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'Proposed petrol station in Thirsk contradicts Hambleton local plan,' says Friends of the Earth

A NORTH Yorkshire environmental group is calling on the council and M&S, Costa Coffee and McDonald’s to think twice about their "tie-up" with oil giant BP as a new petrol station puts countryside at risk.

Thirsk Friends of the Earth is calling on M&S, Costa Coffee ...

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Grace Millane murder: Man appeals against conviction and sentence

A New Zealand man found guilty of murdering a British backpacker has appealed against his conviction and punishment.

A jury convicted the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, of strangling Grace Millane on her 22nd birthday in December 2018 after they met via Tinder.

Miss ...

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Caroline Flack inquest to conclude amid claims she faced ‘show trial’

The two-day inquest into the death of tragic television presenter Caroline Flack is due to conclude on Thursday, amid a backdrop of accusations her prosecution was a “show trial” based on her celebrity status.

The former Love Island host’s family and close friends told ...

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In pictures: Hiroshima pays respects on 75th anniversary of bombing

Hiroshima has fallen silent to remember victims of the atomic bombing.

The city was a major Japanese military hub with factories, military bases and ammunition facilities in the Second World War and the uranium bomb killed around 140,000 people and hastened Japan’s ...

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Facebook deletes post from Donald Trump containing misleading Covid-19 claim

Facebook has deleted a post by US President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Mr Trump says children are “virtually immune” to ...

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Survivors mark 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

The dwindling number of witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing in Hiroshima were among those marking the 75th anniversary of the slaughter.

Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui urged world leaders to more seriously commit to nuclear disarmament, pointing out Japan’s ...

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‘A matter of minutes’ – What would happen in London under a nuclear attack?

Londoners would only have “a matter of minutes” before being warned of an impending nuclear attack, experts have said, with one bomb in today’s arsenal enough to wipe out the entire city.

It will be 75 years this week since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ...

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Row over Government’s drive to cut planning red tape

Sweeping reforms to the planning system will cut red tape and speed up house building, ministers said amid warnings they could lead to a new generation of slums and ignore local concerns.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the major overhaul of planning policy in England would protect ...

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Beavers allowed to stay on River Otter: so what next for the endangered species?

A decision to let wild beavers stay on the River Otter in Devon permanently is the culmination of a wildlife saga that has run for more than a decade.

But now that as many as 15 family groups are free to swim, build dams and breed on the river and its tributaries, a bigger question looms ...

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Whiteness of AI could ‘exacerbate racial inequality’, researchers suggest

The “whiteness” of artificial intelligence (AI) removes people of colour from the way humanity thinks about its technology-enhanced future, researchers argue.

University of Cambridge experts suggest current portrayals and stereotypes about AI risk creating a “racially ...

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Whiteness of AI could ‘exacerbate racial inequality’, researchers suggest

The “whiteness” of artificial intelligence (AI) removes people of colour from the way humanity thinks about its technology-enhanced future, researchers argue.

University of Cambridge experts suggest current portrayals and stereotypes about AI risk creating a “racially ...

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Experience of loneliness may differ by age, study suggests

Loneliness in adult life is experienced differently depending on age, a new study suggests.

Scientists say their findings mean there can be no one-size-fits-all approach to combating loneliness.

This is because factors associated with it, such as contact with friends and family, ...

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Freezing embryos does not increase chances of pregnancy – study

IVF clinics should avoid “freeze-all” strategies, researchers have said after a study found that freezing embryos for later transfer does not result in a higher chance of pregnancy.

Research published in The BMJ found that the chances of pregnancy are no higher among women who ...

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England’s first wild beavers in 400 years allowed to stay on river home

England’s first wild breeding population of beavers for 400 years have been given the permanent right to stay in their Devon river home.

Conservationists have welcomed the “groundbreaking decision” by the Government to allow the beavers, who now number up to 15 family ...

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‘A matter of minutes’ – What would happen in London under a nuclear attack?

Londoners would only have “a matter of minutes” before being warned of an impending nuclear attack, experts have said, with one bomb in today’s arsenal enough to wipe out the entire city.

It will be 75 years this week since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ...

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Covid-19 survivors who were treated in hospital urged to donate plasma

Covid-19 survivors who had a stint in hospital are being sought for plasma donations as part of a major trial.

Research is ongoing to assess whether convalescent plasma donations can be transfused into patients who are struggling to develop their own immune response.

NHS Blood and ...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says United never saw best of Alexis Sanchez as exit agreed

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed unmitigated flop Alexis Sanchez’s imminent exit to Inter Milan after Manchester United wrapped up their place in the Europa League quarter-finals.

There was much hype and hope when the forward arrived from Arsenal in January 2018, but the 31-year-old ...

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William and Kate walk in Gavin and Stacey’s footsteps during Barry Island visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed in the footsteps of Gavin and Stacey when they visited a Welsh seafront now a pilgrimage site for the show’s fans.

William and Kate toured the haunts of the comedy drama’s characters – an arcade and cafe on Barry Island – ...

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New planning system will ‘cut red tape not standards’, Housing Secretary insists

A major overhaul of the planning system will speed up the housebuilding process and “cut red tape but not standards”, the Housing Secretary has said.

Robert Jenrick said the Conservatives’ latest reforms will protect green spaces while making it easier to build on ...

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Labour calls for ‘urgent reassurance’ over assessments in lieu of exam results

Labour has written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson calling for “urgent reassurance” that exam results in England “will not exacerbate existing inequalities”.

In a letter to Mr Williamson, shadow education secretary Kate Green warned this year’s system ...

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Nine dead after Tropical Storm Isaias batters US east coast

At least nine people, including a five-year-old autistic girl, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the US east coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina.

Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after fallen trees downed ...

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