News archive from 7 January 2013, page 160

Baton rounds fired at flag rioters

Police have fired baton rounds and deployed water cannon on rioters as violence linked to the Union Flag row flared in east Belfast again. The fifth successive night of trouble in the area came after hundreds of loyalists staged a largely peaceful...

 

Coalition 'will last until 2015'

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have insisted that the coalition Government will last until 2015, as they promised to go "full steam ahead" with a programme of deficit reduction reform up to the next general election. Appearing together at a...

 

They're cheaper than a gym membership, but which celebrity workout DVD gets results?

Davina McCall is the fitness DVD queen, selling a whopping 1.5  million DVDs in eight years, while Nell McAndrew's Peak Energy Recharged is her fifth workout DVD. PETA BEE asked trainers Graeme Marsh and Steve Barrett to give their...

Daily Mail, 23:41 in Health
 
Predicting technology in 2013: Rise of the machines?

Predicting technology in 2013: Rise of the machines?

The first full week back at work is always a sobering one. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Sailing into the future of global trade? Getting it right in 2013 Rise of the warehouse robots Much more than a fancy...

BBC, 23:44 in Business
 
Is the mortgage freeze about to thaw?

Is the mortgage freeze about to thaw?

Thousands of people should find it easier to obtain a mortgage and buy a new home in 2013. The property market has been suffering a severe depression since 2008, thanks to the after-effects of the credit crunch and the banking crisis. But a...

BBC, 23:44 in Business
 
Welfare plans: Your benefits may be lower than expected

Welfare plans: Your benefits may be lower than expected

MPs are debating key changes to welfare entitlements that are set to affect millions of people in the UK. In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to place a three-year cap of 1% on increases in most working-age benefits and...

BBC, 23:53 in Business
 
CES 2013: Enormous TVs clamour for attention

CES 2013: Enormous TVs clamour for attention

Bigger, better and sharper televisions were on show ahead of the official opening of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Electronics giant Sharp showcased a slew of enormous screens, including a 90in (230cm) LED model said to be the...

 
‘The festive period in Kenya can be a dangerous time’ – Scots student’s message home after machete attack in orphanage

‘The festive period in Kenya can be a dangerous time’ – Scots student’s message home after machete attack...

A SCOTTISH student attacked by robbers wielding machetes in a terrifying night raid on an orphanage she set up in Africa had to make a desperate call home to her mother for help. • Scottish student in Kenya caught up in attack in which three men broke...

 
Fresh battle for Barack Obama to fill top roles in defence and CIA

Fresh battle for Barack Obama to fill top roles in defence and CIA

A NEW showdown is looming between Barack Obama and Republican legislators over the US president's choice of the controversial Republican former senator Chuck Hagel to be his next secretary of defence. • John Brennan is currently Obama’s top...

 

Koran abuse mother jailed for life

A woman who beat her son to death for failing to learn parts of the Koran by heart and then burned his body to destroy the evidence has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years. Sara Ege, 33, collapsed as the sentence was...

 


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