• Spanish police seize five drug launches

    Spanish police seize five drug launches

    • April 19, 2018

    Spanish police seized five rigid-hulled inflatable launches used by drug traffickers to ship cannabis resin across the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain. Officers from the Policia Nacional discovered the vessels after chasing a suspect vehicle to a warehouse in Puente Mayorga, the small town adjacent to the refinery in the Campo de Gibraltar.

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  • Letters written on Titanic rescue ship set to fetch £8,000 at auction

    Letters written on Titanic rescue ship set to fetch £8,000 at auction

    • April 19, 2018

    A pair of letters written onboard a ship that came to rescue survivors of the Titanic are set to fetch up to £8,000 at auction. Eleanor Danforth, a passenger of RMS Carpathia, described seeing the “glimmer” of the iceberg the liner struck on April 14, 1912. Her account of the rescue is dated three days

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  • UK bid to help end child labour hailed as critical by anti-slavery group founder

    UK bid to help end child labour hailed as critical by anti-slavery group founder

    • April 19, 2018

    The British Government’s intervention to help stamp out child labour and human trafficking is critical, a billionaire businessman bidding to end modern slavery said. The measures will help spot vulnerable people most at risk of exploitation and strengthen the response from law enforcement agencies in Commonwealth countries. As part of the plan, the UK will

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  • Fancy dress runners warned to reconsider ahead of ‘hottest-ever’ London marathon

    Fancy dress runners warned to reconsider ahead of ‘hottest-ever’ London marathon

    • April 19, 2018

    London Marathon runners planning to don fancy dress are being urged to reconsider amid warnings it could be the hottest race on record. Temperatures could hit 23C (73.4F) in the capital on Sunday, prompting organisers to add more water, ice and shower stations along the 26.2-mile route. The warning came on the hottest day of

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  • Straws and cotton buds could be banned as Theresa May targets plastic pollution

    Straws and cotton buds could be banned as Theresa May targets plastic pollution

    • April 19, 2018

    Plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds could be banned from sale in England under plans being set out by Theresa May. The Prime Minister said plastic waste was “one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world” and the UK was taking a lead in tackling the problem. A consultation on banning the disposable

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  • More than 60 of the UK’s biggest music festivals commit to ban single use plastic by 2021

    More than 60 of the UK’s biggest music festivals commit to ban single use plastic by 2021

    • April 19, 2018

    More than 60 of the UK’s biggest music festivals have pledged to ban the use of plastic straws at their events this summer. The group of independent festivals, including the likes of Bestival, Boomtown Fair and Shambala, have also committed to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2021. Organised by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF),

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