Saturday, 30 April 2016

Anti-Semitism row 'damaging Labour'

Labour's candidate for mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says his chances of being elected have been harmed by the anti-Semitism row engulfing his party.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36180572#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Allardyce jibes 'prehistoric' - Pardew

Alan Pardew defends his Crystal Palace players from accusations by Sam Allardyce that they had been "on the pop".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36179328

David Attenborough opens London wetland

Sir David Attenborough opens Woodberry Wetlands in Stoke Newington, east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36172021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chemical fumes shut leisure centre

More than 100 people are evacuated from a leisure centre after breathing in chemical fumes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36178327#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The lake that people used to flock to

The lake people used to flock to from London

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36153037#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bromley v Aldershot Town

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Bromley and Aldershot Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118806

Welling United v Boreham Wood

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118755

Millwall v Oldham Athletic

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118265

Leyton Orient v Mansfield Town

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Leyton Orient and Mansfield Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118340

Barnet v Yeovil Town

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118338

Dagenham & Redbridge v Crawley Town

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Dagenham & Redbridge and Crawley Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118335

Stevenage v AFC Wimbledon

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118475

Livingstone stands by Hitler comments

Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone stands by his comments made amid a row about anti-Semitism in the Labour party, saying "I never regret saying something that's true".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36177333#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How do you become '#Instafamous'?

Jayde Pierce has almost half a million followers on Instagram, the photo-sharing social media network.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36175821#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Friday, 29 April 2016

Rail users face bank holiday disruption

Rail passengers using the Brighton Main Line face disruption over the bank holiday weekend due to engineering work.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36174128#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Supreme Court grants FBI decentralized warrants, power to hack suspects anywhere

Security cryptography
The Supreme Court says the FBI may hack users with no known location, leading critics to wonder how to preserve rights in a world without cyber-borders.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227601-supreme-court-grants-fbi-decentralized-warrants-power-to-hack-suspects-anywhere

Banks demanded I stayed - Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims his commitment to the club helped secure the bank loans required to fund the Emirates Stadium.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36172291

Astronomers spot mysterious objects spewing out gas at a quarter the speed of light

winds
X-ray observations of two unusual objects could solve the mystery of super-luminous x-ray sources.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227585-astronomers-spot-mysterious-objects-spewing-out-gas-at-a-quarter-the-speed-of-light

Nioh on PS4 lets you choose between faster frame rate or higher resolution

Nioh
This demo is listed as an alpha in the PlayStation Store, and the developers hit you over the head with the disclaimer that this is still a work in progress.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227564-nioh-on-ps4-lets-you-choose-between-faster-frame-rate-or-higher-resolution

Seagate now shipping seven-platter, helium-filled 10TB hard drive

Seagate10TB
Seagate's new 10TB helium hard drives are shipping in volume, with 7 heads, 14 platters, and a return to faster data storage methods.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227580-seagate-now-shipping-seven-platter-helium-filled-10tb-hard-drive

Met inspector dismissed for cocaine use

A Metropolitan Police inspector is dismissed for taking cocaine and amphetamines while off-duty.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36171788#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

New Deus Ex trailer showcases game’s alternate paths, modes of play

DXMD-Feature
The new trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided doesn't just explain the game's backstory -- it illustrates how playing the game in different ways can lead to different outcomes.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227572-new-deus-ex-trailer-showcases-games-alternate-paths-modes-of-play

Towie star's sister in medal shame

The sister of Towie Reality TV star James Argent agrees to return her London Marathon finisher's medal after an inquiry into her race results.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36172022#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Naked' restaurant waiting list hits 30k

Almost 30,000 sign up to dine at a new London restaurant where people can eat while not wearing any clothes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36167948#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Model E: Now Ford plans a 200-mile electric vehicle

The new 2015 Focus Electric offers customers a bolder exterior design, an intuitive and upscale interior and a host of technologies uncommon for a compact car.
200-mile Model E likely follows Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model E, and next-gen Nissan Leaf to market. The EV Ford will likely be built in Mexico (sorry, Donald) circa 2019.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227542-model-e-now-ford-plans-a-200-mile-electric-vehicle

ET deals: Dell Optiplex 5040 small form factor quad-core desktop PC for $726

Dell OptiPlex 5040
Looking for a powerful tiny PC on the cheap? Check out the Optiplex 5040 small form factor desktop PC from Dell. For a limited time, this quad-core machine is being discounted by a total of 42%, and Dell is also offering up a three year warranty at no extra cost.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/220546-et-deals-dell-optiplex-5040-small-form-factor-quad-core-desktop-pc

