News archive from 14 May 2012

Einstein On The Beach

Braving wind and rain to attend an evening of experimental "opera" lasting five hours is not everyone's cup of Earl Grey. The feeling should of course be one of excitement - Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's audacious Einstein On The Beach...

 

Fears for sixth house blaze victim

A fire which killed five young brothers and sisters is likely to claim its sixth victim after police said their critically ill teenage brother was "unlikely to survive". Schoolboy Duwayne Philpott, 13, has been in hospital since the blaze...

 

UK troops killed by Afghan police

Two British servicemen have been shot dead by members of the Afghan Police Force. A Royal Air Force airman and a soldier from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards were killed at a patrol base in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province, the Ministry of...

 
Call for action on horror road

Call for action on horror road

RESIDENTS and politicians this week returned to the scene of last month's horror smash on the A614 near Cowick, which claimed the lives of three people. And they have called for action to be taken to prevent a repeat of the incident. Following the...

 

Maldonado carries cousin from blaze

Pastor Maldonado turned from grand prix winner to hero on Sunday as Williams' celebrations for his debut victory went up in flames. Just 90 minutes after being hoisted up on the shoulders of rivals Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen on the podium,...

People, 22:10 in Sport
 

'Electric shock' therapy explained?

Scientists have discovered how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) works in people with severe depression, The Independent today reported. During ECT, patients are anaesthetised and given a controlled electric current through the brain. But although ECT...

 

Births at home or in hospital: risks explained

A major study published today has examined the risks of planned home births, comparing them against planned deliveries in hospitals and midwife units. The research was covered by several newspapers, some of which highlighted a low risk while others...

 

Lucas to quit as Greens leader

Caroline Lucas is standing down as leader of the Green Party. Ms Lucas - who was elected as the party's first MP in 2010 - said she would step down in September at the end of her second, two-year term as leader. "We're lucky to have a wealth of...

 

Maldonado carries cousin from blaze

Pastor Maldonado turned from grand prix winner to hero on Sunday as Williams' celebrations for his debut victory went up in flames. Just 90 minutes after being hoisted up on the shoulders of rivals Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen on the podium,...

Daily Post, 22:31 in Sport
 
Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1: Sir Alex Ferguson congratulates Manchester City on title win

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1: Sir Alex Ferguson congratulates Manchester City on title win

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson congratulated Manchester City after they wrapped up the Barclays Premier League title in thrilling style. United looked in pole position to overtake Manchester City on the final day after their bitter rivals...

Daily Post, 22:31 in Sport
 

JP Morgan boss admits he was 'dead wrong' over £1bn loss

JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon admitted yesterday he was "dead wrong' to dismiss concerns over the toxic gambles which cost the bank £1.2billion as a "tempest in a teapot'. On Thursday night the bank shocked the markets when it announced the...

 

Co-op is back in frame to snap up 632 Lloyds branches

Plans by the Co-op to take on the might of the High Street banking giants could be back on track after its ailing bid to snap up 632 Lloyds branches received a shot in the arm. The two companies are understood to have put a new proposal to the City...

 

Barton responds to red card

"...Never worked but god loves a trier. #reallynotbother #wearesafe. "Still not my proudest moment but who gives a ****, we are safe..........and that is all that matters." The score was 1-1 at the time, with Djibril Cisse cancelling...

 

Speedway mourns following tragic death of Great Britain rider Richardson in Poland

Speedway is in mourning following the tragic death of Great Britain rider Lee Richardson following an horrific crash in Poland. The 33-year-old British rider died in a Wroclaw hospital after apparently being thrown from his bike into a solid safety...

Daily Mail, 22:35 in Sport
 

Lucas to quit as Greens leader

Caroline Lucas is standing down as leader of the Green Party. Ms Lucas - who was elected as the party's first MP in 2010 - said she would step down in September at the end of her second, two-year term as leader. "We're lucky to have a wealth of...

 


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