Sunday, 31 January 2016

Cash concerns for England's cathedrals

Almost two-thirds of those in charge of England's Anglican cathedrals are concerned about their finances, a BBC study suggests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35409883#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Terry to leave Chelsea in summer

Chelsea captain John Terry is not being offered a new contract and will leave the club at the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35455908

IVF 'lottery' for infertile couples

About 50,000 women undergo IVF in the UK every year - but cuts to NHS funding mean the treatment patients receive now depends on their postcode.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35400395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Batmanghelidjh: 'It's a chess game'

Kid's Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh in 2015 talking about how she hopes to use £3m provided by the government.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35443942#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The female friends who set up a gym chain

The female friends who set up a gym chain

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35428083#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Catalogue of failures' hit Kids Company

The charity Kids Company collapsed after an "extraordinary catalogue of failures" say MPs, who also criticise the charity's trustees.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35455157#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chelsea face Man City in fifth round

Chelsea are drawn against Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round, while Shrewsbury Town will host Manchester United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35452372

Chelsea communication better - Mikel

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi says communication has improved since the arrival of interim manager Guus Hiddink.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35455741

Gemili PB wins 60m at Welsh Indoors

Britain's Adam Gemili starts 2016 with victory in the 60m at the Welsh Senior Championships in a new personal-best time.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/wales/35455641

Groves makes winning return to ring

George Groves beat Italian Andrea di Luisa in the fifth round to make a successful return to the ring.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/35453454

Saturday, 30 January 2016

ET deals: Save $320 on a Dell XPS 8900 quad-core desktop PC

Dell XPS 8900
For a limited time, Dell is offering up a $250 discount on the new XPS 8900 desktop PC. With a brand new Skylake CPU, incredibly fast DDR4 memory, and plenty of room for expansion, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better PC with an asking price this low.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/217322-et-deals-save-on-a-dell-xps-8900-quad-core-desktop-pc

Norwich seal Bamford loan deal

Norwich City sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35452629

Burton and QPR agree El Khayati fee

Burton's Nasser El Khayati is in talks with Queens Park Rangers after the two clubs agreed a fee for the Dutch striker.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35452411

Can Pato revive career at Chelsea?

BBC Sport charts the rise and fall of Alexandre Pato and asks if his star can shine again after his switch to Chelsea.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35446493

Two arrests over fatal park stabbing

Two men, aged 19 and 22, are arrested after a man was stabbed to death in a south London park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35449532#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chelsea sign US defender Miazga

Chelsea confirm the signing of Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35450487

Fulham's Dembele set for Spurs move

Fulham striker Moussa Dembele is set to join Tottenham, but will be sent back to the Championship side on loan.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35450394

Lawrence inquiry collects new DNA

Officers investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 contact an unspecified number of people to request DNA samples.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35449533#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gallen departs Queens Park Rangers

Long-serving youth coach Steve Gallen leaves Queens Park Rangers following a 19-year spell as a coach at Loftus Road.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35450032

Milton Keynes Dons v Chelsea

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Milton Keynes Dons and Chelsea.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35394225

Leyton Orient v Cambridge United

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Leyton Orient and Cambridge United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389527

FC Halifax Town v Welling United

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between FC Halifax Town and Welling United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389748

AFC Wimbledon v Yeovil Town

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between AFC Wimbledon and Yeovil Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389615

Bowie leaves $100m fortune to family

David Bowie left an estate valued at about $100m, according to his will, and also requested that his ashes be scattered in Bali.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35449063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Colchester United v Tottenham Hotspur

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389006

Liverpool v West Ham United

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Liverpool and West Ham United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389201

Rotherham United v Charlton Athletic

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Rotherham United and Charlton Athletic.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389264

Millwall v Crewe Alexandra

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Millwall and Crewe Alexandra.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389385

Edmondson takes London Bees job

FA WSL 2 side London Bees appoint former Bristol Academy manager Dave Edmondson as their new head coach.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35449978

Injured Wilshere set for March return

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has returned to training and could be in action by the middle of March, says Arsene Wenger.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35446920

Sandro completes West Brom loan move

West Brom sign QPR midfielder Sandro on loan until the end of the season, with the option of a permanent move.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35446657

Man accused of raping girl, 12

A man will appear in court accused of raping a 12-year-old girl at knifepoint and claiming to be a police officer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35449524#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Friday, 29 January 2016

People smuggling suspect held

A Ukrainian man suspected of murder and people smuggling into the UK is arrested in Battersea, south-west London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35446586#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Trespasser forces Eurostar suspension

Eurostar trains from London are suspended after a man got on to the railway line at Dagenham Dock.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35446852#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

NASA releases new Curiosity selfie at Martian dune field

curiosity
Curiosity is still doing science on Mars, but it stopped for a quick selfie the other day.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222182-nasa-releases-new-curiosity-selfie-at-martian-dune-field

What happens when the Windows 10 free upgrade timer runs out?

