News archive from 22 February 2013

Scientist dies in lightning strike

A scientist has died after apparently being struck by lightning in Scotland. The body of Dr Tim Boyd was found by a dog walker on a bridge near his home at Port Appin, Argyll, on Sunday afternoon. A large storm in the area at the time knocked down...

 

Horsemeat test moves stepped up

Tests for horsemeat in processed meat products are being expanded, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. The survey has been widened to ensure that a wider range of products are sampled and will now include beef-based foods that are sold...

 

School pupils injured in bus crash

Four school pupils and a driver have been injured in a crash involving a double-decker bus and a van. The accident happened on Kinclaven Road, near Murthly, Perthshire, at about 8.15am on Friday. The bus was carrying four secondary school children...

 

Swift takes Grammys swipe at Styles

Singing star Taylor Swift appeared to mock ex-boyfriend Harry Styles over their break-up as she opened the Grammy Awards ceremony. The US star put on a fake British accent in an ad-lib section of her hit We Are Never Getting Back Together in a pretend...

 

MP apologises for Israel criticism

A Liberal Democrat MP facing disciplinary action after accusing "the Jews" of atrocities against Palestinians has issued a public apology for causing "unintended offence". The comments by David Ward - posted on his website ahead of...

 

Ball boy 'boasted of time wasting'

The ball boy who sparked a furious reaction from Chelsea star Eden Hazard apparently boasted of time wasting on Twitter before the match. Chelsea forward Hazard has avoided criminal charges for apparently kicking the ball boy during his side's Capital...

 

Changes to trends in disease-related deaths

‘Cancer overtakes heart disease as number one killer’, is the news in The Daily Telegraph. The Telegraph, and other papers, report that a third of people now die from some form of cancer, according to 2011 statistics. Taking a more glass half-full...

 

Cut back meat consumption: experts

People should halve the amount of meat they eat as part of efforts to cut pollution caused by nutrients such as nitrogen, experts have said. Nitrogen and other mineral fertilisers are key to feeding the world's population but burgeoning use of...

 

McDonald's to create 2,500 jobs

Restaurant giant McDonald's is to create at least 2,500 new jobs this year, taking its UK workforce to 93,500, the firm has announced. The move follows 3,500 new jobs that McDonald's created last year, of which 70% were taken by young people under the...

 

Pension plans close at fastest rate

Firms have closed final salary pension schemes to new staff at the fastest rate on record, new research has revealed. The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) said only 13% of final salary pensions were open to new joiners last year, a fall of...

 

1,700 apply for eight Costa jobs

More than 1,700 people applied for eight jobs at a new coffee shop, in an indication of how tough the jobs market remains. Coffee shop chain Costa said it received 1,701 applications for the posts at their new branch in Mapperley, Nottingham, after...

 

Britons 'kidnapped in Nigeria'

The Foreign Office is investigating reports Britons may have been among a group of construction workers kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria. Police in the West African country said seven foreigners working for construction company Setraco were taken after...

 
Dragons dance in school for Year of Snake

Dragons dance in school for Year of Snake

A traditional dragon dance was used to welcome in Chinese New Year by youngsters in Shaw Cross. Reception pupils at Shaw Cross Infant and Nursery School on Leeds Road learned about the Chinese holiday as part of celebrations last week. This year marks...

 

Briton jailed over Bali drugs case

A British man has received a six-year jail term for allegedly receiving cocaine in Indonesia from grandmother Lindsay Sandiford. Julian Ponder, 43, reportedly from Brighton, was convicted for his role as an accomplice to 56-year-old Sandiford,...

 
Lindisfarne Gospels lecture to go worldwide

Lindisfarne Gospels lecture to go worldwide

A PUBLIC lecture is going global - due to worldwide demand. Dr Keith Bartlett is to give a lecture in the Lindsfare Gospels and the much-anticipated Durham City exhibition the famous book will feature in. Now it has been announced that the event, on...

 


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