More people to travel this July 4th, AAA says – USA TODAY

More people to travel this July 4th, AAA says – USA TODAY

A record number of people in the USA will travel for Independence Day weekend, according to AAA. (Photo: Julio Cortez, AP) A record number of U.S. travelers will venture beyond their homes by 50 miles or more this Fourth of July, according to a forecast released Thursday from auto club AAA. A total of 44.2 million […]

UK population shows sharpest rise in almost 70 years – The Guardian

The UK population has risen at its sharpest rate in nearly 70 years, official figures show, with London accounting for a significant chunk of the increase. Demographers’ latest calculations show an estimated 65,648,000 people living in the country at the end of June last year, up 538,000 on the year before, which is the largest […]

Other UK High Rises Use Cladding Blamed in London Fire – New York Times

Other UK High Rises Use Cladding Blamed in London Fire – New York Times

Mrs. May’s announcement — made at the start of a parliamentary discussion — left lawmakers visibly surprised. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “Shortly before I came to this chamber, I was informed that a number of tests have come back as combustible,” Mrs. May told lawmakers. “The relevant local authorities and local fire services […]

UK factories have best month for orders since 1988 – business live – The Guardian

For those of us who have been following the Greek economic tragedy for many years, much of the European view continues to defy economic logic – and for a simple reason: European politicians worry about the domestic political consequences of granting Greece debt relief, especially ahead of Germany’s federal election in September. Offering debt relief, […]

Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze – The Guardian

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has squeezed living standards, hit consumer spending and dampened the country’s growth prospects, a Guardian analysis of economic news over the year since the referendum shows. One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising […]

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Zuma has been implicated in corruption scandals but has survived previous votes of no-confidence South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a […]

Kenya’s schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

Kenya’s schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

Image copyright AFP Image caption All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads (stock picture) All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford sanitary products like pads and tampons. The high cost […]

South Africa’s Robben Island to cull 400 deer

South Africa’s Robben Island to cull 400 deer

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africa’s Robben Island is home to a number of animal species including deer, antelope and rabbits South Africa’s Robben Island will cull 400 fallow deer which have overrun the island, officials have told the BBC. The venison will be distributed to staff on the island‚ as well as to […]

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