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Sonic movie: New trailer show redesigned hedgehog after fan backlash

Sonic movie: New trailer show redesigned hedgehog after fan backlash

Things didn't go quite to plan when Paramount Pictures premiered their Sonic The Hedgehog trailer in May this year. Fans responded so badly to how Sonic looked Jeff Fowler, the director of the movie, said he would change the design to please potential...

12 November 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Zimbabwe dollar notes issued for first time in a decade

Zimbabwe dollar notes issued for first time in a decade

Queues have formed outside banks in Zimbabwe as people hope to get hold of the country's first Zimbabwe dollar notes to be issued since 2009. The currency was scrapped a decade ago because of hyperinflation when prices were almost doubling every day....

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Primark guard guilty of raping teenage girl he accused of shoplifting

Primark guard guilty of raping teenage girl he accused of shoplifting

A Primark security guard has been found guilty of rape after he sexually exploited teenage girls he accused of shoplifting. Zia Uddin, 27, assaulted four 15-year-old girls while working in the Kingston store in 2017. He threatened the teenagers with...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Islamic State suspect deported by Turkey 'stranded on border'

Islamic State suspect deported by Turkey 'stranded on border'

A US citizen suspected of being an Islamic State militant is stranded on the border between Greece and Turkey, after Turkey expelled him. The alleged militant was deported on Monday as Turkey launched a drive to repatriate captured jihadist fighters...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Disability web access: 'I've already clicked away'

Disability web access: 'I've already clicked away'

In a bid to attract attention, many businesses put the first sentence of their website in bold capitals. But for those using screen readers, owing to sight loss or impairment, all they hear is every letter sounded out. It does not take long for these...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Standards chief accused of sexism by Neil McEvoy, who secretly recorded him

Standards chief accused of sexism by Neil McEvoy, who secretly recorded him

An assembly member has defended his decision to secretly record hearings with the man who oversees complaints against politicians in Wales. Neil McEvoy, an independent AM, accused standards commissioner Sir Roderick Evans of sexism, bias, corruption...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Joseph McCann: Man embarked on 'series of depraved sex attacks'

Joseph McCann: Man embarked on 'series of depraved sex attacks'

A man embarked on a series of "depraved" sex attacks on women and children, one as young as 11, a court has heard. Joseph McCann is accused of 37 offences against 11 alleged victims, including rapes, kidnap and false imprisonment, over three...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
San Diego State University suspends fraternities after student dies

San Diego State University suspends fraternities after student dies

San Diego State University has suspended 14 fraternities following the death of a 19-year-old student who had allegedly attended a fraternity event. Dylan Hernandez was hospitalised on Thursday morning, the day after the event, and died over the...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
HS2 should happen despite rising cost, says review

HS2 should happen despite rising cost, says review

A draft copy of a review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England says it should be built, despite its rising cost. The government-commissioned review, launched in August, will not be published until after the election....

12 November 2019 in Business
 
McDonald's UK staff join global day of protests over pay

McDonald's UK staff join global day of protests over pay

McDonald's workers in the UK have gone on strike as part of a global day of protests over pay. Staff at six South London stores are walking out on Tuesday, while protests will be held across the UK, including outside Downing Street. They are demanding...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Marty v Marvel: Kevin Feige responds to Scorsese's 'not cinema' comments

Marty v Marvel: Kevin Feige responds to Scorsese's 'not cinema' comments

The man behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe has responded to Martin Scorsese's comments that the comic book inspired-films are "not cinema". "Everybody has a different definition of cinema," said Kevin Feige, calling his words...

12 November 2019 in Art & Culture
 
What is replacing the Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV?

What is replacing the Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV?

The Jeremy Kyle Show, which was axed earlier this year following the death of one of its guests, will not be replaced by a specific new programme. ITV confirmed two current morning shows, Good Morning Britain (GMB) and This Morning, would be extended...

12 November 2019 in Art & Culture
 
Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door?

Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door?

The Conservatives have been accused of harbouring ambitions to resurrect the fracking industry if they win the general election. Last month, the government imposed a moratorium on the controversial practice of splitting rocks to obtain oil and gas...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Slow websites to be labelled by Chrome browser

Slow websites to be labelled by Chrome browser

Websites that load slowly because they are poorly coded could soon be flagged by Google's Chrome browser. Google said it was working on several "speed badging" systems that let visitors know why a page is taking time to show up. The...

12 November 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data

Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data

Google has gained access to a huge trove of US patient data - without the need to notify those patients - thanks to a deal with a major health firm. The scheme, dubbed Project Nightingale, was agreed with Ascension, which runs 2,600 hospitals. Google...

12 November 2019 in World News
 


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