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Climber killed by Yosemite rock fall ‘saved wife’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 30, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Facebook | Andrew and Lucy Foster Image caption Andrew and Lucy Foster had been in the national park for two weeks A climber who was killed by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park in California saved his wife’s life, his aunt has said. Andrew Foster, 32, from Cardiff, was trapped while his wife, [...]

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North Korea and US ‘in direct contact’, says Tillerson

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 30, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson is in China meeting President Xi Jingping and other top officials The US is in “direct contact” with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. Mr Tillerson said Washington was “probing” the possibility of talks with Pyongyang, “so stay tuned”. “We have lines of communications to [...]

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Catalan referendum: Police step up efforts to stop vote

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 30, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pro-independence activists have occupied designated polling stations Police have sealed off 1,300 of 2,315 schools in Catalonia designated as polling stations for the region’s banned independence referendum, Spain’s central government says. The move came as the Spanish authorities stepped up their attempts to stop Sunday’s referendum. Police have now occupied [...]

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Henry Bolton elected UKIP leader

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 29, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Henry Bolton has been elected UKIP leader – the party’s fourth in just over a year. The ex-soldier, who saw off a challenge from anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters, won with 30% of the vote. He told the party conference: “Brexit is our core task however, it is not the end [...]

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US pulls staff from Cuba over ‘specific attacks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 29, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US embassy in Havana The US is withdrawing more than half of its staff at its embassy in Cuba in response to mysterious attacks which left its diplomats unwell. Washington is also warning Americans not to visit the country because some attacks occurred in hotels. At least 21 staff [...]

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Theresa May urged to halt Universal Credit rollout

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 29, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDame Louise Casey compares the government’s Universal Credit welfare plan to “jumping over a cliff” Families could be left homeless and destitute if Theresa May insists on pressing ahead with Universal Credit, a former top adviser has warned. Dame Louise Casey urged the prime minister to pause the rollout of the new benefit system [...]

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy magazine founder dies aged 91

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 28, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionHefner’s Playboy magazine was driven by glossy colour pictures of nude “playmates” Hugh Hefner, American founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91. Playboy Enterprises Inc said he passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles, from natural causes. Hefner began publishing Playboy in his kitchen in 1953. [...]

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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 28, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Precise “chemical surgery” has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC. The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three billion “letters” of our genetic code. They altered [...]

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David Davis claims ‘decisive steps forward’ in Brexit talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 28, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDavid Davis and Michel Barnier on the state of talks “Decisive steps forward” have been made in the latest round of UK-EU talks, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. Mr Davis was speaking at the end of the first talks since Theresa May’s speech in Italy last week, in which she said the UK [...]

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Portishead shooting: Man dies after police surround car

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionVideo from scene of Portbury Hundred incident A man has died in a “police shooting” involving a car near the M5 motorway in the Bristol area. The incident happened on the Portbury Hundred (A369) near junction 19 for Portishead at about 09:30 BST. One eyewitness told the BBC he saw officers firing at the [...]

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