News archive from 28 February 2015

Section of Scotland's busiest motorway closed after major accident in West Lothian

POLICE were forced to close part of Scotland’s busiest motorway after a major accident. Emergency services were called to a serious accident involving a lorry and three cars on the M8 in West Lothian tonight at around 8.30pm. The westbound carriage...

 

Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

Islamic State has been forced into retreat across parts of the strategic region, a land bridge between territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, even as its fighters have mounted new raids this week on Assyrian Christian villages, abducting more than...

 
 

The worst kept secret in technology? Samsung ad for new Galaxy handset leaks, confirming the Edge design...

It has become one of the worst kept secrets in technology - with everything from models to the real thing being spotted and posted online. Now it appears one of Samsung's own ads has been leaked, revealing the two handsets the firm hope can topple the...

 

'Big brain' DNA found in humans: Single gene that made us more intelligent than chimps is identified for...

While we share 99 per cent of our genes with chimpanzees, our brains are still three times as big. Scientists believe that during evolution our genome must have changed in order to trigger such a massive brain growth. Now, for the first time,...

 

Meet Skeletorus and Sparklemuffin: Two new species of spider given odd nicknames due to strange colours on...

Two new species of spider, nicknamed Skeletorus and Sparklemuffin, have been discovered by researchers. Discovered in Queenstown, Australia, the creatures are new species of peacock spider. The spiders are given the moniker ‘peacock’ for their bright...

 

Earthquake shakes Guatemala City - Reuters witness

(Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Writing by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Simon Gardner, Bernard Orr)

 

Google submits plans to expand Silicon Valley headquarters

The new headquarters would give the Internet company the room for an additional 10,000 employees, compared to the 20,000 Google staffers that currently work in the city, a Google spokeswoman said. Google's blueprint for new headquarters in the city's...

Reuters, 00:35 in Business
 

The best things in life are free – but money can make you happy

Psychologists said holidays or trips to the theatre gave people the most pleasure. But do not take too may jaunts. You will become jaded and not appreciate the time away. They also found that buying the latest gadget or designer label did not provide...

 

John Torode is a softy when it comes to girlfriend Lisa Faulkner's muffins

Lisa, who turned to cooking after winning Celebrity MasterChef in 2010, has compiled a recipe book called Tea & Cake and told Day & Night that John was less harsh about her muffins. “Whenever I say anything about it to John he just replies,...

 

'She'll give me the once over' Madonna admits getting fashion advice from daughter Lourdes

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, the Material Girl confessed that her 18-year-old daughter Lourdes - from her relationship with Carlos Leon - regularly critiques her attire before heading out. The 56-year-old said: "If Lourdes is around she...

 

Tommy Seymour braced for a thriller at Murrayfield as Scotland gear up for Azzurri

There will be no place for the fainthearted at BT Murrayfield on Saturday and Tommy Seymour has warned Scotland fans to brace themselves for another thriller as Italy come calling. And the Glasgow Warriors winger believes the support from the stands,...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport
 

Rory McIlroy poised to miss cut at Honda Classic as World No 1 struggles to a second round of 74

World number one Rory McIlroy was heading for an early exit from the Honda Classic on Friday after struggling to a second round of 74 at PGA National. In a round interrupted twice by bad weather, McIlroy carded five bogeys and just one birdie to...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport
 

Heurelho Gomes names Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo in his Fantasy Football XI

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has picked his #one2eleven of stars he has played alongside throughout his career, onThe Fantasy Football Club. It is no surprise that Gomes' team is dominated by Brazilians, as the eccentric keeper played...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport
 

Tottenham's Capital One Cup keeper Michel Vorm could be dropped by Mauricio Pochettino for the final...

Mauricio Pochettino will leave no room for sentiment when solving his goalkeeping dilemma for Tottenham's Capital One Cup final against Chelsea. Michael Vorm has started all of Tottenham's games on their charge to Wembley, but Pochettino must balance...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Sport
 


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