Friday, 30 September 2016

Harry Redknapp: Ex-Premier League boss filmed claiming players bet on match

Ex-Premier League manager Harry Redknapp says his players bet on the result of one of their matches, the Daily Telegraph claims.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37526316

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

Windows 10 Final
Be sure to check your personal advertising preferences after updating to Windows 10 -- in at least some cases, the Anniversary Update is also resetting how and when it shows you ads.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236685-installing-the-windows-10-anniversary-update-may-reset-your-ad-preferences-other-settings

Six people arrested in £15m tax fraud probe

Six people are arrested in connection with a suspected £15m tax fraud involving restaurants and wholesalers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37525332

Early impressions of Civilization VI are a mixed bag

Civilization VI
After a disappointing showing with 2014's Civilization: Beyond Earth, Firaxis Games is returning to the classic Civ formula. In Civilization VI, you'll pick a society to control, build a nation from scratch, and ultimately work towards world domination in one way or the other.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236553-early-impressions-of-civilization-vi-are-a-mixed-bag

25 best Android tips to make your phone more useful

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Make your Android phone all it can be with these tips and tricks.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223282-25-best-android-tips-to-make-your-phone-more-useful

Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement

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Yahoo claims to have been hacked by professionals acting on behalf of a foreign nation, but independent analysis finds little evidence to support the claim.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/236590-yahoo-hack-analysis-shows-little-evidence-of-foreign-involvement

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal

Qualcomm
Qualcomm might buy NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth as much as $30 billion. It would be a huge acquisition for Qualcomm, but it might also pay off in key growth markets over the next few years.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/236599-qualcomm-may-acquire-nxp-semiconductor-in-30-billion-deal

Wasps v Harlequins (Sun)

Team news as Wasps host Harlequins in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Ricoh Arena (14:30 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37489590

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Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space

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It's mostly SpaceX, but don't let that make you think it's been a slow news week.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236625-mach-diamonds-mars-ambitions-and-a-shiny-new-telescope-this-week-in-space

Londoners launch anti-Tube Chat campaign

London commuters proved once again what a insular and unfriendly bunch they are on Friday morning by taking to wearing badges discouraging their fellow passengers from talking to them.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37521090

Meet the VW ID electric car: 300-plus mile range in 2020, self-driving by 2025


The VW ID is the first Volkswagen using the company's modular design (MEB). Depending on battery and motor configuration, it should run 250-375 miles per charge.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236613-meet-the-vw-id-electric-car-300-plus-mile-range-in-2020-self-driving-by-2025

Ann Emery, star of Rentaghost and Billy Elliot, dies at 86

Ann Emery, the veteran actress who played Ethel Meaker in children's show Rentaghost, dies at the age of 86.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37518602

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37465241

New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables you already own

Ethernet cable
A newly-approved wired Ethernet standard could deliver 2.5GbE and 5GbE connections over existing infrastructure. After nearly 20 years, are we finally ready to move past gigabit Ethernet?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/236573-new-ethernet-standard-will-offer-up-to-5gbps-performance-using-cables-you-already-own

Hull City v Chelsea

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37459840

Burnley v Arsenal

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37465283

West Ham United v Middlesbrough

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37459882

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: QPR put internal investigation on hold

QPR's investigation into the conduct of boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is on hold as they await full cooperation from The Telegraph.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37518589

Abuse victims 'saddened' as Ben Emmerson QC quits inquiry

Victims say they are "saddened" by the resignation of Ben Emmerson QC, the most senior lawyer on the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37516844

Rate of change

Businesses in property hotspots are about to see their rates rise, whilst those in areas where property prices have fallen will see their bills go down.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37483274

Driver Joshua Dobby admits causing Penge deaths but denies manslaughter

A man who ran over and killed a child actor and his aunt during a police chase admits causing their deaths.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37518158

Brentford v Wigan Athletic

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37458427

England call up Harlequins' Marchant

Wasps duo Sam Jones and Nathan Hughes are among seven uncapped players in Eddie Jones' 37-man England training squad for the autumn Tests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37517668

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager open to England role 'one day'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he would be open to managing England in the future but his current focus is with the Gunners.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37517687

Tower Bridge to close for three months - what you need to know

Tower Bridge closes to traffic for three months from 1 October for essential maintenance work of the 122-year-old structure.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37516916

Lorries face London ban 'to protect cyclists'

Thousands of lorries could be banned from London to make the roads safer for cyclists.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37515940

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Raffaele Sollecito 'wants to rebuild image'

Raffaele Sollecito, who spent four years in prison for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher before his conviction was quashed, has told BBC Newsnight that he wants to rebuild his image.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37512113

