Day: September 11, 2017

Universal basic income plan enjoys huge level of support, poll finds

Universal basic income plan enjoys huge level of support, poll finds

Almost half of adults (49%) aged between 18-75 said they would consider some form of Universal basic income. The poll had been commissioned by IPR for Ipsos-MORI and the support is for surprisingly high for an income that meets every citizen’s basic needs, regardless of social demographic and existing wealth. ...

Scientists track brain and skull shape from dinosaurs to birds

Scientists track brain and skull shape from dinosaurs to birds

As dinosaurs changed into birds millions of years ago their skull and brains moved in tandem, scientists have revealed for the first time. They tracked the link between the brain's development and the roofing bones of the skull. The team from Yale University, led by co-senior author assistant professor of ...

No official Murdoch attempt to lobby BBC…but Guardian did

Is the Guardian’s turnaround strategy destined to fail?

The Guardian has set its sights on breaking even next year but can its membership schemes and pleas for cash work, or will it be forced to forego its commitment to quality journalism? Despite increased revenues from its digital advertising and membership schemes, which rose 15 per cent to £94.1 ...

GALLERY: Girlpool

GALLERY: Girlpool

Girlpool Support: Ian Sweet The Village Underground 7.9.17 In the time since their last visit to London, Girlpool have plugged in and turned it UP. Their second album, Powerplant, saw the duo move away from the bedroom harmonies and no-frills production of Before the World Was Big and fill out their backline. With ...

Has fussy eating created our food waste crisis?

Has fussy eating created our food waste crisis?

Modern parents are throwing away a quarter of meals they cook because of fussy eating habits. New research has revealed of the 1,460 evening meals parents prepare for their family each year the equivalent of 394 of those are getting thrown away. The poll of 2,000 parents found eight in ten regularly ...

TLE

How to make: gnocchi with nutmeg, butter & sage

A staple of Italian cuisine, gnocchi has been a popularly linked to pasta since Roman times – probably introduced by the Middle East. First introduced in the 16th century, the typical use of potato is relatively new – previously made with various base ingredients such as semolina or ricotta cheese. ...

Film Review: Kills on Wheels

Film Review: Kills on Wheels

By Michael McNulty Attila Till blends fantasy and reality in his Hungarian comedy-cum-action thriller, Kills on Wheels, about a trio of wheelchair bound hit men. Zoli (Zoltán Fenyvesi) and Barba (Ádám Feteke) are best mates, both with disabilities, who live in a rehabilitation centre and who have a passion for ...

Hot Pot restaurant

Restaurant Review: Hot Pot

It’s a brave soul that opens a new restaurant in Chinatown. Rental prices are notoriously expensive - around half a mill a year for a decent-sized place. How many meals do you have to serve just to cover those costs alone? So I arrived a Hot Pot for a pre-cinema ...

Shocking photos show awful mistreatment of Shar-Pei dogs

Shocking photos show awful mistreatment of Shar-Pei dogs

These shocking photos show the awful mistreatment of Shar-Pei dogs - but also their heartwarming rehabilitation at the hands of a small British charity. With their wrinkly skin, large nose and blue tongue, the Shar-Pei is one of the cutest and more unusual breeds of dog. But unscrupulous breeders have ...

Jacob Rees-Mogg in “serious contention” to become the next leader of the Conservative party

This tweet sums up Rees-Mogg’s religious hypocrisy perfectly

Jacob Rees-Mogg has come under fire after speaking out about his Christian faith and its teaching on abortion and same-sex relationships, but views could be as hypocritical as they are outdated. Despite some commentators coming out in support of the Conservative MP for sticking by his beliefs, others have been ...

Americans asked not to shoot at Hurricane Irma

Americans asked not to shoot at Hurricane Irma

Americans have been strongly advised not to shoot at Hurricane Irma after Facebook groups were set up inviting fellow patriots to take aim at the megastorm. More than 26,000 Facebook users have pledged to "gun down Irma" as of 10am today, prompting the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to respond. The Sheriff’s Office ...

Practice of torture “habitual, widespread and deliberate” in Egypt

Practice of torture “habitual, widespread and deliberate” in Egypt

A four-year enquiry has revealed that the practice of torture “habitual, widespread and deliberate” in Egypt. The conclusions were presented by members of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) after an investigation, triggered by Alkarama, unearthed a wide range of cases of violations in the North African nation. The inquiries are to be kept ...

Carol Joy London- Hair at the Dorchester Review

Carol Joy London- Hair at the Dorchester Review

By Anna Power Like a lot of women I’m not very kind to my hair. I wash it most days and blow dry it with a heated dryer and I also colour my hair and have done so for years. To top it off, I have naturally fine hair – ...

3 reasons Liverpool were right to keep Coutinho

3 reasons Liverpool were right to keep Coutinho

It was one of the transfer sagas that defined this summer. Barcelona, having been browbeaten by Qatari petrodollars into selling Neymar, pursued Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho with offers that reportedly went over £120 million. Despite the usual smorgasbord of press stories, causal Catalan tapping-up and a transfer request from the player, ...

Jacob Rees-Mogg in “serious contention” to become the next leader of the Conservative party

The Tories would be Moggs to make Jacob leader

Since winning a first general election majority for 23 years in May 2015, the Conservative Party has been little short of dire having been left to its own devices in government. U-turns, party splits and a never-ending NHS crisis were the aperitifs for the dog’s dinners that were the 2016 ...

Watch: Lost episode of Only Fools and Horses

Watch: Lost episode of Only Fools and Horses

A ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses that is said to have been lying on a dusty shelf for years has been released to viewers for the very first time. The never-before-seen episode filmed in 1984, titled ‘Licensed to Drill’, features Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad at the top of their game, ...