News archive from 19 May 2012

Olympic flame arrives in UK ahead of torch relay

Olympic flame arrives in UK ahead of torch relay

A delegation including Lord Sebastian Coe, David Beckham, the Princess Royal and Boris Johnson accompanied the flame on a special flight from Athens, Greece. The gold liveried British Airways A319 Airbus, named Firefly, carrying the party landed at...

Metro, 22:00 in Sport
 

Tiny 1lb 10oz baby Faith survives against the odds after being born four months premature

A baby who was born four months premature has amazed doctors by surviving against the odds.Faith Rebecca Langston was born on March 25 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shropshire. Her parents, Vikki and John Paul Langston, said they experienced...

Daily Mail, 22:14 in Health
 

Games firm breaks record with sales of 1.2 million

A TINY games firm based in an East Lothian village has smashed the Xbox sales record. 4J Studios, from a base in East Linton, sold 400,000 copies of its game Minecraft in 24 hours, and has passed 1.2 million sales within a week of release. The...

 

MP Jake Berry hits out at fuel prices

DARWEN and Rossendale MP hit out at the rising cost of fuel during a debate in the House of Commons. Jake Berry spoke during a debate on the cost of living. He said fuel in the town was more expensive than surrounding areas because supermarkets set...

 

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Boost for British biotech firm ImmuPharma

The biotechnology sector here in the UK is notable more for its failures than its success stories. AIM has provided the seed capital for scores of innovative drug discovery companies with high hopes and big boasts about changing the face of medicine....

 

MARKET REPORT: City dealers drink to JD Wetherspoon

The ongoing eurozone banking crisis is enough to make anyone turn to drink.As punch-drunk City dealers looked forward to finding some solace in their loca lboozers over the weekend, they heard that a giant of the pub industry had bought shares in the...

 

'Blood pressure scan' of limited use

Everyone likes something for nothing which is where this idea came from, the Best Things in Life are Free! Put simply it's a website with loads of freebies from across the North West. News Local Regional National Entertainment Showbiz Health...

 

High Street lenders battered as Moody's downgrades Santander UK amid Spanish banking crisis

Shares in Britain's biggest High Street banks were battered yesterday as growing fears over their counterparts in Spain ripped through the eurozone.The decision by ratings agency Moody's to downgrade Santander UK, alongside 16 Spanish banks,...

 
Aidan Smith: The Heartfelt Hibby

Aidan Smith: The Heartfelt Hibby

Seven years ago lifelong Hibs fan Aidan Smith changed sides, supported Hearts for 12 months, and wrote a book about the experience. Now, as the Edinburgh clubs gear up for tomorrow's Scottish Cup final, he catches up with his Jambo matchday mates from...

 

MP Jake Berry hits out at fuel prices

DARWEN and Rossendale MP hit out at the rising cost of fuel during a debate in the House of Commons. Jake Berry spoke during a debate on the cost of living. He said fuel in the town was more expensive than surrounding areas because supermarkets set...

 
Leicestershire ironman Steve Hillyer to tackle incredible endurance trial

Leicestershire ironman Steve Hillyer to tackle incredible endurance trial

The 49-year-old is facing a sea swim of 2.4 miles, 112-mile bike ride and a full marathon on the Canary Island, in aid of Cancer Research UK. The challenge is in memory of his father-in-law, Harald Fuchs, who died from skin cancer in May last year,...

 
Warning over bogus firefighters after distraction burglary

Warning over bogus firefighters after distraction burglary

Residents are being warned about bogus callers claiming to be firefighters after two men tricked their way into an elderly woman's house. The distraction burglary happened last week in Crick near Daventry. Two men gained access to an elderly woman’s...

 
Getting back on track

Getting back on track

A FORMER grot spot which has been transformed from eyesore to eye-catching is in the running for a prestigious environmental award. The site, a large section of wasteland off Brandreth Close in Rainhill, used to be a hive of fly-tipping and...

 

Afghanistan fundraising goal elusive before NATO summit

Who will pay for Afghanistan's future security will be central when President Barack Obama hosts leaders from NATO and other nations in his hometown of Chicago for the two-day summit starting on Sunday that will outline the Western path out of the...

 

PM warns Hollande against tax plan

David Cameron has issued a blunt warning to French President Francois Hollande that Britain would not accept a Europe-wide financial transaction tax, insisting it was not "a sensible measure". Speaking in Washington ahead of their first...

 


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