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IT was one-way traffic only as visitors flocked to see the ancient Fishergate Postern Tower today - one of only 21 days of the year when it is open to the public.
Pruning apple trees now encourages a fine, ripe crop and possibly the same again next year. By pruning trained and small to medium-sized trees in summer you’ll keep them tidy and make harvesting much easier.
A world champion French ski mountaineer has fallen to her death on Mont Blanc amid warnings that an unprecedented heatwave is making hiking routes unstable.
At least 41 people were killed when a fire broke out at a church in the Giza neighborhood of Imbaba on August 14, the Coptic Orthodox Church reported citing health officials.The fire broke out at the Abu Sefein church around 9 am local time, the country’s interior ministry reported. The cause of the fire was an electrical fault in an air conditioner in the building, the ministry said. At least two policemen and three members of the civil protection forces were injured in the response to the fire, according to the ministry.These images were published by the country’s Ministry of Social Solidarity. According to the ministry, the images show people injured in the fire being treated at Agouza Hospital. Credit: Ministry of Social Solidarity via Storyful
Scotland is to become the first country in the world to introduce a law to protect the right to free period products. On Monday, when the Period Products Act comes into force, councils and education providers in Scotland will be legally required to ensure free sanitary products are available to anyone who needs them. The legislation, which was originally proposed by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, was unanimously approved by the Scottish Parliament back in 2020.
SIR – Rather than rely solely upon water companies, it should be mandatory for all new buildings to have storage and recycling facilities built in, to catch and retain rainfall on their roofs. This could be used for washing and domestic purposes, then reused as “grey water” to flush lavatories, wash cars and water gardens. Mains water would be reserved for drinking, cooking and back-up.
Bristol Balloon Fiesta: Dozens of hot air balloons fill sky as they take flight.Source: James Acres, Twitter
Four drivers and car owners are facing large bills after they failed to respond to court summons and were convicted in their absence.
Start-up KINO brings communities of digital nomads to hidden parts of Italy. Here's how their first project went.
Anshu Jain, a fomer co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, has died, according to a statement by his family on Saturday
With energy bills set to soar, it is not only the Tories who have been accused of being "missing in action".
Most Conservative Party members still prefer Boris Johnson over either of the two candidates vying to take over as prime minister, a new poll shows. In a head-to-head vote, 63% of party members chose the prime minister compared with 22% for Liz Truss, Opinium found. When asked about Mr Johnson versus Rishi Sunak, 68% went for the PM, with 19% opting for his former chancellor.
Residents of Heimaey, an island off the coast of Iceland, form puffin patrols to rescue chicks
The Met Office has warned of torrential downpours and possible flooding over the next few days
Storms are now expected to hit across Scotland from 9am on Sunday, with the heavy rain continuing into Monday, the Met Office forecasts.
As EU politicians debate a ban from the beaches, Russian exiles fear a return to Soviet-style isolation will be dangerous for them
Gregory Vooght was accused by the Metropolitan Police of flouting the pandemic restrictions, but told a court he was sitting at his desk working when officers arrived.
Firefighters from across Europe have joined their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west of the country.
The 17‑year‑old British gymnast Jessica Gadirova overcame moments of self-doubt to retain her European floor title
A giant part of a £45m furnace is moved on the M53 which was closed between junction 5 at Hooton and junction 10 for Cheshire Oaks, to accommodate the abnormal load heading to Essar's Stanlow refinery. The structure is 26.5 metres long and five times higher than a double decker bus and will become part of the UK's first furnace capable of running on 100% hydrogen. The motorway was closed for three miles, as the load was moved very slowly and carefully towards the port with help from National Highways.