News archive from 29 December 2015, page 4

Incestuous affair 'crucial' to new War And Peace adaptation

Andrew Davies has said the incestuous liaison between Helene and Anatole Kuragin is "crucial" to his adaptation of War And Peace. Dickensian star Tuppence Middleton and Glue's Callum Turner play the siblings who are seen in bed together in...

 
Leeds nostalgia: The Saxon Cross origins

Leeds nostalgia: The Saxon Cross origins

The Saxon Cross in Leeds is the oldest historic monument, being almost a thousand years old. It was originally discovered in fragments and had been built into the walls of Leeds Parish Church in about 1838 - it can still be seen inside the church,...

 
Police question man over care home shooting of woman, 81

Police question man over care home shooting of woman, 81

Tweet The victim, named by police as Rita King, was declared dead at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, just three days after Christmas. Newspaper reports said the attacker was Mrs King's 86-year-old husband. Police confirmed the...

 

New daily pill to stop gout pain: Drug breaks down uric acid in the blood to stop the development of the...

A new drug for gout is being tested in clinical trials in Taiwan. Gout, which causes joint pain, occurs when uric acid, a waste product, builds up in the blood and forms needle-like crystals in and around joints. Current drug treatments reduce the...

Daily Mail, 00:37 in Health
 
Social media domestic abusers face up to five years in jail

Social media domestic abusers face up to five years in jail

Tweet New powers will target perpetrators who subject spouses, partners and other family members to serious psychological and emotional torment but stop short of violence. Legislation that comes into force today paves the way for charges to be brought...

 

ASK THE DOCTOR: Has my sweet tooth ruined my liver? 

I have been told by a radiologist that I have a very fatty liver. I have continual pain in my chest and left side. I don't smoke or drink, and I have a good diet, but have a sweet tooth. I have also taken Efamarine Omega 6 and Omega 3 for many years -...

Daily Mail, 00:37 in Health
 
Drug smugglers using 'extreme' tactics to bring Class A drugs to UK

Drug smugglers using 'extreme' tactics to bring Class A drugs to UK

Tweet So-called "swallowers" are risking their lives by ingesting scores of packages containing narcotics worth tens of thousands of pounds, border officials said. Some go to extraordinary lengths to prevent drugs passing through their...

 

ME AND MY OPERATION: Patch from cow's heart to repair hardened arteries 

Tissue from a cow's heart is being used to repair narrowed arteries in the groin, caused by sports injuries. Salesman John Odell, 36, a father-of-two from Nottingham, was one of the first in Britain to have it done, as he tells ROGER DOBSON. THE...

Daily Mail, 00:37 in Health
 
New year revellers warned over deadly fake alcoholic drinks

New year revellers warned over deadly fake alcoholic drinks

Tweet Hundreds of thousands of litres of counterfeit booze have been seized in the run-up to the festive season, the Local Government Association (LGA) said, as officials try to quash the billion-pound bootleg alcohol industry and keep revellers...

 

The party cocktails that count as two of your five-a-day: New Year's Eve drinks that won't completely undo...

At this time of year, healthy food and drink doesn't get much of a look in.  But if you want to enjoy a New Year's Eve tipple without completely undoing your good intentions, here is the Good Health round-up of cocktails that, while not exactly good...

Daily Mail, 00:37 in Health
 
Union warning over cuts in firefighter numbers

Union warning over cuts in firefighter numbers

Tweet The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said there could be a "disastrous" impact on safety because of job losses and station closures. Research by the union found the number of uniformed fire service personnel in England fell by 6,716 in the...

 

Hi-tech hole puncher to knock out cancer cells: Device blasts them with electricity

A super-charged 'hole puncher' may be a new way to tackle cancer. The device blasts cancer cells with pulses of electricity to create holes up to 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. The holes lead to the death of the cancer cell...

Daily Mail, 00:37 in Health
 
National Trust review reveals mixed picture for UK animals and plants in 2015

National Trust review reveals mixed picture for UK animals and plants in 2015

Tweet An annual review of the year's weather and wildlife from the National Trust has revealed a mixed picture for the nation's plants and animals in 2015, from a superb apple crop to a difficult year for breeding frogs and toads hit by dry conditions...

 

Incestuous affair 'crucial' to new War And Peace adaptation

Andrew Davies has said the incestuous liaison between Helene and Anatole Kuragin is "crucial" to his adaptation of War And Peace. Dickensian star Tuppence Middleton and Glue's Callum Turner play the siblings who are seen in bed together in...

 

Union warning over cuts in firefighter numbers

Almost 7,000 firefighters' jobs have been cut over the past five years, leading to warnings that the service is being "dismantled". The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said there could be a "disastrous" impact on safety because of job...

 


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