News archive from 13 May 2014, page 5

BSkyB viewing European takeover deals with Murdoch

BSkyB viewing European takeover deals with Murdoch

The UK company is 39 per cent owned by Murdoch's 21st Century Fox group, which also owns 57 per cent of Sky Deutschland and all of Sky Italia. A tie-up would create a £22billion pay-TV giant with more than 17 million subscribers. BSkyB said it had...

 
MARKET REPORT: Investors enamoured with China's metal miners

MARKET REPORT: Investors enamoured with China's metal miners

Gains across the heavyweight sector brought the FTSE 100 Index, up 37.18 points to 6851.75, within sight of its highest close since the dotcom boom at the end of 1999. Rio Tinto, 151½p stronger at 3340p, topped the blue chip gainers board, while BHP...

 
Inmarsat launches plan for free service to track aircraft

Inmarsat launches plan for free service to track aircraft

The company has proposed a free global airline tracking system to prevent a repetition of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of MH370 in March. Inmarsat wants to provide the service for all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft currently in...

 

Trailer: Broadchurch remake Gracepoint promises 'different ending'

David Tennant in Gracepoint. Photograph: /FOX Fox has released a trailer-cum-behind-the-scenes-promo for Gracepoint, its remake of the acclaimed British thriller Broadchurch, which follows two detectives as they investigate the murder of a local boy....

Guardian, 02:05 in Showbiz
 

The medical experts who refuse to use low-energy lightbulbs in their homes: Professors have stocked up on...

7 View comments Warnings: Professor John Marshall (top) and Professor John Hawk How would you view a man who's stockpiled a lifetime supply of old-fashioned lightbulbs because he believes low-energy bulbs could lead to blindness? You might well...

Daily Mail, 02:08 in Health
 

Better sleep and milder hangovers! Believe it or not, some things do improve with age

Turning 50 is when we start to worry about our health declining, according to a recent survey. But it's not all downhill from now on - there are some things about your body that actually get better as it ages. Your teeth will be less painfulIf you've...

Daily Mail, 02:08 in Health
 

Why a tight belt can lead to sore knees as it changes the way stomach muscles work

Tightening your belt could lead to back and knee problems. That's the suggestion from Korean research. In a study involving 12 healthy men, the researchers found that a tighter belt (reducing their waist size by 10 per cent) changed the way the men...

Daily Mail, 02:08 in Health
 

ME AND MY OPERATION: Forty-minute wonder op gets damaged lungs working again

Thousands of Britons have breathing difficulties due to emphysema, but a new procedure could help them. Richard Kerswill, 53, a retired school caretaker who lives near Aylesbury in Bucks, took part in a trial of the treatment, as he tells CAROL...

Daily Mail, 02:08 in Health
 

'I never weigh myself - I go on how tight my jeans are': Darcey Bussell under the microscope

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, 45, answers our health quiz. Can you run up the stairs? I can, and try to do so on Tube escalators, too. Since finishing my professional dancing career, I've been conscious of not letting myself go. I walk...

Daily Mail, 02:08 in Health
 

ASK THE DOCTOR: I'm healthy so why's my blood pressure high?

= Every week Dr Martin Scurr, a top GP, answers your questions Can you explain why I have high blood pressure? I am 66, a size ten, don't smoke, rarely drink and exercise regularly. I take 4mg of perindopril, but it isn't effective enough. However,...

Daily Mail, 02:08 in Health
 

Sitting in a special diver's tank may ward off diabetes risk

Short sessions in a special diving chamber may help to reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Early research suggests the treatment can dramatically boost the body's sensitivity to insulin - the hormone that helps mop up sugar from the blood and...

Daily Mail, 02:08 in Health
 
Clamping down on noise nuisance

Clamping down on noise nuisance

As part of Noise Action Week (May 19 to 24) North Lincolnshire Council is raising awareness of how noise nuisance can impact on peoples' health and well-being in their homes. The council is encouraging residents to be good neighbours and think about...

 
Paul Walker Crash: Driver's Wife Sues Porsche

Paul Walker Crash: Driver's Wife Sues Porsche

The wife of the man who was driving the car that crashed killing actor Paul Walker is suing Porsche claiming it designed a faulty vehicle. Roger Rodas and the Fast & Furious star were killed in the high-speed accident in Santa Clarita, California,...

 

Bouygues should explore alternative telecoms tie-up: French minister

(Reporting by Catherine Lagrange; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Andrew Callus)

 
Accusations of profiteering from cash-strapped customers hit Centrica

Accusations of profiteering from cash-strapped customers hit Centrica

Consumer groups and MPs have accused Centrica and the other “big six” energy companies of making huge profits while failing to cut bills when wholesale gas and power prices fall. Outside the meeting in Westminster protesters demonstrated over issues...

 


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