News archive from 4 December 2012, page 8

The Dandy comic relaunches online

Desperate Dan has turned digital as The Dandy celebrated its 75th anniversary by relaunching as an exclusive online publication. Britain's longest-running comic has embraced the world wide web and will now be available to download online and as a...

 

‘Addiction gene’ may be to blame

TEENAGERS who binge-drink might have a newly-discovered addiction gene, experts have warned. A study has found a mutant version of the RASGRF2 gene makes the brain more sensitive to habit-forming rewards such as alcohol. It found that a group of...

Scotsman, 00:28 in Health
 
Consultants demand review of system that gives access to cancer drugs

Consultants demand review of system that gives access to cancer drugs

LEADING consultants from Scotland's top cancer treatment centre are demanding an "urgent review" of the system that gives access to drugs that could prolong the lives of patients north of the border. • Medics from Scotland’s top cancer...

Scotsman, 00:28 in Health
 

Scouts consider atheist oath move

Atheists could be welcomed into the Scout movement for the first time in 105 years, the association has said. The movement, led by TV adventurer Bear Grylls, is launching a consultation to see if members would support an alternative Scout Promise for...

 

Postal workers issue boycott threat

Postal workers could refuse to deliver post sent via anyone other than Royal Mail as part of a campaign to highlight a threat to the UK's universal service, union leaders have warned. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) raised the threat of a...

 
Inside the mind and machines of Rafa Benitez: will the appliance of science help him rise again?

Inside the mind and machines of Rafa Benitez: will the appliance of science help him rise again?

Rafa Benitez has had an underwhelming start as Chelsea's interim manager. But he has an unshakeable faith in his ability to succeed at the highest level. In an interview given to France Football before his Stamford Bridge appointment, Benitez provided...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Sport
 

Pardew fears for Ba as Toon boss admits release clause hangs over St James' star

Alan Pardew admits he faces a difficult couple of months trying to keep hold of Demba Ba. The striker scored twice on Monday night as Newcastle beat Wigan to stop a run of four straight defeats. Ba's contribution - his ninth of 10th goals of the...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Sport
 

Boycott call! Rangers fans plan to shun Tannadice Scottish Cup tie against United

Rangers fans were urged to boycott their team's trip to Dundee United after they were paired together in the Scottish Cup fifth-round draw.The Tannadice outfit are viewed by many Ibrox supporters as having been particularly vocal in the "no to...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Sport
 
UK to overhaul infrastructure contracts, seek savings

UK to overhaul infrastructure contracts, seek savings

He will also consider introducing competitions where investors can bid for stakes in projects already underway. Under pressure to find savings to get the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government's austerity plan back on track, Osborne will...

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 
Yahoo sees several flaws in $2.7 billion Mexico ruling - source

Yahoo sees several flaws in $2.7 billion Mexico ruling - source

The ruling in the case, which involves allegations of breach of contract related to an online yellow pages listings service, was made by the 49th Civil Court of the Federal District of Mexico City, Yahoo announced on Friday. The lawsuit was brought by...

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 
The Dandy comic relaunches online

The Dandy comic relaunches online

Desperate Dan has turned digital as The Dandy celebrated its 75th anniversary by relaunching as an exclusive online publication. Britain's longest-running comic has embraced the world wide web and will now be available to download online and as a...

 

Community News - Farnsfield

Methodist Churcr Saturday saw the church hosting a Christmas Fayre, which raised £553.88 for church funds. Geoff Platt’s 5p mini marathon raised a further £20. The Marathon started by Geoff in 2004 has now raised £869 and he has high hopes of...

 
Telecoms firm expands to Scotland

Telecoms firm expands to Scotland

A Northern Ireland telecoms company is creating 20 jobs by crossing the Irish Sea to set up business in Scotland. Rainbow Communications' expansion will bring 14 jobs to its new Glasgow office, with six further posts created at its Belfast base. The...

 

The Dandy comic relaunches online

Desperate Dan has turned digital as The Dandy celebrated its 75th anniversary by relaunching as an exclusive online publication. Britain's longest-running comic has embraced the world wide web and will now be available to download online and as a...

 

Scouts consider atheist oath move

Atheists could be welcomed into the Scout movement for the first time in 105 years, the association has said. The movement, led by TV adventurer Bear Grylls, is launching a consultation to see if members would support an alternative Scout Promise for...

 


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