Real-life mermaid in seas and lochs

Kate MacLeod 24-year-old from Uig, Lewis is often swimming in seas and lochs around the West coast of Lewis during gale-force conditions complete with her own Ariel style tail fin, in summer and winter at the Outer Hebrides. She started her interest in wild swimming when she was a girl and for the last 10…

Apple slshes 20 per cent of its planned production of iPhone

Apple is slashing 20 per cent of its planned production of the iPhone 12 mini for the first half of 2021 as part of a broader adjustment to output plans it formulated late last year. Apple sold suppliers to secure components and parts up to 100 million handsets including the entire iPhone12 series, its first…

United 777 despite engine failure landed safely with no injuries

United Airlines flight 328, Boeing 777, plane bound for Honolulu, suffered an engine failure but returned safely to Denver airport. The jet carrying 231 passengers and 19 crew on board, was able to do an emergency landing at Denver airport, without any injuries. Police in the town of Broomfield posted pictures of  front of an…

Science Photographic competition

The Royal Photographic Society has announced the winners of its Science Photographer of the Year competition, which celebrates the stories behind scientific exploration and application with over 1, 000 entries by both amateur and professional photographers, from microscopic observations to images showing climate change in action. The photos will be displayed at a virtual exhibition…

Irwin’s image of bushfire biodiversity depiciting loss caused by the detrimental impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and pollution wisn Wildlife photographer of the year

Robert Irwin’s drone capturing a dramatic bird’s-eye view depicting the destruction wreaked by a bushfire in Northern Australia wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2020.  Robert Irwin, son of the late conservation activist Steve Irwin is a wildlife photographer and children’s TV personality, whose drone image was taken in Cape York,…

England needs 36 runs to win despite Thirimanne scoring 111

International Test Match Series: First Test England vs Sri Lanka at Galle, Sri Lanka won the toss. Sri Lanka 135ao off 46.1ov    Mathew 27 off 54, 1 four, 1 six, Chandimal 28 off 71, 1 four, Bess 5-30, Broad 3-20, Leach 1-55. Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 359ao off 136.5   ov,  K Perera 62 off 109, 5…

Mythical look at Britain’s unexpected places

  A Britain in the cracks of the urban façade, a land where unexpected life can flourish, a  land of industrial estates and electricity pylons, o motorways and ring roads of hospitals and housing estates of roundabouts and flyovers, places where modern life speeds past but where people and stories nevertheless collect. Places where human…

Cities were places of “pessimism not hope”

Megalopolises cities like Chicago where 6 per cent of its inhabitants died of Cholera pandemic in 1854, the outbreak killed 8. 600 in 1892 and the great plague claimed the lives of over 100, 000 for London  (a quarter of the population) between1665-1666. Although cities have only ever been inhabited by a tiny minority of…

Tui to shut 166 stores with 900 job losses

The UK’s largest tour operator Tui is set to shut 166 High Street stores in the UK and Ireland with 900 job losses after changes in customers behaviour including a shift to online. They hoped to keep on 630 workers in a mix of sales and home-working roles and in remaining stores. 350 retail stores…