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Month: October 2021

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Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12 year mission to explore asteroids

A Nasa spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. An Atlas V rocket blasted off before dawn, sending Lucy on an orbital journey spanning nearly 4 billion miles. Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal […]

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Cambridge college to return looted cockerel statue to Nigeria

It is believe to have been taken by British colonial forces in the late 19th Century A Cambridge college is to return a looted bronze cockerel statue to representatives from Nigeria in a ceremony this month. Jesus College set up its Legacy of Slavery Working Party in 2019 to explore the “historical, legal and moral status of the college’s ownership of the Bronze”. It followed a campaign by students for […]

todayOctober 16, 2021 4

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IS claims responsibility after 47 killed in Afghan mosque attack

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. In a statement posted on social media, IS said two of the group’s members shot and killed security guards manning the entrance of the Fatimiya mosque in Kandahar province. One detonated his explosives at the entrance of the mosque and the other […]

todayOctober 16, 2021 9

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Transport minister claims vote for ScotRail strikes during Cop26 not valid

The summit starts on October 31st A vote for strike action by railway workers that is set to disrupt Cop26 is “no longer valid”, Scotland’s transport minister has claimed. Graeme Dey called for RMT members to vote again on whether to take action over the pay dispute, claiming there is now a “very fair offer” for ScotRail staff. The trade union announced strike action by ScotRail workers from November 1-12 […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 2

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Council tax hike of 10 needed for social care to stand still

That's according to the charity, Age UK Council tax would need to be hiked by 10% on average next year if social care is to “stand still”, according to a charity calling for an urgent central government cash injection. Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decisions in the autumn spending review will determine whether social care services “wither and die”, stand still or get stronger, Age UK warned. Money the Government is planning […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 3

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Offside law wording can be improved in wake of Mbappe goal

That's according to the UEFA referees’ chief, Roberto Rosetti UEFA’s referees’ chief believes the wording of the offside law needs to be improved in the wake of Kylian Mbappe’s controversial winner in Sunday’s Nations League final. The France striker was in an offside position but was played onside after Spain defender Eric Garcia stretched to intercept a through-ball from Theo Hernandez and made slight contact. Spanish players remonstrated with English […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 7

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Williams Racing announces plan to be climate positive by 2030

They are the first F1 team to become a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework Williams Racing has launched a new Sustainability Strategy with the goal to be ‘climate positive’ by 2030. The UK-based Formula 1 team says the plan has been developed over the past year in collaboration with experts, and has five key pillars: Climate Action, Biodiversity Stewardship, Sustainable Innovation, Industry Access for All and […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 7

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Average home has added 49257 to its value over the past five years

That's according to the property website, Zoopla Homes across Britain have added £49,257 to their value over the past five years on average, according to a property website. The total value of homes has risen by 20% – or £1.6 trillion – in the past five years, Zoopla said. More than a third (£550 billion) of the £1.6 trillion increase has been recorded in the past year alone. And there […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 5

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Economic recovery in Scotland kick started by lifting of Covid restrictions

That's according to a new report from The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Scotland’s economic recovery has been kick-started by the end of Covid-19 restrictions in August, a new report has found. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) quarterly economic indicator report found an increase in confidence across all sectors in the third quarter of this year. But uncertainty continues across businesses, with worries over the energy crisis potentially pushing prices […]

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