News archive from 19 March 2014

Diabetic people 'having unnecessary amputations'

Diabetic people 'having unnecessary amputations'

Amputations are twice as likely for adults with diabetes in the south-west as for those in London. Photograph: Hugo Philpott/PA People with diabetes are having their legs and feet amputated unnecessarily, according to a group of MPs and peers who have...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Smoking 'increases risk of breast cancer in older women by almost a fifth'

Smoking increases the risk of breast cancer in older women by almost a fifth, a study has found. The discovery adds to a growing weight of evidence linking exposure to tobacco smoke with the disease. US scientists who tracked the progress of around...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Price wars lead to record slide in food sales

Price wars lead to record slide in food sales

Retailers have suffered a record drop in food sales amid increasing competition in the grocery sector, where discounters such as Aldi and Lidl are piling more pressure on the big four supermarkets. Figures released today by the Scottish Retail...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Mystery of new prints at home of chef Claudia

Mystery of new prints at home of chef Claudia

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence say a new forensic examination of her house has uncovered the fingerprints of people who still have not come forward five years after the university chef disappeared. Senior officers...

 

Last movements of murdered ‘family man’ to air on BBC

CCTV footage showing a car that could be key to finding the killer of "family man" Simon Holdsworth will be revealed tonight. A reconstruction of the last movements of the 36-year-old will also be aired on the BBC1 Crimewatch programme at...

 
An old threepenny bit? No, it’s the new pound coin

An old threepenny bit? No, it’s the new pound coin

Britain's shiny new twelve-sided £1 coin is being unveiled in today's Budget. The new coin looks similar to the threepenny bit, which was phased out after decimalisation in 1971. Chancellor George Osborne will announce detials of the new coin in...

 
Long-lost copies of magazine edited by shell-shocked Owen are finally found

Long-lost copies of magazine edited by shell-shocked Owen are finally found

Forgotten copies of a magazine edited by First World War poet Wilfred Owen while he recovered from shell shock in hospital have been discovered after 100 years. The Hydra included works by Owen and his literary mentor, Siegfried Sassoon. The recovered...

 

Bankers fear leaks from ECB health check

The European Central Bank is putting the euro zone's 128 largest banks through a rigorous health check before it becomes their supervisor in November and plans to publish the results in one go in October to avoid market disruption. Even if some banks...

Reuters, 00:13 in Business
 

South Africa's Zuma faces 'fire pool' graft ruling

If Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's long-awaited findings concur with leaked excerpts in the Mail and Guardian daily, they could damage the scandal-plagued Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in an election only six weeks away....

 
Multiple sclerosis patients may benefit from statins, says study

Multiple sclerosis patients may benefit from statins, says study

Simvastatin tablets may alleviate the onset of multiple sclerosis. Photograph: Scott Camazine/Alamy A cholesterol-lowering statin taken by large numbers of people in the UK could also help people suffering from advanced multiple sclerosis, according...

Guardian, 00:14 in Learning
 

Why did the chicken cross the Pacific? Ancient DNA used to prove Columbus beat the Polynesians to discover...

Scientists have used the remains of ancient chickens to prove that Columbus beat the Polynesians to discovering America. The study of ancient and modern chickens has dismissed a previous study of chicken bones which had claimed that Polynesian...

 

There’s no escape from those embarrassing snaps now: Facebook reveals algorithm that can recognise faces...

Facebook has created an algorithm that can pick a face out of a crowd almost as accurately as a human. Called DeepFace, it uses technology the firm bought when it acquired Israeli startup face.com last year. Its creators say it pick a face out of a...

 
African sunshine powers school computers

African sunshine powers school computers

Turning on a computer shouldn't be that difficult. Except if you don't have any power supply. Most rural schools in Uganda don't have mains electricity or any other reliable power, leaving them cut off from learning about modern technology. So while...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

Lamela back in training as Spurs flop aims to salvage season with Argentina World Cup spot

Spurs' club-record signing Erik Lamela could hand boss Tim Sherwood a boost before the end of the season as the Argentinian forward has been pictured back in training. The 22-year-old, who cost £30million from Roma, has not featured since Spurs' 3-0...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 
Building of village hall gets underway

Building of village hall gets underway

Dozens of people turned out to see the first sod being dug at the site of a new community hall in Fenwick. Doncaster North MP, Ed Miliband, dug the first ceremonial sod at the site, which is based in Common Lane in Fenwick. Labour leader, Mr Miliband,...

 


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