News archive from 19 April 2015

Britain’s Louis Smith wins pommel gold at European Championships

Louis Smith ended his wait to win a gold medal in a major competition with victory in the pommel horse final at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier. Smith has won two Olympic medals on the pommel – bronze in Beijing in 2008 and silver...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Reading’s Adam Federici backed by Steve Clarke after gift to Arsenal

Steve Clarke offered his full support to Adam Federici, after the goalkeeper was left distraught by his glaring error in extra time that led to Reading’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat against Arsenal. The 30-year-old Australian, who has been at the...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Harry Kane’s form has dipped after England high, says Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham have paid a price for the England exploits of Harry Kane and Ryan Mason, says Mauricio Pochettino, who argues that the pair have struggled to refocus on domestic matters after their senior international bows last month. Kane scored with his...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
South Shields soldier’s expedition could reach North Pole today

South Shields soldier’s expedition could reach North Pole today

A SOLDIER from South Tyneside who was wounded in Afghanistan is on his way to being on top of the world. Sergeant Robbie Harmer, is one of four Royal Dragoon Guards who are taking part in The Mamont Cup 2015 expedition to the North Pole. CHILLY...

 

TV ‘exposure’ of Scientology halted by UK libel law split

Plans to broadcast HBO’s Church of Scientology exposé, Going Clear, have been shelved by Sky Atlantic in a virtual repeat of events two years ago, when UK publishers abandoned publication of the book on which the hard-hitting new TV documentary is...

 
Triple tragedy inspires Rotherham walk for charities

Triple tragedy inspires Rotherham walk for charities

A triple tragedy has inspired a brave Dearne woman to organise a series of walks to raise funds for a range of charities. Hairdresser Gillian Headon is organising the fundraising strolls in memory of three friends who lost their fight for life to...

 
Scots clinic offers new hope on multiple sclerosis

Scots clinic offers new hope on multiple sclerosis

SCOTTISH scientists are embarking on a groundbreaking trial to find new treatments for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, using existing medicines currently prescribed for heart disease, depression and motor neurone disease. Scientists...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
Insight: The enduring charm of Alice in Wonderland

Insight: The enduring charm of Alice in Wonderland

WHY DO an Oxford don's surreal fantasies about a Victorian child continue to charm, fascinate and obsess us 150 years on, asks Hannah McGill IT IS often claimed that listening to other people relate their dreams is tedious. It is also accepted among...

 
Jeff Salway: Pensioners at risk from new funds

Jeff Salway: Pensioners at risk from new funds

New and re-branded funds aimed at liberated savings may not spread risk as well as they claim, writes Jeff Salway Multi-asset funds offering one-stop shop access to a range of different asset classes are the most prominent, while equity income and...

 
African farms benefit from 1820s Orcadian thresher

African farms benefit from 1820s Orcadian thresher

A 19TH century agricultural oat-thresher from Orkney is to benefit rice farmers thousands of miles away in Africa. Leslie Foubister, 79, painstakingly restored the ancient pedal-powered thresher, and displays it as part of an exhibition of old farming...

 
Ship that brought US independence sets sail again

Ship that brought US independence sets sail again

WITH champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries to help them win the War of Independence set sail for Boston yesterday. Last night’s celebratory...

 
Residents fear loss of land for recreation

Residents fear loss of land for recreation

Youngsters are among those opposing a scheme to build new homes in Alnwick, due to the loss of the space where they play. As reported in the Gazette last month, Northumberland County Council has unveiled proposals for 18 affordable properties on land...

 
Orphans pay price as battle rages in Ukrainian city

Orphans pay price as battle rages in Ukrainian city

ANATOLY Romanov has been head of Antoshka Orphanage, in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, for more than 20 years. In those two decades he never had to worry about creating makeshift bomb shelters and elaborate evacuation plans for the 130...

 
Five teens arrested over Melbourne terror plot

Five teens arrested over Melbourne terror plot

FIVE Australian teenagers were arrested yesterday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who...

 

They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you?

Going to the doctor’s is a pain. Why, if you have a recurring condition, do you need to take time off to go through the same checks to get the same prescription? How is it that the only time the doctor can see you is the least convenient hour of the...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 


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