Ben Emmerson QC resigns as child abuse inquiry lawyer

The most senior lawyer working for the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales, Ben Emmerson QC, resigns.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37514864

FCC aims to improve phone emergency alerts after recent bombings

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The current Wireless Emergency Alerts are even less powerful than SMS, but the FCC is looking to change that.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/236585-fcc-aims-to-improve-mobile-emergency-alerts-after-recent-bombings

Simon Weston biopic in the pipeline

A biopic of Falklands War veteran Simon Weston is to be made by a London-based company whose recent output includes a drama about Winston Churchill.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37506925

Bees create buzz in Kew Gardens art installation hive

An art installation that takes its inspiration from a beehive opens in Kew Gardens.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37508992

400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there

Climate change
We have spent the entirety of calendar year 2016 above 400 ppm atmospheric carbon dioxide. If you aren't concerned, you aren't paying attention.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236558-400-ppm-of-co2-was-just-another-line-in-the-sand-and-were-not-stopping-there

Drug-resistant bacteria tricked into dropping their shields become vulnerable once again

bacteria
In search of another way to manage the endless slog against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists figured out how to bait bacteria into developing an Achilles' heel.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236495-drug-resistant-bacteria-tricked-into-dropping-their-shields-become-vulnerable-once-again

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

AI artificial intelligence neural networks
The Partnership on AI is one of the biggest and most forward-thinking tech collaborations ever proposed -- so why is neither Apple nor Intel involved?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236459-ibm-google-facebook-microsoft-amazon-form-enormous-ai-partnership

ET deals: Dell Inspiron Small 3000 desktop PC for $429

Dell Inspiron Small ET
Need an affordable PC that won't take up much space? Dell is currently selling the quad-core Inspiron Small 3000 desktop PC for 40% off. With a Skylake CPU, a streamlined design, and tiny price tag, this tower is a perfect fit for everyday computing needs.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/230651-et-deals-dell-inspiron-small-3000-desktop-pc-for-330

Everton v Crystal Palace

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Premier League game between Everton and Crystal Palace.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37447970

Fulham v Queens Park Rangers

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37460403

Switzerland is holding the world’s first Cyborg Olympics

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Bet you never saw an Olympic course that was stocked with products from IKEA.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236417-switzerland-is-holding-the-worlds-first-cyborg-olympics

Man and woman arrested over baby's death

Two people are held on suspicion of murder after a three-month-old girl was found "unresponsive" on a bus.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37510484

HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future

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HP has promised to revert its firmware lockout that prevents customers from using third-party ink cartridges -- but refuses to say it won't put that lock back at a future time.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236476-hp-will-restore-third-party-ink-cartridge-compatibility-for-now-reserves-right-to-revoke-it-in-the-future

Gemma Davison: England winger signs new Chelsea Ladies deal

Chelsea Ladies winger Gemma Davison signs a new contract, which will keep her at the club until the summer of 2018.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37508306

No Man’s Sky is now under investigation for false advertising

FormationFlying
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority announced it's asked Steam and Hello Games to change the advertising for No Man's Sky, as the videos and screenshots don't accurately represent the shipping game.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236467-no-mans-sky-is-now-under-investigation-for-false-advertising

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

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Neuromorphic computers will change what computers can do and, perhaps more importantly, where they can do it.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236362-how-ibms-neuromorphic-brain-chips-will-begin-the-next-era-in-computing

Jonathan Benteke: Crystal Palace striker out for four months

Crystal Palace striker Jonathan Benteke is out for between three and four months with a knee injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37506600

Premiership: Bristol v Saracens (Fri)

Team news as Bristol host reigning champions Saracens in Friday's Premiership fixture at Ashton Gate (19:45 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37489102

Isleworth throat stabbing: Killer given 20-year minimum term

A man is give a life sentence, with a minimum term of 20 years, for the murder a 28-year-old stabbed in a west London street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37506796

Badge gets people chatting on the Tube

Badges are being handed out on the London Underground, with the aim of encouraging commuters to start talking with one another.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/37506971

Capita's shares slump 30% on profit warning

A profit warning from Capita, the company which operates the London congestion charge, prompts shares to plunge 30%

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37504619

Jersey Boys musical to leave London in 2017

Jersey Boys, the hit stage musical that tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is to close in London in 2017.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37504548

Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is to retire in 2017 after five years as the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, the force announces.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37503648

Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson QC suspended

The most senior lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales is suspended over concerns about "aspects" of his team leadership.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37500878

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Multi-Talented Mr Shrigley

David Shrigley's "really good" is set to be unveiled as the latest Fourth Plinth commission

