News archive from 20 February 2013

Quake rattles Rome, no damage or injuries reported

The epicentre was near the towns of Sora and Isola del Liri. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Alison Williams)

 
Apple workers targeted by hackers

Apple workers targeted by hackers

Apple has been targeted by hackers who infected the machines of employees when they visted a website for developers. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images Apple has revealed that it was targeted by hackers exploiting the same software that was...

 

More tenants face rent struggle

More tenants struggled with rent payments last month after a survey showed arrears levels have reached the highest level since January last year, while the North East recorded the biggest month-on-month falls in rent at 1.7%. A total of £326 million...

 

Can you really be both 'fat and fit?'

People “can be obese yet physically healthy and fit and at no greater risk of heart disease or cancer”, according to BBC News. This counterintuitive headline stems from a study that was assessing health outcomes for people who were obese but...

 
Killer convicted of Sheffield teen’s knife murder

Killer convicted of Sheffield teen’s knife murder

A MAN who fatally stabbed a teenager on a Sheffield street has been convicted of his murder. Danny Parr, aged 21, knifed 19-year-old Jamie Stuart on Holgate Avenue in Parson Cross, piercing his heart with the blade. He bragged about the killing in...

 
Construction ‘has room for growth’

Construction ‘has room for growth’

One of Britain's leading economists has said he expects to see an improvement in the key construction industry. Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), said the prospects for the industry...

 
Leeds’s own Sir Jimmy Savile ‘was quizzed by police’ UPDATED

Leeds’s own Sir Jimmy Savile ‘was quizzed by police’ UPDATED

Police confirmed last night that Sir Jimmy Savile had been interviewed under caution over alleged child abuse. But Surrey Police took no further action on advice from prosecution lawyers who decided they had ‘insufficient evidence’ to gain a...

 
WENGER ON THE BRINK

WENGER ON THE BRINK

ARSENAL'S season is on the brink of total collapse. Arsene Wenger's side were outplayed by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night – just three days after they were humiliated by Blackburn in the FA Cup. It leaves the last-16 second leg in...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
Morrison: Leeds City Council building firm contractor staff ask for strike ballot

Morrison: Leeds City Council building firm contractor staff ask for strike ballot

Strike action could pile pressure on a building contractor, which is struggling to live up to its multi-million pound contract with Leeds City Council. Around 220 Leeds staff at Morrison PLC, which was given three months up to June to improve by the...

 

Daventry venue is agreed for ambulance talks

THE East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has responded to calls for a public meeting in Daventry to discuss the future of its service. Last week two Daventry District councillors criticised the decision of EMAS to hold public meetings in...

 

Bahrain police, youths clash after funeral

Witnesses said the confrontation, in which some of the hundreds of opposition demonstrators also threw petrol bombs at police, followed the funeral of a teenager the opposition said was killed in clashes between police and activists on Thursday. The...

 
Rural benefit in review changes

Rural benefit in review changes

THE Prime Minister's promise to crack down on "time wasting" legal challenges to planning decisions will impact rural areas keen to retain their green spaces. According to Fylde MP Mark Menzies, plans to make it harder to have a judicial...

 
£52m 90-bed psychiatric hospital to open by 2014

£52m 90-bed psychiatric hospital to open by 2014

A £52million programme will see a new 90-bed psychiatric hospital up and running on the site of a former Northampton school within two years. St Andrew’s Healthcare, the UK’s largest mental health charity, will have the new facility operating by the...

 
Firm delivers test track of the future

Firm delivers test track of the future

A vehicle testing centre has become one of the first to take on privatised work from the Government. The Longton MOT Test Centre has pumped £150,000 into its facility at Much Hoole to create a new testing line for heavy goods vehicles and buses. It...

 

Hostage victims 'were lovely guys'

A survivor of the Algerian hostage crisis has paid tribute to two Scottish colleagues believed to have died in the attack. Peter Hunter, 53, from Durham, was reunited with wife Kerry on Monday after he spent days in hiding at a secret location at the...

 


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