A funnel cloud moving over Madison, a suburb in Tennessee, caused electrical flashes and a small explosion seen in a video shared on social media. Parts of Tennessee were hit by tornadoes and severe storms on Saturday, and at least six people died as a result. Buildings were reduced to rubble and communities were plunged into blackouts in the southern US state.A funnel cloud differs from a tornado in that it doesn’t touch the ground. The weather phenomenon has also been described as a “baby tornado beginning to form but never quite getting there”, according to BBC meteorologist David Braine.Read more details of the storm impact here.
Published51 minutes agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, EPABy Sally NabilBBC Arabic, CairoOnce hailed by many people as a saviour, Egypt’s strongman leader Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is now seen in a very different light. Egyptians who took to the streets to cheer for the general-turned-president a decade ago are not as happy as they hoped they would be. As Mr Sisi runs for his third consecutive term as president next week, a crumbling economy is top of most people’s list of complaints. Nadia is one of those struggling to make ends meet as Mr Sisi’s government continues to implement what it calls “economic reforms”.The 57-year-old widow and mother of six can barely make a living selling newspapers at a street-side kiosk. In her small flat in one of Cairo’s crowded slums, Nadia tells me that she last bought meat three years ago. To her, life is becoming more unaffordable by the day.”I am too scared to go to sleep sometimes, because I know the next morning prices will have gone up,” she says with a faint smile and eyes full of pain.The latest official figures show that Egypt’s inflation rate in October was 38.5%, a slight fall from the record 40.3% reported the previous month. These numbers are unheard of in the Arab world’s most populous country, and the real inflation rate experienced by ordinary people is often much worse than the government’s figure. ‘We are forgotten’But as prices have risen, Nadia’s income has dropped. More than a decade ago, she used to sell nearly 200 newspapers a day, but today it is barely 20. Nadia says today cooking a meal costs between 300 and 500 Egyptian pounds (£7.70-£13; $9.70-16.20), but a few years ago it was about a sixth of the price.”Even fruit is too expensive,” she tells me. Image source, ReutersIn the past nine months, the Egyptian pound has lost more than 50% of its value against the US dollar. With the Egyptian economy heavily dependent on imports, the prices of basic commodities have skyrocketed beyond the reach of many households and a black market for foreign currency has flourished.Nadia does not have much hope and is obviously apprehensive. “No-one thinks of the poor. It’s as if we are invisible,” she says, adding with a sigh: “We are forgotten.”Promises of prosperitySince Mr Sisi became president in 2014 – a year after he led the military’s overthrow of his Islamist predecessor, Mohammed Morsi – huge sums of money have been spent on huge infrastructure projects.Roads have been expanded and flyovers built, and a new capital costing billions of dollars has been constructed near Cairo that is barely inhabited.Critics say this “financial imprudence” has drained much of the country’s economic resources and created unprecedented levels of debt that have crippled the economy. The president’s supporters believe the urban expansion has made people’s lives easier and will help attract much needed foreign investment, eventually ushering in more prosperous times.Walid Gaballah, an economist and a member of Egyptian Society for Political Economy, Statistics and Legislation, believes these projects have created jobs and succeeded in making a significant impact in addressing Egypt’s unemployment problem.He also believes part of the blame for the current economic meltdown lies with global forces. “All the savings created by the government’s reform programmes were eaten up by the coronavirus pandemic. Then came the Ukraine war that drove many foreign investors to withdraw their money from Egyptian banks,” he says.Image source, Getty ImagesThe government has repeatedly drawn attention to its investment in social welfare programmes that provide a safety net for the poorest and most vulnerable Egyptians. But people still complain about their living conditions going from bad to worse.Official figures show that nearly 30% of Egypt’s 100 million population lives below the poverty line. Since 2016, the government has borrowed more than $20bn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to support its budget.At the same time, government austerity measures, deemed necessary for “an economic overhaul” of the country, have been imposed. Subsidies have been removed from many key goods, like fuel, pushing prices up. One-horse raceDespite the widespread discontent, Egyptians have not got much choice in this election, seen by many as a one-horse race. Opposition groups complain that they cannot operate effectively due to a constant crackdown on dissent.Although three low-profile politicians are running against the president, many people believe the outcome of the vote is not in question – Mr