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37488871

Men most likely to complain over misleading adverts

Men complain about adverts more than women and people in Greater London and the South East are the most likely to raise their concerns, figures show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37493149

An excuse to shop

Tourists continue to flock to the UK after the Brexit vote, but could an exit from the EU have long-term ill-effects on tourism?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37349820

'Thumbs up' for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth artwork

The 11th artwork to sit on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth is to be unveiled later.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37497335

Harry Potter's £4bn magical effect on London's economy

The Harry Potter franchise is worth about £4bn to the London's economy, according to the London School of Economics.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37501694

Certain Samsung washers at risk of explosion, even without a Note 7 in the spin cycle

Washer-Explosion
Samsung is facing another potential recall in the United States, but it's not smartphone-related. The company's top-loading washers have a non-zero chance of exploding under the right conditions.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/236433-certain-samsung-washers-at-risk-of-explosion-even-without-a-note-7-in-the-spin-cycle

BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensing

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BlackBerry has officially announced that it will kill its hardware manufacturing division and license devices from third parties in the future. Its own revenue will be driven by software development and service licenses.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/236420-blackberry-kills-its-smartphone-division-will-pivot-to-software-services-licensing

Motorola almost completely gutted by Lenovo following new round of layoffs

Moto
Sadly, very little of the old Motorola remains after two years with Lenovo.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/236421-motorola-almost-completely-gutted-by-lenovo-following-new-round-of-layoffs

Jailed radical preacher Anjem Choudary in appeal bid

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for inviting support for the so-called Islamic State group.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37497982

Stop HTML5 autoplay videos in Chrome, Firefox, Opera (but not Edge, Explorer, Safari)

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood gives no evidence in trial

Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood declines to give evidence in his trial for allegedly tampering with evidence in a case against pop singer Tulisa.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37496497

Earth is no longer the only planet with confirmed geological activity

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Not only does our system's smallest planet turn out to host "Mercuryquakes" on a regular basis, it also appears to be shrinking!

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236342-earth-is-no-longer-the-only-planet-with-confirmed-geological-activity

ET deals: Buy a one-year Newegg Premier membership, get a $100 credit

NewEgg
Are you a longtime Newegg customer? Surely, you've considered upgrading to a Premier membership, right? Well, you won't want to miss today's Groupon offer. For a limited time, you can get a one-year Newegg Premier membership for only $100, and they'll throw in a $100 gift card to sweeten the deal.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/236367-et-deals-one-year-newegg-premier-membership

Apple to create London home at Battersea Power Station

Technology giant Apple will make Battersea Power Station the home of its new London headquarters.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37497807

Coventry City v AFC Wimbledon

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's League One game between Coventry City and AFC Wimbledon.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37426304

The FCC may investigate the $200 Wi-Fi at the first presidential debate

HofStra
Hofstra University charged journalists $200 for Wi-Fi access at the first presidential debate, and the FCC may investigate the allegations that the university blocked Wi-Fi access to enforce its fee structure.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/236380-the-fcc-may-investigate-the-200-wi-fi-at-the-first-presidential-debate

Royal worker Ronald Harper jailed for £100k bribes

The man responsible for maintaining Buckingham Palace has been jailed for five years after he accepted more than £100,000 in bribes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37497808

Owen Farrell: Fly-half struggling with 'open-ended' injury ahead of squad announcement

Owen Farrell may not be fit to return to action until mid-October say Saracens, but Northampton report Dylan Hartley is on the mend.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37495140

Fare-dodging barrister Peter Barnett struck off

A lawyer who commuted by train for two years without paying has been disbarred.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37494501

Elon Musk lays out SpaceX’s incredible plan for colonizing Mars

ITS
According to Elon Musk, you could have the chance to live on Mars much sooner than you thought.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236363-elon-musk-lays-out-incredible-spacex-plan-for-colonizing-mars

Johanna Konta beats Carla Suarez Navarro to reach quarter-finals at Wuhan Open

Britain's Johanna Konta beats Spanish seventh seed Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the quarter-finals at the Wuhan Open.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/37495486

West Ham to investigate Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph over drunk claims

West Ham will investigate claims that Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph were drunk on Tuesday afternoon.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37495134

Labour MPs plan their own Heathrow vote

Labour backbenchers plan to seek control of the party's aviation policy with their own vote on a third runway at Heathrow.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37493952

Fake policeman jailed for schoolgirl sex attacks

A man who posed as a police officer to attack two 12-year-old girls is jailed for life.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37494493

Arsenal v FC Basel

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Champions League game between Arsenal and FC Basel.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37465100

Child sex abuse inquiry: Top lawyer 'considering quitting'

