‘It sounds like you don’t know’: Liz Truss falters on fracking consent question | Fracking

Liz Truss has refused to give details of how local consent would be given for fracking in a particular area, amid growing evidence that it will be pushed through as a national infrastructure project. In an interview with BBC Radio Lancashire, the prime minister said she was not familiar with the Preston New Road site … Read more

Major disaster declared in Florida after Hurricane Ian slams US state

US president Joe Biden declared a major disaster in Florida and pledged federal support after Hurricane Ian churned through the state, causing widespread damage and leaving millions of residents without power. More than 2.6mn utility customers were estimated to have lost electricity as emergency crews began to assess destruction from the storm, which made landfall … Read more

From raising your risk of diabetes to ageing you quicker than SMOKING: All the dangers of loneliness

Everyone feels lonely from time to time. While the crushing feeling can be isolating, it is far different to chronic loneliness, a rapidly growing problem described as a public health emergency. Its devastating impact on mental well-being — that it raises the risk of depression, anxiety and stress — has been widely known for decades. … Read more

County Championship: Liam Norwell takes 9-62 as Warwickshire beat Hampshire to relegate Yorkshire

Liam Norwell finished with a career-best 13 wickets in the match LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day four) Warwickshire 272-4 dec: Yates 104 & 177: Sibley 77; Fuller 4-34 Hampshire 311 & 133: Norwell 9-62 Warwickshire (21 pts) beat Yorkshire (4 pts) by five runs Match scorecard Liam Norwell produced the performance of a … Read more

Stadia is shutting down in January

Google is shutting down Stadia, with the beleaguered cloud gaming service set to remain live for players until 18th January 2023. Stadia’s misfortunes are, of course, well-documented; despite initial praise for the service’s streaming capabilities at launch in 2019, a slow, problematic roll-out meant Google failed to capitalise on initial consumer interest. The … Read more

Let’s Build A Zoo Review (Switch)

Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked) We’ve all walked around a zoo and wondered just how hard it could be to run one. After all, you just need to get the animals in one place and keep them from escaping, right? However, if the plethora of zoo management sims on the market is anything to go … Read more