News archive from 1 March 2015, page 7

Health chiefs deny fluoridation has led to thyroid conditions

Health chiefs deny fluoridation has led to thyroid conditions

Fears over fluoridated water have been denied by city health chiefs after a study of Birmingham residents suggested higher levels of thyroid conditions were leading to weight gain and depression. Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West...

 

Drinking fluoride water ruined my life

Fluoride has been a controversial addition to our water supply since it was introduced in the 1960s. Jasbir Authi asks whether we should worry about fluoride or put our faith in the experts... Midlands residents are among the six million people across...

 

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

VIEW GALLERY Production of Land Rover’s legendary Defender is currently being ramped up by almost 50 per cent to cope with increased demand during the model’s farewell year. Last year, around 17,781 Defenders were produced at the car-maker’s Solihull...

 
Gerry Hassan: A new take on democracy could put power in the hands of the people - not politicians

Gerry Hassan: A new take on democracy could put power in the hands of the people - not politicians

THE airwaves this week have been filled with the sound of politicians crashing and burning. Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw were caught in yet another “cash for access” scandal, while the next day, English Green leader Natalie Bennett found it...

 
M180 & M181 roadworks over 29 nights

M180 & M181 roadworks over 29 nights

The M180 and M181 are being affected by roadworks over 29 nights, from Monday, March 2. The work is scheduled from 8pm to 6am and will involve resurfacing, road marking, road stud and sign renewal and verge maintenance. The affected stretch of the...

 
People from the Parks: 'I graced the same school yard as Steven Gerrard'

People from the Parks: 'I graced the same school yard as Steven Gerrard'

Name: Phil Owens Age: 36 Position: Central Midfield Team currently playing for: Ferryboat, Lincoln Sunday League Division Two Nickname: Flo Boots and what colour: Adidas World Cup, black Who was the first team you played for? I grew up in Liverpool,...

 
AVIATION: Gentleman Jack shot dead moments before his killers' plane smashed into the ground

AVIATION: Gentleman Jack shot dead moments before his killers' plane smashed into the ground

Even when the crews of Bomber Command had returned to the United Kingdom they could not relax and had to be alert for enemy intruder aircraft that would loiter around their bases and attack them when they least expected. It was on the night of March 3...

 
Petting zoo to be opened at Normanby Hall

Petting zoo to be opened at Normanby Hall

A petting zoo is set to be opened at Normanby Hall Country Park. Visitors to the estate are used to seeing plenty of ducks, deer and the estate's famous peacocks. And over the years the park has been home to many other animals including goats and...

 
World Grand Prix Snooker: What are the prizes on offer for the North Wales event?

World Grand Prix Snooker: What are the prizes on offer for the North Wales event?

The week-long event is set to see the top-32 players on a one-year ranking system descend on Llandudno's Venue Cymru between March 16-22 for a top prize of £100,000. The likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan , Mark Selby and recent Wales Open winner John Higgins...

 
Footballer stole brother's wedding ring and pawned it for £25, Hull court hears

Footballer stole brother's wedding ring and pawned it for £25, Hull court hears

A MAN stole his own brother's wedding ring and then pawned it for just £25. Ricky Peacham, 28, took the ring, along with £30 football subs paid by his team-mates, during a match at Newington Park, west Hull. Hull Crown Court heard how Peacham, of Onyx...

 

SAM CURTIS: Out come the glue, fur and felt for World Book Day preparations

Sticky-back tape, glue, feathers, tissue paper, cardboard, egg boxes, felt, fur fabric, empty plastic bottles and a sewing machine. Head into the loft or raid the charity shops. Go forth and seek these basic items out. And find a few more bits and...

 
Police hunting thieves who stole two mobility scooters from retirement home

Police hunting thieves who stole two mobility scooters from retirement home

POLICE are hunting thieves who sneaked into a retirement complex and fled with two mobility scooters. The two thieves managed to get inside Waveney Court, in Clayton, after following an elderly resident into the complex. One of the mobility scooters...

 
Are the rave reviews of the food at Abbys Wine Bar in Grimsby deserved? Our Pub Grubber finds out

Are the rave reviews of the food at Abbys Wine Bar in Grimsby deserved? Our Pub Grubber finds out

Having recently moved to Grimsby from Newcastle, our latest Pub Grubber's first taste of local food is at Abby's Wine Bar, in Grimsby ... I HAD heard rave reviews about Abbys Wine Bar and Bistro- but would it live up to my expectations? The restaurant...

 

Post-traumatic stress? It doesn’t even exist! Top psychiatrist hits out at doctors who diagnose disorder at...

One of Britain’s most senior doctors has hit out at colleagues who diagnose rape victims and ex-servicemen with post-traumatic stress disorder at the ‘drop of a hat’. Professor Dinesh Bhugra, a former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists,...

Daily Mail, 07:42 in Health
 

Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls for disarmament congress

Turkey's president, Tayyip Erdogan, welcomed the call but cautioned the rebels had failed to deliver on previous pledges. Sirri Sureyya Onder, a lawmaker from parliament's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), read a statement from Ocalan that...

 


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