On Tuesday, before a roomful of panting games journalists and sore-thumbed enthusiasts, Microsoft unveiled its latest games console. The curtain was pulled, and the Xbox One was revealed. As gamers ruminated on the implications of the ’box (not hardcore enough? Better than the forthcoming PlayStation 4?), some of us were left confused.
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Blind friends 'disgusted' after airline says they are not allowed to fly alone as they couldn't perform 'safety-related actions'
Thursday 02 May 2013
Thomson said all passengers must be able to put on a life jacket and oxygen mask without help
Wednesday 01 May 2013
A senior politician has hit out at racist remarks aimed at the country’s first black minister by a member of the anti-immigrant Northern League party.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Can you say of a face that it is “bunched” with artless merriment in the way that a fist can be said to be bunched in anger or frustration? You'd swear that that perception was permissible if you'd seen the concertedly beaming countenance of Dorothy Duffy as she sits and gently rocks on the rope swing that hangs from a barren tree Abigail Graham's astonishingly well-acted and quietly devastating revival of Molly Sweeney at the Print Room.
Sunday 10 February 2013
Scientists believe they may be able to discover why children who spend much of their time indoors rather than playing outside are more likely to develop short-sightedness following a breakthrough study into the genetics of myopia.
Monday 28 January 2013
On the night of 2 August 1961, at about three in the morning, PC Arthur Rowlands was on patrol in the Machynlleth area of Montgomeryshire when he saw a man acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Pont-ar-Ddyfi just outside the town. There had been a number of incidents involving summer visitors to the area, and a spate of burglaries, and the police were on the alert for any sign of wrongdoing.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Why one's narrator should not get into cars with strange men
Water under the bridge? Attorney General Dominic Grieve 'threw Police minister Damian Green off bridge'.... but it was 35 years ago while the pair were at university
Wednesday 09 January 2013
People do embarrassing things when they are young, which come back to haunt them when they are middle-aged and respectable.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Older adults who use aspirin regularly for 10 years or more may have an increased risk of developing an age-related eye disorder that can lead to vision loss, a study found.
Sunday 28 October 2012
Online accounts, ATMs and internet shopping are excluding pensioners and disabled people
Thursday 30 August 2012
When the Copperbox played host to the handball during the Olympic Games it quickly gained a reputation for being one of the park's more raucous venues. Today the atmosphere was markedly more sedate. But when you play goalball, silence is golden.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Imagine waking up and not knowing who's sharing your bed. Imagine collecting a child from school – but picking up the wrong one. Or being a mother and not being recognised by your own child. These are all the problems faced by around a million people in the UK today. Among the famous sufferers are Duncan Bannatyne of Dragons' Den, playwright Tom Stoppard and Jane Goodall.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
A breakthrough in understanding how the eye sends visual information to the brain could soon lead to "bionic" implants that restore almost perfect vision to millions of blind people.
Monday 11 June 2012
Attacks on guide dogs by other dogs have reached a new high, a charity warned yesterday.
Monday 21 May 2012
A grandmother who suffers from corneal blindness has undergone pioneering stem cell replacement treatment which could restore her sight.
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