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May 2018

‘I learned my husband was dead on a police computer’

Image copyright Dixon family Image caption Police officers James and Samantha Dixon met on the job Heavily pregnant Samantha Dixon was scrolling through the messages on Thames Valley Police’s computer system when she read that…

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Mystery of unused Euro 96 tickets found in suitcase solved

Image copyright Chris Salt Image caption Chris Salt was 16 when his mother gave him the tickets in 1996 A football fan has solved the mystery behind the discovery of a set of unused tickets…


How your diet could influence the age of your menopause

Image copyright Getty Images A diet high in carbs could bring on an earlier menopause, a study suggests. Eating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average…


Chvrches: How singer Lauren Mayberry became ‘the punk rock Joan of Arc of pop’

Image copyright Danny Clinch Image caption Chvrches (L-R): Martin Doherty, Lauren Mayberry and Iain Cook “Sometimes I look at my lyrics and I think, ‘Are you all right?’” Lauren Mayberry is still taken aback by…


The Scottish island that buried America’s dead

Image copyright US NAtional Archives Image caption Islanders digging the graves at the Otranto Cemetery It is the whisky-making Scottish island, world famous for its peaty single malts and warm hospitality. But the isle of…




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