News archive from 8 July 2015

Barnsley house fire leaves two dead

Two people have died in a house fire in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, emergency services have confirmed. A man and a woman were pronounced dead after the blaze, at around 6.50pm on Tuesday. An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire....

 
Fish oils grown on dry land in GM breakthrough

Fish oils grown on dry land in GM breakthrough

Fish oil grown on the farm has come a step closer following promising results from a genetically modified crop trial. British scientists have developed a GM oilseed plant, Camelina sativa or “false flax”, whose seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids...

 
Eurozone anger as Greece arrives without plan

Eurozone anger as Greece arrives without plan

GREEK prime minister Alexis Tsipras was met with anger at a summit of eurozone leaders in Brussels after it became clear he had no written proposals on how to save his country from financial wipe-out. With Greece’s banks just days away from a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

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Government admits it doesn't know where Northern Powerhouse is

The Government has admitted it does not know where the area it calls the “northern powerhouse” begins and ends. Ministers were put on the spot when Newcastle Labour MP Nick Brown asked to know what “geographic area is covered by the Government’s...

 
Chelsea legend desperate to link up with Pirlo and Villa

Chelsea legend desperate to link up with Pirlo and Villa

The former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder is preparing to make his Major League Soccer debut with New York City FC. Lampard's new team face Toronto on Sunday. Like the former England midfielder, Pirlo and Villa have been among the best players...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

L’Oréal's Helen Mirren ads cleared over airbrushing claim

Ads for L’Oréal moisturising cream featuring Helen Mirren have been cleared over claims her appearance was digitally retouched. The TV ad for L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect showed the 69-year-old star being offered a seat at a bus stop and looking unhappy,...

 

Breast screening does not reduce cancer deaths, international study warns

Internationally renowned cancer experts have cast fresh doubt on the benefits of breast cancer screening programmes, warning that they save fewer lives than previously thought. More than 2 million women in the UK have a mammogram – an X-ray of the...

 
Derbyshire one of worst places in country for repeat burglaries

Derbyshire one of worst places in country for repeat burglaries

Derbyshire is one of the worst places in the country for repeat burglaries, new police figures have revealed. Between January 2008 and 2013 there were 50,237 burglaries reported, with 10,556 addresses - one-in-four - targeted more than once. The...

 

South Carolina senate backs removal of Confederate flag from capitol

The South Carolina senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, but across the hall in the house of representatives, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve some kind of...

 

Level crossing safety campaigns to target dog walkers and cyclists

Network Rail is to start targeting groups such as cyclists and dog walkers in its rail crossing safety campaigns, switching the emphasis from blanket TV adverts to reaching those crossing users who are at higher risk. Work with cyclists is under way,...

 
Welfare economics: what works best, the carrot or the stick?

Welfare economics: what works best, the carrot or the stick?

Even before standing up for today's Budget, George Osborne has made it clear how he justifies making one of the deepest cuts in welfare benefits since the war. The chancellor talks about "hard working families", arguing the benefits system...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Women in Asia buck trend for male business courses

Women in Asia buck trend for male business courses

It was hailed as a success story this year when a group of leading US business schools managed to increase their proportion of female students on MBA (Master of Business Administration) courses to 40% - up from 30% a decade before. It was seen as a...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
One-in-11 burglary victims in South Yorkshire get targeted again

One-in-11 burglary victims in South Yorkshire get targeted again

Over 4,400 homes in South Yorkshire have been burgled more than once, according to new figures released today. South Yorkshire Police has disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act that between January 2008 and December 2013 there were 46,847...

 
One-in-11 burglary victims in South Yorkshire get targeted again

One-in-11 burglary victims in South Yorkshire get targeted again

Over 4,400 homes in South Yorkshire have been burgled more than once, according to new figures released today. South Yorkshire Police has disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act that between January 2008 and December 2013 there were 46,847...

 


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