Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss, pesticides and light pollution pushing fireflies to...

Fireflies, of which there are more than 2,000 species strobing softly throughout dark corners of the world, are facing grave threats to their continued existence due to the impact of humans, a study suggests. Habitat loss, pesticide use and artificial light are three of the most serious threats to fireflies, with certain species more at…

Coronavirus: Belgian woman on flight from Wuhan with Britons tests positive...

A Belgian woman who was on board a flight returning UK citizens from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan has tested positive for the deadly virus, Public Health England has confirmed. Belgium’s health agency said the woman was one of nine of its citizens to board the British flight back to Europe, which carried passengers from 30 other countries.…

Iowa results: 2020 caucuses live

Iowa voters kicked off the long process of choosing the Democratic and Republican party’s presidential nominees Monday, ahead of the November election. Following a shock delay, the first partial results are being released on Tuesday. All eyes were on how the 11 candidates in the Democratic contest performed, while Donald Trump faced little competition. *Election…

UK weather forecast – brutal 80mph gales and torrential rain to...

BRITAIN is to be battered by 80mph gale force winds this weekend with a two-day weather warning issued for the length and breadth of the country. Weather forecasters are warning of chilling winds and heavy rain for Saturday and Sunday that could last well into next week. 5 Weather forecasters have warned that gale force…

Coronavirus: Belgian woman on flight from Wuhan with Britons tests positive...

A Belgian woman who was on board a flight returning UK citizens from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan has tested positive for the deadly virus, Public Health England has confirmed. Belgium’s health agency said the woman was one of nine of its citizens to board the British flight back to Europe, which carried passengers from 30 other countries.…

‘Dirty’, ‘Expensive’ and ‘Smelly’: Residents sign petition to ask convenience store...

News Home More from Local News A number of local residents have backed a petition calling on a Milton Keynes convenience store to 'clean up its act' or leave the town. Stony Stratford residents have launched the petition saying that the Budgens store on Cofferidge Close currently has a 'monopoly' in the town. The store was…

This journalist-banning government tried to defend the indefensible – and failed...

It was, in the end, an MP called Chloe Smith who was sent to the despatch box of the House of Commons to account for the government’s behaviour on Monday afternoon, when journalists arrived at No 10 to find themselves being sorted on to separate sides of a large rug, and told which would be…

Tesla stock jumps 20% in one day after doubling in the...

Tesla stock jumps 40% in two days after doubling in the past eight weeks and sending the company's market value to more than $140 BILLIONTesla shares jumped 40% on Monday and early Tuesday to $913Panasonic's quarterly report on Tesla battery partnership showed first profitOne analyst predicts Tesla stock will rise more than ten-fold by 2024Tesla is…

UK weather forecast: Met Office warnings issued for entire country with...

The Met Office has warned of very strong winds across nearly the whole of the UK that may cause travel disruptions and power cuts, as well as damage to buildings. Gusts up to 80mph over exposed coastal areas and hills, and up to 60mph in inland areas are expected, especially in the north and west…

This is just the start: Charities hail £900k raised by our...

The Independent’s Homeless Fund appeal has been celebrated for showing that “by coming together, we can make a change” as it was announced that £900,000 has been raised for homeless causes so far. As the first phase of our fundraising ended, campaigners, activists and those who have themselves slept rough hailed its focus on the issues…

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