News archive from 14 March 2013, page 6

'Rags to riches' man in royal link

Genealogists have discovered a distant "rags to riches" Irish cousin of Prince William on a unique 19th century document dedicated to an English lord. The artefact - known as the Morpeth Roll - contains the signatures of more than 160,000...

 

Welsh boxer Lee Selby signs with Matchroom

BOXING: Welshman Lee Selby yesterday became the latest boxer to agree a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing. The British and Commonwealth featherweight champion, who has won all but one of his 15 fights, follows in the footsteps of Matchroom's...

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How Apple and Google's fortunes are linked

How Apple and Google's fortunes are linked

Seismic shifts are taking place in how investors view two of the biggest names in technology. Apple, which until a few months ago was the star of Wall Street on the back of the massive sales success of its iPhones and iPads, has seen a significant...

 

Pets at risk from 'deadly diets'

More than 18 million pets are at risk of early death because of poor diets which often include takeaways, crisps and cakes, according to a report. Unprecedented numbers of dogs, cats and rabbits are fed "potentially life-threatening" meals...

 

'Rags to riches' man in royal link

Genealogists have discovered a distant "rags to riches" Irish cousin of Prince William on a unique 19th century document dedicated to an English lord. The artefact - known as the Morpeth Roll - contains the signatures of more than 160,000...

 
New world as Vatican elects first pope from the Americas

New world as Vatican elects first pope from the Americas

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina, was tonight named as the new pope. Cardinal Bergoglio, who is regarded as a surprise choice, will be known as Pope Francis, according to reports. His dramatic election was signalled when white smoke...

 

Rent rises 'push families to edge'

Tenants are resorting to "drastic" measures such as using payday loans and dipping into their children's savings just to hang on to their homes, a charity has warned. Shelter is calling for greater stability to be built into tenancy...

 

Huge rise in on-the-spot fines

The number of on-the-spot fines issued by public authorities each year has seen a 16-fold increase in the last decade, campaigners revealed. The number of fixed penalty notices issued by police, local authorities and schools has risen to 226,640 in...

 

Cook caught out

England lost captain Alastair Cook in the first hour after being put in at the start of the second Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve. Cook, a little embarrassed perhaps to be described by his opposite number Brendon McCullum as a...

Daily Post, 00:14 in Sport
 

Rent rises 'push families to edge'

Tenants are resorting to "drastic" measures such as using payday loans and dipping into their children's savings just to hang on to their homes, a charity has warned. Shelter is calling for greater stability to be built into tenancy...

 

Pets at risk from 'deadly diets'

More than 18 million pets are at risk of early death because of poor diets which often include takeaways, crisps and cakes, according to a report. Unprecedented numbers of dogs, cats and rabbits are fed "potentially life-threatening" meals...

 

Youth jail 'should be last resort'

Young criminals with only "minor" offences to their name should be given a clean sheet at the age of 18 years old, a report by an influential group of MPs says. The law should be changed to ensure only the most serious and prolific young...

 
Resort to
unveil its
plans for
rock wall
defences

Resort to
unveil its
plans for
rock wall
defences

THE latest plans for a £16m scheme to defend Scarborough's coastline for the next 100 years is being unveiled to the public at an exhibition next week. It will show how the council plans to prevent wave overtopping at the Spa and secure the stability...

 

Pets at risk from 'deadly diets'

More than 18 million pets are at risk of early death because of poor diets which often include takeaways, crisps and cakes, according to a report. Unprecedented numbers of dogs, cats and rabbits are fed "potentially life-threatening" meals...

 

Video: From Hull to Oz, warts and all

It stopped people in their tracks before hopping off with a string of plaudits. But now a Hull arts project has spawned a successor – 10,000 miles Down Under. Larkin with Toads, the main event in celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the poet’s...

 


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