Red admiral butterfly sightings at their highest UK level since 2010 – The Guardian

The number of red admirals in Britain soared over the summer despite the soggy conditions, according to conservationists who said public sightings of the butterflies had risen to their highest since 2010. Results from the Big Butterfly Count show that sightings of red admirals reached 73,000 over the three-week survey, a rise of 75% on […]

Imagination Technologies’ Chinese suitor on hunt for fresh UK deals – Telegraph.co.uk

The boss of the Chinese-backed private equity firm behind a proposed £550m takeover of Imagination Technologies is already eyeing further acquisition opportunities in the UK. Ray Bingham, partner at Canyon Bridge, told The Daily Telegraph that there are other British technology businesses that it is looking at and the firm is in the process of […]

Fifa to lift ban on poppy following talks with football associations of UK – BBC Sport

Fifa to lift ban on poppy following talks with football associations of UK – BBC Sport

Scotland and England players wore black armbands with poppy symbols during their World Cup qualifier at Wembley on 17 November Fifa is set to lift the ban on the poppy following talks with the football associations of the United Kingdom. Last year, football’s world governing body fined England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for their […]

Who are the 36 BAME people among the UK’s 1000 most powerful? – The Guardian

Who are the 36 BAME people among the UK’s 1000 most powerful? – The Guardian

An analysis conducted by the Guardian and Operation Black Vote has established that of the 1,049 most powerful people in Britain, just 36 are from ethnic minorities – and only seven of those are women. Who are they? Sajid Javid Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA Javid is the secretary of state for communities and local government. Since […]

Rise in lorry tachograph tampering on UK roads – BBC News

Rise in lorry tachograph tampering on UK roads – BBC News

Image copyright iStock Image caption Tachographs are installed in lorries to ensure safety for drivers and other road users More than 440 lorries crossing into the UK last year were found with manipulated tachographs, Britain’s road regulator has said. Tachographs are on-board digital recorders which keep track of the number of hours a driver has […]

UK invests £65M in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in US – The Guardian

DUNE is one of the better particle physics acronyms. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment involves a large, sensitive detector which will indeed be deep underground – in the Sanford Lab at the Homestake goldmine in South Dakota – and will study neutrinos produced from a high-intensity beam of protons at Fermilab in Illinois. UK scientists […]

UK food delivery firm Deliveroo raises $385 million for expansion – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – British takeaway food delivery firm Deliveroo has raised $385 million in new funding, the firm said in a statement on Sunday which set out that the money would help establish operations in new areas of the country and overseas. The firm said the funding round brought its total valuation to more than […]

Hurricane-hit Dominica to get £5m in UK aid to assist recovery – Sky News

The move brings the UK Government’s financial support for the Caribbean region ravaged by two tropical storms to £62m. Image: Some 98% of the buildings on Dominica were damaged by Hurricane Maria Category five Hurricane Maria battered the island of Dominica after making landfall last Monday, leaving 98% of buildings damaged and thousands without power. […]

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