News archive from 22 July 2016, page 1

First person in UK to have double hand transplant says he feels 'whole again'

First person in UK to have double hand transplant says he feels 'whole again'

The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant has described how he feels “whole again” and is looking forward to riding a bike he has adapted. Chris King, 57, lost both his hands, except the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

Smith challenged to back public NHS

Leadership hopeful under fire for Pfizer lobbyist past JEREMY CORBYN challenged Owen Smith to back a fully public NHS yesterday after his leadership rival defended his past as a lobbyist for drug privateer Pfizer. Mr Smith is under scrutiny over the...

 

Turkey: MPs in Ankara back state of emergency

Wave of arrests and sackings continues in wake of coup attempt TURKEY’S parliament voted to impose a state of emergency and adopt special government powers yesterday, following last Friday’s botched military coup. With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s...

 

Syria: Hollande denies all knowledge of 125 deaths in air strike

FRENCH President Francois Hollande claimed yesterday that he did not know whether his country’s air force had killed 125 civilians by bombing a Syrian village on Tuesday. Mr Hollande’s evasions came amid a chorus of protest from opposing sides in the...

 
Barcelona seal Euro 2016 ace deal: Man United were linked with him

Barcelona seal Euro 2016 ace deal: Man United were linked with him

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Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Greece: Athens faces US pressure to cut spending yet again

WASHINGTON pressed Greece yesterday to cut public spending to the bone in return for the latest slice of bailout money. Following a meeting with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Athens needed “to make...

 
John Kavanagh: I wanted Conor McGregor to fight Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title

John Kavanagh: I wanted Conor McGregor to fight Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title

Edgar and Aldo, 34 and 29 respectively, fought one another for the second time at UFC 200 earlier this month. The duo's second encounter was for the interim featherweight crown, a belt which came into play due to Conor McGregor's failure to defend the...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Basketball players fined for protest

US WOMEN’S basketball league WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever $5,000 each and their players $500 each for wearing black warm-up shirts in protest at the killings of black men by police officers. Indiana Fever...

 

Bolt hopes to smash his own 200m record in Rio

Tonight’s Anniversary Games in London a warm-up for Jamaican sprinter USAIN BOLT set his sights yesterday on breaking his 200m world record at the Rio Olympics after declaring himself fit and ready to race following a visit to his controversial German...

 

Cricket: Finn and Ball set to miss 2nd Test

ALASTAIR COOK said yesterday that England pace pair Steven Finn and Jake Ball will miss the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford. England have left themselves the option of choosing Adil Rashid as a second spinner on Friday, for what would be...

 

Middlesex edge London rivals Surrey in thrilling T20 Blast clash watched by a domestic record crowd of...

A record crowd for a domestic Twenty20 match in England saw Middlesex chase down Surrey's 196 for six to complete NatWest T20 Blast victory by five wickets. The 27,119 spectators packing Lord's were initially thrilled by Jason Roy and Aaron Finch, who...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
Double hand transplant: UK's first operation 'tremendous' success

Double hand transplant: UK's first operation 'tremendous' success

The UK's first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look "tremendous". Chris King, from Doncaster, lost both his hands, apart from the thumbs, in an accident involving...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 

EDF to decide next week on new Hinkley Point nuclear power station

Energy giant EDF will make its long-awaited final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point next week. The company announced on Thursday night that it has called a meeting of its board of directors on July 28. The...

 
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte handed Alvaro Morata ultimatum

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte handed Alvaro Morata ultimatum

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Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

EDF to decide next week on new Hinkley Point nuclear power station

Energy giant EDF will make its long-awaited final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point next week. The company announced on Thursday night that it has called a meeting of its board of directors on July 28. The...

 


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