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Monday, October 18, 2021

Investment

Almost £15 million in funding will pay for more than a million new trees to be planted as part of the Northern Forest project across a swathe of England.The funding from the Government will help create at least 670 hectares (1,660 acres) of woodland in the scheme which aims to link trees across the M62…
Britain, America and Australia clashed with both France and China on Thursday over a new security pact to build nuclear-powered submarines.French ministers reacted angrily after Australia ditched a deal with a shipbuilder in France for up to 12 conventionally-powered diesel-electric submarines, to instead opt for a nuclear-powered fleet under the new “Aukus” pact. The deal…
Travellers could be as likely to catch Covid on a trip to Torquay as one to Turkey an expert has said, as international travel rules were relaxed.The easing of rules on quarantine and testing for international travellers will “inevitably increase the risk” of infections from abroad, Dr Simon Clarke said.But the associate professor in cellular…
Oliver Dowden’s planned speech to a Royal Television Society event has been delivered by a junior minister after he was replaced as Culture Secretary.On Wednesday Mr Dowden was removed from his job with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport about an hour before he was due on stage at the society’s Cambridge Convention.Media…
Chinese President Xi Jinping has still not committed to attending the Cop26 international climate change talks in Glasgow the British minister chairing the conference has said.Cop26 president Alok Sharma was unable to confirm China would even be sending a delegation to the gathering in November – although he insisted he was “very, very hopeful” they…
Antiquities found in the ground by members of the public in Northern Ireland have helped fill gaps in museum collections, a curator has said.Some 24 items have been found to be treasure over the last 10 years, according to a Freedom of Information Act response.Under the Treasure Act, objects are to be reported to the…
Personal finance guru Alan Steel, 74, died on Wednesday after battling the virus for a month.In a solemn message last month, he tweeted: “You may wonder why I’ve been so quiet. For the best part of two weeks, I fought a losing battle with Covid.“Been on oxygen in hospital since. Moving to intensive care today.…
It was their first trip to the island since 2009 and they made the most of their return visit.Of course they were dressed for the occasion in traditional tartan.During their stay at the island, they tucked into fish and chips at the harbour from Portree fisherman Dan Corrgiall’s shop.They enjoyed their day at the Isle…
A Labour administration in Downing Street must do “everything within government powers” to end the “epidemic” of violence against women and girls, party members have urged.They backed an emergency motion at party conference which pressed a future Labour government to end the problem as a “matter of priority”.Requiring social media firms to enforce age restrictions…
A new online museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone is to launch in November containing more than 2,000 unique handsets from 200 different manufacturers.The Mobile Phone Museum, which will chart the evolution of the mobile phone from 1984 to the present day, has also been backed by mobile operator Vodafone through a…