Business

US jewellery firm Stella & Dot ‘to exit European market’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firm was founded by Jessica Herrin in 2003 San Francisco-based jewellery firm Stella & Dot appears to be exiting the European market after seven years.A number of its UK sales reps, some of whom host parties to sell jewellery, have posted messages on social media.They say they have been messaged by the firm to say it has been hit by declines in
Politics

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn faces demands from Labour activists to back referendum

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Twenty four hours before Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech on Brexit, some of his own activists have been pressing for a more robust stance.The party's current policy is to oppose Theresa May's deal, then call for an election - and only if that doesn't happen should other options be considered.These would include (but are not limited to) what the party calls a "public vote"
Science/Nature

Blue tooth reveals unknown female artist from medieval times

[ad_1] Image copyright Christina Warinner Image caption A lapis lazuli fragment trapped in the lower jaw of the medieval woman The weird habit of licking the end of a paintbrush has revealed new evidence about the life of an artist more than 900 years after her death.Scientists found tiny blue paint flecks had accumulated on the teeth of a medieval German nun.The particles of the rare lapis lazuli pigment likely
UK News

Alex Hepburn rape trial: WhatsApp sex game ’embarrassing’

[ad_1] Image copyright Ben Birchall/PA Wire Image caption Former Worcestershire CCC all-rounder Alex Hepburn has denied two counts of rape A cricketer has denied raping a sleeping woman while "fired up" by a sexual conquest game on WhatsApp.Alex Hepburn, 23, is charged with assaulting the woman after she had consensual sex with his former team-mate.At Worcester Crown Court, he said he was "completely embarrassed" by the "stat chat" page used
Science/Nature

Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artwork: A highly magnetised rotating neutron star. Astronomers say one of these could be a source of the signals Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada.The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown.Among the 13 fast radio bursts, known as FRBs, was a very unusual repeating
US & World

Man accused of stealing roommate’s $10m lottery ticket

[ad_1] Image copyright Vacaville Police Department Image caption Adul Saosongyang was taken into custody after trying to claim the prize California police have arrested a man accused of stealing a winning $10m (£7.8m) lottery ticket from his roommate as he slept.Vacaville police say Adul Saosongyang, 35, was taken into custody as he attempted to claim the prize on Monday."That's definitely not the prize he was expecting," they wrote on Facebook
Politics

Forced marriage: Victims will no longer have to take out loans

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Victims of forced marriages overseas will no longer have to take out loans to pay for their return to the UK.It emerged last week in an investigation by The Times that those unable to cover flights, food and shelter were made to take out an emergency loan. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the policy was changing as victims "may have endured particular suffering". Existing loans
Education

Brexit row ‘dreadful lesson’ for children

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Head teachers say the Brexit debate has become a terrible example for the young Young people are being taught "dreadful lessons" about behaviour by the angry rows over Brexit, says the head teacher of Gordonstoun - the private school in Moray attended by the Prince of Wales.Lisa Kerr warns that scenes such as the protests against MP Anna Soubry are undermining efforts in schools
Health

Super-gonorrhoea spread causes ‘deep concern’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Two women in the UK have been infected with super-gonorrhoea, sparking deep concern from sexual health doctors.A European "party destination" is one line of inquiry and health officials are trying to contact subsequent sexual partners in the UK.Both women have since been cured of their infections, which were resistant to the main therapy.Public Health England encouraged people to use condoms with new and casual partners.