Windows 10 desktop
The Windows 10 free upgrade offer is now six months old, and an estimated 200 million users have switched to the new OS. What happens when the offer ends -- and will Microsoft take steps to address the concerns of users who are holding off on upgrading?

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222176-what-happens-when-the-windows-10-free-upgrade-timer-runs-out

Newly discovered Babylonian tablets just rewrote the history of astronomy

SnakeDragon1
New findings suggest the astronomers of ancient Babylon developed geometry-based astronomy 1400 years earlier than previously thought. This discovery rewrites the timeline of what we thought ancient peoples knew about how to measure distance in the heavens.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222163-newly-discovered-babylonian-tablets-just-rewrote-the-history-of-astronomy

Wickham banned for three games

Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham is banned for three matches after admitting a violent conduct charge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35445101

SpaceX completes successful test of parachutes for manned Dragon capsule

Dragon_parachute_test
SpaceX is one step closer to manned spaceflight.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222122-spacex-completes-successful-test-of-parachutes-for-manned-dragon-capsule

VIDEO: Cult daughter 'so happy to be free'

Katy Morgan-Davies, who was held captive by her father for over 30 years as part of his cult, speaks of her happiness at being freed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35442394#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Balakrishnan's daughter speaks out

The daughter of cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan reveals she is haunted by dreams of her mother, who died before she could discover their true relationship.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35443749#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Labour's fare freeze 'would cost £1.9bn'

Transport for London says Labour's costing of its fares freeze is wrong and doesn't take into account the impact Crossrail will have on passenger numbers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35443206#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Samantha Kalman on indie VR game development: rethinking fundamentals

Project Red
Samantha Kalman has been making games for years, and now she's decided to take on the challenge of making multiple new VR games on her own. And if you still classify yourself as a VR skeptic, Samantha's infectious passion might just change your mind.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/221278-samantha-kalman-on-indie-vr-game-development-rethinking-fundamentals

Surrey sign Bravo for T20 Blast

Surrey sign West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo as their second overseas player for the T20 Blast campaign.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/35441779

Crystal Palace v Stoke City

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Crystal Palace and Stoke City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389007

Charlton's Watt joins Blackburn

Blackburn sign striker Tony Watt on loan until the end of the season from Charlton, ahead of a potential permanent move.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35430987

Ex-Dragons' Den star cleared in sex case

Former star of Dragon's Den Doug Richard is found not guilty of child sex offences.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35437118#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Geek deals: Up to 50% off QuickBooks Online

ET QuickBooks Online
Need an easy way to manage all of your business finances? Check out Intuit's QuickBooks Online. For a limited time, new customers can save up to 50% on their first year of service.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/221984-geek-deals-up-to-50-off-quickbooks-online

Pato signing not a gamble - Hiddink

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink does not think the expected signing of former AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato is a risk.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35443171

Maoist cult leader jailed for 23 years

Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan jailed for 23 years for string of sex assaults in London

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35443423#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Challenger, Columbia, and the lies we tell ourselves

Challenger-Feature
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. Today marks the anniversary of what came after -- the spin, the stories, and the truth about a mission that never should have flown.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222141-challenger-columbia-and-the-lies-we-tell-ourselves

Arsenal v Burnley

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Arsenal and Burnley.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35389250

Newcastle v Harlequins (Sun)

Team news as Newcastle host Harlequins in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Kingston Park (15:00 GMT).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35411550

Report: Nintendo NX developer kits are shipping; device will be both handheld and console

Nintendo3
A new report claims software development kits for Nintendo's NX are beginning to ship -- and implies that the next-generation Nintendo console will combine a handheld, independent gamepad with a living room console.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/222134-report-nintendo-shipping-nx-developer-kits-device-will-be-both-handheld-and-console

Mayor met bridge bidder before deal

The mayor of London confirms he met architect Thomas Heatherwick before his firm was awarded the contract to build the Garden Bridge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35439976#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dickson sidelined by hand injury

Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson will be out for up to 10 weeks after having surgery on a hand injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35439221

Saracens v Bath (Sat)

Team news as Saracens host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Allianz Park (15:15 GMT).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35411220

Dembele signs new three-year deal

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele signs a new three-year contract with the club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35440540

