News archive from 20 July 2014, page 5

Schools allow premium-priced yo-yo show, but for many parents it's a no-no

Schools allow premium-priced yo-yo show, but for many parents it's a no-no

'The NED show encouraged children … was very entertaining and children were able to buy yo-yos after the assembly,' said one school. Photograph: Martin Godwin About 350 schools across Britain have allowed a troupe of yo-yo performers from a US company...

Guardian, 01:56 in Learning
 
Focus: Locked & loaded - Scotland’s armed officers

Focus: Locked & loaded - Scotland’s armed officers

Are recent sightings of officers carrying guns for routine duties just a fact of modern life or a sign that Police Scotland has taken its "operational independence' too far, asks Jane Bradley WHEN a row between two men outside of a McDonald’s...

Scotsman, 02:08 in Politics
 
Foreign firms create 66,000 UK jobs - UK Trade & Investment

Foreign firms create 66,000 UK jobs - UK Trade & Investment

More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show. More than 1,773 projects were set up, with the US, Japan, France and Germany leading the way. More than half of the investments were...

BBC, 02:15 in Business
 

Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children’s growth

“Children who use inhalable steroids for asthma grow slower than their peers in the first year of taking the medication,” The Guardian reports. While this is an accurate report of the science, the effect found by researchers was small. On average, a...

 

'More adults should be taking statins,' says NICE

"Doctors have been told to offer cholesterol-lowering statins to millions more people," BBC News reports. New guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend lowering the bar for statin use in adults at...

 

'More adults should be taking statins,' says NICE

"Doctors have been told to offer cholesterol-lowering statins to millions more people," BBC News reports. New guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend lowering the bar for statin use in adults at...

 
Heroic £5.6m tax break for film maker Disney

Heroic £5.6m tax break for film maker Disney

They show that the film, which features Hollywood megastars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L Jackson, has received a £5.6 million helping hand from the tax man. Assembled Productions 2, the Disney subsidiary which is making Avengers...

 
UK firms switching on to their own power

UK firms switching on to their own power

Nicola Walker, director of business environment at the business lobby group, said: “Firms going off-grid is happening more and more, especially in energy intensive industries. “With future price increases and security of supply high in businesses'...

 
Widow Of Chain Smoker Gets $23.6bn Payout

Widow Of Chain Smoker Gets $23.6bn Payout

The widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer has been awarded $23.6bn (£14bn) in compensation from the company who made his cigarettes. Cynthia Robinson took action against RJ Reynolds Tobacco, makers of Camel and Winston cigarettes, after her...

 
Location TV show comes to Barnsley

Location TV show comes to Barnsley

TV property expert Kirstie Allsopp spent time in Silkstone this week to help Silkstone Common couple Graeme and Anna Lowe find their dream home. The TV presenter said: "I think to a certain extent you get a hell of a lot for your money in...

 
Hull KR v Salford Red Devils: Chester has given us free rein, says Welham

Hull KR v Salford Red Devils: Chester has given us free rein, says Welham

Hull KR centre Kris Welham says the players have been handed a free rein by coach Chris Chester to play as they see fit. Obviously, there is a game plan the side have to stick to, but Chester is happy for his players to play off the cuff, if they...

 

Pythons set for final show

The remaining members of Monty Python will reunite on stage tonight for the last of their farewell shows which will be screened in cinemas around the world. The cult comedy act - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones -...

 

Father calls for stalkers register

A campaigner whose daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend has called for a stalkers register where potential victims can check their partner's history. John Clough, whose daughter Jane was murdered by her violent former lover while he was on...

 

Recovery is unbalanced, says Clarke

Former Tory Cabinet minister Ken Clarke has questioned the strength of the recovery, claiming it is "not firmly enough rooted" in a balance between manufacturing and services. The former Chancellor, who retired from the Government in the...

 

Chain smoker's widow awarded $23bn in punitive damages in Florida

Widow's husband, Michael Johnson, smoked between one and three packets a day for more than 20 years. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive...

Guardian, 03:24 in Business
 


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