Sisi will easily win a new six-year term in office.Image source, ReutersOne potential frontrunner in the election was former MP Ahmed Tantawy, but he dropped out of the race after failing to gather the required number of endorsements from members of the public. In October, he accused the authorities of arresting nearly 100 members of his campaign, to discourage him from running.Mr Tantawy is now on trial, facing charges of printing and circulating election papers without an authorisation.Fears of going homeLike opposition politicians, human rights campaigners are also complaining about tight security restrictions. They say it is increasingly difficult to document alleged abuses. “Human rights is a dangerous business in Egypt,” says Mina Thabet, an activist who has been living in a self-imposed exile in the UK for nearly six years, tells me via Zoom.He still recalls the painful memories of the month he spent detained in Egypt in 2016 after he was accused of a range of charges, including belonging to a banned group and spreading false news, which are often levelled at opponents of the government.”I have been blindfolded and handcuffed. An officer has physically assaulted me and threatened to strip me naked and torture me.”Mr Thabet went to the UK to study a year after his release. He decided not to go back home as he was worried he might be sent back to jail at any moment. “The first night I had a good sleep was after I left Egypt,” he says.He sees the election as nothing but an extension of Mr Sisi’s heavy-handed policies, which he says have no tolerance for opposition.”Many of my fellow human rights defenders in Egypt are either having their assets frozen, or their names put on a travel ban list. You can’t do your job, without the fear of getting prosecuted or persecuted.”Mr Thabet tells me he will only go back to Egypt when he feels safe to work and express his views without any potential government retaliation.The authorities have long dismissed such criticism as politicised. They have set up a committee that has granted presidential pardons to dozens of political detainees, and have promised to do more to improve the country’s human rights record.But local and international human rights groups speak of tens of thousands of political prisoners locked up behind bars – a figure the government disputes. Banners bearing photos of Mr Sisi hang on every street corner in Cairo.His campaign is trying to convince voters that better days lie ahead. But many people here wonder if his re-election would really change anything.
West Indies v England: Third ODI, BarbadosEngland 206-9 (40 overs): Duckett 71 (73), Livingstone 45 (56); Forde 3-29West Indies 191-6 (31.4 overs): Carty 50 (58), Athanaze 45 (51); Jacks 3-22West Indies won by four wickets (DLS method)ScorecardWest Indies got over the line in a nervy chase to beat England by four wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in a rain-shortened third one-day international in Barbados.When play began two hours later than scheduled, seamer Matthew Forde quickly took three wickets on his international debut as England collapsed to 49-5.Ben Duckett made 71 to help England recover and post 206-9 from 40 overs after another rain delay.A further downpour left West Indies with a revised target of 188 from 34 overs and they looked on course for a comfortable victory thanks to a composed half-century from Keacy Carty.However, England hit back to set up a tense finale with Will Jacks taking 3-22 as the spinners did the damage.The game looked to be going down to the wire but one expensive over from the previously impressive Gus Atkinson swung the game decisively in West Indies’ favour and Romario Shepherd, who finished unbeaten on 41 from 28 balls, sealed the win with 14 balls to spare.West Indies took the ODI series 2-1 and can celebrate a first home series win over England in the format since 1998.The two sides will now prepare for the five-match T20 series that begins on Tuesday, also in Barbados.Duckett makes case to become ODI mainstayEngland went into this series with a much-changed side following their World Cup disappointment and with Jos Buttler’s team not scheduled to play another 50-over match until September 2024, this was the last chance for many of the new-look team to impress for quite some time.But while the rest of the top order came unstuck as West Indies made the most of friendly bowling conditions early on, Duckett made his pitch for a regular berth in the one-day team.The left-hander gritted it out early on as the wickets fell around him, seeing off Forde and co with the new ball before going about building a much-needed partnership with Liam Livingstone.Duckett got his tempo just right, even holding back on playing his favoured sweep shots against the spinners to eliminate as much risk as possible with England in a precarious position.When the ball was there to be hit, he did so, and the only frustration was that having done all the hard work, he fell in relatively tame fashion just when he might have hoped to kick on.A series defeat is not the way England wanted to start their new era in ODI cricket and they still have plenty of work to do to get back to the heights of 2019, but in Duckett they have a player capable of moving