News archive from 18 August 2017

Jennifer Lopez and Elijah Wood lead celebrity tributes to victims of Barcelona terror attack

Jennifer Lopez and Elijah Wood lead celebrity tributes to victims of Barcelona terror attack

Celebrities have been sending messages of love and support to Barcelona. Earlier today a terrorist attack killed 13 people as a van mounted the pavement at the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, leaving 80 more injured. Singer Jennifer Lopez and actors...

Metro, 00:01 in Showbiz
 
High blood pressure: If reading reveals THIS you could be at greater risk of dementia

High blood pressure: If reading reveals THIS you could be at greater risk of dementia

High blood pressure is believed to affect one in four people in the UK. Experts have now revealed that if blood pressure readings vary from day to day, it could put people at greater risk of dementia. Scientists from Japan claimed that fluctuating...

 

One person killed in explosion at house in Catalonia in incident linked to Barcelona terror attack

At least one person was killed in an explosion which flattened a house in Catalonia, police confirmed. The blast, which occurred on Wednesday night, is believed to be connected to the terror attack in Barcelona that has left 13 dead and more than 100...

 
Ivan Perisic to Man Utd: Ed Woodward meets agent to push through deal, £39m still on table

Ivan Perisic to Man Utd: Ed Woodward meets agent to push through deal, £39m still on table

Inter Milan have held firm as they look to keep hold of their star winger. Manchester United have refused to meet the Serie A side’s £48million valuation this summer. Other players have been targeted such as Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Monaco’s...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Trump pushes debunked 'pigs blood' myth, hours after Barcelona attack

Trump pushes debunked 'pigs blood' myth, hours after Barcelona attack

US President Donald Trump has invoked a debunked myth about a general who fought Islamist militants by using pig's blood to commit mass executions. The president's tweet came hours after a driver crashed a van into a crowd of people in Barcelona,...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

Sales of British salmon helped the UK export a record amount of food and drink in the first half of the year, according to industry figures. Exports of the fish jumped more than 53% by value to £408m, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said. UK food...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Its pleasures range from a visit to the stately Arundel Castle to flight delays at Gatwick airport. Yet it seems West Sussex offers retirees the best possible lifestyle. In a quality of retirement index, the county has overtaken Dorset as the top...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government's drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

Benefits reforms slammed amid fall in number of disabled drivers

The number of disabled motorists has fallen by nearly 80,000 in just two years, prompting fresh criticism of Government reforms to disability benefits. Figures show a 6% fall in disabled people receiving an exemption from vehicle tax since 2015, with...

 
Call for action after caravans turn Lake District road into 'shanty town'

Call for action after caravans turn Lake District road into 'shanty town'

Calls have been made to prevent caravans turning a Lake District road into a "shanty town" after complaints about litter, mess and human excrement. Keswick Town Council has received complaints about motor homes and caravans parking on the...

 

Shrink burgers and crisps packets to beat obesity, food firms are ordered: Government draws up plans to...

Burgers will be made thinner and crisp packets smaller under a new drive to tackle obesity. The Government is drawing up guidelines aimed at drastically cutting the calories in popular savoury foods. Manufacturers will be told either to make products...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Health
 

DNA testing 'is a waste of time and money': Studies claim people do NOT change their lifestyle after...

Knowing that changing your habits could save your life does not mean you will do it, a study has revealed. Mail-order DNA testing has fast become a booming business, with people sending off their saliva to find out what their body needs to be...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Health
 
BREAKING: Bomb squads search suspicious vehicle at Washington DC airport

BREAKING: Bomb squads search suspicious vehicle at Washington DC airport

Officials have set out a police caution area around the vehicle, which extends to some interior areas of the airport terminal and to the upper area of the road. Traffic has been detoured has bomb squads search the area. A Metropolitan Washington...

 
Barcelona attack: Putin calls for major anti-terror crackdown as 13 killed in Las Ramblas

Barcelona attack: Putin calls for major anti-terror crackdown as 13 killed in Las Ramblas

At least 13 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a van rammed into shoppers in Las Ramblas, a busy tourist area of the city. Local reports say the Las Ramblas attack driver made off on foot after mowing down dozens of tourists and...

 

EXCLUSIVE: ALS-suffering NFL star William White insists 'I don't regret my career' - as he becomes one of...

He has been diagnosed with ALS, a terminal and brutal disease which will likely leave him unable to speak or walk within months. But retired NFL star William White insists he wouldn't have sacrificed his football career for anything - despite studies...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Health
 


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