Politics

Politicians keep tweeting the wrong Liz Truss

A woman named Liz Trussell, who has the handle @LizTruss on Twitter, is being widely confused for the new Conservative Party leader on the social media site. Politicians from rival parties and even the Swedish prime minister have tagged Trussell’s account rather than the one belonging to the Conservative leader, whose handle is @trussliz. Sky News said Trussell’s experience is similar to that of American father-of-four John Lewis, who receives more than 50,000 tweets a year from people trying to contact the British retail chain.

Couple fall in love in departure lounge

A couple who fell in love in the departure lounge at Heathrow Airport have married 20 months later and now have a child together. Nana Osei-Adjei and Tremaine Osei-Adjei swapped numbers after striking up a conversation while they were waiting to fly. “I never get bored of telling the story and we really think it was destiny,” Nana told The Mirror. As soon as I saw her I just felt there was something special.”

Lonely tree could help us understand climate

Scientists hope the “loneliest tree in the world” could “help unlock climate change secrets”, said The Guardian. The Sitka spruce holds the Guinness World Record title for the “remotest tree” on the planet as it is the sole tree on the shrubby, windswept Campbell Island, 700 kilometres south of New Zealand in the Southern Ocean. Researchers hope the isolated spruce could reveal handy information about the ocean, which is one of the world’s major carbon sinks.

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