News archive from 23 June 2015, page 1

Details revealed for the Tour in Northumberland

Details revealed for the Tour in Northumberland

Route plans for the prestigious Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race have been announced today, including details of the two stages in Northumberland. For Stage Four, the race will start in Scotland and then enter Northumberland heading along a route from...


Q&A: Tax credits explained

The government says it needs to find a further £12bn in savings from the annual welfare bill to meet its goal of balancing the books by 2017-8. With Prime Minister David Cameron promising an end to what he called the "ridiculous...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
Navigating the potentially murky world of online reviews

Navigating the potentially murky world of online reviews

"Write Reviews Get Paid", screams the advert. This might sound a theatre critic's dream, but Craigslist's "Get $5 for Yelp review" leaves less room for such notions. It's the seamy side of an online reviews industry which has...

BBC, 00:09 in Business

The challenges of going global

Online auction site eBay is one of the world's best known firms, boasting 157 million active buyers and reporting just shy of $18bn (£11.4bn) in revenues last year. Yet when it first tried to launch in China it failed. The difficulty of competing with...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
Peter Jones: A lot is riding on the Grexit talks

Peter Jones: A lot is riding on the Grexit talks

EUROPE'S future depends on a deal over Athens' multi-billion euro debt mountain, writes Peter Jones At the time of writing, frantic meetings were being held by European politicians and central bankers to work out a deal to keep Greece in the euro and...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics

School sport has reached a critical crossroads, says new report

Almost one in four children believe that playing video games counts as exercise, according to new research that warns school sport is at a “critical crossroads” at a time when the promised London 2012 legacy is again under the spotlight. At the...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport

The end of injections for diabetics? Smart patch can automatically release insulin into the bloodstream

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past. Researchers have unveiled a smart patch that can automatically release insulin when needed. It can monitor the blood, and when it detects increases in blood sugar levels, secrete doses of...


Nasa may use NUKES to defend Earth from asteroids: Agency teams up with nuclear experts to develop space bombs

Former astronaut Ed Lu once described the threat of an asteroid impact as 'cosmic roulette' and said that so far, only 'blind luck' has saved humanity. Now it seems the US agencies that build spaceships and nuclear weapons are stepping up their...


Are Arsenal even trying to sign a defensive midfielder in the summer transfer window?

When a player has been linked with a move to Arsenal, it is the tendency of the press to scream that he has SNUBBED the Gunners to move to another club when he rocks up at another destination. The latest player to SNUB Arsenal is Geoffrey Kondogbia,...

Metro, 00:14 in Sport

Roberto Firmino "signing five-year Liverpool contract, transfer is close'

Roberto Firmino is signing a five-year deal to join Liverpool with the transfer now close, according to reports. Liverpool have made signing Hoffenheim ace Firmino one of their priorities for this transfer window - as they plan for life without Raheem...

Metro, 00:14 in Sport

No Offence to return for second series on Channel 4

Paul Abbott’s darkly comic police drama No Offence starring Joanna Scanlan will return for a second series on Channel 4. The Shameless creator’s latest drama, which also stars Elaine Cassidy, Alexandra Roach and Will Mellor, launched with 2.5 million...

Guardian, 00:15 in Showbiz

Rachel de Thame: 'I was banned from breastfeeding at Chelsea flower show'

The Gardener’s World presenter Rachel de Thame has revealed that she was once prevented from breastfeeding at the Chelsea flower show while filming. The 53-year-old model turned gardening expert said she had been juggling motherhood and her career in...

Guardian, 00:15 in Showbiz

Russia cuts 2018 World Cup budget by £340m amid cost-cutting measures

The Russian government has cut the budget for the 2018 World Cup by £340m as part of belt-tightening measures, even though stadium construction projects have reportedly been over cost and behind schedule. A decree by the prime minister, Dmitry...

Guardian, 00:17 in Sport

Liverpool should be wary as clubs around them triumph in the transfer market

With the transfer market just two weeks from opening, clubs around the Premier League are beginning to make their first moves to strengthen ahead of the 2015/16 season - and Liverpool should be wary just how those around them are bolstering their...

Metro, 00:18 in Sport

Why having a baby can give you OCD: But doctors often dismiss new mums' bizarre compulsions as a symptom of...

After the birth of her daughter Scarlet in August 2012, Gini Wilde couldn't quite believe how happy she was. After a long struggle to conceive and a difficult labour, holding her baby girl was 'the most amazing feeling', says the marketing consultant...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health

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