The most senior lawyer working for the inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales is considering resigning, the BBC understands.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37491585

Huge blue topaz stone on loan to Natural History Museum

A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37487475

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sam Allardyce 'deeply disappointed' to leave England role

Sam Allardyce says he is "deeply disappointed" to have left his role as England football manager after 67 days and one match in charge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37491172

World War Two spy's row with wife 'almost ruined D-Day'

A row between a British double agent and his wife during World War Two almost compromised D-Day operations, newly released MI5 files show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37483023

Britney Spears brings Vegas show to London

Pop star Britney Spears stages a stripped-down version of her Las Vegas show in her first UK concert since 2011.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37489913

Fewer drivers on mobile phones 'caught by police'

The number of drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel has almost halved in four years, the BBC can reveal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37484056

Street UK short-term lender expands to London and Manchester

Street UK, which says it is the first ethical provider of online short-term loans in the UK, expands its operation to borrowers in London and Manchester.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37483411

No apprentice

Lord Sugar has said he would like the BBC to commission a new programme focusing on the progress of past winners of The Apprentice.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37486247

Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together

GPU-Hero-Feature
For the last few years, Apple has been an AMD-only shop. That could change if rumors are true; Apple may be preparing to pivot back to Team Green.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236349-rumors-hint-nvidia-apple-may-get-back-together

ET deals: Get Vonage VoIP service for $9.99 per month for a year with a $100 bonus Amazon gift card

Vonage
Is the cost of your phone bill creeping up? It's time to ditch your overpriced landline! Join Vonage, keep your existing number, and you'll only be paying $9.99 per month for your first year. Add in a bonus $100 Amazon gift card, and this bargain is outstanding.

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Apple is aware of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease,’ but refuses to discuss it

iPhone 6 Plus, bent, bendgate
Apple still isn't acknowledging that touch disease exists, but multiple employees are claiming the company is fully aware of the problem. It just doesn't intend to do anything about it.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/236341-apple-is-aware-of-iphone-6-touch-disease-but-refuses-to-discuss-it

Sam Allardyce: England manager leaves after one match in charge

Sam Allardyce leaves his post as England manager by mutual consent with the FA after one match and 67 days in charge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37483344

London mayor Sadiq Khan tells Labour to focus on 'power'

London mayor Sadiq Khan urges his Labour colleagues to focus on winning power and not retreat to a "comfort zone" in opposition.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37488931

Intel Core i5 vs. Core i7: Which processor should you buy?

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Whether you're building your next PC or shopping for a new computer online, one of the questions that comes up from time to time is whether the Intel Core i5 or Core i7 is a better bargain. Here's what you need to know.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/210703-intel-core-i5-vs-core-i7-which-processor-should-you-buy

Polygons to the rescue: ‘virtually unwrapping’ an ancient scroll long thought destroyed

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The beginning of Leviticus talks about burned animal offerings, but somehow we don't think this is what the writers had in mind.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236295-polygons-to-the-rescue-virtually-unwrapping-an-ancient-scroll-long-thought-destroyed

AFC Wimbledon receive Plough Lane stadium boost from Sajid Javid

AFC Wimbledon are boosted after the government decides not to call in the Dons' plans for a new stadium on Plough Lane.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37486594

Sam Allardyce: Arsene Wenger says England boss needs chance to clear name

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says England boss Sam Allardyce needs to be allowed to defend himself, following allegations in a newspaper.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37483375

Port Vale v Millwall

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Port Vale and Millwall.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37414680

Charlton Athletic v Oldham Athletic

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Charlton Athletic and Oldham Athletic.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37415007

Leyton Orient v Plymouth Argyle

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League Two game between Leyton Orient and Plymouth Argyle.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37415057

Barnet v Morecambe

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League Two game between Barnet and Morecambe.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37415194

Researchers discover how to shape sound in 3D

3D Printed Sound
Researchers from Max Planck in Stuttgart have created an acoustic hologram capable of moving objects using nothing but sound.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236311-researchers-discover-how-to-shape-sound-in-3d

Chris Ashton: Saracens winger targets England return after ban for biting

Saracens wing Chris Ashton aims to regain his place in the England side when he returns from his 13-week biting ban.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37486330

Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices

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Microsoft released updated statistics on Windows 10, showing that 400 million people are now using the OS worldwide. It's the fastest transition to a new version of Windows in at least a decade.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236280-microsoft-claims-windows-10-now-active-on-400-million-devices

York teacher jailed for having 18-month relationship with pupil

A newly-qualified maths teacher is jailed after having a sexual relationship with a teenage pupil.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-37483895

