News archive from 12 August 2018

MATT ROBERTS: How ham string stretches will help a 60-year-old man touch his toes

I exercise regularly and would like to take up yoga but I can’t touch my toes as my hamstrings are too tight. Is this normal for a 60-year-old man and how can I improve it? Poor mobility and tight muscles are at the root of most back, hip and knee...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Dani Garavelli: Free speech ‘martyrs’ don’t need publicity

The scandal is not that social media heavyweights are silencing Alex Jones, but that they ever gave him a platform, writes Dani Garavelli Even as enemies of the alt-right were toasting the collapse of much of the social media infrastructure on which...

 

Architect hits back in row over Russian tower

A Scottish architect has accused a Russian firm threatening him with legal action over the design of an iconic tower in St Petersburg as fostering “the architectural equivalent of fake news”. Designers from Moscow practice Gorproject attacked Tony...

 
VS Naipaul, Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85

VS Naipaul, Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85

The writer VS Naipaul, who explored questions of place and identity for more than half a century, has died aged 85. Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully in London. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded...

 
Romania: second night of protests after 450 injured in clashes

Romania: second night of protests after 450 injured in clashes

Tens of thousands gathered on Saturday in the Romanian capital Bucharest for a second straight day of demonstrations after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest. Police came in for criticism after they...

 

Leeds United look four-midable in big win at Derby

Leeds United produced a four star display at Derby County to follow-up their opening day victory against Stoke City with a second win in the Sky Bet Championship. Marcelo Bielsa’s brilliant start as United head coach continued in great style as the...

 

Birmingham memories of the day war was declared in 1939

The morning of September 3, 1939, is etched in the memory of many Birmingham people as the day they heard Neville Chamberlain announce that Britain was going to war. Here they share their memories with Sophie Cross. Albert Baker was nine years old and...

 
Cornwall hit by 'tourist overcrowding' amid UK heatwave

Cornwall hit by 'tourist overcrowding' amid UK heatwave

Cornwall is "struggling to cope" with "unprecedented mass tourism" this summer, it is being claimed. Visit Cornwall, the county's tourist board, said it had actively stopped promoting two beaches because of problems caused by...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Anger over plans for death by dangerous cycling laws

Anger over plans for death by dangerous cycling laws

Plans to introduce new death by dangerous cycling laws have been described as ‘tinkering around the edges’ of road safety. Campaigners say the Government should ‘grasp the opportunity to do the job properly’ if it is serious about improving road...

Metro, 00:20 in Hot News
 
£100m drive to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

£100m drive to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

A £100m government drive will aim to end rough sleeping in England by 2027. The new strategy, being launched by James Brokenshire, the communities secretary, on Monday, will offer help with mental health and addictions, as well as targeted support to...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 
Third union boss calls on Labour to adopt full antisemitism definition

Third union boss calls on Labour to adopt full antisemitism definition

The leader of a third major trade union has called on Labour to adopt in full the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. The call from Paddy Lillis, the general secretary of shopworkers’ union Usdaw, comes after...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 
Northern cancels Sunday rail services again

Northern cancels Sunday rail services again

Northern has cancelled about 80 rail services on Sunday for a second time, which been branded "outrageous". Services across north-west England have been affected as engineering projects caused "difficulties" with train crew...

BBC, 00:32 in Regional
 

'Death by dangerous cycling' law considered

Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face charges of "death by dangerous cycling" or "death by careless cycling", under government proposals. The Department for Transport has launched a 12-week consultation looking at whether new...

BBC, 00:35 in Regional
 
Homebase to review sale of Monsanto weedkiller after US cancer verdict

Homebase to review sale of Monsanto weedkiller after US cancer verdict

One of the UK’s largest DIY retailers is reviewing the sale of Roundup weedkiller products amid mounting concerns about their use, after a US jury found that the herbicide had caused a terminally ill man’s cancer. The manufacturer of the weedkiller,...

Guardian, 00:38 in Business
 

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