Women’s Tour of Britain: Clara Copponi takes lead as Amy Pieters wins stage two

Amy Pieters won a cold and rainy second stage of the Women’s Tour of Britain in a sprint finish, while second-placed Clara Copponi took the overall leader’s jersey. Tuesday’s stage began and ended in Walsall, with a 10-woman breakaway group battling for the stage victory in what the 30-year-old Dutch cyclist Pieters described as “a […]


Dining across the divide: ‘He said: don’t go there. So I was like, we’ll definitely go there’

Alex, 32, Isle of WightOccupation Social worker Voting record Generally Labour, Green on occasion Amuse bouche When Alex was a child, she once appeared on CBeebies’ Teletubbies Robert, 70, Isle of WightOccupation Artist, freelance journalist Voting record Labour Amuse bouche Robert used to keep rats as pets For startersRobert Alex arrived later than I did. […]


Daimler Trucks spin-off to take place in December if shareholders vote in favour of split, CFO says

Daimler (DAIGn.DE)’s spinoff of its truck division Daimler Truck Holdings will take place in December, its CFO Harald Wilhelm said on Friday, speaking ahead of a shareholder’s vote on the split. The process, which was expected this year, would cost Daimler around 700 million euros, CEO Ola Kallenius said, adding that Daimler’s decision to retain […]


Some iPad mini 6 owners are reportedly experiencing LCD discoloration and distortion issues

Apple recently dismissed the iPad mini’s “jelly scroll’ effect as normal behavior. However, some users are now reporting another, more worrisome issue that seemingly has to do with the build quality of the hardware, causing the tablet’s LCD to discolor and distort when touched. The 8.3-inch IPS LCD on the iPad mini 6 has been […]


Naturally Occurring Antibiotic Kills Lyme Disease and Nothing Else: A Potential Breakthrough Treatment

Researchers studying naturally occurring antibiotics have isolated one which eradicated the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, potentially offering a revolutionary treatment for the pathogen in both humans, and the natural environment. Hygromycin A, which the scientists found in a screen of soil microbes, was found to clear the infection of B. burgdorferi, the bacteria found […]


Barcelona pay homage to Cruyff by teaching Arsenal harsh WCL lesson

Barcelona ripped Arsenal apart in style to kickstart their Champions League defence. Goals from Mariona Caldentey, Alexia Putellas – the newly crowned European player of the year, who received her trophy before kick-off – Asisat Oshoala and Lieke Martens earned the home team a comfortable win, with Frida Maanum scoring a consolation goal from a […]


Collagen supplements: do they actually work?

I am sent so many collagen supplements that barely anyone leaves my house without a box of overpriced gelatine foisted upon them. I receive frequent questions from you asking if, from a skincare point of view, collagen powders, capsules, jellies and drinks are worth the cash. It’s no wonder the US oral collagen industry’s value […]


BofA sees European stocks falling nearly 10% by year-end

BofA Global Reseach has cut its outlook for European stocks, predicting a decline of nearly 10% by year-end given a shift in the macro backdrop towards “anti-goldilocks”, where slowing growth is accompanied by higher discount rates. In a note received on Friday, BofA said it saw the STOXX 600 index falling to 420 points by […]


Mum fights off man who tried to snatch baby girl from pram during park walk

A man who tried to abduct a child was fought off with bare fists by her mother. Halfway through his trial Mohamed Jarboui confessed to trying to lift the two-year-old from her pram. Unable to grab the girl due to her mother’s efforts, the 51-year-old attempted to carry child and pram from the Basingstoke, Hampshire […]