The Dorchester  was the venue for the Presidents Club event,  which closed down last year after members of the all-male guest list subjected some of the 130 women working at it to sustained sexual harassment. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

High-profile events and awards shows have been cancelled at the Dorchester in London in protest at the decision of Brunei, the hotel’s ultimate owner,(...)

Prof John Parnell, who led the study by University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences, said the significance of the selenium discovery in the north of England lay in the risk of high levels of the element being released into groundwater during drilling or fracking operations (above). File photograph: Getty Images

Scientists have found high levels of the toxic element selenium in rock samples from an area in the north of England that has been targeted for shale (...)