News archive from 14 August 2015

Everton given Barnsley trip in Capital One Cup second round draw

Everton’s latest quest to win the League Cup for the first time in their history will begin at Barnsley after the draw for the second round of the Capital One Cup sent Roberto Martínez’s side to Oakwell. The Merseyside club, who have twice been...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport

Your genes WON'T make you wealthy: Becoming rich is more about nurture than nature, study finds

If your parents are rich, then you’re more likely to be wealthy too. Scientists have long debated whether this was down to genetics or the culture in which children are raised. Now, a new study claims to have finally settled the debate; nurture, it...


This looks good enough to eat! Miners unearth incredible 'meat stones' that date back 100 million years

Stunned iron ore miners in northwest China were flabbergasted this week when they accidentally dug up spectacular Jurassic stones that resemble pork loins. The workers, from the Zhongwei Beishan iron ore mine, were mining for iron ore when they...


Government boosted in drive to cure dementia after 60% rise in volunteers

The government’s ambition to find a cure for dementia by 2025 has been boosted by a big rise in people volunteering to take part in groundbreaking research studies. During the last year, almost 22,000 people have taken part in research studies to...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
Dementia research boosted by surge in volunteers

Dementia research boosted by surge in volunteers

There has been a surge in the number of people volunteering to help with medical research into dementia. The National Institute for Health Research, the research arm of the NHS, reported a 60% jump in people signing up in the past year. Almost 22,000...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
Low-fat diet ‘beats cutting carbs’

Low-fat diet ‘beats cutting carbs’

CUTTING fat from your diet causes more effective weight loss than restricting carbohydrates, new research has claimed. Scientists fed 19 obese adults controlled diets over two separate fortnights, where the slimmers cut carbs by 30 per cent during the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
Juliette Binoche happy outside ‘Hollywood system’

Juliette Binoche happy outside ‘Hollywood system’

FRENCH actress Juliette Binoche has spoken of her pride at being able to resist becoming part of the "Hollywood system". Speaking at the Edinburgh International Festival, she admitted she felt guilty after winning an Oscar for her role in...


Work by late Steven Campbell donated to Glasgow School of Art

The award-winning film director Bill Forsyth and his partner, Moira Wylie, have donated an artwork by the late Steven Campbell to the Glasgow School of Art. Facebook Twitter Pinterest


Apple's senior executives are 70% white men, diversity filing reveals

More than 70% of Apple’s most senior executives are white men, the company’s first official diversity filings shows. The technology company, which has repeatedly refused to release its US government-mandated diversity report, on Thursday finally...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business

Aston Villa v Manchester United Premier League: Team news, injury news, team line ups and TV times

This week’s Friday night Premier League match – yes, folks. That’s Friday night – pitches two opening weekend winners together. Aston Villa broke Bournemouth hearts with a late winner from new striker and instant crowd favourite Rudy Gestade...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport

Clinton N'jie appears to confirm Tottenham transfer on Instagram

Clinton N’jie appears to have completed his transfer to Tottenham after updating his Instagram bio to reveal he is now a Spurs player. The young Cameroon winger enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with Lyon last season, and has been on the cusp of a...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport

Castleford’s Liam Finn atones for howler to sink Warrington with late drop goal

The Castleford coach Daryl Powell praised Liam Finn after the stand-off bounced back from gifting Warrington a route back into the match to settle a Super 8s thriller at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. The Tigers were leading 16-6 on the back of two Justin...

Guardian, 00:12 in Sport

Streetwise Afro-Brazilian dancers storm across the racial divide

There comes a moment when Jardel Santos Silva is spinning so fast on stage that everything else falls away: the memories of his impoverished childhood, the sea of clapping viewers, even the stage floor itself. Instead, Silva is back in the town...


Food production shocks 'will happen more often because of extreme weather'

Major “shocks” to global food production will be three times more likely within 25 years because of an increase in extreme weather brought about by global warming, warns a new report. The likelihood of such a shock, where production of the world’s...

Sir Edward Heath was completely asexual, says adviser

Sir Edward Heath was completely asexual, says adviser

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath was "completely asexual", one of his closest advisers has said. Lord Armstrong of Ilminster told the BBC he "never felt a whiff of sexuality about Ted Heath, whether it was in relation to women,...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional

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