News archive from 29 September 2015

Almost half of seven-day trial surgeries have cut hours after lack of demand

Almost half of the GP surgeries that began opening in evenings and at weekends to fulfil David Cameron’s pledge of 8am to 8pm seven-day access have cut their hours because so few patients came. Pulse, the magazine for GPs, has learned that eight of...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure sight loss

A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of thousands of Britons. By December, doctors will know whether the woman, who has age-related macular...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Shell makes shock exit from Arctic oil drilling

Shell makes shock exit from Arctic oil drilling

Shell has pulled out of offshore drilling in the Arctic, in a decision labelled an "unmitigated defeat" for oil companies by environmentalists opposed to the exploration. The company is abandoning exploration off the coast of Alaska after...

 
Obama: US will work with Russia to fight IS

Obama: US will work with Russia to fight IS

The United States is ready to work with Russia and Iran to defeat "apocalyptic cult" Islamic State (IS) in Syria, but Bashar Assad must be deposed, US president Barack Obama has told world leaders. Efforts to engage Tehran – a close ally of...

 
Former Volkswagen boss facing fraud charges

Former Volkswagen boss facing fraud charges

A criminal prosecution has been opened in Germany against former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the carmaker's diesel emissions scandal. The investigation will focus on alleged fraud and finding out who was responsible, according to...

 
‘Together for Yes' wins but not majority vote

‘Together for Yes' wins but not majority vote

Pro-independence parties have claimed that their victory in Catalan regional elections now gives them a mandate to continue with plans to break away from Spain - but opposition 
parties and the mainstream media noted yesterday that parties...

 

Manchester United ready to table January transfer bid for Paulo Oliveira, say reports

Manchester United are ready to bid £6million for Sporting Lisbon defender Paulo Oliveira in the January transfer window, according to reports. With their defence already stretched by injuries to Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, United are currently short of...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 
Breakthrough in beating cause of adult blindness

Breakthrough in beating cause of adult blindness

A DOCTOR in the UK has performed the world's first stem-cell operation aimed at curing vision loss in people whose sight has degenerated due to an age-related disease. The landmark procedure, which was carried out by Professor Lyndon Da Cruz on a...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 
EUROMILLIONS JACKPOT: What is the top prize for Tuesday, September 29, 2015 and what time is tonight's draw?

EUROMILLIONS JACKPOT: What is the top prize for Tuesday, September 29, 2015 and what time is tonight's draw?

THE latest EuroMillions lottery draw is set to be made tonight (Tuesday, September 29). The game gives ticket-holders across Europe the chance of becoming instant millionaires. After the jackpot was won on Friday, the top prize goes back down to an...

 

Bake Off's Nadiya feared being dismissed as 'Muslim in a headscarf'

The Great British Bake Off contestant Nadiya Jamir Hussain worried she would be dismissed by viewers as a “Muslim in a headscarf” before the current series was broadcast, but now says the response to the hit BBC1 cookery programme has shown how...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
NI Events Company: Janice McAleese's conduct 'worst seen' - auditor

NI Events Company: Janice McAleese's conduct 'worst seen' - auditor

The NI Audit Office has described the conduct of a quango boss who covered up a £1.5m loss as the worst it has seen from a senior public official. A report states Northern Ireland Events Company (NIEC) chief executive Janice McAleese was involved in...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 
Martin Flanagan: Shell pulls out of Alaska drilling

Martin Flanagan: Shell pulls out of Alaska drilling

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are cockahoop. British/Dutch oil giant Shell has pulled out of drilling off the coast of Alaska, one of the remaining great battlefields between the likes of Greenpeace and Big Oil. The decision came because Shell has failed to find...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Havelock aims to be in black amid subdued demand

Havelock aims to be in black amid subdued demand

Shopfitting and interiors group Havelock Europa has stayed in the red in the first six months of the year, amid "subdued" demand from the retail and financial services sectors which it expects to continue for the rest of the year. However,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Aldi steps up expansion despite profits squeeze

Aldi steps up expansion despite profits squeeze

Discount retailer Aldi is moving into online sales and accelerating its store opening programme despite supermarket price wars taking their toll on profits. It came as the group, which employs 2,200 staff in Scotland, revealed that revenues in 2014...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Speedy Hire profit warning sees shares drop

Speedy Hire profit warning sees shares drop

Speedy Hire, the biggest tool and plant hire business in the UK, yesterday jolted the market with its second profit warning in two months, as the firm also revealed it is cutting about 200 jobs in an efficiency drive. The group said that it expected...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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