Revellers hit the bars after parks and beaches were packed on last day in the sun before new ‘Rule of 6’ coronavirus crackdown – as ministers consider shielding for 4.5m ‘at risk’ and 10pm pub curfew because ‘young people forget the rules’

‘The idea of the rule of six is to make it easier for people to know how to stick with the guidance and I think one of the big problems has been the guidance has progressively got so complicated, so specific to particular areas, that it becomes very confusing for everybody.’

Two men are arrested for looting homes left empty after 500,000 evacuated Oregon wildfires as death toll on West Coast passes 31 and crews begin search for bodies

Fires along Oregon’s Cascade Range grew Saturday, but at a slower rate than earlier in the week, when strong easterly winds acted like a bellows, pushing two large fires – the Beachie Creek Fire and the Riverside Fire – toward each other and the state’s major population centers, including Portland’s southeastern suburbs.

The last gasp of summer: Saharan blast sends temperatures soaring as scorching 87F week-long heatwave arrives TODAY

Meanwhile Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News: ‘Abiding by these rules is absolutely vital to protect life. We’ve seen the increase in the number of cases sadly in the last few days. We’ve seen that across Europe there’s a second wave that many countries have experienced.

The Myth of the Central Park Five

Looking back at the case, one of the most striking things to me is procedural: Moseley was convicted in June, 1964, for a murder he committed in March. That would be considered breakneck speed by modern standards, especially in the Bronx, where cases often linger for four or five years. The other is psychological, the […]

In pictures: Explosive wildfires across California stoked by fierce winds

On Tuesday, flames overtook 14 firefighters who had to delploy last-resort emergency shelters and destroyed a fire station in Los Padres National Forest on California’s central coast. They suffered burns and smoke inhalation, and three were flown to a hospital in Fresno, where one was in critical condition, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Explosive wildfires across California stoked by fierce winds

“This is emblematic of how fast that fire was moving, plus the physical geography of that environment with one road in and one road out,” said Char Miller, a professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College, said of the helicopter rescues. “Unless you wanted an absolute human disaster, you had to move fast.”

California And Oregon Residents Describe Apocalyptic Landscapes As Wildfires Rage

The science backs Landers up. Since the early 1970s, the annual area burned in California fires has increased five fold, driven by a warming and drying trend exacerbated by climate change. After decades of fire suppression, the state’s forests are also much denser than they would naturally be, and contain some 150 million dead trees […]

Meet Julian Assange’s Kylie-loving Australian lawyer who counts Amal Clooney and Amber Heard as friends, has ‘nothing but Champagne’ in her fridge and was caught in a passionate embrace with Jeremy Corbyn’s henchman Seumas Milne

‘I am proud that women from my chambers, like Jennifer and Amal Clooney, are proving that young women can rise high in the law and overcome the bars and sexism in what used to be a male-dominated profession,’ Mr Robertson told News Corp in July.

What Megablazes Tell Us About the Fiery Future of Climate Change

The Carr fire is already one of the most destructive in California history; and the history books are being rewritten. Of the 12 worst fires in the state, seven have now burned since 2015. “We are seeing more destructive, larger fires burning at rates that we have historically never seen,” Jonathan Cox, Cal Fire regional […]

California And Oregon Residents Described Apocalyptic Landscapes As Wildfires Raged

For the moment, Southern California, known for its apocalyptic firestorms, has seemed somewhat spared by comparison. True, there are several dangerous fires burning in the region, including the Bobcat fire in the Angeles National Forest that had residents in Pasadena, Arcadia, and other foothill suburbs under evacuation warnings, as well as a fire in San […]