Archive for November 27th, 2017:

Catching fly-tippers in the act

Councils in England spend £58m a year on clearing rubbish that is dumped on the street illegally. But when fly-tipping occurs on private property, it can be a huge cost to landowners. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42116278

Scientists warn Lake Victoria is dying

Scientists are warning that Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake, is under threat of dying. They blame over-fishing and pollution for severely damaged fish stocks. This Ugandan fisherman tells BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner Amina Yuguda that his catch has declined in recent years. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42128779

Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics

Image copyright Getty Creative Image caption Most of the 10,000 cases that could be affected involved traffic offences Around 50 drug-driving prosecutions have been dropped because original test results may have been “manipulated”. More than 10,000 cases, including violent crime, may have been affected, police chiefs said. They probed Randox Testing Services in Manchester after

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