News archive from 7 February 2014

Where does your city run? Beautiful new app maps reveal the most popular routes around the world

0 View comments For fitness fanatics, they could reveal unknown routes. But for the rest of us, these beautiful maps reveal the paths trodden by joggers around the world's biggest cities. They were created using the publicly available 'virtual tracks'...

 

Replay: Breaking news updates from Newcastle and the North East

The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle and North East traffic, travel, weather, crime and council news for today, Thursday, 6 February 2014. You can...

 
‘Plan ahead’ warning as Leeds Tour de France road closures unveiled

‘Plan ahead’ warning as Leeds Tour de France road closures unveiled

Transport plans aimed at keeping Leeds moving when the Tour de France departs from The Headrow on July 5 have been released today. Leeds City Council is calling on residents to plan ahead after it announced that roads on or connected to stage one in...

 

We hope you're looking Leo! Toni Garrn is a statuesque goddess in plunging dress with thigh high split at...

Her rumoured boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio was seen leaving a club at 5am with Nina Agdal on Sunday evening following the Super Bowl. But Toni Garrn isn’t a woman to worry and instead made sure she looked a million dollars and more when she attended The...

 

Just as nature intended! Cindy Crawford looks beautiful without make-up on morning stroll in the Malibu...

Looking every bit as natural as the countryside around her, Cindy Crawford went for a walk in Malibu, California, on Thursday. The former supermodel wasn't wearing a lick of makeup, allowing her creamy complexion to shine through, as she strolled...

 

One is quite taken! Prince Charles blushes as he greets beautiful Joanna Lumley at star-studded Prince's...

27 View comments She recently locked lips with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Wolf Of Wall Street, playing the rather saucy aunt of his wife. And as if anyone needed any more proof that Joanna Lumley still has it – she managed to make Prince Charles blushes...

 

Tilda Swinton looks androgynous in smart tuxedo and bizarre sandals as she arrives at the Berlin premiere...

26 View comments With a largely male cast it was perhaps inevitable that tuxedos, rather than sweeping designer gowns, took centre stage at the Berlin premiere of Wes Anderson’s surreal new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. That fact appeared to driven...

 

Facebook grants father's wish to see dead son's video

This week, to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Facebook has generated automated "Look Back" videos of users' social media pages, showing highlights of their time on the site. Users must sign on to their Facebook page to instruct the social...

 
DIY apps and the rise of 'citizen developers'

DIY apps and the rise of 'citizen developers'

Don't have the right software to get your job done efficiently? Then why not write your own? It's a solution that is not as impractical as it may seem, and it's one that an increasing number of people with few or any programming skills are turning...

 
£250,000 bill to save Battle of Bannockburn event

£250,000 bill to save Battle of Bannockburn event

TOURISM chiefs are facing a bill of up to £250,000 to ensure scaled-back celebrations to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn can go ahead, The Scotsman can reveal. The figure is VisitScotland’s share of a rescue plan drawn up after...

 

Does bad weather make us work harder? Researcher claims storms can boost our productivity

While the polar vortex has meant many thousands struggling to work through ice and snow, researchers have discovered that the terrible weather conditions could actually make them more productive. Researchers at Harvard Business School found that in...

 

It's his time to shine! After just one goal in eight World Cup games, Messi says he'll peak just in time...

Lionel Messi has appeared in eight World Cup games for Argentina. If he scored at the same rate for his country as he does for his club, he would have found the net seven times in those eight games. Instead, his strike in the 6-0 win over Serbia and...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Blow for Moyes as captain Vidic refuses to discuss new deal and announces decision to leave United this...

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has announced his intention to leave the club at the end of this season after refusing to hold talks over a new deal. David Moyes was keen to keep his club captain at Old Trafford but Vidic, who is out of...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
UK economy to grow by 2.5% this year, says NIESR

UK economy to grow by 2.5% this year, says NIESR

The UK economy will grow by 2.5% this year and 2.1% in 2015, the National Institute of Social and Economic Research (NIESR) has forecast. The think tank said the UK's economic recovery has become "entrenched". The estimates are broadly in...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Painting in the skyline above New York's streets

Painting in the skyline above New York's streets

The ghosts of hand-painted advertisements - victims of the great rush to refresh and renew - punctuate with flavour and authenticity the continuum of consumerism in the city that never sleeps. Although they fell out of favour with the advertising...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 


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