News archive from 10 August 2018

Smartphone blue light affects your vision by wearing down retina

We all know that the blue light that emits from our smartphones isn't good for our eyes, but a new study has discovered just how much damage it can cause. Researchers say that this light is absorbed by vital molecules in our retina and triggers the...

 
Friends is the UK's most popular streaming show - why do we still love it?

Friends is the UK's most popular streaming show - why do we still love it?

It's been 14 years since Friends ended, but we love Ross, Rachel, Monica, Joey, Chandler and Phoebe as much as always. The US sitcom has topped a list of the UK's most-watched streaming shows, beating more recent releases. Netflix UK added Friends in...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study

Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study

Salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut down may only be worthwhile in countries with very high sodium consumption, such as China. The World...

 

Wife describes how she watched dying husband have 'heart attack after heart attack'

A grieving wife has relived a high-speed ambulance ride from Grimsby to Hull with her husband suffering 'heart attack after heart attack' in the back Paramedics were desperately battling to save bus driver Andrew Taylor's life during the 30-mile trip...

 
CBI urges government to drop 'blunt target' on immigration numbers

CBI urges government to drop 'blunt target' on immigration numbers

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Theresa May to drop her “blunt target” on immigration numbers and introduce new freedom of movement rules for EU citizens post-Brexit to ensure firms, large and small, can stay in business when the UK...

 
Immigration: Scrap targets after Brexit, CBI urges

Immigration: Scrap targets after Brexit, CBI urges

The net migration targets should be scrapped after Brexit, business body the CBI has said. Targets should be replaced with a system that ensures people coming to the UK make a positive contribution to the economy, the CBI said. Schools and hospitals...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
House of Fraser suppliers face anxious wait

House of Fraser suppliers face anxious wait

Suppliers to House of Fraser are among those anxiously awaiting the fate of the struggling department store chain. House of Fraser (HoF) has said it needs to find fresh funding by 20 August, when payments to concessions in the stores need to be paid....

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

Sudoku 4,135 hard

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Buy the next issue of the Guardian or subscribe to our Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and...

 
'There are boats floating above my head in Times Square'

'There are boats floating above my head in Times Square'

Augmented reality (AR) - adding a digital overlay to a real-world image - is giving artists and galleries opportunities to create more interactive artworks and exhibitions, providing more exciting experiences and reaching new audiences. But until AR...

BBC, 00:26 in Business
 
China hints at three-child policy with 'happy family' stamps

China hints at three-child policy with 'happy family' stamps

Speculation is mounting in China that the country is set to further relax its two-child policy and allow people to have more children. Postage stamps unveiled earlier this week to mark the incoming Year of the Pig in February 2019 have led many social...

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Legacy of Omagh. Turning point in the Troubles

TWENTY years after the Omagh bombing, the town’s pain is still palpable as it grieves for the 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, who were indiscriminately killed when a Real IRA car bomb exploded in the town centre. The biggest single...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: The physics poser. Why is subject still shunned?

EVEN though the link between education, engineering and the economy is well understood ahead of this year’s exam season – A-Level results will be published next Thursday – the Government deserves no better than a grade E for its efforts. Not only are...

 
Living with Australia's drought: 'It's cheaper to shoot the cows'

Living with Australia's drought: 'It's cheaper to shoot the cows'

Farmers across eastern Australia are enduring what some have called the worst drought in living memory. On Wednesday, the entire state of New South Wales (NSW) was declared to be drought-affected. It is the same situation in more than half of...

BBC, 00:33 in World News
 
Manchester United veto José Mourinho’s transfer wishlist

Manchester United veto José Mourinho’s transfer wishlist

Manchester United did not follow through with some of José Mourinho’s transfer targets because of misgivings about the players he had identified and a decision, from the top of the club, that he should not be allowed to get his way if it meant...

Guardian, 00:42 in Sport
 
Burnley survive late fright in goalless draw at Basaksehir in Europa League

Burnley survive late fright in goalless draw at Basaksehir in Europa League

Burnley survived a late penalty appeal in Istanbul as they drew 0-0 with Basaksehir in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Joe Hart was booked but impressed on his debut after signing from Manchester City while Basaksehir were unlucky not...

Guardian, 00:42 in Sport
 


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