News archive from 22 October 2013

Little boy who lost his leg to cancer becomes first child in the UK to receive a robot leg

A five-year-old cancer patient who had to have his leg amputated is thought to have become the first child in the UK to receive a power-assisted "robot' leg. Eddy Parry, from Derby, was forced to have his leg amputated in May this year after he...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Dolly resting after minor car crash

Dolly Parton is resting at home after being treated and released for minor injuries she suffered in a car crash she described as "a fender bender". Dolly was already at home on Monday afternoon following the accident that happened shortly...

 

High-flying Wenger thinks he can reach the Champions League final... they'll have to get past fellow pass...

The great Champions League winners are easy to remember. No-one tires of talking about them and they left you wanting more. It felt as though Marcel Desailly, Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini were re-inventing the game when their breathtaking Milan...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Prince is king: How Schalke star Boateng went from villain to superstar, German to Ghanaian and flashy...

When Kevin-Prince Boateng clattered into Michael Ballack 35 minutes into the 2010 FA Cup final it seemed his ties with Germany had been severed for good. The Portsmouth midfielder's challenge was cynical and thuggish and marked the start of the end of...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Injury means he's played just 147 minutes for Real Madrid since his £86m transfer but on Saturday against...

Even if you cannot make out the face behind the windscreen of the club Audi, you know it's Gareth Bale turning into Real Madrid's Valdebebas training complex; the use of the indicator is the tell-tale sign. It's debatable whether you would signal in...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Zoe Wanamaker bemoans shortage of TV roles for older women

Zoe Wanamaker bemoans shortage of TV roles for older women

Zoe Wanamaker says older women are still not getting enough decent screen roles. Photograph: Ian West/PA Actor Zoe Wanamaker has said that older women are still not getting enough decent screen roles. The star of My Family, 64, is set to appear in her...

Guardian, 00:08 in Showbiz
 
Temporary migrants cost NHS up to £2bn a year, says study

Temporary migrants cost NHS up to £2bn a year, says study

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images The coalition has launched a fresh assault on so-called health tourists by saying short-term immigrants and foreign visitors should pay more than £500m a year towards the cost of...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 

House building picks up across Britain, but not fast enough - RICS

The government is likely to seize on the survey as evidence that its controversial "Help to Buy" mortgage subsidies are boosting supply, and not just prices. But the industry body reckons the sector is merely recovering from a low base and...

Reuters, 00:13 in Business
 

Madoff employees lived high on corporate money, prosecutors say

The expenses were listed on the corporate credit card statement of portfolio manager Joann Crupi and the personal credit card statements for Daniel Bonventre, two of five people on trial in New York accused of helping Madoff pull off a fraud that cost...

Reuters, 00:13 in Business
 
Britain's Grangemouth oil refinery on brink of closure

Britain's Grangemouth oil refinery on brink of closure

At least 665 of 1,023 union members at Grangemouth, Scotland's only refinery, rejected the offer, the Unite union said. Ineos management will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss the vote, and a decision on the future of the plant will be made shortly...

Reuters, 00:13 in Business
 

Forrest fire: Lennon backs winger to shine against Dutch after meningitis fears

Neil Lennon last night backed James Forrest to deliver the spark that reignites Celtic's Champions League hopes - just a month after fearing the winger had been struck down by meningitis. The Parkhead boss has revealed for the first time the depth of...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

Forget crosswords - if you really want to stay sharp in old age you need to take up a new hobby to boost...

Elderly people can boost their brainpower simply by learning a new skill - such as digital photography, say scientists. Only certain activities that are demanding are likely to keep the mind sharp into old age which rules out listening to classical...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Health
 
Bank switching project sees muted start

Bank switching project sees muted start

The number of consumers changing current account provider has hardly changed pace during the first weeks of a new bank switching service. Some 89,000 people switched in the first four weeks of operation of the multi-million pound service. Although...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

Labour targets immigration reforms

Labour will attempt to introduce a package of measures aimed at tackling the problem of immigration from within the European Union. Freedom of movement rules within the EU mean it is impossible to prevent European migrants coming to the UK to work,...

 

Put workers on company boards - TUC

Unions have pressed home their call for workers to sit on company boards, saying the move would help firms recover from the economic crisis. The TUC published two reports it said backed its argument that the UK system of relying solely on shareholders...

 


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