How oil fields are poisoning Iraq
How oil fields are poisoning Iraq
The Duchess of Cambridge has promised to wear a pink dress when she finally meets the brave youngster who had to be separated from her father during lockdown. Mila Sneddon, then four years old, became a symbol of the importance of isolation during the pandemic after she was pictured for Kate's lockdown photography project Hold Still. The moving image showed the youngster kissing the kitchen window as her father Scott stood outside.
Family food radiates joy and memories far beyond the making of each meal. A simple fish pie has held the stories of my family for nearly 50 years and the care and connection of recipes handed down from one generation to the next
The SNP leader and Glasgow regional list candidate Roza Salih met three Syrian Scots at Annette Street Primary School polling station in Govanhill.
EU accuses UK as France seeks to ‘rapidly defuse’ Jersey fishing rowFrance moves to calm diplomatic waters but Brussels says Britain has breached terms of Brexit trade deal
Masks for English secondary school pupils to be ditched, Williamson confirms. Education secretary says lockdown easing measure will go ahead despite protests from unions and others
Remnants from a Chinese rocket are expected to fall back to Earth in an uncontrolled re-entry this weekend. The rocket, called Long March 5B, was launched from Wenchang Space Launch Centre on 29 April to carry Tianhe - the first module of China's future space station - into orbit. The spacecraft contains what will become living quarters for three crew on the space station and was the first of 11 missions needed to complete the station.
The parent firm of British Airways (BA) has demanded government action in "four key areas" to help facilitate the restart of foreign travel while revealing a reduction in first quarter losses. International Airlines Group (IAG) argued that the authorities globally needed to assist airlines begin the process of economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis through measures to encourage ease of travel. Speaking hours before the UK was due to outline which countries it would allow its citizens to fly to in an easing of restrictions expected from 17 May, IAG said travel corridors without restrictions should be allowed between countries with successful vaccination rollouts.
The British and French standoff on the seas round Jersey is, at first glance, a row over logbooks, lobsters, licences and sea snails. But it is the result of a perfect storm of British, French and European politics and, inevitably, Brexit. The technicalities of fishing licences in the 12 miles around Jersey’s coasts are vitally important for French fishermen. They blockaded Jersey’s main port, after accusing the Channel Island government of not granting enough licences and imposing unfair conditions on them. But such disputes rarely lead to Royal Navy and French navy ships eyeing each other across the waves unless it suits politicians on both sides. So how did it come to this? The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which came into force on December 31 last year, sets out the new post-Brexit fishing rules. Under the deal struck on Christmas Eve, EU boats can continue to operate in UK territorial waters if they can prove historical fishing activity in the area. Access is granted by the issuing of fishing licences but France is angry about how the new rules are being implemented and has accused Britain of dragging its feet.
Jadya Fransen accuses first minister of promoting ‘mass immigration’ and ‘Marxism’ in clip shared online
‘He was very accepting of his situation,’ Lucinda Cary said
Education secretary says move will ‘hugely improve interactions between teachers and students’
Australians approved for international travel to jump vaccine rollout queueMorrison government has also bowed to pressure from Mark McGowan to crack down on departure exemptions National cabinet has agreed to vaccinate Australians on ‘essential’ outbound travel, despite rollout delays affecting some priority groups. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives scored a stunning election victory in an opposition Labour stronghold Friday, in Britain's first major ballot box test since Brexit and the coronavirus crisis.
The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be broken, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Friday, as social distancing measures and an accelerating vaccination campaign help lower the infection rate. "The third wave appears to be broken," Spahn told a regular weekly news briefing on Germany's pandemic management. The head of the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases, Lothar Wieler, said the incidence of COVID-19 infections was falling across all age groups, and he was hopeful of soon controlling the pandemic in Germany.
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The comedian's Saturday night show, which launched last year, revives a classic ITV game show, such as The Price is Right, Strike It Lucky, and Play Your Cards Right, every week.
‘Republican voters and donors are sick and tired and fed up with weak Republicans that never accomplish what they claim they’re going to do,’ Georgia Republican says
A mother of two was strangled and left in shrubbery by a killer who ambushed her as she walked home from a hospital appointment in east London, police believe. Maria Jane Rawlings, 45, died from neck compression and possible blunt force head trauma, a post mortem revealed. Ms Rawlings, who had two daughters, was discovered by a man out walking his dog in Little Heath, Romford at around 2pm on Tuesday, May 4.
Early results in council elections appear to show voters deserting Labour, in a further blow to the party after their crushing Hartlepool by-election defeat. The Conservatives seized Redditch and Nuneaton and Bedworth councils in the Midlands, along with Harlow in Essex and Northumberland. The Tories also took control of Dudley from no overall control, at a council where Labour previously had the highest number of seats.
A virus state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of Japan was extended on Friday, less than three months before the Olympics, as India logged yet another record number of infections.