Men jailed for IS promo outside Topshop

Two men from Luton are jailed for promoting the so-called Islamic State outside Topshop in London's Oxford Street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-35439917#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Taylor signs new Saracens contract

Scotland international Duncan Taylor has signed a new long-term contract with Premiership champions Saracens.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35439212

Couple lose civil partnership challenge

A heterosexual couple from London who want to enter into a civil partnership lose a legal challenge at London's High Court.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35436845#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stabbed boy's family 'want answers'

The brother of a teenage boy fatally stabbed outside a birthday party describes not knowing why he was killed as "torture".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35436786#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

FA Cup fourth-round ties to watch

BBC Sport takes a closer look at four FA Cup fourth-round ties where Premier League sides will hope to avoid an upset.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35422629

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Fake police officer rapes teenager

A man claiming to be a police officer rapes a teenager at knifepoint after stopping her on a street in north London and accusing her of shoplifting.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35434207#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

London's first driverless cars revealed

A driverless 'pod' that will take to the streets of London in July has been shown off for the first time.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35432687#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bercow: MPs would back temporary move

Commons Speaker John Bercow says he thinks MPs would agree to temporarily move out of Parliament while £4bn repairs are carried out.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35435193#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Key HIV drug 'is failing in Africa'

Strains of HIV are becoming resistant to an antiretroviral drug commonly used to prevent and fight the virus, research suggests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35433856#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Barclays faces £700m legal action

Barclays confirms it is being sued for more than £700m by deal-maker Amanda Staveley in connection with its emergency fundraising in 2008.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35434488#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The downside of being a property guardian

The downside of being a property guardian

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35303691#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Kids Company sex abuse claims 'unfounded'

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh describes how she "burst into tears" when police told her allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the charity were "entirely unfounded".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35435213#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Oracle is finally killing the Java browser plug-in

JavaCup
Java's unloved browser plug-in is finally being phased out. With Flash also headed for the dustbin, user security should significantly improve -- provided, of course, that people don't leave the software enabled or installed.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/222121-oracle-is-finally-killing-the-java-browser-plug-in

Man charged with Tube stabbing murder

A man is charged with the murder of a university lecturer who was stabbed to death near Morden Tube station.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35435407#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Starry, the former Aereo CEO’s new gigabit wireless service, faces an uphill battle

StarryPoint
The founder of Aereo wants to revolutionize wireless gigabit in America with a low-cost service that breaks the traditional ISP business model. It's a fabulous idea, but it may not work in practice.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/222108-aereo-founder-launches-starry-a-new-gigabit-wireless-service

Google taps chipmaker Movidius to add machine learning to phones

movidius-machine-intelligence
Hoping to take machine learning on the go, Google will be working with Myriad VPUs from Movidius to incorporate a wide range of AI-based applications into mobile devices.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222095-google-taps-chipmaker-movidius-to-add-machine-learning-to-phones

Scientists use big data to discover a genetic cause for schizophrenia

gene therapy
It's not a smoking gun. But in this week's Nature, there's a study that strongly links schizophrenia with a double-agent gene involved in the immune system.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222059-scientists-use-big-data-to-discover-a-genetic-cause-for-schizophrenia

Tube maintenance staff vote for strike

Maintenance workers on London Underground vote in favour of strike action in the dispute over plans for a Night Tube service.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35429005#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Welling make double loan signing

Welling United sign Brentford midfielder James Ferry and Millwall defender Noah Chesmain on one-month loan deals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35433866

Rise of the Tomb Raider looks and plays better on PC, but budget gaming rigs won’t cut it

Rise of the Tomb Raider
Back in November, Rise of the Tomb Raider launched on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 to massive critical acclaim. As a sequel to 2013's Tomb Raider reboot, it was seen as an improvement in nearly every way possible. However, the limitations of Microsoft's consoles tripped up the game in the performance department. Thankfully, the PC port launches today, and it looks incredible.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/222021-rise-of-the-tomb-raider-looks-and-plays-better-on-pc-but-budget-gaming-rigs-wont-cut-it

Girl detained for attacking 87-year-old

A 14-year-old girl who punched an 87-year-old woman on a bus so hard she had bruising for nearly a month is detained.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35429445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Apple’s iPhone sales rocket finally levels off, more than half of users haven’t upgraded

iPhone 6s
Apple's iPhone sales have stopped growing and more than half its users still haven't upgraded to a 6 or 6s. As the mobile market matures and the rate of technological advancement slows, even companies like Apple may feel the impact.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/222049-apples-iphone-sales-rocket-finally-levels-off-more-than-half-of-users-havent-upgraded

