News archive from 11 December 2013, page 1

We must go for the jugular to avoid slip against Celtic, roars Barcelona's Busquets

Sergio Busquets has urged his Barcelona team-mates to go straight for the jugular and kill Celtic off in the very early stages of Wednesday's Champions League meeting in the Nou Camp. The Spain midfielder is eager to ensure sure his side progress to...

Daily Mail, 00:47 in Sport
 

Czech parties reach deal to form centre-left government

Tax policy had been the main sticking point in coalition talks, with ANO, founded two years ago by billionaire businessman Andrej Babis, opposed to higher taxes. "It is definitely done. We have agreed on controversial areas that have lingered...

 

Mexico may begin new airport's construction next year - minister

It was not clear whether the plan would involve a brand new airport or could involve upgrading the existing facility, as Ruiz said companies specialized in the field had recommended that the government expand the present Mexico City airport. The...

 

Heartburn drugs increase the risk of being deficient in a vital vitamin linked to dementia

30 View comments Long-term use of commonly prescribed heartburn drugs increases the likelihood B vitamin deficiency, a study has shown. Lack of vitamin B12 can increase the risk of dementia, nerve damage, anaemia and other conditions, some of which...

Daily Mail, 00:58 in Health
 

Press ahead with fracking - Deben

Ministers should press ahead with fracking, the head of the Government's official advisory body on climate change has said. Lord Deben said that exploiting Britain's reserves of shale gas could provide a secure source of energy for decades without...

 

Barclays to end Boris Bikes support

Barclays is to end its sponsorship of the so-called Boris Bikes, introduced by London Mayor Boris Johnson to the capital in 2010. The bank's logo has adorned the blue cycles since their introduction three years ago. But Transport for London (TfL) will...

 

New guide for community sentences

Community sentences will now have to contain a specific element of punishment, such as a fine or unpaid work, the Government has announced. Around 40,000 offenders each year will be hit by the changes unveiled by the Ministry of Justice. Campaigners...

 

Youngsters lack commitment: Acosta

Leading ballet star Carlos Acosta has warned that young people have too many distractions and lack the commitment to produce his successor as a world-leading figurehead for dance. The Cuban, also an accomplished choreographer, blamed gadgets and...

 

Crackdown on classroom 'horseplay'

England's schools are suffering from a culture of "casual acceptance" of misbehaviour in the classroom, according to Sir Michael Wilshaw. The Ofsted chief inspector warns that low-level disruption in lessons and poor attitudes to education...

 

Woman dies after attack by dogs

A 27-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by dogs, police said. Emma Bennett died yesterday evening after suffering serious bite injuries in an incident at a house in Dawlish Avenue, Osmondthorpe, Leeds, at around 2.20pm on Monday. A West...

 

New RBS finance director to resign

The Royal Bank of Scotland's group finance director is to resign - less than three months after taking the role, it has been confirmed. Nathan Bostock, who was appointed to the post on October 1, informed the board of the taxpayer backed-bank of his...

 
The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas

The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas

This Christmas looks like being a bumper one for online shopping but not everyone is filled with the festive spirit and some have already set online traps they hope you will fall into. Here are twelve cyber-scams to watch out for this Christmas: The...

 
Uruguay Is First To Legalise Marijuana Trade

Uruguay Is First To Legalise Marijuana Trade

Uruguay has passed a law allowing its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana. It has become the first country to legalise the full cycle from cultivation and distribution to consumption of the drug. :: Watch Sky News live on television, on Sky...

 

A first for the NHS, scan that can spot Alzheimer's: Cameron to announce Britain will be first place where...

NHS patients will benefit from a new brain scan that can help doctors confirm or rule out a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. David Cameron will announce tomorrow that Britain will be the first place in the world where the revolutionary technique...

Daily Mail, 01:11 in Health
 
Colombia's ousted Bogota mayor rallies thousands in protest

Colombia's ousted Bogota mayor rallies thousands in protest

Protesters filled Plaza Bolivar in front of the presidential palace and mayor's office in a sign of solidarity with Gustavo Petro, the former guerrilla politician removed on Monday from Colombia's second-most powerful post. In a harsh blow to the...

 


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