Mass working from home and furlough must not last forever

Statistics on the economy are, to most people, just a remote and abstract jumble of numbers – right until the moment they are the one to have lost their job. It happened to my father in the 1980s and it is happening to hundreds of thousands of people right now. Yet there seems to be … Read more Mass working from home and furlough must not last forever

Russia prepares for mass coronavirus vaccination campaign in October

Russia prepares for mass coronavirus vaccination campaign in OCTOBER after clinical trials with teachers and doctors first in line Health Minister Mikhail Murashko outlined his plan for wider vaccines in October State research facility Gamaleya Institute has completed trials for the vaccine Some experts are concerned at how quickly Russia is planning to distribute it  … Read more Russia prepares for mass coronavirus vaccination campaign in October

Lord Speaker Norman Fowler urges Boris Johnson to stop making ‘mass’ of new peers

The Lord Speaker has urged the Prime Minister to stop creating ‘mass’ peerages and labelled the size of the upper chamber ‘ridiculous’ following the nomination of 36 appointees. Boris Johnson was accused of ‘the worst kind of cronyism’ after putting forward his brother Jo Johnson, several Tory grandees and his chief strategic adviser for peerages. … Read more Lord Speaker Norman Fowler urges Boris Johnson to stop making ‘mass’ of new peers

Police officer injured in mass street brawl after Eid party in Ilford

Police officer injured in mass street brawl after force called to break up 200-strong Eid street party in Ilford Police were called to Ilford at 11.30pm on Thursday to reports of a street party Officers asked the 200-strong crowd to disperse and many agreed immediately Two groups began fighting with each other and a police … Read more Police officer injured in mass street brawl after Eid party in Ilford

Two stabbed in mass disorder as teens take over park in Southend-on-Sea

Two men have been arrested after two 15-year-old boys were stabbed in a mass rave in Westcliff, Essex, last night, according to police. Essex Police were called at around 7pm yesterday to reports of a large group of people fighting, including some with weapons, in Chalkwell Esplanade near Chalkwell train station. A police helicopter assisted … Read more Two stabbed in mass disorder as teens take over park in Southend-on-Sea

Eco-warrior says going veggie is pointless and mass loss of species is a myth

When it comes to radical activism, there are few who can hold an ethically-sourced candle to Michael Shellenberger. At 16, he threw his first fundraising party for a rainforest conservation group. At 17, he lived in Nicaragua to show ‘solidarity’ with the Sandinista socialist revolution. By his early 20s, he was raising money for Guatemalan … Read more Eco-warrior says going veggie is pointless and mass loss of species is a myth

Earthquakes could be triggered by the cumulative mass of protons from the sun, according to study 

Earthquakes could be triggered by streams of positively charged ions ejected by explosions on the surface of the sun, according to a new study Researchers in Rome studied the link between solar eruptions and earthquakes They found within 24 hours of a coronal mass eject new earthquakes occurred This could be caused by electromagnetic disturbances … Read more Earthquakes could be triggered by the cumulative mass of protons from the sun, according to study 

Mass grave of WWII Nazi paratroopers found in Poland contains 18 skeletons and tools with swastikas

Stalin’s army invaded a Nazi airfield towards the end of World War II, killing a number of German soldiers and now archaeologist have found their final resting place. A mass grave unearthed in Poland contains skeletal remains of 18 paratroopers who met their demise in 1945. The pit also revealed weapons etched, tools etched with … Read more Mass grave of WWII Nazi paratroopers found in Poland contains 18 skeletons and tools with swastikas

Fastest-growing black hole is 34bn times the mass of our Sun

Fastest-growing black hole in the universe is 34 BILLION times the mass of our sun and gorges on nearly the equivalent of one entire sun every day, study reveals The black hole – dubbed J2157 – is billions of light years away from planet Earth It dwarfs the one in the Milky Way, which is … Read more Fastest-growing black hole is 34bn times the mass of our Sun

Zoo boss warns of mass animal culls without government help

The chief executive of a zoo in Leicestershire has warned that Britain faces a mass animal cull in its animal parks if the government doesn’t step in and help cover running costs. Dr Sharon Redrobe, the chief executive of Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, has said that a government intervention may be needed to help cover … Read more Zoo boss warns of mass animal culls without government help