News archive from 24 March 2012

Gene fault linked to stroke risk

A “single genetic mutation can double your risk of stroke”, the Daily Mail has reported. The newspaper added that scientists hope the discovery could lead to tailored treatments for the condition. The news is based on research which looked for genetic...

 

Call to 'tax sugar like alcohol'

“Sugar is so harmful that it should be controlled and taxed in the same way as tobacco and alcohol,” according to health experts quoted in today’s Daily Express. The researchers say that sugar indirectly contributes to 35 million deaths a year...

 

Milk 'boosts cognitive function'

“Drinking just one glass of milk a day could boost your brain power,” the Daily Mail has reported today. Milk is being hailed as a memory aid, the newspaper says, with a study showing that dairy products could “help stave off mental decline”. The...

 

Thousands turn out for royal tour

Thousands of royal well-wishers brought a city centre to a standstill as the Queen began her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK with the Duchess of Cambridge. Everywhere the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Kate went in the centre of Leicester they were...

 

Scientists 'discover how to read minds'

“Mind-boggling! Science creates computer that can decode your thoughts and put them into words,” the Daily Mail’s headline exclaimed today, while The Daily Telegraph heralded an era in which a “mind-reading device could become a reality”. You’d be...

 

Harry keeping in touch with brother

Prince Harry has kept in touch with the Duke of Cambridge throughout his Diamond Jubilee tour, drawing on his older brother's experience. Harry's first solo trip on behalf of the Queen which ends later has been seen as many as a success and brought...

 

'Survey snub' for gay marriage

The Government has been warned it has "no mandate" to introduce gay marriage after a survey showed a majority believe it should remain a "life-long" commitment between a man and a woman. An online survey of 2,004 adults conducted...

 

QE 'blows £90bn hole in pensions'

Around £90 billion has been knocked off the value of final salary pension schemes due to recent quantitative easing (QE) measures, a pensions body has warned. Businesses will be forced to divert cash away from jobs and investment to fill deficits...

 

New kidney donor technique 'works'

A woman has spoken of her joy after becoming the world's first patient to receive a donor kidney treated with a new warming technique. Deborah Bakewell, 56, was on dialysis for nine hours every night over a two-year period after suffering kidney...

 

St Gemma's Hospice unveils new logo

A design agency has updated the branding and logo of a Leeds hospice which supports people with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Principles Agency worked on the St Gemma's Hospice account for free after staff there said they felt the old...

 

Asda workers amass £500m in shares

Staff at Leeds-based supermarket giant Asda have saved more than half a billion pounds since a share ownership programme was launched 30 years ago. Under the savings scheme, workers set aside between £5 and £250 a month for a three-year period, at the...

 

Olympics body 'conned out of £2.3m'

A gang of fraudsters from London, Essex, Leeds, the West Midlands and Berkshire tricked the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) out of £2.3 million, a court heard. The conmen contacted the ODA, which is responsible for planning and building venues and...

 

Swap old for new with suit scheme

Unwanted suits can be dropped off across Yorkshire for a scheme which offers ex-homeless people donated clothes to wear for job interviews. Homeless support charities Emmaus UK, Amber and Broadway have linked up with A Suit That Fits for its Suit For...

 

'Nightmare' of laptop probe father

A Yorkshire man who called the police after unintentionally downloading indecent images of children on to his laptop has been banned from being alone with his daughter. Nigel Robinson, 43, from Keyingham, East Yorkshire, said photos of young girls...

 
Peacocks close Brighouse store

Peacocks close Brighouse store

Peacocks, King Street, Brighouse. STAFF at fashion retailer Peacocks in Brighouse have lost their jobs after it was announced the store was closing. Nine positions at the store in King Street, Brighouse, have gone at the branch which was one of the...

 


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