Regulator cuts UK oil and gas estimates – BBC News

Regulator cuts UK oil and gas estimates – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The oil and gas offshore industry regulator has reduced its estimates of the amount of known oil and gas left under UK waters. The amount in known reserves and capable of extraction has dropped from 6.3 billion barrels to 5.7 billion, over the year to the end of 2016. The central […]

UK’s Halley Antarctic base set for second closure – BBC News

UK’s Halley Antarctic base set for second closure – BBC News

Image copyright BAS Image caption Scientists had been keen to return to year-round operations The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will once again close its Halley station at the end of the coming Southern Hemisphere summer. The base sits on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf, which is currently being incised by two large developing cracks. BAS […]

Las Vegas shooting: Isis claims responsibility for deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – The Independent

Las Vegas shooting: Isis claims responsibility for deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – The Independent

Isis has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history as it continues to lose territory in its self-declared “caliphate”. Police said at least 58 people were killed and 500 victims wounded when a gunman opened fire on dense crowds at a concert in Las Vegas. Officials have identified the shooter as […]

Australia Senate’s Stephen Parry ‘may be UK citizen’ – BBC News

Australia Senate’s Stephen Parry ‘may be UK citizen’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stephen Parry (centre) being elected president of the Senate in 2014 Australia’s Senate president has revealed he could be a dual citizen, meaning he may join five others in becoming ineligible for office. Stephen Parry, who is part of the government, may have inherited UK citizenship through his father. […]

Sexual Harassment Claims Surface in UK Parliament – New York Times

Politics, like the world of entertainment, is a highly competitive profession in which senior, mainly male, individuals have the power to make or break careers. Recent days have produced a blizzard of accusations against lawmakers of varying degrees of seriousness, with all suggesting a degree of sexism or complacency about inappropriate behavior. Last week the […]

Touts threaten UK’s £4.5bn music industry, survey reveals – The Guardian

The UK’s £4.5bn music industry is under threat because fans’ cash is being diverted from their favourite acts, as they fork out for tickets sold by touts at vast mark-ups, according to a survey. The survey, released by anti-tout campaign group FanFair Alliance on Monday, found that two-thirds of respondents who had paid more than […]

Rubik’s Cube: Records broken at UK championships – BBC News

Rubik’s Cube: Records broken at UK championships – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Different types of Rubik’s Cubes were tackled during the finals of UK championships A series of national records have been broken by quick-fingered Rubik’s Cube solvers at the UK championships. Competitors tackled the tricky cubes at the annual three-day speed-cubing event in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, hosted by the UK Cube Association. […]