The best free games on the PS4

F2P
The free-to-play model has expanded well beyond the PC and it's now an important part of the gaming ecosystem; here are our favorites on the PS4.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/189831-the-best-free-games-on-the-ps4

Saracens v Newcastle (Sun)

Team news as Saracens host Newcastle in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Allianz Park (15:15 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36143233

UC Berkeley team builds ‘semantic atlas’ of the human brain

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Voxel-based mapping reveals the brain regions that we use to think about relationships, self-identity and even abstract things like math and time. Can this finally dispel the notion that we only use 10% of our brains?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227498-uc-berkeley-team-built-a-semantic-atlas-of-the-human-brain

David Gest tour to go ahead as planned

A tour announced by David Gest before his death earlier this month is to go ahead as planned, it is confirmed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36168648#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

SoFIA later: Intel kills upcoming smartphone and tablet hardware

Intel's Medfield reference Android smartphone
After years of attempting to push into the market and billions of dollars invested in doing so, Intel is pulling out of tablets and smartphones. The company will align its efforts elsewhere and focus on different products.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227523-intel-kills-upcoming-smartphone-and-tablet-hardware

Teen canal death 'drug-related accident'

A teenager who drowned in a London canal was a drug-related accident, an inquest jury rules.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36170094#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Brentford v Fulham

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118084

Pochettino to extend Spurs contract

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he plans to sign a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36167482

Leeds United v Charlton Athletic

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118106

Newcastle United v Crystal Palace

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118654

London Irish v Harlequins (Sun)

Team news as London Irish host Harlequins in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Madejski Stadium (15:00 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36143195

Arsenal v Norwich City

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Arsenal and Norwich City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118652

West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36118678

Partner 'admits Sian Blake killing'

The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake admits killing her and their two children, his lawyer says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36168402#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Men flung on car bonnet in hit and run

Footage has been released of the moment two men suffered "extensive injuries" when they were hit by a car which then drove away in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36167941#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Superfast broadband take-up 'slow'

Tests on 42 towns and cities across the UK suggest almost half have average broadband speeds below 24Mbps.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36152877#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Labour 'must act quicker on anti-Semitism'

Andy Burnham says Labour needs to improve the way it handles allegations of anti-Semitism, following criticism of former London mayor Ken Livingstone.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36166555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

MPs criticise Right to Buy extension

The government's plan to extend the Right to Buy to Housing Association tenants is sharply criticised by a group of MPs.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36163172#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

V&A up for Museum of the Year prize

The Victoria and Albert museum is one of five venues nominated for the Art Fund's museum of the year award.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36158524#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Profile: Ken Livingstone

A profile of Labour's former Mayor of London

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17539320#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Are these the best museums of 2016?

Which museums are on the shortlist to be named best in Britain?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36165493#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The iTunes Music Store is 13 years old today, and iTunes is still a disaster

iTunesFeature
Every company needs at least one terrible product. Apple's parvum opus turns 13 today.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/227503-the-itunes-music-store-is-13-years-old-today-and-itunes-is-still-a-disaster

Cloudy with a chance of nagware: Windows 10 upgrade notification disrupts weather broadcast

W10-Feature
Windows 10 upgrade notifications can strike at any time -- even in the middle of your live AccuWeather forecast.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227491-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-nagware-windows-10-upgrade-notification-disrupts-weather-broadcast

Farmer banned over 'dangerous' cheese

A cheese producer who sold products containing potentially lethal bacteria at farmers markets across London is banned from cheese making.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-36163283#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Intel wants to kill the 3.5mm audio jack, replace with USB-C

USB Type-C
Intel is reportedly working on extensions to USB-C that would kill the venerable 3.5mm headphone jack. Digital audio could improve smartphone design in a number of ways, but there are costs and drawbacks as well.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227480-intel-wants-to-kill-the-3-5mm-audio-jack-replace-with-usb-c

Looking for true intelligence, study shows that slime molds can learn

smart mold head
A slime mold has demonstrated real learning capabilities, which has biologists struggling with their definitions of intelligence.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227439-looking-for-true-intelligence-study-shows-that-slime-molds-can-learn

ET deals: Dell PowerEdge T20 mini tower quad-core desktop for $369

Dell Mini Tower
Looking for a cheap barebones machine with plenty of room for storage? Take a gander at the PowerEdge T20 from Dell. It's small, powerful, and extremely affordable. With this deal, you can easily make a handy little media server without breaking the bank. Add a few terabytes of storage, and you're on your way to having your very own personal media streaming solution.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/203811-et-deals-dell-poweredge-t20-mini-tower-dual-core-desktop-for-259

