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Oil In Nigeria

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Ebola Mutation

Ebola Mutation By John , Jacob and Connon   This most recent outbreak of Ebola in west Africa started in 2014 and is still continuing, but scientists estimate the outbreak will end this year. The original source of this virus is from fruit bats, chimpanzees and other land animals. Scientists and researchers have... read more »

 

Transition Extreme

Transition Extreme  By Connon, Jacob, Connor and John The skatepark, ‘Transition Extreme’ in Aberdeen has been given £120,000 from a charity called Aberdeen Forward. The charity has donated this money as they believe the skatepark is helping the local community to be more active and find something to do. Transition... read more »

 

Lifeboat Crew Braves Gale to Rescue Injured Woman Trapped On Island

Lifeboat Crew Braves Gale to Rescue Injured Woman Trapped On Island Article written by Ethan and Eoin An RNLI crew braved a force nine gale to rescue an injured woman after an air ambulance was unable to land. The Kirkwall lifeboat was dispatched to Shapinsay in Orkney at 11:30 at night on Monday 12th of January, with winds... read more »

 

BP cuts jobs

BP cuts jobs By Allan and Lewis The oil company BP has decided to cut 300 jobs in the North Sea following a review of its operations and the near closure of over 100 oil fields. The regional president of BP north sea, Trevor Garlick, says “Whilst our primary focus will be on improving efficiencies and on simplifying the... read more »

 

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY Jordan, Iona, Kayla, Peter, Bethany   “Auschwitz was really a factory for killing, and human beings were used as fuel.” This was said by Lily Elbert, a survivor of the Holocaust. January the 27th 2015 marked the 70th anniversary to the end of Holocaust, this took place last Tuesday. The Holocaust... read more »