Why upgrading to Windows 10 is less alarming than it used to be

Mayor wants year commissioner extension

London Mayor Boris Johnson recommends the current Metropolitan Police commissioner's contract should be extended by one year.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35429212#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Child sex offender kills himself

A man who pleaded guilty to child sex offences killed himself on the day he was due to be sentenced, Leeds Crown Court hears

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-35430953#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

30 years ago today, NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on live television

Space shuttle Challenger exploding in space
On January 28th, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, and then exploded exactly 73 seconds later -- taking with it the lives of all seven astronauts on board, including the first citizen and teacher to fly into space, Christa McAuliffe.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222069-30-years-ago-today-nasas-space-shuttle-challenger-exploded-on-live-television

Microsoft now preloading TripAdvisor bloatware into Windows 10

Microsoft-TA
For years, Microsoft has sold Windows PCs that were guaranteed to come with no bloatware or additional software. Now, that may be changing.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222052-microsoft-now-preloading-tripadvisor-bloatware-into-windows-10

Milly confession 'could lead to others'

Serial killer Levi Bellfield's admission that he murdered Milly Dowler "came out of the blue" and could lead to more confessions, a detective says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35429443#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Police end Kids Company abuse inquiry

A Metropolitan Police investigation into allegations of abuse at the now closed UK charity Kids Company finds no evidence of criminality.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35429630#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

London council 'backs EU exit' in vote

Havering Council in east London becomes the first publicly elected body in the UK to take a position in favour of leaving the EU.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35428996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man stabbed to death near tennis courts

Four men are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death by tennis courts in a west London park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35427365#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sixth broker cleared over Libor rigging

A UK jury clears the sixth City broker accused of helping to rig the Libor rate - a key lending rate used between banks.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35428279#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Charlton loan Pigott to Luton Town

League Two side Luton Town sign striker Joe Pigott on loan from Charlton Athletic until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35429706

Night Tube to cost £17m to set up

Despite the delay the Night Tube may be up and running in the summer at a set-up cost of £17m.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35424445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chelsea is my new home - Pato

Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato says Chelsea is his "new home" before a possible loan move to Stamford Bridge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35410436

More than 20 rush-hour trains cancelled

Commuters face hours of delays after more than 20 rush-hour trains into London from Kent are cancelled.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35426876#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Burglary arrest rate 'one in seven'

Police forces in England make 14 arrests for every 100 burglaries, analysis by BBC News finds.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35263150#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Duke blamed for spread of grey squirrel

The spread of grey squirrels in the UK is largely down to the acts of an old English duke, new research claims.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-35417747#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Photos from the Bank of England's vaults

The Bank of England through time

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35370494#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kings and footballers: Tattoos through time

The tattoo through time from George V to David Beckham

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35400010#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Google’s DeepMind AI beats humans at the massively complex game Go

go
Google cracks the code on humanity's most complex game, paving the way for more advanced AI.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/222040-googles-deepmind-ai-beats-humans-at-the-massively-complex-game-go

Texas police now double as debt collectors thanks to ‘free’ license plate readers

licenseplatecamera
Police in Texas have signed deals with license plate reader companies that turn cops into debt collectors and give companies private financial data. The information gathered through these deals is now being monetized in a variety of ways in an unprecedented violation of citizen privacy.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/222033-texas-police-now-double-as-debt-collectors-thanks-to-free-license-plate-readers

DARPA devotes $60M to making an implantable, wideband brain-computer interface

brain
DARPA wants to connect our brains to the Internet. What could possibly go wrong?

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221994-darpa-devotes-60m-to-making-an-implantable-wideband-brain-computer-interface

Levi Bellfield admits Milly Dowler murder

Serial killer Levi Bellfield admits abducting, raping and killing 13-year-old Milly Dowler, according to Surrey Police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35419507#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Freedom' for men jailed with Mandela

Two men who were sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela in South Africa receive the Freedom of the City of London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35417265#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ex-Dragon 'sought sex role play'

A former Dragons' Den star accused of paying a 13-year-old girl for sex was "looking for role play", a jury has heard.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35419505#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ramires completes £25m move to China

Chelsea midfielder Ramires becomes the biggest signing in the history of Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35422217

Ex-Tottenham right-back Baker dies

Ex-Tottenham right-back Peter Baker, who was a part of the club's 1961 double-winning team, dies aged 84.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35419975

Orient sign Peterborough's Brisley

League Two side Leyton Orient sign Peterborough United defender Shaun Brisley on loan until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35419070

Reunions, returns & giant ambitions

Enticing reunions, emotional returns and a giant trying to stamp its authority - BBC Sport examines the key WSL games in 2016.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35419797

These electronics can monitor the brain, then dissolve and vanish

bioresorbable
Researchers have found a method of introducing electronic sensors into the bloodstream, with the goal of monitoring swelling and damage from within the brain itself. If successful, these types of probes could guide patient treatment and improve results.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221989-these-electronics-can-monitor-the-brain-then-dissolve-and-vanish

Five cleared over Libor rate rigging

UK jury clears five City brokers who were accused of helping to rig the Libor lending rate used between banks.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35422866#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

So what’s Adebayor been up to?

