A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product's first steps.
Firefighters battle wildfire in Yosemite National Park
Hundreds of homes were threatened as wildfire ravaged through America’s famed Yosemite National Park. The effects of a severe drought in California have been felt as nearly 2,000 firefighters battled the flames that threatened homes, vineyards and precious vegetation. Evgeny Tchebotarev, 29 from Toronto, Canada, took this footage from the edge of Yosemite National Park at El Portal as the California Fire department fought the flames with staff on the ground and helicopters in the air.
Videographer / Director: Evgeny Tchebotarev, Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Editor: Joshua Douglas.
MSN headed off to Parliament to chat with leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, about his thoughts on current Prime Minister Gordon Brown and what he'd do differently if elected into office.
WARNING: THIS TRAILER CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE. For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently.
There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.
Release date: In cinemas 22nd July
Certificate: 15 TBC
Starring Dominic West (The Wire, 300), Rebecca Hall (The Town) and Oscar-nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), THE AWAKENING is the chilling new supernatural thriller from Nick Murphy, set for release on 11 November 2011.