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Bruce Kent obituary
Leading light of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and charismatic peace activist ordained as a Roman Catholic priest

bruce kent Bruce Kent, who has died aged 92, was the most controversial Catholic priest of his generation in Britain. To his detractors, his high-profile involvement with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament during its renaissance in the 1980s was unsuitable behaviour for an ordained member of a church that accepted the arguments for nuclear deterrence. For his admirers – and there were very many more of them than detractors – he was a prophetic and charismatic figure who almost single-handedly shook English Catholicism out of its complacency, studied moderation and instinctive avoidance of all things political.

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Funding needed for climate disasters has risen ‘more than 800%’ in 20 years

funding needed The funding needed by UN climate disaster appeals has soared by more than 800% in 20 years as global heating takes hold. But only about half of it is being met by rich countries, according to a new report by Oxfam.

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Episode 4

ndukwe Alicia sits down with Ndukwe Onuoha, Award winning Creative and Film Director, Copywriter and Poet from Lagos, Nigeria. Ndukwe has two albums on different online music distribution platforms and performances within and outside Nigeria, his aim is to use the art form to draw attention to questions of identity and self.

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Rare and ancient trees are key to a healthy forest
Science Science

ancient tree About 800 years ago, a giant oak tree in England’s Sherwood Forest helped shelter Robin Hood from the corrupt sheriff of Nottingham. Though the tale is likely a myth, the tree is not: It still stands as one of the world’s oldest oaks.

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Stories from Yemen

stories from yemen Hear from and about the children living in Yemen

In Yemen, UNICEF responds to the urgent needs of children to help them survive and grow to their full potential

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UN Warns of ‘Total Societal Collapse’
Due to Breaching of Planetary Boundaries
Byline Times

un warns When the United Nations published its 2022 ‘Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction’ (GAR2022) in May, the world’s attention was on its grim verdict that the world was experiencing an accelerating trend of natural disasters and economic crises. But not a single media outlet picked up the biggest issue: the increasing probability of civilisational collapse.

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Donate to help Yemen: a large humanitarian crisis
British Red Cross

red cross Five years into the conflict and Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. In the last year we’ve seen coronavirus emerge as a lethal threat to an incredibly vulnerable population. This is in addition to the stark reality you’ve probably heard about before:

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A new start after 60: ‘I took up hedgelaying at 65 and discovered a hidden connection with my father’

guardian Last November, when David Booker picked up a billhook for the first time, it felt uncannily familiar. The tool, a sort of stubby sickle, fitted so comfortably in his hand that he thought his handling of it “was there in me, ready and waiting to come out”. Now the tool has helped him to find a new sort of living – and unearthed a hidden connection with his father.

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Why bike lanes don't make traffic worse

guardian Cities in the UK and around the world are installing new bike lanes to help reduce emissions, but some claim they are making traffic worse. The argument goes that bike lanes means less space for cars and therefore more congestion. While this might sound plausible, it appears to hark back to outdated traffic management theory.

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Can we still protest?
Friends of the Earth

friends of the earth Despite strong opposition from across civil society, and weeks of back-and-forth in parliament, most of the government’s anti-protest measures have made it into the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act. Find out what this means for the future of protest.

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India heatwave
What’s it like being a builder in almost 50C?

bbc An intense heatwave is sweeping through northern India with temperatures reaching nearly 50C (120F).

Construction workers describe what it's like having to work in such extreme heat.

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Rare Joseph Wright of Derby painting acquired for the nation
Derby Museums

josephwright Today, Derby Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to announce it will be the guardian of a major new acquisition for the nation when it unveils Self-Portrait at the Age of About Forty in its Joseph Wright Gallery.

In what can only be described as an exceptional ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity, this remarkable painting by world renowned artist Joseph Wright, who was born and lived in Derby, has been Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government under a hybrid arrangement and allocated to Derby Museums, administered by Arts Council England.

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Grenada: Confronting the past

grenada BBC World News anchor Laura Trevelyan discovered her family’s slave owning past only after the University College London database of slave ownership in the British Caribbean was published in 2013. Back in the 18th Century, the Trevelyan family were known as absentee slave owners on Grenada. The family never set foot on the island, but owned hundreds of slaves and profited for years from the sale of sugar harvested from five different sugar cane plantations.

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First-Ever Image of The Black Hole at The Center of The Milky Way
Science Alert

black hole Four and a half billion years ago, our pale blue dot was born in the rubble left over from the birth of a star. Since then, we've been locked in a cosmic dance; Earth whirls around the Sun; and the Sun whirls around the galactic center – the dark, mysterious heart of the Milky Way.

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Soyuzivka’s Support Ukraine Festival: July 15-17, 2022

ukraine fest Join Soyuzivka for live performances this July 15-17, 2022, including vendors, arts & crafts, games, music and much more as we Support Ukraine!

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022: Introducing the finalists

museum of the year The five museums selected as finalists for the Art Fund Museum of the Year have been announced. The 2022 shortlist champions organisations exemplifying creativity and resilience. Read on to see which institutions are in contention for the world's largest museum prize, with £100,000 awarded to the winner at the Design Museum ceremony in July.

