News archive from 22 March 2013

NHS hospital Ofsted-style performance rating system not practical, Hunt told

NHS hospital Ofsted-style performance rating system not practical, Hunt told

NHS hospitals are too complex for an Ofsted-style rating system, Jeremy Hunt has been told. Photograph: Wpa Pool/Getty Images Jeremy Hunt has suffered a setback in his plan to introduce tough Ofsted-style performance ratings for NHS hospitals after...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Breast cancer survivors who cut short preventative treatment 'risk early death'

Breast cancer survivors who cut short preventative treatment 'risk early death'

Breast cancer experts from Glasgow and Dundee universities carried out the study on nearly 3.400 women in Tayside, Scotland. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters Women who stop taking tablets to prevent breast cancer returning before the end of the...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
FINN STRIKES IN FIRST SESSION

FINN STRIKES IN FIRST SESSION

Steven Finn took a wicket late in the first session to ease England's frustration in the third Test with New Zealand after the tourists won the toss. The paceman accounted for Hamish Rutherford after the left-hander slashed at a wide delivery, edging...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
China's new leader to meet Russia's Putin on first foreign trip

China's new leader to meet Russia's Putin on first foreign trip

Just off the traffic-choked highway ringing Moscow, a jumble of Chinese and Russian firms, a 400-room hotel and conference venues sprawl over the 200-square-kilometre (77 square miles), $350 million Greenwood complex, which was built by a...

 

Robber avoids prison

A SCHOOLBOY was robbed and then punched in the face in Lancaster in what a judge described as a "mean, nasty, bullying offence." Preston Crown Court heard that Liam Kennedy, 23, of Church Brow, Bolton-le-Sands, and two other men targeted...

 

Antibiotic linked to risk of heart disease

A DRUG commonly used to treat conditions such as pneumonia could cause an increased risk of heart problems, Scottish research suggests. A study by Dundee University found that the antibiotic clarithromycin appeared to be linked to a higher chance of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
Councillors vote to demolish bus station

Councillors vote to demolish bus station

Preston councillors have voted to demolish Preston Bus Station. Members of the city council cabinet agreed unanimously with an officers’ report which said the only viable option for the 43 year old structure was to demolish it and build a smaller...

 

567 children start to smoke each day

The number of children who have taken up smoking has risen by 50,000 in one year, research suggests. About 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 started to smoke in 2011, a sharp rise from 157,000 in 2010 – and equal to 567 taking up the habit each day –...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 

MSPs’ warning over climate change targets

THE Scottish Government has been urged by four Holyrood committees to improve its approach to climate-change targets. MSPs welcomed ministers’ ambition but urged them to look again at key areas. Without further effort, the government risked missing...

 
44 Scotland Street: At the Grand International

44 Scotland Street: At the Grand International

The fifty-fifth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's daily novel Volume 9 Episode 55 At the Grand International THEY landed at Dubai in darkness, taxiing up to the cathedral of light and glass that was the terminal building. The cabin attendant who...

 
The Scot who helped the Beatles to early success

The Scot who helped the Beatles to early success

Fifty years ago tomorrow the Beatles released their first album. Here, Stuart Bathgate tells how an unsung Scot played a big part in its success. IT’S NOT the classic Beatles line-up we all know, but that’s how it was one morning at Abbey Road, half a...

 
The Minister, the call girl and the fall of a government

The Minister, the call girl and the fall of a government

It's 50 years since the Profumo Affair rocked the Tory government. Sheena Hastings examines its wider impact. IT’S half a century since John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, lied in the House of Commons about having an affair with the call girl...

 

Care home closure could harm residents and increase costs

From: David Morton, Boston Spa. THERE has been much publicity about the planned closure of Primrose Hill Care Home in Boston Spa. Indeed, the local communities are staggered at the thought of the “jewel in the crown” of care homes being closed. It is...

 

Waterstones Children’s Book prize for Ketchup Clouds

A NOVEL about a teenage girl who befriends a death-row prisoner with a series of intimate letters has won a major children's book prize. Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher triumphed as the overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013....

 

Stop the supermarkets selling alcohol

From: AW Clarke, Wold Croft, Sutton on Derwent, East Yorkshire. I AM always amazed at how anxious so many people are to persuade the Government to bring in yet more laws with which to reduce our freedoms. This is particularly true regarding the...

 


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