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Care homes should prioritise wifi ‘to make sure grandchildren come to visit‘

Care homes should prioritise wifi ‘to make sure grandchildren come to visit‘

Care homes need to prioritise wifi to make sure grandchildren come to visit, Britain‘s care minister Caroline Dinenage has said. Speaking at an event in London the UK minister said not enough homes allowed their residents to access wi-fi. She said internet access could help older people stay in touch with their families and encourage younger members to come and […]

Scientists launch fresh bid to discover if Loch Ness monster exists

Scientists launch fresh bid to discover if Loch Ness monster exists

A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland‘s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for monitoring marine life like whales and sharks. Whenever a creature moves through […]

Woman who falsely accused four men of sexual assault jailed

Woman who falsely accused four men of sexual assault jailed

A woman who originally walked free after falsely accusing four men of sexual assault has been jailed for four years. Anna Costin, 30, of Shrewsbury, was originally given a three-year community order after pleading guilty, in January, to seven charges of doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice. Her case was referred to the Court of Appeal in […]