Morning top 5: UK manhunt continues; Josephine Pender laid to rest; and Ireland could block Brexit talks

The top stories this Saturday morning

The terror threat level in the UK has been raised to the highest level as a manhunt continues following yesterday's London Underground bombing.

The Islamic State says it was behind the attack at Parsons Green, in which 29 people were injured.

So far there is no news of any police raids and no leads have been made public.


The mother of missing Offaly woman Fiona Pender will be laid to rest today.

Josephine Pender died on Tuesday following a short illness.

Last month marked 21-years-since her pregnant daughter disappeared from Tullamore.


The Government could block the progress of Britain's Brexit negotiations over fears it has not addressed concerns about the border with Northern Ireland.

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said not enough progress has been made on the issue ahead of the October deadline for the next stage of negotiations.

Speaking at the Fine Gael think-in, Mr Varadkar called for "special progress" on range of issues including the border before stage two of talks can begin.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is promising to complete his country's nuclear weapons programme despite United Nations sanctions.

The UN Security Council has met in an emergency session and called Pyongyang's latest missile test "highly provocative."

It passed over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.


A baby girl remains in a serious condition following a crash in Co Westmeath yesterday.

The accident happened on the the Delvin Road at around 4.30pm.

Three women and a man were also taken to Mullingar Regional Hospital with minor injuries.