NOW snowflakes decide Exeter Chiefs name is ‘offensive’

Exeter Chiefs is facing calls to drop its name, badge and mascot as snowflakes claim the theme is ‘offensive’. Activists set up a petition calling for the 150-year-old rugby union side to change over its ‘harmful’ impact on Native Americans. Their claims were echoed by modern American history professor Rachel Herrmann from Cardiff University, who … Read more

Nurse of Wuhan’s coronavirus hospital falls to death ‘over PPE quarrel’

A nurse who worked at a Wuhan hospital designated to treat coronavirus patients has died after falling from heights. The cardiac nurse was said to have quarrelled with a supervisor before the incident earlier today. The deceased medic had complained about a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital workers in the isolation wards, according to … Read more

Normal People’s Paul Mescal cracks open the champagne

EXCLUSIVE: Normal People’s Paul Mescal cracks open the champagne as triumphant star celebrates his Emmy nomination with friends By Jason Chester for MailOnline Published: 11:03 BST, 29 July 2020 | Updated: 11:11 BST, 29 July 2020 The champagne flowed on Tuesday evening as rising star Paul Mescal celebrated his Primetime Emmy Awards nomination with a … Read more

Ten tips for buy-to-let: Essential advice for property investment

Ten tips for buy-to-let: the essential advice for property investors Our buy-to-let guide explains the essentials of property investment Regularly update guide explains how to assess investments and make a profit Learn about the best locations to invest in property, buy-to-let mortgages, rental yields and what tax changes mean for landlords and investors  By Simon … Read more

Tannins are responsible for delays caused by ‘leaves on the line’

Why ‘leaves on the line’ cause train delays: Tannins from fallen foliage break down to create an ‘ultra-low-friction’ black paste on the rails Tannins exist in high concentrations in the leaves of some plant species  Chemicals create an slippery black paste when exposed to water and steel  This cuts friction between railway wheels and the … Read more

Vans face ban from city centres under Boris Johnson’s plan to get Britain in the saddle

Vans could be banned from city centres under government plans to create more road space for cyclists as part of Boris Johnson‘s £2billion anti-obesity drive. A government report aimed at ‘unleashing our nation of cyclists’ proposes reducing ‘unnecessary motorised freight’ like lorries and vans in UK cities. Freight would be sent to out-of-town depots before … Read more

Fury as hundreds of Virgin Media users battle with internet outage for second day in a row

Hundreds of Virgin Media were today left unable to connect to the internet when the network provider suffered yet another outage. Social media users have written to the broadband provider to complain of days of what they say is intermittent cuts to their service.  But the Downdetector website recorded more than 700 complaints across the UK … Read more