Sony World Photography Awards 2021

Sony announced the winners of the professional category of the 2021 Sony World Photography Awards. With Craig Easton named as the Photographer of the Year for his work on the representation of communities in northern England. His project addresses issues of social deprivation, housing, unemployment and immigration as well as the impact of past and…

Accidental discoveries that changed the world

Accidental discoveries that changed the world Penicillin was invented by Alexander Fleming in 1928, who halfway through an experiment with bacteria went on a  vacation, but left a petri dish in the lab sink. On his return, he found bacteria had grown all over the plate, except where the mould had formed. Penicillins are a…

Explosive eruption of Le Soufriere

Le Soufriere,  a dormant volcano for 42 years first started showing volcanic activity in December eruption with an explosion which has blanketed the Caribbean Island of St Vincent in ash and smoke and triggered a mass evacuation. A lava dome became visible on La Soufriere, and just before 9:00 on Friday ( 13:00 GMT) seismologists…

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

A statement issued by Buckingham Palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following Prince Philip’s death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss”.…

US, Brazil leads the coronavirus deaths

Countries with the most recorded Coronavirus deaths No. Country Deaths Deaths per 100k population 1 US 555,000 170 2 Brazil 332,000 159 3 Mexico 204,000 162 4 India 165,000 12 5 UK 126,000 190 6 Italy 111,000 184 7 Russia 99,000 69 8 France 97,000 145 9 Germany 77,000 93 Source: John Hopkins University, Gov.Uk…

Landslides and floods kill 133 in Indonesia and East Timor

  !33 people have died after flash floods and landslides sparked by torrential rains in Indonesia and East Timor, with water overflowing dams and submerging thousands of homes,  stretching from Flores Island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor. In Indonesia alone over 86 people have died with dozens still missing. At least 27 people hae…

Police officer dies in attack at Capitol

  A car crashed into a security barrier before the driver lunged towards the police officers with a knife, leaving one police officer dead and another in hospital with injuries. The officer opened fire and the suspect was shot dead, the attack which came three months after January’s deadly Capitol riots did not appear to…

Le Carre dies aged 90

Le Carre born David Cornwell in 1931, entered a career in undercover intelligence after studying at Oxford and then joined the Foreign Office, initially based at the British Embassy in Bonn, where he worked in the intelligence records department, a role which gave an insight into the workings of the secret service. He published his…

48 killed and 60 injured as trains derails in Taiwan

Over 200 passengers are still trapped in Taiwan’s worst rail disaster. The eight-carriage 408 train, one of the fastest train with speeds of 80mph ( 130km/h), was   carrying 490 passengers from capital Taipei to Taitung, hit a construction vehicle that had slipped down the embankment on to the tracks at the tunnel’s mouth. Many of…