Education

Every school ‘needs dog to stop stress’

[ad_1] Every school should have a dog or another pet to reduce stress in the classroom, says Sir Anthony Seldon.The University of Buckingham vice-chancellor says it is "a powerfully cost-effective way of helping children feel more secure at schools".Sir Anthony was speaking at a conference about the need to improve young people's sense of wellbeing.Education Secretary Damian Hinds says more schools seem to have "wellbeing dogs" and "the pets can
Entertainment

Peterborough mural to Prodigy’s Keith Flint ‘iconic’

[ad_1] A mural painted in tribute to The Prodigy singer Keith Flint is "iconic" says an ex- guitarist with the band.Flint, a founding member of the band who sang lead vocals on number one singles Breathe and Firestarter, died at his Essex home earlier this month.The mural was created on a legal graffiti wall in Peterborough by street artist Nathan Murdock.Guitarist Gizz Butt, who played with The Prodigy in the
UK News

Missing Libby Squire: Police find woman’s body in water

[ad_1] Image copyright Squire Family Image caption The University of Hull second year philosophy student was last seen sitting on a bench on Beverley Road Police searching for missing Hull student Libby Squire have confirmed a body recovered from the Humber estuary is that of a woman.Post-mortem tests on the body, which was found close to Spurn Point on Wednesday afternoon, are taking place.Humberside Police said there had been no
Business

Six new cars rated ‘poor’ for security in theft-risk survey

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThieves hack into a car's security system using computerised unlocking technology Six new car models have been given a "poor" ranking in a theft-risk report on keyless entry vehicles.Thatcham Research assessed the vulnerability of cars to computerised theft, where criminals hack the key fob signal to enter and start a vehicle. Models rated poor were the Ford Mondeo, Hyundai Nexo, Kia
US & World

Michel Temer, Brazil ex-president, arrested in corruption probe

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Michel Temer left office in January Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.Mr Temer, a 78-year-old lawyer who served as president from 2016 to 2018, is being investigated in several cases. He has consistently denied any wrongdoing. His arrest was considered imminent after he lost his legal protection when he left office. Many politicians and business
Technology

Oculus releases updated Rift VR headset

[ad_1] Image copyright Insomniac Games Image caption Games such as Stormland have been designed to work with the Rift S Oculus has released an updated version of its flagship VR headset that works with a PC to let people play in virtual worlds.Called the Oculus Rift S, the virtual reality headset does away with the cameras needed on the original and which tracked users' movements.The headset has also has higher
UK News

Alesha MacPhail murder: The schoolboy who became an opportunistic killer

[ad_1] Image caption Campbell admitted thinking about doing "something excessive", including rape, in the 12 months prior to the murder Aaron Campbell was looking for cannabis when he entered the flat and discovered Alesha MacPhail sleeping in her bed.For the duration of his trial he had denied ever meeting the six-year-old, let alone being responsible for her abduction, rape and murder.But as Campbell, 16, faced a criminal psychologist, who was
Health

Assisted dying: Doctors’ group adopts neutral position

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hospital doctors have dropped their 13-year opposition to the concept of helping terminally ill patients die.Following a poll of its members, the Royal College of Physicians has now adopted a neutral stance on the issue of assisted dying.Some groups have spoken out against the change, saying a respected medical body's reputation has been damaged. Others called the decision "absurd".Under UK law, it is illegal to
Business

Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner site closures agreed

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Plans to close 27 Giraffe and Ed's Easy Diner restaurants have been approved by creditors, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.The brands will enter a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and close almost a third of their 87 restaurants.The business, owned by Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), first put forward the plan earlier this month.BRG said sales had improved since the chains were acquired in 2016, but several