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June 20, 2018 11:52 PM ‘Sign up to save parks’ charter call

A CHARTER to safeguard the UK’s parks and open spaces was unveiled last night. The Keep Britain Tidy charter calls on Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’s leaders to champion parks and green spaces to halt and reverse their decline. It comes as research published today by public sector union Unison reveals that more than £15million 6

June 20, 2018 11:02 PM Frogs and toads are disappearing from our gardens as households pave over grass and ponds fall out of favour

Sightings of frogs and toads have fallen due to a declining number of garden ponds. The amphibians are the most commonly reported wild visitors to gardens apart from birds. But a national survey has found toads are now seen monthly in 20 per cent of gardens, compared with 28 per cent in 2014. For frogs, the same figure was down from 46 per cent in 2014 to 39 per cent, according 5

June 20, 2018 10:26 PM Foreign aid budget could be SLASHED unless 'WASTEFUL' rules altered warns Penny Mordaunt

INTERNATIONAL Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has declared the UK’s aid spending could be slashed if strict rules on what counts as foreign aid cannot be changed, sources have claimed. The official noted vast sums of taxpayers’ money are being sent abroad as aid, which does not count towards the 0.7 percent target set by the Government 7

June 20, 2018 9:14 PM Animal meat and banned ivory among items seized in international raids

Large cat skulls, seven kilos of banned ivory, products derived from crocodile and live reptiles are among items which have been seized in a series of international raids to hit the illegal wildlife and timber trade. The haul is part of Operation Thunderstorm which ran throughout May and involved 1,974 seizures including 43 tonnes of wild meat. Animals

June 20, 2018 9:13 PM Income tax could decide school funding

The federal government is being tight-lipped on a proposal to link funding for private schools to the amount of income tax paid by parents. The National School Resources Board is expected to recommend the government use data-matching tools to examine tax returns and child enrolments, Fairfax Media reported on Thursday. "The board is consulting widely

June 20, 2018 9:09 PM Mississippi mother, 28, is charged with murder after her 10-month-old son was left in a hot car and died

A Mississippi woman has been charged with second-degree murder after authorities say her infant son was left for an unknown amount of time in a hot car and died. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell announced the charge on Tuesday against 28-year-old Elizabeth Barhonovich, of Vancleave. Ten-month-old Kash Barhonovich was discovered in a car parked outside

June 20, 2018 9:02 PM NTSB says plane gave several warnings before crash into lake

CLEVELAND (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report saying the plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland killing all six people onboard issued multiple warnings about the aircraft's altitude. The plane piloted by Columbus beverage executive John Fleming crashed in December 2016 shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront

June 20, 2018 8:42 PM Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbs

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield. The National Park Service on Wednesday announced the discoveries at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The park service says it's the first time that a surgeon's pit at a Civil War battlefield 1

June 20, 2018 4:27 PM Number of European flights delayed up to two hours will increase SEVEN-FOLD in the next 20 years, air traffic controllers warn

The number of European flights that end up being delayed by up to two hours is set to increase seven-fold by 2040, air traffic controllers have warned. Eurocontrol, which manages Europe's air traffic network, has said in a report that flights around the continent are due to increase 53 per cent by 2040, but that airport capacity is set to rise by only 16 per cent. This means 9

June 20, 2018 4:12 PM Fans at World Cup criticized for videos disrespecting women

SAO PAULO (AP) - Some South American fans at the World Cup are being criticized for posting videos in which they encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand. In one video, Brazilian men surround a woman and encourage her to chant with them in Portuguese an offensive word for female anatomy. In another 5