News archive from 23 June 2015, page 12

Cuadrilla bid for first UK fracking in four years debated

Cuadrilla bid for first UK fracking in four years debated

A bid to start the first fracking operation in the UK for four years will be scrutinised by a council later. Energy firm Cuadrilla wants to extract shale gas at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood on the Fylde Coast, in Lancashire. The county council...

BBC, 05:45 in Regional
 

Dad and step father beaten in Wirral street on Father's Day

A dad and a step dad were beaten by a gang of youths in front of their terrified children on Father’s Day. Paul, 41, and Martin, 51, were rushed to hospital following the Sunday 9pm Woodchurch Street attack in which, it is alleged, a gang of youths...

 

Garston school boys held lighter flame against girl's skirt

A mother has hit out at a Garston academy for allowing two teenage boys back into class after they held a lighter flame against her daughter’s skirt. Helen Ireland, 31, was enraged when she found out about an attempted attack on her children as they...

 

Liverpool John Moores University wins Alcohol Impact award for efforts to slash binge drinking

Efforts to cut the amount of binge drinking done by students has earned Liverpool John Moores University a pat on the back from the Home Office. The university and its students’ union were given the Alcohol Impact accreditation for creating a “culture...

 

QRU boss's dummy spit could see Quade Cooper defect to Waratahs

Queensland Rugby Union boss Jim Carmichael might soon regret what some regard as his churlish treatment of Quade Cooper, with reports suggesting the Wallabies fly-half is “seriously considering” playing for the NSW Waratahs next season. This would be...

Guardian, 05:51 in Sport
 
Bedford cannabis joint row killer jailed

Bedford cannabis joint row killer jailed

A man who stabbed his friend to death in an argument about a cannabis joint has been jailed for life. Ian Brunner, 47, and John-Mark Duffy were both part of Bedford's "town centre drinking community", Luton Crown Court heard. Brunner...

BBC, 05:57 in Regional
 
Emma Carpenter inquest: Anorexia sufferer, 17, 'could have been saved'

Emma Carpenter inquest: Anorexia sufferer, 17, 'could have been saved'

A girl who died as a result of anorexia could have survived if she had been admitted to hospital sooner, an inquest has been told. Emma Carpenter, 17, of Nottingham, had been treated at a unit for teenagers with eating disorders before her death in...

BBC, 05:57 in Regional
 
Meningitis B vaccine on the way for England/Scotland

Meningitis B vaccine on the way for England/Scotland

All babies in England and Scotland can be vaccinated against meningitis B from September in a move that experts described as lifesaving. Parents will be able to get jabs for the strain of the deadly brain infection for youngsters at the ages of two...

 

Eat less red meat and cycle more for your and the planet's health

High carbon lifestyles are desperately unhealthy, according to Hugh Montgomery, director of the UCL Institute for human health and performance and co-chair of the Lancet commission. Cutting red meat and dairy consumption would lead to a big saving in...

Guardian, 06:02 in Health
 

Spa retreats for people with cancer

What you need, said my friends as I made my first tentative steps back on to dry land after the stormy seas of cancer treatment, is a break. They were right: and where more appropriate than a spa, an undemanding short holiday with health at its...

Guardian, 06:02 in Health
 

How Zaky Mallah ended up on live TV: Q&A producers took a calculated risk

The producers of Q&A believed it was perfectly reasonable to allow the former terrorism suspect Zaky Mallah to appear on the live talk show – a risk given his background, but a manageable one. The ABC’s managing director, Mark Scott, was not...

 

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence...

 

Tuesday’s best TV

Mountain Lions: Big Cats In High Places – Natural World 8pm, BBC2 David Attenborough takes us down to cougar town. Against the dramatic but inhospitable backdrop of the Rocky mountains in Wyoming, tracker Mark Elbroch and his team use GPS collars to...

 
Teenage Good Samaritan ‘kicked senseless’ by gang of yobs in Sheffield attack

Teenage Good Samaritan ‘kicked senseless’ by gang of yobs in Sheffield attack

Teenage Good Samaritan Jacob Eaton lies battered and bruised in the back of an ambulance - after being "kicked senseless' by a gang of yobs. The 14-year-old schoolboy was kicked, punched and stamped on by around 20 thugs after he went to help a...

 
Failing Catholic school turns around its fortunes in Sheffield

Failing Catholic school turns around its fortunes in Sheffield

The headteacher of a former failing school has praised the strong relationships which have turned around its fortunes. St John Fisher Primary in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, had been in special measures following a visit by inspectors in 2013. But since...

 


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