News archive from 19 August 2015

Investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server may net more than just emails

A forensic examination of Hillary Clinton’s private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to...

Manchester United make stunning £60m bid for Bayern Munich superstar Thomas Muller

Manchester United make stunning £60m bid for Bayern Munich superstar Thomas Muller

That's according to stunning reports in German publication Sport BILD, who claim that United have already tabled the mammoth offer to lure Muller away from Bayern Munich. United need to address their threadbare front-line this summer and have...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
Michelle Mone steps down from board of Ultimo

Michelle Mone steps down from board of Ultimo

MICHELLE Mone has resigned from the board of the underwear firm she founded and which shot her to national prominence, it emerged yesterday. The bra, lingerie and swimwear firm Ultimo revealed Ms Mone had left its board and the board of parent group...


Sam Burgess puts pressure on Luther Burrell to put in a big performance in Paris with World Cup centre...

Sam Burgess on Tuesday night appeared all but certain of a place in the World Cup only 10 months after making the switch from rugby league. The Bath centre has been left out of the second warm-up game against France on Saturday but all the indications...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport

Public health agency backs e-cigarettes as safer than smoking

Vaping is safer than smoking and could lead to demise of the traditional cigarette, Public Health England (PHE) has said in the first official recognition that e-cigarettes are less damaging to health than smoking tobacco. The health body concluded...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health

Manchester United "table fresh £59.8million transfer bid for Thomas Muller'

Manchester United have reportedly made a £59.8million bid for long-term transfer target Thomas Muller. Louis van Gaal has been aggressively pursuing Muller throughout the summer window, with the two known to enjoy a close relationship from their time...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
Scots GM crops backing ‘like a religious crusade’

Scots GM crops backing ‘like a religious crusade’

THE Scottish Government's decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified crops north of the Border has split the science community. Last night the Scottish Government was under increasing pressure to rethink the ban after a group of nearly 30...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
Jeremy Corbyn hits out at Labour leadership rivals

Jeremy Corbyn hits out at Labour leadership rivals

LABOUR leadership front-runner Jeremy Corbyn has warned senior party figures they are underestimating the "huge levels of public support" for his campaign as the contest becomes increasingly acrimonious. The radical left-winger dismissed...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
Battle of Britain marked with fighters in the sky

Battle of Britain marked with fighters in the sky

THE skies above southern England echoed to the sound of massed Spitfire and Hurricane fighters yesterday, 75 years after they defended the country in the Battle of Britain. Twenty-four Second World War fighters took off from Biggin Hill in south-east...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News

David Walliams to help launch plans to boost child literacy in UK

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, has teamed up with the comedian and author David Walliams to announce plans to make Britain’s young people “the most literate in Europe”. The plans include creating at least 200 new book clubs in primary schools...


London to host new portraits by Annie Leibovitz

A pop-up exhibition of new portraits of women by the renowned American photographer Annie Leibovitz will open in London in January, and travel around the world throughout 2016 to places including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Istanbul and New...


Spiders skydive to safety

Earlier in the summer, we learned that spiders can ‘sail’ on water, lifting their legs, or abdomen to catch the wind and throwing out lines of silk like anchors. Now it transpires that several species of canopy-dwelling spiders in Central and South...


Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity. That’s according to new research which links high childhood IQ to an increased risk of experiencing manic bipolar traits in later...


Supermarket own-brand gins beat expensive rivals in Which? taste test

Budget price supermarket gins – some a snip at less than a tenner a bottle – have trounced their more expensive and established rivals in a consumer taste test. The supermarkets’ own-label crisp dry white wines were also rated more highly on taste...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business

English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying

Children in England are unhappier at school than their peers in almost every other country included in a new international survey, with widespread bullying causing huge damage to their wellbeing. An estimated half a million 10- to 12-year-olds are...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning

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