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GB News chairman has history of dismissing threat of climate crisis

GB News chairman has history of dismissing threat of climate crisis

The new chairman of GB News has a history of sharing articles that dismiss the threat of climate breakdown, it can be revealed, sharpening concerns about the TV channel’s role as a platform for advocates of the continued burning of fossil fuels. Alan McCormick, a co-founder of Legatum Group, a Dubai-based investment firm and one of the…

Partygate: Met says over 100 fines now issued for lockdown breaches

Partygate: Met says over 100 fines now issued for lockdown breaches

More than 100 fixed-penalty notices have now been handed out for breaches of lockdown rules in Downing Street and Whitehall, the Metropolitan police has announced. The force previously said it had issued more than 50 such fines, but it had not updated the public on the progress of its investigation in recent weeks while the local election…

Finland expected to announce bid to join Nato

Finland expected to announce bid to join Nato

Finland is expected to announce its intention to join Nato on Thursday with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials have said, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance. Nato allies expect Finland and Sweden to be granted membership quickly, five diplomats and officials told Reuters, paving the way…

Tom Hiddleston: Why we all need monsters and myths

Tom Hiddleston: Why we all need monsters and myths

Tom Hiddleston says it “felt very wild” playing the pastor of a village terrified by a mythical sea creature, in Apple TV’s The Essex Serpent. Set in Victorian coastal Essex and London, the series is based on Sarah Perry’s award-winning book, and co-stars Homeland’s Claire Danes. Hiddleston’s character, Will Ransome, tries to quell locals’ fears, telling them…

United States passes one million Covid deaths

United States passes one million Covid deaths

The US has passed more than one million Covid-related deaths, says the White House. President Joe Biden is ordering that flags be flown at half-staff to mark the milestone. It’s the highest official total in the world – although the World Health Organization believes the true death toll may be much higher elsewhere. The US…

Statins: The time of day you take statins may influence ‘frequency of adverse events’

Statins: The time of day you take statins may influence ‘frequency of adverse events’

Statins confer protection against heart disease by reducing the production of cholesterol inside the liver. Millions of lives have doubtlessly been saved as a result of taking statins. However, in rare circumstances, cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause side effects. Research suggests the timing of the day influences the “frequency of adverse events”. It has long been understood that taking specific…

Macron lead over Le Pen stabilises as election scrutiny intensifies

Macron lead over Le Pen stabilises as election scrutiny intensifies

Emmanuel Macron has consolidated his lead over Marine Le Pen as France’s presidential race enters its final week, according to polls, suggesting harsher scrutiny of the far-right challenger’s plans may be shifting the race’s dynamic. Six days from the runoff that will decide who occupies the Élysée Palace for the next five years, all 16…

Sherri Papini pleads guilty to kidnapping hoax that led to massive search

Sherri Papini pleads guilty to kidnapping hoax that led to massive search

Sherri Papini, the California woman whose disappearance made national headlines and sparked a massive search before she reappeared on Thanksgiving day in 2016, pleaded guilty on Monday to faking her own kidnapping and lying to the FBI. The 39-year-old from Redding, in the state’s far north, did not offer any explanation for the elaborate hoax or why…

Boris Johnson said ‘what he believed to be the truth’ when he denied the No 10 parties, minister claims

Boris Johnson said ‘what he believed to be the truth’ when he denied the No 10 parties, minister claims

Boris Johnson was saying “what he believed to be the truth” when he denied there were any law-breaking No 10 parties, a cabinet minister says – despite attending at least one of them. Brandon Lewis lifted the lid on what the prime minister will tell the Commons later, when he will face MPs for the first time since the…

NHS urges people to take up lung cancer check as 600 diagnosed in mobile trucks

NHS urges people to take up lung cancer check as 600 diagnosed in mobile trucks

NHS chiefs are urging people to take up invitations for lung cancer check-ups after hundreds were diagnosed with the disease in mobile trucks. The NHS said teams have diagnosed 600 people with the disease in travelling trucks, which visit convenient community sites across the UK, like supermarkets and sports centres, aiming to make it easier…