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Fears that fire ants with painful sting will arrive in UK due to climate change

Fears that fire ants with painful sting will arrive in UK due to climate change

Fire ants and skin-burning plants are expected to invade Britain’s shores as climate change brings more extreme weather to the UK. Nature groups, including The Rivers Trust, Plantlife and Buglife, are calling on the Government to do more to stop a “flood of new nature invaders arriving and spreading” across the country. Over the past...

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WORLD: BRITAIN’S FALSE DAWN

WORLD: BRITAIN’S FALSE DAWN

In April, Susan Hall, the Conservative Party’s candidate to replace London’s Labour mayor Sadiq Khan, posted a photograph on X (formerly Twitter) that Khan was planning to charge motorists for every mile that they would drive in the capital — already one of the most expensive places in the world to drive a car in....

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Ice Hockey World Championship: Great Britain stay bottom after Czech defeat

Ice Hockey World Championship: Great Britain stay bottom after Czech defeat

Winless Great Britain remain bottom of Group A at the Ice Hockey World Championship after losing 4-1 to the Czech Republic in Prague. Czech captain Roman Cervenka, 38, assisted all four goals in a dominant display as the hosts claimed a fifth victory in six matches to strengthen their position at the top of Group...

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Inside Britain’s ‘fattest town’ where most people are overweight

Inside Britain’s ‘fattest town’ where most people are overweight

Wigan is Britain’s obesity capital with almost 40 percent of the town’s population considered obese, figures show. More than 70 percent of people in the Greater Manchester town are overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) more than 25. According to the NHS if you have a BMI of between 25 and 30 you are...

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India, UK reaffirm their FTA commitment at annual Strategic Dialogue

India, UK reaffirm their FTA commitment at annual Strategic Dialogue

3 min read Last Updated : May 18 2024 | 10:33 AM IST India and Britain have reaffirmed their commitment to conclude a mutually beneficial free trade agreement (FTA) at the annual UK-India Strategic Dialogue here, as the two sides reflected the “good progress” on the 2030 Roadmap since the last review. Foreign...

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Out of the slaughterhouse, into the ‘meatgrinder’ for Ukraine’s recruits

Out of the slaughterhouse, into the ‘meatgrinder’ for Ukraine’s recruits

In such an environment, it is no surprise that today’s Ukrainian army now also has psychologists as well as old-school chaplains. “A lot of people have just seen too many dead or injured,” says Julia (not her real name), 28, the 22nd’s resident shrink, who operates from a practice in an abandoned home. “It’s especially...

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UK watchdog decides not to pursue investigation into Microsoft-Mistral deal

UK watchdog decides not to pursue investigation into Microsoft-Mistral deal

The Microsoft Corp. logo. The company is increasing its cybersecurity staff. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg 2 min read Last Updated : May 17 2024 | 11:49 PM IST British regulators said Friday they don’t need to open a competition investigation into Microsoft’s partnership with French artificial intelligence company Mistral, a month after asking for industry...

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World’s richest gypsy who quit UK after making incredible £947m fortune

World’s richest gypsy who quit UK after making incredible £947m fortune

Britain’s wealthiest ‘Gypsy billionaire’ has raked in £200 million in one single year, making the Sunday Times Rich List once again. Alfie Best is best known for running a holiday property empire, including more than 100 residential mobile home parks across the UK, and several in the US. The self-styled ‘Gypsy billionaire’ jumped 58 places...

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