News archive from 13 February 2016

Drink-driver crashed on John Reid Road afer heavy boozing at grandmother’s wake

Drink-driver crashed on John Reid Road afer heavy boozing at grandmother’s wake

A South Tyneside man was given a crash course on the dangers of drink-driving after his grandmother’s wake left him over the limit. Alan Kenyon had his brush with the law when police were called to John Reid Road, South Shields, after his Renault...

 

'Statins for the brain' could prevent millions of cases of Alzheimer’s: Drugs stop poisonous clumps caused...

A ‘statin for the brain’ could prevent millions of cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Cambridge University scientists have discovered drugs that could stop the cruel disease ever developing. They say that, just as people at risk of heart attacks today are...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Health
 
EU is our bulwark against tyranny, declares Cameron

EU is our bulwark against tyranny, declares Cameron

David Cameron invoked nuclear- armed rogue states, Russian aggression and barbaric jihadists last night as he made the security case for staying in the European Union. Speaking in Hamburg in the run-up to next week’s EU summit, the prime minister...

 
Robbie Savage: How Arsenal can prove they are not bottlers this weekend

Robbie Savage: How Arsenal can prove they are not bottlers this weekend

The Gunners haven't won the Premier League since 2004 and are currently five points behind the Foxes ahead of the Emirates clash. Savage told the Daily Mirror: "Arsene Wenger will run out of excuses, and have nowhere to hide, if Arsenal bottle...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Sir Anthony McCoy makes surprise return to the saddle at Kempton

Sir Anthony McCoy makes surprise return to the saddle at Kempton

The record breaking Champion Jockey may have retired in April, but he still rides work for owner JP McManus and it was just like old times as he and Barry Geraghty did the honours for trainer Nicky Henderson. McCoy’s job was to lead My Tent Or Yours...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Construction output slides in Q4 despite December bounce back

Construction output slides in Q4 despite December bounce back

Output from the UK construction sector slipped in the final three months of 2015, despite an upsurge in activity in December, official figures yesterday revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said building output shrunk 0.4 per cent in the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Farmer Autocare posts healthy profit increase

Farmer Autocare posts healthy profit increase

Tyre-fitting tycoon Sir Tom Farmer’s latest venture is continuing to post healthy increases in sales and profits Farmer Autocare, which was launched with four branches 13 years ago and now operates 17 tyre and exhaust fitting centres across central...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejía handed first ever MLB lifetime doping ban

Major League Baseball (MLB) issued a lifetime ban on Friday to former New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejía, after he tested positive a third time for a performance-enhancing substance. The lifetime suspension is the longest drug-related ban MLB has...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
Comment: Economy and financial markets no longer best friends

Comment: Economy and financial markets no longer best friends

You always feel the stock market and the real economy have a symbiotic relationship. The success of each is widely seen as helping the success of the other. So it is a current curiosity that many UK businesses are pretty sanguine about prospects even...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Irvine Victoria boss Stevie Wilson plays down title talk ahead of top-of-the-table clash against Girvan

Irvine Victoria boss Stevie Wilson plays down title talk ahead of top-of-the-table clash against Girvan

Irvine Vics will open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Ayrshire District League if they beat Girvan this afternoon– but boss Stevie Wilson insists it’s still too early for title talk. The sides meet in a top-of-the-table clash at Hamilton Park and...

 

Richard Cockerill not interested in excuses after Leicester lose at Newcastle

Richard Cockerill refused to use the absence of a host of players through injury and international calls as an excuse for Leicester's shock defeat at Kingston Park. With around 18 players ruled out, the Tigers went down 26-14 to a determined Newcastle...

 
Review: Paul Foot at the Leicester Comedy Festival

Review: Paul Foot at the Leicester Comedy Festival

Edinburgh Fringe old-timer Paul Foot, known for his brilliantly absurd take on life, took to Peter Pizzeria like a jalapeno pepper; uncomfortably beautiful and irresistibly awkward. A game show, something akin to the Darwin Awards meets Cards Against...

 
Review: Mnozil Brass at the Leicester Comedy Festival

Review: Mnozil Brass at the Leicester Comedy Festival

It's a rich and vibrant hotchpotch of comedy shows that make up this festival, writes Sean Tizzard. While shouty art-punks Sleaford Mods entertained a full house at Hansom Hall, those of us of a different disposition were serenaded at De Montfort Hall...

 

Learning promotional and finance skills is virtually impossible – without unions

Unions equip performing workers with the tools they need to get on in life, reports Bindu Paul EQUITY, the Musicians Union (MU), the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) have joined forces under the...

 

Lecturers ballot after colleges impose deal

Lauded return to national bargaining only results in 1% pay offer LECTURERS are balloting on strike action in a long-running pay dispute after Colleges Scotland attempted to impose a previously rejected pay offer. Teaching union the Educational...

 


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