News archive from 16 March 2012, page 13

Ex-Wales star Tom Shanklin backing Wales to complete the Grand Slam

A GRAND Slam is a special achievement for any rugby star, but winning two is even more rare - and in Wales automatically elevates players to legendary status. So when a player with the calibre and pedigree of Tom Shanklin backs Wales to ensure a...

Daily Post, 00:38 in Sport
 

Services gap 'puts young at risk'

A lack of youth services is putting innocent children at risk of being caught up in gangs and violence on the streets, campaigners have said. Gary Trowsdale, chief executive of the Damilola Taylor Trust, said youngsters were being left with no choice...

 
TONGA'S GOT TALENT

TONGA'S GOT TALENT

MICKEY and Lopini Paea sing like angels but play like demons. And fans can expect a hell of a showdown tomorrow when two of Super League's hardest forwards clash for the first time. Hull KR's Mickey and Catalan Dragons' Lopini are well known in...

Daily Star, 00:43 in Sport
 

Contaminated waste to return to UK

Almost 2,000 tonnes of contaminated waste will be shipped back to Britain after being seized in Indonesia, investigators have said. Authorities believe 90 containers exported from the UK as "scrap metal" were illegally packed with liquid and...

 
IT'S BEEN EASY SAYS STEADY EDDIE NEWTON

IT'S BEEN EASY SAYS STEADY EDDIE NEWTON

Newton, a popular player at Stamford Bridge, was brought in to help Di Matteo after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas this month. Three games, three wins – the latest the sensational comeback against Napoli. Newton says the ingredients were in place,...

 
Innorobo 2012: Is the dream of having a robot companion over?

Innorobo 2012: Is the dream of having a robot companion over?

Say hello to my little friend: Kibo is just under 4ft (1.2m) tall. If you ask him nicely, he will pass you a present, give you a hug, or enjoy a bit of a dancing to Lady Gaga. He can display 10 "realistic" human emotions - such as surprise,...

 

Workers ready to fight for pensions

Public sector workers still have an appetite for industrial action over pensions amid "confusion" about the Government's controversial reforms, according to a new study. Support for industrial action increased by almost four percentage...

 

28% of NHS trusts raise parking fee

More than one in four hospital trusts have increased car parking charges for patients and visitors, according to new data. Hospitals in England make millions of pounds every year from parking, which is free for most people in Northern Ireland, Wales...

 
XABI ALONSO'S BAN IS A BIG BLOW FOR REAL

XABI ALONSO'S BAN IS A BIG BLOW FOR REAL

Midfielder Xabi Alonso, who has stamped his authority on the side since joining from Liverpool three years ago, picked up a booking in Wednesday's 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow that means he is suspended for the nine-times European champions' next match....

 

Navy support workers to strike

Hundreds of workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) are to go on strike at the end of the month in the bitter row over public sector pensions. The Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said more than 600 of its members at the RFA, which supports...

 

Argentina in Falklands oil threat

Argentina has threatened to take legal action against British companies involved in oil development in the Falkland Islands - a move described by the Foreign Office as "wholly counter-productive". The country's foreign minister Hector...

 

The less you sleep, the fatter you become: Tiredness makes us eat more, say scientists

As if being tired from lack of sleep wasn't punishment enough, now scientists say that not getting a good night's rest could lead to obesity. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, found that sleep deprived volunteers ate more...

Daily Mail, 00:45 in Health
 

White rice 'could cause diabetes'

Eating white rice may be linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A review of four studies involving around 350,000 people found the more white rice people ate, the higher their chance of developing the condition seemed to...

 

Home care for elderly 'disgraceful'

Older people are suffering "disgraceful" home care including missed medication and confinement to soiled beds, an undercover investigation has revealed. Undercover researchers for the Which? consumer group reported missed visits, food left...

 

Contaminated waste to return to UK

Almost 2,000 tonnes of contaminated waste will be shipped back to Britain after being seized in Indonesia, investigators have said. Authorities believe 90 containers exported from the UK as "scrap metal" were illegally packed with liquid and...

 


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