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Mike Skinner: ‘Music is genuine chaos’

Image copyright The Streets Image caption Mike Skinner treated himself to a diamond encrusted lighter on a gold neck chain to mark his return “When I first started DJing properly,” says Mike Skinner, “I thought it would be a sort of dignified way to grow a bit older.”And… it’s not that. It’s Saturday night, everyone’s…

England’s future water supplies at ‘serious risk’

Image copyright SPL Some parts of England will run out of water within the next 20 years unless “urgent action” is taken.That’s the view of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a report on the state of water supplies.It’s calling on the government to establish a league table for water companies to pressure them into…

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

Image copyright Getty Images The vast majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building, a report says.The government says vehicle emissions per mile will fall as zero-emissions cars take over Britain’s roads.But the report says the 80% of the CO2 savings from clean cars will be negated by the…

Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star

Image copyright Organic Danny Trejo has been shot, stabbed, crushed, eaten and tortured… multiple times. Con Air, Zombie Hunter and 3-Headed Shark Attack (yes… that’s a real film) are just three of the movies in which he’s ended up dead.If you’re a Breaking Bad fan, he’s the guy whose head famously ends up on top…

A dam on the Nile is making lots of heat but no power

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption While for Ethiopia, the dam, pictured here in 2019, is vital, Egypt sees it is as a threat to its existence The polite diplomatic façade was maintained but the words of the Egyptian and Ethiopian representatives revealed a belligerence that was hard to disguise.The recent meeting of the UN…

Black Lives Matter: From social media post to global movement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption’I feel like Black Lives Matter has become a trend’A slogan chanted by tens of thousands around the world, Black Lives Matter has sparked a hashtag, a network of grass-roots organisations, and a moral collective of activists.But how did it go from a social media post to…