News archive from 25 December 2014, page 4

Man and woman die in hit-and-run

Four people remain in police custody after a man and woman were killed in a hit-and-run collision. A 37-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Hulme, Manchester, while the 45-year-old man was taken to hospital in a critical condition but...

 

Storms ahead after frosty Christmas

It will be a frosty Christmas morning across the UK but any chance of snow is limited to the Scottish mountains, forecasters have said. And despite a run of mild weather, today will see a return to average winter temperatures of around seven degrees -...

 
Queen Uses Speech To Hail UK Ebola Medics

Queen Uses Speech To Hail UK Ebola Medics

The Queen will use her Christmas message to pay tribute to medical staff who have volunteered to fight Ebola in west Africa, saying she has been "deeply touched" by their "selflessness". Dozens of British doctors and nurses have...

 

Christmas Lights Tribute To Glasgow Victims

Thousands of people have turned off their Christmas lights as an act of remembrance for the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash. Some 72,000 people signed up to a Facebook event page asking people to turn off their decorations for two minutes at...

 
Jack O'Connell breaks through in Unbroken

Jack O'Connell breaks through in Unbroken

Ten years ago, Jack O'Connell was sleeping on park benches to attend auditions. Now he's the talk of Hollywood for his lead role in Angelina Jolie's World War Two epic, Unbroken. "I kind of assumed that it would be a longer road than this...

BBC, 02:12 in Art & Culture
 
Help your complexion fight the big freeze with Lincoln skin expert

Help your complexion fight the big freeze with Lincoln skin expert

Winter is here again and there's no escaping the fact that the cold weather conditions can play havoc with your skin. There are, however, many things we can do to prevent or repair skin problems at this time of year. Fair skinned people have less...

 
Hull FC: 'No-brainer' to keep Gareth Ellis captain and Danny Houghton as deputy

Hull FC: 'No-brainer' to keep Gareth Ellis captain and Danny Houghton as deputy

Hull FC have announced Gareth Ellis will remain as captain and Danny Houghton as his deputy for the 2015 Super League season, writes Craig Murdock. There were certainly problems at FC last season, but they weren't ones stemming from leadership of the...

 
What time is The Queen on television on Christmas Day and what channels will her annual message to the Commonwealth be on?

What time is The Queen on television on Christmas Day and what channels will her annual message to the...

THE Queen's Christmas speech will be broadcast today (Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25). In her annual message to the country and the Commonwealth, the Queen will reflect on the year and look ahead to 2015. Rumours have suggested the Queen may use...

 

Man charged with grandson's murder

The grandfather of a nine-year-old boy has been charged with his murder. The child has been named as Alex James Robinson from Lincoln. Officers had been called to an address in Pennell Street in the city on Tuesday and the boy was taken by ambulance...

 

Two arrested after balcony protest

Two people who staged a balcony protest in the heart of the capital after fellow activists and squatters were forced from a prime office building have been arrested. A group calling themselves "Love Activists" took over the heritage-listed...

 
MH17: Russia claims to have airfield witness who blames Ukrainian pilot

MH17: Russia claims to have airfield witness who blames Ukrainian pilot

Russian investigators announced on Wednesday that they had new proof from a witness that a Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day of the Malaysia Airlines crash which killed 298 people. The witness, who was not named, worked at an airfield in the...

 

The top 10 most popular news stories of 2014

10 - Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England In March there was concern due to a sharp rise in scarlet fever cases, with more than 3,500 occurring in the first quarter of the spring. Thankfully the number of cases appears to have now fallen back....

 

E-cigarettes could help some smokers quit

“E-cigarettes can help smokers quit or cut down heavily,” The Guardian reports. An international review of the evidence, carried out by the well-respected Cochrane Collaboration, found evidence that they can help some smokers quit. However, the...

 

Two arrested after balcony protest

Two people who staged a balcony protest in the heart of the capital after fellow activists and squatters were forced from a prime office building have been arrested. A group calling themselves "Love Activists" took over the heritage-listed...

 
Doncaster Schools urged to get rescue kits

Doncaster Schools urged to get rescue kits

Doncaster schools are being urged to get a British Heart Foundation Push Rescue training kit, which give life saving advice, after it was revealed more than 30,000 people suffer from cardiac arrests every year. Visit www.bhf.org.uk

 


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