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Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

A collection of 19th Century paintings of Aboriginal Tasmanians has gone on display in Australia for the first time. English convict artist Thomas Bock painted the portraits of indigenous leaders in Tasmania in the 1830s - a time of infamous frontier...

4 min. ago in World News
 
Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

A teenage boy from Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple's network and downloading internal files, according to reports. The 16-year-old accessed 90 gigabytes worth of files, breaking into the system many times over the course of a year...

14 min. ago in Science &Technology
 
Chuckle Brothers star Barry's funeral due in Rotherham

Chuckle Brothers star Barry's funeral due in Rotherham

The funeral of Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, is due to be held in Rotherham. The 73-year-old entertainer, whose real name was Barry Elliott, starred in ChuckleVision with his brother Paul on the BBC between 1987 and...

29 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
North Ayrshire Council offers free sanitary products

North Ayrshire Council offers free sanitary products

A council is to offer free sanitary products in all its public buildings in a bid to tackle "period poverty". North Ayrshire Council said it was the first UK local authority to extend free provision to all libraries, community centres and...

today, 09:09 in Regional
 
China 'training for strikes' on US targets

China 'training for strikes' on US targets

China's military "is likely training for strikes" against US and allied targets in the Pacific, a Pentagon report warns. The annual report to Congress says China is increasing its ability to send bomber planes further afield. The report...

today, 08:50 in World News
 
Aretha Franklin: The sound of the civil rights movement

Aretha Franklin: The sound of the civil rights movement

Aretha Franklin grew up in 1950s Detroit, surrounded from childhood by the now-famous faces of the civil rights movement. Her songs would become their anthems. Her Baptist minister father was the organiser behind the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom - the...

today, 08:19 in World News
 
Teachers donate 100 sick days to colleague with cancer

Teachers donate 100 sick days to colleague with cancer

Robert Goodman had run out of options. When the Florida history teacher was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2018, he used up the last of his annual sick leave to receive treatment. By July, with his leave now all finished, Mr Goodman realised he...

today, 08:19 in World News
 
Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk has attempted to explain his controversial tweet about taking Tesla private, saying he was "not on weed" at the time. The electric carmaker's founder has been facing intense scrutiny about the 7 August tweet which said he wanted to...

today, 07:53 in Business
 
Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'

Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'

Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, according to a study. These faint objects close to the Milky Way could be more than 13 billion years old, researchers from the universities of Durham and Harvard...

today, 07:43 in World News
 
University Challenge duo Monkman and Seagull get TV show

University Challenge duo Monkman and Seagull get TV show

University Challenge stars Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull will tour the country looking at Britain's technological achievements in their first TV show. The duo who rose to fame as rivals on the 2017 series will be searching the UK for hidden gems of...

today, 06:52 in Regional
 
US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

The US has threatened to impose more economic sanctions on Turkey if it does not free a detained American pastor. Andrew Brunson has been held in Turkey for nearly two years over alleged links to political groups. The dispute over his release has seen...

today, 06:33 in World News
 
Runrig: 'The unlikeliest of rock icons'

Runrig: 'The unlikeliest of rock icons'

Veteran Scottish rockers Runrig are preparing to play two farewell concerts to mark their retirement after 45 years in the music business. Tickets for Friday and Saturday's performances in Stirling's City Park sold out minutes after going on sale. The...

today, 05:39 in Regional
 
'Painful wait' for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS

'Painful wait' for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS

A mother who has lost four babies in four years is calling for greater support from the Welsh NHS for women who suffer recurrent miscarriages. Jessica Evans said she suffered a "harrowing experience" after she was refused a referral to a...

today, 05:28 in Regional
 
Wasp nests calls to pest control rise fivefold

Wasp nests calls to pest control rise fivefold

Wasp nests are keeping pest controllers five times as busy across the UK, according to experts. "Pest controllers usually remove two to three nests a day but at the moment our members are being called to deal with 10 to 15 a day," said...

today, 05:16 in Regional
 
Radio 1's Greg James on breakfast and battling Taylor Swift fans

Radio 1's Greg James on breakfast and battling Taylor Swift fans

Greg James feels well prepared for the higher profile that comes with hosting the Radio 1 breakfast show. Thanks, in part, to some angry Taylor Swift fans. From Monday, your morning routine might be a little different. The argument with your snooze...

today, 04:22 in Art & Culture
 


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