News archive from 5 April 2016

Electric headband to help stroke patients use their hands again 

After the initial shock of having a stroke and becoming paralysed on one side, Jan Morgan was desperate to regain movement and make life easier for her young daughter. Jan was just 50 when she had the stroke in September 2010 and her daughter Imogen...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

Is this proof that avoiding wheat is not a pointless fad after all? New book by a leading doctor reveals...

Going gluten-free because it 'disagrees with you' is seen as the height of faddy eating. But a new book by a leading gastroenterologist suggests many who feel this way might have a real medical problem... When Novak Djokovic won at Wimbledon last...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

Patients going blind - because the NHS delays vital follow-up appointments 

The night before last Halloween, Malcolm Johnson settled down in front of the TV at the end of a busy working day and saw something that scared him. 'It was Friday, October 30,' he says. 'I was watching television and then suddenly the newscaster's...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

Return of the Victorian diseases: Scarlet fever, TB, whooping cough, even scurvy. We thought they'd been...

When Joanna Birch-Phaure felt the beginnings of a sore throat, she was merely annoyed to have caught a bug just before going on holiday. 'But I told myself the sunshine would make me feel better,' says Joanna, 36, who lives in London with her husband...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 
Would you Adam and Eve it? Taylor Swift calls Calvin Harris by his real name after scooping award

Would you Adam and Eve it? Taylor Swift calls Calvin Harris by his real name after scooping award

THEY are one of the hottest couples in showbiz and Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift had more reasons to be happy after scooping awards at the same ceremony. The superstar DJ, 32, and his pop princess girlfriend arrived at the iHeartRadio Music Awards...

 
NHS loses £700m a year on treating EU citizens, Brexit campaign claims

NHS loses £700m a year on treating EU citizens, Brexit campaign claims

The UK is paying £700m a year more for the medical costs of EU citizens than it recoups from other member states for the treatment of British people abroad, Brexit campaigners have said. Vote Leave, one of the leading groups campaigning to exit the...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Firm derails pension contribution deal

WORKERS at train builder and maintenance firm Bombardier could lose hundreds of pounds every year from their wages because bosses are refusing to cough up their fair share of pension contributions. New regulations have been introduced which increase...

 

Students call for uni to shun oil and gas firms

STUDENT activists occupied Edinburgh University’s financial building yesterday, calling on the institution to take a stand against the fossil-fuel industry. The occupation follows months of campaigning which has led the university to halve its...

 

ATL Conference: Sceptical about Prevent

TEACHERS called for better training provision for tackling extremism in schools yesterday to prevent fuelling Islamophobia. The government’s Prevent strategy in schools is exacerbating Islamophobia and labelling as well as alienating and marginalising...

 
Happy Valley creator calls for more northern accents on TV and radio

Happy Valley creator calls for more northern accents on TV and radio

Sally Wainwright, the award-winning creator of hit BBC1 dramas Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, has bemoaned the preponderance of “posh southern voices” in the media. Huddersfield-born Wainwright, who is responsible for a string of acclaimed...

 
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Azerbaijan threatens to shell Stepanakert

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Azerbaijan threatens to shell Stepanakert

Azerbaijan has threatened a "major attack" on the capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, amid clashes with ethnic Armenian separatists. Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov said troops had been instructed to target Stepanakert if the...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 

Brazil: Rousseff vows to stand firm in face of calls to quit

BRAZILIAN President Dilma Rousseff vowed on Sunday that she would not bow to pressure to step down in the face of impeachment proceedings. In a Facebook post, Ms Rousseff responded to a front-page editorial in Folha de Sao Paulo entitled “Neither...

 

Turkey: Pilot’s killer ‘may avoid’ extradition

THE fascist killer of a Russian pilot in Syria looked set to evade extradition, a Turkish judicial source said yesterday. Alparslan Celik of Turkey’s fascist Bozkurtlar (Grey Wolves) movement and 13 of his comrades were arrested on Sunday after...

 

Tip of the tax dodging iceberg

FASCINATING though it is to hear that politicians from other countries are as bent as a clockwork orange, it beggars belief that a BBC TV programme on tax havens ignored Britain’s central role in this financial abuse. The so-called Panama Papers...

 

Monkeys make indiepop odyssey worthwhile

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