Terrifying real-life illnesses – ‘walking corpses’, human werewolves, stone man syndrome

Doctors welcome all sorts of patients through their doors – but occasionally even medical experts can be left speechless by some jaw-dropping and terrifying afflictions. This week, the parents of a baby girl with an extremely rare genetic condition which will see her tissue turned to bone have warned other families to look out for […]


Scott Parker joins Bournemouth as manager after leaving Fulham

Scott Parker has been confirmed as Bournemouth’s new manager after leaving Fulham by mutual consent. The 40-year-old’s departure from Craven Cottage was swiftly followed by confirmation that he will succeed Jonathan Woodgate at the south coast club on a three-year deal. “I believe this is the perfect fit for both parties,” Parker told Bournemouth’s website. […]


Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks

Pinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types, the social media company says. The popular, picture-led social network, which allows users to create and share mood boards, said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight loss or weight loss products, […]


Record-high U.S. house prices, tight supply weigh on sales

U.S. home sales fell for a fourth straight month in May as record-high prices amid low inventory frustrated potential buyers, a trend that could persist for a while, with builders unable to deliver more houses because of expensive lumber. Sales are retreating back to their pre-pandemic levels, indicating that the tailwind from the virus is […]


Uh-oh, Valheim’s monsters are now even more aggressive

“It’s fun for the whole family!” Cowering in terror used to be one of my absolute favourite strategies during my early Valheim days, but from now on it seems that will be a less viable tactic. Developer Iron Gate is introducing some enemy AI tweaks to make monsters more aggressive, which should encourage them to […]


Girl, 10, pens letter asking McDonald’s to ‘compromise’ over her delivery demands

Most of us have relied heavily on takeaways being delivered to our doors at weekends during lockdown. And burgers and fries have been among the most popular home orders on the menu. But one schoolgirl has been more than dissatisfied with the service being offered by McDonald’s in her local area. So much so in […]