News archive from 11 December 2013, page 8

This is the time for brutal honesty and fronting up! Prior rallies England as Carberry shows he's ready to...

Matt Prior has launched a stirring rallying call to England's embattled cricketers ahead of their crunch examination in the third Test and has insisted that there is no-one better to lead them than Alastair Cook. England's vice-captain was in defiant...

Daily Mail, 07:38 in Sport
 

Japan's defence plans focus on China and islands dispute

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the defence policy review after returning to office last December, pledging to strengthen the military and boost Japan's global security role. The new defence guideline and military build-up plan, to be approved by...

 
'Dementia is not inevitable. It is a disease that needs tackling'

'Dementia is not inevitable. It is a disease that needs tackling'

Years of underfunding has lead to too few clinicians and care professionals with expertise in dementia, says Jeremy Hughes. Photograph: Alamy We've heard it heralded as a "time bomb", "epidemic", and "our greatest health...

Guardian, 08:04 in Health
 
Stephen Fry, Boy George, Gok Wan and more love Warwick Rowers

Stephen Fry, Boy George, Gok Wan and more love Warwick Rowers

Buy photos » WHAT do Stephen Fry Fry, Boy George and Gok Wan all have in common? The answer is a Warwick Rowers calendar on their wall. They are among the celebrity fans of the boys who have made a huge splash over the past five years by stripping off...

 
Paedophile faces lengthy jail sentence

Paedophile faces lengthy jail sentence

Buy photos » Paedophile Kelvin Cyphus faces a lengthy jail sentence. (s) A PAEDOPHILE from Leamington who raped an 11-year-old girl after befriending her and enticing her back to his Leamington home is facing a lengthy prison sentence. Kelvin Cyphus...

 
Pupils take on cyber bullies

Pupils take on cyber bullies

Buy photos » Trinity pupils Joanne Feeney, Carmen Opatovska, Emily Dietsch, Meg Townsend, Klaudia Zajner, and Weronika Szwagrzyk discuss how bullying has developed with Observer reporter Laura Maltby. 47.013.028.leam.jm1 THE FACE of bullying is...

 
Shopping centre bosses apologise over new car park system chaos

Shopping centre bosses apologise over new car park system chaos

6 Images TOWN centre bosses today said "we are sorry' to furious shoppers forced to queue for hours as a new parking system caused havoc in the run-up to Christmas. Long lines of customers snaked around The Octagon shopping centre and outside...

 

Taxi bosses talk about industry 'difficulties'

webpicLEADING taxi drivers have spoke of the "difficulties' that they face in the wake of urgent talks with council bosses over problems with vehicle defects. Mohammed Ikhlaq, chairman of the East Staffordshire Private Hire and Taxi Association,...

 

Bank Coop says will participate in U.S. tax probe

The deal between the United States and Switzerland is part of a U.S. drive to lift the veil on Swiss bank secrecy. Banks had until Monday to inform the Swiss regulator whether they would take part in the scheme. The programme, which lapses at...

Reuters, 08:16 in Business
 

Golden Years: The early days in Europe - From Busby's Babes to Stein's local lads and Nicholson's mighty...

LAST FIVE GOLDEN YEARS It's a dog's lifeEngland v Germany specialMemorable outsidersBest of the benchesDefenders special There's always been something special about European competition. Famous matches and great moments over the decades have lent a...

Daily Mail, 08:16 in Sport
 
I'm on Team Nigella, says David Cameron

I'm on Team Nigella, says David Cameron

David Cameron has revealed he is a "massive fan" of TV chef Nigella Lawson, who is involved in a court case against her two former personal assistants who deny fraud. Ms Lawson has admitted during proceedings to taking cocaine but denies...

BBC, 08:24 in Art & Culture
 
Dylan Thomas centenary festival to be launched in Cardiff

Dylan Thomas centenary festival to be launched in Cardiff

Details of a year-long international festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of poet Dylan Thomas are to be unveiled. The Dylan Thomas 100 Festival is running throughout 2014, with events scheduled around the world. First Minister...

BBC, 08:31 in Art & Culture
 

BOJ tankan seen showing improved business mood, capex

The Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey is also expected to show companies maintaining upbeat capital expenditure plans, according to a Reuters poll, reflecting their optimism over the outlook as the recovery gathers momentum. Such...

Reuters, 08:32 in Business
 
Soldier Andrew Garthwaite moves bionic arm by thoughts

Soldier Andrew Garthwaite moves bionic arm by thoughts

A soldier injured in battle said he is determined to make a success of his new life with a bionic arm he can control with his thoughts. Cpl Andrew Garthwaite, 26, from South Tyneside, was badly injured in Afghanistan when a Taliban grenade took off...

 

'Animals eating' tops YouTube list

A viral comic video about how animals eat their food has topped this year's YouTube most viewed in the UK. Each year, the list gives the run-down of the videos that have gained the most views and grabbed the public's attention. How Animals Eat Their...

 


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