• Spain’s ‘Wolf Pack’ found guilty of rape in landmark ruling

    Spain’s ‘Wolf Pack’ found guilty of rape in landmark ruling

    • June 22, 2019

    By Sabela Ojea and Ingrid Melander Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that five men who attacked a teenager at a bull-running festival were guilty of rape not the lesser crime of sexual abuse, concluding a case that sparked mass protests across Spain over chauvinism and sexual abuse. The Supreme Court’s ruling, hailed by women’s’

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  • Gibraltarian Royal Navy commander steers his ship on rare London visit

    Gibraltarian Royal Navy commander steers his ship on rare London visit

    • June 22, 2019

    A Gibraltarian Royal Navy commander has spoken of his pride at sailing his ship up the river Thames for a rare port visit to London. The hydrographic ship HMS Enterprise will carry out a number of ceremonial roles in the British capital as well as providing the public with an opportunity to visit on board.

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  • Services to commemorate 100 years since scuttling of German fleet

    Services to commemorate 100 years since scuttling of German fleet

    • June 21, 2019

    By Conor Riordan, Press Association Scotland A service will be held in waters near Orkney to mark 100 years since the scuttling of more than 50 German ships after seven months of incarceration. The German High Seas Fleet was interned at Scapa Flow following Armistice in November 1918, while negotiations for the Treaty of Versailles

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  • Thousands mark summer solstice sunrise at Stonehenge

    Thousands mark summer solstice sunrise at Stonehenge

    • June 21, 2019

    Thousands of people have greeted the sun with cheers as it rose over Stonehenge for summer solstice. Those who observed the spectacle at the neolithic Wiltshire monument encountered a chilly morning accompanied by clear skies as the sun glinted over the horizon at 4.52am. Kate Logan, English Heritage’s director of Stonehenge, said it was “one

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  • Pete the plant prepares to take a selfie in trial to help monitor rainforests

    Pete the plant prepares to take a selfie in trial to help monitor rainforests

    • June 21, 2019

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Pete the maidenhair fern is being cheered on to take the world’s first plant “selfie” in a trial that conservationists hope will help them monitor remote rainforests. Work has begun on the scientific study at London Zoo to develop a way of using plants to power camera traps

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  • Zero-carbon electricity to outstrip fossil fuels for first time – UK national grid

    Zero-carbon electricity to outstrip fossil fuels for first time – UK national grid

    • June 21, 2019

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent More British electricity is set to come from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels this year for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, National Grid has said. Britain is on track to achieve a “tipping point” in 2019 as reliance on cleaner energy sources wind, solar, nuclear and

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