Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters? – BBC News

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Protests by Extinction Rebellion’s seemingly inexhaustible army of activists made plenty of headlines last week. They say politicians are out of touch with climate reality. But what do they want, and can ministers realistically make it happen? Let’s consider XR’s three core demands: for the government to “tell the truth about […]

British dad confirms wife and children died in Sri Lanka attacks – Sky News

British dad confirms wife and children died in Sri Lanka attacks – Sky News

A British dad has confirmed the deaths of his “perfect wife” and “amazing” children in a heartbreaking statement following the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Lawyer Ben Nicholson was waiting for breakfast with wife Anita, 42, son Alex, 14, and daughter Annabel, 11, when the Shangri-La Hotel in the capital city of Colombo […]

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide – BBC News

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVolodymyr Zelensky and his supporters celebrate winning Ukraine’s presidential election Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, exit polls suggest. The polls give the political newcomer, who dominated the first round of voting three weeks ago, more than 70% support. […]

Phone detection kit introduced in prisons – GOV.UK

Phone detection kit introduced in prisons – GOV.UK

Justice Secretary announces new mobile detection technology in prisons Will allow prison officers to pinpoint mobile phone signal down to precise cell Part of wider efforts to reduce violence and drug use and restore stability to the prison estate The technology is the latest weapon in the fight against phone smuggling which leads to drug-dealing […]

420: Seven charts on how cannabis use has changed – BBC News

420: Seven charts on how cannabis use has changed – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Around the world, on the 20 April – or “420” – cannabis users will be lighting up to celebrate “weed culture” and protest about its prohibition in many countries. But even though recreational cannabis has been illegal in the UK since 1928, the evidence shows that punishments for its possession have plummeted […]

Boy aged six hurt in shotgun attack at home in Wolverhampton – The Guardian

Boy aged six hurt in shotgun attack at home in Wolverhampton – The Guardian

A six-year-old boy has been injured after a group of men opened fire with a shotgun on a house, police have said. The boy is thought to have been inside the house in Wolverhampton when the shots were fired and he sustained non life-threatening injuries to his back and hand. The incident happened shortly before […]

Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested – BBC News

Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClimate change protesters explain why they glued themselves to a lorry Nearly 300 climate change activists have been arrested after roads were blocked in central London, amid protests aimed at shutting the capital. A second day of disruption took place after Extinction Rebellion campaigners camped overnight at […]

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