News archive from 26 December 2017

Royal Navy escorts Russian warship away from Britain on Christmas Day

Royal Navy escorts Russian warship away from Britain on Christmas Day

A Royal Navy crew spent Christmas Day escorting a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters. The 190-strong company aboard the HMS St Albans set sail on December 23 to monitor the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate and tracked its progress...

Metro, 00:01 in Hot News
 
6 things you’ll only know if you work in retail on Boxing Day

6 things you’ll only know if you work in retail on Boxing Day

Christmas is officially over for another year – how upsetting. But, fear not – because while everyone else is recovering from a joyous day of food, drink, and presents, as a retail worker, you’ll be up early to endure a nightmare commute, in the...

Metro, 00:05 in Lifestyle
 
10 leftover turkey recipe ideas for Boxing Day and beyond

10 leftover turkey recipe ideas for Boxing Day and beyond

For carnivores, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a roast turkey taking centre stage at the festive table. Crispy golden skin, mouth-watering meat, stuffing, rich gravy and cranberry sauce accompanied by all the trimmings – pigs in blankets, Brussels...

Metro, 00:05 in Lifestyle
 
Oakwell hosts adaptation of Brontë classic Wuthering Heights

Oakwell hosts adaptation of Brontë classic Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë’s landmark novel will be brought to life at a landmark open air theatre in Birstall. A production of Wuthering Heights will be performed at Oakwell Country Park on Wednesday August 13, as part of Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s tour of...

 
Runners battle it out at biggest ever coal race

Runners battle it out at biggest ever coal race

A COAL-CARRYING champion held onto his crown yesterday. Strength and endurance was put to the test during the 49th World Coal Carrying Championship in Gawthorpe. And Matthew Wainwright, 34, kept his grip on the men’s title, crossing the line in 4...

 

Snow and ice warning as flood alert is issued for Lower River Eden

A flood alert has been issued for the Lower River Eden as well as a snow and ice warning for eastern parts of the county. The day's downpours have been particularly heavy in the central and western lakes areas, causing surface flooding on some roads....

 

Don't dismiss that pain in your chest as just post-Christmas indigestion... you could be having a heart attack

Walking out of the Tube station into the busy street in London’s Covent Garden, Vikie Shanks took a sharp breath as a wave of discomfort flooded over her. She’d been suffering from bouts of what she’d assumed was indigestion for a couple of weeks,...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Health
 

Can a £14 mouthwash ever be worth it? We assess the products that offer oral health benefits alongside...

More than a third of people in the UK regularly use mouthwash in a bid to freshen their breath and keep teeth and gums healthy. But should we bother? A study by Harvard School of Public Health, published this month, suggests that using mouthwash twice...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Health
 

The great sleep debate: Why we became obsessed with slumber this year - and short nights really are killing...

American culture discourages a good night's rest, raising our risk for at least a dozen diseases, says preeminent 'sleep diplomat' Dr Matthew Walker, and he is leading a counter-cultural movement for more, better rest. If only Americans would slow...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Health
 
UK frigate escorts Russian warship in North Sea

UK frigate escorts Russian warship in North Sea

A British frigate has escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day, the Royal Navy has revealed. It said HMS St Albans monitored the Admiral Gorshkov's "activity in areas of national interest". Russia has...

BBC, 00:19 in World News
 
Man drowned on family holiday to Canary Islands, inquest told

Man drowned on family holiday to Canary Islands, inquest told

A dad who drowned during a family holiday was ‘woefully let down’ by inadequate life-saving equipment an inquest was told. Carl Thompson, had been swimming in the sea during the second day of a holiday on the island of Fuerteventura when a sudden rip...

 
North Korea: This groundbreaking method could be used to track Kim Jong-un's next missile

North Korea: This groundbreaking method could be used to track Kim Jong-un's next missile

Professor Michael Lammbrau, from Mercyhurst University, has collaborated with researchers Taehee Whang and Hyung-min Joo from Yonsei and Korea University respectively to produce a machine learning technology with the ability to predict the rate of a...

 

Christmas songs: the best, the worst and the weirdest

What would Christmas be without Christmas pop songs? Less onerous, perhaps? Pipe down, Scrooge, and try to understand that the Christmas single is part of a noble tradition whose practitioners include such luminaries as Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole,...

The Week, 00:24 in Showbiz
 
Millions of NHS working hours lost due to sickness

Millions of NHS working hours lost due to sickness

The health service has lost 45 million working hours to staff illness over the past four years, according to new figures. The annual hourly loss to the NHS in Scotland has surged by 61% since 2014/15 – to 13.1 million last year. Alex Cole-Hamilton,...

 
Darren Lehmann challenges Steve Smith to secure Ashes whitewash and make history

Darren Lehmann challenges Steve Smith to secure Ashes whitewash and make history

The Australia coach has watched with growing admiration as Smith has grown into his role as skipper, culminating in a career-best 239 in Perth which helped secure the Ashes. But now he believes even greater achievements are within Smith’s reach and...

Daily Star, 00:55 in Sport
 


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