Businessman awarded peerage by Harold Wilson had ten years of meetings with Czech spies

A businessman awarded a peerage by Harold Wilson had a decade-long relationship with Communist-era spies who considered him so useful that they referred to him as ‘intelligence agency staff’. According to more than 1,000 documents unearthed at archives in Prague, Rudy Sternberg was meeting agents from Czechoslovakia’s Statni Bezpecnost (StB) secret police in the 1960s … Read more Businessman awarded peerage by Harold Wilson had ten years of meetings with Czech spies

Holidaymakers travelling to Scotland from Spain MUST quarantine for 14 days

Britons can travel to 73 destinations – including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Malta and Barbados – with no mandatory quarantine upon returning to England from July 10. The government’s official website does not immediately specify whether the countries on the list will reciprocate the quarantine-free arrangements. It instead urges travellers to check the individual rules … Read more Holidaymakers travelling to Scotland from Spain MUST quarantine for 14 days

Germany approves plan to close all coal-burning power plants by 2038 and shift to renewable energy 

Germany moves forward with $45billion plan to close all its coal-burning power plants by 2038 and eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 The German parliament passed a set of bills eliminating coal-power by 2038 The bills include $45billion to fund the transition to other power sources It’s part of a wider goal of eliminating … Read more Germany approves plan to close all coal-burning power plants by 2038 and shift to renewable energy 

Prince Harry postpones Invictus Games Dusseldorf to give competitors ‘time to practice and prepare’

The CEO of Prince Harry‘s Invictus Games Foundation has revealed the Düsseldorf contest has been postponed to give competitors ‘time to prepare’ after the coronavirus pandemic.   In March, organisers said the competition founded by Prince Harry – due to take place at The Hague this year – was likely to be rescheduled to May or June … Read more Prince Harry postpones Invictus Games Dusseldorf to give competitors ‘time to practice and prepare’

The unsung engineering heroes of D-Day

Never-before-seen photos of the momentous D-Day landings have come to light after 76 years. The images were taken by Lieutenant Stephen Malenoir-Vickers, of the Royal Engineers, who cleared mines and paths across Juno Beach using an armoured bulldozer. Juno Beach was one of five beaches targeted in the allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings … Read more The unsung engineering heroes of D-Day

‘Cold blob’ in the Atlantic Ocean caused by shifting currents and low-level clouds, study shows

Strange ‘cold blob’ in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that is getting cooler as the rest of the world heats up is caused by shifting ocean currents and low-level clouds, study shows The so-called ‘warming hole’ in the North Atlantic was first spotted back in 2015 Past research connected the hole to a weakening … Read more ‘Cold blob’ in the Atlantic Ocean caused by shifting currents and low-level clouds, study shows

Detectives probe ‘promising’ new mobile phone lead in Madeleine McCann case

Detectives probe ‘promising’ new mobile phone lead in Madeleine McCann case after tip-off revealing who owned the number prime suspect Christian Brueckner called the day she vanished A TV appeal viewer recognised the number Bruckner is said to have phoned Brueckner recently identified as a suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine  Prosecutors claim they have … Read more Detectives probe ‘promising’ new mobile phone lead in Madeleine McCann case

Holiday air-bridge lift-off: France, Germany and Italy are on list of quarantine-free destinations

Air bridges allowing tourists to travel to France, Italy and other countries were confirmed late last night. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will today set out exemptions from a number of countries from its ‘all but essential’ travel guidance from July 4. However the measures exempting travellers from quarantine will not be in force until … Read more Holiday air-bridge lift-off: France, Germany and Italy are on list of quarantine-free destinations

The worst is yet to come: World Health Organization warns

The worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is ‘yet to come’, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. WHO director Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus claimed the spread of the virus was actually speeding up, despite lockdowns being loosened around the world. He said countries like South Korea, China, Germany, Singapore and Japan had shown there is a … Read more The worst is yet to come: World Health Organization warns

Germany extends coronavirus lockdown in hard-hit district

Germany extends coronavirus lockdown in district hit by outbreak at slaughterhouse where 1,500 of 7,000 employees have tested positive North Rhine-Westphalia state has extended lockdown in hard-hit district Guetersloh will remain on lockdown until July 7 ‘as a precaution’, premier said  Neighbouring district of Warendorf able to exit lockdown as planned on June 30 By … Read more Germany extends coronavirus lockdown in hard-hit district