News archive from 17 August 2014, page 4

Ninety-nine years on, Hull's 'forgotten' soldier Albert Venus finally given Menin Gate honour

Ninety-nine years on, Hull's 'forgotten' soldier Albert Venus finally given Menin Gate honour

IT HAS taken almost a century, but the name of a "forgotten" Hull soldier killed in the First World War will finally be added to the famous Menin Gate in Belgium. The Mail told in 2011 how the Commonwealth War Graves Commission had no record...

 

Caution urged over CT scan radiation doses

BBC News reports on a sharp rise in the number of CT scans being performed, exposing people to the potential health risks of radiation. However, as The Daily Telegraph says, it is not possible to calculate the cancer risk due to exposure to CT scans...

 

High-salt diet linked to 1.6 million heart deaths

"Salty diet 'causes 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year'," reports The Daily Telegraph. It goes on to quote a researcher saying this is "nearly 1 in 10 of all deaths from cardiovascular causes worldwide". This scary-sounding...

 
Floods dent couple's dream

Floods dent couple's dream

FLASH floods dealt a huge blow to a couple's dream of running a pub six weeks after they spent thousands refurbishing it. John Helliwell, 64, and his partner Sue Broome, 62, re-opened The Singing Man in Shafton at the end of June. But Friday's heavy...

 

Caution urged over CT scan radiation doses

BBC News reports on a sharp rise in the number of CT scans being performed, exposing people to the potential health risks of radiation. However, as The Daily Telegraph says, it is not possible to calculate the cancer risk due to exposure to CT scans...

 

Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria to retire and pursue public service

Echevarria, who joined Deloitte in 1978 and became the CEO in 2011, said, "I have determined that this is the right time in my life to pursue my passion for public service. "Given my roots, inner-city Hispanic from the South Bronx - I am...

Reuters, 02:48 in Business
 
Legal Highs 'More Lethal Than Heroin' Warning

Legal Highs 'More Lethal Than Heroin' Warning

The number of deaths linked to so-called legal highs could overtake those linked to heroin by 2016, a think tank has warned. In a new study, the Centre for Social Justice says the rise of legal highs were linked to 97 deaths in 2012 and hospital...

 
Fans To Remember Newcastle MH17 Victims

Fans To Remember Newcastle MH17 Victims

Tributes will be paid today to the two Newcastle United fans killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine. Liam Sweeney, 28, and 63-year-old John Alder were travelling to New Zealand to watch Newcastle play in a pre-season friendly...

 
Cyberbullying Laws 'Failing To Keep Up'

Cyberbullying Laws 'Failing To Keep Up'

A leading anti-bullying charity has slammed the internet as a "lawless jungle" and is calling for a new law to tackle cyberbullying. Beat Bullying says it is concerned because existing laws were introduced before the introduction of Twitter,...

 
Pressures Made Richard III 'Hit The Booze'

Pressures Made Richard III 'Hit The Booze'

Richard III may have struggled with the pressures of being king, polishing off a bottle of wine a day, according to researchers. Tests on the medieval monarch's bones and teeth show his drinking habits changed dramatically when he became king in...

 
Kiveton Park: Abominable fun to be had at the library

Kiveton Park: Abominable fun to be had at the library

Some abominable fun is coming to Kiveton Park library as part of the summer reading challenge. Children are invited to get creative with arts and crafts and make their very own yeti. The sessions are from 3-4pm next Monday (18th August) and 10-11am...

 

King Richard 'was driven to drink'

The pressures of power drove King Richard III to drink, according to new evidence uncovered in a documentary about the medieval monarch. Researchers who carried out tests on his skeleton after it was unearthed from a council car park in Leicester in...

 

Service to mark Marchioness tragedy

Families who lost loved ones in the Marchioness pleasure boat tragedy will attend a memorial service this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the River Thames disaster which claimed 51 lives. On August 20, 1989 - a hot, late-summer evening - the...

 

RPI figure to hint at fare rises

Rail commuters will get an indication this week of just how much their annual season tickets will rise in January 2015, with some fares possibly going up by as much as 5.6%. Campaigners say fares are rising four times faster than wages and are...

 

King Richard 'was driven to drink'

The pressures of power drove King Richard III to drink, according to new evidence uncovered in a documentary about the medieval monarch. Researchers who carried out tests on his skeleton after it was unearthed from a council car park in Leicester in...

 


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