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Girl, 8, grabbed by woman in Maidenhead street

Girl, 8, grabbed by woman in Maidenhead street

Police are investigating a potential abduction attempt after a woman approached a child. An eight-year-old girl was approached in Maidenhead on Wednesday afternoon by a woman who grabbed her before letting her go and leaving the scene. The girl suffered minor bruising but was otherwise unharmed. The woman who grabbed […]

Alesha MacPhail killer Aaron Campbell lodges appeal against sentence

Alesha MacPhail killer Aaron Campbell lodges appeal against sentence

The teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail has lodged an appeal against his sentence. Aaron Campbell was ordered to of a life sentence for killing the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute on 2 July last year. During his trial, Campbell denied ever meeting Alesha but, before he […]

Ricky Gervais to write second series of After Life for Netflix

Ricky Gervais to write second series of After Life for Netflix

Ricky Gervais‘s After Life, about a man who decides life without his late wife is meaningless, has been commissioned for a second series by Netflix. Its second six-episode season will run in 2020. “I have never had a reaction like this before,” he said. “It‘s been insane. And heart-warming.” Series […]

Fortnite: Is Prince Harry right to want game banned?

Fortnite: Is Prince Harry right to want game banned?

Prince Harry has called for a ban on Fortnite, saying the survival game beloved by teenagers around the world, was “created to addict”. His words add to a growing debate among health workers, governments and lobby groups about whether gaming can be harmful to health. The remarks come just before […]

Football sticker album features young Newport stars

Football sticker album features young Newport stars

Young footballers are following in the footsteps of their Premier League heroes by being immortalised in a sticker book. Players from Newport Corinthians are used to collecting Aaron Ramsey or Harry Kane for their albums. But they are now set to star in their own book, featuring 150 stickers of […]

Facebook no-deal Brexit ads ‘from same source‘

Facebook no-deal Brexit ads ‘from same source‘

A series of seemingly unconnected Brexit adverts on Facebook were overseen by the same lobbying firm, The ads encourage members of the public to write to their local MP to call for a “no deal” exit from the European Union. The groups have different names and appear to be run […]

Computer virus alters cancer scan images

Computer virus alters cancer scan images

A computer virus that can add fake tumours to medical scan images has been created by cyber-security researchers. In laboratory tests, the malware altered 70 images and managed to fool three radiologists into believing patients had cancer. The altered images also managed to trick automated screening systems. to show how […]

Samuel Pepys commemorated on new £2 coin

Samuel Pepys commemorated on new £2 coin

A new £2 coin released to mark 350 years since Samuel Pepys‘ final diary entry could set collectors back £845. The 17th Century diarist, famed for accounts of events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague, features on the coin which will not enter general circulation. […]

HPV vaccine linked to ‘dramatic‘ drop in cervical disease

HPV vaccine linked to ‘dramatic‘ drop in cervical disease

The routine vaccination of girls with the HPV vaccine in Scotland has led to a “dramatic” drop in cervical disease in later life, new research suggests. Human papilomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection and some types are linked to cervical cancer. Researchers said the vaccine has nearly wiped out […]

Skin cancer: Missing eyelids when using SPF moisturiser a ‘risk‘

Skin cancer: Missing eyelids when using SPF moisturiser a ‘risk‘

Failing to apply moisturiser with sun protection factor (SPF) and sunscreen properly to the face, particularly around eyes, could be putting people at risk of skin cancer, a study suggests. Researchers found differences in the way people applied sunscreen and SPF moisturiser. More skin is missed with moisturiser – especially […]