News archive from 13 March 2015

Swatch declares war on Apple with low cost smartwatch that doubles as a credit card

Swatch, the world's largest watchmaker unveiled its riposte to Apple's smartwatch. It plans to put cheap programmable chips in watches that will let wearers from China to Chicago make payments with a swipe of the wrist. Swatch Group will start...

 

Does Jupiter's moon contain LIFE? Nasa confirms Ganymede has an underground ocean beneath icy surface

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed that the Jupiter-orbiting moon Ganymede has an ocean beneath its icy surface, raising the prospects for life, Nasa has revealed.  The finding resolves a mystery about the largest moon in the...

 

Test tube chicken could soon be on the menu: Researchers say they will be able to grow cells in the lab...

Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a...

 

Islamic State leader accepts allegiance of Nigeria's Boko Haram

"Our caliph, God save him, has accepted the pledge of loyalty of our brothers of Boko Haram so we congratulate Muslims and our jihadi brothers in West Africa," Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani said in an audio message,...

 

An attack wounded three army members in Egypt's Sinai - sources

Gunmen attacked the army checkpoint at al-Mahajer area south of Arish late on Thursday evening, before fleeing the scene, the sources said. The wounded were moved to a military hospital in the city. The attacks were concentrated in North Sinai,...

 
Try to guess from this picture what day it is today!

Try to guess from this picture what day it is today!

YES, it's Red Nose Day, the massive nationwide fund-raising epic for Comic Relief. And, all over Derbyshire, children and adults will be doing their bit to join in the fun. At one Derby school, children are opting to wear their clothes inside out and...

 
Revealed: NO police officers will be disciplined after FOUR year probe into how GMP failed Rochdale grooming victims

Revealed: NO police officers will be disciplined after FOUR year probe into how GMP failed Rochdale...

No officers will be disciplined after a probe into how GMP failed victims of child sexual exploitation in Rochdale. The force probe into the affair has taken FOUR years to publish. It covered botched criminal investigations in 2008 and 2010. Seven...

 
Madonna reveals she dated 'gangsta' rapper Tupac Shakur before his tragic death

Madonna reveals she dated 'gangsta' rapper Tupac Shakur before his tragic death

MADONNA has revealed she dated murdered ‘gangsta’ rapper Tupac Shakur. The Living For Live singer let slip as she admitted she was mad during a 1994 appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. “I was in a weird mood that day,” she said. “I was...

 

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil carries a personal grooming kit to every game while Olivier Giroud says David...

After beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday to reach the FA Cup semi-finals, and with seven wins in their last eight Premier League games, Arsenal are looking good on the pitch. And three of their attacking stars have shown that they...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 

Jenson Button: I can win for McLaren, but not this weekend!

Jenson Button, newly wearing a wedding ring, can afford to smile even if some of the rituals of his long career in Formula One will not be repeated at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Three times he has won around Albert Park. There is little chance of...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 
Staffordshire town named as one of the best to live in

Staffordshire town named as one of the best to live in

ECCLESHALL has been named as one of the best towns to set up home in the Midlands. The Sunday Times newspaper is creating a list of the top 50 towns and suburbs in the UK to live as part of an annual supplement. And today organisers have revealed that...

 

Venezuela envoy sorry for joke about bullets striking opponents

"I added a bit of black humour at the end that might have been a mistake," the veteran diplomat and former foreign minister, Roy Chaderton, said of his controversial remarks earlier in the week. "If I upset well-intentioned people, I...

 
Williams boss warns on F1 financing

Williams boss warns on F1 financing

Formula 1 teams need to think more broadly when it comes to financing, the head of the Williams racing team has warned. Teams that rely just on their F1 income are more exposed to the "vagaries of motor racing", said Williams Group chief...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 

Arts News

John Mayall, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood only worked together as John Mayall's Bluesbreakers for three months in 1967 before Green, McVie and Fleetwood went off to form Fleetwood Mac, scoring hits with Albatross and Man of the World...

 
Digging the music of the past

Digging the music of the past

Graeme Thomson Squint just a little and Scotland can almost claim The Unthanks as our own. Although the group's beating heart, Rachel Unthank and her younger sister Becky, hail from just over the border in Northumberland, Rachel studied History and...

 


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