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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
By Theo Neethling, University of the Free State Recent events in Palma, a town in the volatile Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, have taken bloodshed in the region to new levels. Dozens of people were killed when hundreds of Islamist militants stormed the town on Wednesday, 25...
Children under 16 with gender dysphoria are now unlikely to be able to give informed consent to undergo treatment with puberty-blocking drugs, three High Court judges have ruled. The judges yesterday ruled in favour of Keira Bell, 23, a woman who began taking puberty blockers when she was just 16,...
Ambitious plans from the UK’s Wildlife Trusts to restore and rewild the country’s wetlands could see one of the planet’s biggest flying birds, the Dalmatian pelican, return to British skies.  After establishing strongholds in the marshland deltas of Somerset and East Anglia, the huge birds were eventually hunted to extinction...
A new species of monkey living on an extinct volcano in Myanmar has been identified by scientists. The Popa langur, named after it's home on Mount Popa, is a leaf-eating primate with white spectacle-like eye patches and a shock of unruly grey hair. The species has been around for at least...
British rivers are under attack. In fact, they have been under attack for a number of years, and from multiple directions. As a result, all English rivers failed to meet quality tests for pollution under the EU’s water framework directive in results published this month. Entire ecosystems are disappearing,...
Dozens of celebrities began a social media account freeze yesterday to protest against the spread of "hate, propaganda and misinformation." Big names including Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian West, Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry announced they would not be posting any content on their social media pages for 24 hours. In a...
If you want to save on your energy bills, generate your own clean electricity, and help to cut carbon emissions, you can now apply to a Sussex-wide scheme to get discounts on high quality solar panels throughout September.  Brighton and Hove Council are working in partnership with other local Sussex...
Black Lives Matter protests fighting for anti-racism have been occurring worldwide since March, and Brighton & Hove is no exception.  Protests have been taking place to put pressure on elected officials to make the changes suggested by petitions, letters, social media posts, etc.  The Official Brighton Black Lives Matter Group (Brighton...
To many people, it may come as a surprise to learn that the British Isles are home to a healthy population of beavers. The species was hunted to extinction in Britain some 400 years ago, but since being released in Scotland's Knapdale Forest in 2009 as part of a...
Glasses wearers of Brighton celebrate! Stylish spectacle-makers Cubitts have opened their first store outside London on North Laine's Sydney Street. Founded in 2013, Cubitts built up a large online presence to compliment its London shops, offering a wide range of frames at affordable prices and free home try-ons. We caught up...