News archive from 6 June 2015

Leeds rare condition sufferer’s setback in fight for drug

Leeds rare condition sufferer’s setback in fight for drug

One of the UK's oldest sufferers of the rare Morquio Syndrome has spoken of her devastation after health regulator NICE indicated it may not recommend a drug which she says has been life-changing. Angela Paton, 41, of Kippax, said the news had been a...

 
When Led Zeppelin visited India

When Led Zeppelin visited India

Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin are to unveil previously unheard tracks recorded with Indian musicians during a visit to Mumbai more than four decades ago. Sidharth Bhatia recalls the band's visit to India's entertainment capital in 1972. The news...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 
Isle of Man TT 2015: Guy Martin third in Superbike race as Bruce Anstey tops leaderboard

Isle of Man TT 2015: Guy Martin third in Superbike race as Bruce Anstey tops leaderboard

FRIDAY qualifying at the Isle of Man TT set up a tantalising weekend of racing with many of the leading riders all at the top of the practice boards. Kiwi Bruce Anstey showed his winning credentials with a 129.394mph lap that sent him to the top of...

 

Victorian Sex party leader may table bill to stop anti-abortion protests at clinics

Following meetings with senior Victorian politicians and police, Australian Sex Party leader, Fiona Patten, will consider introducing a private member’s bill to the state parliament to stop anti-abortion protesters from gathering outside women’s...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

Vast areas of ocean will become 'dead zones' devoid of life as climate change warms seas

Experts believe warmer seas will force species to migrate north and south of the equator - where the warmest parts of the oceans are - leaving a vast stretch of water without life. Climate models showed that if current levels of greenhouse gas...

 

West must pay up to secure deal at Paris climate change summit, warns Fabius

Rich countries must keep their financial promises to the poor on global warming, or key international climate change negotiations this year risk falling apart, the French foreign minister will warn his counterparts in other developed nations this...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 

Cameron puts corruption on G7 agenda after Fifa bribery scandal

David Cameron is preparing to warn fellow world leaders at the two-day G7 summit that starts in Germany on Sunday that the Fifa bribery scandal must be a trigger for international action against corruption. The prime minister will criticise what he...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Chitra Ramaswamy: In praise of Judy Blume

Chitra Ramaswamy: In praise of Judy Blume

GET out the bunting for the visit of author whose entertaining books remain dangerously life-enhancing, writes Chitra Ramaswamy I found one of my old school exercise books recently. Flimsy, institutionally blue, tattooed with doodles, confessions,...

 
Smart Money: How to avoid credit card debt

Smart Money: How to avoid credit card debt

CREDIT cards are a great way of managing your finances, but only if you use them correctly, writes Lisa Venter Always pay your balance in full The most important step in avoiding credit card debt is paying off the balance every month. This way you...

 
Jeff Salway: Lloyds a fine prospect depite payout

Jeff Salway: Lloyds a fine prospect depite payout

LLOYDS sell-off will succeed, as investors ignore £117m PPI mis-selling hit, writes Jeff Salway The public sale of Lloyds shares has been tipped to prove popular even after the bank was hit with a record fine yesterday, with demand set to be driven by...

 
EIFF chair Bob Last quits ahead of festival

EIFF chair Bob Last quits ahead of festival

THE chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival has stepped down less than two weeks before the start of this year's event. Bob Last, the chairman of the Centre for the Moving Image, which oversees the operation of the EIFF, has announced he is...

 
The real scars of Korean gaming

The real scars of Korean gaming

In a quiet room full of the glistening trophies he's won, Lee Young-ho rolled up the right sleeve on his grey jumper. A scar, half an inch wide, stretched from just above the elbow and up over his shoulder. "Our company paid for full medical...

 

Los Angeles officer guilty of assaulting woman in back of police car in 2012

A Los Angeles police officer who hit a woman in the throat and kicked her in the groin during an arrest was found guilty on Friday of assault under color of authority. Mary O’Callaghan, 50, an LAPD veteran, faces three years in state prison for...

 

D-day veterans' portraits by celebrated artists go on display

Portraits of D-day veterans as they look today, shown beside their youthful faces as they headed into one of the most famous episodes of the second world war, will go on display to mark the 71st anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in...

 

Ukip banned from gay pride march after party's inclusion stokes anger

Ukip has been banned from one of Britain’s biggest gay pride parades in an apparent U-turn by organisers who say they are worried about the safety of participants. The inclusion of Ukip in the original lineup of the Pride in London march set for 27...

Guardian, 00:16 in Politics
 


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