News archive from 19 October 2013

DERBYSHIRE: Firefighters’ strike is called off

DERBYSHIRE: Firefighters’ strike is called off

A planned five-hour strike by firefighters has been called off. Firefighters across Derbyshire had been due to walk out between 6.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday in a row over pensions. The Fire Brigades’ Union said the decision came after progress in...

 

The Premier League's back... and it's tighter at the top than it's ever been before

The international football break may bring one type of excitement but the Premier League's is different altogether. When David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Manuel Pellegrini replaced Roberto Mancini at Manchester City and...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 

CHARLES SALE: FA's squeeze on wannabe agents

The FA are trying to clamp down on the number of agents operating in English football by making the licence exam more difficult to pass. The middle men and women wanting official FIFA status now have to score 95 per cent on the FA test, which means...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 
What the butler wore: the men of Downton Abbey don 21st-century style

What the butler wore: the men of Downton Abbey don 21st-century style

Downton Abbey's under-butler Thomas (Rob James-Collier) and Viscount Gillingham (Tom Cullen) try a modern look. Photograph: Sven Jacobsen for the Guardian The men of Downton Abbey are so often in high collars that they walk with their chins jutting...

Guardian, 00:19 in Showbiz
 

Saracens 15 Toulouse 17: Sarries fall foul of French outfit despite Ashton's super show

Saracens' quest to establish themselves as a superpower of European rugby suffered a setback as they were out-muscled by the most successful club in Heineken Cup history. The Hertfordshire club reached the semi-finals last season and they have amassed...

Daily Mail, 00:32 in Sport
 

Leicester 34 Benetton Treviso 3: Tigers banish opening cup defeat with four-try stroll over Italians as...

Leicester bounced back from their opening Heineken Cup defeat at Ulster with a convincing victory over Benetton Treviso at Welford Road. The Pool Five success maintained Leicester's 100 per cent record against Italian sides - played 19 won 19 - and...

Daily Mail, 00:32 in Sport
 

The Royle Family's Liz Smith was so appalled by her poor care in hospital she hatched a plan to escape...

When Liz Smith suffered three strokes in just two days, not surprisingly she thought she was dying. 'I was sure my end had come,' says the 87-year-old actress, best known for playing Nana in the TV sitcom The Royle Family. 'But still, I managed to...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Health
 

Women doctors provide better care than men but male GPs are more 'productive'

11 View comments Female doctors provide a better quality of care than their male counterparts, according to a new study. Canadian research found that female GPs tended to spend longer with patients, were more likely to prescribe recommended medication...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Health
 

Colombia's ELN rebels release oil workers after brief capture - police

The kidnapping followed a spate of bomb attacks in the past 10 days that shut some of the Colombian oil industry's biggest oil and gas pipelines. The sector has enjoyed an influx of foreign investment because of improved security in the past decade....

 

Gr-eight! Pjanic scores twice against Napoli to make it eight wins on spin for Roma in same week he helped...

Miralem Pjanic scored a majestic free-kick and a penalty as AS Roma continued their remarkable start to the season by downing previously unbeaten Napoli 2-0 on Friday to make it eight wins in as many games in Serie A. Pjanic's brace completed a...

Daily Mail, 00:43 in Sport
 

Americans find little to cheer in deal to end fiscal crisis - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Nearly one-third of Americans - 32 percent - were dissatisfied with the agreement to end the fiscal impasse and 40 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. Only 28 percent were satisfied with the outcome. Among those who were not satisfied or...

Reuters, 00:49 in Business
 

Pakistan tells U.N. at least 400 civilians killed by drone strikes

Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, also urged the United States to release its own data on the number of civilian casualties caused by its drone strikes. Emmerson said Pakistan's Foreign Ministry told him it...

 
Are markets 'efficient' or irrational?

Are markets 'efficient' or irrational?

Two economists with diametrically opposing interpretations of the way markets behave have been jointly awarded the 2013 Nobel memorial prize for economics. Why? This story begins way back at the start of the 20th Century, in Paris. Louis Bachelier,...

BBC, 00:58 in Business
 

Do high doses of vitamin C raise prostate cancer risk?

Men who take high doses of vitamin supplements could be increasing their risk of lethal prostate cancer by nearly 30 per cent, say researchers. A study of 48,000 men spanning more than two decades suggests popping too many vitamin pills can put them...

Daily Mail, 01:00 in Health
 

RAF Sergeant who shrugged off injury for a year in Afghanistan had actually broken his NECK

An RAF Sergeant who snapped his spine when escaping from enemies in Afghanistan, continued to serve for almost a year after shrugging off his injuries as a pulled muscle. Stephen Brunell fell down a 12 foot ravine during a blizzard while escaping from...

Daily Mail, 01:00 in Health
 


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