The happiest campers
Jun25

The happiest campers

Reclaimed wood, stained glass, pretty tiles Handcrafted conversions are giving old vans a new life. By Emma Love Old removal vans dont conjure up a vision of happy holidays. Yet increasingly these vehicles are being lovingly converted and handcrafted into camper vans that are used both for rent and as permanent homes. Lindsay Berresford kitted out Bella, a Quirky Campers, now a 30-strong (and rapidly growing) collective of camper van...

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Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis
Jun24

Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

Arab worlds leading TV channel is used to controversy but now it fears for its future as Saudi Arabia wants it shut down Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster that has found itself at the centre of the launch of an English-language channel in 2006 was part of a dramatic global expansion that has led to the establishment of more than 70 bureaux around the world. Al-Jazeera launched aThree al-Jazeera journalists were jailed in Egypt...

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Genoa airport lifts liquids ban for pesto
Jun23

Genoa airport lifts liquids ban for pesto

Italian airport is letting travellers take as much as 500g of the sauce in their carry-on luggage, exempting them from the 100ml rule for liquids The Italian port city of Genoa has taken pride in its famed pesto sauce to new heights by granting special airport waivers for those who cant get enough of the basil and pine nut pasta sauce. Genoas airport is letting travellers take as much as 500g of pesto in their carry-on luggage,...

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‘A useful punching bag’: why Hungary’s Viktor Orbn has turned on George Soros
Jun22

‘A useful punching bag’: why Hungary’s Viktor Orbn has turned on George Soros

There are fears that the far right could be emboldened by a campaign against the Hungarian-born American billionaire. Shaun Walker reports from Budapest In 1989 the American-Hungarian financier George Soros paid for Viktor Orbn to study in Britain. Two decades later, he donated $1m to Orbns government to help the cleanup after the red sludge a speech in Brussels this month in which he referred to the Hungarian government as a mafia...

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Queen’s Speech arrives at troubled time for Theresa May
Jun21

Queen’s Speech arrives at troubled time for Theresa May

London (CNN)Britain’s embattled Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt to lead a minority government starts in earnest Wednesday amid a backdrop of terror attacks and the fire at Grenfell Tower, one of the country’s worst disasters for a generation. May’s own position has been called into question ever since her decision to call a snap election. Her attempt to secure a larger mandate ahead of the Brexit...

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Worst global coral bleaching event eases, as experts await next one
Jun20

Worst global coral bleaching event eases, as experts await next one

US researchers believe worst event on record is ending but fear coral wont recover in time before oceans warm again The worst coral bleaching event in recorded history, which has hit every major coral region on Earth since 2014, appears to be coming to an end, with scientists now worrying how long reefs will have to recover announced the event is no longer occurring on a global scale, and appears to be coming to an end. Over an...

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