News archive from 20 October 2017

Florence church tourist killed by falling stone fragment

Florence church tourist killed by falling stone fragment

A Spanish tourist in Italy has been killed by a falling stone fragment in one of Florence's main churches. He was 52 years old and local newspapers said he lived in Barcelona. The stone, said to have supported a column, had a diameter of 15cm (six...

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 

Cinema round-up: 20.10.2017

Dina (15) Directed by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles 4/5 THIS uniquely intimate story of an unlikely couple, both suffering from variations of Asperger’s syndrome and preparing to marry, might have resembled Hollywood romantic fiction at its most...

 

Malignant marks of superstition

MARIA DUARTE recommends a film on the grim consequences for a young Zambian girl accused of witchcraft I Am Not a Witch (12A) Directed by Rungano Nyoni 4/5 THIS satirical fairytale about a young girl found guilty of witchcraft who’s given the choice...

 

Little-hoofed screen stars return to save Ponyville

My Little Pony: The Movie (U) Directed by Jayson Thiessen 3/5 PARENTS with the slightest trace of good sense would be best advised to load their youngsters with plenty of goodies to keep them happy and then arrange to pick them up after the animated...

 

Dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity: Study suggests sufferers do not have a 'dominant eye' - which...

Dyslexic people may uniquely not have a dominant eye, a trait that may cause the mirror effect that disrupts their ability to read, according to a new study.  Researchers at the University of Rennes in France conducted a study of 60 people, half of...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Health
 

Men who have performed oral sex on 5 or more partners have a far higher risk of head and neck cancer than...

Men who have performed oral sex on five or more partners have the highest risk of HPV-related head and neck cancer, a new study shows.  While the current rate of diagnoses is low - affecting just 0.7 percent of the male population - researchers at...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Health
 

Pollution kills nine million each year - the equivalent to one in six deaths, damning report finds (so, how...

Air pollution, water contamination and exposure to man-made chemicals claimed nine millions live last year, a major study concludes. Researchers discovered at least one in six deaths across the world were caused by the three forms of deadly...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Health
 

Revolutionising Kurdish identity through art

STEVE SWEENEY writes on tomorrow’s Huseyin Celebi literary festival, held in memory of the British-Kurdish film-maker Mehmet Aksoy, who was killed by Isis TOMORROW, the 25th Huseyin Celebi literary festival — organised by the Kurdistan Students’ Union...

 

Lord, what fools these mortals be

Leicester’s owners have proven as wily as the Foxes’ namesake, argues ROGER DOMENEGHETTI Here we go again, eh? Another week another set of clueless trigger-happy owners giving a manager the bullet. Makes you wonder how these people made their money in...

 

Players’ union leader slams Clarke’s sex abuse claims

Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) chief executive Gordon Taylor has hit back at FA chairman Greg Clarke’s “diversionary” claim that the union is letting down survivors of abuse. Clarke made the allegation during an astonishing exchange with...

 
Ed Sheeran reveals he also broke his rib in his bike accident – then went straight to the pub

Ed Sheeran reveals he also broke his rib in his bike accident – then went straight to the pub

As one of the world’s most successful pop artists, it’s not surprising that Ed Sheeran needs full use of both of his arms in order to do his job properly. But, as the Suffolk singer found out recently after a nasty bicycle crash, his ability to play...

Metro, 00:05 in Showbiz
 

FA’s reputation left in tatters after Sampson scandal

Campaigners slam football bosses’ disgusting treatment of Aluko Equality groups have warned that the FA “risks losing public confidence” because of its shocking handling of the crisis surrounding ex-England women’s team manager Mark Sampson, and its...

 

It’s not too late to halt the Tories’ scheme to rip off your union

TIM DAWSON urges readers to oppose the proposal for a flat-rate levy on trade unions IT IS no surprise that this government puts the interests of bosses ahead of ordinary people. Just occasionally, however, the detail of Tory schemes to promote the...

 

Southern offers Aslef drivers new deal – but RMT warns proposals ‘are still unsafe’

TRAIN drivers on Britain’s most chaotic railway are set to vote on a new deal to end their long-running dispute over driver-only trains. Negotiators from drivers’ union Aslef will recommend that its members on Southern Rail accept a deal guaranteeing...

 

Almost half of poor workers skimping on food to pay rent

Shelter demands 1 million affordable homes be built to save families from exorbitant rents. By Felicity Collier A MILLION genuinely affordable houses are needed over the next decade because nearly half of low-income workers are having to cut back on...

 


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