News archive from 2 October 2015

How your HEIGHT could predict your risk of cancer: Chance of developing the disease jumps a THIRD for every extra 10cm

How your HEIGHT could predict your risk of cancer: Chance of developing the disease jumps a THIRD for every...

Tall people are at greater risk of getting cancer, according to a new study. Being just four inches taller than average could increase the chance of some cancers by up to 30 per cent, say researchers. For each extra 10cm (3.9in), a women’s overall...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health

Cost of flatsharing in UK's priciest towns rises by 30% in three years

The cost of flatsharing in some of the UK’s most expensive towns and cities has soared by nearly 30% in the past three years, with tenants in five cities now paying more than £500 a month to rent a room in a shared house. Flatshares are still a...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business

UK apprenticeships plan attacked by key employer groups

The government’s plan to charge a new levy on businesses to help reach ambitious apprenticeship targets is facing resistance from big employer groups who warn ministers not to sacrifice quality of training. Chancellor George Osborne announced the levy...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
RR Donnelley Flaxby phone directory printers set to close

RR Donnelley Flaxby phone directory printers set to close

Image copyright Getty Images A factory that prints telephone directories is set to close, with the loss of 200 jobs. Printing business RR Donnelley, in Flaxby, North Yorkshire, has produced books including the Yellow Pages for the United Kingdom and...

BBC, 00:04 in Regional
Scotland and Catalonia compared: economy | politics | history

Scotland and Catalonia compared: economy | politics | history

LINKED by strong independence movements and similar politics, how much alike are Scotland and Catalonia? This week , pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia swept to victory in regional elections securing a majority in the Catalan...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics

Trial of PNG men accused of Reza Barati murder to reopen with more evidence

The trial of two Papua New Guinean men accused of murdering asylum-seeker Reza Barati in the Manus Island detention centre last year has been reopened so they can call more witnesses. The trial of detention centre workers Joshua Kaluvia and Louie Efi...


Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott can give Arsenal's attack a shot in the arm

Arsenal's attacking players had been rightly criticised prior to their impressive 5-2 win away to Leicester City. Before that game the Gunners had managed to score just five times in the first six Premier League games, so what changed last weekend?...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport

Arsenal close to reaching transfer agreement with Andriy Yarmolenko, say reports

Andriy Yarmolenko has an important offer to join Arsenal and is close to reaching an agreement with Arsene Wenger’s side, according to reports. The Ukrainian, who currently plays for Dynamo Kyiv, has been linked with a move to Barcelona, who are...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport

Manchester United set sights on Hakan Calhanoglu transfer - report

Manchester United have set their sights on signing Hakan Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen, according to reports. Calhanoglu was strongly linked with United in the closing stages of the summer transfer window, with the Red Devils said to be huge...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport

Johanna Konta suffers battling defeat to Venus Williams in Wuhan Open quarter-finals

Williams won the final four games to dig herself out of a hole and prevail 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a match which took two hours and 40 minutes. Konta, who stunned world No2 Simona Halep on Wednesday, was serving for the match with a 5-3 lead in the final...


Australia postpone tour of Bangladesh due to security concerns

The team was originally scheduled to depart on Monday for the two-test series but was told to stay back after the Australian government warned of potential security risks from militants in the Asian nation. Cricket Australia sent a security delegation...


Jenson Button ends retirement rumours by staying with McLaren for 2016 season

Button said he was confident the Honda-powered team would overcome its "current difficulties" to achieve great successes in the future. "That gives me great confidence and it is for that reason that, together, [team chief Ron Dennis]...


'We have become numb to this' Obama calls for gun control measures after Oregon shooting

Speaking after a gunman shot 13 people dead in Roseburg, Oregon, Mr Obama said: "I ask the American people to get our government to change these laws and save lives." The suspect, a 20-year-old male, reportedly instructed pupils to stand up...

Profits snowball at sweet maker Lees Foods

Profits snowball at sweet maker Lees Foods

Snowball and macaroon bar maker Lees Foods has reported some tasty full-year figures as a multi-million pound investment at its Coatbridge plant lifted margins. The iconic Scots confectionery firm, which also owns the Waverley Bakery business, said...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
Motion doubles size of HQ after £600k investment

Motion doubles size of HQ after £600k investment

Motion Software has targeted further growth after a six-figure investment package allowed the firm to double the size of its Aberdeen headquarters. The company, which provides software and hardware for the oil and gas industry, has bought the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business

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