News archive from 24 February 2018

Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

Facebook is facing backlash for bringing a virtual reality shooting game to a rightwing conference where the National Rifle Association (NRA) has promoted gun rights in the wake of a Florida school shooting. The social media company, which has since...

 
The Queen in pictures: Queen Elizabeth II visits Royal College of Physicians

The Queen in pictures: Queen Elizabeth II visits Royal College of Physicians

Her Majesty the Queen visited the Royal College of Physicians in London on Tuesday to mark its quincentenary. The Queen looked beautiful in a pale blue coat and matching hat with flower detailing.  She complimented her outfit with pearl a necklace and...

 
Dark River film review: A well made film that suffers in its misery

Dark River film review: A well made film that suffers in its misery

The doom-laden skies, muddy fields and bitter memories all underline the overbearing sense of bleakness at the heart of the story. Returning to the family farm after the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) is determined to make a fresh start. She...

 
Kylie Jenner ‘picked and trademarked Stormi’s name months before giving birth’

Kylie Jenner ‘picked and trademarked Stormi’s name months before giving birth’

Kylie Jenner apparently ‘picked and trademarked’ her baby’s name, months before she was born so it could be used in her new makeup line. The 20-year-old had been reportedly planning the makeup range long before she fell pregnant, so had to decide on...

Metro, 00:15 in Showbiz
 

Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

Is smartphone hardware treading water while industrial designers wait for bendy screens and other flexible, futuristic components to make more radical models possible? And will sales continue to decline until they do? Samsung is casting a long shadow...

 

One THIRD of millennials only brush their teeth once a day - and most Americans would rather go without sex...

One third of millennials only brush their teeth once a day, according to a new study.  Even in adulthood, the research revealed that Americans can be neglectful of their oral hygiene, with 62 percent reporting that they were too scared to go to the...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Health
 

Flu has killed 97 children in the US this season - but its spread is finally slowing, the CDC's latest data...

This season's fatal flu has killed 97 children, but it may finally be tapering off, according data released today by the CDC. The agency confirmed that the flu caused the deaths of another 13 children last week, but the virus remains widespread in 39...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Health
 

'I was hopeless': Mother-of-three given six months to live becomes third person in the WORLD to get...

Emily Dumler stopped planning the rest of her life - or even her year - after two failed cancer treatments left the mother-of-three, then just 34, with six months to live.  But the failure of the second treatment became the best thing that could have...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Health
 
Thug jailed for horrific attack in Whitehaven pub

Thug jailed for horrific attack in Whitehaven pub

A thug who carried out a horrifying attack in a west Cumbrian pub has been jailed for six years and nine months. Mark Quigley, 43, was captured on CCTV repeatedly stamping on his victim's head in front of shocked onlookers. The defendant, of Hillcrest...

 

LINCS LEAGUE: Fixtures

Today’s matches... Fixtures for February 24:
Lincs League (KO 2pm): Grimsby Borough Academy v Ruston Sports, Horncastle Town v Brigg Town Development Squad, Immingham Town v Wyberton, Louth Town v Skegness Town.

 
Honda Classic: Rory McIlroy hits back at Golf Channel duo over putting criticism

Honda Classic: Rory McIlroy hits back at Golf Channel duo over putting criticism

McIlroy recorded 29 putts, and breaking 30 putts in a round for a first time this new PGA Tour season, on route to a second straight Honda Classic two-over par 72 for a four-over tally on the PGA National course. The bright but very windy conditions...

 
Carabao Cup Final: Arsene Wenger's SHOCK admission ahead of Man City clash

Carabao Cup Final: Arsene Wenger's SHOCK admission ahead of Man City clash

But, on Friday as the Frenchman extolled the virtues of his recent Wembley record, realisation dawned. Arsenal are now “a cup side”. Tottenham’s cup successes of the 1980s and early 1990s were very quickly put into their place by their north London...

 
World War 3? ‘Long peace’ UNDER THREAT as huge conflict is OVERDUE, claims mathematician

World War 3? ‘Long peace’ UNDER THREAT as huge conflict is OVERDUE, claims mathematician

There has been a “long peace” for over 70 years following the end of World War II. Political scientists have argued that developments throughout the 20th century have reduced the risk of global conflicts during this period. Some of these developments...

 

Cheryl and Liam Payne spent the night apart despite THAT loved-up display at the BRIT Awards... amid claims...

They put on a loved-up display at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night. But Cheryl and Liam Payne went their separate ways after the glitzy ceremony, with the Girls Aloud singer, 34, heading to their Surrey mansion while her beau, 24, stayed in a budget...

 
Emmerdale spoilers: Danny Miller confirms that Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden are staying together

Emmerdale spoilers: Danny Miller confirms that Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden are staying together

While we’re overjoyed that Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden have reunited, one worry that can’t help but play in the back of everyone’s mind is what if Emmerdale goes and splits them up again for the pure dramz? Well, luckily, Danny Miller has set out...

Metro, 00:27 in Showbiz
 


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