News archive from 2 February 2015, page 1

Caring schoolboy 'imprisoned' after shaving head for cancer sees charity fund skyrocket

Caring schoolboy 'imprisoned' after shaving head for cancer sees charity fund skyrocket

Caring Stan Lock, 13, decided to lose his thick brown hair after a number of friends and family were struck down by the disease. The model pupil had the trim last Sunday after setting up a donation page for Macmillan Cancer care. But he was devastated...

 
Charity scammers pose as £160million lottery-winning couple

Charity scammers pose as £160million lottery-winning couple

The hoaxers claim to dish out the cash on behalf of a charity run by the couple who pocketed a whopping £161million in the lottery game. The cyber criminals plunder the bank accounts of victims who hand over the details for the scammers to lodge their...

 
Stingy Brits have sex with the lights off to keep the ELECTRIC BILL down

Stingy Brits have sex with the lights off to keep the ELECTRIC BILL down

A shock new survey revealed millions of Brits will only romp in the dark. Some 14% of the 2,000 people polled explained that they did so over fears their “sex face” would put off a partner. And a sneaky one in 20 said it was so they could imagine they...

 
Future airports could become hi-tech pleasure domes

Future airports could become hi-tech pleasure domes

Flight delays, lost luggage, gate change confusion - airports can be stressful to say the least. But what if technology could make the whole business of air travel more efficient and even pleasurable? With this in mind, airport operators invested...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Waste not, want not - making money from rubbish

Waste not, want not - making money from rubbish

Tom Szaky talks 10 to the dozen. It's as if he doesn't want to waste a single minute of the hour-long interview I have with him. But then waste is a subject dear to his heart. He is the founder and chief executive of social enterprise TerraCycle, a...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Brazil's Congress elects Rousseff critic as speaker

Cunha backs a bill that would make it harder for the federal government to block spending proposed by lawmakers, which would counter Rousseff's efforts to eliminate Brazil's fiscal deficit with austerity measures as she begins her second term....

 

With this till ring, mall pair wed

A couple who met and fell in love at the shopping centre where they both work have tied the knot - at the same mall. Kate Marr and Mike Davies were married in front of 40 friends and family and hundreds of shoppers at the Telford shopping centre in...

 
Man swept out to sea scattering sister’s ashes

Man swept out to sea scattering sister’s ashes

A GRANDFATHER was swept out to sea while he was scattering the ashes of his recently deceased sister. Shane Galliers, 51, met family members on a beach to say goodbye to his sister, Michelle Galliers, who died in November. After waiting for the tide...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Hot News
 
Cameron: Britain stands united with Japan

Cameron: Britain stands united with Japan

Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain "stands united with Japan" after the Islamic State (IS) group released a video appearing to show the beheading of hostage Kenji Goto. Freelance journalist Mr Goto, 47, is seen kneeling in front...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Hot News
 
Free current accounts unsustainable, customers told

Free current accounts unsustainable, customers told

The notion of free current accounts is "unsustainable" and may increase the risk of future mis-selling scandals, a report has claimed. Compiled by financial services firm PwC, the report said that while 62 per cent of consumers said they...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Hot News
 
Phoenix Nights star Ted Robbins ‘doing well’

Phoenix Nights star Ted Robbins ‘doing well’

Comic actor Ted Robbins is "doing well" in hospital and will be "fit and healthy soon" after his collapse on stage during a live show, his wife said yesterday. Robbins, 59, slumped to the floor on the opening night of a revival of...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Hot News
 
Mum-to-be’s health affects chances of child obesity

Mum-to-be’s health affects chances of child obesity

The health of a mother before she conceives affects the chances of the child becoming obese later in life, according to

Scotsman, 00:20 in Hot News
 

EastEnders guest role for Van Outen

Denise Van Outen is set to make a guest appearance in EastEnders this spring, it has been announced. Soap bosses have not disclosed the role that the actress and ex-Big Breakfast presenter will play for a few episodes on Albert Square. But they say...

 
Everton FC want Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj

Everton FC want Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj

Everton FC want Adnan Januzaj in a deadline day deal. But the Belgian international will have to inform Manchester United of his desire to leave if he is to complete a loan move to Goodison Park. Roberto Martinez is a firm admirer of the 19-year-old,...

Daily Post, 00:23 in Sport
 
Fraudster’s £77,000 Leeds PR firm rip-off

Fraudster’s £77,000 Leeds PR firm rip-off

AN accountant used £77,000 of her employer's cash after being trusted to run the finances of a Leeds public relations firm. Emma Powell abused the trust placed in her by the directors of Finn Communications by plundering the company’s accounts. She...

 


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