'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon Championships Venue: Queen’s Club, London Dates: 19-25 June Coverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online daily Losing in the first round at Queen’s Club doesn’t mean I can’t go on and do well at Wimbledon. It just means I’ve got a lot of work to do. I knew before the tournament that I still have some way…

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Heroic public sector staff deserve more pay – Hunt

Heroic public sector staff deserve more pay – Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated he will press the chancellor to give public sector staff more pay. He made the comments following a speech in which he praised the way NHS staff and the other emergency services responded to the recent terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. He said, in particular, he had “a great deal of sympathy” for the case made by nurses for an end to the pay cap. The cap…

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'Seductive names' make vegetables more appealing

'Seductive names' make vegetables more appealing

How do you get more people to eat their greens? Give vegetables seductive names, say US researchers. A team at Stanford tried it out on students in the university cafeteria and found veggie sales went up by 25% when indulgent labels were used. “Sizzlin’ beans”, “dynamite beets” and “twisted citrus-glazed carrots” tempted diners to fill their plates. Healthy labels, such as “wholesome”, were a turn-off, even though the dishes were identical in every other way….

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HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

For the past few years, companies like Alienware and Razer have worked to push the idea of external GPU boxes as upgrades for PC laptops. Alienware has had their own solution, customized for their own systems, while companies like Intel, AMD, and Razer teamed up to create the XConnect platform last year. We’re finally seeing more OEMs opting for this approach, and HP’s new Omen Accelerator extends it from graphics into other performance areas as well….

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I’m happy and I want to win more trophies at Real Madrid – Bale

I’m happy and I want to win more trophies at Real Madrid – Bale

Media playback is not supported on this device Gareth Bale says he is happy at Real Madrid and has committed his future to the Champions League winners. The Wales forward came off the bench after 77 minutes in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff as Real Madrid secured a third title in four seasons. The 27-year-old, who signed a deal until 2022 in October, has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu….

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Prostate cancer treatment 'could help more patients'

Prostate cancer treatment 'could help more patients'

One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer has given “powerful results”, say UK researchers. A drug for treating prostate cancer that has spread was found to save lives when offered earlier, a study found. The trial looked at abiraterone as an additional treatment in patients with prostate cancer who were about to start long-term hormone therapy. Abiraterone improved survival, according to results published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Prof Nicholas James,…

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Chris Cornell – so much more than a grunge star

Chris Cornell – so much more than a grunge star

Chris Cornell was one of the defining voices of grunge music – his bluesy, multi-octave voice becoming Soundgarden’s not-so-secret weapon. But he spent most of his teenage years a loner, afflicted by agoraphobia and anxiety, until rock music helped him overcome his uneasiness around others. In Soundgarden, he slowed the frenetic flammery of ’80s metal to a sombre crawl, earning the band comparisons to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Although they started out on Seattle’s…

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NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday'

NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday'

More ransomware cases may come to light on Monday, possibly on “a significant scale”, the UK’s cyber-security agency has warned after a global cyber-attack. The National Cyber Security Centre has advised firms how to protect computers as they start the working week. It comes after Friday’s attack caused disruption in 150 countries. In the UK, NHS hospitals, pharmacies and GP surgeries were the worst-affected. A handful of NHS trusts are still dealing with the problems…

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