Sir Terry Wogan: stars to pay tribute at memorial

Stars including Chris Evans, Joanna Lumley and Ken Bruce are among those who will pay tribute at a celebratory memorial service for Sir Terry Wogan on Tuesday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37477934

Monday, 26 September 2016

Famous front doors

It's not just Harry Potter's house which had come on the market - here are some ordinary homes with extraordinary screen presence.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37406707

Turner Prize exhibition: Will Gompertz's essential rundown

BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz gives an essential rundown of the Turner Prize exhibition.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37476738

CCTV footage shows Dagenham car attack

CCTV footage has emerged of an attack in east London in which a man was fatally stabbed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37476553

Sam Allardyce: England manager allegations investigated by FA

The FA is investigating claims England boss Sam Allardyce used his role to negotiate a £400,000 deal and offer advice on how to bypass transfer rules.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37479135

Labour to set out plans for early years taskforce

Labour is to announce a review of its approach to childcare and early years learning while London Mayor Sadiq Khan will tell the party it must never be satisfied with opposition.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37475733

Faceless London

Photographer Jim Grover spent four hours making pictures of people on London's Westminster Bridge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37471476

Burnley 2-0 Watford

Burnley's record signing Jeff Hendrick scores his first goal for the club to help his side beat a lacklustre Watford at Turf Moor.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37404133

NASA’s big announcement was worth the wait: confirmed cryovolcanoes on Europa

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These Enceladus-like plumes of water ice offer an enticing target for future searches for life, a whole planet closer to Earth.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236252-nasas-big-announcement-was-worth-the-wait-confirmed-cryovolcanoes-on-europa

Forza Horizon 3 truly shines on Windows 10 — if you’re on high-end hardware

Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 3 marks the first simultaneous release on console and PC. Now that it's been in the wild for a few days, we're starting to see exactly how far Playground Games and Microsoft can push this engine on high-end PC hardware.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236239-forza-horizon-3-truly-shines-on-windows-10-if-youre-on-high-end-hardware

Google may announce ‘Andromeda’ OS at October 4th event

Andromeda Galaxy
Google could unveil the next evolution of Android on October 4th, but don't expect it to come to devices right away.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236269-google-may-announce-andromeda-os-at-october-4th-event

Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020

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Samsung wants to slash SSD prices by 2020, with a 512GB drive matching the price of a 1TB HDD today. Samsung will need to cut prices by nearly 70% if it wants to pull that off.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236260-samsung-plants-to-slash-ssd-prices-to-hard-drive-levels-by-2020

Harry Kane: Tottenham striker's injury scan 'much better than expected'

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says scans of Harry Kane's injury are "very positive" and "much better than expected".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37478433

SpaceX test-fires new Raptor rocket engine that could take humans to Mars

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Elon Musk has just posted photos of SpaceX's new Raptor engine undergoing its first successful test fire.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236244-spacex-test-fires-new-raptor-rocket-engine-that-could-take-humans-to-mars

Duo Normand race death: Tribute to cyclist Ian Bashford

The family of an amateur cyclist who died in a crash during a race in France pay tribute to the "loyal" grandfather.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37476550

Man guilty of stabbing man in throat in Isleworth street

A man is found guilty of murdering a 28-year-old by stabbing him in the neck in a west London street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37471524

Burton Albion v Queens Park Rangers

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37414504

West Ham: David Gold & David Sullivan vow to turn things round at London Stadium

West Ham's joint-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan say they are doing "everything they can to fix the situation" at the club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37475156

Nottingham Forest v Fulham

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37415225

Virgin East Coast rail staff to strike on 3 October

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage a 24-hour strike on 3 October, the RMT union announces, but the firm says it will run a full service.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37471302

CSKA Moscow v Tottenham Hotspur

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between CSKA Moscow and Tottenham Hotspur.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37475468

Southern passengers' legal action fund close to £18k

More than 900 passengers give money to support a legal case challenging the government's handling of the Southern rail franchise.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37472199

Samsung, Vizio, others accused of gaming TV energy standards, publishing inaccurate results

LG TV
A new report from the NDRC sheds light on how Samsung, LG, and Vizo achieve their energy ratings; it turns out many are erroneous.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/236227-samsung-vizio-others-accused-of-gaming-tv-energy-standards-publishing-inaccurate-results

Brentford v Reading

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37414501

Theatre where Hamlet first performed given listed status

The archaeological remains of two Elizabethan playhouses, one of which saw the first performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet, have been given protected status.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37472055

Andy Hessenthaler: Leyton Orient part company with manager

Leyton Orient part company with boss Andy Hessenthaler after just five months in charge, reports BBC Radio London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37472541

