News archive from 5 January 2018

Thomaz Bellucci handed five-month back-dated doping suspension and will miss the Australian Open

Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci was given a five-month back-dated doping suspension but was considered not guilty of any 'significant fault or negligence,' the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme said on Thursday. Bellucci, who reached a career-high 21st in the...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Parkinson's disease: Testing caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people

Parkinson's disease: Testing caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people

The study found that people with the debilitating condition had "significantly lower" levels of caffeine in their blood than people without the disease - even if they consumed the same amount of caffeine. Study author Doctor Shinji Saiki, of...

 
Huws Gray Alliance attendances still stand up well over New Year

Huws Gray Alliance attendances still stand up well over New Year

After reporting how Huws Gray Alliance attendances outstripped the Welsh Premier on Boxing Day, someone suggested to me it was a one-off and requested I repeat the assessment over the New Year programme. Out of curiosity I did this, but while the WPL...

Daily Post, 00:09 in Sport
 
Women's football is back for 2018 - and there's a huge game for Rhyl Ladies

Women's football is back for 2018 - and there's a huge game for Rhyl Ladies

This Sunday brings the return of women's football in North Wales and Rhyl Ladies kick off 2018 with one of the biggest games in their short history. Tom Jamieson's side travel to South Wales to take on Cyncoed in the semi-finals of the Welsh Premier...

Daily Post, 00:09 in Sport
 
UK car sales see first drop for six years

UK car sales see first drop for six years

New car sales fell for the first time in six years last year with demand for diesel cars plunging by almost a fifth. In total, there were around 2.5 million cars registered, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
People could be made to pay 25p ‘latte levy’ for disposable coffee cups

People could be made to pay 25p ‘latte levy’ for disposable coffee cups

People should be charged a 25p ‘latte levy’ for using disposable coffee cups, MPs have said. The money raised from the charge, which would be on top of the price of a coffee, would be put towards improving recycling facilities, with all disposable...

Metro, 00:10 in Hot News
 

Mayor Andy Street adds £12 to West Midlands council tax bills

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street is to impose a £12 increase in council tax bills across the West Midlands. Most of the cash will be used for schemes to cut congestion on the roads such as new cycle lanes and expanding park and ride facilities at...

 
Rockets vs Warriors LIVE stream: How to watch Houston against Golden State online or on TV

Rockets vs Warriors LIVE stream: How to watch Houston against Golden State online or on TV

Both teams are vying for the No 1 seed spot in the Western Conference and have only lost 17 games between them this season. One defeat for the Warriors came against Houston on the opening night of the campaign back in Oakland. And they will be looking...

 
'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

MPs are calling for a 25p "latte levy" on disposal coffee cups - and a total ban unless recycling improves. The Environmental Audit Committee says the tax should be used to improve the UK's recycling and reprocessing facilities. The MPs say...

BBC, 00:18 in Regional
 
Breast size dissatisfaction 'affects self-examination'

Breast size dissatisfaction 'affects self-examination'

Women unhappy with their breast size are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations, a study suggests. The study, published in the journal Body Image, examined 384 British women. The research found these women were also less confident about...

BBC, 00:18 in Regional
 

Call for Government to support nature-friendly farming

More than 100 farmers have created the Nature Friendly Farming Network, which will be launched at the Real Farming confernce in Oxford. The independent organisation is calling on the UK and devolved governments to create a post-Brexit framework that...

 
Lack of child bereavement counsellors reveals ‘brutal reality’ of NHS staffing, says MSP

Lack of child bereavement counsellors reveals ‘brutal reality’ of NHS staffing, says MSP

The lack of child bereavement counsellors in the NHS exposes the “brutal reality” of under-staffing, says Labour. Nine of the 14 health boards said they did not have a full-time counsellor who is dedicated to supporting those who have lost a child....

 
Lucie Cocker: Help us to save the NHS – a junir doctor’s plea from the A&E frontline

Lucie Cocker: Help us to save the NHS – a junir doctor’s plea from the A&E frontline

“ONCE more unto the breach” they say to each other grimacing. It’s 10pm in A&E, the night shift doctors are starting work and the growing winter pressures are evident. The waiting room is heaving, cubicles are overflowing with patients and the...

 
Lucie Cocker: Help us to save the NHS – a junir doctor’s plea from the A&E frontline

Lucie Cocker: Help us to save the NHS – a junir doctor’s plea from the A&E frontline

“ONCE more unto the breach” they say to each other grimacing. It’s 10pm in A&E, the night shift doctors are starting work and the growing winter pressures are evident. The waiting room is heaving, cubicles are overflowing with patients and the...

 
The Yorkshire Post says: The latte levy – a price worth paying?

The Yorkshire Post says: The latte levy – a price worth paying?

A PROPOSED ‘latte levy’ won’t be everyone’s cup of tea now that there’s a coffee shop on so many streets. Yet if the 25p tax, advocated today by Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee headed by Wakefield MP Mary Creagh, changes behaviour,...

 


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