How MPs’ second jobs fail to gain them experience of the UK economy

How MPs’ second jobs fail to gain them experience of the UK economy

Almost three times more British MPs declared earnings from financial services companies than from manufacturing, FT analysis has revealed — one of many imbalances that may complicate Tory efforts to defend legislators’ right to pursue part-time careers. MPs’ right to hold second jobs, which spurred a political row this month, has been defended by Jacob … Read more

Loss of ancient grazers triggered a global rise in fires

Loss of ancient grazers triggered a global rise in fires

Woolly mammoth. Credit: Tracy O (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons From 50,000 years to 6,000 years ago, many of the world’s largest animals, including such iconic grassland grazers as the woolly mammoth, giant bison, and ancient horses, went extinct. The loss of these grazing species triggered a dramatic increase in fire activity in the world’s grasslands, … Read more

Excess winter deaths 27pc higher in second wave than during last bad flu season

Excess winter deaths 27pc higher in second wave than during last bad flu season

Excess winter deaths during the second Covid wave in England and Wales were 27 per cent higher than the last bad flu year, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. The ONS analysis revealed that there were 63,000 excess winter deaths in 2020/21 compared with 49,410 in 2017/18. Last winter saw the highest … Read more

Man City’s Ferran Torres should ignore Pep Guardiola transfer warning about Barcelona – Dominic Farrell

Man City's Ferran Torres should ignore Pep Guardiola transfer warning about Barcelona - Dominic Farrell

For a club more than £1billion in debt, Barcelona certainly are very active when it come to pursuing top talent in the transfer market. Maybe you just have to sit back and admire the brass neck. Reports out of Spain on Friday evening — from Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo and others — suggested Manchester … Read more

live weekend offers on Apple Air, Amazon Fire HD and Samsung devices

live weekend offers on Apple Air, Amazon Fire HD and Samsung devices

What should I look for in a tablet? The best tablet deals won’t necessarily be the cheapest. You’re looking for a good deal on a tablet equipped with the right tech for you. For some, this will be a hardy and parental-locked device to leave in the hands of young ones. For others, it might … Read more

Amazon sees scattered Black Friday protests

Amazon sees scattered Black Friday protests

For many, Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Getty Images Amazon endured some disruptions at scattered facilities on Black Friday amid the year’s busiest shopping period. Activists were calling for better pay and workplace improvements, and for the company to be more proactive on issues such as the climate crisis. On Friday, the … Read more