‘Quarter of Britons’ drinking plant-based milks

Health was the reason why 37% of 16-24 year olds said they’d reduced how much cow’s milk they’ve been drinking in the last 12 months. The impact on the environment was also a concern among that group – with 36% saying dairy farming isn’t good for the environment. Image copyright Lyle Boenke Image caption Sam Friskey and Thomas Forster co-founded a vegan plant-based protein shake brand “I went vegan initially for health purposes,” says Sam Friskey, who co-founded plant-based protein shake brand Fit Deli. He thinks the burnout and fatigue he used to suffer at work was largely because of his diet. “Having made the shift I then began to understand about animal welfare and the planet.” Sam says there’s …

Hammond ‘won’t exclude’ backing no-confidence vote

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has discounted the possibility if he becomes prime minister, but his rival in the Conservative Party leadership race, Boris Johnson, has refused to give the same assurance. No-deal Brexit ‘could cause £30bn economic hit’ MPs ask EU to protect UK citizens in no-deal Brexit Scheme to block no-deal Brexit ‘could involve Queen’ The leadership candidates trying to stop Brexit In an interview with Le Monde and Süddeutsche Zeitung, Mr Hammond said he would “take steps to avoid an exit without agreement apart from an explicit parliamentary approval”. Speaking on Tuesday at the G7 conference in Paris, he told the French and German newspapers: “There should be a new and sincere attempt to reach a consensus. “If …

Arena bomber’s brother arrested for murder

The murder of the 22 victims The attempted murder of persons other than the 22 deceased Conspiracy to cause an explosion likely to endanger life Libyan authorities handed Mr Abedi over to British police officers, who escorted him on a flight which left Mitiga Airport, near Tripoli, at 10:30 BST. The university engineering student, who was born in Manchester, was transferred to a police station in London upon his arrival in the UK. Families of the victims and survivors were the first to be informed of the developments, police said. Image caption Hashem Abedi was transferred to a police station in London upon his arrival in the UK This has meant the inquests into the deaths of the 22 victims …

Ship’s crew in Scottish port ‘short of food’

He said: “I sent the request for food on 8 July. “So now we have only some remainders of food. “No fresh fruit, some pieces of meat, some pieces of bread.” At the time it was detained, the MCA said: “The MCA is working closely with the owner and the ship’s master to address the various issues raised by the inspection. “The vessel will not be allowed to sail until the MCA has re-inspected the vessel and is satisfied that the deficiencies have been rectified.” It is not the first time the Alexander Tvardovskiy, which was formerly flagged in Russia, has encountered trouble in UK waters. In August 2012 the 90m-long ship collided with dredger UKD Bluefin and another general …

First bridges light up for Thames project

Image copyright Matt Alexander/PA Media Image caption The moving “pulse of light” over Millennium Bridge is meant to mirror the movements of people crossing over it The design was created by American light artist Leo Villareal and British architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, who were influenced by the palettes of Impressionist and English Romantic painters. “I’m hoping to follow in the footsteps of Monet, Turner and Whistler and reveal the truly unique, inspiring and poetic character of the Thames,” Villareal said. Image copyright Matt Alexander/PA Media Image caption The colours used on Southwark Bridge have been inspired by the palettes of Impressionist masters All photographs subject to copyright

Ministers ‘reject fast fashion impact advice’

Among the proposals from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) were: A 1p charge per garment on producers to fund better recycling of clothes; Ban on incinerating or landfilling unsold stock that can be reused or recycled instead; Mandatory environmental targets for fashion retailers with a turnover above £36 million; Tax changes to reward reuse, repair and recycling – to support responsible fashion companies. The EAC’s chair, Labour MP Mary Creagh, said: “Fashion producers should be forced to clear up the mountains of waste they create. Small changes you can make for a greener life Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say Call for ‘1p a garment’ fast fashion charge Can we make fashion greener? “The government is content to …

Actors targeted in homophobic attack

Image copyright Roger Davies Image caption The play was taking place at Southampton’s NST Campus theatre Ms Parkinson said as she kissed her partner, fellow actor Ms Banatvala, she was struck and knocked to the ground, leaving her with slight injuries. She said they heard “young boys laughing” as the car drove off. Ms Parkinson said: “We’re just two people looking for happiness like everybody else. ‘Shocked and angry’ “I don’t really understand why we’re met with aggression from strangers.” Ms Banatvala said she was left “really shocked, upset and angry”. “It’s made realise the importance of this play and stories like it,” she said. “It needs to be seen as something that is normal and regular and isn’t something …

Green Party will ‘beat rising tide of hate’