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Truce Offers Chance to Steer Yemen in ‘New Direction’, Special Representative Tells Security Council, Cautions Parties against Backslide into Conflict
United Nations

united nations Hailing the announcement of a two-month nationwide truce between the parties to conflict in Yemen, top United Nations officials emphasized the importance of continued efforts to bring about an end to the once seemingly intractable crisis that has gripped the country for seven years.

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3 stories of how strangers are helping Ukrainian refugees

3 stories Alongside the horror and despair of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are stories of hope and humanity, as strangers are stepping up to help refugees.

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Donate to protect children in Ukraine

unicef More than half of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children have now been forced to flee the ongoing violence. Homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. Children have been separated from their families, and hundreds of thousands of people have been left without clean water, food or electricity. Explosives are a daily threat to children’s lives.

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Nottingham Ukrainian Cultural Centre

ukrainianculturecentre Welcome to the official page of the Ukrainian Culture Centre in Nottingham, which is run by the Nottingham branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB)

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Yemen Appeal
Donate to help Yemen: we need urgent support from everyone reading this, right now.

yemen appeal Since 2014, Yemen has been in the middle of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, battling a crippling civil war, famine and disease outbreaks. Millions of people are starving, and there is virtually no healthcare system.

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9 Acts of Kindness Towards Ukraine’s People That Will Give You Hope
Global Citizen

9 Acts of Kindness There’s no two ways about it, the news has felt like a lot lately. Between the 2 a.m. doomscroll and the intravenous flow of heartbreaking headlines, it can feel like the world is rapidly rolling towards annihilation.

That’s why it's so important to take a moment to acknowledge all of the ordinary people who are out there doing good in the world.

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Tour of Britain 2022: Route announced for Nottinghamshire stage of cycle race

topurofbritain Tour of Britain 2022

Route announced for Nottinghamshire stage of cycle race.

The event returns to the county on 8 September. Andy Hawes is the tour's route director.

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Stand with Ukraine. Trade Unions March, London

Stand with Ukraine Stand with Ukraine. Trade Unions March, London

Thousands gather in London to show solidarity with Ukraine

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Anti-racism charter
National Education Union

National Education Union This framework has been designed to help you explore ideas around race equality and plan how to tackle racism with children, young people and staff.

It offers discussion starters in your workplace to help: Empower Black staff and pupils to explore and express what matters to them; Support young people’s right to speak out and engage as active citizens with the issues around racism that they care about; Challenge racial inequalities and oppressive racial norms and assumptions.

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Fossil of dinosaur killed in asteroid strike found, scientists claim

dinosaur killed in asteroid The limb, complete with skin, is just one of a series of remarkable finds emerging from the Tanis fossil site in the US State of North Dakota.

But it's not just their exquisite condition that's turning heads - it's what these ancient specimens are purported to represent.

The claim is the Tanis creatures were killed and entombed on the actual day a giant asteroid struck Earth.

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Welcome to the Win + Welcome Weekly Lottery
International Rescue

international rescue Play IRC’s Win + Welcome Lottery for double the rewarding feeling! You’ll have the chance to win cash prizes of up to £500 every week. You’ll also support refugees to have a warm, safe welcome after they’ve fled conflict and disaster.

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Nottingham Coach to London demonstration 9 April
Notts Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

london demo Join the coach from Nottingham for the national labour movement demonstration in solidarity with Ukraine in London We will call for

*Russian Troops Out Of Ukraine *No To Putin's War * Support Ukraine's Trade Unions * Ukrainian refuges welcome

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Nottingham March, 19th March 2022

On Saturday 19th March, Nottingham held a march in support of the people of Ukraine.

Over 400 people took part in the march, which went from the Robin Hood statue, round the centre of town, and ended up at the Brian Clough Statue.

A group of young people recorded the event for an Oh My Nottz report.

Here is the slideshow made up of some of the photos they took.

Donate to help Yemen: a large humanitarian crisis
British Red Cross

red cross The situation is desperate. But we won’t give up on people in Yemen.

Five years into the conflict and Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. In the last year we’ve seen coronavirus emerge as a lethal threat to an incredibly vulnerable population. This is in addition to the stark reality you’ve probably heard about before:

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UNHCR We urgently need your help to provide lifesaving protection to families forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.

Right now, you have the opportunity to help twice as many displaced families — thanks to a group of generous donors, all donations are being DOUBLED until we reach £210,000.

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World Food Programme

world food program yemen Even before fighting broke out in early 2015, Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. With an average life expectancy below 64, the nation is ranked 179th out of 189 in the 2020 Human Development Index.

Seven years of conflict have left thousands of civilians dead and 4.2 million people displaced. Its impact on the country’s infrastructure has been devastating, with major overland routes and airports severely damaged.

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Ukrainian celebrity chef offers free gourmet meal to refugees
DW News

Celeb Chef This Ukrainian celebrity chef is offering a free gourmet meal to refugees arriving in Lviv.

DW News

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Support Yemen This Ramadan
The Greengate Trust

The Greengate Trust Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 24 million people – some 80 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 12 million children. The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and is causing severe hardship for millions of people. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, of which nearly 10 million are acutely food insecure, unfortunately.

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Ukrainian kangaroos rescue captures world’s heart
News AU

kangaroos A Ukrainian man has braved heavy Russian shelling to rescue 10 kangaroos that were trapped in a zoo in Kharkiv.

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