News archive from 12 April 2017

£50m boost for childcare is welcomed – but concerns raised over ‘capacity issue’

A £50m boost for early learning that will see more than 9,000 childcare places created has been welcomed by providers in the region. The money from the Department of Education will fund capital grants in order to help nurseries, pre-schools and...

 
Georgia May Foote says she’s ‘done with reality TV’ and is ready for acting again

Georgia May Foote says she’s ‘done with reality TV’ and is ready for acting again

Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote has revealed that she wants to hang up her reality TV boots and get stuck back into some acting. The actress who did extremely well when she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015, coming in...

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How to tell if someone is REALLY listening to you: Researchers discover pupil dilation patterns synch up...

A new study has found that patterns of pupil dilation can reveal when two minds 'connect.' Using eye-tracking technology, researchers have found collective pupillary synchrony between speakers and listeners were greatest during emotional peaks of a...

 

Love lost at sea: Locket found among Titanic wreckage belonged to survivor whose husband died on the...

The charm may look like a vintage piece of jewelry, but the gold locket engraved with the initials 'VC' tells a tale of love and loss aboard the Titanic. The pendant, along with gambling chips and cuff links, was among items found in a small travel...

 

ATL: Boys ‘should get sexual health jab too’

TEENAGE BOYS should be encouraged to get the HPV jab to protect them against sexually transmitted infections, teachers said yesterday. HPV is a group of viruses that cause a number of conditions, such as warts, and some types are linked to cancers,...

 

'Don't be too proud to copy': Report claims Facebook imitates Snapchat to stay ahead of competition

Over the past few months, you may have noticed a trend across social media – shortly after Snapchat introduces a feature, Facebook seems to follow suit. According to a new report from The Information, the ‘copycat’ behaviour comes as a part Facebook’s...

 

ATL: Teachers ‘don’t know enough’ to report FGM

A THIRD of teachers worry about reporting female genital mutilation or faith-based child abuse because they lack confidence in their own judgement, a new survey revealed yesterday. The study, conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers,...

 

Scientists make cells RESISTANT to HIV in major breakthrough against the disease

Researchers have found a way to make cells resistant to HIV, a new report reveals. In a major breakthrough, scientists have tethered HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. These resistant cells can...

 

MPs call for reassurances on R&D after Brexit

BREXIT must not compromise Britain’s leading role in scientific research, MPs said yesterday. The science and technology committee warned that a loss of EU funding could hit research and development and called on the government to make up any...

 

Do you have a tattoo? You may be at-risk of HEAT STROKE as inked skin produces significantly less sweat...

As many as one in every five adults in the UK has at least one tattoo, with many using the permanent inking to capture a special memory or person.  Yet, what they probably do not realise is having a tattoo alters the way you sweat.  New research shows...

 

Philippines: Shoot-out between security forces and militants kills nine

AT LEAST nine people were killed yesterday in a firefight between security forces and suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines’ Bohol island province, far from the jihadists’ southern jungle bases. Military officials said at least five...

 

Myanmar: Government criticises UN inquiry into rights abuses

MYANMAR security adviser Thaung Tun warned yesterday that the UN human rights council’s decision to have an international mission probe human rights abuses is unwanted and unconstructive. He said that investigating the security forces’ role in Rakhine...

 
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare update 1.13 launched for PS4 and Xbox One

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare update 1.13 launched for PS4 and Xbox One

The new Call of Duty Infinite Warfare update 1.13 was released by the dev team earlier today and includes a long list of bug fixes. Fans on PS4 and Xbox One may also want to note that Infinity Ward have added Double XP Tokens to the game, which can be...

 

Cyprus: Reunification talks resume in Nicosia

UNITED NATIONS-mediated talks aimed at reunifying Cyprus restarted in Nicosia yesterday with rival leaders hoping to restore lost momentum after a two-month halt. “I hope this new round of negotiations can finally bring us to the point where we could...

 

Johnson up a blind alley

BORIS JOHNSON loves to tell the story of how he rescued a young woman threatened by a mugger, by riding his bicycle full pelt into a blind alley and bellowing: “Be off, you blackguard!” The story, almost certainly only true in Johnson’s imagination,...

 


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