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UK drought: Why do the trees think it’s autumn already?

UK drought: Why do the trees think it’s autumn already?

Science
Getty ImagesFrom the crunch of leaves underfoot and the fiery foliage adorning the trees, you might be thinking autumn has come early.But experts say this hint of a change in the seasons isn't genuine. Instead it's the tell-tale sign of a "false autumn".They warn the heatwave and drought has pushed trees into survival mode, with leaves dropping off or changing colour as a result of stress.And some may end up dying as a result.Why we need to get used to wonky vegetablesWildlife under stress as dry spell shrinks riversSewage hits dozens of UK beaches after heavy rainGetty ImagesAuburn leaves and early leaf fall are both signs that trees are stressed and "shutting up shop", says Leigh Hunt, senior horticultural advisor at the Royal Horticultural Society."It's giving the appearance that we're...
Primark says autumn shut down cost it £430m in sales

Primark says autumn shut down cost it £430m in sales

Business
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Autumn Nations Cup: England beat Wales 24-13 to reach final

Autumn Nations Cup: England beat Wales 24-13 to reach final

Sports
Last updated on 13 minutes ago13 minutes ago.From the section Rugby UnionWales (7) 13Tries: J Williams Con: Halfpenny Pens: Biggar 2England (11) 24Tries: Slade, M Vunipola Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 4England will face France in the Autumn Nations Cup final following a 24-13 win over an improved Wales in Llanelli.Wales opened the scoring with a runaway try from centre Johnny Williams before a score from Henry Slade and two Owen Farrell penalties gave the visitors a 11-7 half-time lead.Mako Vunipola added a second-half try, while Farrell finished with 14 points.It was a seventh defeat in nine games for Wales head coach Wayne Pivac, who at least saw an encouraging display.Wales are still though without firm foundations, with a struggling scrum and malfunctioning line-out which England punishe...
Listen: Hwasa, Woogie tease new song ‘In Autumn’

Listen: Hwasa, Woogie tease new song ‘In Autumn’

Entertainment
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Mamamoo member Hwasa and music producer Woogie are giving fans a preview of their new song. The 24-year-old South Korean singer and Woogie, born Park Je-wook, shared a clip of their upcoming collaboration, "In Autumn," on Tuesday. "In Autumn" is a moody ballad featuring Hwasa's vocals. The full track will debut Friday. "Hwasa X WOOGIE #InAutumn Sound Teaser #1," Mamamoo tweeted Tuesday. Mamamoo shared a teaser photo Monday showing Hwasa and Woogie in sweaters. Hwasa and Woogie previously collaborated on the song "Don't Give," which Hwasa released with rapper Loco in 2018. Hwasa came to fame with the girl group Mamamoo, which also consists of Solar, Moonbyul and Wheein. The group is known for the singles "Um Oh Ah Yeh," "You're the Best," ""Décalcomanie" and "Starry Night,...
Haskell left out of England squad for autumn internationals

Haskell left out of England squad for autumn internationals

Sports
Exeter back-row Sam Simmonds has received his first England call-up, but experienced flanker James Haskell has been left out of Eddie Jones' 34-man squad for the autumn internationals.Sale wing Denny Solomona is included with uncapped Marcus Smith and Zach Mercer picked as "apprentice players".After being suspended for the matches against the Pumas and Australia, prop Joe Marler has been left out.England face Argentina on 11 November, before playing Australia and Samoa.They host the Wallabies at Twickenham on 18 November before their last Test against Samoa on 25 November.Wasps' Haskell, 32, has 75 international caps and is one of the highest-profile casualties, while Marland Yarde, Teimana Harrison and Tom Wood are among those left out."I had a good chat to Haskell on Saturday, " said hea...