News archive from 3 March 2018

I didn't expect to become a mum - but having children is fab, says comedy star Jo Brand

I didn't expect to become a mum - but having children is fab, says comedy star Jo Brand

EVEN being mistaken for her children's granny can't wipe the smile off Jo Brand's face. On stage she might have a reputation as a grumpy so-and-so but it's just an act. Thanks to daughters Maisie, 10, and Eliza, eight, Jo could not be happier. Now 54...

 

'Cyborg legs' you can control with your MIND could help people learn to walk again after spinal injuries

There could soon be real-life cyborgs walking among us. A Japanese robotics firm recently received approval from the FDA to bring its futuristic HAL Robot Suit to the U.S.  Cyberdyne has been developing the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) for nearly a...

 

Scientists create 'quantum ball lightning' in the lab in breakthrough that could pave the way for stable...

Scientists have finally created an elusive particle known as the Shankar skyrmion, more than 40 years after it was first theorized. And, in the process, they may have modeled the rare phenomenon of ‘ball lightning’ on a quantum scale. Not only could...

 

Women don't regret a one night stand as long as they made the first move and the person they are sleeping...

In the dating game, the sexes can see things very differently. Women are more likely to regret sleeping with someone too soon, while men regret not doing so. But women can be as content as men when it comes to no-strings sex, a study suggests – as...

 
Revealed: A third of UK Travellers can’t get travel insurance and THIS is why

Revealed: A third of UK Travellers can’t get travel insurance and THIS is why

Travel insurance is essential for anyone wishing to leave the UK and allows for peace of mind during the duration of your trip. If the worst does happen, knowing you're covered will prevent any nasty and unaffordable bills. But what do you do if you...

 
Talking Horses: Headway the best bet on Lingfield’s Saturday TV card

Talking Horses: Headway the best bet on Lingfield’s Saturday TV card

“He’s really well. I just hope it’s on,” was the word from William Haggas as he contemplated the chance of his Headway (3.30) in Lingfield’s Spring Cup on Satuday. In glorious sunshine at long-ago Royal Ascot, Headway was beaten just a head in the...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 

Stranded South Western train passengers forced to sleep in luggage racks

Train passengers were forced to sleep in the aisles and on luggage racks after being stranded for more than 12 hours overnight as a result of the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap. At least 100 passengers who boarded the 17.35 service from...

The Week, 00:19 in Auto
 

The Yorkshire Post says: A matter of honour. Misnomer needs challenging

THERE can rarely have been a more inaccurate misnomer than the term “honour crime” being used to describe offences where people accused of bringing shame on their families or communities are attacked or even murdered. Despicable crimes such as the...

 

Snow alerts for Northumberland – live updates on traffic and travel (Day Five)

The tail of the Beast from the East is still wagging, with plenty of snow on roads and rail line set to disrupt your travel plans. It’s Saturday, March 3, day five of the icy blast from Siberia. Keep up-to-date with the latest weather alerts and news...

 

Snow alerts for Northumberland – live updates on traffic and travel (Day Five)

The tail of the Beast from the East is still wagging, with plenty of snow on roads and rail line set to disrupt your travel plans. It’s Saturday, March 3, day five of the icy blast from Siberia. Keep up-to-date with the latest weather alerts and news...

 

Mountain Rescue crews respond to more than 40 incidents in 60 hours

Mountain Rescue crews have responded to nearly a year's worth of incidents in just three days, as the Beast from the East batters the region. For a 60-hour-plus period, from noon on Wednesday and still ongoing, the volunteer members of the...

 

Neymar pictured with mum and Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar as they arrive at Belo Horizonte hospital...

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was pictured alongside his mum and doctor Rodrigo Lasmar as the pair arrived in Belo Horizonte ahead of the player's foot operation. The Brazilian superstar is to go under the knife to fix a broken bone in his right...

Daily Mail, 00:26 in Sport
 

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte takes swipe at club's board by suggesting they do not match his ambition

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has appeared to take another swipe at the club's board by hinting their ambition does not match his own. Chelsea's title defence has been overshadowed by tensions between Conte and the Blues' top brass; their differences...

Daily Mail, 00:26 in Sport
 

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah should be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, not Lionel Messi, says Jamie Carragher

Mohamed Salah is more like Cristiano Ronaldo than he is Lionel Messi, according to Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher.  Salah has been phenomenal in his first Premier League campaign, bagging 31 goals in all competitions for Liverpool after arriving from...

Daily Mail, 00:26 in Sport
 
Swiss voters ponder axing TV licence

Swiss voters ponder axing TV licence

Voters in Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to abolish the mandatory licence fee for public broadcasting. At the moment each household pays 451 Swiss francs a year ($480; £348) to receive television and radio. Additional...

BBC, 00:29 in World News
 


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