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Day: May 23, 2018

Invisible highways in the sky
Technology

Invisible highways in the sky

    Captain James Basnett is at the controls of a British Airways Airbus A380 mega-jet, serenely cruising far above the stormy North Atlantic. More than 450 passengers are enjoying the inflight service, watching a movie or just sleeping away the overnight flight from Boston to London. Empowering farmers can vitalise the community Experience the remarkable story of Nigeria’s Green River Project. Comfortably cocooned in the technological marvel that is a modern airliner, the passengers are blissfully unaware that their plane is just one of hundreds in a massive aerial armada heading to Europe from North America. Every night, this incredible formation of aircraft flies eastbound across the Atlantic. Then, just a few hours later, the flights head west, carrying thousands...
Brexit battle to keep Britain in the single market
United Kingdom

Brexit battle to keep Britain in the single market

    Conservative and Labour MPs who are fighting to keep Britain in the European single market tell Business Insider the battle can still be won. Both the prime minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have opposed continued membership of the European Economic Area which would allow Britain to stay in the single market. However, Conservative and Labour rebels are piling on the pressure inside parliament for a change of course. May has already suffered a series of parliamentary defeats on Brexit. Corbyn is under intense pressure from Labour MPs, councillors and activists, to back a softer Brexit. There is a growing feeling among pro-EU MPs that the battle over Britain's post-Brexit future is now turning in their direction. In recent weeks Th...
Railway run by children in Budapest
Europe, Featured

Railway run by children in Budapest

    In the green hills above Budapest, a train line runs between stations buried deep in the woodland. It's not the rail fastest service in the world, but it's one of the cutest. Like any other railway it has ticket offices, diesel locomotives, signals, guards and a timetable. Unlike any other, this one is run by children. Sponsor Content Learning English opens new doors for billions around the world David Crystal, the British linguist and academic, has calculated that there are three times more people learning English than there are native speakers of the language. Why? Content provided by WeSpeke With their smart red, blue and white uniforms, the youngsters of the Gyermekvasút railway, which marks its 70th anniversary in 2018, look the part. They efficiently sell...
Britain have to pay £39bn Brexit divorce bill before EU trade deal
Featured, United Kingdom

Britain have to pay £39bn Brexit divorce bill before EU trade deal

    Britain will be legally bound to pay its £39bn Brexit divorce bill before the details of a future EU trade deal are agreed, a minister has admitted. MPs will be asked to authorise the payment when they vote on the withdrawal deal in the autumn, Suella Braverman said but there will be no trade treaty until after the UK leaves the EU next year. The admission was seized on by some MPs, who said David Davis had previously vowed to impose conditionalities in the Brexit deal, to protect the taxpayer. But, under fierce questioning, Ms Braverman acknowledged the EU would only be signing a duty of good faith to pursue an extensive trade agreement. Pat McFadden, a pro EU Labour MP said it exposed Theresa May’s promise that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed to be ...
Heaps of holiday fun for residents of all ages
Featured, London

Heaps of holiday fun for residents of all ages

Free activities include outdoor cinema, live music, BMX track sessions, fishing, canoeing and hanging basket workshops Residents of all ages will be spoilt for choice about what to do and where to go this Spring Bank Holiday and throughout half term, as the council and leisure partners host a heap of entertaining events and activities from community festivals to arts and crafts and active sporting sessions from Monday 28 May to Friday June 1. The council supports residents to access a range of cultural, community and leisure activities throughout the year. Mayor John Biggs said: "Every day, thousands of people come to see major attractions in our borough, including our multiple award winning Victoria Park. Our jam-packed Spring holiday and half term programme offers you a chance t...
Yes to abortion campaighn by young Americans trying to stop in Ireland
Europe, Featured

Yes to abortion campaighn by young Americans trying to stop in Ireland

    Emily Faulkner is in central Dublin, handing out leaflets featuring fetuses in various stages of development, when she's pelted by an egg. Covered in yolk, she turns to her fiancé, Nathan Berning, who has a GoPro video camera mounted on his chest. "Did you get that on tape? Is it on, babe? Turn it on," she says. As Faulkner wipes the mess from her face, a fellow anti-abortion campaigner approaches her, saying she'll be calling the police to have a look. "Ok," Faulkner says with a smile. "I'm excited." With just days until Ireland votes in a referendum on whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the constitution -- which places the right to life of an unborn child on equal footing with that of the mother -- campaigners have become increasingly confrontational in their...
Tower Hamlets to launch third Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) in Poplar
Featured, London

Tower Hamlets to launch third Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) in Poplar

Tower Hamlets council will launch its third Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP), to tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour, in Poplar later this month. CAPs are partnerships between local authorities, police, schools, retailers, neighbourhood groups and health providers. These organisations work together to empower communities to tackle the issue by reducing the sale of alcohol to young people, advise them on the dangers of drinking and provide alcohol-free activities with local youth services and charities. The Poplar CAP follows a resident survey which highlighted concerns regarding alcohol related crime and lack of facilities. It is led by Tower Hamlets council who are partnering with a wide range of stakeholders including Poplar Harca Housing Association, the Spotlight ...