News archive from 16 April 2014

Belford looks forward to West Bromwich Albion clash

Belford looks forward to West Bromwich Albion clash

Dale Belford says Tamworth's appearance in the Birmingham Senior Cup final will be reward for the hard work of his young squad. The Lambs have endured a torrid campaign in the Skrill Premier and were relegated this week. But Belford believes the young...

 

96 bells ...for all of those we lost: City’s tribute as toll of victims rings out on 25th anniversary of...

Bells tolled 96 times across Merseyside today in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. They rang at 3.06pm, the exact time Britain’s worst sporting tragedy started to unfold 25 years ago. Tens of thousands attended a memorial service at...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Internet sales drive profit rise at House of Fraser

Internet sales drive profit rise at House of Fraser

BOOMING internet and mobile sales helped department store chain House of Fraser report record annual sales last year. Chief executive John King said the performance was partly down to improvement of the group’s website. “The improved performance has...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Death of inflation | Clarke’s Tesco test

Comment: Death of inflation | Clarke’s Tesco test

NOW that the Bank of England has slain the inflation dragon, it will be focusing its attention on taming those other big beasts in the economy: high imports and low productivity. Governor Mark Carney will be pleased to have seen the headline rate of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
All that glistens: Ortak assets sale

All that glistens: Ortak assets sale

Branding specialists are predicting a "bidding war" among design and fashion houses after the assets of collapsed jewellery business Ortak were put on the market. The Orkney-based firm was founded in the 1960s and grew to have an annual...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Deer farming offers huge potential

Deer farming offers huge potential

Deer farming is about to take off in Scotland after a couple of decades where the sector has been disadvantaged through the not being eligible for subsidy. Yesterday, more than 80 landowners and farmers from across the country heard Dick Playfair, of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials shows

PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials shows

PET scans are used for cancer patients but have not been employed to detect consciousness in brain-injured patients before because of the cost. Photograph: Noemi Bruzak/EPA Doctors believe they may have found a reliable way to assess whether patients...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Food banks see 'shocking' rise in number of users

Food banks see 'shocking' rise in number of users

Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to avoid going hungry, a charity says. Established food banks have seen a 51% increase in clients over the last year, a "shocking" rise, said the Trussell Trust, the largest...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Sweet or sour? Altering how we taste our food

Sweet or sour? Altering how we taste our food

What can you taste when you swirl a mouthful of malt whisky around your mouth? Peaty flavours, honey, sea salt? Talk to any whisky drinker and they'll be happy to discuss at length. But it turns out that not all you are getting is down to your taste...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house. It's also making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D printers into schools in the United...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Parents told which schools their children must attend

Parents told which schools their children must attend

Parents and carers of children starting primary school in September have been told which school their child will be attending. This year 94.6 per cent of applicants to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for places at infant, junior and primary schools...

 
10p ‘polypill’ could save millions of lives

10p ‘polypill’ could save millions of lives

A "POLYPILL" costing around 10p and containing aspirin, statins and blood pressure medication could slash the number of deaths caused by heart attacks or stroke, scientists believe. The combination therapy – taking one pill instead of three...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
I didn’t even rate story about Milly, says Coulson

I didn’t even rate story about Milly, says Coulson

Andy Coulson has denied knowing murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone was hacked while he was in charge of the News of the World (NotW). The former Downing Street spin doctor yesterday said he did not know anything about the resulting “fairly...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Anfield service marks 25 years since Hillsborough

Anfield service marks 25 years since Hillsborough

A sombre memorial service was held yesterday to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 
96 Liverpool football fans. Loved ones of those who died were joined at Liverpool FC’s Anfield home by players, club...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Gunbattles erupt as Ukraine ‘repels attack’

Gunbattles erupt as Ukraine ‘repels attack’

IN THE first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces yesterday said they clashed with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. The incident came hours after Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksandr...

 


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