Almost 400 more people died than usual in a summer week in the Netherlands during Europe's recent record-breaking heatwave. In total, 2,964 people died during the week starting 22 July, Dutch national statistics agency CBS said on Friday. This is around 15 per cent more deaths than average for a summer week in the country. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now About 300 of the additional fatalities were among people aged 80 years and older. Temperature records tumbled across Europe during late July's heatwave, with the UK, Paris, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands sweltering under their highest temperatures ever registered. The Netherlands' 75-year-old record was broken several times. The Gilze-Rijen airbase near Breda first reached 39.2C, then the southern city of Eindhoven hit 0.1C higher. On … [Read more...] about Hundreds died in a week during Netherlands heatwave
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The latest headlines in your inbox The latest headlines in your inbox Update newsletter preferences Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the summer transfer window. Sky Italy are reporting that Man Utd could rival Tottenham for Paulo Dybala with Juventus considering a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku. Now, we understand that Inter Milan are desperate to get Lukaku in but have some been unable to agree a fee. Is Antonio Conte going to miss out on the Belgian again? Meanwhile, it would appear that the Gareth Bale saga is drawing to a close with Marca reporting that he is close to moving to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. The Wales international will reportedly leave Real Madrid and sign a three-year deal worth an estimated £1million a week. Live Updates New updates availableRefresh PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS 2019-07-27T08:25:40.736Z Man Utd rival Tottenham for DybalaMan Utd could rival Tottenham for Paulo Dybala with Juventus considering a swap deal … [Read more...] about Transfer Window LIVE! Man Utd rival Spurs for Dybala
Thunderstorms are sweeping the country as lighting-scorched skies replace the sweltering sunshine that gave Britain its second-hottest day in history. Storms have already hit the east of England and the Met Office is warning that thundery conditions are set to worsen. After highs of 100.6F (44C) in London yesterday, temperatures will plummet to 73.4F (23C) in the capital this morning at the top of the scale. Belfast, Glasgow and Stornoway are set to plunge as low as 63F (17C) following what has become known as Tropical Thursday. Pictured: Lighting bursts from the sky in Southwold, Suffolk, as the heatwave conditions of Tropical Thursday make way for a humid and stormy start to Friday Pictured: Lightning forks in Chippenham as Britain prepares for a deluge of thunderstorms and temperatures plunge after Tropical Thursday Great Yarmouth is hit by lightning following the Tropical Thursday heatwave yesterday as scorching weather creates the perfect condition for thunder … [Read more...] about WEATHER: The heatwave’s gone in a flash!
Follow the latest transfer news live as we bring you all the done deals, rumours and gossip from the summer window. Manchester United remain active in the market after seeing a £70m bid for Harry Maguire rejected this week, with Leicester City informing them that it will take £90m to sign the England defender. United have also been offered Gareth Bale in a swap deal for Paul Pogba, with the Spaniard’s eager to offload the former Tottenham star. Arsenal meanwhile have infuriated Crystal Palace with their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha, but the Gunners could be about to lose Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid as a replacement for Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann. Liverpool meanwhile have suffered a blow in their interest in Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, while United are also showing interest in Dinamo Zagreb youngster Dani Olmo. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s transfer news, rumours and done deals
The latest headlines in your inbox The latest headlines in your inbox Update newsletter preferences Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE blog dedicated to the latest breaking transfer news, rumours and gossip. Manchester United and Man City have told Leicester City they are willing to offer £65million for Harry Maguire, reports Sky Sports. Tottenham are edging towards completing a club-record £60m deal for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, reports The Sun. Meanwhile, the Mirror suggests that Spurs will compete with north London rivals Arsenal for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba. Manchester United have been linked with a move for Sevilla star Wissam Ben Yedder, who would cost £35.8m - that's according to ABC de Sevilla. Sky Italia reports that Gianluigi Buffon could make a sensational return to Juventus from PSG, becoming the back-up goalkeeper with a view to taking on a director role with the Italian giants. Barcelona's long, winding pursuit of … [Read more...] about Transfer news, rumours, latest gossip – LIVE!