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News Saturday 10th August 2019

10 August 2019 News

All racing is off today in both the cowes week regatta and SailGP due to the high winds battering the south of England. Winds over hurst castle were measured at over 60miles per hour. Forecasters expect the winds to increase and peak around lunch time with gusts up to 50 knots or more. Organisers of both events are looking forward to a full schedule of racing on Sunday.

As part of its commitment to sustainable development, SailGP have officially launched the foundation phase of a robust community, education and outreach initiative – SailGP Inspire. The six helmsmen of the new global league joined the maiden group of youth participants for the program aimed at using sailing as a force for good.


The Boomtown Festival in Winchester closed events early last night and are running a revised schedule of entertainment this morning. In a tweet, event managers stated that they are offering festival goers affected by the weather the opportunity to move campsites and alternative shelter.


The energy regulator Ofgem is demanding an urgent report from National Grid after a power cut yesterday.

It caused travel chaos, and cut electricity for almost one million people in England and Wales.


The parents of a London teenager who’s been missing in Malaysia for almost a week have thanked teams taking part in the search.

15-year-old Nora Quoirin ((PRON: K’WOR-in)), who has learning difficulties, was staying at a resort in a forest with her family.

Police believe the teenager climbed through a window which was left open.


Research suggests average pay for millions of lower and middle income jobs has fallen over the past decade.

Trade union, the TUC is blaming austerity and a lack of bargaining rights for employees.


North Korea is reported to have fired two missiles overnight.

It’s believed to be the fifth such launch in less than three weeks.


Last week it was the birthplace of the Titanic, now one of Scotland’s last working shipyards is in danger of collapse.

Ferguson Marine Engineering in Port Glasgow has started the process of going into administration.