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Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Science
The Conservative leadership candidates have been urged to make a pledge to put scientific research at the heart of their economic policy. Scientific bodies have called on Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson to set out their long-term plans for research.They want them to commit to ensuring that the UK remains a world leader in research and innovation.There is also alarm that the political uncertainty is stalling efforts to develop a strategy for UK science.The president of the UK's Royal Society, Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, told BBC News that the uncertainty "could threaten the research and innovation that are vital for the long-term health of our economy". More stories like this:Science has been relatively well-funded under Theresa Ma...
Dog the Bounty Hunter pictured for the first time since tragic death of wife Beth Chapman

Dog the Bounty Hunter pictured for the first time since tragic death of wife Beth Chapman

Entertainment
DUANE Chapman was spotted making an emotional phone call, following the death of his wife. Dog the Bounty Hunter – real name Duane Chapman – was pictured for the first time following the death of his wife Beth Chapman yesterday.Beth slipped away after a medically-induced coma, following a long battle with throat and lung cancer.Duane and Beth became household name sin 2004 with hit show Dog the Bounty Hunter.The programme saw Dog and his family members travelling around America trying to catch fugitives. Related Articles TV favourite Duane was pictured outside his family compound making an emotional phone call outside his family home in Honolulu, Hawaii.Dog could be seen tentatively placing a hand on his heart as he paced the terrace.He was joined by other relatives who were also snapp
Joao Felix transfer: Benfica considering £112.9m offer from Atletico Madrid for Man United and Man City target

Joao Felix transfer: Benfica considering £112.9m offer from Atletico Madrid for Man United and Man City target

Sports
snubbed? The Premier League clubs look set to miss out on the highly-rated Portuguese international Benfica have confirmed they are considering a £112.9million bid from Atletico Madrid for Joao Felix. The Portuguese forward is being chased by several top clubs across Europe, including Manchester United and City, but Atletico look set to win the race for his signature. getty Felix has been compared to AC Milan and Brazil legend Kaka Atleti’s offer is actually above the 19-year-old’s £107.5million release clause, though they made an increased bid as they’re keen on paying the fee in instalments rather than as a lump sum. “Atletico Madrid submitted a proposal for the acquisition of [Felix] for a total amount of 126,000,000 euros which
All-time temperature records for June broken across Europe

All-time temperature records for June broken across Europe

World
Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have all set new national temperature records for June as a scorching heatwave escalates in large parts of western and central Europe.Thursday will likely see France surpass its previous June record of 41.FC (106F), set on 21 June 2003, according to Sky News' weather presenter Isobel Lang. The country's highest ever temperature, 44.1C (111.38F), was recorded at two separate locations in southern France on 12 August during the same 2003 heatwave. Image: Public 'cool places' have been designated across France to help people cope with the temperatures Met Office forecaster Matthew Box said an "enormous reservoir" of hot air from the Sahara has engulfed the continent, which is expected to bring tempe...