News archive from 28 January 2016

New school campus in Kilmarnock to be named after legendary Scots author William McIlvanney

New school campus in Kilmarnock to be named after legendary Scots author William McIlvanney

LEGENDARY Scots author William McIlvanney is to have new education campus containing his old school named after him. Councillors in Kilmarnock decided to honour the locally-born writer who died last month . The £45million campus will see his old...

 

Roberto Martínez powerless as errors plague Everton again

Roberto Martínez disappeared straight down the tunnel when Martin Atkinson called time on the tantalising prospect of a first Merseyside cup final since 1989, taking a burning sense of injustice with him. The Everton manager arrived at the Etihad...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
Zika virus: Everything you need to know

Zika virus: Everything you need to know

The Zika virus is likely to spread throughout the Americas, according to the World Health Organization, but what is the virus, how much of a danger does it pose and what are the authorities doing about it? The alarming infection may be linked to...

 

Could you have outrun a T. rex? Researchers reveal dinosaur's walk was slower than a human run - but say...

A rare set of fossilized footprints has revealed that a human being could outrun a T. rex – as long as it's a young T. rex taking a stroll through muddy ground. Research on the rare Wyoming discovery has determined that the tyrannosaur was traveling...

 

César film award nominations announced

Some of France’s most renowned actors including Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu have been nominated for César awards, the country’s version of the Oscars, while Hollywood star Michael Douglas will pick up a lifetime...

 

Now that's some STELLAR parenting: Globular clusters are seen 'adopting' stray gas to form sets of 'baby...

Globular clusters consisting of millions of closely-packed stars make 'baby' stars by 'adopting' spare gas and dust as they travel the cosmos. This is the surprising explanation for recent observations showing old clusters contain surprisingly young...

 

'Viewers can now feel like they're part of the action': Porn firm claims virtual reality will revolutionise...

Just ask Anna Lee: Woody Allen's Orgasmatron, his then-futuristic vision of self-initiated sex from the 1973 movie 'Sleeper,' has finally become a reality. Virtual reality, that is. Lee, president of Holofilm Productions of Vancouver, Canada, stood on...

 

Tottenham boss set to snub Man Utd and Chelsea offers in favour of La Liga move

The Argentine boss has attracted interest from both Premier League clubs following his impressive work at Tottenham in recent seasons. Reports emerged earlier this week that Chelsea have sounded out Pochettino as a candidate to take over from interim...

 

Chris Gayle controversy overlooked as West Indies star signs for Somerset

Gayle got himself into hot water last month attempting to chat-up a female television news reporter during a pitch-side interview at the Big Bash when playing for Melbourne Renegades. The batsman's behaviour provoked a firestorm of condemnation amid...

 
Chelsea set to refuse Gary Cahill's request to leave Stamford Bridge

Chelsea set to refuse Gary Cahill's request to leave Stamford Bridge

It is understood the England defender has yet to hand in a written transfer request but sources close to the player insist he wants out. Cahill, 30, fears he may miss out on Euro 2016 if his lack of playing time under Guus Hiddink continues, and has...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
UK to give sanctuary to unaccompanied refugee children

UK to give sanctuary to unaccompanied refugee children

The UK is to give sanctuary to unaccompanied child refugees from Syria and other conflict zones but will not take in anyone who has fled to Europe. The Home Office says it will work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to identify...

BBC, 00:04 in Regional
 

NHS failing to provide every diabetic with vital checks, audit finds

Fewer and fewer diabetics are receiving vital regular health checks designed to reduce the risk of them ending up seriously ill or dying, an NHS audit into its own performance has concluded. The NHS’s failure to ensure every diabetic has all the eight...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Analysis shows government made £26.4bn through privatisation

The government has been accused of shortchanging the taxpayer by “selling the family silver at a record pace” after new analysis showed a record £26.4bn raised last year through privatisation. A final 30% state holding in Royal Mail, 11bn shares in...

Guardian, 00:06 in Politics
 

Local leaders urge fairer distribution of asylum seekers

Asylum seekers must be more fairly dispersed around the country, MPs and council leaders from the areas with the highest concentrations have told the Home Office. Politicians from some of the 10 councils in the country with the largest ratios of...

 

Epic five-hour silent film Napoleon to be released on DVD

Napoleon, Abel Gance’s five-and-a-half-hour epic from the silent-movie era, has been digitally restored and is to be released on DVD and in cinemas. The BFI has announced details of a new chapter in the remarkable history of the 1927 French film,...

 


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