Pakistan security work keeps UK safe, says William

A number of past UK terror plots have been linked to Pakistan. The duke added: “We’re involved with the Pakistanis for a very good reason. It will actually keep people safe back in the UK.” Dogs are trained to identify explosives at the school, which is based on the UK’s Defence Animal Training Centre at Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. The couple walked golden Labrador puppies Sky and Salto, which are being trained as search dogs. Prince William said: “The whole week we’ve been hearing about security in Pakistan and it’s really brought home to Catherine and I the importance of the relationship between the UK and Pakistan.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption They played with Salto and Sky at the …

Rail boss pleads for patience after first year

TfW brought in trains from elsewhere to plug the gaps, although there will be delays in bringing in 10 new four-car trains for the valleys lines. “We’ve delivered everything we said we’d deliver, sometimes in a slightly different way, because the mix of rolling stock is different,” Mr Price said. “The thing I’d really like to see us focus on is unit availability – and then moving into transforming the network, particularly the Metro, in the coming year.” Rail firm sorry after train leaves 25 seconds early Reality Check: When is a train on time? Wales rail franchise – the timetable for improvements Image caption Commuter Matthew Marshman – and standing room only on his train into Cardiff But passenger …

Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar sketch found

It includes lines showing the wind direction, as Nelson’s plan was to attack across the wind, taking advantage of the increased speed. Image copyright PA Media Image caption The map had been inside a scrapbook for almost 200 years Prof Dominic Tweddle, the museum’s director general, said: “This is an astounding discovery. “It shows that Nelson had thought deeply about how he would defeat the combined French and Spanish fleets long before he ever set foot on HMS Victory.” Related Topics Royal Navy Portsmouth HMS Queen Elizabeth Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Career ambitions ‘already limited by age of seven’

Image caption Young people need to hear about a wider range of jobs and employers, says the study The intention is to create “light-bulb moments” where young people can see a possible new direction and hear from role models. Research for the careers report shows that young people often have very narrow ideas about potential job options. The most common influences are the occupations of people in their family, the jobs they see in the media and the type of work they see as most likely for people of their gender and background. ‘Out of reach’ The findings show that in primary school, boys from wealthier homes are more likely to expect to become lawyers or managers while girls from …

‘Ban snacking on public transport’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople in Manchester give a mixed response to banning snacks on public transport Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England’s outgoing chief medical officer says. In her final report as CMO, Dame Sally Davies also called for tighter restrictions on advertising and takeaways. She said families needed more help to make healthier choices. And she urged ministers to be bold in their fight to reduce rates of obesity. Dame Sally said: “The unavoidable fact is that over time our environment has become very unhealthy without us realising. But Dame Sally wants the government to go further by extending the tax …

Fashion boss bids to save ‘eyesore’ tennis court

He put in a planning application for the ramp, the court and the two-storey garage after they were built but that was turned down by the council on 4 September. It ordered the enforcement team to start legal action “with regards to returning the land to its former condition”. Image copyright South Hams District Council/Apex Image caption The additions have been called an “eyesore” in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Didi Alayli, chair of the South Hams Society, said she was “fairly sceptical” about Mr Thomas’s attempt to stave off enforcement action. “The… refusal of this retrospective application was rightly firm and unequivocal,” she said. “The South Hams Society would expect to see enforcement action against the whole scheme.” …

‘Pushing the boundaries’ of immersive theatre

Dale expresses admiration for the work of the Punchdrunk company, especially the immersive show Sleep No More seen in London in 2003. It’s been a hit in New York for eight years and opened in 2016 in Shanghai. Sleep No More is Macbeth reinvented as intense film noir which you walk through. It was the show which proved immersive theatre could make very large amounts of money. Image copyright Tom Grace Image caption “From the moment you step into this world the hunt is on,” says producer Dalton M Dale “Creatures emerge as you move through. From the moment you step into this world the hunt is on and someone wants to catch you. Oh, and always bear in mind: …

What happens when an ambassador is summoned?

“I was called by the foreign ministry and was told ‘We need to see you immediately,’” Mr Casson tells the BBC. “The first thing they said was, ‘We are not summoning you, but we are going to tell the press we are summoning you. If it had been a summoning, we would have sent a formal diplomatic note summoning you.’” This is the way things normally work in a summoning – a formal, polite, diplomatic note is sent to the relevant country’s embassy asking – but not really demanding – its representative to attend a meeting at the foreign ministry, or its equivalent. The medium of the summoning is the message, Mr Casson says. “The main thing is that it …

Ryanair and Aer Lingus cut routes from Belfast

The BBC has seen emails sent from Ryanair to customers cancelling flights to Manchester in which it said “Ryanair regrets that following a commercial review” certain flights will cease operation from 6 November. When it announced its winter schedule, the carrier said these routes would continue to be operated. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aer Lingus is cutting routes from Belfast City airport to Malaga and Faro Meanwhile, Aer Lingus said it will no longer operate services from Belfast City to Faro and Malaga during summer 2020 following a “commercial review”. “Aer Lingus remains committed to Belfast City and continues to operate a high frequency daily service between Belfast City and London Heathrow.” The airport said it is disappointed …

Children’s hospital delayed until autumn next year

It found that this was human error relating to confusion over interpretation of building standards and guidance, and that opportunities to spot and rectify the error were missed. I am of course bitterly disappointed that a mistake made in 2012 was not picked up earlier Jeane Freeman, Health Secretary Ms Freeman said it was “unacceptable” that the hospital could not be delivered on time and revealed a troubleshooter would be brought in to help manage the project. She added: “The safest possible care of their children is my overriding priority and I am sorry for any impact the current situation has had on them. “I am of course bitterly disappointed that a mistake made in 2012 was not picked up …

Georgia to Scotland by bike for the love of rugby

Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption Getting ready to leave from Tbilisi He noticed that relatively few Georgian fans would travel abroad with the national rugby team and he wanted to show other supporters what was possible. He told the BBC Scotland News website: ” In Georgia, rugby is a very popular sport but Georgians don’t really support their team in other countries. “I wanted to show that we can support our team anywhere and this was a big game – the last before the World Cup.” Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption A river side stop in Budapest, Hungary Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption Munich in Germany was also on Sandro’s route Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption …