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‘Brains and brawn’ allow crows and ravens to thrive almost anywhere in the world

Longer wings and large brains makes these iconic species especially adaptable and successful, scientists say

Monarch butterflies increasingly plagued by debilitating parasite, scientists say

Growing rates of infection contributed by increased density of monarchs in places where they lay eggs

Minister defends plans to process asylum seekers in Rwanda

The Wales secretary has defended claims that the government plans to ship adult male asylum seekers to Rwanda for official processing. Quizzed over the reports by Sky News’ Breakfast programme this morning, Simon Hart MP explained: “Yes. Again, I need to be a little careful about spelling out the detail, there are some sensitivities around…

How your morning coffee could be driving species to extinction

Report finds consumers in rich countries inadvertently driving extinction of species in poorer countries far way

Ali Harbi Ali given whole-life sentence for Sir David Amess murder

A judge has sentenced Ali Harbi Ali to a whole-life imprisonment for his murder of Sir David Amess MP. On 15 October 2021 the Southend MP was stabbed over 20 times during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Sir David was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene. Jurors at the Old…

Man found guilty of murdering Southend MP Sir David Amess

Today a man has been convicted of the murder of Southend MP Sir David Amess. On 15 October 2021 Sir David was stabbed over 20 times during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Jurors at the Old Bailey also found 26 year old Ali Harbi Ali of north London guilty of preparing acts of terrorism.…

Labour say Sunak may have broke ministerial code 

Labour have today suggested that the chancellor may have breached ministerial code over his wife’s “non-dom” tax status. Labour shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry has argued that Rishi Sunak “didn’t declare it properly”.  The arrangement means she is not subject to UK inheritance tax and is able to circumvent tax on overseas investments and rental…

Minister denies chancellor’s wife is ‘sheltering’ from tax

The business secretary has denied that the chancellor’s wife is “sheltering” from taxation by holding a non-domicile status. The arrangement means Murthy is not subject to UK inheritance tax and is able to circumvent tax on overseas investments and rental income. Kwasi Kwarteng was quizzed over reports that Akshata Murthy held the status status since…

MPs lambast lack of ‘serious effort’ on cancer workforce shortages

The health and social care committee have blasted the government’s absence of a serious effort by government to tackle gaps in the cancer workforce. MPs on the committee say this is jeopardising earlier diagnosis, the key to improving overall survival rates and catching up with comparable countries. In a highly critical report on cancer services…

Ozone may be weakening one of Earth’s most important cooling mechanisms, study warns

Changes to ozone levels are responsible for almost a third of global warming we have seen in the past 70 years, researchers say

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