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‘It needs more work’: Liberal MPs call for tougher federal integrity commissionCelia Hammond says proposed anti-corruption watchdog should hold public hearings if certain threshold metGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing Liberal MP Celia Hammond says the government should negotiate with Labor and the crossbench to establish a federal integrity commission. Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian
Motorists in London should be charged based on how many miles they drive to tackle poor air quality and plug the gap in TfL’s finances, according to a leading thinktank. The Centre for London has called on TfL and the Mayor of London to introduce the measure following the publication of new data from City Hall about the impact of poor air quality. The City Hall analysis found that BAME Londoners and those in poorer areas were more likely to suffer the effects of poor air quality, with nitrogen dioxide levels up to 13 per cent higher in the most deprived areas of the capital compared with the least deprived.
Clueless actress Stacey Dash said she “lost everything” after becoming addicted to painkillers. Dash, who shot to fame after playing Dionne Davenport in classic 1995 teen comedy Clueless, revealed her addiction during an interview on USTV.
Motorists threatened to run over climate activists and dragged them out of the road in the outskirts of London as Insulate Britain staged its latest protest. About 40 members of the group blocked the M25 in Essex, leading to tense scenes as stranded drivers shouted abuse and passersby attempted to help clear the road. It took almost an hour for police to arrive.
Willard Wigan created the minuscule artwork of heavyweight champion Fury using specially adapted tools.
The changing seasons brought beautiful autumn colors of orange, red, yellow and pink to a Romanian forest in Neamț County, video released on October 15 shows.Drone video shared by the Romanian National Directorate of Forests (RNP), who said it was taken over the Cuiejdiului Valley area, shows the forest’s fall colors.“The Neamț Forestry Department manages, through the 13 forestry schools, 208,670 hectares (about 515,635 acres) of forest fund, of which 161,169 hectares (about 398,257 acres) are state forests,” wrote the RNP on Facebook. Credit: The National Directorate of Forests – Romania via Storyful
Behind-the-scenes footage of The Beatles has been teased in a new trailer for a highly anticipated documentary series on the Fab Four. Get Back, directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson, has been created from almost 60 hours of previously unseen footage shot in January 1969, as well as more than 150 hours of unheard audio. The three-part documentary series, which will air on the Disney+ streaming service in November, follows John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Sir Ringo Starr during a time when they were writing and rehearsing 14 new songs in preparation for the band's first live show in more than two years.
France's third-favourite pastime, just after football and fishing, is hunting. The ancestral activity is a divisive one today, with passions running high between those who defend hunting traditions and a growing number of animal rights activists. Though the hunting lobby is strong, a majority of French people have an unfavourable view of hunting. In recent years, hunters have been on a mission to change hearts and minds and defend their rural way of life. So is it working? We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.
As important as the Taj Mahal? The Palestinian refugee camp seeking Unesco world heritage statusFor 70 years, the ramshackle Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem has been a site of displacement. Why is this ‘heritage of exile’ not enough for Unesco to grant it the status it gives Macchu Picchu and Venice? ‘Outstanding universal value’ … Dheisheh refugee camp, the subject of Stateless Heritage at the Mosaic Rooms. Photograph: Luca Capuano
Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections. Kishida said he is seeking the public’s mandate for his policies after being elected prime minister by parliament only 10 days ago to replace Yoshihide Suga.Tadamori Oshima, the speaker of the more powerful lower chamber, announced the dissolution at a plenary session. At the announcement, all 465 lower house lawmakers stood up, shouted “banzai” three times an
Conservative MP David Amess stabbed in Essex attack. Man arrested after MP for Southend West assaulted during constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea
On October 13, the United States announced plans to reopen its land borders with Mexico and Canada to fully-vaccinated travelers in November.
The health secretary refused to criticise his predecessors, after the report outlined potentially catastrophic failings buy the government.
The MP for Southend West was attacked while meeting residents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Terry Lubbock, whose son Stuart was found dead in 2001, died a month ago at the age of 76 after being diagnosed with cancer.
The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom
Paddy Moloney lived for music, mourners at his funeral were told. The president of Ireland Michael D Higgins attended the funeral mass at St Kevin’s Church in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, for the founder of The Chieftains.
The Duke of Cambridge is a “lovely, gentle, educated man” but has “got the wrong idea about space travel”, William Shatner has said.
Thousands more deliveries could be made each month.