News archive from 11 May 2018

The Bristol babies who are unlocking the secrets of life

Last Christmas, Dr Sue Ring received an unusual text message. One of her freezers had broken down, she was told. The news sent her scurrying – not to her home but to her workplace, the headquarters of the Children of the 90s project in Bristol. In the...

 
Entrepreneur Stuart Murphy on why he wants to help Chester FC - and how the cash might be used

Entrepreneur Stuart Murphy on why he wants to help Chester FC - and how the cash might be used

Could Chester FC 's luck finally be changing? Turmoil on and off the field has seen the club reach breaking point in recent months, culminating in the club's relegation from the National League. Good news has been in short supply indeed for Blues fans...

 
What makes a Eurovision song contest winner?

What makes a Eurovision song contest winner?

Eurovision may have a reputation for being up-tempo and sprinkled with sequins, but the secret to a winning song may actually be its gloom factor. We've unpicked the sound waves of every song entered since 2006 to try to answer this burning question:...

BBC, 00:06 in Art & Culture
 

Sudoku 4,057 hard

Click here to access the print version Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. For a helping hand call our solutions line on 0906 200 83 83. Calls cost £1.03 per minute from a BT landline. Calls...

 
John Major: customs union alternatives are 'limp promises'

John Major: customs union alternatives are 'limp promises'

Sir John Major has warned that a hard border in Ireland will be unavoidable unless Brexiters start to take on board the “collateral damage” that exiting the EU will cause in Northern Ireland. He said the only way to avoid physical inspection posts for...

 
Iraq elections: Could Iran be the real winner?

Iraq elections: Could Iran be the real winner?

The Mosul spring festival was held this week for the first time since 2003 - the year of the US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. Organisers said they revived the festival to symbolise the rebirth of Iraq's second city. Much of it...

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 
Why did Walmart buy India's Flipkart?

Why did Walmart buy India's Flipkart?

Global retail giant Walmart has paid $16bn (£11.8bn) for a majority stake in Flipkart, India's biggest online retailer, making this the world's largest ever e-commerce acquisition. Walmart, best known for its grocery stores, discount department stores...

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 
UK universities call for joined-up mental health care for students

UK universities call for joined-up mental health care for students

Mental health services are failing to adequately support students when they leave home and move to university, allowing them to fall through the gaps at a time of increased vulnerability and stressful new pressures, according to research. With suicide...

Guardian, 00:18 in Health
 
Labour backbenchers urge Jeremy Corbyn to back remaining in EEA

Labour backbenchers urge Jeremy Corbyn to back remaining in EEA

Pro-Europe Labour backbenchers are fighting to keep the pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to reconsider his opposition to membership of the European Economic Area, as new polling for the People’s Vote campaign confirms majority support for a vote on the...

Guardian, 00:19 in Politics
 
Grammar schools in England to get £50m expansion fund

Grammar schools in England to get £50m expansion fund

Grammar schools in England will be given tens of millions of pounds to expand, after the education secretary, Damian Hinds, unveiled a fund for selective schools that agree to improve applications from disadvantaged children. The £50m fund will...

Guardian, 00:19 in Learning
 
UK universities call for joined-up mental health care for students

UK universities call for joined-up mental health care for students

Mental health services are failing to adequately support students when they leave home and move to university, allowing them to fall through the gaps at a time of increased vulnerability and stressful new pressures, according to research. With suicide...

Guardian, 00:19 in Learning
 
Ministers criticised by NAO over recruitment of student loan boss

Ministers criticised by NAO over recruitment of student loan boss

Ministers appointed a head of the Student Loans Company, who was later sacked, despite concerns raised by civil servants during recruitment, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has disclosed. Politicians, including Jo Johnson, the then universities...

Guardian, 00:19 in Learning
 

EastEnders viewers sickened as Sonia Fowler 'sexually assaults' Martin

EastEnders viewers have accused Sonia Fowler of sexually assaulting ex-husband Martin by kissing him while he was asleep. In Thursday's episode of the soap the trumpet enthusiast, played by Natalie Cassidy, brushed back a lock of hair from the...

 

High pollen count could spark fatal 'thunder fever' for asthma sufferers this weekend

Asthma sufferers are being urgently warned over 'thunder fever'. The warnings come amid concerns this weekend could spark a high pollen count. Thunderstorms have been forecast across the weekend as Britain faces poor weather. And, worryingly, these...

 

Wolves 'to rival Newcastle United and Celtic' for free agent forward - reports

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest have reportedly joined the race with Newcastle and Celtic for free agent Abel Hernandez. The Uruguayan international is set to leave Hull City upon the expiry of his contract this summer and there are...

 


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