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Poor weather around the world is likely to cause global wine production to drop to a six-decade low this year.The International Organisation of Vine and #Wine (OIV) says that wine production around the world is likely to be about 7% lower in 2023 than last year.Such a yield would be the worst since 1961.
The upcoming series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! has been hit by a last minute glitch weeks before the launch - with a huge star being asked to fly to Australia at the 11th hour to complete the line-up.
Carol Vorderman and Gary Lineker have been very vocal on social media, but only one of them have lost their job.The BBC’s announcement of an independent review of its social mediaguidelines was aimed at defusing the crisis over Gary Lineker’s tweets over government ministers’ language about its asylum policies and bring the presenter back into the fold, at least in the short term.However, the practicalities of creating a set of rules to rein in star behaviour, while avoiding accusations of stifling free speech, are far from straightforward. What is to be done: Mark and Pete have the answers.
Following a lot of hype—and a quarter century of work—“Now and Then,” presumably the last song to feature all four original Beatles, is here. Is AI the future?
The war on drugs has failed. Why, with cocaine smuggling at recorde "highs" what can be done. Mark and Pete weigh in.
With the recent by-election losses the Conservative party led by Rishi Sunak looks like it maybe in trouble at the next genereal election which would mean Keir Starmer replacing Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister. Is this a good thing? Who is better for Britain?
Europeans throw away 2 million tonnes of textiles each year. Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. Many of us donate our unwanted clothes to charity shops & clothing collection banks - but do we really know what happens to them then? What is the solution?
Marc et Pierred enqueter. Paris is burning its luggage and bed linen as it battles a “scourge” of bedbugs, stoking fears of infestation around the world as pest controllers report an uptick in inquiries and transport operators and hoteliers seek to assuage concerns.The city of light is reportedly under siege from the nocturnal bloodsuckers, leading the French transport minister, Clément Beaune, to meet transport operators. “It’s a real nightmare,” says Yacine, a schoolteacher in Paris who declined to give his surname. “I’m so afraid to take the Métro, I don’t go to the cinema – it’s very alarmant.” Marc et Pierre enquêter
The world famous Sycamore Gap tree may regrow after being felled in a shocking act of vandalism, but it will take years to reach any height and is unlikely to be as “statuesque” as before.The sycamore, which was in the 1991 Kevin Costner hit Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, was one of the world’s most photographed trees. People had got engaged under it, loved-ones’ ashes were scattered at its base, but the 108ft tree next to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland was felled overnight on Wednesday. `Mark and Pete investigate
Both men and womenagree that women spendmuch more time eachweek on average - bothon household work andon looking after familymembers. What do we do abou this? Mark and Pete have the answers
'God Save the King' is the national anthem of the United Kingdom, and it has been in use since the 18th century. The question of whether it should be changed is a matter of public debate. Some people argue that the anthem should be updated to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, while others argue that it is an important part of the country's cultural heritage. Ultimately, whether or not to change the national anthem is a decision for the people of the United Kingdom to make. What should replace it? Mark and Pete have the answer.
A soldier turned terror suspect, Daniel Abed Khalife has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt, having finally been captured 75 hours after outwitting the guards at a London prison. What is the state of the prisons in the UK today?
104 schools and colleges are told to partially or fully close due to concrete fears. It comes as children prepare to return to their classes after the summer holidays
Paddington Bear is to appear on 10 special stamps released by the Royal Mail to mark his 65th anniversary.Six of the stamps feature images from animator Ivor Wood's comic strip cartoons first published in the London Evening News in the 1970s. The other four stamps capture moments from the BBC television series that Wood designed and directed from 1976. The Peruvian bear first appeared in 1958 in Michael Bond's book A Bear Called Paddington. What next for characters on stamps? Mark and Pete have the answers.It is the first time he has been dedicated his own stamp set.
Rishi Sunak has insisted he cares about reaching net zero but that the 2050 target needs to be achieved in "a proportionate and pragmatic way".The prime minister has faced criticism from environmental groups and some of his own MPs that he is not committed to tackling climate change and in fact flies everywhere and had a masive carbon footprint.
A hawk and a snake were involved in a sneak attack on an innocent woman. Is this part of a wider wildlife conspiracy? Mark and Pete investigate
Drones are being used for good, such as delivering medical supplies to remote areas or helping with search and rescue efforts. However, there have also been instances where drones have been used for less than savory reasons, such as spying on people or dropping explosives.
A mystery work which was recently found to "undoubtedly" be by Renaissance painter Raphael has gone on show in Bradford, the first time it has ever been seen on public display.Teams from the University of Nottingham and University of Bradford used facial recognition technology to examine the painting, known as the de Brécy Tondo.They found the faces were identical to those in a Raphael altarpiece.It will now be on display at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery for two months.The de Brécy Tondo, which sits in a collection set up by Cheshire businessman George Lester Winward and which was thought by some experts to have been a Victorian copy, has been the subject of research and debate for more than 40 years due to its resemblance to Raphael's Sistine Madonna. Mark and Pete investigate.
Since the 2010s, Barbie and her crew’s characteristics have undergone a makeover. After creators at Mattel faced backlash for portraying Barbie in stereotypically 'feminine' ways, new versions of the doll were released that began to step outside the traditional hot-pink, fashionista Barbie. With the new Barbie movie out, it is time for Mark and Pete to reassess the Barbie doll.
Elton John said recently: “It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.” His final tour " Good bye yellow brick road" having just ended, how did he do and what next for the flamboyant maestro?
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