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Lawrence MacEwen, who has died aged 80, was, for more than 40 years, the benevolent and gently eccentric Laird of Muck, a tiny, windswept, 1,400-acre island in the Inner Hebrides.
To mark the 40th anniversary of British troops landing on the Islands to recapture it from Argentina, the PA news agency spoke to residents.
Journalist known as the voice of the Palestinian conflict and an advocate for the people of Gaza and the West Bank
Known for his tough-guy roles, Waterman made a name for himself in numerous detective shows
The Bank of England will need to raise interest rates further to combat the risk of self-perpetuating price rises, the central bank's chief economist, Huw Pill, said on Friday. Pill said the central bank was battling the biggest inflation challenge since it gained operational independence in 1997, with inflation at a 40-year high of 9.0% and set to hit double digits later this year. While inflation in the short-term was driven by factors such as geopolitical conflict, surging energy prices and supply-chain bottlenecks which the BoE could not control, he said it needed to ensure expectations of high inflation did not become entrenched.
The family of a student murdered at a New Year’s Eve party in Brighton in 2019 have paid tribute to their “intellectual and creative” son.
Tropical forests help to slow global heating but are also vulnerable to it
Footage filmed on May 21 shows the spectacle of Mount Etna's most recent eruption, with breathtaking rivers and jets of lava. Yesterday (May 20) the Italian Civic Protection issued a warning alert for Mount Etna, an active volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy. The level of alert was raised from green to yellow. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Etneo Observatory, announced that starting from 3 pm a new effusive vent opened on the northern side of the SE Crater, at an altitude of about 3250 metres height above mean sea level, immediately north-west of the mouth which opened on 12 May. A small lava flow is currently emitted from the new vent in a north-easterly direction. A The SE Crater continues to be affected by Strombolian explosive activity of variable intensity, Accompanied by discontinuous emissions of diluted ash that disperses in a southwest direction. From the seismic point of view, the average amplitude of the volcanic tremor, while showing large fluctuations in its trend, remains in the range of high values. The source of the volcanic tremor is located below the SE Crater, at a depth of about 3000m. The infrasonic activity at the SE Crater is quite sustained both in the number and in the energy of the infrasonic transients. The signals acquired by the GNSS and clinometric networks do not show significant variations associated with the phenomenology in place.
Herschel Walker boasts of his charity work helping members of the military who struggle with mental health
New website lets you prank call Russian officials to protest war
The moment came after BBC Breakfast presenter Charlie Stayt asked the deputy prime minister how much a litre of diesel costs.
PARIS (Reuters) -Emmanuel Macron retained his finance and interior ministers while appointing only the second woman to head France's foreign ministry, as the president reshuffled his cabinet ahead of parliamentary elections next month. After his re-election in April, when the far right came its closest yet to taking the presidency, centrist Macron pledged to govern France "in a different way" from a first term during which his focus on economic reforms left much of the electorate discontented. Retaining their respective finance and interior ministry portfolios, Bruno Le Maire and Gerald Darmanin, will be joined at the cabinet's top table by Catherine Colonna as foreign minister, the presidency announced.
The long-running judge will not be back this series, but he leaves a legacy of memorable moments.
Labour said it is ‘staggering’ the department has green-lit a ‘vanity exercise’ for the Chancellor, but sources insist the research is policy-focused.
Hard copy of bill flown by official on commercial flight to Asia
A machete-wielding attacker who hacked at a commuter on the London Underground in scenes likened to the Terminator film has been found guilty of attempted murder. Passengers toppled over each other as they fled through carriages when Ricky Morgan, 34, launched an unprovoked assault on businessman James Porritt, the trial had heard. Giving evidence, the victim, who suffered a severe injury to his hand and bone-deep cuts to his head and shin, said it was like a "horror movie" and the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi film.
The Government has the “fiscal firepower” to support people through the cost-of-living crisis, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
The gardening minister has spoken of how talking to her plants has helped to ease her grief over the loss of her husband three years ago.
Timelapse footage captured bolts of lightning flashing across the sky in Fountain City, Wisconsin, on May 19.Video recorded by Jake Stehli shows lightning illuminating heavy clouds. The National Weather Service warned of a severe thunderstorm in an area adjacent to Fountain City that night.“It has been the most lightning I’ve seen worthy of a timelapse in a couple years around here,” Stehli told Storyful. “Just non-stop strobing sheet lightning with hundreds of cloud to cloud bolts streaking across the sky.” Credit: Jake Stehli via Storyful
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