News archive from 26 June 2012

Canada Tories, eclipsed in polls, launch attack ads

The NDP appears to have solidified its position as the main alternative to the Conservatives of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Elections won't be held until 2015, but polls show that if one were held today, the NDP would form a minority government and...

 

Errors 'in 1 in 20 prescriptions'

GPs may be regularly making mistakes when prescribing medicines, according to a high-profile report published today by the General Medical Council. The report found that mistakes in areas such as dosage and timing were common, although it also found...

 

New breast cancer blood test?

“A genetic test could help predict breast cancer many years before it develops,” the Daily Mail has today reported. The newspaper says the test is based around identifying a type of DNA change called methylation, which is reportedly caused by...

 

IVF overhaul proposed

Same-sex couples and women aged up to 42 may soon be eligible for IVF treatment, according to new draft guidelines published today. The proposals were issued by the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and featured prominently...

 

Errors 'in 1 in 20 prescriptions'

GPs may be regularly making mistakes when prescribing medicines, according to a high-profile report published today by the General Medical Council. The report found that mistakes in areas such as dosage and timing were common, although it also found...

 

New breast cancer blood test?

“A genetic test could help predict breast cancer many years before it develops,” the Daily Mail has today reported. The newspaper says the test is based around identifying a type of DNA change called methylation, which is reportedly caused by...

 

IVF overhaul proposed

Same-sex couples and women aged up to 42 may soon be eligible for IVF treatment, according to new draft guidelines published today. The proposals were issued by the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and featured prominently...

 

Handy help offer for Darwen's elderly

ELDERLY and disabled people in Darwen can book a handyman to carry out odd jobs. Blackburn with Darwen Council’s service is aimed at helping over-60s, or those in receipt of disability living allowance, with home improvements and odd jobs around the...

 

Sudan finance minister: no retreat on cuts despite protests

Sudanese police used teargas to disperse the latest demonstration which took place in an impoverished eastern region, where protesters also set fire to a local office of the ruling party, witnesses said. The Arab-African country avoided the wave of...

 

Handy help offer for Darwen's elderly

ELDERLY and disabled people in Darwen can book a handyman to carry out odd jobs. Blackburn with Darwen Council’s service is aimed at helping over-60s, or those in receipt of disability living allowance, with home improvements and odd jobs around the...

 
JUDGE SENTENCES GIRL TO A HAIRCUT

JUDGE SENTENCES GIRL TO A HAIRCUT

The 13-year-old girl was sent to juvenile court in Utah after admitting cutting off a three-year-old's hair. The mother, Valerie Bruno, agreed, but has now filed a formal complaint against Judge Scott Johansen. When the 13-year-old faced the judge he...

 
BLACKBERRY MAKER'S SHARES TUMBLE

BLACKBERRY MAKER'S SHARES TUMBLE

Research In Motion's shares closed down 75 cents, or 7.7%, to 9.11 US dollars (£5.85) on the Nasdaq. The bottom for the day was 9.01 dollars, the lowest level since 2003. RIM shares have lost 94% of their value since their 2008 peak. Morgan Stanley's...

 
GREECE'S NEW FINANCE MINISTER QUITS

GREECE'S NEW FINANCE MINISTER QUITS

Meanwhile, the country's prime minister was confined to his home, recovering from serious eye surgery. Greece's debt woes took a back seat to the health problems of the country's five-day-old government, forcing debt inspectors to postpone a visit to...

 
BlackBerry maker's shares tumble

BlackBerry maker's shares tumble

Shares in BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) fell to a nine-year low after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock, saying the company's challenges are piling up. Research In Motion's shares closed down 75 cents, or 7.7%, to 9.11 US dollars (£5.85)...

 
'You're a bunch of *****': X Factor reject and Pink impersonator flies into a frenzy and 'attacks' producer after judges reject her from the show

'You're a bunch of *****': X Factor reject and Pink impersonator flies into a frenzy and 'attacks' producer...

The X Factor is infamous for its tears and tantrums - and that is just the judges.But yesterday, after eight series of the ITV talent hit, an X Factor reject finally snapped and attacked a producer. Zoe Alexander, 22, from Caerphilly, South Wales,...

 


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