Why automaker cheating threatens the self-driving car

CES 2008 Las Vegas Jan 7-10
Assisted driving now, autonomous driving soon is too important to hold back. The feds should look past (but not ignore) cheating on emissions and fuel economy.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227324-why-automaker-cheating-threatens-the-self-driving-car

Palace turn to rugby boss 'for lift'

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew enlists the help of England rugby coach Eddie Jones to give his side a "little bit of a lift".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36160728

Say hello to MK 2, our solar system’s newest moon

makemake moon head
NASA confirms that our solar system has a new moon, found in our solar system's most mysterious area of space.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227417-say-hello-to-mk-2-our-solar-systems-newest-moon

Intel’s CEO lays out a comprehensive, cloud-based vision for the future

Krzanich
Intel's Brian Krzanich has laid out his roadmap for the future of the company and outlined strategies to accelerate growth.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227448-intels-ceo-lays-out-a-comprehensive-cloud-based-vision-for-the-future

Hector and Piazon recalled by Chelsea

Reading loan players Michael Hector and Lucas Piazon are recalled one week early by parent club Chelsea.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36161266

Should homeless people be given tents?

Should homeless people be given tents?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36082945#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Clattenburg to referee FA Cup final

Mark Clattenburg will referee the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley on 21 May.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36159237

Kick Livingstone out of Labour - Khan

London mayor candidate Sadiq Khan calls for predecessor Ken Livingstone to be expelled from Labour for defending an MP suspended over "anti-Semitic" comments.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36160135#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lightning strikes planes over London

Two planes have been struck by lightning over west London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36158837#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Robson falls to heavy Morocco defeat

Laura Robson's hopes of a sustained run at the Rabat Open end with defeat by Hungarian fifth seed Timea Babos.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/36154743

Hawkins felt O'Sullivan hangover

Barry Hawkins says his dramatic win over Ronnie O'Sullivan led to a "terrible" start in his quarter-final defeat.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/36159534

How to recover files from a dead external drive

Drone 'unlikely to have hit BA plane'

A passenger plane thought to have been struck as it approached Heathrow airport was probably not hit by a drone after all, the government says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36159117#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saracens back row Burger to retire

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger will retire from rugby after Sunday's Premiership game against Newcastle Falcons.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36159526

Rowntree 'craved' coaching return

Graham Rowntree says he has been "craving" a return to coaching, after being named as the new forwards coach at Harlequins.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36153856

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

House costs 'forcing nurses from London'

Four in 10 London nurses expect to leave the capital by 2021 because housing costs are so high, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36151927#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Paralympian reunited with stolen bike

A paralympian is reunited with his specially adapted bicycle after it was stolen from outside his south-west London home.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36155205#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Liverpool Ladies 1-2 Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea Ladies return to the top of Women's Super League One with a narrow win at Liverpool Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36088794

Reading Women 1-2 Arsenal Ladies

Arsenal Ladies move up to third in Women's Super League One as they hold off Reading Women at Adams Park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36088795

SpaceX announces plans to launch Mars mission in 2018

red dragon
A Red Dragon is headed for the Red Planet, courtesy of SpaceX.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227424-spacex-announces-plans-to-launch-mars-mission-in-2018

Ubisoft’s The Division is a hacked-up mess, network code may require complete rewrite

Division-Feature
Ubisoft's The Division has been having serious cheating problems since it launched, but new information suggests the problem may not fixable -- at least not without a complete code rewrite.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227406-ubisofts-the-division-is-a-hacked-up-mess-network-code-may-require-complete-rewrite

Vent your rent: How bad is your home?

Campaign shows how bad some properties are

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36152198#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sony may beat Nintendo to the punch, next-gen NX console not due until 2017

Sad Mario
Nintendo has confirmed it won't launch the NX until next March -- presumably after Sony's PlayStation 4 Neo, which is expected this fall. Will the move help the company's new hardware sales or hurt it?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227389-sony-may-beat-nintendo-to-the-punch-next-gen-nx-console-not-due-until-2017

Team Fahrvergn├╝gen used PowerPoint to plot the VW diesel emissions cheat

VW-Powerpoint
A 2006 PowerPoint presentation showed VW execs how the company could cheat the US emissions tests. But at least the PowerPoint was kept short. Give VW credit for that.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227381-team-fahrvergnugen-used-powerpoint-to-plot-the-vw-diesel-emissions-cheat

Surfing solar ocean platforms could one day power your home

heliofloat head
Ocean-based solar farms could help countries hit their ambitious renewable energy goals by putting rooftop solar all over Aquaman's house.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227342-surfing-solar-ocean-platforms-could-power-your-home-one-day

