News archive from 24 February 2013, page 10

Fresh snow brings disruption fears

Snow has begun falling in parts of southern England, prompting fears of ice and disruption in the Monday morning rush hour. There was expected to be a covering of up to six cms (2.4ins) in some areas. Paul Mott, a senior forecaster with MeteoGroup,...

 
Leeds and Yorkshire: Flood alerts as snow starts to melt

Leeds and Yorkshire: Flood alerts as snow starts to melt

The blanket of snow covering much of Britain is finally giving way to a rapid thaw, bringing the risk of flooding for parts of the country, forecasters said. The latest heavy snow storms on Friday night into Saturday left hundreds of people stranded...

 
Food giants still flouting code on promoting baby milk formula in developing countries

Food giants still flouting code on promoting baby milk formula in developing countries

A health worker advising women on breastfeeding and child health. Photograph: Nick Cunard Several of the world's leading food companies are breaching an industry code limiting the promotion of breast milk substitutes to mothers with babies under six...

 
Knops toasts new home with brewery expansion plan

Knops toasts new home with brewery expansion plan

KNOPS Beer Company will move into a new brewery 
on the upmarket Archerfield estate in East Lothian next month in the latest expansion for Scotland's fast-growing craft beer industry. The Edinburgh-based brewer, which was launched in 2010 by...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 

Mirren royal reprise on big screen

Dame Helen Mirren will be seen as the Queen on the big screen once again - as her latest stage production is beamed live into cinemas. She is currently starring in new play The Audience at London's Gielgud Theatre, reprising her role as the monarch...

 

Tenerife murder trial 'daunting'

The daughters of a Norwich grandmother who was beheaded in Tenerife have spoken of the "daunting prospect" of returning to the country where she was killed as the man accused of her murder goes on trial. Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, was...

 

Video: Hogwarts Express passes through Leeds

The Hogwarts Express passed through Leeds with Yorkshire Evening Post staff enjoying a birds eye view from its new Whitehall Road base. Video: Charles Heslett

 

Ash star's delight at Abbey Road

Ash frontman Tim Wheeler says it was a dream come true to hear his film soundtrack at Abbey Road. The musician has co-written the soundtrack to British film Ashes, a contemporary film noir in which Ray Winstone plays a man suffering from Alzheimer's....

 

Hormone affects heart patients' risk

A study has found that “men with higher testosterone levels are less likely to die of heart disease”, reports The Daily Telegraph. This seven-year study of 930 men with heart disease found that those who had low testosterone had a greater risk of...

 

Diane Lane and Josh Brolin divorce

Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are divorcing after eight years of marriage, a representative for the couple has confirmed. The Hollywood pair tied the knot in 2004, in what was the second marriage for both stars. They do not have any children together....

 

Goran Bregovic: Champagne for Gypsies – review

Buy it from Buy the CD Download as MP3 Goran Bregovic CHAMPAGNE FOR GYPSIES Wrasse Records 2013 Tell us what you think: Rate and review this album Intended as a downbeat companion to 2009's Alkohol, this latest from the Sarajevo composer proves...

 

Debut author: Karl Taro Greenfeld

The lives of a group of upper-middle-class New Yorkers, members of the city's creative elite who are raising their children in Manhattan's Tribeca neighbourhood, are deftly captured in Karl Taro Greenfeld's first novel, Triburbia (Atlantic). Triburbia...

 

Partial success of artificial corneas

“Millions of blind and partially sighted people are being given hope they will see again after artificial corneas were successfully ‘grown’ in eyes,” the Daily Express reported. This research was in 10 patients with disease of the cornea, a major...

 

Man held over murder of girl, three

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a three-year-old girl, police said. An ambulance was called to an address in Beck Road, Shiregreen, Sheffield, on Friday evening and a girl was taken to the city's Children's Hospital. She...

 

Second baby 'much easier' for Elton

David Furnish has told how he and partner Sir Elton John have found parenthood much easier the second time around. The couple, who were already parents to two-year-old Zachary, welcomed new son Elijah in January. Speaking ahead of the Elton John Aids...

 


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