Street football, playing in midfield, and professional kickabouts are Emmanuel Adebayor's formula to keep fit.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35419699

Living with Samsung Gear VR: A little something for everyone

Samsung Gear VR product shot
If you're curious about VR and have a high-end Samsung phone, Gear VR is a great way to experiment. There is plenty of content, and the user experience is very similar to what you'd get with an early Oculus developer model.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/221942-living-with-samsung-gear-vr-a-little-something-for-everyone

Parliament Holocaust memorial planned

A memorial to the victims of the Holocaust will be erected in Victoria Tower Gardens beside Parliament, David Cameron announces.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35421006#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chelsea player sex assault probe ends

A police investigation into an alleged sexual assault by a Chelsea forward in Canada is dropped.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35421564#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sony reorganizes PlayStation business, establishes division as new company

PS4
Sony announced this afternoon that its reorganizing its PlayStation businesses into one group and forming a new subsidiary company. Details on why remain scarce.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/221976-sony-reorganizes-playstation-business-establishes-division-as-new-company

Actor 'too privileged' for school do

Actor Damian Lewis is denounced as being "too privileged" to take part in a north London school's anniversary celebration.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35419500#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man held over fatal park stabbing

A 19-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in a south London park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35417267#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Figallo extends Saracens contract

Argentina prop Juan Figallo signs a "multi-year" extension to his deal with Premiership champions Saracens.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35422002

Chelsea face Belles in WSL opener

Chelsea begin their Women's Super League One title defence away to newly promoted Doncaster Rovers Belles on 24 March.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35418656

Chelsea & West Brom fined by FA

Chelsea and West Brom are fined by the FA after their players clashed during a Premier League game on 13 January.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35413913

Blues sign prop Gill from Saracens

Six-times capped Wales loose-head prop Rhys Gill is to rejoin Cardiff Blues from Saracens for the 2016-17 season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35415798

Crystal Palace sign striker Adebayor

Crystal Palace sign striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a free transfer until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35414102

New arrest in Tube stabbing probe

A third man has been arrested over the murder of a university lecturer who was stabbed to death near Morden Tube station during rush hour.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35417258#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Cameron in Corbyn 'lab rats' warning

David Cameron urges Londoners not to elect Labour's Sadiq Khan as mayor, claiming they will be used for Jeremy Corbyn's "economic experiments".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35412680#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Schools evacuated over 'bomb threats'

Hoax bomb threats are made to 14 schools across England, prompting investigations by police forces to find those responsible.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-35408949#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

MP Danczuk in expenses fraud probe

Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk is to be investigated for fraud by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority over his expenses claims.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-35413760#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bend It Like Beckham a hit at critics' awards

Bend It Like Beckham is named best musical at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards just days after the announcement of its West End closure.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35412938#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Google saves Banksy's Miserables mural

How Google is helping to preserve street art including the latest Banksy artwork

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35329212#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Zeta Jones on Dad's Army nostalgia

The film version of Dad's Army has premiered in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35412142#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Costa winner: 'Explore children's fiction'

A children's book which judges said would grip readers of all ages is named Costa Book of the Year.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35415493#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blue badge fraud cases rise 84%

Figures show there were 985 prosecutions for the misuse of blue badges, hundreds more than the year before.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35408558#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Amazon working with Android OEMs on deep service integration: Report

Amazon-Fire
Amazon is reportedly in talks with smartphone manufacturers, with the goal of creating a third-party device with much deeper Amazon branding and Prime integration than we've seen to date.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/221965-amazon-working-with-android-oems-on-deep-service-integration-report

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now on track for final mirror assembly

JWST
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has hit critical development milestones and is nearing final assembly. NASA is confident of its launch timeline, currently set for October 2018.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221953-nasas-james-webb-space-telescope-now-on-track-for-final-mirror-assembly-hardware-installation

Hill, Clifford & Devoto could debut

Prop Paul Hill, back-row Jack Clifford and back Ollie Devoto could all make their England debuts in the Six Nations.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35414084