them in the right direction again.Young West Indies team gives hope for the futureWhile England are looking to bounce back after a dreadful World Cup, West Indies’ rebuild is starting from an even lower base after they failed to even qualify for the tournament in India.They have looked to a new generation of players and a first ODI series win over England since 2007 – and a first at home this century – is a very promising start.Forde will take the plaudits and the 21-year-old was impressive on debut, moving the ball through the air and off the seam while consistently hitting a probing line and length to unsettle the England batters.With the bat, opener Alick Athanaze played with great fluency for his 45 while Carty grew into his innings and showed some remarkable timing once he got into his stride.It was left to Shepherd, now one of the elder statesmen of the team, to finish the job and secure West Indies’ first ODI series win over a full member nation since March 2021.That statistic in itself shows the work that still needs to be done and there have been plenty of false dawns before for West Indies cricket but the early signs are encouraging for this new side.’Build around Salt and Brook’ – what they saidEx-England captain Sir Alastair Cook on TNT Sports: “I think there are a lot of positives. Phil Salt needs a run in the white-ball set-up. He has a strike-rate of 140 at the top of the order.”I like the fact you have someone who is that dynamic. How good can he be? It’s going to intriguing to see if he can do it against top-quality bowlers.”Harry Brook, after a strange World Cup, where he was in the squad then wasn’t, he should just bat at number five and get experience in the team of leading the reboot. Players like that are potential match-winners and World Cup winners. They have that much talent.”England captain Jos Buttler: “This is the start of a long journey for this side. There are some young guys who have got their first taste of ODI cricket and have hopefully learned a lot and we can build something for the future.”Player of the match, West Indies bowler Matthew Forde: “Obviously getting a victory is a dream come true on debut. It was special for me. I am 21 and I’m living the dream.”
Published1 hour agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesBy Ido Vock in London & Jovana Georgievski in BelgradeBBC NewsAleksandar Vucic has dominated Serbian politics for the past decade, first as prime minister and later as president. To supporters he is a pragmatic leader who overcame Serbia’s deep divides and presided over sustained economic growth. Critics complain he consolidated power in his own hands and undermined democratic norms. He is now more than a year into the second and final five-year presidential term he is allowed to serve.Last month he called early parliamentary and local elections for next Sunday, amid mass protests at home and international demands to resolve Serbia’s longstanding conflict with Kosovo.The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) he led for more than 10 years until this year looks set to be returned to power.But a united opposition aims to make gains, targeting the mayoralty of the capital Belgrade, home to nearly a third of the population.That kind of victory could irrevocably dent Mr Vucic’s authority. For Zorana Mihajlovic, who has fallen out with him since serving as deputy prime minister, he is “a populist on the way to becoming a dictator”. The watchdog Freedom House today ranks the country he leads as only “partly free”. Image source, KOCA SULEJMANOVIC/AFPAleksandar Vucic was born in Belgrade in 1970, when Serbia was still a part of Yugoslavia, a socialist federation in the Western Balkans. He recounts how his family left Bosnia after suffering persecution from Croatian fascists during World War Two. For a time in the 1980s he lived in the UK, where he learned English. With the money he earned working in a hardware store he bought a small radio, which he took home.”My parents were delighted when they saw it,” he later recalled in a speech to the London School of Economics. It was when Yugoslavia broke up in the early 1990s that the brutal Balkans wars began. Serbia and Montenegro were all that was left in the rump Yugoslavia – along with Kosovo, a breakaway region of Serbia with an ethnic Albanian majority population. Balkans wars: A brief guideInfluenced by Serbian ultra-nationalism and football hooliganism, Mr Vucic joined the far-right Radical Party aged 23. The Radicals sought a Greater Serbia by taking land from neighbouring countries. “You kill one Serb and we will kill 100 Muslims,” he infamously said days after the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995, when 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces. In 1998, Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic made Mr Vucic his information minister. In government, Mr Vucic was responsible for implementing some of Europe’s most restrictive laws on freedom of speech. It was an era “marked by ethnic cleansing, hatred towards Croats and Muslims, sanctions and wars”, says Zorana Mihajlovic.Image source, Getty ImagesIn 1999, Nato forces began bombing Yugoslavia in a bid to bring an end to violence against ethnic Albanians by Yugoslav forces