News archive from 2 October 2016

Boxer Mike Towell's management not aware of headaches before fatal fight

The management team behind Scottish boxer Mike Towell, who died on Friday following a televised bout, has said it was not aware of any headache complaints made by the fighter before the match. Towell's heartbroken partner, Chloe Ross, claimed he had...

 

As the NHS insists that we should all take the 'sunshine supplement' to beat bone disease, depression and...

Everyone should be taking Vitamin D pills, according to health chiefs, to improve our bones and muscles. Public Health England recommends a 10 microgram daily supplement, and says even babies would benefit. It was a surprising move, given that...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 
X Factor fans in meltdown over Simon Cowell's epic 'wardrobe malfunction'

X Factor fans in meltdown over Simon Cowell's epic 'wardrobe malfunction'

Simon Cowell appeared to have an epic wardrobe malfunction on X Factor tonight. As the music mogul sat in between Mel B and Emma Bunton during the Judges' Houses stage of the competition, something seemed to be poking out of his jeans... We are pretty...

 

Scottish police take 200,000 sick days due to mental ill health

Police officers and staff suffering from psychological problems have taken almost 200,000 sick days over the last three years, new figures show. The figures, released by Police Scotland to the Liberal Democrats under Freedom of Information laws, show...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 
Sally Phillips’s film on Down’s is ‘unhelpful’ for families, warns antenatal specialist

Sally Phillips’s film on Down’s is ‘unhelpful’ for families, warns antenatal specialist

One of Britain’s leading antenatal experts has strongly criticised a BBC film about children with Down’s syndrome, before its broadcast this week. The documentary, A World Without Down’s Syndrome?, will be shown on Wednesday and is presented by the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 

Sandra White: A day to celebrate number of elderly online

A key point raised in this year’s Scottish Household Survey came from the section on internet use. This found that, overall, 80 per cent of Scottish households had internet access at home in 2015, unchanged from 2014. It also stated that the number of...

 
New star Will set for big role in Winnie the Pooh film

New star Will set for big role in Winnie the Pooh film

The child actor is to play Christopher Robin who, together with his nursery toys, inspired his father AA Milne’s famous books.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Domhnall Gleeson, 33, will portray the author as he comes to terms with sudden fame...

 
Presenter Clare Balding on her first novel for children

Presenter Clare Balding on her first novel for children

Whatever Clare Balding’s on, I want some. She’s recently returned to Britain after a lengthy spell in Rio presenting daily shows for both the Olympics and Paralympics; a schedule that would send most of us reaching for a bottle of tonic wine and a...

 
UK firms expect output surge in late 2016 despite Brexit vote - CBI

UK firms expect output surge in late 2016 despite Brexit vote - CBI

British companies expect a surge in output in the final quarter of the year despite a slowdown in the three months to September, a survey showed, the latest sign that the country's economy is largely coping with the shock vote to leave the European...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 
Album reviews: Deacon Blue, Van Morrison, The Shires and many more

Album reviews: Deacon Blue, Van Morrison, The Shires and many more

CD OF THE WEEK Deacon Blue Believers (e.a.r music)  But the band’s willingness to experiment with different song structures is what really pays off. A Boy, which is spacious, dreamy and almost 1960s-ish in feel, is sublime, as is Come Awake, one of...

 
PM May orders employment law review as labour market changes

PM May orders employment law review as labour market changes

British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review of employment practices on Saturday, saying she wanted to ensure workers' rights were protected under changing business models and a growing trend towards flexible or self-employment. The review...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 
El Salvador judge reopens El Mozote massacre investigation

El Salvador judge reopens El Mozote massacre investigation

A judge in El Salvador has reopened an investigation into the 1981 El Mozote massacre - considered one of the worst atrocities in the civil war. The judge accepted a request put forward by three human rights groups to re-open the case based on a...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 
Opera review: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte

Opera review: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte

The trick for any director is to make us care for the four of them in the resulting love tangle that ensues.  Of all Mozart’s comedies Cosi Fan Tutte is the one that divides opera-goers. Some decry Lorenzo da Ponte’s libretto as cruel and misogynist....

 

Italy earthquake: Why so many houses collapsed

When Giorgio Adamo woke up in his flat amid the horror of the earthquake that shock central Italy at 03:36 on 24 August, it was the banging of his wardrobe that startled him. While buildings crashed down throughout the region, claiming the lives of...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 
Film reviews: Miss Peregrine, Free State Of Jones and Deepwater Horizon

Film reviews: Miss Peregrine, Free State Of Jones and Deepwater Horizon

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN  (12A, 127 mins) Director: Tim Burton Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson But Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children does have one thing going for it: it is directed by Tim Burton, the...

 


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