News archive from 7 August 2015, page 8

Where are the world's ants? First ever map detailing 15,000 species launched

The world’s first ever ant map showing the distribution of the tiny industrious creatures around the globe was launched on Thursday by the University of Hong Kong in a bid to shed more light on the insect world. The colourful interactive online map...

 

'Ashes disgrace', RIP cricket and a nudie run: how Australia's media reacted

First, the good news: cricket fans around Australia would have enjoyed a full night’s sleep on Thursday, following their side’s day-one capitulation in the fourth Ashes Test in Trent Bridge. All out by lunch for a measly 60 was the dire first innings...

Guardian, 02:49 in Sport
 

Bledisloe Cup preview: Wallabies' Pocock/Hooper experiment could flop

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika’s decision to start both specialist openside flankers David Pocock and Michael Hooper against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup/Rugby Championship Test on Saturday could misfire. Clearly, picking Pocock at No.8 and...

Guardian, 02:49 in Sport
 
Police appeal after break-in at Kedleston Hall

Police appeal after break-in at Kedleston Hall

Police are appealing for information after the visitor centre at Kedleston Hall was broken into. Sometime between 5pm on Thursday, July 30 and 9.45am on Friday, July 31, offenders forced a rear ground floor window to gain entry to the visitor centre...

 
Fish pasty wins Latimers Seafood Deli top award

Fish pasty wins Latimers Seafood Deli top award

A secret recipe has scooped a Whitburn fishmonger a tasty award Latimers Seafood Deli and Cafe has received a Great Taste Award for its smoked haddock, leek and potatoes pasties. Receiving the coveted blind-tasted food award from the Guild of fine...

 
EE recalling Power Bars after portable charger explodes

EE recalling Power Bars after portable charger explodes

EE, the mobile network behind Orange and T-Mobile is telling customers to return a batch of Power Bar chargers following number of incidents where have overheated and in one one case exploding A medical student in Aberdeen sustained burns on her hand...

 
Kim has a ‘blast’ of a good time

Kim has a ‘blast’ of a good time

Kim Siddons had a "blast' when she revisited Hanson Cement's Grange Top quarry in Ketton. Kim from Deeping, won her prize at a recent open day held at Ketton cement plant. Alongside her husband Michael and sons Charlie 9 and Daniel 17, Kim set...

 

Lung cancer drug delay slammed as nivolumab is pulled from early access scheme

A delay in access to a game-changing immunotherapy drug that has been shown to double the life expectancy of some patients with lung cancer has been described as a "disgrace". Paula Chadwick, chief executive of Roy Castle Lung Cancer...

 
£3m Kids Company donor pulled out amid abuse claims

£3m Kids Company donor pulled out amid abuse claims

A DONOR who had pledged £3 million to Kids Company pulled out as soon as they learned of allegations of abuse and sexual offences related to the leading children's charity, its founder has said. Kids Company closed its doors on Wednesday evening after...

Scotsman, 03:05 in Hot News
 
Household savings rise sixfold over past 40 years

Household savings rise sixfold over past 40 years

The overall value of household savings has risen sixfold in real terms in the past 40 years, a report has claimed. An analysis of household savings habits in the years since 1975 found a “dramatic shift” in the ways people save, moving from cash...

Scotsman, 03:05 in Hot News
 
Pre-nup agreements for pets becoming necessity

Pre-nup agreements for pets becoming necessity

IT IS a highly emotional issue which has been a major point of contention between many a separating couple. But now, almost one in ten people say they have taken out pre-nuptial agreements to decide what will happen to their pets if their relationship...

Scotsman, 03:05 in Hot News
 
Cecil the lion: Why a hunting ban is not the answer

Cecil the lion: Why a hunting ban is not the answer

Three little spots on a cracked smartphone screen show Brent Stapelkamp the last known locations of Jericho the lion. Every two hours his tracking collar pings the satellite and it's clear on the map that the lion, who was Cecil's buddy, has left the...

BBC, 03:06 in World News
 

Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne names Chelsea star as toughest winger he's ever faced

Hazard enjoyed a scintillating campaign at Stamford Bridge last term, as he scooped the PFA Player of the Year. The Belgian netted 14 goals as he guided the Blues to the Premier League title. When asked who the top winger he has faced in his career,...

 
Asian shares follow Wall Street lower

Asian shares follow Wall Street lower

Asian markets were mostly lower, taking their cue from Wall Street where investors were cautious ahead of key jobs data out later in the day. The July figures could give a strong pointer as to when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates - the...

BBC, 03:08 in Business
 
NHS faced ‘prolonged’ pressure from winter flu

NHS faced ‘prolonged’ pressure from winter flu

SCOTLAND'S health service faced "increased and prolonged pressures from influenza and respiratory illness" last winter with accident and emergency waiting times affected and operations cancelled, a government report said. The NHS was also...

Scotsman, 03:10 in Politics
 


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