Coffee waste ‘could replace palm oil’

Waste bill Mr Moore told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme: “About 60% of a cafe’s waste is about coffee grounds. “In Scotland, that amounts to about 40,000 tonnes a year – across the UK, more than half a million tonnes. “And coffee grounds are so heavy that it takes their waste bill through the roof.” Explaining the idea behind his Revive Eco company, Mr Moore said: “There are oils in coffee with a wide range of uses in different industries – cosmetics pharmaceuticals, food and drink, household products – you name it, there’s probably a use there. “We’re developing a process to extract and purify these oils.” Image caption The entrepreneurs said oil extracted from used coffee grounds could …

The Marvel Cinematic Universe explained

SPOILER ALERT! This article contains details of the plots of some Marvel films, including recent releases. What is the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The Marvel Cinematic Universe – or MCU for short – is the shared place where all 22 films featuring the comic book characters are set. What order should I watch the films in? We suggest you watch the films in chronological order, rather than the order in which the films were released. Handily, in the book Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years, Marvel released an official MCU timeline to help you do just that. We’ve added the films released since that book came out and voila, here is a handy diagram to help you organise your Marvel viewing! …

Donald Trump set for state visit in June

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRemember President Trump’s last UK visit in July 2018? US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. He will also have official talks with the prime minister at Downing Street. Mr Trump previously met the Queen at Windsor Castle when he came to the UK in July 2018 on a working visit. The White House said the upcoming trip would reaffirm the “steadfast and special relationship between the United States and …

Does your dinner come from a ‘dark kitchen’?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Colletta Smith goes inside a “dark kitchen” Your next meal might come from this windswept industrial estate on the banks of the River Irwell. Outside, a handful of drivers wait in their cars. Mopeds and bicycles are stacked in a small pile. All are poised to collect freshly prepared, restaurant quality meals and take them to hungry consumers at home. But this is not a restaurant. It’s a so-called “dark kitchen”. Deliveroo Editions are a cluster of small professional workspaces that allow established eateries to service our insatiable appetite for app delivery without over-stretching existing sites. “The whole idea is to help restaurants expand into new areas without necessarily having …

Two arrested as boy, 6, hurt in shooting

A resident, who asked not to be named, said three masked offenders ran across a pedestrianised area at the end of Ashbourne Road into Deans Road and fled on foot. ‘Reckless act’ The witness said: “I heard two loud bangs and then three guys wearing balaclavas came into the street and I saw one of them put a gun into a bag. “I think two of them were wearing all white. They had what looked like a dark sports bag and they put the gun in that, then ran off.” Det Insp Rod Rose said: “This was a shocking incident where someone has opened fire with a shotgun in the middle of the day. “The motive of this attack is …

Have the poorest councils had the biggest cuts?

More deprived councils generally end up with higher spending power per household because they get more money from central government to reflect the higher costs of providing services such as social care. Labour said it looked at the spending power of the 10 most deprived council areas, according to an official ranking published every few years by the government – most recently in 2015. They are: Blackpool Knowsley Kingston upon Hull Liverpool Manchester Middlesbrough Birmingham Nottingham Burnley Tower Hamlets Our analysis found that, across England, the median cut to spending power was £297 per household. That is to say, half of councils had bigger cuts than that and half smaller. And there was a big range of cuts. For example, …