News archive from 1 August 2015, page 10

Terrorists 'could HIJACK hospital equipment and pump LETHAL doses of drugs into patients'

Doctors have been told to stop using Hospira's Symbiq blood infusion system because cyber attackers could remotely control it by exploiting poorly-secured public networks. A would-be hacker could then potentially change the dose - pumping deadly...


Heart disease is Lincolnshire's biggest killer - thank goodness we have the country's best doctors

Heart health in Lincolnshire is not good. Coronary heart disease is officially the most likely ailment to afflict those people under 75 in this county. Fortunately, Lincolnshire boasts one of the finest heart units in the NHS nationwide. Caroline...


Arsenal striker target deals Arsene Wenger major transfer blow

Lewandowski has been touted as a potential striker alternative if Wenger fails to sign Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. And it had been reported that the club were ready to make a £35million offer to secure his services. However, the Poland international...


Blackbushe Airport crashed jet 'belonged to bin Laden family'

A plane that crashed in Hampshire killing four people is believed to have belonged to Osama bin Laden's family. The Saudi Arabia-registered Embraer Phenom 300 private jet crashed at Blackbushe Airport, Yateley, on Friday. The plane is reported to have...

BBC, 05:29 in Regional
Duncan Ferguson: The moment I knew Rooney would be a knockout for Everton FC

Duncan Ferguson: The moment I knew Rooney would be a knockout for Everton FC

Duncan Ferguson has recalled the first time he knew Wayne Rooney was going to be a football heavyweight - when they sparred in the boxing ring. Everton will honour Big Dunc on Sunday by playing host to his testimonial match at Goodison. Rooney, who...

Daily Post, 05:34 in Sport

LOOK: The best Liverpool FC pictures from pre-season

It's been a busy month for the Liverpool players since they returned to training on July 1. Not only have the Reds have seen their passports stamped in Thailand, Australia and Malaysia but there's also been plenty of new faces, on and off the pitch....

Daily Post, 05:34 in Sport

PC Doyle killer Andrew Taylor asked if someone had got him "a charlie" before fatal night out

PC Neil Doyle killer Andrew Taylor asked if someone had got him “a Charlie” before venturing out on the fateful Christmas night out, it can now be reported. Football agent Taylor was in text message contact with Christopher Spendlove as he travelled...


'Fat tax' to be imposed on 30 inch coffin cremations

A cremation ‘fat tax’ is being introduced in Liverpool for people needing coffins more than 30 inches wide. Families will pay £200 extra for coffins in excess of 30 inches - to help meet the cost of the new cremators to accommodate larger people....


WATCH: Mum cowers away from knifeman holding baby

This shocking footage shows a terrified mother cradling her six-month old baby girl from an armed knife robber. The robbery Menish Food & Wine store, King Street, Wallasey happened at 9.10pm on Thursday. According to reports, the man had been...


From the archive, 1 August 1998: Landmine ban has ‘loophole’

George Robertson, the Defence Secretary, yesterday announced an immediate and total ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines by British forces as the Government ratified an international convention outlawing the indiscriminate weapon estimated to...

Charities warned over fundraising 'harassment'

Charities warned over fundraising 'harassment'

Charities could face criminal sanctions unless they stop aggressive fundraising tactics, their regulator has warned. William Shawcross, Charity Commission chairman, told the Times that the watchdog should oversee practices such as street fundraising -...

BBC, 05:48 in World News

China's large manufacturers stall as demand weakens at home and abroad

Growth at China’s big manufacturers unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump....

National Eisteddfod 2015 - first day highlights

National Eisteddfod 2015 - first day highlights

The 2015 National Eisteddfod was officially declared open last night just before the musical production Gwydion in the main pavilion. Competitions get underway this morning with the Brass Bands being a feature of the day in the pink pavilion. The...

Anglesey £5m 'super schools' plan takes a major step forward

Anglesey £5m 'super schools' plan takes a major step forward

Plans to close six Anglesey primaries and replace them with two new “super schools” took a major step forward this week. A formal planning application has now been submitted to build a £5 million area school called Ysgol y Llanau in Llanfaethlu for...


Northern Territory statehood push is 'a distraction', Indigenous leader says

The push for statehood in the Northern Territory is a damaging distraction from the larger question of constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the head of the Northern Land Council has said. Joe Morrison, the NLC’s...


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