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Cuadrilla produces first shale gas amid controversies

Cuadrilla produces first shale gas amid controversies

Activism, Business, Environment, Investigations, Specials
Energy company Cuadrilla has announced its first natural gas flow produced by fracking in Lancashire. Cuadrilla described the news as significant and indicative of the potential of the site.  “The volumes of gas returning to surface at this stage are small”, said chief executive Francis Egan. "However, considering that we are only at the very start of fracturing operations and, given operating constrains, have not yet been able to inject as much sand into the shale as we had planned, this is a good early indication of the gas potential that we have long talked about.” https://twitter.com/CuadrillaUK/status/1058358398771695616 This comes after Labour MP Rosie Cooper addressed an open letter to Energy Secretary Greg Clark calling for fracking to be banned due to the 1.1 magnitud
Last call for pints at the airport

Last call for pints at the airport

Business, Specials, Travel
The much-loved travel tradition of the early morning pint is in danger. The Home Office is considering new legislation that extends high-street licensing rules to airport terminals around the country, meaning airport bars and restaurants would be prohibited from selling booze before 10am - putting an end to the pre-holiday breakfast pint. How else will we steady our nerves before take-off? Here’s what you need to know: Airline lounges are exempt from the crackdown as alcohol is complementary As well as no alcohol sales before 10am, Ryanair is pushing for a two drink limit per customer Jet2, the low-cost airline, has already banned alcohol sales on flights before 08:00   A possible motive behind the proposed changes is the rise in reports of drunk and disorderly p
Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Activism, Featured, Health, Investigations, Society, Specials
Mo Sistas is a way for women to participate in the Movember Movement this month. "I usually pluck it or I wax it. When I was younger, it was very lush – I had a passionate moustache – but it's kind of moved to under my chin now so we'll just see what we get.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BppQjBllH8l/ The Loose’s Women panellist Nadia Sawalha told her co-panellists on growing her stache this Movember. Sawalha is ditching her wax to show support for her husband who is growing his beard for the movement. Movember began in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia when a bunch of friends decided to grow their moustache and commit to 30 hairy days to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. It has since become a global men’s health movement. During Novemb
2018’s call to end impunity for crimes against journalists

2018’s call to end impunity for crimes against journalists

Activism, Crime, Investigations, Politics, Society, Specials
Today marks the 8th annual International day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, as recognised by the UN. This day exists to highlight the 90 percent of violent crimes committed against journalists that do not end in convictions. Over 1000 journalists and media workers have been killed between 2006-2017 for simply doing their jobs and informing society, according to the UN. To put these numbers into perspective, a statement from UNESCO reads: “Each year, one journalist gets a Pulitzer, and 100 get shot.” UNESCO, along with DDB Paris (a french organisation committed to protecting the integrity of journalism), have created the campaign #TruthNeverDies to commemorate the day. The campaign also aims to honour the legacy of fallen journalists by sharing their investigations
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