Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Pioneering NHS trial targets brain tumours before surgery | Cancer research

The NHS has begun a world-first clinical trial of a pioneering treatment technique aimed at extending the lives of people with brain tumours. A team of radiologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists, nurses, physicists and pathologists are...

NSW irrigator hit with $350,000 fine for water theft offences | Water

A Moree Plains irrigator has been ordered to pay a record $350,000 in fines after pleading guilty to knowingly taking water, using an under-recording meter system and constructing an unlawful dam. It is the...

Film-maker Jafar Panahi begins hunger strike in Iranian prison | Iran

One of Iran’s most illustrious film-makers, Jafar Panahi, is on hunger strike in protest at his continued detention in Tehran’s Evin prison, his wife has said. The Cannes film festival award-winner and director of...

US general’s ‘gut’ feeling of war with China sparks alarm over predictions | Taiwan

A leaked memo from a US four-star general saying his “gut” told him the US would be at war with China in 2025 has sparked warnings about the danger of “undisciplined” predictions of a...

Working for Dominic Raab led some officials to have mental health crises, says union leader – UK politics live | Politics

Working for Raab led some officials to have mental health crises, says leader of civil servants’ union As the headline on our overnight story about Dominic Raab puts it rather well, the justice secretary...

Heathrow airport boss quits after turbulent year | Airline industry

Heathrow’s chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, has announced his resignation after a difficult year for Britain’s biggest airport. Holland-Kaye will be leaving at some point this year after nine years in charge and after a...

Australian players’ union and LGBTQ+ advocates join criticism of Saudi sponsorship of Women’s World Cup | Women’s World Cup 2023

Australia’s professional footballers union and LGBTQ+ advocates have criticised Fifa for accepting sponsorship from the Saudi Arabian tourism authority for the Women’s World Cup later this year, with one group saying the event is...

Shell makes record $40bn in profits on back of surging gas prices | Shell

Shell’s annual profits have more than doubled to a record of nearly $40bn (£32.3bn) after a surge in wholesale gas prices linked to the war in Ukraine boosted its performance, as consumers struggled to...

Russia-Ukraine war live: Kyiv warns of Russian mobilisation on eastern border; Kramatorsk apartment block attack kills three | Ukraine

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature The EU summit is the first such gathering in the Ukrainian capital since the war started on 24 February 2022,...