Somerset secure draw against Surrey

Kumar Sangakkara hits 71 for Surrey, but Somerset's batsmen comfortably hold out to secure a draw at The Oval.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36146216

Jail for woman who killed in pasta row

A homeless woman who murdered a teenager after accusing him of eating her pasta, is ordered to serve at least 23 years in jail.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36152708#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

MakerBot is done making its own 3D printers

MakerBot Replicator 2
As the high-end 3D printer market cools off, MakerBot decides to outsource its hardware to a general electronics manufacturer.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227339-makerbot-is-done-making-its-own-3d-printers

Kingston to replace O'Shea at Quins

John Kingston will replace Conor O'Shea as Harlequins director of rugby, and Graham Rowntree joins the coaching staff.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36150583

ET deals: Save $48 on a 24-inch Dell SE2417HG gaming monitor

Dell 24-inch ET
Looking for an affordable monitor that's well-suited for fast-paced gaming? Check out the 24-inch SE2417HG gaming monitor from Dell. Not only does it deliver full HD at 60Hz, but the response time on this display is a mere 2ms. And if you use today's coupon, you'll save a total of 22% off the list price.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/227349-et-deals-save-48-on-a-24-inch-dell-se2417hg-gaming-monitor

Space-based relativity experiment is crucial to the search for gravitational waves

microscope einstein head
The Microscope satellite will test our ability to put objects into perfect free fall, and that's more important than you might think.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227350-space-based-relativity-experiment-is-crucial-to-the-search-for-gravitational-waves

Durham & Middlesex settle for wet draw

Durham and Middlesex have to settle for a draw as only 14 balls are bowled before play is abandoned on the final day.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36145356

Mayor 'foisted' Orbit plan on designer

Sir Anish Kapoor says a slide is being installed around his Orbit sculpture in London because the city's mayor "foisted" the idea of making it a bigger attraction onto him.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36150472#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Crucial' rail line upgrade works

Network Rail awards contracts worth £90m to complete re-signalling and upgrade works on Great Western Main Line between London and Reading.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36148573#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

National Gallery 'needs more space'

The National Gallery needs to expand its premises in Trafalgar Square to have more space for temporary exhibitions, its director says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36150881#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blizzard claims it shut down classic World of Warcraft server to protect its intellectual property

MoltenCore
Blizzard is claiming that it had no choice but to shut down the third-party classic WoW server Nostalrius, in order to protect its property rights. Is running an official "classic" server really so difficult?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227336-blizzard-claims-it-shut-down-classic-world-of-warcraft-server-to-protect-its-intellectual-property

I'm not an intense character - Compton

England batsman Nick Compton says his intense approach to the game does not reflect that he is "a different guy" off the field.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36150296

England's Marler banned for kick

England prop Joe Marler has been banned for two weeks after being found guilty of kicking a player in the head.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36150588

Apple just posted its first quarterly sales decline in 13 years

AppleGlass
Apple just posted its first sales decline in 13 years, but the company's overall finances and financial position remain extremely solid.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227365-apple-just-posted-its-first-quarterly-sales-decline-in-13-years

Murder accused father 'a loving man'

The partner of a man accused of battering their six-year-old daughter to death has described him as a "nice, kind, loving man".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36149079#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rare £10m Ferrari gets parking ticket

A rare Ferrari racing car worth about £10m is given a parking fine after the owners rolled it into a Mews to take some photos.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36147942#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Artist's maps join national collections

Artist's maps join national collections

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36144041#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Driver dies as train pulls into station

A 56-year-old train driver is found dead in the cab of his c2c train after suffering a suspected heart attack as he pulled into Barking station.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36149074#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Volvo to test self-drive cars in UK

Volvo plans to launch the UK's most ambitious self-driving car trial next year in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36149043#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arrests after PC run over by car

Two men are arrested after a Met police officer is run over by a car he was trying to stop.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36147937#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lost WW2 bomber crews remembered

Services are held at a German war cemetery to remember 10 previously unknown RAF airmen, whose remains were recently identified.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36140400#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Critics divided over Doctor Faustus

Critics divided over West End play

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36140389#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Southern rail strike causes disruption

Southern warns passengers to expect "difficult and frustrating" journeys as a guards' strike continues

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36147615#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

NHS 'hopes patients stay away'

Hospitals hope less urgent patients will once again stay away as junior doctors in England prepare for a second all-out strike later in protest at a new contract.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36145686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More clean air zones needed, say MPs

"Clean air zones" targeting drivers of high-polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England, MPs say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36139049#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lenny Henry to receive Bafta honour

