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01
Dec
Jean Kent: Suffolk Gainsborough melodramas actress dies

Film and television actress Jean Kent, one of Britain's biggest stars in the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was injured in a fall at her home in Westhorpe, Suffolk, and died at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds at 03:40 GMT. Her death was announced by a close family friend, author and former film critic Michael Thornton. Her last public appearance was in 2011 when she was honoured by the British Film Institute on her 90th... [read news]

01
Dec
Lidl discount supermarket plans to double UK stores

Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, is planning to double the number of stores it has in the UK. Lidl wants to expand from 600 stores to as many as 1,500, UK managing director Ronny Gottschlich told the Sunday Telegraph. Lidl is planning to open at least 30 new stores a year, he said. The retailer's sales have been increasing, in contrast to big supermarkets such as Tesco. "We really see ourselves these days more of a supermarket... [read news]

30
Nov
Want to slim? Don't feel guilty about that chocolate cake! Scientists find that people who don't worry about snacks are less likely to gain weight

Next time you treat yourself to a sizeable slab of chocolate cake, make sure you enjoy every crumb. Psychologists have discovered those of us who see it as something to celebrate are much more likely to stay slim. But if you are racked with guilt afterwards, the chances are you will pile on the pounds. The findings, published in the latest online edition of the journal Appetite, show the way we perceive tasty treats like chocolate cake is... [read news]

30
Nov
U.S. offers to destroy some Syrian chemicals

The United States has offered to destroy Syria's "priority chemicals," the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Saturday. "The United States has offered to contribute a destruction technology, full operational support and financing to neutralize Syria's priority chemicals, which are to be removed from the country by 31 December," according to a statement from the group. A joint OPCW-United Nations team charged with... [read news]

30
Nov
Peaches Geldof apologises for tweeting names in Ian Watkins case

Peaches Geldof has apologised for tweeting the names of the two mothers whose babies were abused by rock star Ian Watkins. The daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof posted a series of tweets explaining she had assumed the names were already "public knowledge". Lostprophets frontman Watkins admitted attempted rape of a baby on Tuesday. South Wales Police said it was discussing the tweeting issue with the Crown Prosecution... [read news]

29
Nov
Lions pounce on Packers, end Thanksgiving losing skid

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions' defensive linemen said the insults didn't make a difference, but there's no doubt they heard what Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton had to say. Coach Jim Schwartz poked fun at Sitton's remarks in a team meeting Wednesday night. Quarterback Matthew Stafford brought them up again in his pregame breakdown. And when big, bad Ndamukong Suh got Matt Flynn in his grasp late in the third quarter Thursday, he... [read news]

25
Nov
Computer uses images to teach itself common sense

A computer program is trying to learn common sense by analysing images 24 hours a day. The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand the visual world. The Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) program is being run at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States. The work is being funded by the US Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research and Google. Since... [read news]

25
Nov
Syria conflict: Geneva peace talks 'best chance' - US

Syrian peace talks planned for January are the "best opportunity" to form a transitional government, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said. He was speaking shortly after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that Syria's government and opposition would meet on 22 January in Geneva. The UN, US and Russia have been trying for months to get both sides to agree a political solution to the conflict. But there have been disputes over... [read news]

25
Nov
Five reasons underdogs win in the workplace

I am an underdog in life. From the moment I entered the world, I was handed a collection of circumstances that most first world people would label as "disadvantages." I grew up in a poor, single parent family. My dark features and Middle Eastern last name further complicated my Midwestern upbringing. I didn't look like anyone else (including my mother). Racism, economic hardship, and familial struggles were my everyday reality from the... [read news]

24
Nov
Al Qaeda advancing in Syria, one town at a time

Al Qaeda fighters in Syria have seized another town on the border with Turkey, consolidating their grip on a swath of northern Syria. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took control of the town of Atimah at the end of last week, further tilting the balance away from more moderate factions of the Free Syrian Army. If ISIL's record elsewhere is any guide, the people of Atimah can expect the imposition of strict Islamic customs... [read news]


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