News archive from 2 January 2017

British bank uses ‘mind reading’ brain caps to scan job candidates

If you wanted any reassurance that yes, you are living in the future, here’s a little titbit – banks are actually reading people’s minds in job interviews using brain scanners. Privacy advocates have long been alarmed by the potential uses of such...

Metro, 16:05 in Hot News
 
Manchester United News: Ibrahimovic ref criticism, Rashford future, Pogba scares Gerrard

Manchester United News: Ibrahimovic ref criticism, Rashford future, Pogba scares Gerrard

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his disappointment at failing to hit a record-equalling 51st goal of 2016. The veteran had a goal wrongly chalked off during Manchester United's 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on New Year's Eve.  Ibrahimovic was chasing...

 

Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede: Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka quizzed over transfer

Aitor Karanka is remaining coy over Middlesbrough's move for Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede. The 28-year-old frontman was omitted from Villa's squad for today's Championship match at Cardiff City. Villa and Boro have been in negotiations about a...

 

£70,000 Maserati smashed up in collision which caused M6 delays

It's every driver’s worst nightmare - crashing your new car on the motorway. But for one motorist, a crash could leave them with a very expensive repair bill. For this gleaming silver Maserati Ghibli - with a price tag of around £70,000 - was badly...

 
Cumbrian woman celebrates slimming success at national ceremony

Cumbrian woman celebrates slimming success at national ceremony

A West Cumbrian woman was a guest at a prestigious event to mark the success of a national slimming organisation. Amie Meloy met TV presenter Stephen Mulhern at a Slimming World occasion to mark the organisation's success in 2016. Having previously...

 

Cumbria's dedicated air ambulance reflects on one of its busiest years

In the past year, its crews have been scrambled to nearly 300 emergencies. The importance of the Great North Air Ambulance Service cannot be underestimated. The Pride of Cumbria helicopter is an iconic sight in the skies of Cumbria, which is not...

 
Broadcaster Brian Widlake dies aged 85

Broadcaster Brian Widlake dies aged 85

Radio and television presenter Brian Widlake, who conducted the first TV interview with Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 85. As an ITN reporter in 1961, Widlake secretly met Mandela, who was on the run from the police at the time. Widlake went...

BBC, 16:07 in Art & Culture
 
Arsenal ready to listen to offers for Mathieu Debuchy after falling out with Arsene Wenger

Arsenal ready to listen to offers for Mathieu Debuchy after falling out with Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for Mathieu Debuchy after the defender’s falling out with Arsene Wenger, reports say. The Daily Mirror claim Wenger is angry with Debuchy after the France international claimed Arsenal blocked his transfer to...

Metro, 16:07 in Sport
 
Tottenham v Chelsea TV channel, kick-off time, odds and recent meetings

Tottenham v Chelsea TV channel, kick-off time, odds and recent meetings

There is a huge London derby in the Premier League on Wednesday evening as Tottenham take on Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Both teams are in fine form with Chelsea on a ridiculous 13-game winning run and Spurs impressing with four victories on the...

Metro, 16:07 in Sport
 
Ex-Chelsea manager: Antonio Conte has been extraordinary and is similar to Zinedine Zidane

Ex-Chelsea manager: Antonio Conte has been extraordinary and is similar to Zinedine Zidane

The former Chelsea manager, now in charge at Bayern Munich, has also Conte to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Conte has won his last 13 Premier League games in charge at Stamford Bridge to go clear at the top of the table. And Ancelotti, who won the...

Daily Star, 16:07 in Sport
 

Generous Barrow family special Christmas gift to soup kitchen

Sisters Jessica, aged 12, Gemma, eight, and one-year-old Gabriella brought an extra sprinkle of magic to Barrow Community Kitchen’s Christmas celebrations when they dropped in and donated an X-Box and collection of games. The trio decided they’d got...

 

Can Christmas wrapping paper go in recycling?

Refuse collections begin again this week, but should your wrapping paper or Christmas cards also be in the recycling bin? The answer, according to Lincolnshire County Council, is - it depends. Ian Taylor, waste services team leader, says: “Any...

 

George Michael’s boyfriend says he slept in his car the night the singer died alone

George Michael’s heartbroken boyfriend has told how he spent the night in his car as the star died alone at home. Fadi Fawaz, who found him the next day, told the Mirror he fell asleep outside. Tweets from Fadi’s account had previously claimed that...

 

New Year diets: Four extreme diets to avoid in your battle to beat the bulge

Christmas and New Year is typically a time of over-indulgence, and this January many of us will be looking to lose weight. But one of the biggest decisions they will face is how to go about doing it. Some will ‘wing it’ - simply by eating less and...

 
As we throw our unwanted Christmas cards away, this set is being preserved

As we throw our unwanted Christmas cards away, this set is being preserved

As the bin beckons for the Christmas cards, one set will be preserved as part of the historical record. The cards, sent from the trenches of the First World War by Tyneside trooper Andrew Mille, have been donated to the Durham Light Infantry...

 


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