Gas prices jump 24pc as Putin turns off the taps

Ggood morning. We’ve seen the first sign that Vladimir Putin is serious about his threat to turn off the taps. Gazprom confirmed it’s cut off flows of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria as they had failed to pay in roubles, adding that supplies will be halted until payment has been made. European gas prices … Read more

Why the 1990s were the last golden age of culture

With Sensation at the Royal Academy in 1997, which opened amid official talk of “Cool Britannia”, the movement peaked – and today, within the art world, it is often derided as splashy and dumb. Yet, the YBAs made contemporary art less elitist, and generated an energy that other artists benefited from too, such as the … Read more

How jumpy male spiders avoid being eaten after sex

The Philoponella spider is found in tropical regions of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia, and lives in communal groups of up to 300 individuals in a web complex, constructed of many individual webs. Although many animals have evolved various methods of storing elastic energy to escape or catch prey, it is the first time … Read more

Rishi Sunak under pressure from Cabinet to cut tax

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the minister for Brexit opportunities and government efficiency, broadly expressed support for the comments, and also pushed the idea of ​​unilateral tariff reductions. “Jacob is a big supporter of unilateral action of tariffs,” a government source told the FinancialTimes. Another confirmed that Mr Johnson was sympathetic to the move, adding: “The Department for … Read more

Church of England is not a ‘passive observer of migration policy’

The Archbishop, who is the head of the Church of England, also reiterated his view that “there are serious ethical questions about using ‘deterrence’ to stop asylum seekers trying to reach our shores”. “Like many, I oppose sending vulnerable and traumatized people more than 4,000 miles away without their consent, and paying another country to … Read more

Annual MOT could be scrapped to put the brakes on cost of living crisis

The requirement for motorists to have an MOT check on their vehicles every year could be scrapped under plans to ease the cost of living crisis after Boris Johnson instructed ministers to suggest policies that would not cost the Treasury any money. The Prime Minister used a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to brainstorm ideas with … Read more

Life on Earth was started by a meteorite, new evidence suggests

There are four such chemicals (adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine, better identified by their initials, A, T, C and G) which are known as “bases” and their arrangement makes up an individual’s genome. Every person’s order of these four bases is unique and provides the code for personality, appearance, health and everything in between. Previously, … Read more

score and updates from the Champions League

MAN CITY XI TO FACE REAL MADRID:Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Foden. Subs: Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Steffen, Fernandinho, Carson, Egan-Riley, Mbete-Tabu, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia. REAL MADRID XI TO FACE MAN CITY: Courtois, Carvajal, Eder Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior. Subs: Vallejo, … Read more

Duke of Sussex hits out at British attitudes towards mental health

The Duke of Sussex has criticized the British reluctance to talk about needing counselling, instead praising California’s “I’ll get my therapist to call your therapist” mentality. The Duke, speaking on a podcast about mental health, said the cultural differences between the UK and US are “tremendous”, as he urged the public to get on the … Read more

TalkTV trumps rivals as 400,000 tune in for Piers Morgan Uncensored

The former Good Morning Britain presenter also comfortably beat Andrew Neil’s launch show on GB News on June 13 that secured a peak viewership of 336,000 viewers. However, the rest of TalkTV’s slate fell short of its rivals on launch night. The News Desk with Tom Newton-Dunn had an average audience of 54,200 in the … Read more