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Regulator cuts UK oil and gas estimates – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The oil and gas offshore industry regulator has reduced its estimates of the amount of known oil and gas left under UK waters. The amount in known reserves and capable of extraction has dropped from 6.3 billion barrels to 5.7 billion, over the year to the end of 2016. The central […]

Why Palestine activists want a UK apology over Balfour – Aljazeera.com

In the summer of 2014, an Israeli drone strike in Gaza ended Huda Mohammad’s life, along with her two children, husband, and mother-in-law. News of her death during the 50-day-long bombardment of the besieged territory reached Adie Mormech a week later when a mutual friend told him on Facebook. Just two years earlier […]

Las Vegas shooting: Isis claims responsibility for deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – The Independent

Isis has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history as it continues to lose territory in its self-declared “caliphate”. Police said at least 58 people were killed and 500 victims wounded when a gunman opened fire on dense crowds at a concert in Las Vegas. Officials have identified the shooter as […]

Free-to-use Link ATMs across the UK at risk of being closed down … – The Guardian

Hundreds of free-to-use cash machines are at risk of being closed down on high streets across the UK as a result of proposals being published this week to overhaul the 70,000-strong Link network. The ideas are being put forward by the board of Link, 10 months after a row over the fees the members of […]

Sexual Harassment Claims Surface in UK Parliament – New York Times

Politics, like the world of entertainment, is a highly competitive profession in which senior, mainly male, individuals have the power to make or break careers. Recent days have produced a blizzard of accusations against lawmakers of varying degrees of seriousness, with all suggesting a degree of sexism or complacency about inappropriate behavior. Last week the […]

How dangerous is the air where you live? UK’s most polluted towns and cities revealed – Sky News

WHO’s air quality database showed 44 out of 51 British towns and cities had failed its tests for fine sooty particles smaller than 2.5 microns across. The particles, known as PM2.5s, have been linked to causing heart disease and premature death and they should not exceed 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air, according to […]

North Korea threatens UK for claiming Kim Jong-un was behind NHS cyber attack – The Sun

NORTH Korea has reportedly threatened the UK after claiming Kim Jong-un was behind the NHS cyber attack. Britain’s Security Minister Ben Wallace yesterday said the Government believed “quite strongly” that Pyongyang was responsible for the “WannaCry” ransomware attack. Kim Jong-un has responded to claims by Britain’s security minister that North Korea was behind the NHS cyber attack […]

Free-to-use Link ATMs across the UK at risk of being closed down – The Guardian

Hundreds of free-to-use cash machines are at risk of being closed down on high streets across the UK as a result of proposals being published this week to overhaul the 70,000-strong Link network. The ideas are being put forward by the board of Link, ten months after a row over the fees the members of […]

If top recruit Bol Bol ends up at Oregon, what are UK’s frontcourt options for 2018? – Lexington Herald Leader

The momentum in five-star basketball prospect Bol Bol’s recruitment has shifted in the favor of Oregon in recent days, and — with Bol possibly ready to make a college decision sometime soon — it could leave Kentucky in an interesting spot. As of now, Bol — a 7-foot-3 standout from Los Angeles — is the […]

Touts threaten UK’s £4.5bn music industry, survey reveals – The Guardian

The UK’s £4.5bn music industry is under threat because fans’ cash is being diverted from their favourite acts, as they fork out for tickets sold by touts at vast mark-ups, according to a survey. The survey, released by anti-tout campaign group FanFair Alliance on Monday, found that two-thirds of respondents who had paid more than […]