Actor and comedian Sir Lenny Henry is to receive a special Bafta at this year's TV awards ceremony in May.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36141658#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Revenge porn victims 'as young as 11'

Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, a BBC investigation reveals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36054273#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

New microcontroller runs on radio waves, can be reprogrammed in the field

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A new type of wireless sensor can run entirely off ambient energy and be reprogrammed in the field. It's a breakthrough for this type of device and could lead to major advances in wearable and wireless computing.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227326-new-programmable-microcontroller-runs-on-radio-waves-can-be-reprogrammed-in-the-field

Man guilty of string of sex attacks

A man is convicted of carrying out a string of sex attacks on women in south London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36143088#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Deep-learning neural network creates its own interpretive dance

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It's not quite Michael Jackson, but a new dance generated by a deep learning neural network is still a thriller in its own right.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227287-deep-learning-neural-network-creates-its-own-interpretive-dance

Trescothick century rescues Somerset

Marcus Trescothick hits a century as Somerset avoid the follow-on on a weather-affected third day at Surrey.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36135352

Alli charged after Yacob 'punch'

Spurs' Dele Alli is charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after appearing to punch West Brom's Claudio Yacob.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36144620

ET deals: Save 25% on Udemy’s online courses

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That mighty thud was CERN dropping 300TB of raw collider data to the Internet

The LHC's CMS detector
CERN continues the search for answers to the most fundamental questions of the universe, like "what is dark matter," "can we make a Grand Unified Theory of Everything?" and "where did I leave my keys?"

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227251-that-mighty-thud-was-cern-dropping-300tb-of-raw-collider-data-to-the-internet

Snow forces Durham & Middlesex washout

Snow, rain and sleet means there was no play on day three between Durham and Middlesex at Chester-Le-Street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36135508

OLED entanglement: Samsung pushes into TVs, LG amps up mobile

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Samsung and LG reportedly want to jump in its each others' businesses -- Samsung wants into large display OLED panels, while LG is eyeing Samsung's mobile display business.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/227261-oled-entanglement-samsung-pushes-into-tvs-lg-amps-up-mobile

Letters describe turbulent relationship

A couple's turbulent relationship is revealed in letters found at the family home where their six-year-old died from head injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36143084#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Woman murdered teen in row over pasta

A woman who stabbed a teenager to death in a row over a pasta meal outside a supermarket is found guilty of murder.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36139685#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man jailed for teen murder at party

A 20-year-old is jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering a teenager who he would not let in to a party.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36139683#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BackBlaze details new 4U storage pods with a massive 480TB of space

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Half a petabyte in one 4U slot. And you thought your little home server was impressive.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227266-backblaze-details-new-4u-storage-pods-with-480tb-of-space

AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo formally launches, targets content creators and developers

RadeonProFeature1
AMD's Radeon Pro Duo is launching today as a high-end VR development product.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227271-amds-radeon-pro-duo-formally-launches-targets-content-creators-and-developers

Wimbledon singles champions to get £2m

The men's and women's singles champions at Wimbledon will get £2m each this year, with total prize money up to £28.1m.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/36142550

US plan to drop ‘cyber bombs’ on ISIS will change the meaning of the term cyber war

cyber war ISIS head
With the announcement of a new cyber front in the war on ISIS, the US is running headlong into the true future of war.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227238-us-to-drop-cyber-bombs-on-isis-changing-the-meaning-of-the-term-cyber-war

Robson wins first WTA match since 2013

Britain's Laura Robson beats Ghita Benhadi in Morocco to claim her first WTA main draw match since 2013.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/36140074

Mayoral hopefuls in housing 'no show'

Mayoral hopefuls in housing 'no show'

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36139371#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Army captain race death £100k donations

More than £100,000 is raised for charity following the death of an Army captain after the London Marathon on Sunday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36137024#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Third person charged with murder

A Londoner is the third person charged with murder following the death of a man who was found lying in the street after being stabbed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-36139020#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Crazy golf plan for Trafalgar Square

A "futuristic" crazy golf course could be brought to London's Trafalgar Square after a crowd-funding campaign.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36132681#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Fancy taking a slide down the Orbit?

