News archive from 5 March 2013

Poor prognosis for UK’s premature death record

Britain has a worse record of premature death from many diseases than a host of other comparable countries, and the gap is widening, experts have warned. Between 1990 and 2010 life expectancy in the UK increased by an average of 4.2 years to 79.9...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Health
 
Leaders: Gauntlet thrown down over education

Leaders: Gauntlet thrown down over education

There was a time when Scotland prided itself on the quality of its school education. Inspired by the Church of Scotland, there was a school in every parish producing the lads o' pairts. Yet, our classrooms are no longer dominated by ferocious dominies...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Health
 

Charge nurses must be given more clout

Every day, on every shift, senior charge nurses have helped to make sure that the checklist of actions set out under the Scottish Patient Safety Programme, which are crucial to improving hospital care, are implemented in practice by the staff under...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Health
 
FERGIE'S WARNING

FERGIE'S WARNING

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has ordered Manchester United not to get hung up on Cristiano Ronaldo in tonight's Champions League blockbuster. United face a titanic Old Trafford showdown with Real Madrid and Ronaldo as the European giants clash for a place in the...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
LOSE AND IT'S BLUES FOR JOSE MOURINHO

LOSE AND IT'S BLUES FOR JOSE MOURINHO

JOSE MOURINHO could be on his way back to Chelsea this month – but only if Real Madrid are dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester United tonight. Despite recent improved performances, the ex-Blues boss remains unhappy at the Bernabeu, where...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
ASTON VILLA 0 - MAN CITY 1: TEVEZ KEEPS BENTEKE AT BAY

ASTON VILLA 0 - MAN CITY 1: TEVEZ KEEPS BENTEKE AT BAY

CARLOS TEVEZ was goal saver turned goal saviour as City finally found a way past keeper Brad Guzan. Tevez came back into the side after Sergio Aguero was ruled out with a knee injury and quickly showed his worth – at both ends. He came to the rescue...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
JOSE MOURINHO WON'T REPEAT VICTORY JIG

JOSE MOURINHO WON'T REPEAT VICTORY JIG

JOSE MOURINHO last night promised no wild celebration at Old Trafford tonight if he dumps Manchester United out of Europe. Nine years ago, the Porto boss went on an infamous down the touchline when - with seconds remaining – Costinha scored to clinch...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
RAM IT DOWN

RAM IT DOWN

RAMIRES has warned the doubters that Chelsea plan to make them eat humble pie all over again this season. The Blues midfielder still remembers how his side were written off by everyone this time last year – before stunning the football world with an...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
PER HOPING TO CATCH A BREAK

PER HOPING TO CATCH A BREAK

PER MERTESACKER believes shell-shocked Arsenal will benefit from a break before they bid to save their season. The stunned Gunners are reeling after losing 2-1 at Tottenham on Sunday. Defeat left Arsene Wenger's men in fifth and with an uphill task to...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
NO PIPE PLAN

NO PIPE PLAN

DAVID PIPE has still not decided whether to run his unbeaten novice chaser Dynaste in the RSA Chase or the Jewson Chase at next week's Cheltenham Festival. The flying grey is regarded by many as “the banker” of the meeting. Pipe said: “Despite...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
SIMON IN GREAT NICK

SIMON IN GREAT NICK

NICKY HENDERSON turned a frustrating chain of events in to one of “fantastic” after he galloped his flying grey Simonsig yesterday. Simonsig, the odds-on favourite to follow up his victory in the Neptune Novices' Hurdle 12 months ago with a victory in...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
COTTON MILL PICKED FOR COUNTY

COTTON MILL PICKED FOR COUNTY

JOHN FERGUSON yesterday confirmed he plans to run Cotton Mill in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday week. The Newmarket handler also has his six-year-old in the Champion Hurdle and Coral Cup. But yesterday he said: “Everyone wants...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
SAM BURGESS: MY WEIRD CURE

SAM BURGESS: MY WEIRD CURE

SAM BURGESS has been nicknamed Frankenstein's monster after admitting to some freaky injury cures. The England star has revealed how he injected himself with his own blood to speed up a knee problem. Burgess, 24, also had fat sucked from his stomach...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
SILVA'S MAGIC WAND VOW

SILVA'S MAGIC WAND VOW

WANDERLEI Silva has pledged to put thoughts of retirement on hold after a second-round stoppage of Brian Stann in Japan. It was the Brazilian's 29th contest there and his 23rd victory, reviving memories of his years as champion of Japanese...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
STEVE FINN'S SPEED TRAP

STEVE FINN'S SPEED TRAP

STEVE FINN has warned New Zealand that he is ready to crank up the pace against them in the first Test tonight. The England quickie believes he can bowl faster than he has ever done – if he can persuade senior partner Jimmy Anderson to let him bowl...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 


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