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Invasive plants and animals caused £2bn of damage to the UK economy last year and the problem may worsen after Brexit, conservation groups have claimed. The government must do more to address the cost of damage from species like grey squirrels and the fast-growing...
In three weeks it will be 50 years since Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech warning about the perils of immigration. His prophecy proved wrong. Immigration has increased since 1968, but we are a much more tolerant country than Powell...
The White House has complained after three top cable networks cut away from a speech being delivered by President Donald Trump in Ohio. The networks cut away from the speech after Mr Trump began to discuss topics other than his planned remarks...
John Kricfalusi, the creator of the Nickelodeon animated series The Ren & Stimpy Show, has been accused by two former employees of sexual harassment, statutory rape, and the possession of child abuse images.  Two women, Robyn Byrd and Katie Rice, came forward to Buzzfeed...
Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings.  The culprit is a chemical produced in the bean roasting...
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by oil giant ExxonMobil that sought to end probes being conducted by attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts to determine if the company misled investors and the public on climate change and its...
Air France has cancelled a quarter of its flights due to a day-long strike over pay. The company said in a statement that 20 per cent of its long-haul flights were cancelled on Friday as well as 30 per cent of its...
Brad Barritt was right to describe Saracens European campaign thus far as “doing it the hard way” but there was an undeniably world-class feel to the champions' team to face Leinster when it was announced on Friday. Mark McCall’s men barely made it...
Two buzzwords of the moment are “experience” and “relevant”. Now that we’ve reached “peak stuff”, the trend is to invest in experiences rather than objects (minibreaks, funny cushions and cocktails over more furniture and overpriced burgers) – and you can see the impact...
A serial killer in China has been sentenced to death for raping and murdering 10 women and an eight year-old girl. Gao Chengyong, 54, was dubbed China's Jack the Ripper after he mutilated the bodies of his victims over a 14-year period beginning in 1988. The father-of-two,...