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Michael Gove vows to uphold food standards after Brexit

Michael Gove vows to uphold food standards after Brexit

The environment secretary, Michael Gove, is to pledge that British food standards will not be lowered “in pursuit of trade deals”. In an address to the National Farmers’ Union annual conference on Tuesday he is expected to also vow to minimise the...

today, 07:11 in Business
 
RAC repair service broke down over an ‘easy to fix’ problem

RAC repair service broke down over an ‘easy to fix’ problem

After a weekend in Cambridge, my car wouldn’t start (I live in Derby). On Sunday I called the RAC at about 3.30pm. It arrived at 7.30pm and I was told the car needed a mass air sensor. I was assured the car could be fixed at 10am the next day so I...

today, 07:11 in Business
 
Most shoppers say Brexit has not affected spending habits

Most shoppers say Brexit has not affected spending habits

British consumers are preparing to carry on shopping despite the mounting political chaos over Brexit, according to a survey, even as business leaders increasingly sound the alarm over the potential hit to the economy. More than half of consumers in...

today, 07:01 in Business
 
MPs call for 1p clothing tax and darning classes in schools to cut waste

MPs call for 1p clothing tax and darning classes in schools to cut waste

A penny on every shirt, skirt and stocking could fund better recycling and repairing in the fashion industry, according to a parliamentary report that recommends new taxes to end the throwaway consumer culture. The cross-party environmental audit...

today, 06:44 in Learning
 

Roadside revival: 10 of the best motels in the US

Not much remains of the Henning Motel in Newberry Springs, California. Out on old Route 66, only the once-flashing neon sign still stands, rusted beyond repair. The arrival of the Interstate Highway in the 1970s rerouted custom elsewhere, and like...

today, 06:36 in Lifestyle
 
Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets

Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets

Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found. Among those that have set climate goals, only one in three stretch beyond 2025, according to...

today, 06:27 in World News
 
Tuesday’s best TV: 100 Vaginas; My Million Pound Menu

Tuesday’s best TV: 100 Vaginas; My Million Pound Menu

100 Vaginas 10pm, Channel 4 The artist Laura Dodsworth certainly knows how to start a conversation. Previous photography series on breasts and penises have caused a stir and now she’s tackling the last taboo. Her new icebreaker, “Let’s talk about your...

today, 06:18 in Showbiz
 

How the world got hooked on palm oil

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there grew a magical fruit. This fruit could be squeezed to produce a very special kind of oil that made cookies more healthy, soap more bubbly and crisps more crispy. The oil could even make lipstick smoother...

today, 06:12 in World News
 
'A free pass for mobs to kill': India urged to stem cow vigilante violence

'A free pass for mobs to kill': India urged to stem cow vigilante violence

Hindu cow vigilante groups in India are escaping punishment for lynchings because of police inertia and complicity by local officials, leaving the family of those affected without justice, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. The report...

today, 05:56 in World News
 
A public holiday and gold-plated rifle: Saudi crown prince feted on Asia tour

A public holiday and gold-plated rifle: Saudi crown prince feted on Asia tour

Mohammad bin Salman has been welcomed with a fighter jet escort, a gold-plated submachine gun and Pakistan’s highest civilian honour on the lavish first leg of an Asian tour aimed at rehabilitating the image of the Saudi Arabian crown prince five...

today, 05:56 in World News
 
Great Australian Bight: Equinor says oil drilling 'can be done safely'

Great Australian Bight: Equinor says oil drilling 'can be done safely'

lThe Norwegian company Equinor is pushing ahead with plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight and has published its draft environment plan saying “drilling can be done safely”. But environment groups have called for the federal government...

today, 05:56 in World News
 
Asylum seekers say Paladin 'doing nothing' for its $423m Manus Island deal

Asylum seekers say Paladin 'doing nothing' for its $423m Manus Island deal

Asylum seekers on Manus Island say the security contractor Paladin is “doing nothing” on the ground, questioning how the firm is spending money from its $423m deal with the Australian government. The Australian government is continuing to face...

today, 05:41 in World News
 
Syrian Kurdish leader calls for international force to protect Kurds

Syrian Kurdish leader calls for international force to protect Kurds

The leader of the Syrian Kurds has called for a small international observer force to be stationed on the Turkey-Syria border to protect Kurds from what she says is the threat of crimes against humanity committed by Turkish forces. Ilham Ahmed is...

today, 05:10 in World News
 
Kurtley Beale ready to move on after creating 'bad image' for rugby with videos

Kurtley Beale ready to move on after creating 'bad image' for rugby with videos

An apologetic Kurtley Beale says his focus is now solely on the rugby after admitting videos featuring him had created a “bad image” for the game. The Wallabies and Waratahs playmaker was forced into damage control last month after two videos were...

today, 04:23 in Sport
 
Rod Rosenstein, key figure behind Mueller inquiry, expected to step down in mid-March

Rod Rosenstein, key figure behind Mueller inquiry, expected to step down in mid-March

Rod Rosenstein, the US deputy attorney general who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official has said. Rosenstein...

today, 03:58 in World News
 


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