Steampunks descend on Bronte village for festival

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Steampunk often features steam-powered machinery imagined in the future Organisers said Haworth, home to the Bronte sisters, provided the perfect setting for a steampunk event because of its cobbled streets and Victorian aesthetic and buildings. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Hundreds of people descended on the small village Image copyright PA Media Image caption Compasses, headwear and umbrellas are some of the more typical accessories Image copyright PA Media Image caption Visitors come from all over the UK and Europe Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Cyber-criminals are ‘threat to society’

“We’ve got the transport sector, the energy sector, the health sector, other public organisations, the criminal justice system. “We’re all vulnerable,” he said. What is ransomware? More than half of British firms report cyber-attacks Cyber-crime victims ‘lose £190,000 a day’ ‘Grinding halt’ The cyber-attack affected Eurofins’ IT systems in the 47 countries where it operates. Mr Pearse said he was first told about it in a call at 05:00, as he was about to catch a flight from Manchester Airport, and spent the day on the phone dealing with the fallout. “The labs are quite dependent on IT and everything these days is either controlled by IT, all the data is stored on servers, and so the processes quickly came …

How reality TV is changing the way we consume fashion

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‘Big gap’ remains as Brexit deal talks to continue

Meanwhile, the UK and EU negotiating teams are due to meet again in Brussels today, as efforts continue to reach a deal before a summit on Thursday and Friday. The government says that, if it can strike an agreement at the summit, it will introduce a withdrawal agreement bill to be voted on next Saturday in a special Parliamentary session. It is seen as the last chance to do this before Brexit is due to happen at 23:00 GMT on 31 October. Queen’s Speech 2019: What can we expect? Could MPs reject the Queen’s Speech? Amnesty for veterans ‘won’t be in Queen’s speech’ PM says ‘significant’ work to do on Brexit deal On Sunday, Mr Johnson told cabinet ministers he …

A brief history of gender neutral pronouns

Gender-neutral pronouns are defined by the LGBT Resource Centre as providing an identity for a singular person who does not identify as he/him or she/her. Now, in English, the word “they” is used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun – even though some critics argue that “they” should really only be used to refer to plural nouns. But these identifiers are nothing new and have actually been used throughout the history of literature. Examples of the singular “they” being used to describe someone features as early as 1386 in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and also in famous literary works like Shakespeare’s Hamlet in 1599. “They” and “them” were still being used by literary authors to describe people in the 17th …

Pair jailed over ‘morbid’ Sala mortuary CCTV

The judge said they had taken place within “a culture” at the company where staff watched post-mortem examinations even though they “had no justification to do so”. Wiltshire Police started investigating when an image appearing to show Sala’s body appeared on social media. On 18 February, officers investigated Camera Security Services (CSS) in Chippenham, Wiltshire, and found the post-mortem test in Bournemouth had been viewed live on 7 February and then played back twice on 8 February. Image copyright Family photo Image caption Bray also took a photo of Andrew Latcham’s body which was in the same mortuary – he is pictured here (centre) with his son and grandson Bray’s phone also revealed she had taken a picture of another …

Job applications ‘filtered by university rank’

‘Fairer recruitment’ It pointed out that some of the best academic universities, such as Aberdeen, St Andrews and Lancaster, did not belong to the prestigious research-focused Russell Group. Young ‘pessimistic’ about social mobility Private school and Oxbridge ‘take top jobs’ The Russell Group is made up of 24 leading universities: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Imperial College London, King’s College London, Leeds, Liverpool, London School of Economics and Political Science, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, Queen’s University Belfast, Sheffield, Southampton, University College London, Warwick and York. Georgina Brazier, a graduate jobs expert at Milkround, said businesses were missing out on the chance to recruit some “fantastic grads from other universities”. She also urged …

Ryanair and Aer Lingus cut routes from Belfast

The BBC has seen emails sent from Ryanair to customers cancelling flights to Manchester in which it said “Ryanair regrets that following a commercial review” certain flights will cease operation from 6 November. When it announced its winter schedule, the carrier said these routes would continue to be operated. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aer Lingus is cutting routes from Belfast City airport to Malaga and Faro Meanwhile, Aer Lingus said it will no longer operate services from Belfast City to Faro and Malaga during summer 2020 following a “commercial review”. “Aer Lingus remains committed to Belfast City and continues to operate a high frequency daily service between Belfast City and London Heathrow.” The airport said it is disappointed …

