More than 4,800 cases of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church exposed in Portugal

Over the past seven years, more than 4,800 children have been sexually abused within the Catholic Church in Portugal, according to a report by an independent commission released on Monday. The sticky report was based on 512 direct complaints. But according to the coordinator of the commission, child psychiatrist Pedro Strecht, the number of victims … Read more

firefighters battle 18 blazes in the West Dunes as thunderstorms are forecast for the southeast

Queensland’s West Downs were still dealing with out-of-control bushfires on Tuesday morning as 18 fires continued to burn across the state overnight and an emergency warning remained in place. Residents in Kowguran, Myall Park and Hookswood, near Miles, were told to leave immediately at 1am on Tuesday, as the fire reached more than 7,400 hectares … Read more

Spectators Laugh at Surfers in Dangerous Conditions Amid Cyclone Gabrielle

AFP Cyclone-hit New Zealand declares a national emergency New Zealand declared a national state of emergency on Tuesday after Cyclone Gabrielle swept away roads, swamped homes and left more than 100,000 people without power. High winds and heavy rain lashed the North Island population of the country, what officials called “unprecedented weather event”. “It’s been … Read more

Drone transports blood and cancer drugs between hospitals to reduce emissions

(Northumbria Healthcare / SWNS) An NHS trust is using a drone to transport blood samples, cancer treatment and other drugs between hospitals as part of a trial aimed at reducing delivery times and cutting harmful carbon emissions. Northumbria Healthcare said the “innovative” four-month project would start on Monday, February 13 and take place at Wansbeck … Read more

Survey of Destruction Aid Volunteers in Kahramanmaras After Deadly Earthquakes

SWNS Residents living on ‘Britain’s roughest street’ say it’s full of kids being stabbed and drug addicts everywhere Residents say they fear the ‘roughest street in Britain’ full of £5 prostitutes, teenagers being stabbed and drug addicts ‘everywhere’. Slade Road in Stockland Green, Birmingham, is said to be a hotbed of violence and drugs which … Read more

Is it legal to have a second British passport, and how can I get one?

Dual documents: There are many good reasons to have two passports (Simon Calder) Five years ago HM Passport Office had a good reputation for dealing quickly with passport applications. In February 2018 the then immigration minister, Caroline Nokes, told Parliament: “We are currently processing 99.9 per cent of simple applications within three weeks. “On average, … Read more