University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. Related Topics New Cross Sustainability Food Plastic pollution Meat Climate change Goldsmiths, University of London Plastic Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Man shakes friend’s baby, leaving her blind

When they arrived, Bayleigh-Lee was sitting in a chair and appeared to be asleep. ‘Piercing scream’ But the court heard that while Miss Reed was in the kitchen, the baby let out “a piercing scream” and when she picked her up found her limp and lifeless. Doctors found there had been bleeding to the brain. Bayleigh-Lee suffered “catastrophic and life-changing” injuries in the incident on 18 August 2016, the jury was told. Smith, of Hywel Road, claimed Bayleigh-Lee had suddenly fallen ill. He had maintained he was innocent and refused to apologise. The jury heard the two men had been friends and Smith would sometimes help Mr Taylor, a self-employed delivery driver. “She will need medical care for the rest …

How reality TV produced a new generation of presenters

But in an industry which is so difficult to succeed in, what qualities might they need to connect with viewers? Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Ovie Soko presented a cooking segment with Ruth Langsford on This Morning last week Rylan Clark-Neal, for example, has become one of TV’s most familiar faces since he first appeared as an X Factor contestant in 2012. As that year’s novelty contestant, his career could easily have gone the same way as Wagner and Honey G. But Rylan endeared himself to viewers (and the show’s judges) in a way that others had struggled to do. “Even Gary Barlow, who had little in the way of nice things to say about his audition, praised his personality …

Uni’s llama to be named Jeremy or Boris

Report End of Twitter post by @UniofReading The university purchased an adult llama to add to the herd which produce antibodies for research, but didn’t realise she was pregnant until after her arrival. Image copyright Getty images/Reuters Image caption Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are bidding to become the next Tory leader and prime minister Jeremy has emerged as the early favourite among voters in the llama naming poll. However, Mr Johnson is regarded as the frontrunner in the contest to be named next prime minister.

New Liberal Democrat leader to be revealed

Lib Dem leadership contenders make pitches Davey and Swinson in Lib Dem run-off The Liberal Democrats began the process of choosing their next leader in May, as Sir Vince – who has served as leader since July 2017 – announced he would be handing over a “bigger, stronger party”. Under Sir Vince, the Lib Dems have been at the forefront of the campaign for another EU referendum as a means of stopping Brexit. The party now has 12 MPs and won 20% of the vote share in the European elections. In the English local elections in May, they were the biggest winners of the night. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiberal Democrat leadership: Ed Davey and Jo …

Could Iran tensions push up petrol prices?

In that time Tehran has been implicated in attacks on six other oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, resulting in a build up of US and UK naval forces in the area. Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained Iran releases images of tanker captives There are now fears that Iran might try to block the strait, a strategically important shipping route that lies off its south coast, effectively choking off access to the oil-rich Persian Gulf. That would cut off access to about a fifth of the world’s oil and a quarter of its natural gas. Image copyright Getty Images What does this all mean for petrol prices? The AA says UK petrol prices this month are at …

Welsh street confirmed as steepest in the world

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Sorry New Zealand but it’s now our time to shine” A street in north Wales has been declared the steepest in the world. Residents in Harlech, Gwynedd, are celebrating after Guinness World Records verified the gradient of Ffordd Pen Llech at 37.45%. The title had been held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, with a gradient of 35% at its steepest. Campaigner Gwyn Headley said: “I feel utter relief – and jubilation. I feel sorry for the New Zealanders – but steeper is steeper.” “I’ve been covering high jinx and stories to do with Baldwin Street since 2008, there’s been lots of interesting things happen on that street, many of which …

Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays

“We are starting a series of discussions with our airports to determine which of Ryanair’s underperforming or loss making bases should suffer these short term cuts and/or closures from November 2019,” the airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said in a statement. Ryanair added that it would talk to its staff and unions about the planned closures, which it said were “directly caused” by the delays delivering the 737 Max. Ryanair named ‘worst short-haul airline’ Ryanair expects to win in airline ‘fare wars’ The airline is now expecting to carry 157 million passengers in the year to March 2021, five million fewer than it had been planning for. Fatal crashes No Max planes have flown since March after issues with its …

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

Scotland’s drug deaths in six charts ‘I lost my whole family to drugs’ There were more than 70,000 drug deaths in the US in 2017 but the rate of 217 per million of the population is now marginally lower than Scotland’s rate (218). There were 3,756 deaths relating to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2017, a rate of 66 deaths per million. The rate in Northern Ireland is about 75 per million, with 136 deaths in 2017. However, countries differ in how deaths are recorded, and there may be under-reporting in some cases. What do the Scottish figures show? The statistics published by National Records of Scotland show that nearly three quarters – 72% – of those who …

Painted stone record attempt for cancer girl

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIsla Tansey wanted people to make and share stones to help remember her The family of a seven-year-old girl who died from spinal cancer are hoping to break a world record based on her love of painted stones. Before her death last year, Isla Tansey, from Hinckley, Leicestershire, inspired people around the world to decorate and hide stones. Her family now want to set a new record for the most painted stones in a single display. The attempt will take place at a family fun day in her memory later. Her love of painted stones prompted the #islastones appeal, in which she encouraged people to paint and hide stones for others to …

Warning over danger dryers being sold online

Now, the remaining dryers, of which up to 800,000 could still be in use, are being recalled, with owners given a free replacement. Although there have been some reports of modified dryers catching fire, these are not being recalled. The affected dryers can be checked on a Whirlpool website. The danger in our homes Whirlpool admits up to 800,000 faulty dryers exist Electrical Safety First said that eBay swiftly took down listings of these dangerous appliances, and conducted a broader search of the site, after the charity alerted it to cases of third-party sellers listing these products. But it wants online marketplaces to ensure such items are not listed in the first place. To assist, the government must ensure there …

Senior officer accuses Met of discrimination

Ms Sandhu, who is of Indian heritage, is one of a very small number of female Asian police officers at senior levels across England and Wales. Last year, there were six Asian chief superintendents and three officers at a higher rank; most of them were male. ‘Denied opportunities’ The 54-year-old, who joined the Met in 1989, claims she would have progressed faster and further had she not been discriminated against over many years. Ms Sandhu is being backed by the Metropolitan Black Police Association, which says it is concerned about the lack of senior female ethnic minority officers. Mick Creedon, the former chief constable of Derbyshire Police, who acted as her mentor and submitted a statement to the misconduct inquiry, …

Baby Archie christened at Windsor

A full list of the 25 guests has not been made public, but Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale – the sisters of Prince Harry’s mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales – were pictured in an official photograph taken at the christening. A Royal Communications spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to share the happiness of this day, and would like to thank everyone around the world for their ongoing support. “They feel so fortunate to have enjoyed this special moment with family and Archie’s godparents.” What do we know about Archie’s christening? The royal couple opted to exclude the press and the public from the day and chose not to reveal the names …

4,500 jobs at risk as William Hill axes 700 stores

Which betting shops are affected? We don’t know yet. William Hill will not be revealing which stores will close until later this year. However, staff at the shops were told about the decision earlier this week. What are fixed-odds betting terminals? Gambling firms pledge £60m to help addicts The government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which had previously been £100, because of widespread concern that players were able to lose large amounts of money in a short space of time. These are electronic gaming machines that allow players to bet on the outcome of various simulated games and events, such as roulette, blackjack, bingo and horse races. In its annual report, published in March, William Hill …