Zdenek Makar: Appeal over killed man raises £10k

An appeal to raise funds to send home the body of a Czech man killed in east London exceeds its £10,000 target.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37472053

Kittens born inside tumble dryer in east London dry-cleaners

Four kittens are born inside a tumble dryer in a dry-cleaners - but are recovering after the machine is taken to pieces.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37470247

'Autism trainer' abuse caught on camera

"Horrifying" practices of a London-based man supposedly trying to "cure" people with autism have been caught on camera.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37456884

West Ham in disarray and Slaven Bilic has major surgery to do, says Chris Sutton

West Ham are in "disarray" and boss Slaven Bilic has to perform "major surgery" to solve their problems, says BBC pundit Chris Sutton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37467160

Man stabbed to death in Dagenham street

Detectives launch a murder investigation after a man is stabbed to death in an east London street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37470243

Turner Prize exhibition opens with giant buttocks, train rides and scrap metal

Members of the public have their first chance to see works nominated for this year's Turner Prize when an exhibition featuring the four artists opens.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37448948

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Star Wars memorabilia on show in London

At least 200 original props, costumes and models used in the filming of the Star Wars franchise will go on show to the British public later this year.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37467144

Body fat link to bacteria in faeces

The make up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies, say researchers from King's College London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37452630

Countess of Wessex completes 450-mile cycling challenge

The Countess of Wessex completes a 450-mile cycling challenge from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37467530

Is the party over for free wifi in cafes?

Many small cafes are rethinking free wifi in a bid to keep afloat - is the party about to be over for free wifi?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37443649

Countess of Wessex: 'I feel amazingly well after cycle'

The Countess of Wessex says she feels "amazingly well" after completing a 450 mile (724km) cycle challenge in support of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37467893

London man 'training to cure autism' filmed abusing client

"Horrifying" practices are exposed that purport to cure people with autism, during which clients are subjected to shouting and intimidation.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37460201

Duo Normand Cyclist Ian Bashford dies in France race crash

An amateur cyclist from London dies in a crash with a support vehicle during a road race in France.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37466438

Charge over 'chicken shop row' death in Poplar

A man is charged with murdering a 31-year-old after an alleged disagreement at a chicken shop in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37466437

Women's Super League One: Manchester City Women v Chelsea Ladies

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Women's Super League One game between title rivals Manchester City Women and Chelsea Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37399440

Qualifiers: London Broncos v Featherstone Rovers

Team news as London Broncos host Featherstone Rovers in Sunday's Qualifiers match at the Trailfinders Sports Ground (15:00 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/37419786

Russell Brand donates Trew Era cafe to charity

Russell Brand donates his cafe to a charity that helps former prisoners and those struggling with addiction.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37466434

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Antonio Conte doubts Chelsea attitude after Arsenal loss

Manager Antonio Conte tells Chelsea they must be a great team on the pitch, not just on paper, after defeat to Arsenal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37464672

Millwall 2-3 Rochdale

Ian Henderson's late penalty sees Rochdale beat 10-man Millwall 3-2 win at The Den.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37394515

Family members sought of man, 82, after Dorset crash

The family of an 82-year-old man left in a life-threatening condition after a he was hit by a car are being sought by police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-37463550

Middlesex win County Championship: How Angus Fraser revitalised Lord's side

How Angus Fraser helped turn Middlesex from second-tier underachievers into unbeaten County Championship winners.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37461828

Swimmers race down the Serpentine in mass open water event

Thousands of swimmers race down London's Serpentine in a mass open water event.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37461068

AFC Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Town

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between AFC Wimbledon and Shrewsbury Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37392777

Oxford United v Charlton Athletic

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Oxford United and Charlton Athletic.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37392916

Notts County v Leyton Orient

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Notts County and Leyton Orient.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37393138

Portsmouth v Barnet

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37393007

Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37393498

Lorry driver sought over death of pedestrian outside Earl's Court

A lorry driver is sought by police after a pedestrian is fatally hit by a vehicle in central London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37461066

Three arrested over Poplar 'chicken shop row' murder

Three people are arrested over the death of a Czech man following an altercation at a fried chicken shop in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37461060

This is Knife Angel

It's made from weapons handed into police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37454750

Up Pompeii

Pop group Bastille look back at their rise from a pub band to international pop stars in the space of just five years.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37444010

Friday, 23 September 2016

Babies born to women aged 45 and over rises by a third

The rate of babies born to women aged 45 and over in England has risen by more than a third since 2009, analysis of official statistics reveals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37440538

No one’s playing No Man’s Sky, as developer remains silent and players flee the franchise

