Bomb disposal team are called to Sellafield nuclear site after explosive chemical organic peroxide was discovered during routine inspection

Bomb disposal experts were called to the plant in 2018 after a similar incident and their report found the site had failed to identify the risks of out of date chemicals.

Trump fires back at Bolton over forthcoming memoir: ‘Made up of lies & fake stories’

“We are starting up and it’s going to be very, very strong … ” Trump told host Sean Hannity at the tail end of a discussion of the economy. “We’re very close to a vaccine and we’re very close to therapeutics, really good therapeutics. But even without that, I don’t like to talk about that […]

The world ends not with a bang but a whimper: Last supernova in the universe will occur 10 to the 32,000th years in the future – leaving the last remaining stars to simply fizzle out

‘In years, it’s like saying the word ‘trillion’ almost a hundred times. If you wrote it out, it would take up most of a page. It’s mindbogglingly far in the future,’ he said.

Iran hails UN arms vote, saying US has ‘never been so isolated’

“Despite all the trips, pressure and the hawking, the United States could only mobilise a small country (to vote) with them,” he added, in reference to failed efforts by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to rally support for a US resolution.

Lebanon denies claims bodyguard of top politician fired live rounds at protesters as fury over explosion that killed 160 threatens to spark a revolution

The mandate system was supposed to differ from colonialism, with the governing country intended to act as a trustee until the inhabitants were considered eligible for self-government. At that point, the mandate would terminate and an independent state would be born.   

From loo rolls to fashion: how to spend your cash more ethically

Shop local: support small businesses During the lockdown many of us rediscovered the local grocers and hardware stores we may have got out of the habit of visiting. Many kept trading, and managed to supply much-needed toilet roll, pasta and other staple supplies to customers. According to Barclaycard, spending was up by 38% in April […]

Trump-Bannon: A political knife fight with consequences

There would be a chain of command. Order. Discipline. Systems. Well Steve Bannon was gone, true; but he was still an important voice in the president’s ear. Remember this iron law of governing. It doesn’t matter what a person’s job title is, it is what proximity they have to the centre of power. Bannon was […]

Trump’s mental health and why people are discussing it

Grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people and a need for admiration They believe they are superior or may deserve special treatment They seek excessive admiration and attention, and struggle with criticism or defeat But the man who wrote the diagnostic criteria for NPD, Allen Frances, said a lack of obvious distress stopped him […]

Trump Bannon row: 11 explosive claims from new book

“Rupert Murdoch, who had promised to pay a call on the president-elect, was running late. When some of the guests made a move to leave, an increasingly agitated Trump assured them that Rupert was on his way. ‘He’s one of the greats, the last of the greats,’ Trump said. ‘You have to stay to see […]

Rare stellar explosions created half of the calcium in the universe including the minerals that make up our bones and teeth, study reveals

Many elements found on Earth are made in the core of stars and these elements travel on to form new stars, planets and everything else in the universe.