Mermaids gather to compete for UK title – BBC News

Mermaids gather to compete for UK title – BBC News

The UK’s top mermaids are gathering this weekend in Northampton to battle it out for the national Miss Mermaid crown. But just what is it that motivates someone to don a tail and morph into a creature that is half-woman, half-fish? The BBC has dived into this unusual world to find out more. ‘You cannot […]

Climate change drawing squid, anchovies and tuna into UK waters – The Guardian

Squid and anchovies, more commonly eaten by Britons holidaying abroad, are being drawn into UK waters in large numbers by climate change, according to major new report that suggests the nation’s long-lost bluefin tuna is also returning. However, global warming is harming sea birds, such as puffins, fulmars, terns and razorbills, as the fish they […]

UK Police: ‘Reasonable Grounds’ To Suspect Corporate Manslaughter In Grenfell Fire – NPR

UK Police: ‘Reasonable Grounds’ To Suspect Corporate Manslaughter In Grenfell Fire – NPR

Londoners protest outside a Kensington Council meeting to discuss Grenfell Tower on July 19. British police say there are grounds to suspect the council and other local authorities of committing corporate manslaughter in the fire that killed at least 80 people. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images Londoners protest outside a […]

Transgender UK officer warns Trump of ‘litigation firestorm’ – BBC News

Transgender UK officer warns Trump of ‘litigation firestorm’ – BBC News

Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption Abigail Austen, speaking to Channel 4 President Trump faces a “firestorm of litigation” over his proposed ban on transgender US military personnel, a British transgender officer says. Abigail Austen told Channel 4 no employment tribunal would support President Trump’s proposed ban. Mr Trump said transgender personnel would burden the […]

Ireland ‘demanding sea border with UK after Brexit’ – The Independent

Ireland ‘demanding sea border with UK after Brexit’ – The Independent

Theresa May is facing tough new demands by the Irish government that could see the Irish Sea become the country’s post-Brexit border with the UK, according to reports. New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is said to be unconvinced by the British Government’s plans to introduce a hi-tech land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of […]