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Home for Homeless – prototype of new house for Scotland’s first homeless village unveiled 

A prototype house which will be used in Scotland's first village for the homeless was unveiled today. The village will include 10 homes for people who are currently living in mostly unsupported temporary accommodation, shelters, and B&Bs. Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn with Prototype house for Scotland’s first Social Bite village for the homeless IS unveiled in St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh. And work has already begun on the 1.5-acre site in the Granton area of Edinburgh, with the first residents...

Photographer Vincent Munier captures the endangered snow leopard

5,000 m altitudes, -35 °C temperatures and geopolitical instability braved to reveal Tibet’s natural wonder Nikon European Ambassador and wildlife photographer Vincent Munier has completed an ambitious project to document Tibet’s most endangered wildlife. In a bid to photograph this relatively unknown and unexplored region, Vincent travelled across high altitudes, freezing temperatures and rough terrains, equipped with a tent, warm clothing and camera. Capturing a variety of animals, including the wild yak, Tibetan gazelle and antelope, the Tibetan sand fox...

Nuclear Holocaust Watch: It’s not funny anymore

"Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” That was a quote from Samuel Johnson, a man who knew a thing or two about snappy aphorisms in times of crisis. And, as befits the reputation of a man whose Boswell recorded life has glazed the eyes of students for over three hundred years, of course he was right. Crises, catastrophe or plain old monosyllabic doom impose on...

12 Ways to Earn Extra Money in London

With soaring rents, extortionate beer prices, and overall higher costs of living, London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. It's no wonder that people are searching for ways to earn extra money in London. With key workers like police and nurses, and others earning average salaries struggling to keep their heads above water in mind, we've compiled a list of 12 ways to earn extra money in London. There are opportunities to supplement...

Two trapped after a double decker bus smashed into a shop 

A double-decker bus smashed into a shop front, leaving two trapped and several injured. The number 77 bus crashed just before 7am in Lavender Hill, south London, trapping two female passengers on the upper desk. The driver of the bus, which travels from Tooting Station to Waterloo, was taken to hospital after the bus hit the Poggen Pohl Kitchen Design Centre. Maude Grant said: "Lavender Hill at a standstill? Looks like a bus has crashed into a building. "Looks like...

Human bones may have been engraved by cannibals as part of a ritual in SOMERSET

Human bones may have been engraved by cannibals as part of a ritual in SOMERSET around 15,000 years ago, suggests new research. Bones found at Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge feature unusual zig-zagging cuts which researchers say indicates intentional engraving. The bones date from the Magdalenian period around 12,000 to 17,000 years ago. Previous analysis of the human bones from Gough's Cave found evidence of human cannibalism. But paleontologists debate about whether some of the marks found on the bones...

Trump Watch: How did we get here anyway? Part One – The Disengaged Voter

It was Frank Zappa who described politics as 'the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.' I mention that wonderfully cynical observation by the late musician as if there was ever a time for cynicism, we're living in it. Cynics aren't the same as pessimists or satirists. A pessimist looks at the world, sees it is wrong, and hides. A satirist looks at the world, sees it is wrong, and exaggerates its flaws. A cynic however looks at the world, sees...

Canals near the Olympic Park have been invaded with tonnes of weeds 

Canals surrounding the Olympic Park have been invaded by a green carpet of duck weed - near the World Championship which has been marred with outbreaks of gastroenteritis. Teams are collecting up to 120 tonnes of green sludge every week on two canals in the capital as it multiplies in the heat. Athletes staying in the capital for the World Championships have contracted gastroenteritis, leading to many withdrawing from Monday's heats. Hot weather causes green carpet of duck weed on...

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