in Kosovo. Soon Mr Vucic and his colleagues were out of power. In 2008 he and other former members of the Radicals founded the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). He underwent a public change of heart, renouncing his previous ultra-nationalism and pledging to take Serbia into the European Union. That year, Kosovo declared independence, a move never recognised by Serbia. Mr Vucic’s progress up the ranks of Serbian politics was swift:In 2012, the SNS won parliamentary elections, going into coalition with the Socialist partyMr Vucic was appointed deputy prime minister, then prime minister in 2014In 2017, he was elected president with a majority in the first round of voting. Having risen to the top, Mr Vucic consolidated his rule. Opponents say he did so by eroding democratic institutions in a manner reminiscent of the authoritarianism of the 1990s. Ms Mihajlovic believes Serbia “has been distancing itself from the EU and democracy”. “The government is in nearly complete control of all levels of public institutions and the media,” says Florian Bieber, an expert on Serbian nationalism at the University of Graz. Vucic supporters reject that characterisation, seeing his domination of Serbian politics as down to successful governance.They point to the Vucic era as one of unprecedented growth, of a post-communist country overshadowed by war becoming an advanced, European economy. Marko Cadez, head of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, credits his economic policies with doubling Serbia’s GDP over the past decade. “Aleksandar Vucic knows the art of politics,” he says. “He conducted reforms that weren’t easy or pleasant.” Mr Vucic also argues he should be given credit for managing stable relations with Kosovo. In September, a flare-up of violence in majority-Serb northern Kosovo left four people dead, reviving fears of regional instability. But the Serbian leader has recently signalled he is willing to formally normalise relations with Kosovo. That has led political opponents to accuse him of treason. Mr Vucic has cultivated good relations with rival geopolitical powers.He says he wants Serbia to join the EU, which accounts for over half of Serbia’s trade. But at the same time he has championed friendly relations with Russia and opened Serbia up to Chinese investment.Image source, Getty ImagesIn October, he signed a free-trade deal with China after a decade of increasingly close economic ties.Chinese companies have been chosen to build roads and railways in Serbia, making the Balkan country one of the focal points of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative in Europe. A Chinese company already runs a large copper and gold mine in eastern Serbia. “For Serbia, co-operating with all global actors is a very good thing,” says Katarina Zakic, head of the Belt and Road Regional Centre at Belgrade’s Institute of International Politics and Economics.Shortly before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year, Mr Vucic infamously said he would not oppose Kremlin policies, as “85% of Serbians will always side with Russia whatever happens”. It was an exaggeration, but he kept his word. Serbia has refused to back EU sanctions against Moscow, despite holding EU candidate status. Russia has consistently backed Serbia by voting against international recognition of Kosovo.His government has even been accused of facilitating the re-export of sanctioned “dual-use” technology to Russia. Image source, Getty ImagesZorana Mihajlovic believes he is not instinctively pro-Russia, but purely pragmatic: “The more isolated Serbia is, the stronger his grip on power.” His biggest test in 17 December elections will come from Belgrade, after opposition parties harnessed anger over two mass shootings last May in which 19 people were killed. One was at a Belgrade primary school. A coalition called Serbia Against Violence (SPN) is riding high in the polls.But Mr Vucic is confident of victory and accuses his rivals of being fixated on removing him from power: “We will see who will be laughing after the elections.” More on this storySerbia’s dominant leader performs balancing actPublished3 April 2022Why is violence flaring again in Kosovo?Published2 OctoberA scientist determined to name Srebrenica’s deadPublished11 September
Published1 hour agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingWe asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme of “autumn colours”. Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world.Image source, Alan BrownImage source, Cris KatchImage source, Sean IcetonImage source, Mike WrightImage source, Tim JonesImage source, Mark O’BrienImage source, Angus DobbieImage source, Stephanie DavisImage source, Stewart CookeImage source, Matthew Logan:Image source, Diana WalkerImage source, Linda St LouisImage source, Ray GotImage source, Henry Matthiessen IIIImage source, Diane LangfordImage source, Mireille BerthoudImage source, Miles AstrayImage source, Tom ReynoldsImage source, Graham WoollvenImage source, Mark SewellImage source, Alice JohnsonImage source, Joshua DrakeImage source, Dave TarvitImage source, Piero PruneriImage source, Donald TaylorImage source, Shane SandsThe next theme is “bright lights” and the deadline for entries is 19 December 2023. The pictures will be published later that week and you will be able to find them, along with other galleries, on the In Pictures section of the BBC News website.You can upload your entries on this page or email them to [email protected] and conditions apply. Further details and themes are at: We set the theme, you take the pictures.All photographs subject to copyright.More on this storyWe set the theme, you take the picturesPublished17 January
