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Dried saffron spice and Saffron flower

Research suggests saffron may help to treat depression and anxiety

  New research has suggested that saffron may help to treat depression and anxiety. Saffron is a spice that comes from the flowers of the saffron plant. The flower produces dark red stigmas or threads that are removed carefully by hand and dried. A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine revealed that the research team carried[Read More…]

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police have been accused of more than 1,000 human rights violations against refugees, it has been reported. Four humanitarian organisations published a report called ‘Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers’, says that 972 incidents were recorded over the space of a year by aid workers who formed a human rights monitoring team. One[Read More…]

Far-right protestors to hold pro-Brexit protest rally in London

Far-right protestors to hold pro-Brexit protest rally in London

Far-right protestors are set to converge in London on Sunday, for a pro-Brexit March. They are set to join Tommy Robinson, a former leader of the English Defence League and new advisor to the UK Independence party (UKIP). The “Brexit Betrayal” protest has been advertised as a “peaceful and democratic” march against Prime Minister Theresa May‘s proposed deal to withdraw[Read More…]

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Judge who jailed fracking protestors linked to oil and gas industry

Article submitted by Gabriel Otwerah At a time when environmental issues are getting alarmingly acute, a judge with a conflict of interest sentenced three fracking activists to prison for public nuisance. Some may be disconcerted to note that this is the first time environmental protesters getting jailed in the UK since 1932. It is even more alarming that the judge[Read More…]

NHS accused of piling up body parts in waste breach

NHS accused of piling up body parts in waste breach

Article submitted by Peter Njogu The Environmental Agency (EA) has launched an investigation into the breach of permits by the National Health Service (NHS). The news emerged after it was discovered that human body parts were piled up at disposal sites that deal with clinical waste in England. The Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) is contracted by the NHS to deal[Read More…]