News archive from 17 December 2013

Eurocopter issues safety alert over EC135 fuel gauge error

UK-based air services company Bond Aviation grounded its fleet of 38 EC135s on December 11, after an air ambulance, one of its 22 aircraft leased in Britain, was found to have a fuel indicator problem. Tests found others also had the same fault. A...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 

Doug Anderson's festive TV highlights 2013

Martin Scorsese's film about George Harrison, Living in the Material World , is on SBS One at 9.30 on Sunday. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns Sunday 22 December George Harrison: Living in the Material World, 9.30pm, SBS One As we hurl ourselves into...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 

Owen and Cameron join Forces to back England v Afghanistan peace match... and former striker slams...

David Cameron and Michael Owen backed a plan for England to play the Afghanistan national side in a landmark 'peace match' at Wembley Stadium to mark the end of war between the two nations. Former England striker Owen had a kickaround with troops to...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

No fancy dress or drunken antics here! See Ronaldo, Bale and Co celebrate Real Madrid's Christmas party in...

Whereas Christmas party season in the Premier League is guaranteed to give club managers a sleepless night worrying over what the next day's revelations may bring, La Liga's festive get together was celebrated in far more sophisticated fashion. There...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Bring on the big guns! Laudrup happy to land Napoli and get a crack at Rafa

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup wanted the chance to take on one of the continent's top clubs in the Europa League - and found himself facing one of the biggest. The Swans must play Italian giants Napoli, who dropped out of the Champions League...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

When the winner can't be bothered to get out of the shower to appear on time the Beeb's glitzy bash is on...

Andy Murray not bothering even to finish his shower after training to be ready for his video link chat on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme signals what could be the beginning of the end for the show. When the eventual winner doesn't...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Fletcher seizes second chance after months mixed with doubt and hopeful optimism

There was much more at stake than just a football career. For a young man too unwell to take his children to the park or enjoy a meal out with his wife, sport might have been an afterthought. However, as Darren Fletcher prepared for a third operation...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

I was just one operation away from quitting, admits Fletcher after United comeback

Darren Fletcher has revealed how close he came to being forced out of football - after going under the knife three times in a bid to rid himself of a debilitating bowel condition. The Scotland captain and Manchester United stalwart came on for the...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
Dinosaurs stomp on to big screen

Dinosaurs stomp on to big screen

This Friday, Walking with Dinosaurs will roar on to the big screen, 14 years after the groundbreaking BBC television series of the same name was first broadcast. In a marked change of direction, the 3D film will join together state-of-the art...

BBC, 00:14 in Art & Culture
 

ECB ready to act if inflation stays low for too long - Draghi

Draghi kept his cards close to his chest, however, and declined to discuss in detail the instruments it could use to counter any prolonged weakness in prices. But he pointed out that the reason banks were not lending to households and companies was...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 
The start-ups struggling to make a name through crowdfunding

The start-ups struggling to make a name through crowdfunding

Crowdfunding websites have caught the imagination of millions of web users, providing businesses and creative ventures with a platform to appeal for money. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business The technology...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 

'I rarely drink spirits any more, as I find wine strong enough. I do enjoy a glass or two': Under the...

Comedian Ronnie Corbett, 83, answers our health quiz. Can you run up the stairs? No not run. But I can walk up and down stairs very well. I find coming down harder than going up actually - it must be old age. I don’t believe it has anything to do with...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 
Grandparents must get unpaid leave, says TUC

Grandparents must get unpaid leave, says TUC

Grandparents should be given the right to request unpaid leave as they are so involved with childcare, the TUC says. It has called for an extension of their right to ask for time off to look after grandchildren, which currently only applies in...

BBC, 00:37 in Business
 

'Spend more on insulating homes'

More resources should be put into insulating homes to reduce fuel poverty, campaigners said today. Revenue should be diverted to energy efficiency measures, said the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG). The organisation's chairman Derek Lickorish said:...

 
How to deal with job application rejection

How to deal with job application rejection

Technology has made firing off multiple job applications easier - but as well as more opportunities for success, there is also more chance of rejection. We wanted to know how experts suggest we turn rejection around so that it helps a job search be...

BBC, 00:37 in Business
 


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