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Pensioner lucky to be alive after swan smashes through her bathroom window

An elderly woman escaped with her life after a swan smashed through her bathroom window seconds after she left the room. The RSPCA said the bird crash into the Jean Wilkinson’s chalet home in Shamrock Lodge, Barton in Fabis, Nottinghamshire, at around 8am on Monday. The pensioner heard a loud crash and found her bathroom […]

Sport

Chargers close to hiring Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator

The Chargers are expected to hire Joe Lombardi as their new offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lombardi served as quarterbacks coach for the Saints the past five years. New Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and Lombardi both have a Dayton connection. Staley played quarterback at Dayton in 2001-04 after Lombardi began his coaching […]

Lifestyle

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools: study

Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help to clarify uncertainties around when we should send children back to the classroom, according to a new study. Experts say that school reopening policies currently lack a rigorous evidence base—leading to wide variation […]

Business

High Streets: How businesses in Bedford are adapting to stay ‘relevant’

Lockdown, the growth of online shopping and a general decline in High Street trade has combined to make it a tough time for retailers. As a new report predicts the loss of thousands of jobs and long term home-working, how are people adapting to make a living? Like towns and cities across England, Bedford has […]

Technology

Frogwares shares more on investigatory adventure Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

Frogwares is currently beavering away on Sherlock Holmes Chapter One – the latest entry in its well-regarded deduction-focussed adventure series – and as it works toward a PlayStation, Xbox, and PC launch later this year, the developer has shed a little more light on what’s in store. Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, as we learned when […]

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Vegan cafe issues epic response to customer who complained burger was meat-free

The owner of a vegan cafe has brilliantly put a customer in their place after they left a TripAdvisor review complaining they had been “misled” as the burger they were served was meat-free. The diner visited the Sweet Pepper Cafe in Barrow-in-Furness and failed to spot the “massive sign” in the front window pointing out […]

Sport

Eric Fisher out with Achilles injury

The Chiefs are on their way to Super Bowl LV, but it looks like they’ll be without left tackle Eric Fisher once they get to Tampa. Fisher left the AFC Championship Game in the fourth quarter and the team quickly ruled him out with an Achilles injury. The team didn’t say it was a torn […]

Lifestyle

Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Abnormally hyperactive areas in the brain may help better predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings of a research team led by Université de Montreal psychology professor Sylvie Belleville, scientific Director of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal research centre. Hyperactivation could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers say […]

Business

Plans to cap fees charged by claims companies

Consumers who use claims management companies will collectively save £10m a year under plans to cap fees, according to the City regulator. These companies, known as CMCs, represent people who believe they are mis-sold financial products such as insurance or payday loans. They have been accused of profiteering, with some charging customers more than 40% […]

Technology

Here’s our first look at King of Fighters 15’s Meitenkun in action

SNK has released a gameplay video for King of Fighters 15’s sleepy pillow-lover Meitenkun. The video below is much better than last week’s Shun’ei gameplay, which was so packed with jump cuts it was hard to get a good idea of how the character works. The Meitenkun gameplay, however, gives us a decent look at […]