Artificial light attracts migratory birds to cities, where they face a range of threats

Artificial light attracts migratory birds to cities, where they face a range of threats

Light pollution from urban areas has steadily increased and expanded, and with the advent of LED lighting, it is growing by as much as 10% per year in North America, as measured by the visibility of stars in the night sky. In our recent research, we found that the glow of cities and urban suburbs … Read more

Riot Symphony; L’Olimpiade; LSO/Tilson Thomas review – humanity and hope

Riot Symphony;  L’Olimpiade;  LSO/Tilson Thomas review – humanity and hope

From wartime ballroom to boxing arena and venue for political meetings, Belfast’s Ulster Hall has a grand and stormy history, dating back to 1862. Charles Dickens performed there; Protestant loyalist Ian Paisley gave fiery speeches; Led Zeppelin played Stairway to Heaven for the first time. Since 2009 it has been home to the Ulster Orchestra, … Read more

Manchester United vs Chelsea Women LIVE! WSL final day match stream, latest team news, lineups, TV, prediction

Manchester United vs Chelsea Women LIVE! It promises to be an exciting and emotional day at Old Trafford. It’s the final day of the Women’s Super League season and Emma Hayes’ final game as Chelsea manager… oh, and the WSL title is on the line. It’s been a wild few weeks for Hayes and the … Read more

Degas’s dancers not only demonstrate the beauty of ballet, they reveal a sinister system of sexual exploitation

They lure you in from a distance and promise pure aesthetic pleasure: pastel-colored tutus, beautiful girls. Once you get there, look closer. You notice the darkness around the edges; you wonder about the battered foot in the pointe shoe. Degas’s dancers fascinate for the same reason as the ballet itself. A new exhibition, Discovering Degas, … Read more

a wild ride through Cumbria in a campervan

Camping with a young family can be quite a challenge, especially in Britain, where the weather often goes from sunshine to deluge in the blink of an eye. My additional challenge is that my wife, Helen, cannot join us for our Easter holiday (she is training for her fourth Olympic Games – reasonable excuse). My … Read more

Jurgen Klopp’s invitation he cannot refuse and what will happen after the departure of Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s time as Liverpool manager comes to an emotional end at Anfield on Tuesday -Credit:Visionhaus/Getty Images Early next month the football world will come full circle for Jürgen Klopp. But after Borussia Dortmund were last on the sidelines in a Champions League final at Wembley, the outgoing Liverpool boss will be in the stands … Read more

‘The culture here is being outside’

Food When we moved to Coffs Harbor in the Gumbaynggirr country on the north coast of New South Wales in 2007, we really missed the multicultural food of Sydney. Fortunately, Coffs is a well-supported refugee settlement town and it wasn’t long before these communities gifted us with an assortment of culinary options. On Sundays there … Read more