Lifestyle

UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end

The strong recovery on Britain’s high streets after last year’s Brexit vote appears to be over, with retail sales figures for the first quarter showing the biggest drop in purchases in the last seven years. The Office for National Statistics said UK retail sales fell 1.4% in the first three months of 2017, the biggest quarterly fall since 2010. UK […]

Lifestyle

Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot

After the explosives attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team, police followed leads pointing to radical Islam, far-right hooligans and leftwing activists. In the end, their investigations led them to an entirely new category of extremism: terror fuelled by financial greed. On Friday, German police arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian national on suspicion of having carried out the explosives attack on […]

Environment

David Attenborough’s ‘Guardian headline’ halts Borneo bridge

Officials in Borneo have cancelled plans to build a bridge across the Kinabatangan river, after warnings from Sir David Attenborough and other conservationists that it would gravely endanger pygmy elephants, orangutans and many other jungle species. The news comes just weeks after the Guardian revealed Attenborough’s opposition to the project. Attenborough originally sent a private letter to the chief minister […]