Thirty youth climate activists “occupied” London’s Science Museum on Tuesday night in protest at its sponsorship deals with fossil fuel companies. Members of the London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN London) held a candlelight vigil at the famous landmark for “the victims of the Museum’s fossil fuel sponsors: Shell BP, Equinor and Adani”.
Animal Rebellion campaigners scale a UK government building in Westminster ahead of COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next week. The group demands an end to subsidies for meat and dairy farming in a protest against environmental changes.
A python was discovered curled up under a tree at Hampstead Heath on Sunday. The two-and-a-half-foot snake was spotted at 11.30am by the entrance to Parliament Hill Lido in north London. Michael Drakonakis, 25, was on his way to the Heath when he saw the episode unfold.
Four migrants, three of them children, drowned on Tuesday after a boat in which they and 23 others were trying to cross from Turkey to Greece sank, the Greek coast guard said. Greece is one of the main routes into the European Union for asylum-seekers crossing from Turkey in flimsy, overcrowded rubber boats. The boat sank off the Greek island of Chios where strong winds were blowing, a coast guard statement said.
MPs have complained of online abuse after Conservatives voted against a bill which would crack down on water companies pumping raw sewage into the UK’s rivers and seas. Water companies discharged raw sewage into rivers in England more than 400,000 times last year and for more than three million hours, according to figures published by the Environment Agency. “The bill will crack down on water companies that discharge sewage into rivers and will include a world-leading legally-binding species target for 2030, aiming to halt the decline of nature and to protect beloved British animals, such as red squirrels and hedgehogs.”
Taxi drivers and allies gathered outside City Hall in Manhattan on Monday, October 25, on the sixth day of a hunger strike to demand a solution to the financial hardships they say are brought on by city policy.The strike was organized by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, who said medallion taxi drivers have been driven to financial ruin by “unpayable medallion debt” as a direct result of city policy.Footage filmed by Whitney Hu shows the demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon calling for “justice” and “action.”“Arrests just happened,” said Hu in the Twitter post, and tagged Zohrank Mamdani and Shahana Hanif – two elect city officials – who were part in the hunger strike. According to Mamadi’s official Twitter account, five elected officials were arrested. Credit: Whitney Hu via Storyful
"I am just the same, unselfconfident person I was," Svetlana Tikhanovskaya told Sky News in August last year. A day later she would appear in an emotional video recorded clearly under duress where she said she had over-estimated her strength, that she was "still the same weak woman that I was" and would be leaving Belarus. "I was threatened with my children," she tells Dermot Murnaghan in the Sky News Daily podcast.
Adele has announced she will perform in London in 2022 in what will be her first live shows in five years - with some fans reporting her website has "crashed" already before the tickets are even on sale. The 33-year-old singer, whose high-profile comeback single Easy On Me broke records when it debuted at number one last week, with the highest first-week streams of any track in chart history, will play at Hyde Park in July. Adele shared the news on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday morning with a simple "Oiii Oiiiiiiiiiiiii" message signposting fans to register for a presale on her website.