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  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by timex
    +7 +2

    A Huge Climate Change Movement Led By Teenage Girls Is Sweeping Europe. And It’s Coming To The US Next.

    A huge student protest movement led almost exclusively by teenage girls and young women is sweeping Europe, and it's on the brink of breaking through in the US. So far this year, tens of thousands of high school–age students in Belgium, Germany, and Sweden have boycotted class and protested against climate change. The loose movement’s inspiration, a 16-year-old girl who began a solitary picket last year outside the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, has compared the protests to the March for Our Lives movement organized by the Parkland teens in the wake of a shooting at their school that left 17 dead.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +3

    'Upset' farmer saves abattoir-bound lambs

    A farmer who became too upset when taking his lambs to the abattoir gave his flock to an animal sanctuary. Sivalingam Vasanthakumar, from Totnes, Devon, took the 20 male lambs nearly 200 miles (321km) to Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries, near Kidderminster. Mr Vasanthakumar, a farmer for 47 years, said: "I just couldn't cope any more and I had to say no." The sanctuary said the "lucky" lambs would have fetched about £9,000 if they had been sold.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by ppp
    +7 +1

    Sixty strangers attend man's funeral

    About 60 strangers turned up to the funeral of a man they had never met after an appeal from the vicar. Terence Filer, 85, died at St Martin's House Care Home in Camborne, Cornwall on 2 January. The funeral directors and Cornwall Council attempted to find people who knew him but with no success. This prompted the vicar to appeal for people to attend his funeral in Redruth. Rev Caspar Bush said it was unusual.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by TentativePrince
    +3 +1

    Billionaire's £100m gift to Cambridge Uni

    A hedge fund billionaire has donated £100m to Cambridge University. The donation from David Harding, via his foundation, is the biggest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. The money will fund postgraduate scholarships for more than 100 PhD students and be invested in attracting students from "under-represented groups". Vice-chancellor Prof Stephen J Toope said it was "extraordinarily generous".

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by jedlicka
    +22 +4

    Builder found £76m lottery ticket in van

    A builder found the winning ticket for a £76m EuroMillions jackpot tucked in the visor of his van six weeks after the draw. Andrew Clark, 51, had a stockpile of lottery tickets in his Peugeot van. He discovered the winning ticket in the stash after being urged to check by his partner Trisha Fairhurst. Mr Clark, from Boston, Lincolnshire, said: "It almost feels like some magical Christmas story, the man who nearly lost £76 million!"

  • Expression
    8 months ago
    by TentativePrince
    +14 +4

    The warrior queen who 'achieved the incredible'

    How does a ruler defeat bloodthirsty invaders, secure a kingdom and lay the foundations for England - and then almost get written out of history? Be a woman, that's how. Exactly 1,100 years after her death Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, is emerging from the shadows. Born into a tooth-and-nail war for survival against Viking invaders, Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great, grew up in a realm teetering on the brink of disaster.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by baron778
    +18 +6

    Murder arrest over hospital baby deaths

    A healthcare professional has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill six others at a hospital. Cheshire Police said the woman's arrest was a significant step forward in an investigation into deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Officers have been investigating the deaths of 17 newborns at the neonatal unit between March 2015 and July 2016.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by zritic
    +20 +3

    HSBC to move seven offices from London to Paris amid Brexit uncertainty

    While Britain braces for its exit from the EU in March 2019, HSBC announced on Monday that seven of its Europe-focused offices will move from London to Paris early next year.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by spacepopper
    +16 +3

    Abortion pill at home to be legal in England

    Women in England will be allowed to take an early abortion pill at home, under a government plan due to take effect by the end of the year. Currently, women ending a pregnancy in its first 10 weeks must take two pills at a clinic, 24 to 48 hours apart. Under the new plans, which will bring England into line with Scotland and Wales, the second pill can be taken at home.

  • Analysis
    5 months ago
    by aj0690
    +23 +4

    Silver Coins Lead to One of the Earliest Roman Sites in Yorkshire

    The dig site found by metal detectorists 3 years ago appears to be a high-status homestead that once had two villas

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Borska
    +9 +2

    Fifth of meat tests reveal unspecified DNA

    More than a fifth of meat sample tests in 2017 found DNA from animals not on the labelling, the BBC has learned. Out of 665 results from England, Wales and Northern Ireland collected by the Food Standards Agency, 145 were partly or wholly made up of unspecified meat. The FSA said the levels were consistent with "deliberate inclusion" - but added testing had targeted those businesses suspected of "compliance issues".

