'Bye Boris!' MPs shout at Johnson as PMQs stream is cut short Sign up HERE for science breakthroughs in health, business and more that matter SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Early this year, the Government had vowed to invest £100million in Britishvolt, a company that is currently building the UK’s first gigafactory in Northumberland. Through this project, the firm is set to create 3,000 jobs at the electric battery factory and over 5,000 in the associated supply chains. Despite construction work for the massive factory beginning in April, the Government has so far not upheld its promise to support the project, according to MP Ian Lavery of Wansbeck. Related articles Heat pumps scheme to hike bills by £100 a … [Read more...] about Boris ‘jeopardising’ UK’s first gigafactory as ‘not a single penny’ of £100m fund received
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Britain is set to be hotter than Monaco this weekend before temperatures rise even higher next week. After chilly mornings at the start of this week, the weather is expected to heat up leading to temperatures above 25C from Wednesday and 28C by Saturday. And the forecast will be even hotter in the second week of July, with the Met Office expecting highs of 30C. The country will heat up over the coming days, as Thursday is set to see 24C in the south, with bouts of rain for the far north and the northwest. The mercury is expected to climb up again on Friday with highs of 26C, with a few sparse showers of light rain to fall in the north. Recommended TikToker tries out food at UK’s ‘most expensive chippy’ UK weather: Heatwave to return with 30C sunshine in time for school holidays Wimbledon weather forecast as rain disrupts first day Met Office metereologist Clare Nasir said high pressure is “firmly in charge” this weekend … [Read more...] about UK weather: Britain set to be hotter than Monaco this weekend before temperatures soar to 30C
By Tom Espiner Published 2 hours ago comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The pound has fallen to a two-year low against the dollar reflecting traders' increasing concerns about recession around the world as energy prices continue to soar. But sterling is also weak because markets are worried about future UK economic growth, analysts said. Sterling could fall even further after predictions of economic stagnation and as inflation rises, they added. London shares regained some ground on Wednesday following Tuesday's falls. The resignation of two senior government ministers on Tuesday evening, including former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, was not a significant factor in the pound's fall, Rabobank head currency strategist Jane Foley told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. UK household energy bills to hit £3,000 per year Sunak … [Read more...] about Pound slides to two-year low against the dollar
“D uck and cover!” a mechanized voice screamed. The ground shook and the window rattled. I rolled from my bed to the floor of my trailer and felt for the armor I’d forgotten in my office. I lay there and sweated and swore. The voice from the loudspeaker urged me to get away from the windows. I was inside a tin can. I crawled to the door. My hand was on the knob when I realized I was naked. The next impact knocked the air conditioner to the floor. I grabbed a light-blue cotton robe and bolted. To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app. I raced along a row of sandbags, one hand holding the robe closed. The duck-and-cover bunkers were 100 feet away. Another series of explosions, and I hit the rocks. I was lying there, panting, when I saw a bright-yellow bunker tucked behind a row of sandbags and palm trees. I was up, running, full out. My robe fell open and flew out behind me. Another hit. I was 20 feet away. Ten. Five. I crashed into the … [Read more...] about What I Wish I’d Known About Sexual Assault in the Military
A MAN so sick that doctors thought he had cancer had in fact overdosed on a common supplement. And NHS experts are concerned that taking excessive amounts of vitamins is becoming a growing problem. The unnamed middle-aged man, from Kent, started taking a cocktail of supplements after seeing a nutritional therapist. He took 20 over-the-counter pills every day in the pursuit of health. The daily requirement for vitamin D is 600mg, but the patient was taking more than 80 times that, at 50,000mg each day. He was also taking around 20 times the recommended daily dose of omega-3, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 - 2000mg twice daily compared to 200-500mg. Read more on supplements DRUG ALERT How many paracetamol are dangerous? DRUG DEAL Major change to NHS prescriptions announced - are you affected? The body makes vitamin D in response to sunlight, but it can also be consumed in some foods, such as oily fish. In … [Read more...] about Doctors shocked to discover true cause of man’s illness after fearing cancer
This story was originally published in Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission. Poison drops over a million hectares are planned to counter a 'mega mast' predicted to spark a plague of predators in native forests. David Williams reports. When I last visited a forest frequented by orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, there was quiet optimism. In 2009, I accompanied Department of Conservation (DOC) ranger Sandy Yong to Canterbury's Hawdon Valley, near Arthur's Pass, while she checked rat tracking tunnels and traps. READ MORE: P redator control project lasting legacy of conservation pioneers The weapon to wipe out wasps: The story of Vespex | Wasp Wipeout Back then, kākāriki numbers were estimated to be between 200 and 400 birds in three valleys - the Hawdon and Poulter in Arthur's Pass National Park, and the south branch of the Hurunui River. Yong thought the bird numbers were slowly growing. But she was concerned about a predator population … [Read more...] about $30.5 million hit planned for ‘mega mast’
By Tom Jackson Published 22 December 2015 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Since off-season cucumbers were grown under "transparent stone" - an early version of the greenhouse - for the Roman Emperor Tiberius, we've been trying to bend Mother Nature to our will. We've even learned how to grow plants without soil, feeding them directly with mineral nutrients in water, often under artificial light. Hydroponics - as this is called - has always remained a niche method of food production, but now the latest technologies are giving it a new lease of life. They're even trying it in space . Could this way of growing plants help feed our rapidly growing - and increasingly urbanising - global population? From semiconductors to spinach At its Aizu Wakamatsu factory in central Japan, tech firm Fujitsu is applying cloud-based data analytics to the production of … [Read more...] about Can growing lettuces in the cloud help feed the world?