Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: 'We're American too, why don't they help?'

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More than six months on, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Thousands of homes and businesses have no electricity and are still waiting for insurance payouts. Frontline services are being denied aid, forcing many to close down. As US citizens, Puerto Ricans say Trump and his government […]

Stormy Daniels sues Donald Trump for defamation

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At issue is Trump’s dismissal of a composite sketch that Daniels says depicts a man who threatened her to keep quiet over alleged affair The adult film actor who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump is escalating her legal fight, suing the president for defamation. Related: Stormy Daniels lawyer predicts Michael Cohen will […]

Boy died after being taken to A&E far from home, inquest hears

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Callum Cartlidge was rushed to hospital in Worcester after children’s services cut at hospital in Redditch A boy died after he was taken by ambulance to an A&E department almost 20 miles from his home following a decision to reduce children’s services at his local hospital because of staff shortages. The death of Callum Cartlidge, […]

Coalition's energy guarantee: modelling assumes Liddell power plant retired by 2023

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Turnbull government has applied public pressure on AGL Energy to extend plant’s operating life Technical work undertaken for the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee assumes the ageing Liddell power plant will be out of the system by 2023 – a development that will help drive the emissions reduction requirements of the Coalition’s new energy policy. […]

EU rules mean it’ll be lights out for acts like Beyoncé | Letters

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Pretty much every single tool that we use as lighting designers will be rendered obsolete by these rules, writes lighting designer Tim Routledge In response to Richard Pilbrow’s well put letter (EU rule could leave theatres dark, 30 April), it’s pertinent to point out that this directive on theatrical lighting will not only leave theatres […]