News archive from 1 January 2013

£10bn lost to fraud in tax credits system ‘not fit for purpose’ says IDS

£10bn lost to fraud in tax credits system ‘not fit for purpose’ says IDS

IAIN Duncan Smith yesterday claimed that £10 billion has been lost to fraud in the tax credit system set up by former prime minister Gordon Brown. =Mr Duncan Smith’s assault on one of the proudest parts of Labour’s legacy came on the eve of the...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
UK needs its own Michelle Obama to tackle obesity, say doctors

UK needs its own Michelle Obama to tackle obesity, say doctors

Michelle Obama runs with schoolchildren during an event to promote physical activity, on the South Lawn at the White House. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters High-profile leadership, perhaps by a member of the royal family who could take on a similar role...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Police on high alert after Northern Ireland rocked by second bomb find

Police on high alert after Northern Ireland rocked by second bomb find

POLICE in Northern Ireland are on high alert after a pipe bomb was found following a separate incident in which dissident

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Liver charity calls for early screening

Liver charity calls for early screening

Liver disease is mostly caused by drinking, but few people realise that an unhealthy lifestyle and obesity can also damage organs. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA The government should introduce early screening for liver disease across the country, to...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Cancer sufferers choose to do something new after diagnosis

Two-thirds of cancer survivors did something they had never done before since being diagnosed with the disease,

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Man, 60, critically ill after store push

A 60-year-old man is critically ill after being struck by a trolley during an alleged altercation at a Marks and Spencer store. The man suffered a broken hip and wrist following the incident at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley, London, on 22...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Vehicle breakdowns

Thousands of drivers are facing a false start to 2013 as thousands of cars that have gone unused over the festive period fail to start, experts have warned. The RAC predicts more than 10,000 breakdowns tomorrow - 40 per cent more than any other day -...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Festive feasting to add 6lbs in weight

The average Briton will have consumed 38,000 calories over the festive period and gained up to 6lbs in weight, according to new figures. A study found that the typical adult scoffs the equivalent of 15 days’ food in just eight days between Christmas...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Man receives lottery win birthday present

A MAN celebrating his Boxing Day birthday received an extra special present when he discovered he had become a millionaire in a Christmas lottery draw. Andrew Garth, from Middlesbrough, was hosting a party for his 29th birthday when he checked his...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Toddler dies after being hit by car

A TWO-year-old child struck by a car in Northern Ireland at the weekend has died. The boy was in a buggy being pushed by his mother when a parked car rolled into them in Dundonald, east Belfast, on Saturday. The toddler died of his injuries in...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Teens without web ‘at a disadvantage’

TEENAGERS who do not have the internet are at a serious disadvantage in their education, a study by Oxford University shows. Hundreds of thousands of British children are unable to access the internet at home, either because parents cannot afford it,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Westminster tribute for Harold Wilson

Former prime minister Lord Wilson of Rievaulx will be honoured with a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey, it has been announced. Harold Wilson, who died in 1995 aged 79, was prime minister from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Rampaging river sweeps away bridge . . . and 1,000 years of history

One of Britain's oldest surviving bridges has been swept away by rampaging flood waters. The ancient Tarr Steps clapper bridge has spanned the River Barle in the heart of Exmoor, Somerset, for 1,000 years. But the massive stones – which weigh up to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Turkey accuses EU of ‘bigotry and bias’ as membership bid stagnates

Turkey accuses EU of ‘bigotry and bias’ as membership bid stagnates

TURKEY has accused the European Union of bias and bigoted attitudes towards the EU candidate country and blamed it for undermining the Turkish public's trust in the bloc. Turkey criticised the European Commission’s latest report on its progress...

 
Egyptian comic winning support in TV battle with Shariah hardliners

Egyptian comic winning support in TV battle with Shariah hardliners

AS A NEW Constitution embeds Islam ever more firmly into Egyptian law, a young comic's escalating battle with a group of ultra-conservative television sheikhs has become an early skirmish over the application of Shariah law. In the weeks leading up to...

 


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