freezing fog descended on the UK. Hundreds of passengers are thought to have been stranded both here and abroad after the airport called off 98 arrivals and 91 departures scheduled throughout the day.

World"s largest container ship at 396m long arrives in Britain on maiden call carrying thousands of Christmas presents

World’s largest container ship at 396m long arrives in Britain on maiden call carrying thousands of Christmas presents Marco Polo, the new giant of the waves, is five times bigger than an Airbus A380 or the size of four football pitches Can carry more than 16,000 containers on board Vessel is 51 times longer than superliner Queen Mary 2 | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 9 December 2012 There was no mistaking who ruled the waves today, as the world's largest container ship pulled into Southampton with thousands of Christmas presents on board. Measuring 396 metres long – or the size of four professional football pitches – the CMA CGM Marco Polo made its maiden call to Britain packed full of goods from the Far East that will be distributed across the UK.

Hunt to introduce "Ofsted style" ratings for hospitals and care homes to push up standards

Hunt to introduce ‘Ofsted style’ ratings for hospitals and care homes to push up standards Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will pledge overhaul of current inspection regime after being 'appalled' | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 27 November 2012 Hospitals and care homes will be given Ofsted-style ratings in a move by Jeremy Hunt, pictured Hospitals and care homes will be given Oftsed-style ratings as part of a major drive to root out ‘bog-standard’ performance in the NHS. Jeremy Hunt will pledge an overhaul of the current inspection regime, which he says promotes poor care as it gives institutions little incentive to improve. The Health Secretary has acted after being ‘appalled’ by last week’s report from the Care Quality Commission watchdog, which found standards so poor that one in five care homes do not even feed residents properly.