News archive from 15 August 2013, page 14

Google cameras set to make a splash

Armchair explorers around the world will be able to view Britain's historic waterways through technology which captures images of hard-to-reach places. While Google Street View allows people to see images of roads worldwide on Google Maps, the...

 

Gardening tops pensioner hobby list

Pottering around the garden is a pensioner's favourite past time, according to a poll. Thirty eight per cent of those over 65 said that gardening is the activity that gives them the most pleasure in life. Going for walks is favoured by 28% of those...

 

School costs 'stretching families'

Families on the poverty line are expected to spend up to two fifths of their August income on back-to-school costs as schools make punishing demands on parents, according to a charity. The average annual cost, including uniforms, coats, bags and...

 

U.S. asks Mexico to detain freed drug lord so can be extradited

Caro Quintero, one of the infamous godfathers of Mexican drug trafficking, was freed last week from the Puente Grande prison after serving nearly three decades of a 40-year sentence for ordering the 1985 murder of undercover Drug Enforcement...

 

Dyslexia could one day be diagnosed with a brain scan BEFORE a child is even old enough to read

Dyslexia could be diagnosed using a brain scan before a child is even old enough to read, according to a new study. Currently, dyslexia is usually diagnosed when children are about six or seven-years-old, by which time they may already have fallen...

Daily Mail, 01:16 in Health
 

Woman who suffered SIX miscarriages in 14 years finally has a baby girl - who's defied the odds to be...

A woman who suffered six miscarriages in 14 years has spoken of her joy of finally becoming a mother. Kim Cruickshanks, 32, gave birth to Daisy four months early and was warned the baby would not survive. After the agony of losing six unborn children...

Daily Mail, 01:16 in Health
 

England 3 Scotland 2: Rickie Lambert grabs late winner as Roy Hodgson's men come from behind to beat Scots

Football: Rickie Lambert enjoyed a dream debut for England, coming off the bench to score the winner against Scotland in the first encounter between these two sides for over 13 years. The Southampton striker, making his international bow at the ripe...

 

US Air, American vow to fight U.S. government over merger

The U.S. Department of Justice, six state attorneys general and the District of Columbia challenged the proposed merger on Tuesday saying the creation of the world's largest airline that would result would stifle competition, drive up airfares and...

Reuters, 01:34 in Business
 
A-Level Students Turning Backs On University

A-Level Students Turning Backs On University

About 300,000 teenagers are due to receive their A-level results today as more students than ever are turning their backs on university. Market research suggests that more than half of young people currently studying at university would rather do an...

 
HIV-Positive Medics: Work Ban To Be Lifted

HIV-Positive Medics: Work Ban To Be Lifted

Dentists, doctors, surgeons and midwives who have HIV will be able to carry out all medical procedures under new Government plans. Healthcare workers with HIV are currently banned from taking part in certain evasive procedures - dentists are suspended...

 

Spot-checks 'showing progress'

Spot-checks on three of the UK's immigration and border services have revealed the Home Office is making improvements, the independent chief inspector has said. John Vine, independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, visited offices in...

 

Spot-checks 'showing progress'

Spot-checks on three of the UK's immigration and border services have revealed the Home Office is making improvements, the independent chief inspector has said. John Vine, independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, visited offices in...

 

PM writes to father over Ask.fm row

Prime Minister David Cameron has written to the father of a teenage girl whose suicide was linked to the controversial website Ask.fm. Mr Cameron sent the personal letter to David Smith after his 14-year-old daughter Hannah was found hanged two weeks...

 

Arrested Britons 'not yet quizzed'

Two young women, one Northern Irish and the other British, have not been officially questioned for lack of a translator after being arrested last week at Lima's airport on suspicion of trying to smuggle 24lbs (11 kilos) of cocaine out of the country,...

 

Tributes to cameraman shot in Egypt

Tributes have been paid to a Sky News cameraman who was shot dead in Cairo while covering clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters. Mick Deane, 61, was married with two sons. Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter: "I am...

 


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