NASA’s Opportunity rover still going strong after 12 years on Mars

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This solar-powered rover endures long, dark winters on the Red Planet while continuing to explore and work.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221933-nasas-opportunity-rover-still-going-strong-after-12-years-on-mars

ET deals: Alienware 15 R2 quad-core gaming laptop for $1300

Alienware 15 R2
If you’re in the market for a sweet gaming laptop, this deal is too good to pass by. For a limited time, you can save $200 off the 15.6-inch Alienware 15 R2 gaming laptop from Dell when you use today’s coupon code.Alienware 15 R2 quad-core gaming laptop for $1299.99 (List price: $1499.99 — Coupon code:…

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Machine learning offers hope in fight against antibiotic resistance

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Could machine learning be the weapon that lets mankind stay one step ahead of bacterial evolution?

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221812-machine-learning-offers-hope-in-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance

Paedophile jailed for Philippines abuse

A paedophile who filmed himself abusing girls as young as eight in the Philippines is jailed for more than 19 years.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35384514#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Corrupt ex-mayor fails in appeal bid

A corrupt London mayor fails in his bid to over-turn a five-year order banning him from running for office.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35413800#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Liverpool accept bid for Oshoala

Liverpool Ladies accept a transfer bid for striker Asisat Oshoala from fellow Women's Super League side Arsenal Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35411170

Jenkinson knee injury 'significant'

West Ham confirm that right-back Carl Jenkinson picked up a 'significant' knee injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City last weekend.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35412446

Leyton Orient v Newport County

Live coverage of Tuesday's League Two game between Leyton Orient and Newport County.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35349462

Boy killed in 'murderous knife attack'

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a "murderous knife attack" by two younger boys in south east London, a court hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35412028#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More Samsung Galaxy S7 specs and images leak ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung's Galaxy S7 is set to debut in a matter of weeks and leaks about the platform are already piling up. The one thing no one can answer is whether or not it'll reverse Samsung's high-end sales decline.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/221909-more-samsung-galaxy-s7-specs-and-images-leak

Chromebooks are reportedly killing low-end PC laptops. Good.

Haier Chromebook 11
A new report suggests that Chromebooks are eating into Windows sales, and the major PC OEMs may leave the sub-$300 Windows market as a result. This could be great news for the larger Windows market, even if it means a sales decline.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/221916-chromebooks-reportedly-killing-low-end-pc-laptops-good

Lower Thames road tunnel plan backed

Plans to build a multi-billion pound road tunnel under the River Thames between Kent and Essex have been announced.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35408070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sian Blake partner 'to return to UK'

The partner of the ex-EastEnders actress Sian Blake, who was found dead with her two sons in London, tells a Ghanaian court he will return to the UK.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35412127#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: New play tackles the topic of stillbirth

A new play by award-winning writer Jack Thorne tackles the difficult topic of stillbirth.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35401285#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Burgess moves to Cheltenham on loan

Cheltenham Town sign Fulham defender Cameron Burgess on loan until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35410408

Newcastle agree £12m fee for Townsend

Newcastle United agree a fee, believed to be about £12m, with Tottenham for England winger Andros Townsend.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35409021

New Beatrix Potter story discovered

A story written by Beatrix Potter more than 100 years ago is to be published for the first time in September, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35407846#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Knee ligament damage for Vertonghen

Tottenham announce defender Jan Vertonghen damaged a knee ligament during Saturday's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35408690

Tube stab victim's last steps recorded

CCTV images of the final steps taken by a university lecturer before he was stabbed to death in London are released by police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35408213#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ashton to appeal against 10-week ban

Chris Ashton will appeal against a 10-week ban that would rule him out of England's entire Six Nations campaign.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35407991

Brentford v Leeds United

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Brentford and Leeds United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35349268

Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35349263

VIDEO: Scalextric cars get tablet upgrade

Rory goes hands-on with some of the latest toys and potential best-sellers at an exhibition in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35400377#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

West Ham play down groundshare talk

West Ham say any groundshare of their new Olympic Stadium ground would be "impossible" without their agreement.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35406023

Monday, 25 January 2016

Was there a communist witch-hunt at the BBC?

