News archive from 3 June 2015, page 11

Viewpoint: How life in a caravan set us free

Viewpoint: How life in a caravan set us free

Tim Meek and his family decided they had had enough of their "ordinary" life, so they sold their house and went to live in a caravan. My family and I wake up in a touring caravan. After packing away the temporary bed - and converting the...

BBC, 02:21 in Regional
 
Could Rand Paul inspire the UK government?

Could Rand Paul inspire the UK government?

Senator Rand Paul has caught the world's attention and infuriated his own party by taking on one of the most powerful forces imaginable - the US security apparatus. Behind the drama there are deep currents, a tale of sex, drugs, violence and...

BBC, 02:21 in Regional
 
Memories of Charles Kennedy from the BBC's John Pienaar

Memories of Charles Kennedy from the BBC's John Pienaar

We've discussed the risks Charles Kennedy took with his health quite often - a tale of a large political figure who marked himself out by his rare and authentic depiction of a normal human being. Like very many others in my trade, I liked him a lot....

BBC, 02:21 in Regional
 

Let's pause before drinking the 'coding in schools' Kool-Aid

Teaching coding to school students has won some pretty heavyweight supporters over the past couple of weeks. Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott now all think students from primary school upwards should be taught to code – getting little...

Guardian, 02:21 in Learning
 
Alton Towers closed after Smiler rollercoaster crash

Alton Towers closed after Smiler rollercoaster crash

Alton Towers has been closed while an investigation continues into a "dreadful" rollercoaster accident that left four people with serious injuries. Two carriages crashed on the Smiler ride at the Staffordshire theme park on Tuesday, leaving...

BBC, 02:27 in Regional
 

Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with legal action

The Israeli accusations came after a United Nations committee that oversees non-governmental organizations voted to approve U.N accreditation for the PRC, which Israel's mission said was not only linked to Hamas but promoted "anti-Israel...

 

Fully dressed and preserved 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

A lead coffin housing the remarkably well-preserved body of a 17th century noblewoman – still wearing her shoes and cap – has been unearthed in the north-western French city of Rennes. The 1.45 metre (five feet) corpse was discovered in a stone tomb...

 
Australia's economy grows faster than expected

Australia's economy grows faster than expected

Australia's economy grew at a better-than-expected 0.9% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the previous quarter. Forecasts were for quarterly growth of between 0.5% and 0.7%. On an annual basis the economy expanded 2.3%, beating expectations...

BBC, 02:56 in World News
 

So THAT'S why your cat is such a picky eater: Receptors on their tongues respond in a unique way to bitter...

Compared to their ravenous canine counterparts, cats are much more fussy about what they eat - and can seemingly change their mind overnight. But researchers have discovered that this may be due to the way bitter taste receptors on their tongues...

 

Refuelling in the sky: Nasa shows off stunning pilot’s eye video of the F-15D Eagle fighter jet taking on...

A mid-air refuelling manoeuvre is impressive enough to watch from outside the cockpit. Now a new Nasa video shows just what it's like to experience the feat from inside an F-15D Eagle fighter jet. The footage, taken by Nasa's Flight Research Center in...

 

Alex Song reunited with his Barcelona team-mates after loan spell at West Ham finishes

Following the end of his loan spell at West Ham United, midfielder Alex Song has wasted no time in being reunited with his Barcelona team-mates as they pose for a photo. The La Liga winners face Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday, with...

Daily Mail, 03:06 in Sport
 

Tim Howard heads to the tattoo parlour again but this time the Everton goalkeeper shows he has a safe pair...

Tim Howard would be the first to admit he did not enjoy his most consistent season since joining Everton in 2006, but the American goalkeeper has clearly used his sabbatical from the USA national team to hone his skills as a tattooist. Howard excelled...

Daily Mail, 03:06 in Sport
 

Stoke still in talks with Yevhen Konoplyanka despite his £100,000 a week wage demands

Stoke are continuing to negotiate for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka despite his wage demands of £100,000 a week.  The 25-year-old is out of contract at Dnipro and was poised to join Tottenham until the London club scrapped the deal.  The Dnipro...

Daily Mail, 03:06 in Sport
 

Lazio step up interest in Liverpool striker Fabio Borini after third-place Serie A finish 

Lazio are ready to step up interest in Liverpool striker Fabio Borini after their third-place Serie A finish ensured qualification to the Champions League. Liverpool are keen to sell after the striker refused to join QPR and Sunderland last summer,...

Daily Mail, 03:06 in Sport
 

Manchester City monitor Real Madrid star Isco as midfielder's future remains unclear

Manchester City are monitoring developments with 23-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Isco. The Spain talent, who grew up on the Costa del Sol, could be pushed out by Rafa Benitez when he restructures his squad. Isco has played 53 times for Madrid this...

Daily Mail, 03:06 in Sport
 


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