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Australia fires: ‘Apocalypse’ comes to Kangaroo Island

Australia fires: ‘Apocalypse’ comes to Kangaroo Island

Science
Kangaroo Island in South Australia has been likened to a Noah's Ark for its unique ecology. But after fierce bushfires tore through the island this week, there are fears it may never fully recover. "You see the glowing in the distance," says Sam Mitchell, remembering the fire that threatened his home, family, and animals last week."The wind is quite fast, the glowing gets brighter - and then you start to see the flames."Sam runs Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and lives there with his wife and 19-month-old son, Connor. As the flames approached, an evacuation warning was issued. Within 20 minutes, "everyone was gone".But Sam - and four others - stayed behind."You can't move 800 animals including water buffaloes, ostriches and cassow...
Love Island: The big talking points as the coupling up begins

Love Island: The big talking points as the coupling up begins

Entertainment
In 2020 we get a double dose of Love Island, with the contestants about to get grafting.The hit ITV2 show kicks off once again on Sunday night for its first ever winter show, announced last year following huge ratings for the channel over the past few series. So as Love Island fans get ready and the contestants start to couple up, here are some of the hopefuls to look out for and the key details you need to know. Image: Laura Whitmore takes over Love Island presenting duties from Caroline Flack While Love Island has seen twins before (remember John and Tony Alberti?), they didn't enter the villa until after the first episode. And they didn't last long.This time round, look out for sisters Jess and Eve Gale, 20, and their promise to ca...
Laura Whitmore replaces Caroline Flack as Love Island host

Laura Whitmore replaces Caroline Flack as Love Island host

Entertainment
Laura Whitmore is to step in as host of ITV2's winter edition of Love Island after Caroline Flack had to stand down after being charged with assault.The broadcaster will front the show when the contestants move into a new villa in South Africa in January.She previously replaced Flack as host of I'm A Celebrity... Get me Out Of Here's ITV2 spin-off in 2011, and has a weekly show on BBC Radio 5 Live.Flack was charged after police were called to an incident on 12 December.She was charged with assault by beating following an incident at her north London home. Police were called to the 40-year-old's home in Islington, where she lives with her partner, tennis player Lewis Burt...
Love Island star Caroline Flack arrested and charged with assault

Love Island star Caroline Flack arrested and charged with assault

Entertainment
Caroline Flack has been charged with assault by beating after reports of a man being attacked, the Metropolitan Police say.The TV presenter was arrested following an incident at approximately 5.25am on 12 December. Image: A new winter series of Love Island starts next year. Pic: ITV The man was not seriously injured.Flack's representatives confirmed that officers came to her home following "a private domestic incident".They say she is now "co-operating with the appropriate people to resolve matters". Advertisement A statement from police said Flack "will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday 23 December." Flack, who recently c...
NZ volcano: Six more bodies found as recovery team lands on White Island

NZ volcano: Six more bodies found as recovery team lands on White Island

World
New Zealand authorities have found six more bodies after landing on White Island to begin a high-risk operation to recover victims of Monday's volcanic eruption.One body has been successfully recovered and is now on board the Royal New Zealand Navy's HMNZS Wellington. The operation to recover the remaining bodies continues, but police have said there would be "very limited" opportunity to look for them - eight others were also killed in this weeks explosion.Authorities have faced growing pressure from families of the victims and the local community to bring back those killed as soon as possible. Image: An aerial view of White Island New Zealand Police had previously refused to go in due to safety risks, as experts warn the island rem...