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December 22, 2017 10:42 PM Nature Conservancy acquires California coastal ranchland

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A huge swath of coastal California ranch lands will become a vast preserve through an acquisition funded by a $165 million gift from a wealthy environmentalist couple, The Nature Conservancy announced Friday. The purchase of the Cojo-Jalama Ranch covers 24,000 acres (9,713 hectares) at Point Conception, the landmark 150 miles 23

December 20, 2017 4:00 AM Highdown Gardens: Lottery cash will help preserve their future

WORTHING’S world-famous gardens at Highdown have received a major boost with the award of lottery funding to help preserve their future. The gardens, internationally important because they are home to hundreds of rare and exotic plants and trees uniquely grown on chalk soil, are visited by tens of thousands of people every year. Worthing Borough Council 17

December 12, 2017 9:47 AM Macron tries to lead world against Trump with climate change plan

EMMANUEL Macron will try to cement himself as the world’s anti-Trump leader when he drums up support for his flagship climate change policy. The French President will host world and business leaders at a major environmental summit in Paris today and tomorrow, giving him chance to push his ‘Make our Planet Great Again’ agenda. It comes two years to the day since 42

December 10, 2017 12:04 PM Don't look down! Daredevil slackliner completes nervewracking walk from the Eiffel Tower while suspended nearly 200ft over the River Seine

A daredevil slackliner completed a nerve-wracking walk from the Eiffel Tower while suspended nearly 200ft above the River Seine. Trapeze artist Nathan Paulin balanced barefoot on the tiny rope while making the 2198ft crossing from the iconic Parisian landmark to Trocadero square on the other side of the river. Stomach-churning pictures show the 22-year-old 23

December 6, 2017 11:36 PM 1-Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing longtime U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Dec 6 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. Trump announced his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem 57

December 4, 2017 6:07 PM Holiday pay bill for firms?

YORK solicitors are urging businesses to review their long-standing relationships with self-employed contractors following a landmark case at the European Court of Justice. David Scott, of Hethertons Solicitors. said the ruling on holiday pay will have to be applied by British employment tribunals and is particularly relevant to people in the “gig” industry 23

November 26, 2017 8:58 AM Kohli, Rohit score easy runs against deflated Sri Lanka

Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma combined to pulverise a deflated Sri Lanka attack as India stretched their lead to 302 on day three of the second Test on Sunday. India were 507 for four at tea, stretching their first innings lead to 302 in Nagpur. Kohli, on 170, and Sharma, on 51, were involved in a 97-run unbeaten stand. Rohit, who was included 23

November 24, 2017 1:50 PM What is going on at the old BHS store in Liverpool?

Shopping landmark sitting empty on busy Lord Street Hoardings have started going up at the old BHS store in Liverpool as the iconic shop gets set for a new lease of life. The department store in Lord Street closed last year and the boarded-up building has been empty ever since, leaving a big hole in one of the city centre’s busiest streets. This week building 19

November 24, 2017 4:58 AM Hong Kong lights up for Lumieres festival

Glowing cartoon Inuits tumbled down Hong Kong's post office building and a forest of illuminated bamboo rods lit up the city centre as part of a visit by France's famous Lumieres festival. Local and international artists joined the extension of Lyon's Fête des Lumières in a city well known for its ubiquitous neon signs, giant billboards, flashy skyscrapers 16

November 22, 2017 8:24 AM Landmark euthanasia bill passes in Victoria with voluntary assisted dying set to be LEGALISED after marathon debate

Through teary and tired eyes politicians in Victoria's upper house have voted 22-18 in favour of legalising voluntary assisted dying. After months of heated debate the controversial legislation cleared what most consider the final hurdle on Wednesday, with Victoria now poised to become the first Australian state to legalise such a scheme. The final tick is due next week with the lower 14