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20 November 2015

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The world's second-largest gem quality diamond has been found in Botswana, the world's leading diamond producer. According to the Lucara Diamond firm, the 1,111-carat stone discovered in the Karowe mine, around ...

19 November 2015

Study Says That Coffee Is The Fix For A Booze Damaged Liver

Dr Alex Hodge, a consultant gastroenterologist and liver disease specialist at Monash Health, says that coffee fix your booze damaged liver and give you a couple of extra years to ...

19 November 2015

Durex Calls for Condom Emoji

Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1st, condom manufacturer Durex has launched a Twitter campaign calling for the creation of a condom emoji to promote safe sex. The campaign, ...

19 November 2015

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Appeals Rejected

A FIFA committee has rejected Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini's appeals against their 90-day provisional bans. The FIFA president and UEFA chief were suspended in October by FIFA's ethics committee ...

19 November 2015

Viagra May Prevent Diabetes

Viagra may help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered. A new study, funded by the U.S. National Institute of Health, found that the drug sildenafil (Viagra) ...

17 November 2015

Ronda Rousey Hospitalised after Championship Knock Out

Ronda Rousey spent the night in hospital after a shocking loss to Holly Holm at the UFC 193 championship in Melbourne, Australia. Rousey was knocked out by a brutal kick ...

17 November 2015

Facebook Criticised for “Safety Check” Double Standards

After Japan was struck by a devastating tsunami in 2011, Facebook developed a "Safety Check" feature, which allows users to notify friends and family on the social networking site that ...

14 November 2015

Lewis Hamilton Crashes $2 Million Car In Monaco

Lewis Hamilton had a little accident while in Monaco last week where he lost control of his supercar and hit a stationary car around 3:30 in the morning. The BBC ...

13 November 2015

What Are The Most Famous British Exports?

A survey of 2,000 UK consumers, commissioned by Heathrow, to celebrate British Export Week revealed that Marmite and Baked Beans are the two products the UK is most proud of ...
13 November 2015

Police Have Tea with Lonely Couple

Police were called to the home of an elderly couple in Middleton, after they dialled 999 because they were lonely. Responding to a 999 emergency call, Stu Ockwell and a ...

12 November 2015

Brits Are Not Getting Enough ‘Me Time’

A recent study has found that one in five UK adults spend five hours or less relaxing every week, meaning they are potentially missing out on a concerning 88 hours ...
12 November 2015

LeBron Buys $21 Million House In Los Angeles

According to Variety, the Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has splurged and bought himself a nice mansion in the Brentwood neighbourhood of L.A. The mansion is a massive 9,350 square ...

12 November 2015

Police Warn Shops over Black Friday Madness

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has warned retailers to be prepared with adequate security on Black Friday, after scuffles broke out among bargain-seeking shoppers during last year's event. Black ...

12 November 2015

Sepp Blatter Hospitalised after Breakdown

Sepp Blatter, the suspended FIFA president currently under investigation for financial misconduct, is in hospital after suffering a "small emotional breakdown". The 79-year-old was admitted to hospital in Switzerland last ...

11 November 2015

Plan The Perfect Christmas Party

With 'staying in' fast becoming the new 'going out', ditch the traditional (and often overpriced) Christmas outing and host a party at home. Whether large or small, luxury, bespoke and ...
11 November 2015

Abusive Football Fan Banned for a Year

A rangers fan has received a 12-month football banning order after exhibiting abusive behaviour at two separate games at Ibrox stadium. John Brown was arrested by police on 28 March ...

11 November 2015

You Can Now Access Google Maps Offline

This could be the final straw for traditional, standalone GPS devices as Google Maps will now let you use Maps on Android while in offline mode. This feature should benefit ...

10 November 2015

Paula Radcliffe: Russia Should be Banned from Competing

British athlete Paula Radcliffe has said that she is angered and devastated by recent doping claims directed at Russia. A report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accuses the Russian government ...

7 November 2015

Forget The Tea Round

In a YouGov survey commissioned by Sykes Cottages, in which 2,026 British adults took part, only 1% of those who liked tea rated their colleagues as making the best cup ...
7 November 2015

Brits Want To Dine Alfresco This Christmas

Despite reports that the UK is set to have its longest winter for 50 years, more people are determined to make use of their garden in the colder months. 37% ...
6 November 2015

Poor Diets Increase Risk Of Premature Ageing

Millions of older people in the UK are putting their long terms health at risk because their diets are low in certain key vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, says a ...
6 November 2015

Check Out This Nifty Website Which Shows Where You Might Find A Long Lost Descendant

If you've ever wondered where your surname came from, or how many others carry your name, Forebears could give you the answer. The website which started back in 2012 maps out ...

6 November 2015

Ku Klux Klan Sympathisers Exposed

A list of alleged Ku Klux Klan (KKK) sympathisers has been published online by members of the "hacktivist" group Anonymous. The hacker coalition, styling itself as an advocate of social ...

6 November 2015

France’s Largest Warship Deployed to Combat IS

The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, France's largest warship, has been deployed to join operations in Syria and Iraq. In September 2014, France joined the US-led coalition targeting IS in ...