News archive from 5 March 2013, page 10

Financial Ombudsman Service sees leap in insurance mis-selling cases

Banks have already set aside around 14 billion pounds to compensate customers wrongly sold payment protection insurance (PPI). The policies were supposed to protect borrowers against sickness or redundancy but were often sold to customers who didn't...

Reuters, 01:48 in Business
 

Bracewell out of first Test after cutting his foot clearing up after a house party

New Zealand seamer Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of the first Test against England.Bracewell missed training at Dunedin's University Oval on Tuesday, and did not take a scheduled fitness test on his right foot injury. A New Zealand Cricket...

Daily Mail, 01:49 in Sport
 

England must be wary of the underdogs' bite or they could come unstuck

The challenge for England will be their mindset. After the hype and intensity of their last two Test series against South Africa and India, what is coming up will not feel quite the same. There is a danger that a three-Test series in New Zealand will...

Daily Mail, 01:49 in Sport
 

England look to Finn to deliver 100mph start in first Test with New Zealand

England have not exactly banned the 'A' word but they would be well advised to forget all about the Ashes when they take on those perennial, pesky underdogs New Zealand here at the University Oval tonight.Such is the obsession with cricket's oldest...

Daily Mail, 01:49 in Sport
 

Murray and Strokosch recalled to Scotland squad for crunch clash against Wales

Scotland's interim head coach Scott Johnson has recalled Euan Murray and Alasdair Strokosch to his squad for this Saturday's RBS Six Nations clash with Wales. Murray, the 32-year-old tighthead prop, and Perpignan back-row forward Strokosch, 30, who...

Daily Mail, 01:49 in Sport
 

Mancini concern over Rodwell injury

Roberto Mancini's relief at Manchester City keeping their slim hopes alive of retaining their Barclays Premier League title was tempered by another injury setback to Jack Rodwell. A first half goal from Carlos Tevez was sufficient to earn City a 1-0...

Daily Post, 01:51 in Sport
 

Top judge: May attack 'unfortunate'

The UK's most senior judge has said it was "unfortunate" that Home Secretary Theresa May had attacked judges when discussing human rights and deportation. But Lord Neuberger, president of the Supreme Court, said he would not get into a...

 

BRC reports retail sales increase

Retail sales grew at their fastest rate in more than three years last month despite the horse meat scandal which has rocked many of the big grocers, according to new figures. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said like-for-like February retail sales...

 

UK slips down death rate rankings

Britain has a worse record of premature death from many diseases than a host of other comparable countries, and the gap is widening, experts have warned. Between 1990 and 2010 life expectancy in the UK increased by an average of 4.2 years to 79.9...

 

School achievement 'floor' to rise

Increasing numbers of primary schools could be at risk of being considered under-performing under new Government plans to raise the floor target on achievement. From next year, primaries in England must ensure that at least 65% of their 11-year-old...

 

Warning on hospitals' PFI spending

Hospital spending on private finance schemes is increasing at an alarming rate, a new report suggests. Repayments on private finance initiatives (PFI) has increased by almost £200 million in two years, according to a new report by the Nuffield Trust....

 

Charles savours grandchild prospect

The Prince of Wales has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of bonding with his first grandchild. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child in July. Charles said of becoming a grandfather: "It's a lovely thought and I...

 

CPR technique scrutinised

Several newspapers have today reported on resuscitation techniques after a new study analysed survival rates using the two main approaches. The Daily Telegraph suggested we should “skip the kiss” when giving the kiss of life, while BBC News emphasised...

 

Old wives' tales say the shape of the bump is the key, but the scientific truth is even more surprising:...

No chapter of human life attracts more curiosity and wonder than pregnancy. The moment a woman announces she is expecting, she opens the floodgates to a flurry of speculation, proverbs and theories about babies and birth. But does a "high' bump...

Daily Mail, 01:53 in Health
 

New mums 'are five times more at risk of OCD because they fear harming their child'

Worries about the responsibilities of motherhood are making women more prone to obsessive compulsive disorder.New mothers are up to five times more likely to have the condition than other women. More than one in 10 of those who have recently given...

Daily Mail, 01:53 in Health
 


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