News archive from 23 June 2012

Stem cells 'boost kidney transplants'

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of treatment to suppress the immune system. The news is based on research...

 

Deadly Israeli raid, Gaza rockets shake truce

A second air strike launched after darkness fell wounded four other men in northern Gaza, Hamas medical officials said. It was not immediately clear whether any of them were militants. Israel confirmed both strikes, saying in the first instance its...

 
GERMANS SAIL THROUGH TO SEMIS

GERMANS SAIL THROUGH TO SEMIS

Having set out to frustrate from the off, once they fell behind to Philipp Lahm's goal just before half-time the 2004 champions were always up against it. Having equalised somewhat unexpectedly through Celtic forward Georgios Samaras they could not...

 

Ethiopia says troops to stay longer in Somalia

Addis Ababa rolled hundreds of troops across its border in November to open up a third front against the al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab group but was keen to point out their incursion is not a repeat of their ill-fated 2006-2009 war in Somalia. Ethiopian...

 
Woman arrested after man stabbed in chest

Woman arrested after man stabbed in chest

Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Shropshire in which a man was stabbed in the chest. Officers were called to an address in Tasley Close, Bridgnorth, after being alerted to the incident by the...

 

East Lancashire MPs back action on rail hub plan

EAST Lancashire MPs Jack Straw and Andrew Stephenson have joined forces across party lines at Westminster to back a call for the Government to step up action on the £530 million Northern Rail Hub plan. The Blackburn Labour MP and his Pendle Tory...

 

East Lancashire MPs back action on rail hub plan

EAST Lancashire MPs Jack Straw and Andrew Stephenson have joined forces across party lines at Westminster to back a call for the Government to step up action on the £530 million Northern Rail Hub plan. The Blackburn Labour MP and his Pendle Tory...

 

Sam Taylor-Wood, 45, and her toyboy lover Aaron Johnson, 22, tie the knot

Artist and film director Sam Taylor-Wood, 45, has married her 22-year-old actor fiance Aaron Johnson.The couple, who have two children together, tied the knot yesterday in Somerset, according to a statement issued on their behalf. Taylor-Wood cast...

 

East Lancashire MPs back action on rail hub plan

EAST Lancashire MPs Jack Straw and Andrew Stephenson have joined forces across party lines at Westminster to back a call for the Government to step up action on the £530 million Northern Rail Hub plan. The Blackburn Labour MP and his Pendle Tory...

 
All revved up for some jazz

All revved up for some jazz

THOUSANDS of music enthusiasts started arriving in Upton-upon-Severn today for the start of the town’s ever-popular jazz festival. More than 15,000 revellers are expected to crowd in for the 27th annual event, which again features a glittering line-up...

 
Alex Salmond to join TED’s illustrious list of talkers

Alex Salmond to join TED’s illustrious list of talkers

TED is coming to Edinburgh. Or rather, the Technology, Entertainment, Design conference. With previous speakers at the idea-sharing event including Bill Gates, Hilary Clinton, Stephen Hawking, Alain de Botton and JK Rowling, for those lined up to...

 
Jimmy Carr faces crowd after tax furore

Jimmy Carr faces crowd after tax furore

Comedian Jimmy Carr has taken to the stage for the first time since a furore erupted over his tax, telling a crowd he had to take criticism on the chin. Carr has been widely condemned for taking part in a tax avoidance scheme. In response to a heckler...

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Sir Philip Green lures Marks and Spencer head of menswear

Marks and Spencer has seen another clothing director jump ship - the latest in a string of middle management departures. Richard Price, who has run the menswear business for four years under M&S's executive director of general merchandise Kate...

 

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Time to close the London loophole

In the US, they call it the "London loophole'. The light-touch regulation that prevailed before the financial crisis has spawned a series of London-based disasters, the latest of which was the $2bn of "Voldemort' trading losses at JPMorgan...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Nations are sliding towards a euro abyss

Among the lessons that have been learnt from the two-and-a-half years of the euro crisis is never place too much hope on summits. The way in which Europe's political leaders have allowed a crisis that began among the eurozone's smallest economies -...

 


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