David Bellamy, Naturalist And Broadcaster, Dies Aged 86

Naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86, the Conservation Foundation has said. Bellamy died on Wednesday, according to the foundation, of which he was president and co-founder. In a statement, David Shreeve, director of the Conservation Foundation, said: “Sadly, I have to report that David Bellamy died this morning. David and I worked […]

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Vote Going ‘Down To The Wire’ In Tony Blair’s Brexit-Backing Former Northern Seat

On the eve of Labour’s 1997 landslide, Tony Blair told voters in his Sedgefield constituency the country had “24 hours to save the NHS”. It was a devastatingly effective campaign and that year, Blair recorded a majority in excess of 25,000. Labour has held the County Durham seat, comprised of former coal communities, leafy rural […]

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Boris Johnson Repeatedly Fails To Apologise For ‘Tank-Topped Bum Boys’ Slur

Boris Johnson missed three open goals to say sorry for his reference to “tank-topped bumboys” with just hours until polls open in Thursday’s general election. The prime minister made the remark in a Telegraph column about Peter Mandelson’s resignation in 1998, and was this week taken to task by LGBTQ website Pink News about his […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Social Media Team Declares Victory In Digital Campaign War

Jeremy Corbyn’s social media team has hailed its election campaign as the most successful Britain has ever seen, achieving video views that far outstrip what Boris Johnson has managed. Corbyn’s Twitter account has posted 17 videos with over a million views each and on Facebook the Labour leader’s account has had 16 videos with over […]

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Arctic In Dire Condition As Climate Change Ravages Long-Frozen Region, Report Warns

Climate change is transforming Arctic ecosystems in unprecedented and troubling ways, causing vast sheets of ice to melt, impacting local wildlife and threatening not just indigenous populations who live there, but communities around the world, researchers warned in a dramatic new report issued on Tuesday. The findings were laid out in the 14th annual Arctic […]

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Greta Thunberg Voted Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year 2019

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Thunberg, who turns 17 in January and who is known for her blunt, straightforward speaking manner, has urged immediate action to address what she describes as the global climate crisis. She began her climate strikes with a solo protest outside the […]

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Lisa Bennett Death: Couple Guilty of Murdering Homeless Woman And Spending Her Benefits

A couple have been convicted of murdering a homeless woman who they drowned in their bath, before claiming her benefits. Kevin Flanagan was charged with the killing, alongside his girlfriend Kathleen Salmond, after his own brother told police that Flanagan had confessed the couple had killed 39-year-old Lisa Bennett. Salmond, who appeared at trial via […]

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Greta Thunberg Confronts World Leaders Over Their Inaction On Climate Change

At a high-level event on Wednesday at the vulnerable nations for climate-related damages. The U.N. climate talks, she said, “have turned into some kind of opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and to avoid raising their ambition.” She continued: The biggest danger is not inaction. The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making […]

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Flexible Working Isn’t Helping Gender Inequality – It’s Increasing It

Beyond coining the terms “role model” and “self-fulfilling prophecy”, the American sociologist Robert K. Merton is perhaps best known for his work on the concept of unintended consequences. One example of such is the “perverse effect”: when an intended solution to a problem makes it worse. You and I usually call that a “backfire”. Barbra […]

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