Latest headlines from Yorkshire on May 25: Texas school shooting, war in Ukraine and weather
Residents of Yorkshire woke up to a sunny but cloudy and windy morning.
Headlines this morning include the heartbreaking news of a school shooting in Texas, George Soros’ warning over the invasion of Ukraine and a Yorkshire couple turned away from their honeymoon.
There are expected to be highs of 16C in Yorkshire according to the Met Office today.
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However, the time varies depending on the region you are in.
Scroll down to read the latest headlines, weather forecasts and travel updates from this morning below.
Yorkshire couple turned away from honeymoon flight
A newly married couple from Harrogate had their dream exotic honeymoon shattered after learning 25 minutes before their flight that the plane was overbooked.
Alex and Willow Rymer were looking forward to a relaxing vacation in Cape Verde. Due to the couple’s incredibly demanding schedule – Alex is caring for his 94-year-old mother who suffers from dementia – arranging time off is usually tricky.
After many back and forths, they decided to book a stay at the TUI BLUE Cabo Verde resort in Cape Verde, which they had fallen in love with during their three previous visits.
However, 25 minutes before the scheduled departure of Manchester Airport On Sunday, TUI staff told them they couldn’t board the plane because it was too full.
Read the full story here.
Texas school shooting
At least 19 children have died after a shooter opened fire at a Texas elementary school – and the death toll is expected to rise.
Travis Considine, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said 21 people, including two adults, died. The shooter is also dead.
Federal law enforcement officials, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to release details of the investigation, said the death toll is expected to rise.
The shooter, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, had hinted on social media that an attack was imminent. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN he crashed his car outside the school and entered armed.
He also killed his grandmother before going to school with two military-style rifles he had bought on his birthday.
Read the full story here.
George Soros: ‘The West must defeat Putin’
George Soros has warned that the Russian invasion of Ukraine could lead to World War III.
Mr Soros, delivering his traditional dinner at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, said the West should “defeat (Vladimir) Putin as soon as possible” to end a war.
He praised Ukraine’s efforts and urged support for the invaded nation – but criticized Europe’s “excessive” reliance on Russian fossil fuels.
You can read all the latest updates on the dispute on our live blog, here.
The weather today (Wednesday) is expected to be a day of inconsistent weather according to the Met Office, with conditions changing throughout the day for much of the region.
The latest forecast calls for a cloudy and windy early morning with a few spells of rain spreading eastward.
In the afternoon it will become drier and brighter, but it is still expected to remain breezy with scattered showers.
Read the weather in your area here.