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British power plant promises to go carbon negative

British power plant promises to go carbon negative

Drax, which generates 5% of the UK's power, has said it plans to capture more carbon than it produces by 2030. The firm's power plant in North Yorkshire is already largely powered by renewable fuel such as wood pellets. The trees that the pellets come...

Tuesday, 00:12 in Business
 
Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action

Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action

Northern Ireland's nurses have begun a further 48 hours of industrial action, as they press for pay parity with the rest of the UK and for improved staffing levels. They are refusing to do things like working overtime shifts, working unpaid hours and...

Tuesday, 00:08 in Regional
 
Do apostrophe's still matter?

Do apostrophe's still matter?

A man who led the war on improper use of apostrophes now admits defeat, saying his grammar vigilante campaign has been brought to an end by a culture of carelessness. So what now? The battle is over, bad grammar (as in headline above) has won. That...

Monday, 23:49 in World News
 
Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice

Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice

European clinical guidelines on how to treat a major form of heart disease are under review following a BBC Newsnight investigation. Europe's professional body for heart surgeons has withdrawn support for the guidelines, saying it was "a matter...

Monday, 22:29 in Health
 

SEA Games: Athlete finally wins gold - 38 years after debut

It was a 38-year wait - but the hard work paid off for Christina Tham at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines this week. Tham first represented Singapore at the SEA Games - a regional Olympic-style event - in 1981, winning silver in...

6 December 2019 in Sport
 

Israel Folau: Rugby Australia denies 'backing down' with settlement

Rugby Australia (RA) says it "did not back down" by reaching a financial settlement with player Israel Folau after he was sacked for making homophobic comments. The ex-Wallabies star sued RA for A$14m (£7.4m; $9.5m) after his contract was...

5 December 2019 in Sport
 

Israel Folau reaches settlement with Rugby Australia

Rugby player Israel Folau has reached a settlement with Rugby Australia (RA) over his controversial sacking for writing anti-gay posts on social media. The former Wallabies star had been suing RA for A$14m (£7.4m; $9.5m) after having his contract...

4 December 2019 in Sport
 

Gus Kenworthy: US Winter Olympian switches to Great Britain

Winter Olympic silver medallist Gus Kenworthy has switched allegiance from Team USA to Great Britain. The 28-year-old represented the United States at the 2014 and 2018 Games, winning a silver medal in slopestyle in Sochi. Kenworthy holds a British...

3 December 2019 in Sport
 

Hillsborough police chief cleared of manslaughter

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans in the 1989 disaster. Former South Yorkshire Police Ch Supt Duckenfield, 75, was cleared after a seven-week retrial at...

28 November 2019 in Sport
 

Manchester City investment from US breaks global sports valuation

The parent company of Premier League champions Manchester City has announced a £389m investment from US private equity firm Silver Lake. The deal breaks a record in global sports valuations, making holding company City Football Group (CFG) worth...

27 November 2019 in Sport
 

Israel Folau raises compensation bid over Rugby Australia sacking

Rugby player Israel Folau has upped his demands for compensation from Rugby Australia to A$14m (£7.4m; $9.5m), following his high-profile sacking. The former Wallabies star is suing after being fired in May for making anti-gay remarks on social...

27 November 2019 in Sport
 

Jlloyd Samuel death: Footballer's body 'too burnt' for visual ID

Former Aston Villa and Bolton footballer Jlloyd Samuel's body could not be visually identified as it was so badly burnt after his car burst into flames, his inquest has heard. Warrington Coroner's Court heard Samuel died when his Range Rover crashed...

26 November 2019 in Sport
 


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