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London’s urban oases offer a lesson in climate survival

Brixton Orchard has become a haven for bees and beetles.Credit:Bertie Pavlidis There are 35 fruit trees, edible hedges, long grasses and billowing wildflowers. It is a beguiling, rambling space that an estimated 500,000 bus passengers pass every day. When I was there, locals ambled through, picking plums. Extensive signage spells …

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News and events from the world of gardening

The Little Jen camellia.Credit:Quentin Jones Camellia-flowering season is in full swing and the Victorian Camellia Championships will be held next weekend as part of the Camellia, Garden and Floral Art Show. The event, which also includes the Floral Art Winter Championships and cut-flower, fruit, vegetable and bonsai exhibits, is presented …

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Machete attack leaves London police officer in critical condition

“This sickening attack on a serving police officer is utterly appalling,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said. “The men and women who serve in our police force in London are the best in the world, and their courage and dedication is inspiring.” Around midnight Thursday, a police car patrolling streets in …

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Criminal charges for senior CFMMEU official over alleged secret commissions

The Morrison government is also using Mr Setka and his recent domestic violence conviction as an example of why legislation is needed to more easily deregister rogue unions and move against officials. Loading There is no suggestion that Mr Setka is involved in Mr Christopher’s alleged criminal offending. The pair …

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Second ex-FBI official sues over firing, claims a Trump purge

Washington: Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe.Credit:AP The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official challenging the circumstances of his termination, says …

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‘We have a cash machine’: Rio Tinto CEO defends company as shares continue to slump

As plummeting iron ore prices weighed on Rio Tinto Group’s stock for a seventh-straight trading day in London, CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques defended the miner as a “cash machine” that will keep rewarding shareholders. Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques.Credit:Patrick Hamilton “We have a cash machine,” the chief executive officer said Thursday …

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Russia closes off part of White Sea after suspected radiation leak

The Interfax news agency reported that the fire had broken out near the town of Nenoksa, about 25 km west of Severodvinsk. Russian news outlets have reported that a naval weapons test range is nearby. Loading The accident resulted in a “measurement of a short-term elevation in radiation,” the local …

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‘I was deceived’: Victoria’s Secret billionaire says Jeffrey Epstein swindled him out of millions

Addressed to the “Wexner Foundation Community,” the letter portrays the L Brands founder as being in the dark about Epstein’s alleged wrongdoing. It didn’t address why he hadn’t previously disclosed it and a spokesman declined to comment beyond the contents of the message. Their relationship has been under scrutiny in …

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Melbourne Express, Friday, August 9, 2019

Overnight, the strongest winds hit at: Cape Otway: 115km/h at 4.40am Cape Nelson: 98km/h at 10.32pm Warrnambool: 98km/h at 4.43am Casterton: 96km/h at 11.42pm Mount Gellibrand: 95km/h at 1.13am Dartmoor: 93km/h at 10.10pm Albury: 91km/h at 2.19am And here’s an update from Victoria’s State Emergency Service on the predicted DAMAGING …

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Nurses help grieving families find comfort in organ donation

“When people hear their loved one took the time to go onto the donor register and place their wishes on there, their eyes light up. They get pleasure from knowing what they wanted,” McEvoy says, noting that co-ordinators are trained to raise the question either way. Victoria currently has more …

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