News archive from 19 February 2016

Proportion of young women smoking rises for the first time since 2008

The proportion of young women smoking cigarettes has risen for the first time in almost 10 years. About 21% of women aged between 16 and 34 currently smoke cigarettes, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics, up from 20% the...

Guardian, 23:59 in Health
 

Cunard's transatlantic crossings could return to Liverpool

Cunard could reintroduce their transatlantic crossings from Liverpool if plans for a permanent cruise liner buildings come to fruition. Liverpool City Council has identified the former Princes Jetty at Princes Parade, near The Malmasion Hotel as its...

 

Rory McIlroy makes strong start at Northern Trust Open

Rory McIlroy’s first appearance at the Northern Trust Open has got off to a solid start. The world No3 is looking to turn good performances into a first victory of the season at Riviera in Los Angeles. McIlroy carded a four-under-par 67 to leave him a...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 
An App which pays your parking fines and a chat tool giving away £10,000 - Top 5 Apps of the Week

An App which pays your parking fines and a chat tool giving away £10,000 - Top 5 Apps of the Week

We hope you'll love our latest list of five Apps to download this week as we go all mush for a romantic round-up. We've scanned the latest releases to highlight some of the most interesting love-themed Apps across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. This...

 
Hoverboards recalled due to safety concerns

Hoverboards recalled due to safety concerns

Hoverboards produced by Groundspeeder Ltd have been recalled due to safety concerns. The Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing boards or scooters, were among the must-have gifts in the UK last Christmas. Groundspeeder Mk1 (Landwheel N1+),...

 

Sugar tax could prevent obesity in almost 4 million people, charities say

A sugar tax on sweetened drinks would save 3.7 million people from becoming obese over the next 10 years, reducing their chances of illness and saving the NHS millions of pounds, according to a new study. The report, from Cancer Research UK and the UK...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

New test 'detects genes for every known inherited heart condition'

A blood test has been created that can detect all known inherited heart condition genes, boosting the prospects of diagnosing potentially fatal defects, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) said. By identifying 174 genes related to 17 inherited heart...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Jurgen Klopp: How Liverpool can progress in the Europa League and win Capital One Cup

Jurgen Klopp: How Liverpool can progress in the Europa League and win Capital One Cup

The Reds play the second leg of their last-32 tie against Augsburg on Thursday after a 0-0 draw in Germany in the first leg. The tie at Anfield takes place just three days before the Wembley final against Manchester City but Klopp is adamant that will...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Man United stars face huge wage cuts if they fail to qualify for Champions League

Man United stars face huge wage cuts if they fail to qualify for Champions League

The Daily Mirror report Sir Alex Ferguson introduced the policy which is now included in the deals of all United stars. After the initial introduction of the clause to just a few players it was decided to make it commonplace across the entire squad....

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 
Claudio Ranieri reveals the key to Leicester's success

Claudio Ranieri reveals the key to Leicester's success

Ranieri says the relaxed mood at the club stems from the mega-rich owners and goes all the way down to the tea lady. Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and son Aiyawatt known as ‘Top’ are keeping their heads as their team shake-up the Premier League’s...

Daily Star, 00:08 in Sport
 

Trying for a baby? THIS is when you need to be having sex!

An old wives' tale means thousands of women are confining having sex to their 'fertile' period, when trying to have a baby.  Contrary to this, health expert Dr Miriam Stoppard has revealed you should be having MORE sex, not less. She advised couples...

 

Sexually transmitted diseases could increase your DIABETES risk

Sexually transmitted diseases could significantly increase your chances of getting diabetes, according to a new study. Scientists revealed STDs, like chlamydia, increase your risk of diabetes by up to 82 per cent - the same as having a high body mass...

 
Leeds social club steward jailed for benefit fraud

Leeds social club steward jailed for benefit fraud

A woman who illegally claimed more than £20,000 in benefits while working as the steward of her local social club has been sent to prison. Susan Kettlewell, 59, was jailed for 20 weeks after a court heard how she made dishonest claims for two years...

 
Leeds children’s festival to aid cancer research charity

Leeds children’s festival to aid cancer research charity

Families attending a fun-filled festival in Leeds will be able to support youngsters with cancer thanks to a new link-up. Geronimo, which comes to Harewood House for the first time this year, is working with Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens during...

 

British Gas sees profits rise by 31% but cuts prices by 5%

Consumer groups have warned of “unfair treatment” of energy customers after British Gas unveiled a 31 per cent jump in profits at its residential energy supply arm – days after dropping gas prices by just 5 per cent. The Scottish Gas owner, which saw...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 


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