News archive from 27 August 2013

Rooney's magical moments make Jose drool as Old Trafford crowd showers United forward with adulation

When he walked on to the playing surface at Old Trafford, it was just like old times. "Rooney, Rooney' they sang. Stretford End, Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, Main Stand and K Stand: Feel the noise. It was electrifying and it wasn't long before 2,900...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Ashes security stepped up after Lehmann's Broad 'cheat' attack

England will step up security for the return Ashes series this winter because they fear that Darren Lehmann's inflammatory call for the Australian public to "make Stuart Broad cry' could lead to attacks on their players. The ECB have already...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
HS2: Businesses 'not convinced' of economic benefits

HS2: Businesses 'not convinced' of economic benefits

A leading business lobby group has called on the government to abandon its controversial high-speed rail project. The Institute of Directors (IoD) said a survey of its members showed businesses were unconvinced by the economic case for HS2. The IoD's...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
UK service sector activity and confidence rise, CBI survey finds

UK service sector activity and confidence rise, CBI survey finds

Business activity and confidence in the UK service sector has grown strongly, according to the CBI's latest survey. Business and professional services - which includes legal and accountancy firms - saw a particularly sharp turnaround in business...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
The low cost technology saving premature babies' lives

The low cost technology saving premature babies' lives

Every year more than 20 million babies are born prematurely or with low birth weight - and an estimated 450 of them die each hour. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Can smartphones clean your house? Tech to...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

From blinking monster eyes to gory beating hearts: Nasa engineer creates incredible party costumes using...

Halloween costumes have been brought to life with app-enhanced technology that provides gruesome interactive illusions. The costumes are the brainchild of former Nasa engineer, Mark Rober, who, after seven years of working on the Curiosity Rover,...

 
Bubonic Plague-Infected BBQ Marmot Kills Teen

Bubonic Plague-Infected BBQ Marmot Kills Teen

A teenage boy has died of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan after reportedly eating an infected barbecued marmot. More than 100 people - including 19 doctors - have been put in quarantine after the 15-year-old's death, health officials said. The boy fell...

 

EU's Oettinger warns against Germany cutting renewable subsidies

Investors have repeatedly warned that cuts in already agreed renewable subsidies, which are guaranteed over roughly 20 years, could damage investors' willingness to spend badly needed cash on Germany's energy shift towards alternative power sources,...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 
Exchange operators BATS and Direct Edge to merge

Exchange operators BATS and Direct Edge to merge

The stock trading business has been in decline for more than three years, as uncertainty over the global economy pushed retail investors to the sidelines and low market volatility hit volumes. Exchange operators have been looking for new sources of...

Reuters, 00:18 in Business
 

Is your job a pain in the neck? Quarter of Britons blame aches and pains on their working environment

Nearly one in four people blame their aches and pains on their working environment where they remain in the same position for long periods of time, a new study has revealed. More than one in six Britons also blame joint pain and back ache on the chair...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

Vintage vicar advice: Thrash drunks

A catalogue of bizarre, novel and sometimes downright offensive tips from vicars for achieving a better life has been uncovered by the British Newspaper Archive. The catalogue of quirky tips includes advice to "thrash drunks" - be they man,...

 

Hospitals 'give own food top marks'

Patients in hospitals across the country are receiving Michelin-style dishes - or so hospital bosses think. Three in five hospitals give themselves the highest possible rating for the standard of their food, figures show. Out of 156 NHS hospital...

 

Oliver queries 'modern-day poverty'

Most of the poorest families in Britain do not know how to feed themselves properly and choose expensive rather than cheap options, TV chef Jamie Oliver has said. The star, 38, who has an estimated fortune of £150 million, said that he finds it...

 

Hotel and pub profit margins dip

Hotels, pubs and restaurants have been forced to tighten their belts as profit margins dry up despite a surge in trade, according to figures from the CBI. Volumes in the consumer services sector, which also includes the travel and leisure industries,...

 

'I've got this condition...it's called Aspergers': Abz makes a shock Diary Room confession in Celebrity Big...

5ive star Abz has revealed that his withdrawn behaviour since entering the Celebrity Big Brother house is the result of Aspergers Syndrome. The singer was in the Diary Room when he made the admission while referring to model Sophie Anderton's...

 


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