Published32 minutes agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, ReutersBy Sean SeddonBBC NewsBaseball sensation Shohei Ohtani has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in the biggest deal in the sport’s history.The $700m (£557.8m) 10-year contract is the largest ever in US Major League Baseball (MLB) and makes Ohtani one of the world’s highest-earning athletes. The Japanese player, who is widely seen as among the best to have ever played the game, was the most coveted target in baseball.The move to the Dodgers comes after weeks of speculation about his future.A major bidding war for his signature began when Ohtani opted to leave the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent after his contract expired following a six-year stint. The reported value of the contract ranks alongside – or even surpasses – the sort of sums megastars like footballer Lionel Messi or basketball player LeBron James have commanded. Fans and pundits have widely credited the 29-year-old with transforming how the sport is played in the modern era, and he is already well on the way to being considered an all-time great.Unlike most baseball players who specialise in batting or pitching, Ohtani is equally skilled at both disciplines. He won the American League MVP award in 2021 and again last month, despite his 2023 season being cut short by injury.Ohtani led Japan to a famous victory over the US in March, their first ever win over the Americans at international level – a major milestone for a country where baseball is the most popular sport.In a statement posted on Instagram, Ohtani said the Angels would be “etched in my heart forever”, adding: “Until the last day of my playing career, I want to continue to strive forward not only for the Dodgers but for the baseball world.”More on this storyJapan celebrates thrilling baseball win over USPublished23 MarchBaseball player smashes ball through stadium roofPublished14 November 2016
Published13 minutes agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, PA MediaBy Rachel RussellBBC NewsRoyal Family members have revealed their Christmas card images – with the King choosing a picture from his Coronation earlier this year. King Charles III and Queen Camilla shared a photo of them wearing their robes and crowns in Buckingham Palace’s throne room on 6 May.Meanwhile, the Prince and Princess of Wales have released a monochrome photograph of their family.The family are seen arranged around Princess Charlotte sitting on a chair.They are all wearing white shirts too, with Catherine, the Princess of Wales, and daughter Charlotte, eight, wearing jeans, while William, the Prince of Wales, wears black trousers along with sons Prince George, 10, and Prince Louis, five. Their photo was taken by Yorkshire-born photographer Josh Shinner, who has previously snapped stars including Florence Pugh, Jodie Comer and Sam Smith.The King and Queen were captured by photographer Hugo Burnand for Charles’s second Christmas card as monarch.The couple are standing side-by-side, with Charles pictured wearing the Imperial State Crown and Camilla wearing Queen Mary’s Crown.The King is wearing a coronation tunic and the robe of estate, which was made of purple silk velvet that had been embroidered in gold and was also worn by King George VI in 1937.The Queen’s robe of estate was made by Ede and Ravenscroft and was designed and hand embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.Charles and Camilla were crowned at Westminster Abbey earlier this year in a ceremony that brought together 100 heads of state, kings and queens from across the world, celebrities, and family and friends of the couple.Thousands of people also gathered to see the couple on the palace balcony after the coronation, where they were joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children, as well as the coronation pages and Ladies in Attendance.Image source, PA MediaSenior royals regularly release official festive images for Christmas cards that are sent to friends, family and colleagues. Last year, Charles and Camilla chose a picture of them attending the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering last September – just days before his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died.The Prince and Princess of Wales opted for a picture of them walking hand-in-hand with their children on a sunny day in Norfolk during the summer. Catherine also held her annual carol concert at Westminster Abbey on Friday, where midwives and nursery teachers, young carers, and those who may have had a challenging year, were among the 1,500 attendees. The Westminster Abbey choir performed, along with Beverley Knight and Adam Lambert, while William, Micheal Ward, Emma Willis, Roman Kemp, and Jim Broadbent gave readings.
