News archive from 3 December 2012

1D to release signature fragrance

One Direction will release a debut signature fragrance next summer as they enjoy soaring success. The pop sensations, who have sold more than 17 million records globally, will launch the scent as the first in a collection of One Direction fragrances....

 
NHS accused of wasting billions on unnecessary hospital admissions

NHS accused of wasting billions on unnecessary hospital admissions

The NHS budget is being eaten into by treatments being continued despite bringing little benefit as well as unnecessary hospital admissions, says Dr Foster’s. Photograph: Peter D Noyce/Alamy The NHS is wasting billions of pounds a year by admitting...

Guardian, 22:11 in Health
 
Hospitals 'full to bursting' as bed shortage hits danger level

Hospitals 'full to bursting' as bed shortage hits danger level

Bed occupancy rates in hospitals are often well above 85%, report says. Photograph: Peter D Noyce/Alamy Hospitals are "full to bursting" and bed use is reaching such "dangerous" levels that staff are struggling to maintain the...

Guardian, 22:11 in Health
 
Dr Foster's report reveals NHS trusts where death rates are 'worryingly high'

Dr Foster's report reveals NHS trusts where death rates are 'worryingly high'

Dr Foster's analysis found that three of the 12 trusts have had a consistently high hospital standardised mortality ratio (HSMR) for the past three years. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The death rates at more than a dozen hospital...

Guardian, 22:11 in Health
 
NHS doctor's view: more admissions, less beds –a recipe for chaos

NHS doctor's view: more admissions, less beds –a recipe for chaos

Dr Andrew Goddard, consultant gastroenterologist at Derby Royal hospital. Photograph: Fabio De Paola for the Guardian Dr Andrew Goddard is a consultant gastroenterologist at the Royal Derby hospital and the director of the medical workforce unit at...

Guardian, 22:11 in Health
 
Union J's X Factor dream is over as boy band is booted off the semi-finals

Union J's X Factor dream is over as boy band is booted off the semi-finals

The foursome - who had been favourites to go out - missed out on their chance to sing at this weekend's grand final after they came bottom of the public vote. Soloists Christopher Maloney, 34, James Arthur, 24, and Jahmene Douglas, 21, all survived...

Metro, 22:14 in Showbiz
 
MK Dons boss 'relieved' to get AFC Wimbledon grudge match over with

MK Dons boss 'relieved' to get AFC Wimbledon grudge match over with

Jon Otsemobor flicked in a last-minute winner to send Milton Keynes through to the third round after Jack Midson had cancelled out Stephen Gleeson's first-half opener for the hosts.Both sets of supporters spilled onto the pitch while celebrating goals...

Metro, 22:16 in Sport
 
Ian Bell hopes parenthood can help improve his England career

Ian Bell hopes parenthood can help improve his England career

The 30-year-old batsman missed England's momentous series-levelling victory in Mumbai last week as he was back home on paternity leave following the birth of his first child, Joseph William. Bell was too late to see the actual arrival of his son,...

Metro, 22:16 in Sport
 
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Premier League title race is still wide open

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Premier League title race is still wide open

United went clear at the summit after a 4-3 win over Reading, while Everton held City and Chelsea lost at West Ham, leading to renewed claims only the Manchester clubs were in contention. However, Ferguson, who lambasted his side's first-half...

Metro, 22:16 in Sport
 
Owen Farrell hails 'champions' attitude' in win over New Zealand

Owen Farrell hails 'champions' attitude' in win over New Zealand

The fly-half kicked 17 points as England powered their way to a record win over the world champions, to end a 20-game unbeaten run. The triumph followed frustrating defeats to Australia and South Africa, and Farrell said: ‘We felt like the...

Metro, 22:16 in Sport
 
Chris Ashton given a winning feeling as England fans drowned out the haka

Chris Ashton given a winning feeling as England fans drowned out the haka

The winger then helped England beat the world champions by ending his 11-Test try drought. He dropped one early chance but made amends as he took Manu Tuilagi's offload before pointing to the skies and launching himself over the line. It looked to be...

Metro, 22:16 in Sport
 
Homeland: season two, episode nine

Homeland: season two, episode nine

Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn in Homeland. Photograph: Kent Smith/Showtime SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching the second series of Homeland on Channel 4. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode nine – and if you've seen later episodes,...

Guardian, 22:19 in Showbiz
 

Man and woman found dead in Norfolk from gunshot wounds

Police have said they are not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths of a man and a woman who are believed to have died from gunshot wounds on a housing estate in Norfolk. The body of the woman, believed to be in her early 40s, was...

 

Hunt begins for four after dam collapses

A search for four missing workers was under way today after an under-construction dam collapsed in western Cambodia. Another four workers were seriously injured in the disaster. Police chief Theang Leng said that the hydroelectric dam on the Atay...

 
TV review: Solar Mamas; Homeland

TV review: Solar Mamas; Homeland

Spiky and beguiling ... Rafea, with her husband Alian in the background. Photograph: Mona Eldaief/Plus Pictures/BBC Solar Mamas (BBC4, Sunday), a small jewel in the Why Poverty? strand, traced the efforts of the Barefoot College in India to train...

Guardian, 22:32 in Showbiz
 


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