News archive from 3 March 2014, page 9

Salmonella outbreak in Victoria prompts raw-egg warning

More than 200 people became ill with gastroenteritis after eating at the Bottle of Milk restaurant in Torquay, and a handful of others suffered the same fate after dining at St Kilda’s Newmarket hotel. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian...

Guardian, 03:36 in Health
 

Welfare payments 'stopped unfairly'

Around 68,000 benefit claimants are having their welfare payments stopped unfairly each year, heightening demand for food banks, a think tank has claimed today. Policy Exchange said the figure relates to people who have their benefits taken away for...

 
Pupils offered school places

Pupils offered school places

Nearly 100 per cent of children have been offered a place at one of their three preferred secondary schools. Councillor Jim Coyle, Derbyshire County Council’s deputy cabinet member for children and young people, said: “It’s a time consuming and...

 

Dewani continues extradition fight

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani continues his legal battle today to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial. A panel of three judges, headed by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, ruled in January that it would not be...

 
Ukraine Defection Reflects Escalating Rift

Ukraine Defection Reflects Escalating Rift

The head of Ukraine's navy is a traitor or a patriot, depending which side you believe. Kiev says Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky has been fired and is suspected of treason - "for refusing to fight Russians and surrendering the Sevastopol...

 

Dewani continues extradition fight

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani continues his legal battle today to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial. A panel of three judges, headed by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, ruled in January that it would not be...

 

Olympic medal winner welcomed home

An open-bus tour will take place today to welcome Olympic bronze medal winner Jenny Jones back to Bristol. Thousands are expected to line the streets of the city to cheer home Jones, the first Briton to win a medal on snow at the winter Olympics in 90...

 

Storm death schoolgirl inquest held

An inquest will be held today into the death of a schoolgirl killed when a huge tree toppled on to her caravan as she slept in a storm. Bethany Freeman, 17, was crushed when a 30ft (9m) tree fell down in high winds in Lydens Lane in Hever, near...

 

Inquest resumes in corporal case

A coroner is to resume an inquest today into the death of a Royal Military Police officer found in her barracks after proceedings were adjourned amid claims of a "cover-up" against the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement,...

 
Harold Ramis: Bill Murray pays tribute to Ghostbusters star at 2014 Oscars

Harold Ramis: Bill Murray pays tribute to Ghostbusters star at 2014 Oscars

Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters II. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar Billy Murray paid tribute to Harold Ramis, the leading light of American comedy who died last week at the age of 69, while presenting the best cinematography prize at the 86th...

 

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits off Okinawa, Japan

A tsunami was not expected, the National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. (Editing by Peter Cooney)

 

Beijing Capital buys Transpacific's NZ waste business for $800 million

Transpacific's New Zealand waste business specialises in environmentally friendly landfill methods, odour management and hazardous waste handling. Demand for such technology is growing in China as the government launches a raft of measures to tackle...

Reuters, 03:54 in Business
 
OSCARS 2014: Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Hudson and Charlize Theron all go for the plunge

OSCARS 2014: Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Hudson and Charlize Theron all go for the plunge

Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Hudson and Charlize Theron all decided to go for the plunge at tonight's annual Oscar ceremony, and proved that daring to bare is always a winner. Bringing a flash of colour to the celebrations was 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita,...

 
Paul Walker: Academy pays tribute at 2014 Oscars

Paul Walker: Academy pays tribute at 2014 Oscars

Memorialised by Oscar ... Fast & Furious star Paul Walker. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP The Oscars paid tribute to Paul Walker – the star of the Fast and Furious movies whose death last year at the age of 40 shocked Hollywood – by devoting part...

 
James Gandolfini: Academy pays tribute at 2014 Oscars

James Gandolfini: Academy pays tribute at 2014 Oscars

Oscar memorial ... James Gandolfini. Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage The Oscars paid tribute to James Gandolfini, the award-winning actor who died last year – devoting part of its traditional In Memoriam section to the actor best known for the TV...

 


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