British Airways leaves 100,000 people stranded after axing hundreds more flights
Hundreds of British Airways flights to and from Heathrow have now been cancelled as the airline battles to restore its operations at its main base. This has left thousands more passengers added to the numbers stranded by BA’s difficulties, with an estimated 100,000 now out of position. Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Newcastle are the UK routes selected for further cancellations. Many European destinations which have already seen multiple groundings on Sunday and Monday have been selected for further flight cancellations, including Dublin, Berlin and Rome.
Trump is sending astronauts to the Moon
President Donald Trump has said that a new policy directive for manned exploration by Nasa will enable the US to reclaim "America's proud destiny in space". “It is America’s destiny to be at the forefront of humanity’s eternal quest for knowledge and to be the leader amongst nations on our adventure into the great unknown," Mr Trump said at an event which included Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk on the moon.
The Tories are trying to rebuild their ruined environmentalist credentials
Theresa May will unveil a series of new climate change policies in Paris on Tuesday being held to mark the two-year anniversary of the global climate change agreement struck in the city. The move appears to be the latest plank in a new Tory push to stake out new environmentalist credentials following the party’s shock defeat at the general election in June.
Huge object flying past earth may be alien spacecraft, scientists say
A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said. Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object was a very strange passing asteroid. But a number of things have led scientists engaged in the search for alien life to wonder whether it might actually be an "artifact" from an alien civilisation.
A new form of matter has been discovered
Scientists have identified a new form of matter, the existence of which has been theorised for 50 years. The substance is known as “excitonium”. It is made up of excitons – unusual particles made up of an escaped electron and the hole it has left behind in a material.
Employers are heading for a confidence crisis thanks to Brexit
Employer confidence has slumped to a five-year low, prompting fears that the UK jobs market is “cooling off”, according to a new report. A survey of 2,100 employers by recruiter Manpower found that pessimism was “acute” in London because of fears over the capital’s prospects after the UK leaves the European Union. James Hick, managing director of ManpowerGroup Solutions, said the capital has been suffering from a “double-whammy” of poor confidence in firms and “flatlining” recruitment.