News archive from 8 October 2015, page 9

How YOU can live till you're 150: JANE FRYER meets the eccentric scientist who thinks he's found the secret. Just one problem: you'll have to give up sex! 

How YOU can live till you're 150: JANE FRYER meets the eccentric scientist who thinks he's found the...

The sprightly fellow sitting opposite me reckons he has, at the very least, 114 years left to live — more than 130 if things really go to plan. 'I'm not actually planning on dying at all,' he explains. 'But you have to pin your life expectancy to...

 

Bank of England expected to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%

The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold today amid mounting concern over a slowdown in the economy. Rates have remained unchanged at 0.5% for more than six years and are now not expected to rise until 2016 after reports...

 

BBC launches defence of popular programming like The Voice

The BBC has launched a defence of popular programming like The Voice, saying that licence fee payers expect the BBC to "deliver entertainment". In "an evidence-based response" to Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's green paper on...

 

American VW dealers running out of cars to sell as emissions scandal deepens

Volkswagen dealers across the United States face not having any new diesel-powered cars to sell as the scandal engulfing Europe’s largest car maker deepens. VW on Wednesday withdrew applications to the Environmental Protection Agency for emissions...

Guardian, 03:21 in Business
 
Bus firm gives passengers a good start to the day

Bus firm gives passengers a good start to the day

Bus company employees will be giving passengers the perfect start to the day as part of a national campaign. Stagecoach North East employees in Hartlepool are taking part in this year’s National Customer Service Week this week. Activities taking place...

 

Benefits of antiviral drugs for flu patients 'relatively small'

Antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu offer little benefit for many flu patients, a review has concluded. While most patients do not need the drug, more research is also needed on their use in pandemics, experts said. Guidance states antiviral drugs should...

 
Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson: I turned down England job twice

Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson: I turned down England job twice

The Manchester United legend, and most successful manager in English football history, reckons being boss of the Three Lions is near impossible and blames the fans' unrealistic expectations. Ferguson says he was asked to become the England chief on...

Daily Star, 03:45 in Sport
 
Victorian hot air balloon aerial images auctioned

Victorian hot air balloon aerial images auctioned

Image copyright Dominic Winter Auctioneers Dozens of aerial images of England in the 1800s, said to be among oldest surviving examples, are being offered for sale. The magic lantern slides were once owned by hot air balloonist and photographer Cecil...

BBC, 04:00 in Regional
 
AMBER PEAT: Family say officer ‘deserved to be fired’

AMBER PEAT: Family say officer ‘deserved to be fired’

The family of Amber Peat has told Chad that the police officer who texted details about her death before they were made public deserved to get the sack. PC Samantha Goodwin was dismissed from Nottinghamshire Police today following a misconduct hearing...

 

Hillary Clinton plans sweeping reforms to curb the 'abuses of Wall Street'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is planning sweeping reforms to curb the “abuses of Wall Street”, proposing everything from raising the fines that can be levied by regulators to requiring executives to bear some of those costs. The...

 

Rupert Murdoch implies Obama is not 'real black president' in tweet praising Ben Carson

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has suggested that Barack Obama was not a “real black” president in a tweet praising Republican candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday night. Murdoch, who has repeatedly praised Carson in recent months, tweeted: “Ben and Candy...

 

Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for kids

Related: Multiculturalism in Australian football: nine big names – in pictures For 25 years, the Northern Territory’s Hermannsburg potters have produced unique clay and terracotta pots. The new exhibition Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for...

 

Mother 'shaved son's head then paraded him around shop in tutu as punishment'

The 10-year-old was also found wearing women's boots and underwear when police arrived at the shop, according to reports. His head was shaved "in an unusual manner, bald on top with a patch of wig on the front of his head", police said. His...

 

Victoria police will guard mosques after warnings about rightwing protests

Victoria police will step up security around mosques and have advised worshippers to give notice of any community events at the weekend, amid warnings they will be targeted for protests by rightwing groups. Fringe groups including the United Patriots...

 
One-fingered Japanese climber abandons Everest bid again

One-fingered Japanese climber abandons Everest bid again

Image copyright AP A Japanese climber with only one finger has again abandoned his bid to be the first person to climb Mount Everest since an earthquake hit Nepal in April. Last month, Nobukazu Kuriki abandoned an earlier attempt to summit after...

BBC, 04:15 in World News
 


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