Tickets have gone sale for the world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" down the Orbit Tower, next to the Olympic Stadium.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36138215#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Big Ben to be silenced for £29m refit

Big Ben is to fall silent while urgent repairs are carried out to the clock and the Elizabeth Tower, Parliament announces.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36138203#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AFC Wimbledon v Portsmouth

Live coverage of Tuesday's League Two game between AFC Wimbledon and Portsmouth.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36131325

Tottenham's Alli could face ban

Tottenham's Dele Alli could face a three-match ban after footage appears to show him punching West Brom's Claudio Yacob.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36137056

Tickets on sale for Olympic Orbit slide

Tickets go on sale for the world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" down the Orbit Tower, next to the Olympic Stadium.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36136117#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hull City v Brentford

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Hull City and Brentford.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35693509

'Tottenham not giving up on the title'

Tottenham will not give up on the Premier League title despite dropping two points against West Brom, says Mauricio Pochettino.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36134105

Monday, 25 April 2016

Hospitals set for first all-out strike

Hospitals in England are braced for the first all-out junior doctors' strike in the history of the NHS later.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36134103#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bowie 'a big fan' of Peaky Blinders

David Bowie liked Peaky Blinders so much he was apparently keen to have music from his final album featured on the BBC crime series, its creator reveals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36132905#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Leicester one win away from title

Leicester City will seal the most unlikely of Premier League titles if they beat Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford after Tottenham draw at West Brom.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36135992

The science behind online dating profiles

The science behind online dating profiles

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36105365#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Southern rail strike to cause disruption

Passengers on Southern railway face more than 24 hours of disruption due to a strike by conductors over their role and driver-only trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36133358#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Disgust over 'stolen' marathon water

Security will be boosted for water stations during future London Marathons after video emerged of water bottles being stolen during the race, organisers say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36132293#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Steam, Lionsgate announce new streaming video partnership for movies

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Valve just announced a major new initiative to stream Lionsgate movies to Steam users across all three operating systems -- but actually building a video-on-demand service into Steam's client would require more than a little retooling.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227240-steam-lionsgate-announce-new-streaming-video-partnership-for-movies

Samsung: Full speed ahead for 10nm, EUV deploys at the 7nm node

Samsung S2 foundry
Samsung has announced its plans for rolling out next-generation foundry technologies and future process nodes this week -- including a plan to deploy cutting-edge EUV lithography as early as the 7nm node.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227229-samsung-full-speed-ahead-for-10nm-euv-deploys-at-the-7nm-node

A new theory of inertia could explain the EM Drive’s anomalous thrust

em drive head
A new theory of inertia could explain how NASA is generating thrust with a new drive design, and may even show them how to make it more powerful.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227146-a-new-theory-of-inertia-could-explain-the-em-drives-anomalous-thrust

Canal death boy 'refused help'

A teenager who jumped into a canal while fleeing police did not look to be in difficulty and refused help before he drowned, an inquest hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36130321#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stoneman ton leads Durham response

Mark Stoneman's unbeaten century helps Durham fight back against Middlesex on day two at Chester-le-Street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36126268

How to buy the right VR headset: Our complete guide

VR Headsets
Whether you just want to get some experience with VR, or are ready to take the plunge and go all-in for a Rift or Vive, we give you some ideas on what headset is right for you.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227095-how-to-buy-the-right-vr-headset-our-complete-guide

Microsoft’s new Ink Workspace is less than you’d think from the headlines

Windows 10 Ink Workspace Preview
Judging by Microsoft's enthusiasm, and many of the headlines, you might think that Microsoft's new Ink Workspace is something amazing. However, at least in its current form, it isn't much more than training wheels.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227166-microsofts-new-ink-workspace-is-less-than-youd-think-from-the-headlines

No FA charge for Bilic or Carroll

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic and striker Andy Carroll will not be charged over their comments about referee Jon Moss.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36134758

Trescothick knock gives Somerset hope

Marcus Trescothick hits an unbeaten half-century as Somerset fight back on the second day against Surrey at The Oval.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36126321

Father claimed 'miscarriage of justice'

A father claims he was the victim of a "miscarriage of justice" when police asked him how his daughter died from a devastating head injury, a court has heard.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36132678#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tube strikes suspended ahead of talks

Planned strikes on a busy London Tube line that serves Heathrow Airport are suspended to allow further talks to take place, a union spokesman says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36132296#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

ET deals: Get an Xbox One, game, and bonus controller for $300

Xbox One
Today, Dell is selling the Xbox One, one of four games, and an extra controller bundled together for just $299.99. If you’ve been holding off on buying a new console, this might just be the package that finally tips the scales.500GB Xbox One, a game, and a bonus controller for $299.99 (List price: $409.99 —…

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/227182-save-big-on-xbox-one

HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: The ultra-premium tier of Android

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Samsung and HTC have both designed lovely pieces of hardware, but can HTC come back from the brink this year?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/227109-htc-10-vs-samsung-galaxy-s7-the-ultra-premium-tier-of-android

