Van driver who killed motorcyclist also hit schoolboy in fatal crash 15 years earlier

A van driver who hit and killed a motorcyclist after going through a red light had previously crashed into a schoolboy who died while crossing the road. Kurt Sammon, 54, collided with 13-year-old Michael Weaver in 2004, as the youngster crossed. He was later jailed for six months, after prosecutors dropped a charge of causing […]


Shaun Murphy topples Judd Trump to reach World Championship semi-finals

Shaun Murphy repelled a strong comeback from the world No 1, Judd Trump, to claim a 13-11 victory and book his place back in the World Snooker Championship semi-finals for the first time since 2015. Trump, who started the session 10-6 behind, reeled off five of the first six frames of the evening session, hauling […]


Modified mosquitoes to fight illness in Florida Keys

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the Zika virus. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and the Oxitec biotechnology company announced Thursday that release boxes, non-release boxes and netted quality control boxes are being placed this week in […]


Spain’s hotel owners not ready to check out as investors circle

Having enjoyed several boom years before the pandemic, most hotels are well-capitalised, with state-backed funds providing the support they need to ride out the crisis – in stark contrast to Spain’s 2008-2013 downturn, which left deep economic scars and led to forced real estate sales. Tourism in Spain – the world’s second-most visited country before […]


Netflix’s new ‘Play Something’ shuffle feature is here to solve your movie night indecision

Netflix is officially rolling out its new “Play Something” feature today to all its users, adding a button across the streaming service’s UI to automatically suggest new shows and movies that you’ve never watched before. The Play Something button will appear in several places on Netflix’s app, including underneath your profile when you log in, […]


Woman found dead on public footpath in sleepy village as police probe launched

A sleepy village has been taken over by police after a woman’s body was found on a footpath. Officers were called to Snowdown near Aylesham, Kent at around 4pm on Tuesday. Pictures from the scene show a large police presence, with a tent set up next to floodlights in a sealed-off field. The road was […]


‘No cheering’: Manchester City players were calm after PSG win, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s aggression and passion in Paris after they came from behind to win the first leg of their Champions League semi-final 2-1. City were overrun by an impressive Paris Saint-Germain side in the opening 45 minutes and entered the interval trailing to Marquinhos’s header from a corner. Yet Guardiola’s men dominated […]


Pharmacist-led smartphone app benefits kidney transplant recipients

Results from a new study indicate that a pharmacist-led smartphone app may help safeguard against medication-related health problems in individuals who have received a kidney transplant. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. For the nearly 250,000 kidney transplant recipients alive today in the United States, follow-up care can be challenging, and […]


Samsung’s Galaxy Book Odyssey introduces Nvidia’s new RTX 3050 Ti

Samsung is announcing its new Galaxy Book Odyssey gaming laptop today, complete with Nvidia’s unannounced GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and 3050 graphics cards. The 15.6-inch (1080p) gaming laptop starts at $1,399 and will ship with Intel’s 11th Gen Core H i5 or i7 processors, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD […]