News archive from 11 June 2015, page 5

Grant to revamp David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre

Grant to revamp David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre

Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of a museum dedicated to Scots explorer and missionary David Livingstone have been awarded £334,000 lottery funding. The grant will allow the trust which runs the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre to take...

BBC, 01:43 in Regional
 

Greece, EU powers agree to step up debt talks as crunch looms

The latest in a run of sleep-defying meetings in recent weeks was partly political theatre, as all involved try to show their commitment to a deal - and avoid any blame for failing to avert a crunch that could unsettle the euro and the world economy....

 

Tunisia rescues 350 migrants heading by boat to Italy from Libya

"Naval forces have rescued at least 350 clandestine migrants off the coast near Ben Guerdane in an old boat that left from Libya," local Red Cross representative Abd el Karim Rguiyi told Reuters. "Among them are Syrians and families,...

 
How much is nature worth in the UK?

How much is nature worth in the UK?

Have you ever wondered how much nature is worth in the UK? No, I hadn't either, but it turns out it was £1,573bn in 2011, according to research from the Office for National Statistics. The ONS put the "natural capital" figure out as part of...

BBC, 01:44 in Business
 
Airport expansion: Heathrow v Gatwick

Airport expansion: Heathrow v Gatwick

Two and a half years ago, the fledgling romance between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats was hitting the rocks. They were bickering about a runway. Having ditched Labour's plans to expand Heathrow, the pressure was back on ministers to...

BBC, 01:44 in Business
 
Toy car fitted to three-legged tortoise in Bristol

Toy car fitted to three-legged tortoise in Bristol

Part of a toy car has been fitted to a tortoise to help it get around after losing a leg. Pet Touche Purnell's back leg was removed after an accident at its home last week. Vet Sonya Miles said: "We decided to attach the wheel to avoid him...

BBC, 01:46 in Regional
 
UN peacekeepers 'barter goods for sex'

UN peacekeepers 'barter goods for sex'

UN peacekeepers regularly barter goods for sex with people in the countries the world body is meant to be helping, a draft UN report says. The document by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) says it has found that hundreds of women in...

BBC, 01:46 in World News
 

Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody takes another two weeks off court duties

Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody has extended his absence from court duties, which a fellow judge has revealed left her having to deal with a clutch of important cases while grieving her father’s death. Carmody, whose future is in limbo after he...

 
‘I’ve had enough’: Councillor’s call to shut down children’s homes

‘I’ve had enough’: Councillor’s call to shut down children’s homes

A county councillor wants to shut down two therapeutic children's homes due to continued claims of long-term, disruption to neighbouring families. Steven Lambert, who serves Aylesbury West, said one family has moved to Cornwall to escape the issues....

 
Japan corp sentiment dips on inventory adjustment, rebound seen

Japan corp sentiment dips on inventory adjustment, rebound seen

The quarterly poll by the Ministry of Finance and the Cabinet Office released on Thursday suggests growth could slow temporarily in the second quarter as car makers curb production to draw down inventories. The business survey index (BSI) of sentiment...

Reuters, 01:49 in Business
 
UN climate conference: Silence over emissions targets

UN climate conference: Silence over emissions targets

Politicians at a UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany are refusing to discuss whether their polices will actually protect the climate. Nations have jointly promised to keep the global temperature rise below the 2C danger threshold. They are...

BBC, 01:56 in World News
 
Culture shock as KettFest hits Kettering

Culture shock as KettFest hits Kettering

Culture came to Kettering in all shapes and sizes at the weekend for the town's first arts festival. One of the co-founders of KettFest, Chris Lynch, said: “I’m really enthused about the reaction the Kettering community gave us this weekend for the...

 
Beyond games, Oculus virtual reality headset finds medical uses

Beyond games, Oculus virtual reality headset finds medical uses

Patterson, an engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, studied a software used on the prototype of the head-mounted display that creates virtual settings, such as a Middle Eastern-themed city or desert road, that soldiers would otherwise...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal should pursue a Theo Walcott - Raheem Sterling swap deal

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal should pursue a Theo Walcott - Raheem Sterling swap deal

Walcott's future in north London is currently up in the air as talks over a new contract at the Emirates appear to have reached a stand-still. The former Southampton star, who joined the Gunners in 2006, has one year left on his current deal with the...

Daily Star, 02:15 in Sport
 

South Korea reports 14 new MERS cases, takes total to 122

The spread of the disease has stirred up public fear and confusion, prompting President Park Geun-hye to postpone a visit to the United States, while health officials have been criticised over a lack of transparency and for failing to swiftly contain...

 


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