Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as Australian-British academic jailed in Iran since 2018

Cambridge-educated lecturer in Islamic Studies at Melbourne University has been in prison in Tehran for almost a year The Australian government has named the third person revealed this week to be in detention in prison in Iran as a Melbourne academic who has published work on the 2011 Arab uprisings and on authoritarian governments. British-Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic who has worked as a lecturer in Islamic Studies at…

September 15, 2019
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Two protesters arrested over Heathrow drone threat

Flights operate as normal after climate activists ‘blocked by signal-jamming technology’ Two people have been arrested as protesters attempted to fly drones near Heathrow to highlight the role air travel plays in the escalating climate emergency. Activists attempted to launch the first drone at about 3am within the airport’s three-mile (5km) exclusion zone but they said the authorities used jamming technology to prevent it taking off. Continue reading… Original Article…

September 14, 2019
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So long and thanks for the fish: EU trawlers set new course post-Brexit

Amid prolonged political wrangling, families fishing in UK waters for decades are forced to reassess The Beernaert family has been catching sole, turbot and monkfish in north-western Europe for at least three generations. But, because of Brexit, decades of seafaring could soon come to an abrupt end. Benoit Beernaert, the owner of the Mare Nostrum trawler, makes half his annual catch in UK waters. And nobody knows whether his boat…

September 13, 2019
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Inequality: is it rising, and can we reverse it?

The UK ranks among the most unequal nations in Europe and many people feel they are not sharing in the country’s wealth Income inequality has risen sharply since the 1970s in most advanced economies around the world, and has been blamed for increasingly polarised politics. Thomas Piketty: Capital in the 21st Century Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger Tony Atkinson: Inequality: What…

September 11, 2019
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Happy Christmas? Shrinkflation trims Quality Street again

Confectioner downsizes tubs from 720g to 650g – with more chocolates and fewer toffees Quality Street is slimming down again for Christmas this year as its new seasonal 650g tubs hit UK supermarket shelves this week, downsized again from 720g last year. Aficionados of the UK’s biggest Christmas confectionery brand are in for further surprises with parent company Nestlé set to reveal that it will be offering more chocolate and…

September 11, 2019
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Ucas orders inquiry into ‘racial profiling’ of UK students

University applications made by black students more likely to be investigated for fraud The university admissions clearing house Ucas has ordered an investigation after discovering that its process for investigating fraud was far more likely to demand proof of claims from black applicants than white ones. Figures obtained by a freedom of information request found that last year, one in every 100 black British applicants were subject to additional queries…

September 7, 2019
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Lucas Dobson’s heartbroken family say ‘one accident is all it takes’ after ‘little man’, 6, is swept to death in river tragedy

August 22, 2019

THE heartbroken family of tragic schoolboy Lucas Dobson have paid tribute to their “little man” – after the six-year-old was swept to his death on a fishing trip with his dad. Cousin Chloee Martin said “one accident is all it takes” after little Lucas was drowned in Kent’s River Stour on Saturday. Lucas Dobson, six, pictured with his mum Kirsty Furze, went missing in the River Stour on Saturday The…

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