Britain is living in a “post-punctuation world”, academics have warned, with the Bank of England named as the latest major institution to ignore the correct use of the English language. The Bank has been accused of “dumbing down” after choosing to remove punctuation from a quote by Sir Winston Churchill printed on its new £5 notes. The National Literacy Trust has backed their cause advising that the quote is grammatically incorrect in its current state appearing without a full stop or quotation marks.
When Espanyol finished their last match at the Sarria, their ground for 74 years, there were children swarming on the pitch for mementos and adults in tears in the stands. Mauricio Pochettino remembers the scene very well. 20 years on Pochettino is managing a team saying their own long farewell to their old home.
The poll, published in the Times, found 89 per cent of remain voters still think leaving the EU is the wrong decision, while 85 per cent of leave voters still back quitting. It comes as Theresa May held "constructive" talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on the Brexit process. The Prime Minister hosted Mr Juncker and Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for a working dinner in Number 10 ahead of a summit on Saturday where the leaders of the 27 other EU countries will consider their approach to the talks on the UK's withdrawal.
Film director Ridley Scott has revealed he is convinced that aliens are really out there - and one day they will come for us. The veteran filmmaker is preparing to release the sixth film in the Alien sci-fi horror series, Alien: Covenant, next month. The new film - the second prequel which is set before the 1979 original starring Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt and Yaphet Kotto - is set in 2104 on board a spaceship carrying 2,000 cryogenically frozen colonists to a distant planet.
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There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. Professor Robert Hare is a criminal psychologist, and the creator of the PCL-R, a psychological assessment used to determine whether someone is a psychopath. For decades, he has studied people with psychopathy, and worked with them, in prisons and elsewhere.
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