Oracles and models: ancient and modern ways of telling the future

Heinrich Leutemann [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsWhen something unexpected happens to us we still tend to ask “why me?” – and it’s difficult to know where to look for an answer. While scientific analysis can provide us with better general comprehension of how...

Ex-rugby star Shane Williams charged with Cardiff affray

Ex-rugby star Shane Williams charged with Cardiff affray 24 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shane Williams toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2005, 2009 and 2013 Wales rugby legend Shane Williams will appear in court next month after...

Police probe “suspicious” death in Glasgow flat

Police probe "suspicious" death in Glasgow flat 24 February 2018 Image copyright Rick Walker Image caption Detectives and forensics officers at the scene in Copland Quadrant A man has been found dead in a flat in Glasgow.The 40-year-old's body was discovered in the...

Newport father’s plea over A48 hit-and-run crash

Newport father's plea over A48 hit-and-run crash 24 February 2018 Image copyright Family photo Image caption John Conibeer has been treated at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport and the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff A father has made an emotional appeal to...

Two charged over Coventry brothers ‘hit-and-run’ deaths

Two charged over Coventry brothers 'hit-and-run' deaths 24 February 2018 Image copyright FAMILY HANDOUT Image caption Corey and Casper Platt-May - aged six and two - were hit by a car on Thursday A man and woman have been charged with causing death by dangerous...

Driver dies after car and bus crash near Ballater

Driver dies after car and bus crash near Ballater 24 February 2018 Image copyright Jasperimage A man has died after a crash involving a car and a bus in Aberdeenshire. The accident happened on the A93 Ballater to Braemar road at Bridge of Gairn, on Friday evening. The...

It’s only going to get harder, says Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

BRENDAN RODGERS last night warned Celtic supporters that progress in Europe will become even more difficult because the financial gulf between his team and the continent's elite is getting bigger.The 3-0 defeat by Zenit St Petersburg, which ended Celtic’s Europa...

Ex-partner’s shock after Belfast woman flies to US to wed killer behind bars

Ex-partner's shock after Belfast woman flies to US to wed killer behind bars BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A former partner of a Northern Ireland woman who recently married a notorious US prisoner convicted of double murder has said he can't believe what the mother of their...

What Oxfam can learn from charities that survived scandals

The Oxfam scandal has brought to the fore the relationship between the public and charitable organisations. Accusations that Oxfam covered up claims that senior members of its staff in Haiti used prostitutes has brought the reputation of the organisation into...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 24 Feb 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plans are 'pure illusion' says Tusk The UK's plans for the next stage of Brexit negotiations are based on "pure illusion", says Donald Tusk. The European Council president said that the UK is still trying to "cherry pick" its future...

John Barclay is stirred but not shaken for Scotland in England test

SCOTLAND captain John Barclay yesterday admitted that his weekend off in between facing the might of France and England proved a much more frightening experience as his South Wales home was hit by an earthquake.The Scarlets flanker had returned to the Mumbles for a...

Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan wins Great Britain’s record fifth medal in Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics: GB's Billy Morgan seals historic big air bronzeXXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesBilly Morgan...

Wales loan shark investigators uncover 300 victims

Wales loan shark investigators uncover 300 victims By Sophie Gidley BBC News 24 February 2018 More than 300 people in Wales have become victims of loan sharks in the last two years alone, investigators have revealed.The Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit (WIMLU) said it...

Small-scale fisheries are throwing away fish that could feed those in poverty

Waste not, want not. Benjamin Jones, Author providedAt least 7.3m tons of fish (usually dead or dying) are thought to be discarded each year from marine fisheries around the world. But these estimates come mostly from observations of large-scale industrial fisheries....

Rip-off wedding venues warned over unfair fees

It is the biggest day of your life - with a bill to match.But weddings, a major new investigation has discovered, can cost you even if the wrong kind of hitch means they do not take place.Council Trading Standards officers up and down Scotland say venues are imposing...

Calcutta Cup rekindles the passion for retired Al Kellock

AL KELLOCK has spent the past week-or-so consumed by excitement, nerves and passion.There is something about a Scotland v England game that stirs a feeling in him that few other occasions manage.It’s been two-and-a-half years since the former lock hung up his rugby...

Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on the verge of move to Chinese side Dalian Yifang

Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is on the verge of a move to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang. The 33-year-old is out of contract at boyhood club Atletico Madrid this summer and has been offered a lucrative deal in the Far East. Torres has...

McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals

fizkes/Shutterstock.comMindfulness is big business, worth in excess of US$ 1.0 billion in the US alone and linked – somewhat paradoxically – to an expanding range of must have products. These include downloadable apps (1300 at the last count), books to read or colour...

Dumbarton’s tax haven owners strike deal to bring club onshore

THE tax haven owners of one of Scotland’s oldest football clubs have secured a deal to bring their shareholding back onshore.Historic Dumbarton FC remains officially controlled by an English shell company wholly owned by an entirely opaque offshore structure...

