Jim Weir

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How the UK became a nation of lager drinkers

For years, British pub-goers were wedded to their UK-brewed ales and bitters. How did the likes of Heineken turn us all into European lager drinkers, asks Barbara Smit<p>For many years the British did not care for lager at all.<p>Insular in their drinking habits, they still mostly drank UK-brewed ales …

This British startup is building a super solar material

Two years ago, British researcher and entrepreneur Henry Snaith, and his team at Oxford University, were experimenting with a new class of compounds …

Tulisa: 'Fake Sheikh was trying to persuade me to have sex in return for film role'

More lurid details of the failed newspaper drugs sting on Tulisa Contostavlos emerge after the trial collapses<p>Tulisa Contostavlos feared an undercover journalist was trying to persuade her to have sex in return for a film role, court documents have revealed.<p>The former X-factor judge, whose trial …

iPhone 6 rumours: everything you need to know

Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 6 and iWatch at a media event in San Francisco this evening. The Telegraph's tech team rounds up all the latest news, rumours and release date<p>Apple is readying itself to launch its next flagship smartphone - widely believed to be called the <b>iPhone</b> 6 on …

Mobile Technology

Behind the Video of Eric Garner's Deadly Confrontation With New York Police

<b>Updated July 23, 2014</b><p>On July 17, Ramsey Orta was talking to his friend, Eric Garner, about where to eat dinner — Friday’s, maybe, or Applebee’s. They …

Law Enforcement

Better Headphones than Beats for Less

When Apple paid $3 billion for Beats by Dr Dre, a lot of analysts think Apple overpaid. But that doesn't mean you have to. Sure, Beats headphones will set you back $200 and if you want wireless Bluetooth headphones with the Beats logo, expect to pay $300 to $350. But there are alternatives.<p>The 8 …

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablets have screens that will make you drool (review)

Once again, Samsung is trying to make splash with big Android tablets — and this time, it’s going back to basics.<p>The South Korean electronics giant is one of the few tablet makers that didn’t give up on big Android slates after the 7-inch Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 took over the market, edging out …

MH17 Wreckage Has Been 'Hacked Into' With Saws, OSCE Says

Large pieces of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet have been "hacked into" with diesel-powered saws, international monitors at the crash site said Tuesday. The limited access granted to experts and alleged tampering by pro-Russia rebels controlling the region has outraged the leaders of countries …