News archive from 12 March 2015

15 things that non-smokers won't tell smokers

If you're a smoker, your non-smoking friends are probably too polite to let you know what they really think. The truth hurts. That's why we haven't told you... up until now. Brace yourselves, because this is what non-smokers won't tell you about your...

Metro, 00:06 in Lifestyle
 
Parents of tragic Millie Thompson welcome new government proposals on first aid in nurseries

Parents of tragic Millie Thompson welcome new government proposals on first aid in nurseries

The parents of tragic Millie Thompson are a step closer in their battle to see all nursery staff first aid trained after ministers proposed a change in the law. New nursery and pre-school staff will be legally required to undertake a paediatric first...

 

British house prices pick up more than expected in February - RICS

The index measures the assessment of surveyors of whether house prices have risen or fallen on an annual basis over the previous three months. Britain's housing market has been slowing since mid-2014, when regulators required banks to make closer...

Reuters, 00:19 in Business
 

Prudential treads carefully with investors in hunt for new CEO

The company, listed in London and Asia, said on Tuesday its highly-regarded chief executive would leave in May to join Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) -- a move that has made waves across the global financial services industry. Prudential Chairman Paul...

Reuters, 00:19 in Business
 
CHELTENHAM 2015 DAY 3 TIPS: Will AP McCoy get his first winner today & who could win the World Hurdle on St Patrick's Thursday?

CHELTENHAM 2015 DAY 3 TIPS: Will AP McCoy get his first winner today & who could win the World Hurdle on St...

AFTER a flying start to the 2015 Cheltenham Festival by Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins, day two was more open, with other jockeys and trainers getting their share of the limelight. But a notable absentee from the winners' enclosure was champion jockey...

 
Hottest Tickets in Town - Win a pair of Hull City v Chelsea Tickets and a copy of FIFA 15

Hottest Tickets in Town - Win a pair of Hull City v Chelsea Tickets and a copy of FIFA 15

As part of our weekly Hottest Tickets in Town feature, we have teamed up with EA Sports to give away a pair of tickets for every 2014/15 Barclays Premier League Home Game. Featuring every week in the Hull Daily Mail and East Riding Mail, we will be...

 
New generation of digital makers

New generation of digital makers

In schools up and down the country, children are making apps, building robots and programming Raspberry Pi computers as if their lives depended on it. And it does not end in class - after-school coding clubs, children's hacking weekends and fairs...

 

Saturn's moon shows sign of life: Enceladus's underground oceans contain hydrothermal activity

Scientists have revealed a huge breakthrough in the search for life on other planets. Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first clear evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus exhibits signs of present-day hydrothermal activity - similar...

 

At last! A Dyson just for your wood floor: £399 vacuum uses nylon brush like a paint-roller to sweep up...

They're great at cleaning carpets, but when it comes to getting dust and dirt off a wooden floor vacuum cleaners can leave a lot to be desired. Now engineers at Dyson may have the answer – a new model designed specifically for hard flooring. The...

 
MPs fear postal market changes

MPs fear postal market changes

An influential committee of MPs has called on the postal regulator to show that it can react swiftly to changes in the postal market. The Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BIS) said Ofcom had to perform a "balancing act"...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 

Marvin Gaye's family 'free from chains' after winning legal battle against Robin Thicke

Marvin's children, Nona, Frankie and Marvin Gaye III, were awarded £4.8 million on Tuesday when a US jury ruled that singers Robin and Pharrell, the writers of Blurred Lines - one of the best-selling singles of all time - plagiarised their father's...

 

Jezza is changing gear: Star set to leave BBC over punch-up

His quip fuelled speculation he will quit the BBC for a megabucks deal with a rival channel. The outspoken presenter, 54, has been temporarily removed from his post following claims he hit a show producer because there was no food available after a...

 
Hillsborough's chief cop admits 'terrible lie'

Hillsborough's chief cop admits 'terrible lie'

Stunned relatives of the victims gasped as former Chief Supt David Duckenfi eld “apologised unreservedly” for having originally claimed fans forced the gates open at the ground. And he said he would regret it “to his dying day”. The match commander...

 
MPs back plain package in 'landmark victory' for anti-smoking campaign

MPs back plain package in 'landmark victory' for anti-smoking campaign

Tobacco manufacturers will be forced to use identical boxes or packets, with the company name and cigarette name printed in plain text. The measure, set to be introduced from May next year, is designed to stop glossy packaging appealing to young...

 
Lenny and Henry: Comic Relief comedian meets Ugandan twins named after him

Lenny and Henry: Comic Relief comedian meets Ugandan twins named after him

Mum Martha named them after the star to say thank you for the help the charity gave her homeland of Uganda. Proud Lenny, 56, came face to face with the pair as he opened a refurbished clinic in poverty-stricken Iyolwa. And Martha, 26, who works there...

 


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