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Covid lab returned four positive results from 2,400 Sheffield tests
Exclusive: positivity rate of 0.2% for tests processed by Immensa in Wolverhampton contrasts with national rate of about 5-8%
UK budget’s domestic flights move blasted for ignoring ‘climate emergency’ and sending wrong message ahead of COP26
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has drawn flak online for ignoring “climate emergency” fears after cutting taxes on domestic air travel and “undermining [the UK’s] credibility” as it prepares to host the COP26 climate summit.
WhatsApp will stop working on thousands of phones next week
WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, is about to stop working on thousands of phones.
Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak unveils help for low paid, pubs and businesses
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out changes to universal credit he says will give low income families an extra £1,000 a year.
Meghan target of coordinated Twitter hate campaign, report finds
Analysis identifies 83 accounts behind 70% of tweets abusing Duchess and Duke of Sussex
Man arrested over ‘abusive’ calls and death threats to Labour’s Deputy Leader Angela Rayner
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers have arrested a 52-year-old man for “multiple abusive and threatening phone calls, letters and emails over recent weeks” directed at the deputy leader of the Labour Party, Angela Rayner.
Impact of Brexit on economy 'worse than Covid'
The impact of Brexit on the UK economy will be worse in the long run compared to the coronavirus pandemic, the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility has said.
Fake Met Police badges and lanyards were being sold on Etsy for £4.99
A shop selling fake Metropolitan Police badges and lanyards has been taken down from Etsy.
Labour leader Starmer tests positive for Covid-19, self-isolates for 5th time
UK opposition and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing him to miss the government’s budget announcement on Wednesday. He is self-isolating for the fifth time in the pandemic.
Fishing rights row: French threats disappointing, says Frost
The UK has said threats to block British boats from French ports in a dispute over fishing rights are a breach of international law and trade agreements.
University tuition fees could be cut to £8,500, say sources
Exclusive: the Treasury is known to be unhappy about the cost of student loans that are never paid back
Rishi Sunak’s budget is gambling with the climate crisis
Analysis: No serious investment in UK’s green future means chancellor is hoping market will deliver
Woke mob attacks BBC over publishing stories of lesbians ‘being pressured into sex by some trans women’
The BBC is facing a backlash over a story about lesbians being branded transphobic for refusing to have sex with trans women. It has received hundreds of complaints, and the author has been forced to delete her Twitter account.
Outsourcing UK sovereignty to America, Inc. ‘appalling’, ex-MI5 officer says of Amazon’s secrets-hosting deal with British spooks
Having a US tech company handle the secrets collected by GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 is a terrible idea, including because of the worrisome US track record of manipulating intelligence, MI5 whistleblower Annie Machon told RT.
Rishi Sunak offers spending now – and signals tax cuts later
Analysis: Economic growth enables budget giveaways, but chancellor’s plans could go off course
Millions will not benefit from Sunak’s ‘tax cut for low paid’, say activists
Campaigners say plan provides no extra support for people who are unemployed or unable to work
Woke academics tell top London uni to bin statue of anthropologist & slavery abolitionist because he ‘might now be called racist’
Academics have recommended Imperial College rename several buildings and lecture rooms bearing the names of influential figures, as well as remove a number of statues, in order to build a “fully inclusive organisation.”
NHS Test and Trace app ‘failed’ to achieve key goals despite vast costs – UK Parliament’s spending watchdog
The expensive NHS flagship Covid-tracking app has failed to avert several lockdowns and has outreach problems, the UK Parliament’s spending committee has said after an inquiry.
Andrei Konchalovsky: "Abundance does not make man happy. He makes him an animal."
Director Andrei Konchalovsky touches on his film "Dear Friends!" In one of the most painful episodes in post-Stalin Soviet history. Everyone was afraid then, but he argues that for a person to be human - a shortage is required. "There wa...
Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest
The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18...
In Landmark Step, US Issues First Passport With 'X' Gender
The US State Department said it would make the "X" gender option routinely available by early 2022 both for passports and birth certificates of Americans abroad.
Rekom UK plans to introduce free drug testing kits and full-body searches on entry
Britain’s biggest nightclub firm introduces drink covers and body searches after injection and spiking cases
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This Off-Grid Turkish Cabin Features a Nifty Pulley System
Pulley-operated walls and windows open the door to indoor/outdoor living in this tiny prefab cabin.
