News archive from 21 May 2012

Shopworker hit with hammer in Dronfield raid

Shopworker hit with hammer in Dronfield raid

A SHOPWORKER was hit over the head with a hammer in a raid where robbers stole cash and a mobile phone. The 28-year-old was working in Holmesdale Stores, Holmesdale Road, Dronfield, on Wednesday, at about 9.50pm, when two man brandishing a hammer and...

 
GOLD FOR MCKEEVER

GOLD FOR MCKEEVER

McKeever made a fine start in his 200m category despite powering into a strong headwind, and took the gold medal in a time of 36.92 seconds - the only racer to record a time under 37 seconds. Heath and Schofield made a poor start allowing French pair...

 
DALEY CLAIMS EUROPEAN GOLD

DALEY CLAIMS EUROPEAN GOLD

Daley had blitzed his rivals in Sunday morning's preliminary round and there was no let-up in the final as he comfortably reclaimed the crown he first won as a 13-year-old in this same city. Daley twice scored 10s, and could have even attracted more...

 

Brain cancer risk from hypertension

People with high blood pressure may be twice as likely to develop a brain tumour, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper said a new study had found an association between the two factors, although crucially it could not show that high blood...

 

Study rates heart scan techniques

“Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans should be used to assess patients with suspected heart disease, rather than standard checks,” reports BBC News today. This story is based on a large, well-designed study comparing a new technique called...

 

Diabetes costs predicted to rocket

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HSBC cash machines hit by IT failure

HSBC cash machines hit by IT failure

UK customers of HSBC have reported problems using cash machines, making card payments and online transactions with HSBC cards. The bank said an IT failure meant "a small minority" of customers could not withdraw cash or pay for goods. The...

BBC, 22:04 in Business
 

Congestion and pollution fears raised over housing developments in Whalley

By Vanessa Cornall, Reporter Traffic in Whalley could descend ‘into chaos’ if something is not done to ease the problems with congestion, parking and air pollution, an independent survey has found. Residents have become so concerned about the...

 

School to host ‘Jubilympics’

OLYMPIC and Jubilee events are being held at a Sheffield school over the coming week. Ridgeway Primary School, Ridgeway, is hosting a sports day on Tuesday afternoon, where there will be an Olympic-style opening ceremony. Children will then compete...

 

Small business group launched

SHEFFIELD Central MP Paul Blomfield was guest of honour at the launch of a new group representing the area's start-up businesses. The Federation of Small Businesses Yorkshire Enterprise Club will work with other organisations to deliver business...

 

Gold for McKeever

Ed McKeever held off Spaniard Saul Craviotto to claim World Cup gold in Poznan, while K2 pair Liam Heath and Jon Schofield also held their nerve to win a nail-biting silver medal. McKeever made a fine start in his 200m category despite powering into a...

Daily Post, 22:21 in Sport
 

Body of man found in sea north of Bamburgh Castle

THE body of a man has been found in the North Sea near a Northumberland village. At around 5pm today, Sunday, May 20, the body of a man was recovered from the North Sea, four miles north of Bamburgh Castle and a quarter mile out to sea. Police say...

 
One Direction's Harry Styles 'dating Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack'

One Direction's Harry Styles 'dating Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack'

The 18-year-old singer has been spotted with model Emma Ostilly and photographer Sarah-Louise Colivet since the end of his relationship with Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack.He now has another new girlfriend and as, like many teenage boys, he lusted...

Metro, 22:42 in Showbiz
 
Lockerbie bomber died three years too late, say victims' families

Lockerbie bomber died three years too late, say victims' families

Carole Johnson, whose 21-year-old daughter Beth Ann was killed in the attack, said: ‘This is three years too late. While I'm happy that he is dead, long ago I left it in the hands of God.' Mrs Johnson, 68, from Pennsylvania, said she was sure Megrahi...

Metro, 22:51 in Hot News
 


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