“They have their own violent vision for the future. But we hold the tools to stop them.” He will say those considering joining the Green Party must do so now, adding: “We will beat the climate crisis and we will beat the rising tide of far-right hate.” Although the Brexit Party won the most seats in the UK in May’s European elections, staunchly anti-Brexit parties the Lib Dems and the Greens also made gains. Overall the Green Party came in fourth place, winning 12.1% of the vote and securing seven seats. Many EU member states – from the Nordic countries to Portugal – also saw a rise in their Green vote. Related Topics Green Party Conference Green Party (England and …

May officially steps down as Tory leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: How the PM fought through Brexit battles Theresa May has officially stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen. She has handed in her private resignation letter to the backbench 1922 Committee, two weeks after announcing her intention to leave. Eleven Conservative MPs are vying to replace her as party leader and, ultimately, prime minister. The winner of the contest is expected to be announced in the week of 22 July. Mrs May, who has said it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, remains acting party leader during the leadership …

Ford set to close Bridgend plant in 2020

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“South Wales is going to be like a ghost town” Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend is set to close in autumn 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Union officials were told of the plans at a meeting with Ford bosses which include the offer of redeployment. Workers were sent home after receiving a letter which said they will lose their jobs in phases by 25 September next year. Ford blamed “changing customer demand and cost” for the closure plans and denied Brexit was a factor. In a statement, Ford of Europe president Stuart Rowley said creating a sustainable business required the company to make “difficult decisions”, including the need to make …

Javid says ‘No, no, no’ to second referendum

Mark Harper joins Tory leadership race Johnson would be excellent leader – Trump Tory rivals clash as leadership race begins He invoked Margaret Thatcher’s 1990 parliamentary speech on Europe, by saying “No, no, no” to a second referendum, a general election and revoking Article 50. “Never in this country’s history have we asked people to go to the polls a second time without implementing their verdict from the first,” said Mr Javid, who supported Remain in the 2016 referendum. Mr Javid’s candidacy for the Conservative Party leadership comes after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she will resign as leader on 7 June. The 12 Tory leadership candidates have clashed over whether to pursue a no-deal Brexit if a withdrawal agreement …

Child migrants ‘still being held’ in Scotland

Image caption Solicitor Zyra Rana Person says the detention of children is illegal Zyra Rana Person, a solicitor who regularly deals with asylum cases, added: “Detaining children is illegal, since 2010, and children should not be getting detained.” Some of the young people have been held at Dungavel, which is near Strathaven, and then moved to immigration centres in England. Others were transferred there after being detained elsewhere in the UK. Related Topics Refugees and asylum seekers Home Office Strathaven Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Police told to return journalists’ papers

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The attack in Loughinisland took place in June 1994 at the Heights Bar The award-winning investigative journalists were involved in the documentary film, No Stone Unturned, which examined the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s (RUC) handling of the Loughinisland atrocity. Image caption Former Brexit secretary David Davis was at court to support the two journalists The High Court judicial review was heard by Lord Chief Justice Morgan, Lord Justice Treacy and Mrs Justice Keegan. Mr Birney and Mr McCaffrey attended the hearing throughout, along with a number of supporters, including fellow journalists. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) welcomed the ruling on Friday. NUJ Assistant General Secretary Séamus Dooley described it as “a victory for Trevor and …

Sea wall to secure line ‘for 100 years’

When does work begin? Image copyright Network Rail Image caption Plans show a walkway will be raised and widened for pedestrians To raise the height of the sea wall from 5m (16ft) to 7.5m. The walkway will also be raised and widened to 4m (13ft) from 3.1m (10ft), with a safety barrier. Why is the work needed? Image copyright Network Rail Image caption Plans show a walkway will be raised and widened for pedestrians The main construction of the sea wall will begin. Pre-cast concrete panels will be installed, track drainage put in and existing promenade sections will be demolished with pre-cast concrete units installed. Surfacing work will take place on the promenade with lighting and seating. How will the …

Chances ‘galore’ to stop London Bridge attack

It would have taken the trio a “significant period of time” for them to become close enough to trust each other with planning an attack, he said. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, left 48 people injured when they attacked passsers-by near London Bridge with a van and knives, before being themselves shot dead by armed police. We did our best – London Bridge attack PC Medics ‘not told’ where attack victims were Victims of the London Bridge attack London Bridge attack: What happened Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, died in the attack, which lasted less …

Probe into how owner afforded 80m homes

UWOs are a new anti-financial crime power targeted at foreign government officials and their families from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are believed to have laundered stolen money through British property. If the suspect – known as a “politically exposed person” – cannot explain the source of the wealth, the NCA can ask the High Court to order the homes’ seizure. The measure aims to target people who have committed huge frauds and embezzlements abroad where there is little or no chance of obtaining the evidence to convict them in a British court. The woman who spent £16m in Harrods Get a grip on money-laundering, say MPs Ukraine gang hid wealth in London flats The first ever UWO …