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Sellafield boss warns on nuclear clean-up

Sellafield boss warns on nuclear clean-up

The government body given the job of cleaning up Britain’s old nuclear power stations has warned that taxpayers will have to help plug a looming multimillion-pound gap in its finances left by shrinking revenues. David Peattie, chief executive of the...

today, 11:43 in Business
 
Why Britain is wasting a mountain of cheese

Why Britain is wasting a mountain of cheese

It was once a simple choice of stilton or cheddar with a few grapes on the side and the pleasure of assembling a course that requires no cooking. But for many households the Christmas cheeseboard has become an elaborate affair – often resulting in a...

today, 11:43 in Business
 
Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

The Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer has said. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, had been due to perform at a concert in Jinja, about 50...

today, 11:27 in World News
 
Smart footballs, winter layers and Ashes reminders: best sporting gifts of 2018

Smart footballs, winter layers and Ashes reminders: best sporting gifts of 2018

Style and substance The Women’s World Cup takes place in France in the summer and there is the chance to bag a bargain to show support for England with a range of gear from prodirectsoccer.com – all currently reduced. Scotland fans can also grab a...

today, 11:15 in Sport
 
'Distressing and depressing': stars bemoan Brexit at European film awards

'Distressing and depressing': stars bemoan Brexit at European film awards

It was a film, said Armando Iannucci as he picked up a major European award, made by someone who was Scottish and Italian, filmed mostly in England, financed totally by the French, and went through post-production in Belgium. The Death of Stalin,...

today, 11:11 in World News
 
The ugly spectre of racism in football on the rise across Europe

The ugly spectre of racism in football on the rise across Europe

Belgium Belgium continues to have significant problems with racism, not confined to football. In February, the Charleroi defender Francis N’Ganga was abused at Club Brugge, and the Standard Liège winger Paul-José M’Poku complained of abuse in...

today, 11:11 in World News
 
Silicon Valley in Iowa: congressman's fight for tech jobs in rural America

Silicon Valley in Iowa: congressman's fight for tech jobs in rural America

Ro Khanna is not running for president. Unlike many of his colleagues in Congress, the Silicon Valley congressman was not in Iowa to test the waters for a White House run. His visit was decidedly more ambitious: to bridge the deepening economic divide...

today, 11:11 in World News
 
Australia build lead despite imperious Virat Kohli century in second Test

Australia build lead despite imperious Virat Kohli century in second Test

One thing that Virat Kohli does is makes you feel you’ve witnessed a classic. Not all innings are created equal. Cheteshwar Pujara in Adelaide and Kohli in Perth each made 123. Each faced a similar number of balls. Pujara’s was a perfect display of...

today, 10:56 in Sport
 
Stansted 15: ‘We are not terrorists, no lives were at risk. We have no regrets’

Stansted 15: ‘We are not terrorists, no lives were at risk. We have no regrets’

On a mild Tuesday night on 28 March last year a minibus containing 15 protesters inched up to the perimeter of Stansted airport away from the public terminal and towards the cargo field. Shaking with adrenaline, they clutched at boltcutters to rip a...

today, 10:52 in World News
 
Chester zoo launches £50,000 fundraising campaign after fire

Chester zoo launches £50,000 fundraising campaign after fire

Chester zoo has launched a £50,000 fundraising campaign after fire destroyed much of the vast roof covering its monsoon forest area. Critically endangered orangutans, gibbons, crocodiles, turtles and exotic birds were all rescued when the blaze broke...

today, 10:26 in World News
 
Manu Tuilagi: ‘I always expect to be good and that is the pressure’

Manu Tuilagi: ‘I always expect to be good and that is the pressure’

Manu Tuilagi is reflecting on a run of injuries that have plagued his career at the very point the Leicester centre should have been in his prime. “Life is never a straight road,” he says, unless, that is, he has the ball under an arm and a hapless...

today, 10:17 in Sport
 
Virtual reality to help detect early risk of Alzheimer’s

Virtual reality to help detect early risk of Alzheimer’s

Scientists have found an unexpected use for virtual reality headsets: to help pinpoint people who may later develop Alzheimer’s disease. The devices, widely used by computer gamers, display images that can be used to test the navigational skills of...

today, 09:33 in Science &Technology
 
‘After half a century, a drive to Wales no longer takes its toll on motorists’

‘After half a century, a drive to Wales no longer takes its toll on motorists’

In a rare gap in the sea drizzle rolling up the Severn estuary, Darren Moore gazes fondly at the row of 14 booths where for 12 years he has been collecting tolls from drivers entering Wales. “It’s sad to think that all this will be going,” he says, as...

today, 09:13 in World News
 

Head in the clouds: the woman scaling fresh climate change heights

Nalini Nadkarni is sitting with her notebook and tape measure near the top of a strangler fig in Costa Rica’s Monteverde forest, on a branch 35 metres above the ground that is almost broad enough to walk along. Attached to the rope she has climbed to...

today, 09:13 in World News
 
Strange case of theatre historian, 90, mistaken for one-armed terrorist

Strange case of theatre historian, 90, mistaken for one-armed terrorist

One is a 90-year-old US army veteran turned academic, specialising in Victorian theatre; the other was a thirtysomething Chechen Isis member, sometimes known as “Akhmed the One-armed”. But for the past three years, some branches of the US government...

today, 09:13 in World News
 


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