Here’s how many people paid $450,000 for Virgin Galactic’s edge-of-space flight

Here’s how many people paid $450,000 for Virgin Galactic’s edge-of-space flight

Virgin Galactic has revealed that 100 people have bought tickets for its suborbital spaceplane since the price jumped to $450,000 in the summer. That takes the total number of passenger reservations for its space tourism trips to 700—300 fewer than its target of 1,000 sales. The reservation figures were listed in Virgin Galactic’s third-quarter earnings…

Families run and scream as firework shot into crowd during pub display

Families run and scream as firework shot into crowd during pub display

This is the horrifying moment families were seen running from a firework after it was shot into a crowd during a pub display. Families were screaming and kids were reduced to tears as a firework travelled towards a crowd at Poacher’s Pocket in Gateshead. The video starts with crowds watching fireworks as kids are on…

England hopeful Owen Farrell may be back to play against Australia

England hopeful Owen Farrell may be back to play against Australia

England are hopeful Owen Farrell will be cleared to face Australia at Twickenham next weekend despite the captain’s positive Covid-19 test which left his teammates fearing Saturday’s opening autumn international against Tonga would be cancelled just hours before kick-off. Farrell was forced to sit out England’s 69-3 victory over Tonga after returning a positive PCR…

Ask the pediatrician: How can parents help babies learn to calm themselves?

Ask the pediatrician: How can parents help babies learn to calm themselves?

Q: My baby cries a lot and I want to help her calm herself. How do I do this? A: In discussions about helping babies learn to fall asleep on their own, you may hear “self-soothing” mentioned a lot. The term can sometimes be interpreted as a parent making a baby “cry it out” or…

Pinocchio-inspired Souls-like Lies of P looks awesome in alpha gameplay trailer

Pinocchio-inspired Souls-like Lies of P looks awesome in alpha gameplay trailer

It’s a great time to be a fan of Souls-like games. Not only is the excellent-looking Elden Ring on the horizon, we’ve just seen footage of another title that will become part of the genre, one that asks: “What if Pinocchio, but bad-ass mechanoid?” Lies of P, announced by South Korean developer Round8 Studio, really…

Autistic boy with rare brain condition didn’t speak until meeting his beloved cocker spaniel

Autistic boy with rare brain condition didn’t speak until meeting his beloved cocker spaniel

A five-year-old boy with autism and a rare brain condition has had his life completely transformed after forming an incredible bond with his dog. Leon Kirby-Bulner, from Andover, Hampshire, was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Further tests by doctors revealed that he also suffers from a rare brain condition called Chiari malformation, where the…

FA Cup roundup: Mansfield dump out Sunderland, Hartlepool hold Wycombe

FA Cup roundup: Mansfield dump out Sunderland, Hartlepool hold Wycombe

Rhys Oates dumped League One high-flyers Sunderland out of the FA Cup as fourth-tier Mansfield booked their place in the second round. Oates’s fifth-minute strike at the Stadium of Light was enough to send Nigel Clough’s side through against the club his father Brian represented with such distinction as a player, as the Stags repeated…

Demand for office space in Riyadh rises after HQ ultimatum

Demand for office space in Riyadh rises after HQ ultimatum

Demand for high-quality offices in Riyadh has increased after Saudi Arabia said foreign firms should move their regional headquarters there to be able to do business with the kingdom, real estate consultant Knight Frank said in a report. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter and largest Arab economy, said in February that it would…