FIFA 18 winter upgrades: Top 25 Premier League stars with refreshed ratings

FIFA 18 has been a revelation for so many reasons this season. The continued partnership with gaming engine Frostbite and the second chapter of ‘The Journey’ have ensured the game is a necessity for football fans. As per usual, those at EA Sports have reviewed the...

McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals

fizkes/Shutterstock.comMindfulness is big business, worth in excess of US$ 1.0 billion in the US alone and linked – somewhat paradoxically – to an expanding range of must have products. These include downloadable apps (1300 at the last count), books to read or colour...

Graeme Murty keen for Rangers to turn up heat on Celtic with Hearts win – and refusing to write off their title hopes

GRAEME Murty stopped some way short of declaring, unlike the more excitable element of the Rangers support, that his team had a good chance of usurping their Glasgow rivals Celtic as Scottish champions this season as he surveyed the league table yesterday.He...

Luton teacher banned for telling pupil he was ‘falling deeply in love’

Luton teacher banned for telling pupil he was 'falling deeply in love' 23 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Emmanuel Egbe was a teacher at Challney High School for Girls in Luton when he sent the messages A teacher who said he was "falling deeply in...

Super League: Huddersfield Giants 12-26 St Helens

St Helens continued their perfect start to the Super League season with a 26-12 win at Huddersfield as Jermaine McGillvary was kept quiet on his first appearance since the World Cup final. Saints opened their campaign with back-to-back victories over Castleford and...

McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals

fizkes/Shutterstock.comMindfulness is big business, worth in excess of US$ 1.0 billion in the US alone and linked – somewhat paradoxically – to an expanding range of must have products. These include downloadable apps (1300 at the last count), books to read or colour...

Coroner criticises hospital over Leicester boy’s death

Coroner criticises hospital over Leicester boy's death 23 February 2018 Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Krishan Saujani died from bronchial pneumonia at Leicester Royal Infirmary in November 2015 A hospital that cared for a three-year-old boy with Down's...

Super League: Warrington Wolves 16-10 Wigan Warriors

Warrington centre Ryan Atkins scored his 174th Super League try to help Warrington inflict a first defeat of the season on Wigan. Atkins' 55th-minute touchdown took him ahead of former Great Britain stand-off Leon Pryce into fifth place in the list of Super League's...

How informal diplomacy might just get the Koreas to the negotiating table

As the 2018 Winter Olympics draw to a close in Pyeonchang, the medal count has taken a back seat to a remarkable diplomatic moment. International attention is being given to North and South Korea – still technically at war after 65 years, and yet apparently making...

Northern Ireland traffic alerts: Castlecat Road in Dervock reopens after collision

Northern Ireland traffic alerts: Castlecat Road in Dervock reopens after collision BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Follow our feed for the latest traffic updates from across Northern Ireland....

Matthew Lindsay: Aberdeen’s reputation as big game bottlers is deserved – and there are no excuses for it

HIBERNIAN will be doing very well to finish their first season back in the top flight above either Aberdeen, despite their convincing win over them at Easter Road last weekend, or Rangers in the coming weeks.Neil Lennon’s side trail both Derek McInnes’s men and Graeme...

UK weather: Spring ‘postponed’ as cold snap hits UK

UK weather: Spring 'postponed' as cold snap hits UK 23 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Snowfall brought by Storm Doris in 2017 brought travel disruption Britain is set for the coldest February week in five years as freezing air arrives from...

Hull City 1-0 Sheffield United: Nouha Dicko goal stuns Blades in spite of fan protests

Nouha Dicko fired Hull to a timely victory as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 against a backdrop of fan protests. Hull supporters have long been frustrated with the ownership of Assem Allam and their protests spilled onto the pitch with 19.04 on the clock - marking the...

Finding the Achilles heel of the ‘cat parasite’ could mean more effective treatment for toxoplasmosis and malaria

shutterstock Most people know toxoplasma gondii as the “cat parasite”, usually passed to humans through contact with infected cat poo – like when you clean out the cat tray and forget to wash your hands. But it can also be transmitted via contaminated or undercooked...

Kilcreggan ferry firm reported over lack of service

Kilcreggan ferry firm reported over lack of service 23 February 2018 Image copyright Gerard Ward Image caption The Island Princess has not sailed for 11 days A ferry company has been reported to the procurator fiscal over its failure to provide a service for 11...

Coffee chain brothers investigated in £1m HMRC fraud probe

Coffee chain brothers investigated in £1m HMRC fraud probe BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Two brothers have confirmed they are co-operating with an HMRC investigation into a suspected £1 million pound tax fraud....

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Celtic v Zenit: Celtic ratings

DE VRIES: Nightmare night for the Celtic goalkeeper. Left exposed for the opening goal but conceded a cheap second when he was caught off guard by a long range effort that he really ought to have held. 3LUSTIG: Ought to have done better with Celtic’s third goal as he...

Premier League Preview Show – Thursday 22 February

talkSPORT’s Tom Rennie and David Walker are joined by former Chelsea winger Clive Walker and former Man City captain Steve Lomas for a look ahead to a big weekend of football in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. The guys will also cast their eye...

Scottish FA to make enquiry to purchase Hampden Park

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