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Inside the £1k-a-month London flat that’s so small the bed nearly touches kitchen

A one-bedroom flat in Earl’s Court, Kensington, London, is on the market for £1,083, although this does not cover all the bills and any future tenants will have to sleep inches away from the oven A central London flat which is so small the bed almost touches the kitchen is on the market for more […]

Sport

Denny Solomona: ‘The journey I’m on hasn’t been smooth sailing’

When Alex Sanderson announced Sale’s squad for their opening match of the season against Bath last month, Denny Solomona was absent from the list. No great surprise on the face of it, given the one-time England wing had featured only once in the Premiership since Sanderson took over in January, but for Solomona it was […]

Lifestyle

Nature-based activities can improve mood and reduce anxiety, new study shows

Outdoor nature-based activities are effective for improving mental health in adults, including those with pre-existing mental health problems, a new study has found. The research—led by the University of York—showed that taking part in outdoor, nature-based activities led to improved mood, less anxiety, and positive emotions. The study found that activities lasting for 20 to […]

Business

Russia’s Sberbank, Mail.Ru invest extra $168 mln into JV

Russia’s largest lender Sberbank (SBER.MM) and internet firm Mail.Ru (MAILRq.L) have invested an additional 12.2 billion roubles ($168.39 million) in their ride-hailing and food delivery joint venture, the companies said on Thursday. The funding is being provided in the form of equity. Total funding for the JV since its inception in December 2019 now stands […]

Technology

Microsoft is releasing a translucent controller for Xbox’s 20th birthday

Microsoft is celebrating the 20th birthday of Xbox with a couple of new, translucent accessories, including a wireless controller and a wired gaming headset. They’ll launch on November 15th, 2021 — marking 20 years to the day — and preorders are available now. Starting with the controller, Microsoft says its translucent look is a callback […]

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Mystery stranger became my pal – then trashed our stillborn daughter’s grave’

A grieving mother was outraged when her daughter’s grave was vandalised by a man who pretended to befriend her family. Sarah Bernasconi-Parsons raises funds to buy ‘cuddle cots’ allowing parents to spend time with their unborn children. Her campaign was inspired by the death of her own daughter, Maggie Pearl Parsons, who was still-born in […]

Sport

Women’s Tour of Britain: Wiebes claims double as Simmonds solo bid falls short

Lorena Wiebes claimed a historic double at the Women’s Tour of Britain with her second consecutive stage win, while Demi Vollering stayed on course for overall victory with one stage to go. Wiebes, of Team DSM, overpowered the world road race champion, Elisa Balsamo (Valcar-Travel & Service), to finish first in Clacton-on-Sea, with Maria van’t […]

Lifestyle

Steps in the development of the brain’s cellular geography revealed by new studies

Two new studies of the developing human brain are helping researchers reconcile a long-held debate over how the brain forms. The research appears Oct. 6 in a special issue of Nature highlighting studies that contribute to a cell census, or “parts list,” of the brain. The UC San Francisco papers shed light on how the […]

Business

CMC says Sept market volatility boosts trading volumes

Online trading platform CMC Markets Plc (CMCX.L) pointed to a pick-up in client activity in September on Thursday, as the China Evergrande debt crisis and inflation concerns spurred market volatility and boosted trading volumes. Stocks globally have retreated in recent weeks after months of recovery, due to concerns about property developer China Evergrande (3333.HK) and […]

Technology

YouTube cancels Rewind for good after years of everyone hating it

YouTube Rewind — the company’s annual year-end round-up of trends, creators, memes, and the most popular videos on the site — has been canceled for good, the company confirmed to TubeFilter today. Instead, YouTube will “refocus our energies on celebrating you and the trends that make YouTube [fire emoji] with a different and updated kind […]