UK-based Ghanaian lady jailed 14 years after pouring acid on boyfriend twice

A young Ghanaian lady living in the United Kingdom is to spend the next 14 years behind bars for pouring acid on her boyfriend as he slept in their home in Wembley. Esther Afrifa, 28, is reported by dailymail.co.uk to have bought a litre of sulphuric acid online and left it by her bedside ready …

Eco-activists occupy London bridges over jailing of Insulate Britain protesters

Eco-activists gathered in central London today to rally against the jailing of nine Insulate Britain activists for blocking the M25 in defiance of a court injunction. They sat down in the middle of both Lambeth and Vauxhall bridges, preventing traffic from getting through, after amassing outside the Royal Courts of Justice. At around 7.40pm the …

Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: Teenage Kenosha shooter found not guilty on all charges

Jurors have found Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who fatally shot two men and wounded another during a night of unrest after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, not guilty on all five charges after days of deliberations in the highly publicized case. Rittenhouse, 18, was found to be not guilty of the five felony charges …

Tearful Alok Sharma apologises as landmark COP26 deal waters down on coal

A global deal on averting the worst impacts of climate change has finally be reached at COP26. Negotiators at the UN summit in Glasgow agreed to get countries to strengthen their emissions-cutting targets for 2030 by the end of next year as part of the bid to limit dangerous warming climbing above 1.5C. They have …

Boy, 10, dies after dog attack at house

A 10-year-old boy has died after reports of a dog attack in Wales. The child died at the scene at a house in Pentwyn, Penyrhoel on Monday afternoon. The dog has been destroyed by firearms officers following the tragedy. No other animals were involved. Paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service rushed to the scene at …

Whole world gathers to protest for faster action on climate change during COP26

Almost every continent in the world has seen activists gather to march for less talk and more real action to overcome climate change. World leaders are currently at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop26), discussing how nations plan to achieve the Paris Agreement goals set in 2015. More than 50,000 environmentalists, including Greta Thunberg, …

Gene that makes you more likely to die from Covid identified

Researchers have identified a gene responsible for doubling the risk of respiratory failure from coronavirus. Some 60% of people with South Asian ancestry carry the high-risk genetic signal, a new study found. The gene is also common in the European population, occurring in about 15%. Scientists say the gene can partly explains the excess deaths seen in some UK communities, …

Two trains crash in tunnel near Salisbury leaving driver trapped inside cab

Two trains have crashed between Salisbury and Andover, prompting a major response from rescuers. Both vehicles collided in Wiltshire on the South Western Railway line this evening, and one is thought to have derailed. Incredibly none of the passengers aboard each train were apparently badly hurt and most were given treatment for shock at the …

Rishi to promise ‘new economy’ after pandemic with £6,000,000,000 for NHS

Rishi Sunak will promise his budget will help usher in a ‘new economy’ after the pandemic as he prepares to spend billions on the NHS and wage rises. The chancellor is set to outline his latest tax and spending plans on Wednesday with the economy still severely damaged by months of lockdown. Mr Sunak is …