The search for 'traitors' at the BBC

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35382848#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Teenage Brunel was 'star pupil' in 1821

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's school report from 1821 shows his teachers already had "brilliant expectations" for the future famous engineer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35400610#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sir Ian McKellen to host London bus tour

Sir Ian McKellen is adding a new role to his impressive CV - that of a London bus tour guide showcasing locations seen in Richard III.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35402594#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It’s official: 2015 replaces 2014 as the hottest year on record

Anthropocene
New climate data indicates that 2015 was the warmest year on record by a long shot, knocking 2014 off its perch. Fifteen of the top 16 warmest years on record have occurred since 2000, and new data suggests that the so-called global warming "hiatus" was a myth.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221896-its-official-2015-replaces-2014-as-the-hottest-year-on-record

Dragons' Den star 'paid for child sex'

A former Dragons' Den star paid a 13-year-old girl for sex in a rented London apartment after meeting her on a "sugar daddy" website, the Old Bailey hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35403375#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Apple’s A9X goes head-to-head against Intel’s Core M in ARM-x86 grudge match

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ARM and Intel have been on a collision course for years, but the iPad Pro is the most significant volley yet into Intel's traditional markets. Can Apple's new A9X match the performance of Intel's low-power Core M?

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/221881-apples-a9x-goes-head-to-head-against-intels-core-m-in-arm-x86-grudge-match

Foxconn attempts to diversify, offers $5.3 billion for Sharp

Sharp 70-inch LED TV
Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufacturers the vast majority of the worlds iPhones, have bid roughly $5.3 billion to buy Sharp, the struggling pioneer of LCD technology,

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/221824-foxconn-attempts-to-diversify-offers-5-3-billion-for-sharp

Genetic engineering could thwart the Zika virus, among other mosquito-borne diseases

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With the recent use of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Brazil to halt the spread of the Zika virus, we might be beginning to see some major health improvements as a consequence of the genetics revolution.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221814-genetic-engineering-could-thwart-the-zika-virus-among-other-mosquito-borne-diseases

ET deals: Save over $400 on a Dell Inspiron 3847 quad-core desktop

ET Inspiron Desktop
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from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/210118-et-deals-save-300-on-a-dell-inspiron-3847-quad-core-desktop

Astronomers spot invisible ‘noodles’ crisscrossing the galaxy

CSIRO
It's probably not the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but we can't technically rule that out yet.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221799-astronomers-spot-invisible-noodles-crisscrossing-the-galaxy

Tarkowski explains Brentford absence

Brentford defender James Tarkowski says personal reasons were behind his request not to play against Burnley this month.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35401328

Tube strike called off by union

A 24-hour Underground strike planned for Tuesday evening is called off as the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) suspends its action.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35399832#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Plane Stupid activists facing 'jail'

Activists who cut through a fence at Heathrow Airport and chained themselves together blocking a runway are told to "expect jail sentences".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35403577#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ramires nears Chelsea exit for China

Midfielder Ramires is set to leave Chelsea to become the biggest signing in the history of China's Jiangsu Suning.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35404103

JEDEC certifies GDDR5X — will AMD, Nvidia tap it for next-gen graphics after all?

GDDR5X-GPU
The memory standard consortium JEDEC has released an official standard for GDDR5X. The new memory is based on existing GDDR5 and doubles memory bandwidth compared to existing hardware. We could see the new memory shipping within a year, though some caveats apply.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221840-jedec-certifies-gddr5x-will-amd-nvidia-tap-it-for-next-gen-graphics-after-all

How the ancient supercontinent Pangea may have helped create the Earth’s coal

Pangea
The vast majority of the Earth's coal was laid down at the same time (geologically speaking) and in a uniform manner. A new paper challenges conventional wisdom on this point and argues for a different cause.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221848-how-the-ancient-supercontinent-pangea-may-have-helped-create-the-earths-coal

Leeds sign Bees midfielder Diagouraga

Leeds United sign Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35402800

Drogba will not return to Chelsea

Didier Drogba is to remain with Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact, ending speculation he could return to Chelsea.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35396100

Bezos’ Blue Origin is the first to actually reuse a reusable rocket

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Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket was recovered in November, and now it's been relaunched.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221852-bezos-blue-origin-is-the-first-to-actually-reuse-a-reusable-rocket

Rumors point to a new, small iPhone 5se debuting this spring

iPhone 6, flat
Apple is reportedly prepping a new, smaller iPhone that combines a smaller 4-inch screen with updated internals. It's intended the anti-phablet crowd to upgrade, while simultaneously blending older and newer hardware in the same device.

from ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/221836-rumors-point-to-a-new-small-iphone-5se-debuting-this-spring

'Drugs haul' found after car hits shops

A car thought to contain a large drugs haul crashes into two shops in north London, causing extensive damage.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35400006#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Wickham charged over Vertonghen clash

Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham is charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after his clash with Jan Vertonghen.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35398314

Saracens total debt grows to £45.1m

Premiership champions Saracens are now £45.1m in debt, their accounts for the year to June 2015 reveal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35400355

