News archive from 2 November 2014, page 6

SHOOT! Hero's WW1 football worth £15k

SHOOT! Hero's WW1 football worth £15k

The leather ball belonged to Sergeant Frank Edwards, who hid it from his commanding offi cer by stuffi ng it up his tunic. He booted the ball into No Man's Land where the men from the London Irish Rifles fanned out like a line of forwards and passed...

 
No ebola vaccine for Brit troops in Sierra Leone

No ebola vaccine for Brit troops in Sierra Leone

Nearly 250 soldiers serving in the disease-ravaged country have been warned the mission will be the most dangerous they are ever likely to undertake. Two vaccines are currently undergoing trials in Switzerland and Mali, developed by Canadian and...

 
Olympic legacy? Lord Coe backs plans to bulldoze stadium

Olympic legacy? Lord Coe backs plans to bulldoze stadium

The former Olympic champ has been accused of going back on his promise that London 2012 would create a “sporting legacy”. The double gold medallist, who set two UK records at the south London track, is the £2million-a-year executive chairman of CSM...

 
SAS heroes march into Civvy St

SAS heroes march into Civvy St

More than 50 soldiers have quit the Who Dares Wins regiment in the past two years. That is more than double the usual number. Many of those leaving claim the demanding and dan- gerous workload, poor Army salaries and low morale have led to the...

 
Welcome to ’HOGWARDS! Animal sanctuary issues alert over hedgehogs nesting in bonfires

Welcome to ’HOGWARDS! Animal sanctuary issues alert over hedgehogs nesting in bonfires

Animal-loving couple John and Tonia Garner care for the sick and injured creatures at their sanctuary in Norfolk. Tonia, 50, who runs the “Hogpital” Ward, said the animals are in danger because they like to set up house in bonfires before they are set...

 
EXCLUSIVE: Mum’s the word for lucky Sam Smith! Kate's £800k payout set up star for life

EXCLUSIVE: Mum’s the word for lucky Sam Smith! Kate's £800k payout set up star for life

Kate Cassidy was axed from her £500,000 City job with a currency broker in 2008 when Sam was 15. The 49-year-old was fired because her bosses felt she was devoting too much time to her son's ambitions of becoming a chart topper. But she fought for...

 
Dr Jean Turner: GPs struggle with conveyer belt

Dr Jean Turner: GPs struggle with conveyer belt

THE Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland's report reflects a very fair assessment of the current state of GP services and the amount of pressure on them: there is no doubt patient safety will be compromised if the Scottish Government does...

Scotsman, 01:17 in Health
 

Karakontie lands Breeders' Cup Mile to ensure Europe don't leave empty handed

French-trained Karakontie prevented a first blank for Europe at the Breeders’ Cup since 2007 when landing the $2million Mile at Santa Anita in California. But there was agony for Jamie Osborne’s Toast Of New York, who was just touched by Bayern when...

Daily Mail, 01:19 in Sport
 

Harry Redknapp bemoans 'soft' penalty after struggling QPR are denied precious point at Chelsea

QPR manager Harry Redknapp fumed at what he thought was a ‘soft’ penalty for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard scored from the spot to secure a 2-1 victory, after being knocked off the ball by Eduardo Vargas, as he burst into the box. Although...

Daily Mail, 01:19 in Sport
 
Scottish MP’s quest to end modern slavery

Scottish MP’s quest to end modern slavery

BIG businesses will have to sign up to an ethical agreement promising to eradicate slavery from their supply chains under a new clause put up by a Scots MP as part of the Modern Slavery Bill, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Companies with a global...

 

Richard Branson: Crash won’t halt flights to space

SIR Richard Branson has vowed to continue efforts to put commercial travellers into space following a test-flight crash which left one pilot dead and another seriously injured. The Virgin Galactic boss said space was “hard but worth it” after the...

 
UN Ebola patient being treated in French hospital

UN Ebola patient being treated in French hospital

France is treating a United Nations employee who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, the health ministry said on Sunday. “This person, who worked in Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola, has undergone a secure medical evacuation by specialised...

Guardian, 01:24 in Health
 
Why is Tim Cook of Apple the only major gay US CEO?

Why is Tim Cook of Apple the only major gay US CEO?

It's pretty startling that among the chief executives of the 500 biggest US companies only one, Tim Cook of Apple, is openly gay. His declaration this week this week that he is "proud to be gay" was hailed as an important moment for the gay...

BBC, 01:24 in Business
 
Sherrie Hewson: 'Lynda Bellingham's death taught me you have to seize the day'

Sherrie Hewson: 'Lynda Bellingham's death taught me you have to seize the day'

Sherrie Hewson says she has been inspired to live life "to the fullest" by the death of her friend Lynda Bellingham. Sherrie, who is preparing to star in Aladdin at Hull New Theatre, appeared regularly with Lynda on the ITV lunchtime panel...

 
Rival military men claim control of Burkina Faso

Rival military men claim control of Burkina Faso

THE landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso was gripped by a power struggle yesterday after two rival

 


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