England's Farrell and Marler cited

England internationals Owen Farrell and Joe Marler are among three players cited for foul play in weekend matches.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36130239

DNA Day 2016: Get tested, learn more about what makes you unique

DNA Lights
On April 25, 1953, Nature first published the research spearheaded by James Watson and Francis Crick on the molecular structure of DNA. 63 years later, DNA analysis and manipulation play major roles in nearly every aspect of our lives.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227124-dna-day-2016-get-tested-learn-more-about-what-makes-your-body-unique

Google engineer warns USB-C, Qualcomm Quick Charge are incompatible

QCCharge
Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 are meant to speed up device charging -- but they aren't compatible with the new USB-C specification. It's something to be aware of, if you're shopping for a new device, especially if you use third-party peripherals.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/227188-google-engineer-warns-usb-type-c-qualcomm-quick-charge-are-fundamentally-incompatible

Ready, steady... propose

A couple get engagement at the London Marathon

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36128695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Army captain dies after marathon collapse

An Army captain who collapsed three miles from the finishing line of the London Marathon dies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36129283#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Family calls for help over student death

The family of a student who was seen "jogging" after being fatally stabbed in the back in south London appeal for help to find his killer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36128886#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

West Ham to host Juve at Olympic Stadium

West Ham's first game at their new Olympic Stadium home will be a pre-season friendly against Juventus on Sunday, 7 August.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36129648

Sumgong & Kipchoge win London Marathon

Jemima Sumgong recovers from a fall to win the women's London Marathon, as fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge misses the men's world record by seven seconds.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/36123242

Wenger has top-four 'worry' for Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the prospect of failing to qualify for the Champions League is a "worry".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36125822

Joshua to defend title against Breazeale

IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua to defend his title against American Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena on 25 June.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/36128337

VIDEO: Runner stops to propose during marathon

A runner surprised his girlfriend during the London marathon when he pretended to stop to tie up his shoe laces, then proposed to her.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36128887#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

You can dual-boot Windows 7 with Windows 10, but there's a catch

'FA Cup final crucial for Van Gaal'

This season's FA Cup is as significant for Louis van Gaal's Manchester United future as it was for Sir Alex Ferguson in 1990, says Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36124640

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36069306

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Faeces bacteria found on KFC ice

Bacteria from faeces have been found on ice that was served to an undercover researcher at a KFC outlet, sparking an investigation.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36126788#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Charities call for action over homeless

Significant numbers of homeless people have no right to adequate help in England even if they are sleeping rough, campaigners say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36125160#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Curtain falls on Hamlet's global odyssey

After two years visiting almost every country in the world, a touring production of Hamlet plays its final show at Shakespeare's Globe in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36076141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gervais: Bowie 'kept cancer secret'

Ricky Gervais reveals he was exchanging emails with David Bowie two weeks before his death but that Bowie kept his illness secret.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36110108#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nursery staffing 'catastrophe' warning

The requirement for new nursery staff in England to have good GCSE passes in English and maths will lead to "catastrophic" staff shortages and should be scrapped, campaigners say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36114767#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mahrez wins PFA Player of the Year

Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez becomes the first African to win the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36124713

How can you tell the restaurant you're eating in is clean?

How can you tell if a restaurant is clean?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36112111#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sangakkara hits superb ton for Surrey

Kumar Sangakkara hits a superb 171 as Surrey's batsman dominate the opening day against Somerset at the Oval.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36110840

Middlesex in strong position at Durham

Half centuries from Nick Gubbins, Dawid Malan and Adam Voges put Middlesex on top against Durham at Chester-Le-Street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36110789

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Competitors set for London Marathon

Thousands of people are preparing to take part in the 36th London Marathon, which this year will be started from space.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36112994#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Obama visits Shakespeare's Globe

US President Barack Obama begins his final day in London by visiting the Globe theatre, dedicated to the work of William Shakespeare.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36111591#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gateshead v Bromley

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Gateshead and Bromley.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36061127

Mansfield Town v Barnet

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060914

Plymouth Argyle v Dagenham & Redbridge

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Plymouth Argyle and Dagenham & Redbridge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060998

Altrincham v Welling United

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36061210

Bury v Millwall

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060861

AFC Wimbledon v Leyton Orient

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between AFC Wimbledon and Leyton Orient.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060949

Friday, 22 April 2016

O'Shea backs Marler over 'kick to head'

Conor O'Shea backs Harlequins' Joe Marler after he appeared to kick Grenoble's Arnaud Heguy in Friday's Challenge Cup tie.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36117961

