Festival security – High security barriers installed on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to prevent terrorist attacks

High security barriers installed on Edinburgh's Royal Mile to prevent terrorists from ramming vehicles into pedestrians. High security barriers installed on Edinburgh's Royal Mile to prevent terrorists from ramming vehicles into pedestrians. The security measures have been introduced for the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe after a request from Police Scotland and the city council. July 26 2017 The security measures have been introduced for the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe after a request from Police Scotland and the city...

Developer ridiculed for using socialist icon to flog posh flats 

A developer has been ridiculed for using a giant image of socialist icon Che Guevara - to flog luxury flats. The three-storey high poster of the Cuban guerilla leader chomping on a cigar bears the slogan: "A revolutionary place to live and work." Homebuilder Ellson Homes has used the famous image to advertise flats at the new Cigar Factory development in Southville, Bristol. But people around the world have ridiculed the 'outdated' marketing campaign on social media and dubbed the...

Charity boss facing calls to resign after it emerges he was involved in hunting

Campaigners are calling for the head of a wildlife boss who was actively involved in a hare hunt for a number of years - because he still allows hunting on his land. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on Michael Bax to step down from the Kent Wildlife Trust after it emerged he was actively involved in hunting. He was one of several joint masters of Blean Beagles from 1991 and actively involved until 1995. Mike Bax continued...

Environmentally friendly retail businesses for London entrepreneurs

It used to be that the focus was solely on big business to lead the way to being greener, but not anymore. Now businesses of every type and size are coming on board to make real efforts to be more environmentally friendly in a whole range of ways – and it’s important for many consumers to know that the places where they shop are doing this. When you look at it, being more environmentally aware is a good idea in...

Mother wolf shot dead – Zoo staff kill escaped animal

An escaped wolf has been shot dead by keepers just months after giving birth to cubs -- the first to be born at the wildlife park in its forty-seven-year history. The female named Ember managed to get out of her enclosure at Cotswold Wildlife Park on Friday. Staff tried to tranquilise the three-year-old Eurasian wolf after it was found wandering just outside the park's perimeter towards the A361 but say it was out of range. Visitors at the park were...

Humans have produced over 1.9bn tonnes of plastic…but only 9% has been recycled

Man has produced more than 9.1 BILLION tonnes of plastic since the 1950s - but just nine per cent has been recycled, according to a new study. And, If current trends continue, the researchers warned more than 13 billion tons of plastic waste will be discarded in landfills or dumped in the environment by 2050 - around 35,000 times as heavy as the Empire State Building in New York. The mind boggling total amount of plastic manufactured since the material...

Incredible pics of an Osprey diving into a Scottish Loch

Plunging into a Scottish loch, this majestic Osprey emerges triumphant with a big fish supper. These spectacular pictures capture the moments the majestic bird of prey folds its wings and plunges down into the water. The pics were taken by former poacher turned wildlife photographer Bill Doherty. The 62 year old, from Ashington in Northumberland has been photographing the iconic birds for the last eight years. An Osprey fishing on a private loch near Aviemore, Highland.  Bill, who is now...

Sea temperature changes causing persistent droughts in North America and the Med

Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests. A team from the universities of Exeter, Montpellier and Wageningen analysed data from 1957–2002 and found sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific and North Atlantic became increasingly variable, and extremes lasted for longer. Ocean temperatures are a major driver of conditions on land, and the researchers showed that the changes they observed correlated with increases in land...

Britain is ‘sleepwalking’ into a post-Brexit food price crisis, report claims

Britain is in danger of "sleepwalking" into a post-Brexit future with hugely increased food prices and unsafe and insecure food supplies, a report has claimed. This worrying study was compiled by academics from three top universities. They believe that the UK’s population expect low food prices and guaranteed supply for anything they need. Over the last twenty years Britain has benefited from a wealth of food and choice of food groups, even for the poorest in society. The report highlights...

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