McClenaghan to have eye surgery

New Zealand's Mitchell McClenaghan will have surgery on his eye after being hit by the ball in an ODI win over Pakistan.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/35398547

Banksy takes aim at French 'Jungle' gas

A new Banksy artwork criticising the use of teargas on refugees in "The Jungle" camp in Calais appears opposite the French Embassy.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35398349#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man found stabbed to death in park

A 21-year-old man dies after being found stabbed at a south London park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35400005#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Online privacy tips: 3 ways to control your digital footprint

Councils share £40m for electric cars

Councils across England are awarded government money to increase the number of low-emission electric vehicles on the road.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35399212#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Explorer dies in Antarctic crossing

Explorer Henry Worsley from London dies after suffering exhaustion and dehydration during solo Antarctic crossing attempt

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35398552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Welling sack manager Fazakerley

Welling sack manager Loui Fazakerley after 10 months in charge with the club in the National League relegation zone.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35399377

Franchise cricket ' a win' - Rogers

Former Middlesex batsman Chris Rogers says T20 franchise teams would be 'a real win for cricket in England'.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/35395941

VIDEO: British rowers complete ocean odyssey

Four British women have become the first all-female team and the first team of four to row the Pacific.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35398206#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Costa cost us once more, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal again fell victim to Chelsea's Diego Costa after Per Mertesacker's "harsh" red card in Sunday's defeat.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35396835

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The takeaway worker turned IT boss

The unexpected story of a technology firm

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35370838#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Women rowers conquer Pacific Ocean

A team of female rowers, two of whom are from London, arrive in Australia nine months after setting off from San Francisco to cross the Pacific Ocean.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35397844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Calls to probe Met 'corruption' claims

There are calls for an independent investigation into claims Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service tried to cover up evidence of corruption among some officers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35393894#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Online rental fraud rising steeply

Rental fraud is rising sharply, the BBC learns during an investigation in which it confronts two online fraudsters for their crimes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35386945#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bail after 'random' Tube stab arrest

A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a university lecturer near a London Tube station is released on bail.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35396685#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Five English clubs into last eight

Saracens will host Northampton, while Wasps are home to Exeter in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35396149

Fatal stabbing at recreation ground

A man dies after a stabbing at a south-east London recreation ground, prompting a murder investigation.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35394968#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rio announces Olympics Zika plans

Brazil's authorities announce plans to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games later this year as London experts provide guidance

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35394297#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Labour election report a 'whitewash'

A former Labour pollster tells the BBC that a report into why Labour lost the 2015 election is a "whitewash and a massive missed opportunity".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35392319#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Company profit warnings 'rising'

The number of profit warnings posted by listed companies reaches the highest level since the last recession, according to a survey.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35394180#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: The power of one woman

The world of a Nigerian female chief

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-35372023#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Calls to probe Met 'corruption' claims

Allegations that Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service tried to cover up evidence of corruption among some officers lead to calls for an independent investigation.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35394085#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

£10,000 murder inquiry reward

A £10,000 reward is offered for information about a man wanted in connection with the killing of 21-year-old Josh Hanson in a London bar.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35391248#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Sculptures given protected status

A number of public sculptures by some of England's greatest artists have been given protected status.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35386200#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Corbyn visits France migrant camp

Jeremy Corbyn visits a migrant camp in northern France and speaks of the "dreadful conditions" facing people there.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35390735#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Wycombe re-sign winger Cowan-Hall

Wycombe Wanderers re-sign winger Paris Cowan-Hall on loan from Millwall until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35391661

Welling United v Barrow

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Welling United and Barrow.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35331135

Newport County v Dagenham & Redbridge

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Newport County and Dagenham & Redbridge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35330870

Notts County v AFC Wimbledon

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Notts County and AFC Wimbledon.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35330869

Stevenage v Barnet

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Stevenage and Barnet.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35330868

Wycombe Wanderers v Leyton Orient

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Wycombe Wanderers and Leyton Orient.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35330935

Chesterfield v Millwall

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Chesterfield and Millwall.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35330702

West Ham United v Manchester City

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Manchester City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35331039

Toulouse v Saracens (Sat)

Team news as Toulouse host Saracens in Saturday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Stade Ernest-Wallon (13:00 GMT).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35354647

Wasps v Leinster (Sat)

Team news as Wasps host Leinster in Saturday's European Champions Cup fixture at the Ricoh Arena (15:15 GMT).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35355120

Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Charlton Athletic and Blackburn Rovers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35330572

Fulham v Hull City

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Fulham and Hull City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35330621