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Mourinho ‘would love’ to sign Hazard for Man Utd

Hazard won the League Cup and Premier League with Mourinho’s 2014-15 Chelsea side Jose Mourinho “would love” to sign Eden Hazard for Manchester United but knows it would be impossible because “Chelsea are led by intelligent people”. Hazard, 27, won the Premier League under Mourinho during the manager’s second spell at Chelsea in 2015. The […]

Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky?

Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Moon, seen over Chengdu, could be backed by a fake one – but there would be significant hurdles A Chinese company has announced ambitious plans to put a “fake moon” into space to brighten the night sky. According to the People’s Daily state newspaper, officials at a private […]

Alternative Miss World contest – the night where bizarre is beautiful

>Alternative Miss World contest – the night where bizarre is beautiful

Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

Image copyright Getty Images A flagship NHS mental health service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, research by the BBC shows. People with conditions like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are entitled to psychological therapies, such as counselling. The NHS is meant to successfully treat half of the people it […]

Doctors ‘need to start early conversation with patients about dying’

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors need to get better at having difficult conversations with dying patients and not just in their final days, according to a report from the Royal College of Physicians. It says doctors should talk to people who could die within 12 months, who may be frail or terminally ill, and give […]

Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The flu vaccine for some people older than 65 will be delayed until the end of next month There will be delays with the supply of a new flu jab for over-65s this year, the chief medical officer has said. Dr Michael McBride said that “manufacturing constraints” would […]

End of life care: How to talk about dying to someone who is dying

Image copyright Becky Bevers Image caption Becky Bevers’ first question to doctors was: “Am I going to die?” When Becky Bevers tells people about her incurable breast cancer, she is met with all sorts of reactions. Some people are awkward, even crossing the street to avoid talking to her, while others are just stuck for […]

One Nigerian woman's mission to save Lagos beaches and turtles from plastic

One Nigerian woman's mission to save Lagos beaches and turtles from plastic

Image copyright Ijeoma Ndukwe Doyinsola Ogunye, along with around 20 volunteer children, vigorously combs a sandy shore in the Nigerian coastal city of Lagos, unearthing deeply embedded litter and plastic that can prove deadly to sea turtles. The tide is low and the layer of scattered debris across a seemingly endless stretch of golden sand […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Journalist ‘died after fight’ – Saudi TV

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption This is the first time Saudi Arabia has admitted the death of Jamal Khashoggi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country’s state TV reported quoting an initial probe. It said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown […]

Australia government braced for Wentworth by-election defeat

Australia government braced for Wentworth by-election defeat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Liberal Party candidate Dave Sharma faces a strong challenge from independent Kerryn Phelps People are voting in a by-election in a suburban constituency in Sydney, which could wipe out the government’s one-seat parliamentary majority. PM Scott Morrison’s ruling Liberal Party is fighting to hold the affluent seat of Wentworth, vacated […]