At first glance, the industrial area around the central-Slovak town of Žarnovica has slowly become an undiscovered tourist destination in recent years. The potential for developing tourism in this area is provided by hiking and cycling routes, as well as castle ruins or defunct castles. At the end of this summer season, the newly emerging area of Pekný Les (Beautiful Forest) in the village of Horné Hámre will be added to the list. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement The area, under construction by the non-profit organisation Stefani close to the intersection of the new cycling paths in Kľakovská Dolina valley. Cycling routes in this location connect the district town of Žarnovica with Kľakovská Dolina valley, Revište Castle, Vtáčnik Hill, but also with the Novobanská Kotlina basin. You have just exceeded the number of devices allowed. … [Read more...] about Beautiful Forest a new attraction for nature lovers in central Slovakia
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Content editor for Leeds Live, Lucy Leeson puts the B&M hooded top to the test (Image: LeedsLive) 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 The cost of living crisis is in full throttle and fears of rising bills are keeping many people across the country awake at night. This includes mum of two, and content editor for Leeds Live, Lucy Leeson. With Christmas just around the corner as well, Lucy has been looking at ways to try and keep the bills low, which is why she was keen to rush to B&M after shoppers raved online about a product that can help keep you warm during the cold months ahead. Here is how she got on. Related articles Shoppers rush to B&M for 'cosy' £12 item that slashes heating costs Popular £7 Teddy Bear … [Read more...] about Woman raves about B&M’s ‘game changer’ heat-saving hoodie
Published 28 April 2013 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing By Matt Wells BBC News, Wounded Knee, South Dakota Part of the historical site at Wounded Knee is up for sale. Should it be developed as a landmark or left in peace out of respect for the Sioux people who died there? Almost as soon as the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee was over, the battle to define what happened on that bleak December day began. For decades afterwards, the official line from Washington was that the actions of the 7th Cavalrymen were heroic. The White House and its allies in South Dakota had invested much political capital in seizing tribal land for US use, and using the army to quell Native American resistance. What happened at Wounded Knee was promoted as a definitive end to these so-called "Indian wars", a final victory for the US government. The administration of President … [Read more...] about To whom does Wounded Knee belong?
Jacob Rees-Mogg gives update on Brexit to the Commons 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 South Carolina governor Nikki Haley told the Policy Exchange that Brexit will be a "positive game-changer for the future of Europe" and should be strongly supported by the United States. She stressed the importance of a united western front in response to Russian aggression. She explained: "This is a clash of civilizations — a classic struggle between light and darkness, good and evil, right and wrong. We need look no further than the streets of Mariupol, Hong Kong, and Tehran for proof." The former US Ambassador to the UN added: "Our challenges are steep, but they are not too steep to overcome, so long as we believe in ourselves and our fight … [Read more...] about Brexit: ‘Game-changer’ US governor throws weight behind Britain in stirring speech
The government has lifted a ban on fracking for shale gas in England, imposed in 2019 after a series of tremors, even though a review concluded that forecasting related earthquakes "remains a scientific challenge". Business and energy secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said strengthening the UK's energy security is "an absolute priority" in light of "Putin's illegal invasion of Ukraine and weaponisation of energy". In a bid to make the UK a net energy exporter by 2040, the country must explore "all avenues available to us through solar, wind, oil and gas production - so it's right that we've lifted the pause to realise any potential sources of domestic gas," he said. The government claims the gas could start flowing within six months, but experts say it could take a decade, doing little to enhance energy security or lower bills. Its climate advisors have warned of the risk of locking the country into fossil fuel infrastructure when it should be transitioning to green energy. … [Read more...] about Fracking for shale gas ban lifted by government in energy security drive
Since Brexit, those holding a British passport have seen more stamps than ever in their passports as each country they visit leaves a dated mark on its pages. But, it’s not a stamp from the European Union that could end up affecting the cost of your holidays in upcoming years. Those hoping to holiday in the United States – whether that be a week at Walt Disney World in Florida or a few days in New York – will be the ones hit hard. READ MORE: Disney's World of Frozen to open in 2023 and Disneyland Paris version to follow Most Brits taking a trip to the USA for 90 days or less can apply for a visa waiver rather than needing to get a fully-fledged visa to enter the country. Also known as an ESTA, such waivers cost just $21 – that’s £18.73 with the current exchange rate. But, if you’ve been to any country on the “State Sponsors of Terrorism” list you are not eligible for an ESTA. And, in the final days of his office President Trump added Cuba – a popular tourist … [Read more...] about Passport stamps could affect your next holiday and add £145 to cost
Published 5 days ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing By Jonah Fisher BBC Environment Correspondent A new study has cast doubt on government claims that hydrogen could be used to heat homes and so cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report, published in the journal Joule, analysed more than 30 studies that looked at hydrogen and heating. All those studies found that hydrogen was much less efficient and more costly than alternatives like heat pumps Last week the Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Commons that hydrogen was a "silver bullet". Hydrogen, unlike fossil fuels, doesn't give off CO2 when it burns, leading to hopes it could play a key role in decarbonising the economy. What is hydrogen energy and why is it important? Mr Rees-Mogg said hydrogen could be used as a way to store excess renewable power, and "with some adjustments … [Read more...] about Study contradicts Rees-Mogg over hydrogen for heating