News archive from 24 February 2013, page 9

Stock market 'driving up' fuel cost

The plunging pound and stock market speculators are driving up the cost of petrol, according to the AA. After surging 5p a litre over a month, the price of petrol at the pumps has gone up a further 1p in the last five days, it said. The AA said the...

 

Baby recovering after fox attack

A one-month-old baby is recovering after being dragged from his cot by a fox which tore his finger off. The animal seriously injured the infant after entering his bedroom in Bromley, south-east London, according to reports. The attack is the latest in...

 

£50,000 offer over Bloody Sunday

The families of 13 people killed by soldiers in Northern Ireland on Bloody Sunday have been offered £50,000 each in compensation. Paratroopers opened fire on innocent civil rights marchers in Londonderry in 1972. Thirteen others seriously injured have...

 

MacFarlane promises shorter Oscars

Seth MacFarlane has revealed the producers of this year's Oscars are aiming for a shorter ceremony. The Family Guy creator - who is nominated for his theme tune for film Ted - is hosting the 2013 Academy Awards, a ceremony which is known to drag on...

 

Healthy eating lessons on the menu

Primary school children are to be taught about the importance of healthy eating while older pupils will be shown how to cook under new Government proposals to cut down on obesity in youngsters. The move follows recommendations from restaurateurs Henry...

 

The genetics of blood cholesterol

“Genes, not diet, may increase your chances of getting heart disease,” says The Independent. The newspaper reports that a study has made an important breakthrough that helps to explain why some people are born with a high risk of heart disease while...

 

£50,000 offer over Bloody Sunday

The families of 13 people killed by soldiers in Northern Ireland on Bloody Sunday have been offered £50,000 each in compensation. Paratroopers opened fire on innocent civil rights marchers in Londonderry in 1972. Thirteen others seriously injured have...

 
Angels branch out into £10m timber fund

Angels branch out into £10m timber fund

BUSINESS angels are spreading their wings into the 
forestry sector, with Edinburgh-based syndicate Par Equity preparing to launch a £10 million timber fund. The firm, founded by Paul Atkinson in 2008, believes that at least 50 investors...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 
Barry was left to die alone after ‘appalling’ care

Barry was left to die alone after ‘appalling’ care

A HEARTBROKEN widow says her husband was left to die alone and without dignity at King's Mill Hospital after he was put on the Liverpool Care Pathway without consultation or explanation. Barry Dickens was suffering from lung cancer and had been cared...

 

Ultrasound 'boosts fracture healing'

An ultrasound device “helps bones heal faster and stronger,” reported The Daily Telegraph. The news is based on a trial that investigated whether a device emitting low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) could improve bone repair in patients whose...

 

Stars shine on Baftas red carpet

Skyfall has picked up another accolade, being named Outstanding British Film of the year at the Bafta awards. The movie, the third starring Daniel Craig as the suave spy, is already the highest-grossing film of all time at the UK box office. The Bafta...

 

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

 

Mel B to join America's Got Talent

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is joining the judging panel of America's Got Talent, NBC has announced. Mel B, also known as Scary Spice, will take her seat alongside Howie Mandel and Howard Stern when the variety competition show returns for its...

 
A lesson for us all from one woman's true compassion

A lesson for us all from one woman's true compassion

Patricia Machin with her husband, Gerrard. Photograph: Jimmy Karlsson/BNPS Patricia Machin's husband, Gerrard, spent nine weeks in hospital after he was knocked down by a car during a short walk to buy his morning newspaper. He had sustained a series...

 

Lorry house crash probe continues

Investigations are continuing into what caused a coal lorry to crash into a house, killing a woman and injuring two men. Catherine Bonner, 55, died at the scene after the large goods vehicle ploughed into the two-up, two-down property in Main Street,...

 


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