EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden’s brother Frank owes dead man’s family $1 MILLION for 80mph car crash – but has never paid a cent in 20 years and the Democratic candidate did NOTHING to help

And by 2011, he granted an interview to the Miami New Times about his charter school work, saying: ‘Everything I do… I’ve got to know that it could appear on the front page of the New York Times. Do my best never to do anything to besmirch [Joe’s] reputation.’ While the newspaper was writing its […]

Now coronavirus rise spreads to the middle-aged: England is on the brink of losing control of Covid outbreak, warns SAGE adviser – as infections in the over-50s soar by 92 PER CENT

One officer, based in the North East, said: ‘We are worried this weekend is going to be like the last days of Rome. If people think they are not going to be allowed to go out and enjoy themselves for the next few months, they are going to go crazy and we will be left […]

UK’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 181 to 759 in Britain’s darkest day of the crisis yet as almost 3,000 more patients are diagnosed as Government promises to start testing hundreds of frontline NHS staff this weekend

Despite the government’s own guidance saying people must self-isolate for 14 days if anyone in their ‘household’ develops symptoms, no senior figures – such as Chancellor Rishi Sunak who was with the PM last night or chief aide Dominic Cummings – are thought to be going into isolation. Mr Cummings was seen making a hasty […]

The hoaxer who breaks women’s hearts

There are sometimes more radical embellishments. In America people have been fascinated for months by the story of Manti Te’o, an American football player whose girlfriend, met online, turned out not to exist. The precise details of the case are still not clear, but a fellow player suggested Te’o had been “catfished” – a reference […]

Who is Donald Trump?

Roy was famous in his own right. He was Joe McCarthy’s right-hand man and chief inquisitor during the Army-McCarthy hearings, which are famous or rather infamous now as an example of prosecution by innuendo and character assassination and one of the most disgraceful periods in American life, and Roy was the leader of that, and […]

‘The Sarasvati was more sacred than Ganga’

As for the ‘negatives’, I am afraid they are all too conspicuous: almost every Indian I meet knows that the country’s progress is hampered by an antediluvian political class and administration that lack vision and competence and promote a culture of spinelessness and mediocrity; by a stinking, all-pervasive corruption which the average Indian is reluctant […]

Why they want to bin the Resource Management Act and how that is a big deal

Taylor says the RMA always enabled local councils to produce planning maps which would give voice to community expectations about how a city was going to grow, how the countryside was going to be used. And then spell out the infrastructure to make that growth possible.

Naturalist Richard Pyle explores the mysterious, dimly lit realm of deep coral reefs

Pyle and Kosaki have long puzzled over such high levels of endemism, which they attribute in part to Hawaii’s remoteness. They also think it may have arisen because the deep reefs were unaffected by the rise and fall of sea levels during the ice ages. When glaciers grow and oceans shrink, the shallow reefs that […]