News archive from 14 April 2014, page 6

Clegg announces garden cities plan

Up to three new garden cities with at least 15,000 homes each will be built to tackle Britain's chronic housing shortage, Nick Clegg will say today. The Deputy Prime Minister will issue a " call to arms for visionaries" to set out radical...


Voters 'think politicians liars'

Trust in town halls is almost twice as high as in Parliament but most voters believe politicians at all levels in England are liars, research has found. Westminster's reputation is in the doldrums after years of expenses scandals and sleaze claims and...


£7.5bn boost from fuel tax freeze

Halting fuel duty rises will boost the economy by up to £7.5 billion over 20 years, according to the Treasury. The Government has stopped planned increases, including one due to come in this month, which means duty is around 20% lower than it would...


The simple copper levels blood test that tells if those senior moments will turn into Alzheimer's

A simple blood test can help predict whether senior moments of forgetfulness will eventually develop into Alzheimer’s. The test checks for copper levels in the blood, with higher amounts suggesting a greater risk of the disease. Italian researchers...

Daily Mail, 01:55 in Health

Call for public sector revolution

Tragedies like the Mid Staffs scandal could be repeated unless there is a revolution in the way the public sector is run, a Commons committee has warned. MPs found managers are often in denial about criticism of the services they are in charge of and...


Teachers face mental health issues

Teachers are increasingly facing mental health problems due to pressures in their working life, a survey suggests. A new poll reveals that over a third (38%) of school and college staff report a rise in mental health issues among their colleagues over...


Man dies after marathon collapse

A 42-year-old man has died after collapsing at the finish line of the London Marathon, organisers said. The man, who has not been named, was given medical attention immediately after finishing the race, but was pronounced dead at hospital. A...


Oliviers glory for Almeida Theatre

The two men behind the National Theatre's success over the last decade said goodbye to the Southbank with a special award for outstanding achievement at the Olivier Awards - but were upstaged by a small north London venue with just over 300 seats. The...


Blackberry plans Heartbleed patches as mobile threat scrutinized

Researchers last week warned they uncovered Heartbleed, a bug that targets the OpenSSL software commonly used to keep data secure, potentially allowing hackers to steal massive troves of information without leaving a trace. Security experts initially...

Did Blue Arrow make bank fraud untriable?

Did Blue Arrow make bank fraud untriable?

The City has been no stranger to financial scandals over the past two decades - but some think there have been too few prosecutions. Can the reason be traced back to one trial in 1992? The Blue Arrow case went down in history as Britain's most...

BBC, 01:58 in Business
China group buys $6bn Glencore Peru copper mine

China group buys $6bn Glencore Peru copper mine

A Chinese consortium is buying Glencore Xstrata's copper mine in Peru in a $6bn (£3.6bn) all-cash deal, marking one of China's largest mining acquisitions. The consortium is led by MMG Limited and includes China's Citic Metal. The acquisition is...

BBC, 02:19 in Business
In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

For many here, that's a hopeful sight. It means they are edging closer to re-starting two nuclear reactors that have been an economic engine for nearly three decades in a remote coastal town that has few other options. Satsumasendai never felt the...

Seven Dead Babies Found In Cardboard Boxes

Seven Dead Babies Found In Cardboard Boxes

A woman has been arrested after police found seven dead babies stuffed in cardboard boxes at her former home. Megan Huntsman was held after officers were called to her old house near Salt Lake City, Utah. She is said to have given birth to the...

Gainsborough: Fire crews called to deal with shopping trolley fire

Gainsborough: Fire crews called to deal with shopping trolley fire

Firefighters from Gainsborough were called to deal with an incident that involved a shopping trolley filled with a spare tyre and rubbish. The incident occurred on Ashcroft Road in Gainsborough on Sunday, 13th April. Fire crews used one hosereel jet...


The Gods of Wheat Street and Mom: two families, one big difference

Kelton Pell as Odin Freeburn in The Gods of Wheat Street. Photograph: Simon Cardwell If art holds up a mirror to society, then most television dramas are a terrifying circus mirror, freakily reflecting a contorted image of a society comprised entirely...

Guardian, 03:06 in Showbiz

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