Bulls: (20) 27Tries: Kriel, Swanepoel, Moodie Pens: Goosen 2 Cons: Goosen 3Saracens: (6) 16Tries: Daly, McFarland Pens: Farrell 2Billy Vunipola was sent off as Saracens started their Investec Champions Cup campaign with an away defeat by Bulls.The number eight made direct head contact in the second half while attempting to clear out a Bulls player.Bulls scored two first-half tries via David Kriel and Janko Swanepoel, with the boot of fly-half Johan Goosen cancelling out Owen Farrell.Canan Moodie added his side’s third score before Elliot Daly and Theo McFarland grabbed a try each.England’s Vunipola was previously sent off in August against Ireland in England’s warm-up game before the Rugby World Cup.Poor discipline proved to be a constant theme for the three-time European champions in South Africa.Full-back Alex Goode was first in the sin-bin for a body check in the first half, then shortly after his return lock Maro Itoje was dismissed from the field for 10 minutes.Despite defeating the 2019 Champions Cup winners, the South African side will be disappointed not to have picked up a try bonus point after playing large chunks of the game with one more player than their opponents.Bulls enhance European valueBulls came into the game full of confidence, third in the United Rugby Championship and off the back of convincing wins over Connacht and Sharks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.The South African side clocked up over 40 points in both games, with free-flowing attacking rugby.That style of rugby continued in the early stages against Saracens, when Kriel crossed in the corner after an initial break from South Africa wing Moodie put his side on the front foot.The inclusion of South African teams in Europe promoted a mixed response but Bulls, who reached the last 16 last season, proved their class on the pitch as fly-half Goosen exchanged penalties with Farrell.Captain Farrell missed the defeat by Northampton last weekend because of a knee issue, meaning the game against Bulls was his first since he announced he would be unavailable for the 2024 Six Nations to prioritise his family and mental wellbeing.With the Champions Cup now the biggest trophy on offer, the fly-half kept Saracens in touch before lock Swanepoel forced his way over after his opposite number Itoje was sent to the sin-bin.Springbok duo Kurt-Lee Arendse and Moodie combined for the first score of the second period as Arendse sliced through the Saracens defence. But the World Cup winners could not muster up any more magic to grab the bonus-point try.The Premiership champions will host Connacht next Saturday, while for Bulls awaits a trip to Lyon which will offer a challenge away from their Loftus fortress.’Discipline comes from pressure’- what Saracens head coach Mark McCall said”I think the discipline comes from pressure. When you are losing collisions and under pressure then sometimes that lack of discipline happens.”I thought Alex Goode was unlucky to be honest, I didn’t agree with that decision, Billy was trying to be urgent and clear out from a line-out and got it wrong. These things happen sometimes.”I’m pleased we fought back hard in the second half but disappointed with the first half.” Line-upsBulls: Le Roux; Arendse, Gans, Kriel, Moodie; Goosen, Papier; Steenekamp, Van der Merwe, W Louw, Swanepoel, Ludwig, Van Staden, E Louw (capt), Hanekom.Replacements: Wessels, Matanzima, Smith, Slabbert, Coetzee, Burger, Van der Walt, Petersen.Saracens: Goode; Lewington, Daly, Tompkins, Maitland; Farrell (capt), Van Zyl; Ma Vunipola, George, Clarey, Itoje, Tizard, Gonzalez, Christie, B Vunipola.Replacements: Dan, West, Judge, McFarland, Knight, Davies, Hartley, Cinti.Referee: Andrea PiardiSin-bins: Alex Goode (26), Maro Itoje (39) Janko Swanepoel (70)Red card: B Vunipola (52)
Published1 hour agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, BBC A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a baby was discovered. Police were called at 12:35 GMT on Saturday after the newborn was found outside a home on Norwich Road in Ipswich. Paramedics also attended the scene but the baby was declared dead. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody. A cordon has been put in place on Norwich Road while inquiries take place into the death.Det Ch Supt Jane Topping said: “This is a very sad and distressing incident and, at this time, our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death is in its early stages.”I would urge people not to speculate on social media as to the circumstances of this tragic event.”Follow East of England news on Facebook, Instagram and X. Got a story? Email [email protected] or WhatsApp 0800 169 1830