News archive from 24 July 2013

U.S. probes Southwest Air's LaGuardia landing

The National Transportation Safety Board said the Boeing 737 skidded 2,175 feet on its nose after the front gear collapsed backwards into the fuselage, damaging avionics and electronics. Nine people out of 150 passengers and crew on board suffered...

 
Crisis in A&E over shortage of consultants

Crisis in A&E over shortage of consultants

NHS England’s plans to tackle the problems in accident and emergency “lack sufficient urgency”, according to MPs. Photograph: Universalimagesgroup/UIG via Getty Images More than 80% of accident and emergency units do not have enough consultants on...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 

Tomboy throws down the gauntlet! Katarina ditched ballet for athletics and has been hailed as the next Ennis

As the girl who broke Jessica Ennis-Hill's British junior heptathlon record, Katarina Johnson-Thompson is only too aware she is following in the footsteps not just of the Olympic champion, but of the poster girl for London 2012. No pressure there,...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

I didn't choke at the Open... I just hit a few bad shots! Westwood denies 'mental errors'

Lee Westwood has put his latest Open failure down to his own technical errors and not a mental meltdown. It is now 62 majors, including a record eight top-three finishes, without success for the Worksop nearly man. He admitted yesterday he is still...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Women on TV: style and substance

It's been a big two days for TV news. Happy domestic events that pull in a fifth of the available audience, as the main channels' baby coverage did, are rare indeed. These mass viewing events matter. They shape the way we see the world we live in. We...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Belarus internet infested with spammers

Belarus internet infested with spammers

Almost 30% of all net addresses in Belarus are blocked by anti-spam firms because of the amount of junk mail passing through them, says a report. East European nations top the list of countries with the largest percentage of blacklisted net addresses,...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Made of money: The Royal Mint where cash is banned

Made of money: The Royal Mint where cash is banned

The long-serving, skilled staff who work at the "hot end" of the Royal Mint have an enviable job - they literally have money to burn. Old, damaged or rejected coins are among the materials thrown into a roaring furnace by workers - some...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
How are aeroplanes getting quieter?

How are aeroplanes getting quieter?

Standing in the half light and eerie silence of a semi-anechoic chamber - designed to absorb sound - in the bowels of the University of Southampton, I'm beginning to wonder whether I've stumbled upon a real-life Stargate. At closer inspection, the...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

'Lack of clarity' over Syria arms

A parliamentary committee has criticised the Government for a "lack of clarity" over whether a House of Commons vote would be needed before the UK supplied arms to opposition forces in Syria. The House of Lords Constitution Committee said it...

 

'Lack of clarity' over Syria arms

A parliamentary committee has criticised the Government for a "lack of clarity" over whether a House of Commons vote would be needed before the UK supplied arms to opposition forces in Syria. The House of Lords Constitution Committee said it...

 

Flood threat from 'rivers' of air

Water-laden "rivers" of flowing air are likely to bring more flooding misery to the UK as a result of climate change, scientists predict. Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are narrow saturated air currents that cause heavy, long-lasting winter rain...

 

Flood threat from 'rivers' of air

Water-laden "rivers" of flowing air are likely to bring more flooding misery to the UK as a result of climate change, scientists predict. Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are narrow saturated air currents that cause heavy, long-lasting winter rain...

 

Top banks to reveal lending data

Britain's major banks are to publish lending data across 10,000 postcodes by the end of the year as part of efforts to boost credit to homeowners and small businesses. In the most detailed regional breakdown yet of lending in the UK, seven of the...

 

In praise of … the rights of the horse

Horse can go into burger, as we have recently learned to our horror, but apparently a horse cannot go into a burger bar. A Manchester woman has just been fined for taking her steed into a McDonald's after being refused service in the drive-through...

 

Top banks to reveal lending data

Britain's major banks are to publish lending data across 10,000 postcodes by the end of the year as part of efforts to boost credit to homeowners and small businesses. In the most detailed regional breakdown yet of lending in the UK, seven of the...

 


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