News archive from 19 July 2015

Police appeal for help trying to trace missing pensioner from Northampton

Police appeal for help trying to trace missing pensioner from Northampton

A vulnerable pensioner has gone missing from his carers in Northampton. Terrance Branson, aged 65, is described as white, 65 years, 5ft, with a medium build and white hair which is going bald. He is clean shaven and wearing glasses. He is wearing a...

 
California brush fires: Hundreds of campers evacuated

California brush fires: Hundreds of campers evacuated

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from campsites in southern California as fire fighters try to contain brush fires, officials said. More than 300 people were forced to flee a blaze that broke out in the Angeles National Forest on Friday. A...

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 
Cancer diagnosis 'within four weeks' under new care plan

Cancer diagnosis 'within four weeks' under new care plan

NHS patients in England should get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being referred by a GP by 2020 under new plans to improve treatment. NHS England's cancer taskforce is also replacing old radiotherapy machines and increasing specialist...

BBC, 00:03 in World News
 

Cancer: The challenge facing the NHS

Cancer has become so common that one out of every two people born after 1960 will develop it during their lifetime. It means that every two minutes someone in England is diagnosed with the disease. The major cause is, of course, the fact we are living...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 
Glasgow researchers develop anti-bed sore mattress

Glasgow researchers develop anti-bed sore mattress

GLASGOW researchers have developed a method of preventing pat

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Holyrood urged to take lead on cancer vaccine issue

Holyrood urged to take lead on cancer vaccine issue

A PETITION has been lodged at Holyrood urging support for a summit to look into the safety of the cervical cancer vaccine amid growing fears over reported side-

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Labour will move to return Scots VAT to Holyrood

Labour will move to return Scots VAT to Holyrood

LABOUR is to attempt to restructure the UK's finances by having all VAT raised on goods in Scotland handed over to Holyrood. Scotland on Sunday has learned that Labour’s shadow Scottish Secretary, Ian Murray, has drawn up an amendment to the Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Labour accuse Alex Salmond of Qatar ‘schmoozing’

Labour accuse Alex Salmond of Qatar ‘schmoozing’

THE Scottish Government was criticised last night for its links to the rulers of Qatar after documents revealed that Alex Salmond repeatedly lobbied the unelected ministers of the Gulf state during his time as First Minister. The documents, released...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
SNP ‘plans Tory rebel alliance’ to undermine PM

SNP ‘plans Tory rebel alliance’ to undermine PM

THE SNP group at Westminster is drawing up plans to inflict more parliamentary defeats on the UK government by working with Conservative rebels to embarrass David Cameron. Nationalist strategists working with the 56 SNP MPs – among them former first...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
National Lottery results for Saturday July 18 2015

National Lottery results for Saturday July 18 2015

The Lotto draw for Saturday, July 18 has been made with an estimated jackpot of £4.2 million up for grabs. Here are the winning numbers. The winning numbers are 8, 15, 17, 33, 41 and 47 the bonus ball was 35. And don't forget, there were also 50...

 

Does the SNP have a cure for our health crisis?

As things stand, the contribution of the SNP 56 will require only a short entry from future chroniclers of UK parliamentary democracy: they were enthusiastic about making speeches and posting them on social media. If the fabled 56 get any more...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

‘Take out the sugar and everything changes’: the lab on the food wars frontline

Inside a modern office block in Westerham, Kent, a team of ordinary people with extraordinary powers has been assembled. They turn up every day to put on lab coats and sniff, chew and slurp their way through whatever is pushed at them through little...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Fascism, abdication and war: the story of a turbulent era

24 February 1920 The German Workers party (DAP) becomes the Nazi party (NSDAP). Adolf Hitler becomes its leader in 1921. 18 July 1925 Volume one of Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto, Mein Kampf, is published, outlining his ideology. The SS is...

 

What, precisely, was Angela Merkel supposed to do about a weeping refugee?

The footage of the young refugee girl, Reem, crying after telling German chancellor Angela Merkel of her fears about being deported, were heartbreaking. Clearly overwhelmed, Reem was in absolute despair and not just in that moment. It was clear that,...

 

The ghostwriter, the secret plot and a ‘grave-robbing’ Stieg Larsson sequel

“I was just talking to a Russian colleague about the cover,” says Linda Altrov Berg, a little breathlessly, when she eventually comes on the line. Altrov Berg, the head of rights for Swedish publisher Norstedts, is wrapping up preparations for next...

 


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