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Plastic bag use plummets in England

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, the government says. In the six months after the levy was brought in last October, 640 million plastic bags were used in seven major supermarkets in England, it says.
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The Ideas of Jeremy Corbyn Are the Ideas of Young Progressives Across Europe

Huffington Post UK - ‎12 hours ago‎
As the Chair of Young Labour I have the great privilege of representing young members of the Labour Party both to the Labour Party, to the general public, and sometimes even abroad.
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Turkey's Erdogan slams West for failure to show solidarity over coup attempt

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
ANKARA/ISTANBUL, July 29 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan condemned Western countries on Friday for failing to show solidarity with Turkey over the recent failed coup, saying those who worried over the fate of coup supporters instead of Turkish ...
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'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
MIAMI (AP) - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Secret family court ruling in Ellie Butler case published

Warrington Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
A ruling relating to the murder of six-year-old Ellie Butler which had been kept under wraps for more than two years has been published.
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Lula da Silva and six others to be tried

Financial Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Brazil's former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and investment banker André Esteves are among a group of defendants who will stand trial for obstruction of justice, a court in Brasília has ruled.
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Prince's potential heirs narrowed down to six

BT.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
A judge overseeing Prince's estate has narrowed down the pool of potential heirs for the late superstar's fortune, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing for six purported family members.
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Children among 28 killed in US air strike

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Calls have been growing among the opposition for the US-led coalition to temporarily stop 1 Calls have been growing among the opposition for the US-led coalition to temporarily stop its bombing of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) to avoid ...
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Stress tests find Europe's bank sector would survive fresh crisis

Financial Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Italy's Monte dei Paschi, the UK's Royal Bank of Scotland, and Ireland's Allied Irish Banks emerged as the biggest losers in the EU's banking stress tests, which largely found that the region's top 51 banks had enough capital to withstand another ...
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Branch expansion under threat as profits plummet in lead up to EU vote

This is Money - ‎13 hours ago‎
Profits at estate agent Foxtons tumbled 42 per cent in the first half of the year, and it said the drop was due to the decision to quit the European Union denting Londoners' appetite for buying and selling homes.
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Smishing scheme targeting Apple users

SC Magazine - ‎9 hours ago‎
An SMS claims that users' Apple accounts will be locked to dupe victims into clicking into a phishing site that can capture their credentials.
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Pottermania is back as Harry Potter And The Cursed Child opens in London

BT.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse of stars such as JK Rowling at the opening gala of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. Pottermania will reach fever pitch as The Cursed Child opening in London is immediately followed by the midnight release of the ...
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Actress Honeysuckle Weeks 'safe and sound' after police launch search

BT.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
The 36-year-old went missing on Thursday night and police launched a search for her amid concerns for her welfare. But her sister Perdita Weeks said on Twitter that she has now been found "safe and sound".
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Jason Day banishes doubts at US PGA but Rory McIlroy misses cut

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jason Day made seven birdies in eight holes to salvage a second round that had been drifting. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.
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The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
As Rio nears - and in light of the Russian doping scandal, London's debatable legacy and the craven prostrations of prospective future hosts - the Olympic ideal ...
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South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mangar Makur Chuot - the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games - has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin.
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Storing carbon underground may be safer than we thought

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
Few carbon-cutting practices have raised as much controversy, even among clean energy advocates, as the practice of carbon capture and storage.
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Science|An Orangutan's Mimicry Offers Clues to Language's Origins

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Researchers at the Indianapolis Zoo observed an orangutan mimic the pitch and tone of human sounds, for the first time. The finding, which was published Wednesday, provides insight into the evolutionary origin of human speech, the team said.
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How the British bulldog is being bred out of existence

Shields Gazette - ‎11 hours ago‎
The British bulldog - symbol of Churchillian courage and perseverance - is at risk of being defeated by its unhealthy genes, experts have warned.
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Health trust placed in financial special measures

East London and West Essex Guardian Series - ‎13 hours ago‎
Barts Health Trust has been placed into financial special measures by the NHS after it forecast the largest budget deficit of any healthcare provider in the UK.
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16 affected by E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese

BT.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Sixteen people have fallen ill with the same strain of E.coli in an outbreak officials said may be linked to eating blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk.
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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Doncaster Today - ‎11 hours ago‎
Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store. Many of us struggle to meet the recommended five-a-day portions of fruit and veg and the retailer hopes that its efforts will ...
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