News archive from 2 February 2017

Call to arms over ‘bedroom tax’ mark 2

ZOE STREATFIELD speaks to Sean Clerkin about planned Tory legislation that will dramatically cap the Local Housing Allowance putting thousands at risk of homelessness AS PART of their pernicious attack on social housing, the Tories are planning to cap...

 

The long tradition of ‘unpresidential’ actions

It may come as a surprise but Donald Trump’s behaviour mimics the actions of previous occupants of the White House, writes IAN SINCLAIR If there is one thing everyone agrees on when it comes to Donald Trump, it’s that he is simply not presidential...

 

Premiership makes first transfer window profit

Chinese cash bolsters English clubs’ coffers despite £215m spending spree ENGLAND’S Premier League made its first ever transfer window profit this January, industry analysts revealed yesterday. Spending by top-flight clubs reached a six-year high for...

 

Cricket: Women’s super league bowls over TV execs

WOMEN’S Super League cricket will be promoted to TV for its second season, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced yesterday. There were no television broadcasts for last year’s inaugural outing, but six double-headers with the men’s T20...

 

New US ambassador a boon for NFL

GRIDIRON bigwig Mark Waller believes the likely next US ambassador to Britain will be a major boost for NFL this side of the the Atlantic. White House-inhabiting bigot Donald Trump exclaimed last month that he wanted Woody Johnson, owner of the New...

 

Timely transatlantic crossings

CHRIS BARTTER hears a musical fusion between Scottish and North American music at Celtic Connections in tune with a momentous period in US history CROSSING borders is particularly the case when it comes to Scotland and the US at Celtic Connections,...

 

Solo debut from veteran Lakeman well worth the wait

CORNWALL’S Geoff Lakeman may be a veteran folkie of decades’ standing and the founder of a dynasty as father of Seth, Sean and Sam Lakeman. But After All These Years (GLAK-01) marks his solo debut at the age of 69 with a retirement project following a...

 

Russians lose relay silver after drug test

RUSSIA’S 4x400 metres women’s relay squad has been stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medal after Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive, the International Olympic Committee announced yesterday. The IOC identified three further anti-doping...

 

Mum home-schools her children by letting them play computer games for SEVEN HOURS a day

School is one big game for the Pybus kids, who spend seven hours a day at home playing on consoles instead of sitting in a classroom. And their 44-year-old mum, Katie, thinks they will be better educated ­entertaining themselves in cyberspace than if...

 
Nigel Clough on gulf in quality between Burton Albion and Fulham

Nigel Clough on "gulf in quality" between Burton Albion and Fulham

Nigel Clough admits there was a gulf in quality between his Burton Albion side and Fulham as the Cottagers secured a 2-0 win at the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday night. Albion looked organised throughout a nip-and-tuck first half, but were undone soon...

Burton Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Nursing degree applications slump after NHS bursaries abolished

Nursing degree applications slump after NHS bursaries abolished

Applications by students in England to nursing and midwifery courses at British universities have fallen by 23% after the government abolished NHS bursaries, figures show. Nursing leaders said the sudden slump revealed by the latest university...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

What REALLY powers your car: Hypnotic slomo video lets you look inside a combustion engine

The roar of an engine coming alive is a result of a process that creates thousands of explosions every minute. There are four steps that create these explosions: intake, compression, power and exhaust - but what does the entire process actually look...

 

Self-driving car prototypes only need humans to take the wheel once every 5,000 miles, California DMV reveals

Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup driver intervening, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect...

 

Train attack highlights crucial role of guards

AXEING guards will put passengers at greater risk, a rail union said yesterday following another sexual assault on a train. RMT said the victim of the attack, which occurred on January 6, praised the “unbelievably kind and compassionate manner” in...

 

Facebook's profits more than DOUBLED to $3.6bn in last quarter as firm reveals it now has 1.86 BILLION users

Facebook reported on Wednesday that its profit more than doubled in the final three months of last year as revenues climbed and its user base grew. In earnings which topped most forecasts, Facebook said it made a net profit of $3.7 billion on revenue...

 


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