News archive from 4 June 2012

Calcium pill heart attack link unclear

Calcium pills “do more harm than good' the Daily Mail has reported. By contrast, the Telegraph tells us there is “no need to panic over new calcium heart attack research”. So, which to believe? These headlines are based on the findings of a large...

 

Study tests new IVF device

A new way of processing embryos during IVF treatment can improve the chances of pregnancy by more than a quarter, The Daily Telegraph today reported. The story is based on research evaluating a new system for incubating newly fertilised embryos during...

 

Can grapefruit stop stroke?

Grapefruit and oranges “appear to protect against having a ‘brain attack’”, the Daily Mail has reported. The Mail says that these and other citrus fruits can protect the brain from stroke due to their antioxidant content. The research behind this...

 

400 Clinton Cards stores could be snapped up by U.S. firm this week

The remains of Clinton Cards are expected to be snapped up by U.S. firm American Greetings, which will take possession of up to 400 stores. Clinton's administrator already announced the closure of around 350 stores, costing the jobs of nearly 3,000...

 
Lord Sugar names new Apprentice

Lord Sugar names new Apprentice

Ex-wrestler Ricky Martin has been named Lord Sugar's latest Apprentice after winning the BBC business contest. Martin, 27, a recruitment manager from Portsmouth, won a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar, who will now become his partner in a new...

BBC, 22:09 in Art & Culture
 

Strong earth tremor hits northern Italy

The shock was clearly felt as far away as Milan, some 200 kms (125 miles) to the north. Italian media said the belltower of Novi di Modena had been destroyed and several buildings in nearby towns that had been damaged in the previous quakes collapsed,...

 

British soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when...

 

60-year reign triumphs over rain

More than a million spectators have braved cold and wet conditions to watch the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee flotilla. The record-breaking pageant sailed through the heart of the capital where jubilant crowds gathered to...

 

British soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when...

 
Florida shooter George Zimmerman returns to jail

Florida shooter George Zimmerman returns to jail

Zimmerman, who had been free on a $150,000 (97,624.47 pounds) bond and hiding in an undisclosed location, arrived at the Sanford County jail in a white police mini-van shortly before the 48-hour deadline imposed by Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester...

 

British soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when...

 

153 killed in Nigeria plane crash

"I don't think there will be any survivors," he said. "It would take a miracle." The Dana Air flight was flying from Abuja to Lagos, according to the head of Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority Harold Denuren. The plane did not to...

 

British soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when...

 

British soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when...

 

British soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when...

 


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