Amazon refusing to sell certain video games movies to non-Prime members

Walmart
Amazon has always given Amazon Prime customers perks, but apparently "basic product availability" is one of those perks these days.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/227150-amazon-refusing-to-sell-certain-video-games-movies-to-non-prime-members

Neil deGrasse Tyson says its very likely the universe is a simulation

Hologram
Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosted a debate at which he and several other scientists expressed support for the idea that we live in a computer simulation.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227126-neil-degrasse-tyson-says-its-very-likely-the-universe-is-a-simulation

Officer sacked over Duggan gun enquiry

A detective is sacked over failures in his investigation into an associate of Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police sparked nationwide riots in August 2011.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36112643#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Upcoming Nvidia GTX 1080 pictured may not use HBM2

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Nvidia's new Pascal-based GeForce cards may use GDDR5 instead of HBM2 -- but we don't expect that to prevent them from offering dramatically improved performance-per-watt.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227122-upcoming-nvidia-gtx-1080-pictured-may-not-use-hbm2

Rail firm wins Gatwick injunction

A rail company secures an injunction against rail union Aslef over its members' refusal to drive new Gatwick Express trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36115268#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series quad-core gaming laptop for $700

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If you're looking for a reasonably priced gaming laptop that can handle major new releases, take a look at the 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 7000 series from Dell. With a new quad-core Skylake processor, a graphics card with some real horsepower, and a solid state hybrid drive, this laptop can hold its own at any LAN party. And thanks to today's coupon code, you can save a total of 26% off the sticker price.

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LIGO and NASA may have observed a gamma-ray burst from colliding black holes

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Scientists from NASA observed a gamma-ray burst coming from the same place in the sky that the LIGO researchers looked at to directly detect gravitational waves. Did we just see light from colliding black holes?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/227047-ligo-and-nasa-may-have-observed-a-gamma-ray-burst-from-colliding-black-holes

Rugby star's drink-drive trial to proceed

An attempt by England rugby star Danny Cipriani to have a drink-driving trial thrown out of court is dismissed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36108952#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Two sentenced for 'drive-by' plot

Two men are given life sentences after being convicted of plotting to kill police or soldiers in a shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36115697#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hammers sign teenage Valencia striker

West Ham sign 18-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez from Valencia on a three-year contract.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36113462

Fulham fined 5000 after FA charge

Fulham are fined £5,000 after admitting a Football Association charge relating to an incident in their loss at Brighton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36114970

MK Dons v Brentford

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between MK Dons and Brentford.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060635

Could the Bitcoin blockchain one day run your entire city?

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The bitcoin blockchain could let us realize the promise of the blockchain, revolutionizing not just local economies, but communities as well.

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AMD announces x86 licensing deal $293 million joint venture to build servers for China

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AMD announced a new $293 million joint venture with a Chinese organization yesterday, with potentially significant ramifications for the company's long-term earnings. Zen, Polaris, and other next-generation products remain on-track.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227059-amd-announces-new-293-million-joint-venture-to-build-servers-for-the-chinese-market

Johnson accused of Obama ancestry slur

Boris Johnson comes under fire for comments about President Barack Obama's "part-Kenyan" ancestry.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36112694#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

An American in Paris show set for West End

Broadway musical hit An American in Paris, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film classic starring Gene Kelly, is to open in the West End next year.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36080832#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sunderland v Arsenal

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Sunderland and Arsenal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36065531

Charlton Athletic v Brighton & Hove Albion

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Charlton Athletic and Brighton & Hove Albion.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060713

Queens Park Rangers v Reading

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Queens Park Rangers and Reading.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060636

Jury hears parents 999 fatal 'fall' call

Jurors in the trial of a father accused of murdering his six-year-old daughter are played a 999 call made by her parents to the ambulance service.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36110279#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Evacuations after 'WW2 bomb' found

A device thought to be an unexploded World War Two bomb is found on a building site in south-east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36112634#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

House prices 'rise in UK's big cities'

House prices in cities such as Liverpool, Cardiff and Southampton rose sharply in the first three months of the year, a survey suggests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36110830#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Crystal Palace v Watford

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Crystal Palace and Watford.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36065460

Bournemouth v Chelsea

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36061117

Fulham v Nottingham Forest

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36060678

Teenager shot in west London attack

A youth of 17 has been shot in an attack in west London but the Met say the victim's injuries are not life-threatening.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36107318#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Bionic woman' banned from 10k race

A paralysed woman who became the first person to complete a marathon in a "bionic" suit four years ago is banned from entering a 10km race.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-36103388#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The blind London Marathon runners

How do you run London Marathon if you are blind?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-35705488#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stalking Shakespeare's ghost

Where the Bard worked, lived and visited

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35837601#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa