News archive from 9 August 2014, page 1

Punters back Froch in Tumble show

Boxer Carl Froch has seen his odds slashed for BBC1's new celebrity gymnastic show Tumble ahead of its launch today as viewers predict he could be a big-hitter. Bookmaker William Hill said half of all the money staked on the show has been for a win by...

 

Call for laughing gas awareness bid

More must be done to raise awareness of the harmful effects of laughing gas, council leaders have said after it emerged that officials are seizing "hauls" of cannisters from the streets of England and Wales. It is "deeply...

 

Packham speaks out for hen harriers

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is leading a protest against the illegal killing of hen harriers ahead of the start of the grouse shooting season. Packham said the event to mark the first national "Hen Harrier Day" would send out...

 

Police name e-cigarette death man

A man who died after his e-cigarette exploded and set fire to oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using has been named by police. David Thomson, 62, was found dead in the living room of a property on Penkett Road in Wallasey, Merseyside....

 

Study may help victims of stroke

Stem cell treatment could help stroke victims survive serious brain damage, the first human trial of its kind has suggested. The pilot study, conducted by doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and scientists at Imperial College London, saw...

 

Britain braced for Bertha backlash

Heavy rain left parts of the country affected by flash flooding, with further wet and windy weather expected for tomorrow when the remnants of Hurricane Bertha are expected to hit the UK. Forecasters said that currently, southern parts of the country...

 

Train passengers face line closures

Train passengers will today have to contend with the first of three August weekend part-closures of a key London to Scotland rail route. Work on an £81 million improvement plan at Watford in Hertfordshire means that the West Coast line will be closed...

 

Cyclists set to take over London

A festival of cycling will see tens of thousands of people take to eight miles of traffic-free streets in the capital this weekend, while hundreds more will attempt a world record for the largest bicycle bell ensemble. The Prudential RideLondon event...

 

Flash flooding hits Five Towns district

People have been forced to evacuate their homes due to flash flooding tonight (Friday). Xscape entertainment complex, Castleford town centre, Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice and Castleford Tigers Mend-a-hose Jungle have all been affected....

 

Flash flooding hits Five Towns district

People have been forced to evacuate their homes due to flash flooding tonight (Friday). Xscape entertainment complex, Castleford town centre, Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice and Castleford Tigers Mend-a-hose Jungle have all been affected....

 

Punters back Froch in Tumble show

Boxer Carl Froch has seen his odds slashed for BBC1's new celebrity gymnastic show Tumble ahead of its launch today as viewers predict he could be a big-hitter. Bookmaker William Hill said half of all the money staked on the show has been for a win by...

 

GM ignition switch fund gets 63 death case claims - AP

Feinberg, who started taking claims from Aug. 1 and will continue until Dec. 31, will determine the number of claims eligible for payments and the final payouts. Biros was not immediately available to comment. GM earlier this year recalled 2.6 million...

Reuters, 00:48 in Business
 
Bombs and bloodshed return to Gaza

Bombs and bloodshed return to Gaza

ISRAEL launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip yesterday in response to Palestinian

Scotsman, 00:55 in Politics
 
Reforms to lift Italy out of economic crisis begin

Reforms to lift Italy out of economic crisis begin

ITALY'S Senate has passed a first reading of a hotly contested constitutional reform bill, drawing a line under a parliamentary battle that has absorbed government attention as pressure grows for faster action on the economic crisis. The bill, aimed...

 
Isle motorists warned to watch for flooding

Isle motorists warned to watch for flooding

There are floods on some minor roads across the Isle and North Lincolnshire, following stormy weather. Westgate Road at Belton is one affected area and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is warning motorists throughout the region to take care. There...

 


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