News archive from 9 September 2016

Breastfeeding drive 'could save NHS £40m a year'

Breastfeeding drive 'could save NHS £40m a year'

Increasing the UK’s breastfeeding rates could save the NHS £40m a year, a leading public health academic has claimed. According to recent figures, Britain has the lowest breastfeeding rate in the world. Amy Brown, an associate professor in public...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Three in four Britons unclear on obesity link to​​ cancer – poll

Three in four Britons unclear on obesity link to​​ cancer – poll

Three out of four Britons do not know the types of cancer that are linked to obesity, a poll suggests, raising concerns that widespread ignorance is hampering efforts to encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles. Men and poorer people are most...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Labour bosses deny 3,000 leader vote

MORE than 3,000 people have been barred from voting in Labour’s leadership contest by the party for breaking its rules. Official Labour figures showed yesterday that 3,107 members have been barred from participating in the contest between leader...

 

Plan to resurrect grammar schools ‘disaster for poor’

Greening admits Tories want future with more selective education by Luke James Parliamentary Reporter TORY plans to turn the clock back on education by resurrecting grammar schools were confirmed yesterday — despite warnings selection is a “disaster”...

 

NHS ‘bed blocking’ jumps to a record high

HOSPITAL “bed-blocking” has reached a record level, NHS performance data revealed yesterday. Patients occupying beds when they no longer required hospital care took up 184,188 days in July, compared to 147,376 days in the same period last year, the...

 

Rail workers ‘solid’ as they enter strike day two

by Paddy McGuffin SOUTHERN Rail workers’ strike over safety and conductors’ jobs entered its second day yesterday with the union RMT saying that support for the action was solid. The two-day walkout which began on Wednesday is the latest in a series...

 

Statins are safe and potential side-effects have been exaggerated, says review

Statins are safe and effective but their potential side-effects have been exaggerated by unreliable studies, according to a major medical review. The cholesterol-reducing tablets, the most prescribed drugs in the UK, have been the subject of years of...

 
Victims of serial stranger played dead to survive as thug admits attacking three former lovers

Victims of serial stranger played dead to survive as thug admits attacking three former lovers

A SERIAL strangler who left women fearing they’d be choked to death is facing a lengthy prison sentence. Fraser MacDonald admitted assaulting his ex-wife and two former girlfriends over ten years. MacDonald, 45, appeared from custody at the High Court...

 
Boy racer killer Dylan Jenkin let off the hook for 'throwing blowtorch and hammer' during police chase

Boy racer killer Dylan Jenkin let off the hook for 'throwing blowtorch and hammer' during police chase

A KILLER teen driver who was accused of throwing a blowtorch and a hammer at a pursuing police car has been let off the hook. Dylan Jenkin was due to stand trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday but the charges were dropped. The 18-year-old is...

 
Woman who saw partner stabbed to death too distressed to name all three of his attackers

Woman who saw partner stabbed to death too distressed to name all three of his attackers

A WOMAN who saw her partner stabbed to death told a jury yesterday she was too upset to name all his attackers. Elizabeth Bryce, 56, was giving evidence for a second day at the trial of Ronnie Coulter, who denies murdering waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar...

 
Radio 4’s Making History presenter Tom Holland: My six best books

Radio 4’s Making History presenter Tom Holland: My six best books

MOOMINSUMMER MADNESS by Tove Jansson Out of print The first book that I really loved. Nothing much happens, it’s just the Moomins, who are sweet creatures like obese trolls, having a lovely summer with their magical friends. Happiness is hard to write...

 
Folk artist Seth Lakeman: My six best albums

Folk artist Seth Lakeman: My six best albums

PAUL SIMON: Graceland (Legacy/Sony) One of the best fusion records combining the great flowing narrative writing of Simon with South African rhythms. I had it on vinyl and it opened to my eyes to blending genres.  TOM PETTY: Wildflowers (Warner) This...

 
Book reviews: Stories from My Life, Hercule Poirot Mystery and Mount!

Book reviews: Stories from My Life, Hercule Poirot Mystery and Mount!

Classified world of a great spymaster Stories from My Life by John le Carré Viking, £20 The bestselling spy novelist John le Carré doesn’t write anything personal until page 255 of his fascinating and revealing new memoir. That is when he introduces...

 
Theatre review: Unfaithful at the Found 111

Theatre review: Unfaithful at the Found 111

Two couples get caught in the crossfire of adultery. The older have been together for 30 years and the younger are at the start of a relationship when Tom (Sean Campion) confesses to Joan (Niamh Cusack) that he has had a fling with a much younger...

 
Theatre review: Vanities at the Trafalgar Studios 2

Theatre review: Vanities at the Trafalgar Studios 2

Best friends as high school cheerleaders in the 1960s they grow up, and apart, over the decades until they wonder what they ever had in common. This is the basic plot of Jack Heifner’s 1976 three-act play Vanities but he and lyricist/composer David...

 


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