MonoLith-NoMansSky
No Man's Sky has turned into a graveyard six weeks after launch, with a tiny fraction of its original player base. Hello Games remains devoted to the title, but many fans are frustrated with limited communication.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236216-no-ones-playing-no-mans-sky-as-developer-remains-silent-and-players-flee-the-franchise

Middlesex win County Championship: James Franklin defends contrived declaration

Middlesex and Yorkshire "owed it to the occasion" to set up a dramatic Championship climax, says winning captain James Franklin.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37457313

SpaceX blames recent rocket explosion on helium tank breach

spacex explosion
SpaceX says a breach in the helium system caused the anomaly, but it's not the same as the last helium breach.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236209-spacex-blames-recent-rocket-explosion-on-helium-tank-breach

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

Luckey Touch Oculus
Oculus founder Luckey Palmer has admitted to funding a group dedicated to spreading pro-Trump, alt-right memes and self-described "shitposts." This is not the kind of publicity Facebook is likely to want for its Oculus Rift VR platform.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/236198-oculus-founder-palmer-luckey-confirmed-as-anonymous-backer-behind-pro-trump-memes

Skepta sales surge after Mercury win

Sales of Skepta's album have surged 174% after the rapper's Mercury win last week, says the Official Charts Company.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37419695

Tardigrade DNA inserted into human cells gives them X-ray resistance

Tardigrade
This clearly means we can consume tardigrade extract to gain their powers.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236180-tardigrade-dna-inserted-into-human-cells-gives-x-ray-resistance

County Championship: Middlesex win title by beating Yorkshire at Lord's

Middlesex win the County Championship title for the first time since 1993 after a 61-run win over Yorkshire at Lord's.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37446468

This week in space: Mars missions, a space blob, and a falling satellite

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We found a galaxy nursery inside a huge space blob, which is cool. There will probably also be a Chinese satellite falling out of the sky in 2017. Less cool.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236170-this-week-in-space-mars-missions-a-space-blob-and-a-falling-satellite

James Fox lawfully killed by Met Police, rules inquest jury

A mentally ill man who was shot dead by police at his north London home was lawfully killed, an inquest rules.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37455703

Antonio Conte wants time to improve Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says it will take time for him to get his side playing how he wants.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37451646

Kumar Sangakkara: Ex-Sri Lanka captain agrees new Surrey deal

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara signs a new one-year contract with Surrey.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37453221

How a massive sinkhole dumped 200 million gallons of radioactive water into a Florida aquifer

SinkHole
A sinkhole opened in Florida weeks ago, dumping 250 million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the local water table, but residents didn't find out until quite recently.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236163-how-a-massive-sinkhole-dumped-200-million-gallons-of-radioactive-water-into-a-florida-aquifer

West Ham United v Southampton

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Southampton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37399491

Fulham v Bristol City

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37392283

Premiership: Harlequins v Saracens

Team news as Harlequins host Saracens in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Twickenham Stoop (15:00 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37422207

Arsenal v Chelsea

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37393486

China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (Stealth Bomber)
China is claiming to have invented quantum radar. If true, this could destroy much of the stealth potential of the United States' aircraft and Navy vessels -- but we wouldn't hold our breath just yet.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236167-china-claims-to-have-invented-quantum-radar-that-could-render-entire-us-stealth-fleet-obsolete

Jack Clifford: Harlequins back row forward to miss England's autumn internationals

Harlequins back row Jack Clifford will miss England's autumn internationals as he requires surgery on an ankle injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37452438

Sunderland v Crystal Palace

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37394578

What to do when you hate Windows 10

Chris Ashton: Saracens will not appeal winger's 13-week ban

Saracens will not appeal the 13-week ban handed to winger Chris Ashton for biting the hand of Northampton's Alex Waller.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37451549

Savenaca Rawaca: Fiji sevens player pulls out of Saracens deal

Fiji sevens player Savenaca Rawaca will not join Premiership champions Saracens because of personal reasons.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37451542

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss 'will not read' book about Jose Mourinho

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not read a book in which Jose Mourinho is quoted as saying he would break the Frenchman's face.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37449264

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37392408

Chris Ashton: RFU was 'unconvinced' by Saracens wing's defence for biting

Rugby union bosses say they banned Saracens winger Chris Ashton after finding his description of events "less plausible".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37446331

Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37392409

Flower power

The wild passions of an Irish gardener who became the youngest woman to win a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show are the focus for a new film.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37445193

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte still searching for 'ideal system' - Ruud Gullit

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte needs time to work out the way he wants to play, says MOTD pundit and former Blues boss Ruud Gullit.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37433023

Three men charged over woodland shooting in Sneinton

Three men are charged with attempted murder in connection with a woodland shooting.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-37448791

Not for faint-hearted: Urban explorer's highs and lows.

