Climate activists block M25 for third time in a week
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Climate activists block M25 for third time in a week
The advisory Climate Change Committee says the strategy published last week was an important statement ahead of the Cop26 climate summit.
The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity, spending more on male athletes on average than female ones
While the UK Government has now embarked on a programme of starting to offer 8.5 million who are eligible a third booster vaccine, the number of people in the world’s poorest countries who have been fully vaccinated is just 1.3 per cent. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to supply 100 million surplus vaccines within the next year to poor countries but, as with so many of his promises, he has delivered fewer than 10 per cent of this figure. The lack of equitable global vaccine distribution should be a source of great shame for Britain and other rich nations.
Four migrants, three of them children, drowned on Tuesday after a boat in which they and 23 others were trying to cross from Turkey to Greece sank, the Greek coast guard said. Greece is one of the main routes into the European Union for asylum-seekers crossing from Turkey in flimsy, overcrowded rubber boats. The boat sank off the Greek island of Chios where strong winds were blowing, a coast guard statement said.
John Welsby, who has died aged 83, was the final chairman of British Rail as the industry was privatised, having played a vital role in raising the nationalised BR to new heights of efficiency.
Heathrow "on the cusp of a recovery" its chief executive has said after the airport posted its first full quarter of passenger growth since 2019. Britain's busiest airport benefitted from strong pent-up demand for travel as pandemic-related restrictions continue to ease around the world. Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: "We are on the cusp of a recovery which will unleash pent-up demand, create new quality jobs and see Britain's trade roar back to life - but it risks a hard landing unless secured for the long-haul."
An inner cone of Spain’s Cumbre Vieja volcano collapsed on Tuesday, October 26, after earlier damage produced new lava flows across the island of La Palma.This thermographic footage filmed by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, shows lava shooting out of the mouth of the volcano on Tuesday night.Lava flow from the volcano had covered more than 906 hectares (3.5 square miles) of the island and destroyed at least 2,162 buildings as of Monday, the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service said. Credit: Canary Islands Volcanology Institute via Storyful
Manchester Arena bombing: MI5 officer accepts ‘different actions would have stopped plot’. Salman Abedi was not stopped and questioned on return to UK from Libya, inquiry hears
The 15-year-old had been fending for himself while taking care of his two younger brothers
Animal Rebellion campaigners scale a UK government building in Westminster ahead of COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next week. The group demands an end to subsidies for meat and dairy farming in a protest against environmental changes.
Leaked government research suggests the idea could actually be "counterproductive".
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the US is ‘deeply alarmed’ by reports of a coup in Khartoum
Comedian Dave Chappelle - whose Netflix special sparked a backlash for its comments about the LGBT+ community - has doubled down on his remarks and hit out at "cancel" culture. Chappelle, one of the biggest names in American comedy, told his audience that "gender is a fact" in his hour-long Netflix special The Closer. In his first public remarks since the controversy, he posted on Instagram that he was willing to discuss his show with members of the transgender community but added that he is "not bending to anybody's demands".
'Dancing On Ice' pro ice skaters Yebin Mok, Hamish Gaman, and Klabera Komini have been replaced by three new professionals, Tippy Packard, Colin Grafton and Morgan Swales, for next year's series.
The Guardian view on US abortion laws: freedoms hanging by a thread . By allowing the Texas law banning abortions after six weeks to stand, the supreme court has joined the attack
Barclays says access to its mobile banking app has now been restored after customers across the UK reported an outage on Wednesday morning. Users said they were unable to access the app and were either seeing an error message or a loading screen. “Our Online Banking and automated telephone service were not impacted and customers were able to transfer funds, make payments and check balances.”
Budget 2021: key points at a glance. Rishi Sunak has delivered his budget – here are the main points, with political analysis
Australia will aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not pass legislation about the goal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would instead rely on consumers and companies to push towards emission reductions. Australia had so far refused to join countries such as the UK and US in pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next week.
Power Rangers Dino Fury star Tessa Rao has spoken out about the experience of playing the first ever LGBT+ Ranger in the franchise’s television history.
Seven former 911 dispatchers are suing Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, after they claim they were fired for raising concerns about racism within the emergency call centre