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ten things you need to know today: tuesday 8 may 2018




the world’s best-respected film festival, cannes, opens today, with several changes. there will no longer be preview screenings of premieres for the press – and guests will not be allowed to take selfies on the red carpet. in the wake of the harvey weinstein revelations, the festival will set up...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 6 feb 2018




the met office has warned commuters to expect freezing conditions today, with rain, sleet and snow affecting the morning rush hour  in wales, scotland, northern ireland, northern england, the southwest and east anglia. the weather may also cause disruption on railways. forecasts say conditions will...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 6 feb 2018




the met office has warned commuters to expect freezing conditions today, with rain, sleet and snow affecting the morning rush hour  in wales, scotland, northern ireland, northern england, the south-west and east anglia. the weather may also cause disruption on railways. forecasts say conditions wil...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 26 jun 2018




durham university has decided that some law and business lectures will now start at 8am, because it has such a large intake of new students for next year that they have been divided into two groups. a director in the law faculty said he did not want to start the day early but, with so many students ...



android things 1.0 is now available for your iot projects




google has released android things 1.0, the first non-preview version of its operating system created for iot devices.google also announced android things support for new system-on-modules (soms) made by qualcomm, nxp, and mediatek.software updates and patches for android things 1.0 will be availabl...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 8 may 2018




every briton would be given a “citizen’s inheritance” of £10,000 when they turn 25, under new recommendations from the resolution foundation think tank. the payment, suggested by a panel chaired by former tory minister david willetts, is intended to tackle the wealth gap between generations a...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 26 jun 2018




durham university has decided that some law and business lectures will now start at 8am, because it has such a large intake of new students for next year that they have been divided into two groups, the times reports. a director in the law faculty said he did not want to start the day early but, wit...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 2 jan 2018




another nine people have been killed in street protests in iran, according to state tv, one of them an 11-year-old boy. the protests have been going on for six days now, with at least 20 dying. the demonstrations are the biggest in iran since 2009. they started in protest at the country’s economic...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 24 apr 2018




the bbc notes that nearly 650 shops and restaurants, run by just a few major chains, have closed since the year began – or are at risk of closure. more than half the total is made up by the chains maplin and toys r us but marks & spencer, new look and jamie’s italian are also closing branches. m...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 12 jun 2018




the much-loved bbc sitcom of the 1960s and 70s, dad’s army, is to be commemorated with a series of stamps featuring the cast and their catchphrases. the show, written by david croft and jimmy perry, was first shown 50 years ago in 1968. ian lavender, one of the only cast members still living, said...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 17 apr 2018




the pound has continued its rally against the dollar, with its value now firmly above $1.43, as sterling recovers from the slump caused by the brexit vote. in january 2017, the pound touched $1.206. against the euro yesterday, it was 0.2% higher than its close last week at €1.1569. the uk has the ...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 5 jun 2018




a 51-year-old frenchman set off from japan yesterday, attempting to become the first person to swim the pacific ocean. ben lecomte will swim for eight hours each day, shadowed by a support vessel, for more than six months to reach the west coast of the us. he will face very low water temperatures, s...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 10 jul 2018




former ukip leader nigel farage, who is still drawing his salary as an mep, has placed seventh on the list of outside earnings by members of the european parliament. farage earns more from work outside the parliament than any of britain’s 73 meps. farage has earned between €590,048 (£522,400) a...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 3 jul 2018




a thai football team and their coach have been found alive and well deep in a cave system, nine days after they got lost underground. two british divers located the boys, aged between 11 and 16, and the 25-year-old in charge. however, they may all have to wait months for water levels to recede befor...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 7 aug 2018




a fire bigger than new york and almost the size of los angeles, which has destroyed 87 homes and 82 other buildings, is the worst california has ever seen. the mendocino complex fire, actually two fires a few miles apart, may not be under control for another week, officials say. fires across the sta...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 16 jan 2018




a couple have been arrested after police found their 13 sons and daughters, aged between two and 29, chained to their beds and malnourished in a dark, foul-smelling room at the california home. david allen turpin, 57, and louise anna turpin, 49, have been charged with torture and child endangerment.



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 20 feb 2018




the mullet has largely fallen out of favour since its 1970s and 80s heyday, when the “business in front, party in the back” style was sported by everyone from mel gibson to tina turner.however, the retro ’do has never gone out of style in parts of australia, where it “became a symbol of work...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 23 jan 2018




world leaders, finance ministers, chief executives and even a few hollywood stars are heading to the small swiss town of davos this week to discuss the geopolitical changes shaping our lives.prime minister theresa may and german chancellor angela merkel will be among the rich and powerful 2,500 dele...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 31 jul 2018




the suicide bomber who killed 22 people after an ariana grande concert in manchester last year was rescued from libya by the royal navy three years earlier, it has emerged. salman abedi, then aged 19, and his younger brother hashem, were among 217 civilians, either britons or diplomatic staff, taken...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 24 apr 2018




police have arrested a man suspected of shooting dead four people in a waffle house restaurant in nashville, tennessee, in the early hours of sunday morning. travis reinking, 29, is alleged to have carried out the killings wearing only a jacket, which he then took off. he was found yesterday in a wo...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 30 jan 2018




sky sports and former blue peter presenter simon thomas has gone public about the effect his wife’s death has had on him and his son, ethan. gemma thomas died in november three days after being diagnosed with leukaemia. in a blog post, her widower says he is broken, vulnerable, tear-filled and unc...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 1 may 2018




sainsbury’s has objected to itv releasing video of its chief executive, mike coupe, singing we’re in the money, from the musical 42nd street, on the day he announced a merger with asda. coupe said he was composing himself for an interview and regretted the choice of song, which includes the line...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 30 jan 2018




sky sports and former blue peter presenter simon thomas has gone public about the effect his wife’s death has had on him and his son, ethan. gemma thomas died in november, just three days after being diagnosed with leukaemia. in a blog post, her widower says he is broken, vulnerable, tearful and u...



ten things you need to know today: thursday 16 aug 2018




italian prime minister giuseppe conte has revoked the licence of the private company, autostrade, which is maintains toll roads, after a bridge in genoa collapsed, killing at least 39. rescuers are still searching the rubble for survivors of the disaster, which happened in heavy rain on tuesday. a 1...



ten things you need to know today: tuesday 22 may 2018




eating up to one egg a day may protect against strokes and coronary heart disease, according to a massive new study in china. peking university health science centre looked at 400,000 people and found those who ate up to one egg a day had a 26% lower risk of stroke, and a 28% lower risk of dying fro...