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- Malaysia Airlines flight 370: possible wreckage found on Tanzanian island
Australia’s transport minister Darren Chester says a ‘piece of aircraft debris’ was found on Pemba Island
Aircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said.
Transport minister Darren Chester, who oversees the search for the Boeing 777 that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, said a “piece of aircraft debris” was found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania. Continue reading...
- Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic co-founder, dies aged 72
Worrell, who announced in early 2016 that he had lung cancer, influenced funk, rock and hip-hop artists
Bernie Worrell, the ingenious “Wizard of Woo” whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.
Worrell, who announced in early 2016 that he had stage-four lung cancer, died on Friday at age 72. He died at his home in Everson, Washington, according to his wife, Judie Worrell. Continue reading...
- Thailand jails activists for campaigning to reject constitution in referendum
Thirteen people arrested while handing out leaflets urging people to vote no in referendum on draft constitution
A Thai court jailed seven activists on Friday for campaigning against a military-backed draft constitution which will be put to a referendum in August.
Authorities arrested 13 people on Thursday while they were handing out leaflets urging people to vote against the charter. Six were released on bail, a lawyer for the group said, while the rest chose not to post bail. Continue reading...
- Win: tickets to see Massive Attack at British Summer Time
See the trip-hop pioneers in VIP style at the London summer gig series courtesy of the Observer and Barclaycard British Summer Time
The Observer is offering five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to Massive Attack at Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park on 1 July 2016, with support from Young Fathers, Patti Smith and her band, TV on the Radio, Warpaint, Ghostpoet and more. To enter, simply fill in your details below, answer the question and click ‘submit form’. The closing date is 23.59 on Monday 27 June, and winners will be notified Tuesday June 28. Continue reading...
- It's game, set and match for these homes with tennis courts – in pictures
Serve up an ace in these properties from Staffordshire to Pembrokeshire Continue reading...
- 'Why upset the apple cart?' asks a farmer after Brexit
A Boston supermarket supplier who relies heavily on foreign labour is almost a lone voice in a town that’s ill at ease with high levels of immigration
In the Moon Under Water pub in Boston, the UK’s most pro-Brexit town, William Bradley started to cry on Friday lunchtime. The Lincolnshire arable farmer, who for decades has relied on “amazing” workers from eastern Europe to plant the broccoli and cauliflower he grows for Tesco, was trying to come to terms with the EU referendum result, and it hurt.
Questions of access to labour, the falling pound and what will happen to the EU subsidies that make his wheat crop viable were all on his mind. But as with so many remainers across the UK on Friday, it was his fears for future generations that triggered the tears. “It doesn’t matter to me – I am 67,” he said, his voice cracking. “People don’t realise what this means. But they will … Stability is a wonderful thing.” Continue reading...