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Huge Flow Country wildfire 'doubled Scotland's emissions'

Huge Flow Country wildfire 'doubled Scotland's emissions'

A massive wildfire on peatland in the far north in May doubled Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions for the six days it burnt, a study has estimated. About 22 sq miles (5,700 hectares) of blanket bog in the Flow Country, which stretches across...

Monday, 00:41 in Regional
 
Are our financial lives controlled by biased algorithms?

Are our financial lives controlled by biased algorithms?

Jamie Heinemeier Hansson had a better credit score than her husband, tech entrepreneur David. They have equal shares in their property and file joint tax returns. Yet David was given permission to borrow 20 times the amount on his Apple Card than his...

Monday, 00:37 in Business
 
Dubai Air Show: The man putting a jolt into electric air racing

Dubai Air Show: The man putting a jolt into electric air racing

In the conference halls and on the sidelines of this week's Dubai Air Show there's a lot of talk about the future of flight. But one of the most significant developments could be easily missed among the giant airliners and supersonic fighters on...

Monday, 00:37 in Business
 
Should we be worried by ever more CCTV cameras?

Should we be worried by ever more CCTV cameras?

It is all quiet on a mid-morning weekday at the CCTV monitoring centre of Southwark Council, in London, when I pay a visit. Dozens of monitors display largely mundane activities - people cycling in a park, waiting for buses, coming in and out of...

Monday, 00:37 in Business
 
GCSEs: Qualifications Wales urges exams to be kept in reforms

GCSEs: Qualifications Wales urges exams to be kept in reforms

GCSEs should not be ditched as part of major reforms to the school curriculum in Wales, an exams watchdog has urged. A consultation is being launched on the future of GCSEs and other qualifications taken by 16-year-olds. Qualifications Wales said...

Monday, 00:28 in Regional
 
Michael Bloomberg apologises for 'stop-and-frisk' policy

Michael Bloomberg apologises for 'stop-and-frisk' policy

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York who has made moves towards running as a presidential candidate, has apologised for backing the city's "stop and frisk" policy. Stop-and-frisk disproportionately targeted black and...

Sunday, 23:24 in World News
 
General election 2109: Leaders woo business with tax and apprenticeship vows

General election 2109: Leaders woo business with tax and apprenticeship vows

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson will all attempt to woo the UK's business leaders with speeches to the CBI's annual conference later. Mr Johnson will vow to end Brexit "uncertainty" and unveil Tory plans to cut business rates if...

Sunday, 22:54 in Regional
 
Missing Leah Croucher's brother Haydon dies

Missing Leah Croucher's brother Haydon dies

The brother of missing woman Leah Croucher has died, their father has said. Ms Croucher, 20, was last seen in Milton Keynes on 15 February. In a Facebook post, her father John said he had spoken to his son Haydon on Thursday to reassure him, almost...

Sunday, 21:55 in Regional
 
Trump defends Biden over North Korea's 'rabid dog' jibe

Trump defends Biden over North Korea's 'rabid dog' jibe

As the race for the 2020 presidential election gathers pace, the bitter war of words between US President Donald Trump and his main political rival Joe Biden is expected to escalate. Seen as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, Mr Biden has...

Sunday, 17:55 in World News
 
Plaid Cymru suspend member over anti-Semitism claims

Plaid Cymru suspend member over anti-Semitism claims

Plaid Cymru has suspended a party member included in its party election broadcast over allegations of anti-Semitism. The party said it will conduct an investigation into historical social media comments made by Sahar Al-Faifi. Ms Al-Faifi appeared in...

Sunday, 17:51 in Regional
 

Denbigh couple admit spraying neighbour with hosepipe

A couple have admitted common assault on their neighbour by turning a hosepipe on him in a long-running dispute. Barry and Hellynne Lee, both aged 72, sprayed Harold Burrows with water as he was clearing up debris that washed into his garden from...

Sunday, 17:29 in Regional
 
Three arrested after woman raped in Wigan park

Three arrested after woman raped in Wigan park

Three men have been arrested after a woman was raped in a park in Greater Manchester. The woman, aged in her 30s, was on Park Road, Wigan on Saturday night when she was approached by the three men. They walked to Mesnes Park, at about 21:20 GMT,...

Sunday, 17:29 in Regional
 
Artist will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

Artist will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

Musician will.i.am says a Qantas flight attendant was "racist" towards him during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. The Black Eyed Peas band's frontman tweeted that he was singled out when he missed a plane announcement to put his laptop...

Sunday, 17:26 in World News
 
Australian politicians banned from China 'will not repent' for criticism

Australian politicians banned from China 'will not repent' for criticism

Two Australian politicians refused entry to China have said they will not retract their criticisms of the country. Liberal Party MP Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson were due to go on a study tour in China next month. But their visa...

Sunday, 16:41 in World News
 
Prince Andrew BBC interview: Six things we learned

Prince Andrew BBC interview: Six things we learned

In an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew has given details about his relationship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and addressed allegations about sex with a teenage girl. Here are six...

Sunday, 16:39 in Regional
 


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