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Chubros
    +20 +5

    Smoking will be 'eradicated in England by 2030'

    Smoking will be “eradicated” in England by 2030 as roughly a thousand people quit every day, health chiefs have predicted. More than a million smokers have kicked the habit since 2014, Public Health England said yesterday, leaving overall rates at their lowest ever, with just 14.9 per cent of adults smoking.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by rawlings
    +11 +2

    Oxford’s Library Once Branded Its Sauciest Books With a Greek Letter

    For more than a hundred years, deep in a dusty enclave of the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, there sat a restricted collection—2,100 books deemed too subversive, too toxic, too scandalous for eager minds. These books, principally concerned with sex, made up the “Phi” collection, bearing the Greek “Φ” on their spines like a mark of sin. But things are different now, and these books are proudly on display at the Bodleian, in the Story of Phi: Restricted Books exhibit that opened on November 15, 2018.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by kong88
    +2 +1

    500-year-old skeleton still wearing thigh-high boots found in London river

    A pair of durable boots is a must-have in anyone's winter wardrobe -- and a team of archaeologists has found a timeless pair in a very unlikely place. The skeleton of a man, dating back around 500 years, has been discovered face down in the mud under London's River Thames, with his thigh-high leather footwear remaining virtually intact.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Petrox
    +3 +1

    Boy travels world to meet science hero

    An eight-year-old boy from California took a 12-hour detour to meet his science hero. Ajay Sawant met YouTube star Sir Martyn Poliakoff in Nottingham before heading with his family on holiday to Mumbai in India. Prof Poliakoff, based at the University of Nottingham, showed the science superfan how to make a glowstick and create reactions using dry ice. Ajay's mother Anjli said it was "a dream come true" for her son.

  • Video/Audio
    5 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +11 +1

    CCTV Footage of 3 wankers on a garbage bin tipping rampage...

    For the first time City of York Council has proactively released CCTV footage in a bid to deter future wasteful antics which took place earlier this month in York.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by KondoR
    +18 +1

    Queen hands over the reigns to Prince Charles - historic step closer to a new king

    It is being dubbed the “gentle succession” – as the Queen gradually begins to relinquish some of her traditional duties as monarch. As she approaches her 88th birthday in April after almost 62 years on the throne, she has agreed to hand over part of her workload in a historic “job-share” arrangement with Prince Charles. In a royal first, he will be taking on more head of state-style responsibilities as the Palace starts to make tentative plans for his eventual succession.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by whitefalcon
    +19 +1

    Twiggy Garcia, who attempted citizen's arrest on Tony Blair awarded over £2000

    He might have quit his job immediately afterwards, but the London barman who attempted a citizen’s arrest on Tony Blair has been rewarded with a sizeable bounty for his efforts. Twiggy Garcia was working at Tramshed in East London when the opportunity arose to confront the former Prime Minister.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by zritic
    +9 +1

    Wikipedia to store famous voices for posterity, starting with Stephen Fry's

    Virtually everyone in the UK (and many an Engadget reader) is familiar with Stephen Fry's iconic voice, but will anyone remember it in, say, 50 years? He certainly hopes so, but just to be sure, Wikipedia has recorded it for posterity and pegged it to his bio page. The plan is to have a large number of well-known types do the same so that readers will know "what (those folks) sound like and how they pronounce their names."

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by distant
    +11 +1

    London Stunned By Spate Of Financial Worker Deaths

    A series of deaths among finance workers has shaken London and raised more concerns about stress levels of bankers, Ben Wright and David Enrich of The Wall Street Journal report. On Tuesday morning, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee died after falling from the roof of the European headquarters of JP Morgan in London.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by greengabe
    +13 +1

    Buns, Germs and Steel

    Dalston, in the East London borough of Hackney, is an area that wears both the obvious scars and the shiny adornments of gentrification. Like most of the East side of London, this has long been a working class, racially diverse neighborhood, but with the industrial decline of the UK the old warehouses became squats and studios, and art soon flourished in the area...

