EU backs Hammersmith and Fulham’s glyphosate ban

EU backs Hammersmith and Fulham’s glyphosate ban

The European Parliament has voted to ban a potentially-harmful weed killer that Hammersmith and Fulham council stopped using in 2016, the first London borough to do so. The motion requested that the chemical glyphosate be phased out completely across all member states within five years. The World Health Organisation’s International...

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Paradise Papers scandal continues to gather momentum

Paradise Papers scandal continues to gather momentum

Apple, The Queen, and Lewis Hamilton are among the names in the so-called “paradise papers.” The leak reveals that some of the world’s biggest businesses, heads of state, and figures in entertainment, politics, and sport have hidden their wealth in secret tax havens. As many as 13.4 million files, containing...

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Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, flees from charges of rebellion

Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, flees from charges of rebellion

Catalonia’s sacked President, Carles Puigdemont, along with members of his former cabinet has fled to Belgium following potential charges of rebellion from Spain’s chief prosecutor. A total of six member of the now dissolved Catalan leadership, including Puigdemont, may face charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. The charges carry sentences...

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A Traveller’s Guide to Colombia

A Traveller’s Guide to Colombia

Colombia, or the República de Colombia as it is officially known, is one of the most diverse and remarkable countries in the western hemisphere. It has become a popular tourist destination over the past decade, and for good reason. Below, a list has been compiled for a few things to...

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Dubai pilots self-driving flying taxis

Dubai pilots self-driving flying taxis

First driverless cars, then pilotless taxis. Dubai tested its pilotless flying taxi in a global transport first last month. The two-seater drones, called Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), were created by German manufacturer Volocopter and are set to join the skyscrapers of the world’s highest city in around five years. The taxis resemble...

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New offers from The Railway Touring Company

New offers from The Railway Touring Company

As well as our wide range of steam hauled daytrips within the UK, many of which start from London stations, The Railway Touring Company also offers many different destinations within Europe, including Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria and Germany. Many of the trains are specially chartered for our tour party and...

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Macron’s new bill is threat to human rights, says UN

Macron’s new bill is threat to human rights, says UN

The UN warns that a new French counter-terrorism bill could be a threat to human rights. French president, Emmanuel Macron, put forward the bill which transfers the current special policing powers under the country’s state of emergency to permanent law. In a statement from the UN, it was said the...

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Trump to tour Asia

Trump to tour Asia

President Trump will visit five nations in a tour of Asia next month. The tour will include visits to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as Hawaii. The trip is scheduled from November 3 rd to November 14 th , and follows a period of heated...

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Senate do not vote on Obamacare repeal

Senate do not vote on Obamacare repeal

Republican leaders yesterday (Tuesday 26th September) revealed that they would not vote on the bill to repeal Obamacare. The resulting delay is a big defeat for President Trump and the GOP, whose promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act stretches back seven years, and was a key aspect of Trump’s...

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President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump tweeted today that no deal has been reached with the Democrats over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This announcement comes as a direct contradiction to the joint statement made by Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who announced that...

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