News archive from 10 June 2012

Britain's Got Talent star fulfills his ambition and opens Skipton Gala

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Martyn Crofts, Paula Moulton and Graham Blackledge at Skipton Gala Britain’s Got Talent star Martyn Crofts fulfilled his dream of opening Skipton Gala today, entertaining crowds with his Dalek impersonating act....

 

Hospital discharge times to be probed

Hospitals are ‘throwing patients out of hospitals’ late at night to free up beds, according to an investigation by The Times. The newspaper estimates that each year more than 400,000 patients are discharged from hospital between 11pm and 6am: many of...

 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances en route to hospital could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, BBC News has today reported. The news is based on a small but well-conducted study looking at whether the time...

 

Device 'could repair nerve damage'

Tiny computer-generated implants “can help restore feeling in severely injured limbs”, according to the Daily Mail. The news is based on tests of a type of tiny scaffold designed to help nerves in the limbs reconnect after they have been damaged. The...

 

Heart failure drug approved by EU

A pill costing £1.40 a day “could save the lives of thousands of heart disease patients”, according to the Daily Mail. Several other newspapers have reported on the drug ivabradine, known by the brand name Procoralan, as European drug regulators have...

 

'Poorer health for babies born early'

“Babies born just a few weeks early have a higher risk of poor health,” The Guardian reported today. According to the newspaper, new research has found that being born just a few weeks early can raise their risk of conditions such as asthma. It is...

 

Hospital discharge times to be probed

Hospitals are ‘throwing patients out of hospitals’ late at night to free up beds, according to an investigation by The Times. The newspaper estimates that each year more than 400,000 patients are discharged from hospital between 11pm and 6am: many of...

 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances en route to hospital could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, BBC News has today reported. The news is based on a small but well-conducted study looking at whether the time...

 

Device 'could repair nerve damage'

Tiny computer-generated implants “can help restore feeling in severely injured limbs”, according to the Daily Mail. The news is based on tests of a type of tiny scaffold designed to help nerves in the limbs reconnect after they have been damaged. The...

 

Heart failure drug approved by EU

A pill costing £1.40 a day “could save the lives of thousands of heart disease patients”, according to the Daily Mail. Several other newspapers have reported on the drug ivabradine, known by the brand name Procoralan, as European drug regulators have...

 

'Poorer health for babies born early'

“Babies born just a few weeks early have a higher risk of poor health,” The Guardian reported today. According to the newspaper, new research has found that being born just a few weeks early can raise their risk of conditions such as asthma. It is...

 
'We would never ask for your PIN over the phone': Brazen conmen collecting credit cards - by courier

'We would never ask for your PIN over the phone': Brazen conmen collecting credit cards - by courier

The phone rings and the caller asks for you by name. "I'm calling from the fraud department of Barclays Bank,' he says. "Can I confirm that you are one of our customers?' You say yes. "Thank you,' he says. "I am contacting you...

 

TAKING STOCK: Bull-headed WPP chief Sorrell risks bloody nose over pay deal

So will Sir Martin Sorrell thumb his nose at his shareholders, or will they give him a tap to make his eyes water? On Wednesday the chief executive of the world's biggest advertising firm will see his potential £29million pay packet put to the test of...

 

'Tap and go' payment systems for all post offices

The Post Office has announced that all 11,500 of its branches are to get "tap and go' payment systems to cut queues. Contactless card technology allows you to hold or tap an enabled debit or credit card at a terminal. Cash is debited, without...

 

TONY HETHERINGTON: Court threat to timeshare 'crusader'

The European Fair Trade Advisory Group has never bothered to ask for permission to republish the 2010 article, but it is genuine. However, the report has nothing to do with EFTAG. It is about one company, Macdonald Resorts in Scotland, and its threat...

 


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