UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Gordon Brown PC MP, in a speech to the British House of Commons today presented his ninth Budget, what is very likely to be his last Budget before the next UK General Election. This opened the parliamentary debate on the 2005 Finance Bill, and was followed […]

“Woofstock” dog festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 North America’s largest outdoor dog festival came back to Toronto last weekend for its fifth year. It ran from the 9th of June to the 10th of June at Toronto’s historical St. Lawrence Market. A Wikinews reporter was there on Sunday to report on some of the events that happened on the last day. The “Woofstock” […]

Wikinews Shorts: November 9, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Friday, November 9, 2007. Glasgow in Scotland was today announced to be the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The result which was announced in Sri Lanka was witnessed by thousands of people who had gathered in Glasgow to watch the announcement and resulted in “jubilation” in the streets. Glasgow won the right to […]

Why Door Smoke Seals Are Important

Get More Information Here: Blinds In Sydney By Jason Wilson Are you aware that most of deaths caused by fire are not from burning, but from smoke inhalation? If you have invested in fire doors, you must also invest in smoke seals. The law often stipulates that many types of business and manufacturing concern must have fire-rated doors in strategic […]

Study raises health concerns about shower curtains

Monday, June 16, 2008 The Canadian Environmental Law Assocation and the Canadian organization Environmental Defence jointly conducted a study that was released to the public on Thursday, saying that chemicals released by new vinyl curtains may pose a significant health risk. The study noted that many shower curtains contain more than 100 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phthalates and organotins, some […]

CSX freight train derails in Oneida, New York, tank car explodes

Monday, March 12, 2007 A CSX freight train traveling from Buffalo to Selkirk derailed in Oneida, New York. No injuries have yet been reported as a result of the accident. It is not yet known what caused the accident; CSX and NTSB officials are investigating. Twenty six of the train’s 79 cars derailed around 7:00 a.m. local time; the derailment […]

Sea lion walks from beach into Pantai Inn in California

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1 2 1 2 Last Tuesday early morning, a sea lion walked from the beach into Pantai Inn in La Jolla, California. The animal was rescued by local animal rescue authorities. Wikinews took an interview from Shane Pappas, a General Manager of the inn. ((Wikinews)) At what time of day did the sea lion enter the […]

Australian Air Force crews “at war” with Veterans’ Affairs over compensation

Friday, August 19, 2005The Australian Federal Government has revealed today that it is going to give A$21 million (US $15.76 million) as compensation to approximately 600 former RAAF maintenance workers, who where exposed to highly toxic chemicals while working on the fuel tanks of the nation’s F-111 fleet. Under the government’s proposal, depending on the amount of exposure, a worker […]

On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016 The following is the first edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: a former Republican congressman briefly joins the Libertarian Party and runs for vice president; the […]