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Here’s why your internet is likely to be slow over Christmas

| blog, L&B World, Tech | December 1, 2015

Christmas fairy lights in a tangle, close-up
Christmas fairy lights might be getting your WiFi in a tangle

Your internet connection might get a little slower over the festive period.

Fairy lights on Christmas trees could impact broadband speeds, regulator Ofcom has warned.

The watchdog says wireless internet networks often suffer ‘interference’ from electronic goods including baby monitors and microwave ovens – and even festive fairy lights.

As a result connections may become lower and less efficient.

MORE: Going home for Xmas? Here’s how to get the cheapest possible festive travel

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To combat flailing speeds, Ofcom is launching a free Wi-Fi checker… Read the full story

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Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe to be moved to mainstream prison because he’s no longer mentally ill

| blog, L&B World, News | December 1, 2015

The Yorkshire Ripper could be moved into a mainstream prison
The Yorkshire Ripper could be moved into a mainstream prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is no longer mentally ill and should be returned to prison, psychiatrists have said.

Doctors have recommended that Sutcliffe, 69, is taken out of Broadmoor Hospital, the high-security psychiatric centre in Berkshire, and moved into a specialist prison unit.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said the final decision on whether Sutcliffe will be moved would be made by Justice Secretary Michael Gove.

An MoJ spokesman said: ‘Decisions over whether prisoners are to be sent back to prison from secure hospitals are based on clinical assessments made by independent medical… Read the full story

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Here’s what actually happens when you crack your knuckles

| blog, L&B World, News | December 1, 2015

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 05:00 GMT, TUES DEC 1ST*** State of the art ultrasound technology has revealed what causes knuckles to "crack" out loud. See NATIONAL copy NNKNUCKLE In the first study of its kind, researchers recorded simultaneous audio and visual evidence of knuckles cracking. Ultrasound picture of knuckle pre-crack.
Ultrasound scans showing a knuckle before it’s cracked (Picture: SWNS)

State of the art ultrasound technology has revealed what causes knuckles to ‘crack’ out loud.

In the first study of its kind, researchers recorded simultaneous audio and visual evidence of knuckles cracking.

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Sixty years on: How Rosa Parks sparked the momentous civil right movement by refusing to give up her seat

| blog, L&B World, News | December 1, 2015

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Rosa Parks seated at the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956 (Picture: Underwood Archives/UIG/REX)

On December 1, 1955, a young Christian woman was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.

Rosa Park’s defiant stand on that bus, 60 years ago today, sparked the historical bus boycott that became one of the most defining moments in the American civil rights movement, inspiring freedom struggles across the globe.

But who was Rosa Parks?

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1933 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Her refusal to surrender her seat to… Read the full story

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Margaret Thatcher voted most influential woman of the past 200 years

| blog, L&B World, Margaret Thatcher, UK | December 1, 2015

Embargoed to 0001 Saturday October 10 File photo dated 07/10/86 of Margaret Thatcher, as newly released records show that the Church of England and Downing Street clashed over proposals to exclude Margaret Thatcher from the unveiling of the Falklands Memorial at St Paul's Cathedral. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 10, 2015. The former Prime Minister is said to have responded "explosively" after being told that there would not be room for her in the cathedral's crypt for the long-awaited 1985 unveiling by the Queen. See PA story POLITICS Thatcher Falklands. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
Margaret Thatcher Picture: PA)

Margaret Thatcher is considered by Britons to be the most influential… Read the full story

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