News archive from 1 January 2013, page 15

Joey: TOWIE will keep on running

Joey Essex has revealed the secret to The Only Way Is Essex's success - him. The fashion-loving reality TV star joined the show in series two and has seen it go from strength to strength. Asked what made it so popular, Joey quipped: "It's got me...

 

Vienna tops number two singles poll

Ultravox hit Vienna was hailed as an honorary chart-topper after being named the nation's favourite number two single. The single triumphed in a national poll by Radio 2 and the Official Charts Company to find the greatest track to narrowly miss out...

 

Stamps to celebrate best of British

Jan 1 2013 The Royal Mail is set to celebrate the best of British, including Doctor Who, Jane Austen and the London Underground, with a range of stamps for 2013. The London Underground stamps will be released on January 9 to mark the 150th...

 

Jobseekers can now get bus for free

Jan 1 2013 A scheme to give free bus travel to hundreds of thousands of jobseekers has been launched, covering more than two-thirds of routes in Britain. Leading bus companies have signed up to the Bus for Jobs initiative, offering free travel during...

 

Union pays out record hardship cash

Jan 1 2013 A welfare fund set up by a trade union to help members pay heating and other bills paid out a record £750,000 last year. A "massive" increase was recorded in the number of applications for grants, with calls to help pay heating...

 

Deal Reached On US Fiscal Cliff

The White House and Republicans have reached a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a Democratic aide. More follows...

 
Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK's fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK's fat epidemic shows no sign of...

An obesity "tsar' should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a crisis affecting millions, leading doctors say.They also want an individual appointed at government level to oversee the new health drive. A study by The Royal College of...

Daily Mail, 02:39 in Health
 
Organic food helped me beat cancer, says Marchioness who lived on 'alkaline diet' during chemotherapy

Organic food helped me beat cancer, says Marchioness who lived on 'alkaline diet' during chemotherapy

The Marchioness of Worcester has said an organic diet and complementary medicines helped her beat cancer. Speaking for the first time since she was diagnosed with breast and lymph cancer in 2009, she said an "alkaline diet' free from alcohol,...

Daily Mail, 02:39 in Health
 
'Bionic' girl, 9, walks for the first time after being cleared of cancer and fitted with metal bones that grow

'Bionic' girl, 9, walks for the first time after being cleared of cancer and fitted with metal bones that grow

All brave Lily Willis will be hoping for in 2013 is the chance to walk on her own two feet.The nine-year-old from Great Lumley, County Durham, has taken her first steps since having metal bones fitted in her right leg which grow. Doctors had to take...

Daily Mail, 02:39 in Health
 

How to get legs like Anna Friel: Secrets of an A-list body

Anna Friel's quirky outfits as she leaves the theatre after appearing in the London play Uncle Vanya have become something of a talking point. Equally notable, though, are her super-slender legs.

Daily Mail, 02:39 in Health
 

2012 marred by U.S. mass shooting casualties

Surrounded by peeling orange paint. Marked by a small plaque inscribed with "We Are One" and "8-5-12." While diminutive, it is a powerful reminder to those who come now to pray here of the carnage that descended on this Sikh temple...

 
Registration scheme to target rogue landlords begins

Registration scheme to target rogue landlords begins

Newham Council in east London is becoming the first local authority in England to introduce a compulsory system of landlord registration. Owners of privately-rented homes now have to declare criminal convictions and meet health and safety standards -...

BBC, 02:51 in Business
 
WORLD WELCOMES 2013 WITH A BANG

WORLD WELCOMES 2013 WITH A BANG

In London, thousands flocked to the Thames to witness the display of pyrotechnics and lights. Another huge crowd descended on Edinburgh for the world-famous Hogmanay celebrations with rock band Simple Minds headlining a concert and the ramparts of...

 

Bombs kill 23 across Iraq as sectarian strife grows

Tensions between Shi'ite, Kurdish and Sunni factions in Iraq's power-sharing government have been on the rise this year. Militants strike almost daily and have staged at least one big attack a month. The latest violence followed more than a week of...

 
Rebel groups hit with UN sanctions over eastern Congo

Rebel groups hit with UN sanctions over eastern Congo

The United States and Britain praised the move, with Washington suggesting further sanctions may be imposed against anyone who continues to cause trouble in eastern Congo. One of the groups added to the blacklist is the so-called M23, a Congolese...

 


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