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Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sixty years ago the Thames Estuary was regarded as "biologically dead" and largely devoid of wildlife.But, in recent years seals have returned to the Thames as well as to the coastal and low-lying lands bordering the estuary. Last year, scientists recorded more than 3,500 harbour and grey seals.Now, they are starting the first count of seal pups to see how important the area is a breeding ground."These seals are higher predators in the estuary," says Thea Cox, conservation biologist at the Zoological Society of London. "Knowing how many there are is a really good indicator of the health of the estuary, what habitat is available to them, what food source is available to them." ...
New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

World
New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a baby while in office. The 37-year-old gave birth to a baby girl in Auckland City Hospital, becoming only the second world leader to do so while serving.Benazir Bhutto had her second child in 1990 when she was prime minister of Pakistan."I'm sure we're going through all of the emotions new parents go through, but at the same time feeling so grateful for all the kindness and best wishes from so many people. Thank you," Ms Ardern said in a statement Image: Ms Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announced the pregnancy in January She added that both mother and daughter were doing well. The politician and her partner Clarke...
Khloe Kardashian divides opinion with 'stupid' baby name

Khloe Kardashian divides opinion with 'stupid' baby name

Entertainment
Khloe Kardashian's first baby arrived into the world last week, following a string of reports about her partner Tristan Thompson's alleged cheating.Now, the couple have finally revealed the name of their newborn on the official Khloe Kardashian Instagram account.Posting a picture of a room filled with pink balloons and streamers, the 33-year-old wrote: "Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE."Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True! [sic]."It's safe to say Khloe's daughter's name has left fans divided, with many rushing to leave their opinion in the comments section.INSTAGRAM/ KHLOE KARDASHIANREVEALING THE NAME: Khloe Kardashian revealed her baby's name is True ThompsonKhloe Kardash...
Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint 'began in 2005'

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint 'began in 2005'

World
The French dairy group at the centre of a baby milk scandal, Lactalis, has admitted some of its products may have been tainted over more than a decade.Millions of boxes of powdered milk have been recalled worldwide following a salmonella outbreak last year.Researchers say that the exact same strain of salmonella was responsible for another outbreak in 2005.The company said it was possible other babies could have been affected by Lactalis products since then.In a newspaper interview published on Thursday, Lactalis CEO Emmanuel Besnier said tests had shown that a factory at the centre of the latest scare, in Craon in north-western France, was also responsible for the 2005 outbreak.Baby milk scandal explained in 100 and 500 wordsThe factory - owned by Lactalis since 2006 - was closed in Decem...