‘I want to see young people writing about nature’ – Channel 4 News

His writing has been praised by nature writers and naturalists alike and he’s been described as the young star of the Conservation movement. Autistic teenager Dara McAnulty is the youngest ever winner of a major literary prize. He won the Wainwright Prize about an hour ago for his moving and heartfelt chronicle, reflecting on nature and the world’s changing biosphere. Here is Dara reading an...

Hunt for ‘doorstep dumper’ caught defecating outside block of flats

The man was seen checking to see if the coast is clear before defecating on a doorstepPolice are hunting for a mystery ‘doorstep dumper’ who was caught defecating outside a flat in Fulham. Neighbours in the affluent South West London area expressed their shock after pictures on a local Facebook group showed a young man relieving himself on a doorstep on Friday evening.   CCTV of the...

International Dawn Chorus Day celebrated amid lockdown – Channel 4 News

It has become a soundtrack to lockdown: not the wailing sirens or the helicopters overhead – but the melody of birdsong at sunrise, now sounding clearer than it has been for decades, in a world that has ground to a halt. Today, the first Sunday in May, the height of spring – marks International Dawn Chorus Day – the sound of birdsong giving people around the world some distraction from the...

NHS workers who sacrificed their lives in fight against coronavirus

Just some of the NHS heroes whose lives were cut short by coronavirus (Credits: PA)Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers across the country are putting their lives on the line every day during this crisis. Many NHS workers have already lost their lives to coronavirus, and that number is likely to keep climbing in the days and weeks to come. The Government says it had now identified 27 NHS staff...

Coronavirus UK: 12,000 ex-medics answer call for help to fight covid-19

Staff are returning to the NHS in record numbersAlmost 12,000 retired doctors, nurses and medics have answered the call to arms and are returning to frontline duties to fight the coronavirus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock paid tribute to those NHS staff, who he said had ‘returned in our hour of need.’ Mr Hancock said that 2,660 doctors and around 2,500 other health professionals had returned...

Will #Brexit spell an end to Premier League’s competitiveness?

The British business world suffered another setback last week, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated he would be prepared to walk away from Brexit talks this summer if sufficient progress had not yet been made. A failure to strike a working deal with the EU would surely damage confidence in British markets even further, with many executives already feeling a keen sense of doom regarding...

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK – Channel 4 News

Two people from the same family have tested positive for the coronavirus – the first confirmed cases in the UK. They’re now being treated in a specialist infectious disease unit in Newcastle. Meanwhile 83 Britons evacuated from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak – have been taken to a hospital in Wirral where they’ll be quarantined for the next 14 days. Source link

#Conservative win marks bad day for people of Britain, says #GUE/NGL

A statement by GUE/NGL Co-President Martin Schirdewan on the Conservative Party’s victory in the British general election: “Today is a sad day for people living in Britain. “It is bitterly disappointing that the message of hope has not carried in the face of a dirty and dishonest campaign by the Conservatives. “Voters who had voted for change, for an end to austerity, for social and tax...

Getting #Brexit done? – EU Reporter : EU Reporter

On Thursday (12 December) this week, the UK will hold what is widely considered to be its most momentous general election since 1979. An apparently stark choice faces the country: with the Conservatives, exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, and the prospect of the low-tax low spend ‘Singapore-on-Sea’ free market nirvana long desired by the most ardent Brexiteers; with Labour, the opposite:...

General Election 2019: Britain on the verge of another hung parliament

We are in the final hours of election fever and it is going down to the wireBoris Johnson will go into the final full day of campaigning looking to win ‘every vote’ after a fresh poll suggested a hung parliament could still be on the cards. YouGov’s constituency-by-constituency poll predicts the Conservatives are on course for a 28 seat majority – but the margin of error and unknown...