Moderna Shot Could Start Being Used In Children, Teens Within Weeks: CEO
Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the US Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks.
UK Cop Who Killed London Woman Appeals Life Sentence
"An application for permission to mount an appeal against sentence has been lodged," said a Court of Appeal official.
Criminal Charges Against Alec Baldwin Not Ruled Out: US Official On Prop Gun Incident
An investigation into last Thursday's fatal shooting has recovered 500 rounds of ammunition from the set in New Mexico, Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters, adding detectives believe they were a mix of blanks, dummies and live rounds.
Prada Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Prada Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection, runway looks, beauty, models, and reviews.
Soon, Tourists Can Enjoy Self-driving "Roboats" In Amsterdam
It will be the electric-powered "Roboat", a catchier name than "autonomous floating vehicle" for a project shortly due to start test journeys aimed at improving the crowded city's transport options.
Top US Democrat Unveils Tax Plan For Super-Rich Americans
The proposed Billionaires Income Tax would apply to about 700 people with either $1 billion in assets or $100 million in annual income for three back-to-back years, and raise "hundreds of billions of dollars," according to Senator Ron Wy...
"In The Balance": British PM Says COP26 Climate Summit "Very Difficult"
Under the UK's presidency of COP this year, Boris Johnson said, 80% of the global economy had committed to net zero emissions by 2050, up from 30 percent before.
PolXit: Poland is ordered to pay the European Commission a daily penalty payment in an amount of €1 000 000
As it has not suspended the application of the provisions of national legislation relating, in particular, to the areas of jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, Poland is ordered to pay the European Commission a ...
3 Things That Could Explain Why You're Always Horny
What's "normal" when it comes to libido, according to experts.
‘Big Tech can & WILL censor everyone’: YouTube temporarily deletes prominent leftist news channel Novara Media, triggering outcry
YouTube wiped Novara Media – a left-wing news and commentary channel – from its platform, before reversing the move shortly after right and left media call YouTube to restore the channel. Conservatives, already used to Big Tech’s censors...
Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing
As jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces an extradition hearing Wednesday in London, supporters gathered Friday for the Belmarsh Tribunal, named for the Belmarsh maximum security prison where Assange is being held. The mock trial...
Inside the World of Buy Nothing, Where Dryer Lint Is a Hot Commodity
From medical supplies to half-eaten birthday cakes, Buy Nothing is fostering a quirky sense of community that is mostly fun and occasionally irritating.
Brexit has been a ‘catastrophe’ for UK, says EC internal market commissioner amid fuel shortages and reports of empty shelves
The European Commission’s internal market commissioner has claimed that Brexit has been a “catastrophe” and an “economic disaster” for the UK, pointing to a shortage of fuel and truck drivers as its manifestations.
Masks to be mandatory again in parliament for staff but not MPs
Fresh guidance issued amid concern over rise in Covid cases ahead of budget speech
The Queen as Britain's top diplomat will be sorely missed by Boris Johnson at COP26
Visiting leaders are always excited to meet Her Majesty but she is too ill to attend the gathering in Glasgow
Covid: Masks mandatory for everyone in the Commons - except MPs
Face coverings have been made mandatory for everyone working in the House of Commons except MPs.
Plan for UK nuclear financing model moves upfront cost to energy bills
Legislation paves way for firms building nuclear plants to charge households long before completion
Bitcoin's Rally Brings Back the Satoshis Debate
Bitcoin (BTC) in a price discovery mode has reignited discussions over switching to satoshis (sats), the smallest unit of BTC, as the displaying unit for price quotes.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II won't attend climate conference in person
Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her planned appearance at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, accepting doctors' advice to rest just days after spending the night in a hospital for tests.
Budget 2021: What has already been announced?
The Treasury has released a deluge of funding announcements, days before the chancellor delivers his Budget on 27 October.
Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony To Be Held In Person This Year
The Nobel Foundation announced in September that those laureates would receive their prizes in their home countries for the second straight year, due to the pandemic.
UK government U-turns on sewage after Tory MPs threaten rebellion
Water companies will have duty to reduce impact of sewage discharges from storm overflows
Budget 2021: Public sector workers set for pay rise, says Sunak
Millions of public sector workers are set to see their wages rise next year, after the government confirmed a pay freeze is being lifted.
UK Brexit minister hints at light-touch checks on EU imports
The introduction of controls on EU imports has already been delayed twice.
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