California heat spurs 1st rolling power outages since 2011

In addition to the possibility of heat stroke and other hot-weather illnesses, health officers were concerned that people will pack beaches, lakes and other recreation areas without following mask and social distancing orders — a major concern in the state that has seen more than 600,000 coronavirus cases.

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

5. Go vegan or reduce your meat or dairy consumption. Tofu, lentils and black-eyed beans are all cheaper per 100g of protein than diced beef, a relatively cheap cut of meat. They are also much less carbon intensive: someone who eats a lot of meat will have two and a half times the dietary carbon […]

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to the plant in 2018 after a similar incident and their report found the site had failed to identify the risks of out of date chemicals.

How banks gamble with your money

To the lender, it is an asset of money and to the borrower it is a liability of debt but they are one in the same. It sounds a bit complicated but all you need to know is when a bank issues a loan it is not somebody else’s savings, it is not money that […]

Skip the services: 20 stopovers off British motorways and A roads

Darts Farm has become a well-known food hub, with a food hall and various eateries, but the farm is still at the heart of the business. The shop makes the most of its location on the Exe estuary, and visitors can check out the animals and pretty landscape on a farm walk, or try to […]

Trump Campaign T-shirts Condemned for Displaying ‘Nazi-Inspired’ Symbol

The group of Republicans opposing Trump, The Lincoln Project, was equally succinct with its opinion of the T-Shirt, tweeting: “Come. On.” Tom Nichols from the Lincoln project tweeted: “This is not some standard American eagle, this is a Trump graphics guy thinking he’s being clever and trolling the world by saying “mayyyybe it’s close.”

Tale of two Cities: FTSE 100 rises despite economic collapse

Unilever, maker of consumer goods from Domestos to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, was trading at about £45 a share this week, compared with £43 in January. Drug giant AstraZeneca (boosted by vaccine hopes) is fetching £85 a share from £68 in January, and even mining conglomerate BHP (largely Australian, but listed in London) is […]

Scott Dixon fastest on the second day of Indianapolis 500 practice

Among the other notables on the speed chart Thursday: Ryan Hunter-Reay (11th); Tony Kanaan (14th); Helio Castroneves (16th); Josef Newgarden (18th); Graham Rahal (19th); Will Power (23rd); Alexander Rossi (26th) and defending race winner Simon Pagenaud (27th).