News archive from 8 January 2014

State pension plans 'unaffordable and irresponsible'

State pension plans 'unaffordable and irresponsible'

Government plans to increase spending on state pensions have been criticised as "unaffordable and irresponsible" in a report by a free market think tank. The Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) says the government should speed up the...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Higher breast cancer rates among white women down to lifestyle, finds study

Higher breast cancer rates among white women down to lifestyle, finds study

An electron micrograph image of a breast cancer cell. South Asian women are 18% less likely to get breast cancer than white women, while black women have a 15% lower risk, it was found. Photograph: Cultura/Rex Features Women's lifestyles, including...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 
Top 10 causes of death in London boroughs highlight health inequalities

Top 10 causes of death in London boroughs highlight health inequalities

Clean Air in London paid the Office for National Statistics £1,000 to publish the figures showing causes of death in London. Photograph: Sean Justice/Corbis Figures published today showing the top 10 causes of death in each London borough have...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 
Government 'dancing to the tune of drinks industry', say senior doctors

Government 'dancing to the tune of drinks industry', say senior doctors

David Cameron backed plans to impose a minimum price per unit of alcohol, and then dropped the policy in July last year over a lack of 'concrete evidence' it would reduce harmful drinking. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Senior doctors have...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 

FCA admits approval of ex-Co-op Bank chairman was mistake

Flowers, also a Methodist minister who was arrested in November as part of an investigation into the supply of illegal drugs, had no banking qualifications but had been given the job following a 90-minute interview with Britain's banking regulator....

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 

United's struggles continue with Sunderland Cup defeat. So, who's fit to wear the shirt?

Manchester United manager David Moyes says he needs six new players at Old Trafford. How many of the side he fielded at the Stadium of Light are worthy of staying at United, and who should Moyes off-load from the club? GOALKEEPER Of all the problems...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 

It was never this bad under Sir Alex! Former boss in the stands as United crumble again

Sir Alex Ferguson was in the stands yet again on Tuesday night as Manchester United stumbled to another defeat. Ferguson and former United legend Bryan Robson watched in despair as Sunderland won 2-1. In this fantastic photo taken by Sportsmail's Ian...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 
Spain's dwindling knife sharpeners

Spain's dwindling knife sharpeners

The other day I was getting ready to leave my flat and I heard it. A shrill, but tuneful whistle reverberated around the narrow streets of my neighbourhood in central Madrid. I peered from my balcony, and, in the distance, there he was. His name is...

BBC, 00:27 in Business
 

North Korea assembly vote set for March, to consolidate Kim's power

The reclusive North's official media said on Wednesday that the election for its Supreme People's Assembly would be held on March 9, without offering details. The current members of the assembly were elected in March 2009. On New Year's day, Kim Jong...

 

Odd man out: Keown, Henry and Heskey make the line-up but who is the misfit in our XI?

1 View comments Every week we'll name an XI of past and present footballers for you to guess what links them all. But there's a twist - one player will always be the odd man out in the dressing room. This week's team are all either current or former...

Daily Mail, 00:31 in Sport
 

Redknapp prepared to offload Remy... but QPR boss wants £16m for French striker

If QPR received a big-money offer for Loic Remy R's boss Harry Redknapp admits he would happily sell the French striker who is enjoying a loan spell at Newcastle United. The 27-year-old has scored 10 goals in 17 league appearances for the Magpies,...

Daily Mail, 00:31 in Sport
 
CCTV Footage Of 'Revenge' Acid Attack Released

CCTV Footage Of 'Revenge' Acid Attack Released

CCTV images have been released allegedly showing the moments before a woman disguised in a veil followed her friend through a train station before throwing acid in her face. Mary Konye, 21, allegedly followed Naomi Oni home and attacked the Victoria's...

 
NHS 'Bed Blocking' Reaches Three-Year High

NHS 'Bed Blocking' Reaches Three-Year High

The number of NHS patients 'bed blocking' has reached its highest level in three years. Statistics show towards the end of 2013 the amount of "delayed transfers of care" were higher than the same period in 2011 and 2012. In November last...

 
Wearable technology is dress code at tech expo

Wearable technology is dress code at tech expo

Sony's Smartband and Core 'smart wristbands', unveiled at the show. Photograph: Jack Dempsey/AP If you laid all the wristbands, smartwatches and head-mountable cameras at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) end to end, they would...

Guardian, 00:35 in Business
 
Ireland makes storming return to international bond market

Ireland makes storming return to international bond market

'This sale shows Ireland has fully exited the EU/IMF bailout,' said Michael Noonan, Ireland's minister for finance. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Ireland made a storming return to the international bond market on Tuesday as the bumper demand for the...

Guardian, 00:35 in Business
 


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