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Voice of Sunday People: Government must act on scourge of young gambling addicts

For most of us, gambling is just an occasional flutter at the bookies, a couple of quid on the Lottery or the thrill of a punt on the National. But there is a darker side of gambling, and it’s just got darker. The NHS has been forced to set up the first child gambling clinic. […]

Sport

Matthew Slater disappointed in Patriots’ “attitude and effort” vs. 49ers

Longtime Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater didn’t like what he saw in Sunday’s 33-6 loss to the 49ers. Slater suggested that the Patriots weren’t trying hard enough in a game that saw them blown out like New England has rarely been in the last two decades. “I think there were times [against the 49ers] […]

Lifestyle

Homeless more likely to die after heart attack

Homeless people are three times more likely to die after a heart attack than other patients, a new study finds. “Our study shows a dramatically higher rate of mortality after heart attacks in people experiencing homelessness compared to non-homeless patients,” said researcher Dr. Samantha Liauw of the University of Toronto. “More research is needed to […]

Business

Veganuary movement to welcome 1 millionth participant

The global Veganuary movement will this week welcome its 1 millionth participant since the meat-free pledge was launched seven years ago, bolstered by a surge in consumers tucking into more plant-based foods during lockdown. The UK-based campaign, which has asked people to pledge to eat a vegan diet for the month of January since 2014, […]

Technology

Vivaldi browser gets cyberpunk side-scroller to rival Google Chrome’s dinosaur game

Chromium-based browser Vivaldi now comes with a built-in game called Vivaldia, a retro side-scroller set in a cyberpunk universe. The game is available with version 3.4 of the browser, and can be played both online and offline across Windows, Max, Linux, and Android. You get to it by visiting “vivaldi://game” using Vivaldi’s address bar, but […]

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Heartbroken family say farewell to girl, 12, who killed herself after bully hell

A heartbroken family have said their goodbyes to a “cheeky, fun loving girl” who killed herself after being bulled at school. Charley Patterson, aged 12, was found dead on October 1 after she took her own life. The teenager from Cramlington, Northumberland, had repeatedly sought help from professionals after her mental health suffered when she […]

Sport

Matt Rhule “hopeful” Christian McCaffrey can play Thursday

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey made an in-practice change on Tuesday from wearing a red, non-contact jersey to his regular practice garb and the door remains open to him returning to action against the Falcons on Thursday night. Head coach Matt Rhule said at a press conference after McCaffrey took part in Tuesday’s practice that […]

Lifestyle

Boy with ‘half a heart’ gets lifesaving transplant

Wendy Wees suffered a miscarriage during her first pregnancy with husband, Jason Protiva, so they were overjoyed when they passed the nine-week mark of her second pregnancy. At her 20-week appointment, the couple found out they were having a boy. The doctor noticed something else on the sonogram. Their unborn son had a serious heart […]

Business

Investment industry urged to promote more black women

The investment industry is being urged to promote more black women and build anti-racist investment portfolios in order to tackle systemic discrimination in the sector. Less than 1% of investment managers are black. Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM) – a group of 300 industry professionals in England and Wales – has written to investment […]

Technology

Microsoft extends Xbox Elite 2 controller warranty after hardware issues emerge

Microsoft is extending the warranty on its Xbox Elite 2 controller following complaints over hardware issues. “We’ve received claims that a small percentage of our customers are experiencing mechanical issues when using their Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2,” explains a Microsoft support article. “To ensure your satisfaction, we’re extending the warranty coverage period on […]