News archive from 23 August 2013

Bin fire billows smoke in Morecambe’s West End

Bin fire billows smoke in Morecambe’s West End

Plumes of smoke could be seen above houses in Morecambe's West End after fire broke out in a bin compound. Firefighters were called to Marlborough Road at 2pm today, Thursday. Bins and the exterior of the bin compound were damaged severely by the...

 
OFT: Furniture stores used fake prices

OFT: Furniture stores used fake prices

Six High Street furniture and carpet retailers have been accused of misleading their customers with fake prices. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said the stores had all advertised price cuts which were not genuine. In particular, they advertised...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Price of farmland trebles in less than a decade

Price of farmland trebles in less than a decade

The price of farmland across the UK has more than trebled in less than a decade, according to new figures. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) described the rise as "nothing short of staggering". According to the Rics survey,...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Arrest after man shot in the chest with shotgun

Arrest after man shot in the chest with shotgun

He is currently undergoing emergency surgery and is described as being in a critical condition. Police are investigating the full circumstances of the incident but early indications suggest it is domestic-related. LATE DEALS TO LAKE GARDA 8/09/13 FROM...

 

Canada: Speeding Biker Hits Brown Bear At 87mph

Dramatic video footage has captured the moment a speeding motorcyclist crashed into a bear on a Canadian highway. The video shows the motorbike accelerating to 87mph (140kph) in less than 20 seconds on Highway 7 near Hope, British Columbia. A young...

 
How to be clear in your will

How to be clear in your will

The recent furore over the £520,000 legacy left in the will of the late Joan Edwards to the government, highlights the need for a will to be drafted clearly so it accurately reflects the intentions of the individual. Joan Edwards passed away in...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Can smartphones help you clean your house?

Can smartphones help you clean your house?

On-demand smartphone technology has altered the way consumers book everything from cars to hotels. A spate of technologically-savvy companies now wants to use those same methods to transform the way we clean. Continue reading the main story Special...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Rising onion prices sting India

Rising onion prices sting India

The Indian economy is facing one of its worst crises in a decade and while that is worrying the political and economic fraternity, what is worrying ordinary Indians is the price of onions. On Sunday, a truck on the Delhi-Jaipur highway was hijacked...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

Woman who stole £28,500 ring from Cumbrian jeweller's told to pay back £553

A Romanian woman who stole a £28,500 ring from a Keswick jeweller’s shop has been ordered to pay £553.42 under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Related: Jail for woman who stole £28,500 ring from Cumbrian jewellers Bacana Adam, of Birmingham, went with a...

 
U.N. peacekeepers in Congo ordered to protect civilians after city shelled

U.N. peacekeepers in Congo ordered to protect civilians after city shelled

The fighting close to Goma, a city of a million people on the Rwandan border, comes after a relative lull in the 18-month rebellion. Late last month, the United Nations pledged to keep the M23 rebels out of range of the town, which they briefly seized...

 

Mother killed herself after hospital staff misspelt her name on the computer - and missed her long history...

A spelling error by hospital staff meant they missed a crucial chance to help a troubled mother who later killed herself. NHS workers made a tiny keyboard mistake that left them unaware of Marie Natalie Piner's long history of depression. The records...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 

Meet the 'super agers': The 80 and 90-year-olds with much younger brains and memories who could unlock the...

They're called 'super agers' - men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger. U.S. researchers are looking at this rare group in the hope that they may find ways to help protect others from memory...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 

Fertility problems? Your personality could be to blame: Moody men and fussy women have fewer children

Worried about your chances of having children? The secret could be to lighten-up, say researchers. According to a new study published in the European Journal of Personality, men with neurotic personality traits are having fewer children compared to...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 

From coma to school in just 11 weeks: Boy, 11, who suffered horrific head injuries in cycle crash recovers...

A boy has astonished doctors by going from being in a coma to starting secondary school in just 11 weeks. Cyclist Harry Davies, 11, suffered the worst brain injuries local medics had ever seen when he was involved in a crash with a van near his home...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 

Gym-goers squander 30% of each workout by chatting, topping up water and untangling their headphones

Fitness fanatics may claim to spend an hour exercising at the gym, but 21 minutes of it will be squandered by untangling headphones, checking text messages and other workout distractions, a survey has found. Constantly filling water bottles, chatting...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Health
 


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