Bradley Garrett is an urban explorer who has visited the heights and the depths of many cities around the world.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37419906

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Finance job vacancies in England 'fall after Brexit vote'

Job vacancies in England's financial sector have dropped more than 10% after the Brexit vote over passporting and single market concerns, a think tank says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37446127

'Queer history' landmarks celebrated by Historic England

"Queer history" landmarks of special importance to the LGBT community are recognised and given special status by Historic England.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37438800

Swim Serpentine: Thousands to take part in open water swim

Thousands of people are expected to compete in the first Swim Serpentine charity event which comes in the wake of popular London 2012 swimming events staged in the lake.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37441850

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes

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Mysterious USB drive in your mailbox? It's probably a trick.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236157-australian-police-warn-of-ransomware-usb-drives-showing-up-in-mailboxes

Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers

Yahoo logo
Yahoo has confirmed a massive data breach. 500 million accounts were hacked in total; the company blames a state-sponsored actor.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/236149-yahoo-confirms-massive-attack-hit-500-million-users-blames-state-sponsored-hackers

Terminally ill boy 'had to lie on Heathrow Airport floor'

A terminally ill teenager was forced to lie on a Heathrow Airport floor for several hours as his family waited to change planes, his mother claims.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37442054

Teenager charged with celebrity minder Ricky Hayden's murder

A 19-year-old man is charged with the murder of celebrity minder Ricky Hayden, who was stabbed to death in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37444866

County Championship: Yorkshire's title hopes alive with fighting display at Lord's

Yorkshire's fighting display against title rivals Middlesex keeps alive their hopes of a third successive County Championship.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37435356

Human skeleton found on shipwreck that held mysterious Antikythera Mechanism

Antikythera Mechanism
Snazzy gear let us open up the wreck like an archaeological dig, and it revealed a human skeleton under half a meter of sand. Now we're going to sequence its DNA.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236063-human-skeleton-found-on-shipwreck-that-held-mysterious-antikythera-mechanism

Met Commissioner says police face car-stop 'dilemma'

The Met Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, defends officers faced with the "dilemma" of suspects who refuse to leave their car.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37437469

Algorithm-generated nonsense reviews fool actual human peer reviewers one in four times

A stack of papers -- potentially paper backups!
Machines are doing a scary-good job of generating documents that can throw the peer review process.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236113-algorithm-generated-nonsense-reviews-fool-actual-human-peer-reviewers-one-in-four-times

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science

Crime Scene
A new White House report has the Justice Department upset. Does it go too far in questioning the techniques behind a huge proportion of criminal convictions?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236040-here-come-the-appeals-white-house-report-attacks-modern-forensic-science

'Homeless man kicked' video investigated by police

A video showing an apparently homeless man being violently assaulted, which has been shared online thousands of times, is being investigated by police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37441262

Southern Railway facing more strikes

Southern Railway workers are to stage 14 days of strike action in five blocks from October in an ongoing dispute.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37443025

With the ‘Get Windows 10’ campaign finally over, Microsoft begins cleaning up Windows 7, 8.1

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Microsoft has started peeling its Get Windows 10 software out of Windows 7 and 8.1 installations -- but why did it go down this route in the first place?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236114-with-the-get-windows-10-campaign-finally-over-microsoft-begins-cleaning-up-windows-7-8-1

Burglar escapes on mobility scooter

A burglar has been caught on CCTV making his escape on a mobility scooter.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37441361

Eggheads panellist CJ de Mooi arrested over death

CJ de Mooi, a former panellist on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, is arrested on a European arrest warrant for an alleged killing, Scotland Yard said.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-37437498

Lloyd's of London considers setting up EU subsidiary

Insurance market Lloyd's of London says it is working on "contingency plans" to ensure it can trade across Europe post-Brexit, including setting up an EU subsidiary.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37437732

Tottenham Hotspur: Danny Rose signs contract extension to 2021

Defender Danny Rose signs a new contract to extend his terms with Tottenham through to 2021.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37437523

London mayor orders review of Garden Bridge project

London mayor Sadiq Khan has asked Barking MP Margaret Hodge to conduct a review of the Garden Bridge project.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37432959

'Lack of staffing' impeded London Tube emergency rescue

The emergency response to a woman slipping between a Tube train and platform was "uncoordinated" due to a lack of staffing, a leaked report reveals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37432263

Murder probe launched over East London 'assault'

A man has died in east London after being "assaulted" in the early hours of Thursday morning, police say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37437468