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July 12, 2018 8:30 PM Typhoon Maria damage update: Typhoon Maria wreaks havoc in east China

TYPHOON MARIA is continuing to batter parts of Asia. Here is the damage update as Typhoon Maria wreaks havoc in east China. More than 600,000 people were evacuated as the typhoon made landfall in the Fujian Province on Wednesday morning. The eighth typhoon of the year hit at 9.10am GMT in Lianjiang County, in the eastern province. Strong winds of up to 150 kilometres 15

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Killing rats could save coral reefs

The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean found that invasive rats on the islands are a "big problem" for coral reefs. Rats decimate seabird 9

July 5, 2018 8:56 AM Brexit totally worth it if you really like fish, says Gove

THE Brexit fixation with taking control of our fish supplies is great news for people who cannot get enough fish, Michael Gove has explained. The environment minister said the loss of companies like Airbus, 10-mile queues at Dover and a recession were a small price to pay for anyone who is partial to a nice bit of cod. Gove said: “Once we’re free from the EU, we’ll 41

July 4, 2018 11:29 AM 'They don't value us!' Fishing boss warns soft Brexit will be the END of UK fishing trade

A BREXIT deal in which Britain remains in the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) or closely aligned to the bloc will result in the end of Britain’s fishing industry, warned fishing industry boss Angela Harrison. Angela Harrison, a partner at Pengelly's fishmongers in Cornwall, said the British Government does not value the British fishing 19

July 4, 2018 8:21 AM 'We will hold the cards!' Michael Gove vows Britain will 'take back control' of fisheries

ENVIRONMENT secretary Michael Gove has claimed the United Kingdom will be “in the driving seat” as Britain has set out its new plan to “take back control of our waters” post-Brexit. Michael Gove has set out the UK’s ambitious plan for a new fishing regime as Britain “takes back control” post-Brexit. The Environment Secretary told BBC Radio 4’s Today 15

July 1, 2018 5:37 PM Just like daddy! Chris Hemsworth teaches his son how to fish while enjoying quality family time with wife Elsa Pataky and their children on beach-side camping holiday

Hollywood stars Chris Hemsworth, 34, and Elsa Pataky, 41, are known for their down-to-earth lifestyle. And so it's no wonder the bohemian A-listers decided to treat their children- India, 6 and four year-old twin boys Tristan and Sasha - to a quiet beach-side family getaway this weekend. Taking to Instagram to share a series of intimate holiday snaps 5

June 30, 2018 9:06 AM Shark sighted off Majorca, first great white there in 40 years

For the first time in more than 40 years, a great white shark has been recorded swimming off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Majorca. A wildlife conservation group captured footage of the shark wandering around the Cabrera archipelago. The last confirmed sighting of such a fish in the Balearic Islands was by a fisherman in 1976. Great whites can weigh 12

June 29, 2018 9:17 PM Bird rescue group releases 7 rehabilitated pelicans

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) - Seven young brown pelicans have been released into the wild in Northern California after spending weeks at an aviary recovering from malnutrition. Russ Curtis of International Bird Rescue says the birds noted for their large, pointy beaks were returned to a beach Friday in Sausalito, California. They are among more than 80 sick and starving 5

June 29, 2018 6:03 PM David Beckham shows off his impressive catch as he embarks on a lads' fishing trip to Iceland

He's an avid fisherman and often takes sons Brooklyn and Romeo out for some quality time by the river. And David Beckham returned to one of his favourite pastimes with famous friend Guy Ritchie and a few other pals in Iceland on Friday. The former footballer, 43, shared a number of Instagram snaps of the fishing trip, and looked in great spirits as he proudly 11

June 29, 2018 1:05 AM Seal numbers in the Thames doubles in five years to show capital's river is cleanest it has been in 60 years

Seals are thriving in the River Thames, despite historical claims the waters would be too polluted to be inhabited. Thousands of grey and harbour seals now call the Thames waters home, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has announced. The Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) fifth annual seal survey scoured the water for seals by land, sea and air, last year, as they attempted 5