The festival that banned cows milk, meat and glitter

Image copyright Jess Ford Image caption Jess Ford dressed up as a butterfly for Shambala and cycled to the festival for the second year in a row Regardless, Jess thinks cutting cow’s milk will make people more aware of the impact that their choices are making. “You never know by the end of it I might love oat milk,” she adds. It’s not only the festival punters who are encouraged to be environmentally sustainable, the crew and artists are too. Joe Henwood is a musician and club manager of the Pink Flamingo Jazz Club, a secret venue with live jazz music that you have to “find” as it’s not on the line-up or the festival map. When kitting out the …

What to do with your inflatable when it goes pop

Georgia Wyatt-Lovell and her husband Steven Lovell, from the Isle of Wight, have come up with an alternative solution. Since 2017, their company has been collecting inflatables and turning them into accessories. She says that the business has saved over 100 tonnes of material from landfill. Image copyright Plastic Free North Devon Image caption Inflatables collected by Plastic Free North Devon Image copyright Rob Evans, Kids Against Plastic Image caption Amy Meek (right) and her sister, Ella, run the Kids Against Plastic charity Meanwhile, Amy Meek, 16, runs environmental charity Kids Against Plastic with her younger sister, Ella. She says the plastic used in inflatables is designed to be durable. “It’s highly unsustainable to use plastic to produce these items …

University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. Related Topics New Cross Sustainability Food Plastic pollution Meat Climate change Goldsmiths, University of London Plastic Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Greta Thunberg writes essay for 1975 album

Giant Greta mural painted in Bristol Oil and gas industry’s message to Greta The new track will not be a single in its own right – but will feature as the opening song on the band’s album. This is in keeping with the band’s previous records, all three of which have opened with an ambient instrumental track entitled The 1975. Thunberg’s track will also take that title – but this will be the first album opener from the band to feature speech on top of the music. Related Topics Music Climate change Greta Thunberg Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

PM pledges new northern high-speed rail route

Businesses back ‘Northern Crossrail’ plan HS3 for northern England ‘will happen’ HS2 cost ‘not worth it to create some jobs’ An audience of about 100 people gathered at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester to listen to Mr Johnson’s speech. The prime minister set out the four “ingredients” for the success of the UK as liveability, connectivity, culture, and power and responsibility. He said this meant areas having great public services, enough affordable homes, safe streets, fast broadband, and more responsibility and accountability for local areas. He added: “We are going to give greater powers to council leaders and communities. “We are going to level up the powers offered to mayors so more people can benefit from the kind …

Behind the Proms’ celestial opening number

The 1969 moon landings are a running theme in this year’s Proms season, with highlights including a Sci-Fi prom featuring scores from films such as Gravity and Alien: Covenant. Elsewhere, Public Service Broadcasting will debut an orchestral arrangement of their 2015 album The Race for Space, which features archive film recordings and vintage electronic instruments. The BBC Proms are going to outer space Apollo Moon landing: 13 minutes that defined a century 11 stellar songs inspired by space BBC Proms Di Castri’s work was inspired by three pieces of writing – Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi’s haunting Alla Luna, in which a man sees his grief reflected in the moon’s face; Sappho’s The Moon, in which the ancient Greek poet writes …

Who are the smokers that haven’t quit?

Smoking rates also differ considerably around the country. Only 8.6% of those in East Devon smoke, for example, compared with 21.8% in Dundee. Why are these groups more at risk? In recent years, the UK has introduced policies that appear to have helped many smokers quit and deterred others from starting. The smoking ban was introduced in 2007, alongside a raising of the minimum purchasing age to 18. Taxes on a £10 pack of 20 cigarettes have increased to over 80% of the retail price, while the packaging and display of tobacco products have become increasingly restricted and advertising banned. Wales is targeting a 16% smoking rate by 2020, while the Scottish government aims to create a “tobacco-free” generation by …

Five women shaking up the science world

Image copyright NovoNordisk Image caption Dr Nicola Beer As senior head of department for Discovery Biology & Pharmacology at the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford, she is both head of department and scientist. “It’s about setting the strategic direction, helping people mature their ideas, deliver, also support them in their career,” she says. She believes with fewer women in leadership roles, women have an obligation to support each other, as mentors, by passing on knowledge, or by simply being “generous and opening the door”. “That is something I think we should be doing across the board whether it’s women, whether it’s younger people, whether it’s people in their career journey. We have an obligation to pave the way of how …