We want to hear from Scotland Yard, not media reports on Skripals’ case – Russian envoy to UK

Moscow is waiting for any official statement on the Skripal attack suspects, Russian ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, has said in the wake of media reports that police identified some “Russians” as the culprits. On Thursday, the Press Association reported that British investigators believe they identified “the suspected perpetrators” of the March poisoning of […]

Scotland Yard holds emergency meeting as London murder toll reaches 55

Scotland Yard has called an emergency meeting as London is gripped by an “exceptionally high level” of crime. It comes as an ex-senior officer says “police have lost control of the streets.” Community and youth workers have been invited to the Metropolitan Police headquarters, Scotland Yard, as London’s murder investigations rose to 55 this year […]

'Faster Son' Yamaha XSR700 by Greg Hageman adds to Yard Built Garage

Yamaha’s Yard Built Garage has so far welcomed sixty builds by professional custom builders, two-wheeled spectacles ranging from the “Eau Rouge” XJR13000 to the “Gibbonslap” SR400. The latest addition comes from Iowa-based builder Greg Hageman, a Yamaha specialist, who unveiled a reworked XSR700 as one of the “Faster Sons” – modern Yamaha bikes invoking spirits […]

Trade you a Lactobacillus from my gut for a Streptomyces from your yard

Enlarge (credit: Earth Microbiome) Generally when cleaning out one’s freezer, it is advisable to get rid of any unidentifiable objects. Not so if one is a microbiologist. In that case, it is advisable to carefully label the specimen with as much information as possible about the environment from which it was collected. It’s a good […]

Thrifty Queen Elizabeth RE-WEARS 2016 Royal Ascot outfit to New Scotland Yard launch

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, attended the opening of the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service today.  The 91-year-old monarch liked vibrant in a bright yellow collarless coat with gold buttons and a round gold brooch on her left breast.  She wore a matching-coloured hat which featured blue flowers on […]

7 arrests after UK Parliament terrorist attack – Scotland Yard

Published time: 23 Mar, 2017 07:53Edited time: 23 Mar, 2017 08:16 A total of seven suspects have been arrested in raids at six different locations in connection with Wednesday’s attack near the UK Parliament, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer has said. The raids were conducted overnight in Birmingham and at several other locations across the country. […]

Apple Tree Yard author Louise Doughty 'penning sequel' to BBC hit

The powerful drama, starring Emily Watson in the lead role, has prompted a strong response from viewers because of its shocking rape scenes.  However, after gaining an audience of over six million each episode, the BBC is keen to plan a sequel.  A source told The Sun: “Apple Tree Yard has proven to be a […]

Apple Tree Yard finale praised as viewers blast court system’s treatment of rape victims

In the first episode of the four-part thriller, Yvonne (played by Emily Watson) was sexually assaulted by a co-worker, who was later murdered by her lover Mark Costly (Ben Chaplin). As she stood trial accused of murder, she was asked by Mark’s defence barrister to recount the details of her attack. However, all throughout her […]