News archive from 4 March 2013, page 7

Twenty-year wait for saints to march back in

FOR the last two decades Pat Gavan's impressive collection of rare religious artefacts have been gathering dust in his garage. The grandfather spends a fortune on heating bills to keep the marble and granite collection of 13 life sized statues of...

 

Dedicated officer gets reward for her services to community

A WARRANT officer who dedicates free time to helping members of the RAF Leeming community has been announced as this year's winner of a prestigious award. Acting Warrant Officer Donna Trenholme was nominated for the Wing Commander Bye Sword, for her...

 

Phew! Privately owned SpaceX makes delivery of supplies to space station after losing control of capsule...

After nearly losing control of their space capsule, private outer space shipping firm SpaceX overcame mechanical difficulties and delivered over a ton of supplies to the eager inhabitants of the International Space Station.To NASA's relief, when the...

 
Miriam Makeba's birthday commemorated in Google doodle

Miriam Makeba's birthday commemorated in Google doodle

The Miram Makeba Google doodle Photograph: Google The birthday of Miriam Makeba, the late singer and civil rights campaigner, has been commemorated with a Google doodle. Makeba was born in Johannesburg on 4 March, 1932. In 1960, the South African...

 

Scans find autistic brain changes

“A foolproof test for autism in adults and children is “a major step” closer,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The newspaper says that the new brain scan “can detect the condition with almost 100 per cent accuracy”. The news is based on research...

 

Ronaldo touches down in Manchester ahead of his epic return to Old Trafford for Tuesday's Champions League...

Cristiano Ronaldo and the Galacticos of Real Madrid touched down in Manchester on Sunday night ahead of their crunch Champions League second-leg tie with Manchester United.The former United star, who will play at Old Trafford for the first time since...

Daily Mail, 01:23 in Sport
 

Venky's chauffeur died before the end of Blackburn's match with Peterborough

The chauffeur who drove Blackburn co-owner Balaji Rao to Ewood Park on Saturday collapsed and died before the end of the game against Peterborough.The local man in his 40s, who has driven for Indian owners Venky's on their visits to the UK since they...

Daily Mail, 01:23 in Sport
 

Foster: Capello was too strict as England boss - Hodgson's one of the main reasons I'm back

Ben Foster has criticised Fabio Capello's England regime, claiming the Italian's reign was too strict.The West Bromwich goalkeeper announced his international return last week, and is set for an instant recall for the World Cup qualifiers against...

Daily Mail, 01:23 in Sport
 

Capital leading home prices higher

House prices saw a national uplift for the first time in nine months in February - but three-quarters of the rises recorded were in London and the South East - property analyst Hometrack says. Prices increased by 0.1% month-on-month across England and...

 

Warning amid flood and drought data

Flooding hit parts of England and Wales one in every five days last year, the Environment Agency said as it warned of the need to prepare for future extreme weather. But one in four days were spent in drought, with hosepipe bans imposed for 20 million...

 

Police right-to-strike results due

The result of a historic vote by police officers on whether to seek the right to take industrial action are set to be revealed. The outcome could set the coalition Government on a collision course with rank and file policemen and women across England...

 

GPS plan for prolific offenders

Prolific thieves and burglars could be subject to GPS satellite tracking under plans to be unveiled by the Government. Under the proposals, new GPS electronic tags would be used to monitor the movements of offenders far more closely than at present....

 

Infant born with HIV 'is cured'

Scientists say a baby born with the Aids virus appears to have been cured thanks to faster and stronger treatment than is usual for newborns. Scientists at a major Aids meeting say the Mississippi child is now two and a half, and has been off HIV...

 

Capital leading home prices higher

House prices saw a national uplift for the first time in nine months in February - but three-quarters of the rises recorded were in London and the South East - property analyst Hometrack says. Prices increased by 0.1% month-on-month across England and...

 

'Record growth' in job vacancies

The jobs market showed record growth last month, with every region of the UK showing an increase in vacancies, according to a new report. Employment group Reed said there was a 12% rise in February in posts advertised on its jobs website, which...

 


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