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How Kenya is harnessing geothermal energy to power its growing economy

Verdant hills stretch into the distance at Hell’s Gate National Park, where zebras, buffaloes, antelopes, baboons and other wildlife roam an idyllic landscape of forests, gorges and grassy volcanoes near the shores of Lake Naivasha. Snaking over the same landscape are pipes. Miles and miles of pipes – some high enough off the...

The 15 most stunning places in the UK outside of London, according to Instagram

Whether you live in the UK or are planning your first trip, it can be easy to go back to the same London-centric spots when you're looking for a day out or weekend away. To help you expand your horizons, Instagram data tool Magi Metrics has gathered data from hashtags and geotagged...

Italy election: Big gains for populist and far-right parties – but no clear winner

Italian voters have delivered a hung parliament at the country's general election, likely meaning there will be weeks of talks in order to form a new government. However, one thing is clear: populist parties are making big gains amid distrust of the establishment powers. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) is expected to become the single biggest party - if...

Trump car tax threat hits BMW and Daimler shares

Investors sold shares in BMW and Daimler on Monday after President Donald Trump said the US may tax imports of European cars if the EU retaliates against his plan to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel. The United States is a big buyer of coupes, sports cars and sedans made by the...

Brexit to end London house price boom

UK inflation will outstrip gains in house prices this year and next, particularly in the capital, as uncertainty over Brexit and weak consumer spending power hits demand, a Reuters poll found on Friday. According to the latest quarterly Reuters poll of 33 housing market specialists, taken in the past week, property prices...

European rail operators must be kinder to delayed travellers, industry expert warns

After a week of disruption to travel in Britain and abroad, a leading rail expert has demanded that Europe’s train operators stop penalising passengers who encounter delays. Mark Smith founded the Seat61 website, named for his favourite first class seat on Eurostar, and campaigns for travellers to switch from air to rail. But he believes that archaic...

Theresa May’s plan to tackle housing crisis dismissed savaged by senior Tories: ‘Nonsense’

Senior Tories have poured scorn on Theresa May’s plans to tackle the housing crisis, warning they will fail to give Britain the homes it desperately needs. A former housing minister and the Tory head of the Local Government Association (LGA) both warned “the nonsense will go on and nothing will change” unless...

Car choice: Lexus IS250 SE or Honda Civic Hybrid

A car for the head The requirements are fairly simple, and luckily Isabel wants an automatic too, which is easy to find on saloons, especially luxury or executive models. Their size and running costs tends to mean they depreciate fast and become more affordable. I would be inclined to think a bit...

Florida shooting survivor David Hogg ‘hung up on White House call’ inviting him to Trump listening session

A survivor of a shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School has said he hung up on a phone call from the White House. David Hogg, a 17-year-old student, said he received a call asking if he was planning to attend a discussion with Donald Trump. But he said he found the call “offensive”, since...

Apprenticeships: Almost half of company managers fear Government will miss target as numbers fall

Almost half of managers at UK companies think the Government will fail to hit its target of creating 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, new research has found. The Government set the target in 2015 but official figures show the numbers of new apprenticeships slumped last year. Of 1,640 managers polled by the Chartered...

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