British student dies in Madagascar after falling from plane

Family pays tribute to bright, independent Alana Cutland, 19, who was on an internship A Cambridge University student has died in Madagascar after falling from a plane. Alana Cutlands family said they had been left heartbroken and paid tribute to the bright, independent woman. The 19-year-old from Milton Keynes died while on an internship in the north-east of the African island nation earlier this month, the Foreign Office said. Reports said she fell from a Cessna-style light aircraft as it flew above the savannah after she had been conducting research in the remote area of Anjajavy last Thursday. In a statement, her family described her as a talented dancer who had a thirst for discovering more of the world. Our …

Archived TV interview may reveal identity of Banksy

Footage shows partly covered face of man who claims to be artist and seems to be working on two of his pieces A long-lost interview with a young man claiming to be Banksy, the worlds most famous anonymous street artist, has been found in a television companys vault. The interview was filmed before the elusive artists breakthrough Simon Hattenstone gave when he interviewed the artist in 2003: Bansky is white, 28, scruffy casual jeans, T-shirt, a silver tooth, silver chain and silver earring. He looks like a cross between Jimmy Nail and Mike Skinner of the Streets. Banksys people were unimpressed on Thursday saying only: No comment. We get loads of these.

The left is fighting back, even in Republican states, as it attempts to reshape capitalism | Will Hutton

As Trump announces his candidacy, forces are already mustering to confront him Behold the new political yobs. The British and American right, once keen to engage intellectually with the left and firmly anchored in business and the middle class, have now become yobs in their evidence-free, argument-free attitude to trade and foreigners. They are guided by noxious prejudice and the simple rule that their flag and interest must rule whatever. Yobs too in their attitudes to all the decent impulses in society: tolerance; the rule of law (thats for suckers); a welcome to immigrants, fair play; respect for truth, personal integrity. The triumph of the new nativism is the triumph of the yob. Our societies, let alone our politics, have …

Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump, calling him ‘six-foot-three child’

Comment is latest retort in long-running feud after US president called London mayor a loser Sadiq Khan has described Donald Trump as a six-foot-three child in the White House in an ongoing war of words with the US president. The mayor of London made the comment in a room of teachers at the Together for Education event at Central Hall in Westminster on Saturday. Khan joked that he had made sure to switch his phone off. He said: For those of you that have your phones on, if somebody starts tweeting about me a 6ft 3 child in the White House can you let me know? It is the latest insult to be fired between Khan and Trump, in what …

Austerity to blame for 130,000 preventable UK deaths report

Two decades of public health improvements have stalled, says IPPR thinktank More than 130,000 deaths in the UK since 2012 could have been prevented if improvements in reducing preventable disease flatline since 2012. At the same time, local authorities have seen significant cuts to their public health budgets, which has severely impacted the capacity of preventative services. Social conditions for many have failed to improve since the economic crisis, creating a perfect storm that encourages harmful health behaviours. This health challenge will only continue to worsen. The IPPR calls for a radical new prevention strategy involving a renewed and increased commitment to the states role in preventing disease. No longer can we place the burden of responsibility exclusively upon the …

The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts

Art experts remain divided on the origins of the worlds most expensive painting , the worlds most expensive painting, will not be part of this years big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has been claimed. The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m (354m) at Christies in New York in 2017. Some of the worlds leading Leonardo experts, Martin Kemp, emeritus professor of art history at Oxford Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly agreed that it would become a star of the Louvre Abu …

EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government

Exclusive: Campaign groups prepare legal challenge following systemic denial of suffrage The government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European parliament elections. John Halford, a public law specialist at Bindmans, said this weeks electoral fiasco was something a democracy should not tolerate. The right to vote is the foundation for all citizenship rights, he said. Last Thursday saw a large-scale, systematic, openly discriminatory denial of that right. The case we plan to bring will show that this is not something the law will tolerate and that there must be accountability and consequences. Halford is working with the the3million group in …

‘Convoluted mess’: Tory support for May’s Brexit deal drains away

Withdrawal of support suggests deal may be defeated by greater margin than last time A string of Conservative MPs have said they can no longer back Theresa Mays Brexit deal, in a sign that many could be willing to vote it down in order to hasten her departure as prime minister. At least 23 Tories who backed the deal last time said they were unlikely to support her Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific