News archive from 6 November 2014

NHS wastes over £2bn a year on unnecessary or expensive treatments

NHS wastes over £2bn a year on unnecessary or expensive treatments

The NHS is wasting about £2bn a year and risking patients’ health by giving them too many x-rays, drugs and treatments they do not need, Britain’s leading medical body warns today. Patients are too readily tested, diagnosed and treated for certain...

Guardian, 00:00 in Health
 
Night of drama as thousands celebrate Bonfire Night in Greater Manchester

Night of drama as thousands celebrate Bonfire Night in Greater Manchester

  Thousands of people across Greater Manchester enjoyed a chilly but safe fireworks - despite a number of non-firework related mishaps. Around 90,000 adults and children attended large-scale displays put on by Manchester council in three of its city...

 
Quick test may halt overuse of antibiotics

Quick test may halt overuse of antibiotics

A quick test for bacterial infections on a single drop of blood may help reduce the overprescription of antibiotics, according to a new review. Danish researchers found that doctors who used the C-reactive protein test – the only such on-the-spot kit...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Lancashire sign fast bowler George Edwards

Lancashire sign fast bowler George Edwards

New Lancashire boss Ashley Giles has made fast bowler George Edwards his first signing at Emirates Old Trafford. The 22-year-old has joined the Red Rose on a two-year deal having come through the academy at Surrey. Following the retirement of Kyle...

 
Toure and Fernandinho apologise for red cards

Toure and Fernandinho apologise for red cards

Manchester City midfielders Yaya Toure and Fernandinho both said sorry on social media for their red cards against CSKA Moscow. The duo received their marching order from referee Tasos Sidiropoulos in differing circusmtances. Brazilian midfielder...

 
Sale Sharks ready to prove they are have-a-Mo heroes

Sale Sharks ready to prove they are have-a-Mo heroes

  SALE star Tom Brady says the Sharks are bristling with anticipation as they gear up to try and make it another Movember to remember. Sale’s players, along with those from all 11 other Premiership sides, are downing razors for the month in what has...

 
Pellegrini puts blame on Man City players

Pellegrini puts blame on Man City players

Manuel Pellegrini laid into his City players after another defensive horror show. The Blues blew a two-goal lead in Moscow two weeks ago with a second-half collapse and were poor for the whole 90 last night as CSKA took three points from the Etihad....

 
Venture with Sainsbury’s has less than year to work, says Netto chief

Venture with Sainsbury’s has less than year to work, says Netto chief

Sainsbury’s push into discount groceries through its UK joint venture with the Danish chain Netto has less than a year to prove itself, the head of its Danish partner has warned. As the last deliveries arrived for the opening of the first store at a...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
Danny Alexander calls for fuel price cut

Danny Alexander calls for fuel price cut

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will call on major petrol and diesel distributors to drop their prices further in light of recent declines in the cost of oil. Oil has fallen from about $115 (£72) per barrel in June to about $84 per...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Sainsbury's and Netto open first of 15 new discount stores

Sainsbury's and Netto open first of 15 new discount stores

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's is hoping to take on discount rivals Aldi and Lidl as it opens the first of 15 stores in Moor Allerton in Leeds, with Danish discount chain Netto. If successful, the next stage of the joint venture will see the new...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Jim Murphy: ‘I’ll scrap SNP football legislation’

Jim Murphy: ‘I’ll scrap SNP football legislation’

LABOUR leadership front-runner Jim Murphy has pledged to scrap controversial laws aimed at sectarianism in football "right away" if he becomes first minister. MSPs at Holyrood last night rejected a Labour move to repeal the legislation after...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Scotland ‘left behind’ over high speed rail link

Scotland ‘left behind’ over high speed rail link

SCOTTISH ministers yesterday condemned plans to further develop the planned high-speed rail network in England before a study to extend it to Scotland had been completed. Anger at the “HS3” link between Manchester and Leeds came as the UK government...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
‘Scotland split over direction of devolution’

‘Scotland split over direction of devolution’

SCOTLAND is split over the issue of more powers for Holyrood, with businesses rejecting the devo-max settlement called for by the SNP but many charities supporting it. Lord Smith of Kelvin yesterday published more than 380 submissions received by his...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Politics
 
Manuel Pellegrini perplexed by Manchester City’s European stage fright

Manuel Pellegrini perplexed by Manchester City’s European stage fright

Manuel Pellegrini admitted having no answers as to why Manchester City cannot perform in the Champions League after the 2-1 defeat by CSKA Moscow that leaves them relying on other results to qualify for the knockout stage. Even if City beat Bayern...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 
Ikon Gallery hits back over Real Birmingham Family statue outcry

Ikon Gallery hits back over Real Birmingham Family statue outcry

The art gallery behind the controversial £150,000 statue of a ‘real Birmingham family’ depicting two single mothers has defended its decision. The sculpture – A Real Birmingham Family – has sparked an incredible response, with commentators lining up...

 


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