News archive from 21 April 2015

How TV's first Poldark keeps his diabetes at bay - with prunes, oats and walnuts 

Robin Ellis shot to fame in the Seventies as the original dashing hero Ross Poldark. At the time, he was as much a heart throb as Aidan Turner, star of the hugely successful BBC remake of the Cornish epic that concludes on Sunday. In fact, even now at...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
Baby baby: The tech that rocks the cradle

Baby baby: The tech that rocks the cradle

One day, your grandchildren will be incredulous you survived the cradle without masses of technology. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a traditional hotbed of new gadgetry, has rattled with tech for tots over the last few years. Inexpensive...

BBC, 00:02 in Business

Jack Grealish... the boy who won't pull his socks up because of George Best 

Any defender who saw Jack Grealish glide around the Wembley turf with composure beyond his years should think twice before deciding that kicking him off the pitch is the way to limit his effectiveness. Between the ages of 10 and 14, Grealish played...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Devs experimenting with new feature to update multiplayer

Studio Head Michael Condrey hit Twitter today to ask fans their opinion on an update for online multiplayer. Posing a question about changing the Hard Wired perk, which prevents the player's HUD from hitting static and lets the player maintain their...


New take on Old Vic with Matthew Warchus as artistic director

A musical version of Groundhog Day, an adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax and Timothy Spall in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker will all feature in the first post-Kevin Spacey season at London’s Old Vic. Artistic director Matthew Warchus, who has taken...


SNP's Nicola Sturgeon admits she is a Borgen fan

Nicola Sturgeon has admitted rewatching Danish political drama Borgen “once or twice” and even suggested the show’s star Sidse Babett Knudsen could play her in a movie of her life. Scotland’s first minister is a long-time fan of the show, which...


Poldark: We didn’t audition Aidan Turner with his clothes off

It was one of the most memorable TV images of the year: Aidan Turner half-naked and wielding a scythe in BBC1’s Poldark. But the makers of the hit Sunday night remake have declared themselves “pretty innocent” over the much-discussed shirtless scenes...


Could mindfulness therapy be an alternative to antidepressants?

Somehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And the present...


Middlesbrough Under 21s 3-2 Arsenal Under 21s: Brave 10-man Gunners shot down by classy Boro at the...

Despite their best efforts, a 10-man Arsenal Under-21s side fell to a 3-2 defeat by Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Monday night.   Gunners goalkeeper Deyan Iliev was sent off inside 15 minutes after he scythed down Boro's Harry Chapman in...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
Which? urges action on 'misleading' supermarket prices

Which? urges action on 'misleading' supermarket prices

The consumer body Which? has called on the regulator to act over "confusing and misleading" supermarket prices. It has launched a "super-complaint", a legal move which means the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) must respond...

BBC, 00:09 in Business

E-cigarette users trying to quit smoking should vape every day, studies suggest

People who take up e-cigarettes in an effort to stop smoking should consider upping the nicotine dose they get by using them daily, scientists have said. Two new research papers suggest e-cigarettes may help smokers trying to kick the habit, but only...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health

Mindfulness as good as pills for treating recurrent depression, study finds

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be as good as pills at stopping people relapsing after recovering from major bouts of depression, according to a study. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) was developed from mindfulness techniques, which...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health

Lib Dems to give local authorities power to double council tax on second homes

The Liberal Democrats are proposing to give local authorities the power to double council tax on second homes in a bid to stop houses becoming too expensive for local people. The announcement comes as part of a package of measures in the party’s...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics

British Chambers of Commerce director asks politicians to campaign responsibly

The head of one of Britain’s biggest business groups has accused politicians of chasing positive headlines ahead of the election rather than putting forward plans to shore up long-term economic growth. In an open letter to the leaders of the main...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
SNP/Labour deal a ‘recipe for mayhem’ - John Major

SNP/Labour deal a ‘recipe for mayhem’ - John Major

FORMER Prime Minister Sir John Major will enter the general election campaign today warning that the prospect of an SNP/Labour deal will create "weak and unstable government". Sir John believes the “political blackmail” deal will jeopardise...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Hot News

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