News archive from 5 December 2017

Special protection for Shearwater feeding grounds off Anglesey coast

On holiday in Brazil recently, I stood on a beach near Rio de Janeiro and looked across the Atlantic waves. Out there, somewhere, were thousands of Manx Shearwaters, a seabird that spends the northern winter here. They will start to make their way...

 
Taylor Swift writes a poem for British Vogue as she shuns traditional interview

Taylor Swift writes a poem for British Vogue as she shuns traditional interview

Taylor Swift has shunned the traditional interview with British Vogue, and instead written a poem for her fans which will be published in the January issue. The 27-year-old pop star is back, three years after her last album release, 1989, and for her...

Metro, 00:02 in Showbiz
 
Royal Society competition photos show incredible beauty of science

Royal Society competition photos show incredible beauty of science

From a polar bear slumped on the ice to a total eclipse, these photos show just how stunning science and planet earth can be. They are entries in the annual Royal Society Publishing photography competition, run to show ‘the role great images play in...

Metro, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Scott Brown will be remembered as one of the all-time Celtic greats, claims Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers insists Scott Brown is destined to be remembered as one of the all-time Celtic greats. The Parkhead skipper will pass Kenny Dalglish’s record for most appearances by a Scot in the European Cup or Champions League when he plays in his...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Heart Transplants: 50 years since the first operation, and medicine is beating the disease

Heart Transplants: 50 years since the first operation, and medicine is beating the disease

Christiaan Barnard’s daring surgical feat was compared to the first Moon landing and hailed as one of the biggest success stories of modern medicine.  But 50 years on, heart transplants remain a rare operation; only 150 to 200 are carried out in the...

 

I don’t buy ‘microtransactions’ and neither should you

Game On with Ben Cowles BIG BUDGET video games are being inflicted with a new scourge — microtransactions, a business model where customers can pay small amounts of money to buy digital in-game items or to skip whole parts of a game they already paid...

 

Syria foreign aid scandal ‘the tip of the iceberg’

Campaigners warn aid money also funding ‘security’ in despotic regimes A BILLION-POUND foreign aid scheme that has been suspended over claims that it was bankrolling extremist groups in Syria should be completely shut down, campaigners said...

 

Spycops own up to torture law breach

by Conrad Landin at Fleetbank House COPPERS admitted for the first time yesterday that the deception of women activists into relationships with undercover officers breached anti-torture laws. During a case management hearing at the Investigatory...

 

Examiners strike as new test launched

Labour joins calls to suspend hated tests LABOUR joined calls for controversial new driving tests to be suspended yesterday as examiners launched a 48-hour strike. The driving test examiners, who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS)...

 

Houthi rebels kill Saleh as he flees the country

Militants ambush former ally and president on his way to Saudi Arabia YEMENI ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh was assassinated by his erstwhile Houthi allies yesterday while allegedly fleeing to Saudi Arabia. Houthi militia released a video showing Mr...

 

Fugitive Saakashvili calls for 2nd Maidan to get rid of Poroshenko

FUGITIVE former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili has urged Ukrainians to stage a second Maidan sit-in to demand the impeachment of his foe President Petro Poroshenko. Mr Saakashvili made the call to up to several thousand people gathered in Kiev’s...

 

Exxon workers call for firm to pay tax

FAMILIES of underpaid Australian ExxonMobil workers gathered outside the senate in Canberra yesterday to demand that the transnational oil giant pay its taxes. Executives faced a grilling by senators over the company’s 100 per cent tax avoidance. A...

 

Jihadist aid is no accident

IT SHOULD not have taken a BBC Panorama investigation to get the government to pull funding for the “Free Syrian Police Force” which ended up lining the pockets of murderous fanatics. The nature of the revolt in Syria has been clear for years, and the...

 

A brief history of Britain’s republican minority

The pageantry of a royal wedding will contrast heavily with austerity, writes KEITH FLETT THE left, being supportive of democracy and elections, has never been enthusiastic for unelected rulers, particularly, as many have done historically, when they...

 

Northern towns have been robbed of their identity

PETER ROWLEY catches up with the Grimsby students he taught in the ’70s and ’80s to see how deindustrialisation affected their lives MY BOOK, Class Work, describes the political upheaval, stunning change and an economy on a roller coaster as seen...

 


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