News archive from 29 December 2015, page 1

Cheaper food and fuel boost British households' spending on luxuries

Cheaper petrol and food left households with more money to spend on new cars, furniture and going out this year. A new report into disposable incomes highlights how lower spending on essentials in 2015 meant Britons were able to buy more luxury items...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business
 

Drug mules ingesting scores of packages as UK smuggling grows more extreme

Drug mules are swallowing huge batches of cocaine and heroin as gangs resort to increasingly extreme tactics to smuggle class A substances into Britain, border officials have said. People are risking their lives by ingesting scores of packages...

 

Leicester City and Sunderland ready to rival Aston Villa for £2.7m-rated Hajduk Split goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic

Leicester City and Sunderland are ready to rival Aston Villa for Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic. Villa goalkeeping scout Tony Coton has been checking on targets in recent weeks with Remi Garde eager to add competition for Brad Guzan. Marseille’s...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Arsene Wenger hails Arsenal's spirit as Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe backs Premier League leaders to win the...

Arsene Wenger praised his side's resilience as they bounced back from their 4-0 Boxing Day hammering at Southampton to beat Bournemouth and become the Premier League leaders. 'We were nervous at the start, we had to swallow the 4-0 at Southampton,'...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Sam Allardyce may be forced to pick Wes Brown against Liverpool as Sunderland manager faces defensive...

Sam Allardyce fears he may have to gamble on the fitness of Wes Brown for the visit of Liverpool with the Sunderland defender having played just once in the Premier League in seven months. His sole appearance came at Everton on November 1 when the...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

Wayne Rooney faces biggest challenge of his career... the Manchester United captain must fight for his...

ROONEY'S BIGGEST EVER CHALLENGE  It was an eventful evening for Wayne Rooney. He could have scored, he could have been sent off and somehow he was named man-of-the-match. But now he faces the biggest challenge of his career. When Roy Hodgson made him...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
Stop smoking: Chronic lung disease afflicts more than 17,000 in city and county

Stop smoking: Chronic lung disease afflicts more than 17,000 in city and county

Smokers are being urged to seek help to quit the evil weed this January to prevent them joining those whose lives are blighted by chronic lung disease. Public Health England, the government health agency, is today highlighting the debilitating nature...

 

'I probably drink a bit too much - good wine and beer': Michael Owen under the microscope 

Footballer turned racehorse breeder Michael Owen, 36, answers our health quiz.  How fit are you? Not as fit as I'd like. When it's no longer your job, you fit exercise around other plans, so I get to the gym only once a week. I'm trying to redress...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Health
 

Can't shift that chesty cough? It could be a deadly lung disease... and it's on the rise in middle-class...

Many of us will suffer from a chesty cough at some point this winter. But Sue Churchman has been battling one for most of her adult life. Sue has bronchiectasis - irreparable damage to her lungs, likely caused by a whooping cough infection in...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Health
 

For a healthier New Year have a hug every day! (and other quirky but effective resolutions from a top doctor) 

Dr David Agus is one of the world's leading cancer doctors. He is a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and heads USC's Westside Cancer Centre. Want to live a long and healthy life? Who doesn't? You...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Health
 
Leeds nostalgia: How our town looked 300 years ago...

Leeds nostalgia: How our town looked 300 years ago...

Above are two images of Leeds, one dating back over 300 years, which show just how much the city has changed in that time. The images were published in 1926 sas part of the tercentenary celebrations, included in a special supplement of the Yorkshire...

 

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North Queensland bracing for more floods with forecast of 250mm of rain

Related: Queensland flash flooding hampers rescue crews at freight train derailment North Queensland communities have been warned to prepare for potentially flooding rain. More than 250mm of rain could be dumped on parts of the tropical coast on...

 
Lung disease COPD killing 185 South Tynesiders every year, figures reveal

Lung disease COPD killing 185 South Tynesiders every year, figures reveal

A disease which is prevalent among smokers is claiming the lives of about 185 South Tyneside people a year. And today, a message went out for people to consider quitting while they can still make a difference to their health. The call for people to...

 
Butterfly spotted in November among unusual wildlife reports as National Trust examines impact of crazy weather in 2015

Butterfly spotted in November among unusual wildlife reports as National Trust examines impact of crazy...

From butterflies in November to an American bird blown across the Atlanic, the year’s crazy weather has been taking its toll on our wildlife. National Trust experts have been counting the cost of conditions in 2015, which the conservation charity says...

 


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