Sam Dodd

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Too little money, too few beds. Why mental health is in crisis

Home support is weak, the number of patients being detained has soared and a £1.4bn cash boost isn’t enough<p>What was once a taboo subject is now the stuff of commercials and celebrity confessions. Today, stars are lining up to discuss their mental health issues in public. Sheridan Smith and Simon …

Mental Health

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

#IfRafaGoesWeGo Official press release to the media explaining what is happening and why

The #IfRafaGoesWeGo Newcastle fans initiative is going from strength to strength.<p>Already there are now (Sataurday morning) more than ten and a half …

Soccer

Archaeologists Find 2,000-Year-Old Wooden Bowl, Strands of Hair in Northern Scotland

During the Iron Age, the Cairns Broch—a tower-like stone building of monumental proportions—dominated the landscape of Windwick Bay, a rocky cove in …

Archaeology

If Rafa Goes We Go (@IfRafaGoesWeGo) | Twitter

Pinned Tweet<p>Thanks everyone for getting involved in #<b>IfRafaGoesWeGo</b> We wanted to mention again that we're fans, just like you. We've now been in …

Shameful Sky Sports claim that Rafa Benitez being 'stubborn' is to blame for no Newcastle signings

Sky Sports have had some shameful episodes in the past where Mike Ashley and Newcastle United are concerned.<p>The broadcaster happy to side with the …

This is the New Hottest Beach Destination in Europe

From the craggy English seashore to the sun-kissed beaches of Croatia, Europe has some pretty stellar coastline. But where, exactly, is the absolute …

Travel Industry

What now for Newcastle United?

<b>BY DAVE BLACK</b><p>It wasn’t supposed to be like this. This could have been the summer Newcastle United finally took some steps towards fulfilling their …

Soccer

Brett Anderson Q&A: ‘I always wanted to make my own tribe’

The Suede frontman on fatherhood, his new memoir, and being part of ‘the longest overnight sensation ever’<p><b>Brett Anderson, 50, is the lead singer of Suede. He formed the band with Mat Osman and Justine Frischmann in 1989, and they were joined soon after by guitarist Bernard Butler. They had their</b> …

Music

The Wild Ones - The London Suede

Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies

Egyptian archeologists have opened a 30-tonne black granite sarcophagus to find three decomposed mummies after sewage water apparently leaked inside.<p>“The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse,” said Mostafa Waziry, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities, in …

Archaeology

Adrian Cronauer: veteran whose radio antics inspired Good Morning, Vietnam dies aged 79

Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died. He was 79.<p>Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer had died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in …

Robin Williams

Mike Ashley makes two new Newcastle United contract offers to Rafa Benitez - Report

Interesting to hear on Thursday morning that Mike Ashley has made two different offers to Rafa Benitez to extend the manager’s current contract.<p>The …

Soccer

David Bowie ’80s Box Set Announced With Unreleased Music

A massive new box set of David Bowie’s recordings from the ’80s has been announced. <i>Loving The Alien</i> arrives October 21 via Parlophone. The 15xLP or 11xCD box set features a brand new production of 1987’s <i>Never Let Me Down</i>, produced by Mario McNulty, string arrangements by Nico Muhly, and a guest …

David Bowie

30 Found Color Photos That Capture Everyday Life of California in the Late 1940s

A found slide collection from Forgotten Slideshow Project that shows street scenes of California from the late 1940s. Cities include Los Angeles, San …

California

Scientists in Australia develop world-first blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads through the body

Scientists in Australia have developed a world-first blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads through the body.<p>The test could potentially allow early detection of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and increase the prospects of treatment. It may also help to avoid invasive and …

Cancer

These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life

In conjunction with its "Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth" exhibition, the University of Oxford has released a book of everything Tolkien — his …

Literature

NATO hits back at President Trump's Montenegro World War III remarks

NATO has been forced to reassert its collective defense clause after Donald Trump raised doubt over the US's commitment to defending Balkan partner …

Geopolitics

Watergate’s John Dean on Why Trump Will Survive the Russia Scandal

John Dean knows what it’s like for a scandal with the power to destroy a president to stalk the White House. Dean served as White House Counsel under …

Donald Trump

The real King Arthur: why are we so obsessed with trying to solve the mystery?

The author David Carroll believes he has found proof that the legendary King Arthur was actually the son of a sixth-century Scottish king - and he is …

King Arthur

Sean Longstaff happy with debut goal but hungry for more with Newcastle United

Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff has spoken of his delight after bagging a debut goal for the Magpies in the 2-0 win at St …

Soccer

Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox.<p>The worst affected country, Sweden, has called for emergency assistance from its partners in the European Union to help fight the blazes, which have broken out …

Arctic Circle

Humans Didn’t Evolve From a Single Ancestral Population

In the 1980s, scientists learned that all humans living today are descended from a woman, dubbed “Mitochondrial Eve,” who lived in Africa between …

Humanity

Newcastle United offered Rafa Benitez out on loan - Report

There are now only 22 days to go until summer transfer deadline and yesterday enough was enough for Rafa Benitez.<p>The Newcastle boss speaking out …

Soccer

Long-lost cache of British explorer discovered buried in Australian outback by former F1 driver

A veteran Australian racing car champion who retired and then spent years retracing historic expeditions across the outback has made a “highly significant” discovery, excavating the lost artefacts of a British explorer in the remote Simpson Desert.<p>Larry Perkins, whose 30-year driving career …

Archaeology

Historians Say Trump Upends Norms of Presidential Behavior

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.<p>The president's …

Donald Trump

The New Gwen Stefani Is A Lot Like The Old One

Stefani has always been a study in contrasts: a sexy tomboy; a rock star who loves her man and her manicures. So why are we still surprised every time she tells us who she is?<p><b>In 1995, No Doubt</b> were asked to perform alongside Primus and Fishbone at a <i>Roe v. Wade</i> anniversary show. It was the latest …

Gwen Stefani

'Archaeological enigma' accidentally uncovered in Rome during routine works

The find was made at Ponte Milvio, a bridge along the River Tiber in the northern part of the city. And it came about completely by chance while …

Archaeology

Rafa Benitez and fans just paper over the cracks of reality at Newcastle United

Without Rafa Benitez, there really is nothing at Newcastle United.<p>It is simply a shell of a football club.<p>The fans of course are still there, filling …

Soccer

I'm Bill Browder. Here's the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew …

Russia