News archive from 28 August 2013

Hollyoaks death scene 'too violent'

Hollyoaks has been found to have breached the rules on pre-watershed violence in the episode in which undercover policeman Simon Walker died. TV watchdog Ofcom will look at viewers' attitudes towards on-screen violence in everything from documentaries...

 

Starr re-bailed over sex claims

Freddie Starr has been re-bailed until October by police investigating alleged sexual offences. The 70-year-old comedian was first arrested last November by detectives from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation prompted by abuse claims against...

 

Jackson's girl 'in a good place'

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has said her granddaughter, Paris, is "doing much better" after her suicide bid in June. The 15-year-old schoolgirl was rushed to hospital from the family home in Los Angeles after cutting her wrists and...

 

Four Weddings and... 72 Auditions

Hugh Grant was the 72nd person to be auditioned for the lead role in Four Weddings And A Funeral, Richard Curtis has revealed. The role of Charles in the British rom-com swept Grant to stardom, and he went on to appear in the likes of Notting Hill,...

 
Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Study by Public Health England found that 70% of young people did not undertake the recommended daily hour of physical activity. Photograph Shout/Rex Features Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Better kidney care could save up to 42,000 lives a year, says Nice

Better kidney care could save up to 42,000 lives a year, says Nice

Between 262,000 and 1 million people admitted to hospital as an emergency in a year will have acute kidney injury. Photograph: Frances Roberts/Alamy Up to 42,000 deaths from kidney problems could be prevented every year if patients received the best...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
Eating broccoli may prevent osteoarthritis

Eating broccoli may prevent osteoarthritis

Sulforaphane is a compound found in broccoli, sprouts and cabbage. Photograph: Rosemary Calvert/Getty Images Eating broccoli could help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis. Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 

Fort Hood gunman rests case without making statement

The jury of 13 military officers, who convicted the Army psychiatrist of killing 13 people and wounding 31 others, was instructed to return to court on Wednesday, when it will likely begin deliberating Hasan's sentence. Most of those killed and...

 

Britons warned of odd laws abroad

Britons can fall foul of foreign laws simply by feeding pigeons or chewing gum on trains, the Foreign Office (FO) has warned. Donning military style camouflage clothing or slipping into a bikini can lead to fines in some areas, while eating near...

 

Warning over 'vishing' call scam

Around one-quarter of UK adults are at risk of a growing telephone scam involving them being tricked into handing over their personal details to a conman posing as a legitimate body such as their bank or the police. Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK)...

 

Rules target 'entitlement culture'

The Government's new Claimant Commitment will help to end the culture of entitlement, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said. The new compliance regime, which will be rolled out nationally from October, will help ensure that jobseekers...

 

Oliver praises European immigrants

TV chef Jamie Oliver has called British youth "wet behind the ears", saying that European immigrants are much "tougher" workers. The star, 38, said that all of his restaurants would shut immediately if he had to find only British...

 

Oliver praises European immigrants

TV chef Jamie Oliver has called British youth "wet behind the ears", saying that European immigrants are much "tougher" workers. The star, 38, said that all of his restaurants would shut immediately if he had to find only British...

 

Alert over 'needless' kidney deaths

Thousands of hospital patients are dying needlessly every year from kidney problems that could be treated, according to new NHS guidance. Between 12,000 and 42,000 deaths could be prevented every year if patients received the best possible care....

 

Broccoli could help fight arthritis

Eating broccoli could help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis. Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that sulforaphane - a compound found mainly in broccoli but also in sprouts and cabbage - slows down the destruction of...

 


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