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Ignatius Royston Dunnachie Campbell, better known as Roy Campbell, (2 October 1901 – 23 April 1957) was an Anglo-African poet and satirist. He was considered by T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell to have been one of the best poets of the period between the First and Second World Wars. Campbell's vocal attacks upon the Marxism and Freudianism popular among the British intelligentsia caused him to be a controversial figure during his own lifetime.
New drug being developed using compound found in red wine 'could help humans live until they are 150'
Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research.
The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been testing the medications on patients suffering with medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Overdone it on the liquor? While you may be tempted to reach for the junk food to make yourself feel better, loading your overworked liver with more toxins is actually the last thing it needs. Instead, try snacking on one of these alternative foods to aid your recovery and start feeling better in no time at all.
Hangover food 1: Yeast extract paste
Willpower can only get you so far when it comes to eating well. But many psychologists believe there are tricks we can use to change our tastes. What are they and how do they work?
The Koh-i-noor diamond will stay in Britain, says Cameron as he rules out returning gem to India on final day of visit
David Cameron says the Koh-i-noor diamond, which Britain forced India to over in the colonial era, will not be returned.
The Prime Minister ruled out handing back the 105-carat diamond during a speech on the third and final day of a visit to India aimed at drumming up trade and investment.
The diamond is set in the crown of the late Queen Mother and is on display with the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
Dogs are more capable of understanding situations from a human's point of view than has previously been recognised, according to researchers.
They found dogs were four times more likely to steal food they had been forbidden, when lights were turned off so humans in the room could not see.
This suggested the dogs were able to alter their behaviour when they knew their owners' perspective had changed.
The study, published in Animal Cognition, conducted tests on 84 dogs.
All dogs in England to be microchipped by 2016
All dogs in England will, from April 2016, have to be microchipped as part of a government attempt to cut the number of strays and make pet owners more responsible for their animals.
Each year about 110,000 dogs in Britain are abandoned or lost, at a cost of £57m to the taxpayer and welfare charities. In more than half the cases the owners cannot be identified.
The SAS: a very special force. That's just as well
David Cameron has promised to increase rather than cut defence spending after 2015. That’s just as well, because he needs his special forces more than ever
HAVANA, Cuba, Thursday January 24, 2013 – A Cuban human rights group has claimed that the number of prisoners held on political charges in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island has doubled to 90 in the past 10 months.
The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation said the arrests increased despite the Raul Castro-led government’s preference for short-term detentions to control dissent.
In its report, the commission notes that the number of Cubans convicted or awaiting trials on political crimes had risen from 45 in March of last year to 90 as of last week.
Forget Facebook . . . . . . and find a real friend
Tuesday January 15 2013
Liz Kearney talks to the author of a book who says we spend too much time on superficial relationships in the digital age
The plane journey was long, but the stranger in the window seat beside me had turned out to be a surprisingly entertaining travelling companion.
He'd a long list of festering family secrets to tell me about, and he seemed more than happy to share them with me to make the journey pass more quickly.