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    David Cameron Says Snooper's Charter Is Necessary Because Fictional Crime Dramas He Watches Prove It

    You may recall the stories from the past couple years about the so-called "snooper's charter" in the UK -- a system to further legalize the government's ability to spy on pretty much all communications. It was setting up basically a total surveillance system, even beyond what we've since learned is already being done today. Thankfully, that plan was killed off by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by zobo
    +18 +1

    British art collector sends painting to France to determine authenticity: French committee decides to burn it

    When British collector Martin Lang submitted one of his paintings to a French committee, he was hoping to find out if it was an authentic work by Marc Chagall. But not only did the Chagall Committee declare the painting a forgery, it said Lang’s painting should be burned under strict French laws that protect artists’ works.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by TNY
    +16 +1

    George Bush and Tony Blair Are Officially War Criminals

    Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War, who run the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission – a sort of upstart alternative to the Hague. At a tribunal earlier this year they one-upped George Monbiot by declaring Tony Blair and George Bush as war criminals. And why not? It's still relevant. NOFX are still playing “Franco Un-American” on tour, after all.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +1

    The great flood of London

    In 1928 the Thames flooded much of central London, with fatal consequences. It was the last time the heart of the UK's capital has been under water. How did the city cope and what has changed?

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by darvinhg
    +22 +1

    A British Surgeon Successfully 3-D Printed and Implanted a Pelvis

    A British surgeon successfully implanted a 3-D printed pelvis for a man who lost half his pelvis to bone cancer, Madison Beerbohm of Healthpoint Capital reports. It was the first transplant of its kind.

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by MissyE
    +15 +1

    The beauty of the UK's loneliest bus stops

    The Magazine recently visited an isolated, slate-roofed shelter in rural Cumbria and asked whether it was the UK's loneliest bus stop. A number of readers suggested even more solitary alternatives.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +1

    Hospital records of all NHS patients sold to insurers

    Hospital records of all NHS patients sold for insurance purposes days after controversial plans to extract patient data from GP files put on hold

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by zyery
    +5 +1

    UK shells out over $8mn to monitor Julian Assange

    The UK has spent over $8 million on monitoring the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Julian Assange has been holed up for 20 months. His stay is having a knock-on effect on British taxpayers, reportedly costing them over $16,000 a day.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by tukka
    +6 +1

    Rebekah Brooks: 'I understood illegality of payments to police'

    Rebekah Brooks was asked on Friday to explain the legality of a series of contacts between her journalists at the Sun and sources connected to the police, military and MI5. The jury in the phone-hacking trial were shown an email from April 2006, in which a reporter asked her to authorise a payment to a source who had provided a story involving the royal mayor of Tetbury who was leaving his wife.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by bkool
    +18 +1

    Vulnerable man starved to death after benefits were cut

    Mark Wood, 44, who had a number of complex mental health conditions, died at his home last August, months after an Atos fitness-for-work assessment found him fit for work. This assessment triggered a decision by the jobcentre to stop his sickness benefits, leaving him just £40 a week to live on. His housing benefits were stopped at around the same time.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by zritic
    +28 +1

    British gov't boycotts Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine

    The British government will boycott the Winter Paralympics in Sochi over host Russia's military action in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday. The British premier said he and Foreign Secretary William Hague thought it would be "wrong" for ministers to go to the Games, which start on Friday, given the unfolding events in nearby Ukraine.

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +25 +1

    UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue

    The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy concerns. The Guardian reports that extensive patient information from its HES (hospital episode statistics) data has been uploaded to Google servers.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by KondoR
    +24 +1

    Britain’s KGB Sugar Daddy

    On Monday, a freelancer photographer called Steve Back snapped a photograph of a document being carried cavalierly in the open by British officials entering Downing Street. The document was a list of suggested countermoves by Westminster to play against the Kremlin for Russia’s recent invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by MissyE
    +25 +1

    Personal treasures of World War One uncovered

    The World War One centenary means personal war diaries, letters and photos are emerging from dusty attics and drawers across the UK and beyond to offer a different perspective of the conflict. The National Archives has begun the mammoth task of digitising 1.5 million WW1 diary pages, mainly taken from official war diaries, describing the lives of British soldiers on the front line.