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Hemp has boomed in popularity in the UK with farmers praising the "wonder crop" - amid hopes it could help save the planet. The cannabis crop - known as hemp when it is grown for manufacturing - has surged in popularity in the past year in Scotland due to the boost it gives to other crop yields. Studies have shown it enhances pollinators such as bees, and the potential to be used for eco-friendly packaging which biodegrades. Hopes are high it could contribute to a homegrown UK CBD market - with
As harvest gets underway, winemaker Laurent Pinson looks at one of his top range grand cru vineyards with relief: by burning large 'candles' he protected the vines from sharp spring frosts that ravaged other parts of his estate. Still, lower overall production will force him to lift prices of his Chablis bottles, most of which go for export. Wine production is expected to be historically low in France this year after frost and mildew fungus attacks ravaged vineyards across the country.
Ricciardo emphasised that he does not believe Verstappen would have “turned his back” if he knew Hamilton was injured
Two humanitarian aid flights left Dubai bound to give much-needed help to the people of Sudan and Ethiopia. Supplied by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.View on euronews
The UK’s first National Artificial Intelligence Strategy has been launched.
Damning report published into death of baby born to teenager in prison cell Inquiry into how 18-year-old gave birth on her own in HMP Bronzefield in Ashford finds many failings The report from the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman made a number of criticisms about the care given to the vulnerable teenager at HMP Bronzefield. Photograph: Mark Harvey/Alamy Stock Photo
Tech start-ups in London raised nearly as much in the first six months of 2021 as they did in the whole of last year, helping the British capital to retain its joint status with New York as the top location outside of Silicon Valley, new data shows. According to rankings compiled by Startup Genome, London scored highly for funding, talent and connections, despite the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. It maintained its second position tied with New York for the second year in a row, the research released to coincide with London Tech Week 2021 showed.
Zahra Joya: the Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban – and kept telling the truth about women. As a child in Afghanistan, she pretended to be a boy in order to get an education, before starting her own women’s news agency. Now living in Britain, her fight continues
‘It’s extremely difficult to predict the future of the gas price’, Ofgem warns – with ‘many, many factors’ outside UK’s control
The US president is ‘probably just reading headlines’ about the UK’s row with the EU, the Environment Secretary said.
No less than 10 separate investigations were launched into the incident, with the PPO conducting the overarching probe.
Gates says meetings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein were a mistake
Since 15 September, the UK has been without a minister for mental health and suicide prevention
Britain and South Korea have agreed to swap over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with each other, with the UK sending a first batch of Pfizer shots in the coming weeks and Korea returning the same volume by the end of the year. Britain said it would send Pfizer doses which it does not immediately need, so they can be used more quickly in South Korea.
The US president met Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Oval Office.
More walking was done for leisure and less to get to school or work.
Baking competition series returned on Tuesday
‘We’re trying to survive’: workers face cuts as US public sector lags in recovery. Working in US public sector feels untenable for many amid lack of benefits, low pay and lack of general investment
A new guild of artists from Nigeria's Benin City has offered to donate artworks to the British Museum in London as a way to encourage it to return the priceless Benin Bronzes that were looted from the city's royal court by British troops in 1897. Created in the once mighty Kingdom of Benin from at least the 16th century onwards, the bronze and brass sculptures are among Africa's finest and most culturally significant artefacts. European museums that house them have faced years of criticism because of their status as loot and symbols of colonial greed.
China will stop funding new coal-fire projects abroad, President Xi Jinping announced at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).