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Just a few years ago their award-winning book charting the rise of Ukip caused a stir in British politics, but now the two authors of Revolt on the Right are locked in a battle over academic freedom. Professors Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin published their book in 2014 and won Political Book of the Year award at the Paddypower Political Book Awards 2015. After Goodwin, pictured, tweeted, “We either believe in academic freedom or we don’t” and called for for academics to stand up for Kathleen Stock, a philosophy professor at Sussex at the centre of a storm over trans rights, Ford pointed the Londoner to alleged legal threats Goodwin had sent to an academic writing about him on website OpenDemocracy.
The Met are looking for two men who posed as police officers wielding batons to gain entry into a woman’s home. In viral footage the woman recorded the men as they fled her residential block in The Shaftesburys, Barking when she asked for their IDs 7pm on Tuesday. The two men in forensic gloves talk into fake walkie talkies in a desperate bid to get the woman to believe they were real police officers calling for back up.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Laganja Estranja has hit back at trolls criticising her transition: “There’s no right way to be transgender.”
Government plans to publish league tables for GP surgeries and allow patients to rate their performance via text message do not "make any sense to me whatsoever", the head of the Royal College of GPs has told Sky News. Professor Martin Marshall said a new package of support for GP surgeries in England, which ministers say will help them "see more people face-to-face and more promptly", fails to "address the fundamental problems" facing practices.
An Asian deer's comeback from the brink of extinction marks a rare success for China's conservation efforts, which have long faced criticism for focusing on only a handful of flagship species.
An electric cargo drone designed to carry up to 200 kilograms (441 pounds) successfully completed its first public flight at the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Germany, on October 12.This footage filmed by Volocopter GmbH shows the VoloDrone’s three-minute test flight. According to the company, the flight reached a maximum altitude of 22 meters (about 72 feet) while carrying a Euro-pallet-sized load in a box between the drone’s landing gear.The demonstration showed “how drone operations can extend the existing logistics infrastructure for land or sea transport to create entirely new supply chains and transport routes,” Volocopter said in a press release.The ITS World Congress, a convention centered on “smart mobility and the digitalization of transportation,” is being held in Hamburg from October 11 to 15. Credit: Volocopter GmbH via Storyful
The TV star said anything to do with elephants 'sets it off'.
Infamous for empty shop shelves and grim eateries during Soviet times, Moscow joined the ranks of the world’s top gourmet destinations on Thursday when nine of its restaurants were awarded Michelin stars. The accolades were bestowed at a ceremony at a concert hall close to the Kremlin in recognition of a culinary renaissance in the three decades since the fall of Communism.Two restaurants, Twins Garden and Artest, were each awarded two stars by the famed French culinary guide, and seven others r
The decision by the human medicines committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to begin the rolling review was based on early results from clinical studies, the regulator said https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/news/ema-starts-rolling-review-evusheld-tixagevimab-cilgavimab. While vaccines rely on an intact immune system to develop targeted antibodies and infection-fighting cells, AstraZeneca's biotech compound, to be branded as Evusheld, contains lab-made antibodies designed to linger in the body for months to contain the virus in case of an infection. "EMA will evaluate more data on the quality, safety and effectiveness of the medicine as they become available," the European Union's (EU) watchdog said, adding the review would continue until AstraZeneca can formally submit an application for approval.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will join the Queen at the Senedd in Cardiff.
Emily Thornberry was going to use a ‘word that can’t be broadcast’ in reaction to plans to ditch Brexit deal
Forget net zero – let’s have a ‘fossil freedom day’. Imagine if we knew that sometime in 2047 we would definitively move on from the industrial revolution
British singer Adele has put out new single ‘Easy On Me’ ahead of her fourth album release.
Gemma Ellis, who was first diagnosed in February 2017, produces the packs with daughters Ruby, 11, and Scarlett, nine.
People across the northern hemisphere were treated to a dazzling view of the aurora borealis on Monday, October 11.This clip, taken by Patrick Traudt, shows the lights shimmering over Vincent Lake in Alberta, Canada.The northern lights were also visible in the UK and the US on Monday. Credit: Patrick Traudt via Storyful
Koala chlamydia vaccine trialled by Australian researchers in bid to improve species’ survivalSingle-dose jab to be trialled in around 400 koalas at the Australia Zoo Wildlife HospitalGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian researchers hope the chlamydia vaccine will improve the survival and reproduction of koalas, especially in parts of south-east Queensland and New South Wales. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
Neighbours' Harlow Robinson is busted trying to sabotage Chloe Brennan, as Terese Willis grows concerned over the teen's behaviour.
A government watchdog group says it has filed an ethics complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki for a comment she made earlier this week about Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe
A Boeing test pilot has been indicted on fraud charges related to his work in evaluating the 737 Max jetliner, the same model that was involved in two deadly crashes
Fully vaccinated Australians will be able to enter New South Wales without the need to quarantine in a hotel, as the government accelerates the wind back of pandemic restrictions. State Premier Dominic Perrottet made the announcement on Friday and said fully-jabbed travellers who tested negative for COVID-19 before flying to Sydney would not have to quarantine. This is the second major relaxation of New South Wales' pandemic restrictions after a 107-day lockdown ended in Sydney this week.