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Plans to reintroduce European wild cats back to the English countryside https://www.london-globe.com/united-kingdom/2021/04/21/plans-to-reintroduce-european-wild-cats-back-to-the-english-countryside/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=plans-to-reintroduce-european-wild-cats-back-to-the-english-countryside

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:58:21 +0000
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A conservation group hopes to reintroduce the European wild cat to the countryside. The species is already on the edge of extinction and is only found in the Scottish Highlands. The wild cat is Britain’s rarest mammal last seen in England more than 200 years ago. Laura Gardner, a Wildwood Trust director, said: “Our goal [&hellip

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A conservation group hopes to reintroduce the European wild cat to the countryside.

The species is already on the edge of extinction and is only found in the Scottish Highlands.

The wild cat is Britain’s rarest mammal last seen in England more than 200 years ago.

Laura Gardner, a Wildwood Trust director, said:

“Our goal is to return a viable and self-sustaining wildcat population to its former range.

“As a leading British wildlife conservation charity, we have developed years of experience and expertise in breeding wildcats in support of the existing Scottish conservation project.

“We are now excited to be utilising these skills to benefit wildcat recovery more broadly across Britain.”

Working with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Vincent Wildlife Trust it’s planned to build 10 new wildcat breeding facilities across two sites in Herne Bay, Kent and Escot, Devon.

Each will house a pair of breeding cats, who usually mate between January and March, before their litters, born in April or May, are later released into the wild.

It is hoped the project will run for 10 to 20 years.

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All six English clubs withdraw from the European Super League proposal https://www.london-globe.com/united-kingdom/2021/04/21/all-six-english-clubs-withdraw-from-the-european-super-league-proposal/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=all-six-english-clubs-withdraw-from-the-european-super-league-proposal

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:46:48 +0000
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All six Premier League teams have pulled out of the proposed European Super League (ESL). Manchester City were first to call time on the plan after Chelsea had said they too were kicking it into touch. The other four teams – Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – quickly followed suit. And the malaise [&hellip

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All six Premier League teams have pulled out of the proposed European Super League (ESL).

Manchester City were first to call time on the plan after Chelsea had said they too were kicking it into touch.

The other four teams – Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – quickly followed suit.

And the malaise was spreading throughout Europe as Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid also withdrew.

The 12-team Super League lived and died within hours of being announced.

However, the ESL said in a statement:

“Despite the announced departure of the English clubs, forced to take such decisions due to the pressure put on them, we are convinced our proposal is fully aligned with European law and regulations.

“The current status quo of European football needs to change”.

In a series of statements from the six English clubs it was said:

Manchester City “formally enacted the procedures to withdraw”.

Liverpool said involvement “has been discontinued”.

Manchester United said they “listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders”.

Arsenal said they had “made a mistake”, adding they’d listened to fans and the “wider football community”.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said the club regretted the “anxiety and upset” by agreeing to take part.

And Chelsea confirmed they have “begun the formal procedures for withdrawal from the group”.

Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA President, said:

“It is admirable to admit a mistake and these clubs made a big mistake.

“But they are back in the fold now and I know they have a lot to offer not just to our competitions but to the whole of the European game.

“The important thing now is that we move on, rebuild the unity that the game enjoyed before this and move forward together.”

In a statement, the European Super League said:

“Given the current circumstances we shall reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always having in mind our goals of offering fans the best experience possible while enhancing solidarity payments for the entire football community.”

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Jim Steinman – Bat Out Of Hell composer – dies aged 73 https://www.london-globe.com/united-kingdom/2021/04/21/jim-steinman-bat-out-of-hell-composer-dies-aged-73/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jim-steinman-bat-out-of-hell-composer-dies-aged-73

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:14:22 +0000
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Jim Steinman – the composer who wrote the album Bat Out Of Hell – has died. He was aged 73. Steinman, a Grammy winner, died from kidney failure. His brother Bill said the lyricist had been ill for some time. Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell is one of the bestselling albums in pop history. [&hellip

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Jim Steinman – the composer who wrote the album Bat Out Of Hell – has died. He was aged 73.

Steinman, a Grammy winner, died from kidney failure.

His brother Bill said the lyricist had been ill for some time.

Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell is one of the bestselling albums in pop history.

It has sold 50 million copies worldwide and has been in the UK album charts up to 2019 for 552 weeks.

However, the album by Steinman, singer Meat Loaf and producer Todd Rundgren was initially turned down by most in the music industry.

CBS Executive Clive Davis told Steinman:

“Do you know how to write a song?

“Do you know anything about writing?

“Have you ever listened to pop music?

When Stenman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame he said:

“There is no other songwriter ever like him.

“Here I go getting emotional…

“I can never repay him.

“He has been such an influence, in fact, the biggest influence on my life, and I learned so much from him that there would be no way I could ever repay Mr Jim Steinman.”

Steinman always wanted to write an “epic” album.

He said Bat Out Of Hell was influenced by Richard Wagner, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Spector and The Who.

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Rare Ford Escort RS2000 Mark 1 in need of complete rebuild expected to fetch £25,000 at auction https://www.london-globe.com/united-kingdom/2021/04/21/rare-ford-escort-rs2000-mark-1-in-need-of-complete-rebuild-expected-to-fetch-25000-at-auction/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rare-ford-escort-rs2000-mark-1-in-need-of-complete-rebuild-expected-to-fetch-25000-at-auction