News archive from 18 August 2012, page 16

Europe link fears raised after drug-related anthrax death

A drug user has died after being infected with anthrax following a spate of cases which have been recorded in Europe since early June. The Health Protection Agency said that a person who injected drugs died in hospital in Blackpool - and the source of...

 

Scotland drug death rates continue to spiral upward

Drug-related deaths in Scotland have reached a new high, according to official figures released today. The total of 584 deaths due to drugs in 2011 was 99 more than the previous year, an increase of 20 per cent. And the long-term trend is rising, up...

 

Refugees face threat of mass evictions

Drop-in centre volunteers were urging dozens of local people denied asylum to stay in their homes today as eviction looms. Phill Jones, from the Unity Support Centre in Glasgow, told the Morning Star they were trying to reassure around 50 tenants who...

 

Labour MEP Falconer dies aged 72

Alex Falconer, a socialist and former Labour MEP who fought for clause four and the EU left, has died this week aged 72. Mr Falconer, who was Labour MEP for Mid Scotland & Fife from 1984 to 1999, passed away on Sunday in Victoria hospital,...

 
DONNY OSMOND RULES OUT THE OSMONDS REUNION

DONNY OSMOND RULES OUT THE OSMONDS REUNION

THE OSMONDS have no plans to reform again because several members "can't perform anymore", according to DONNY OSMOND. The singing siblings, who found fame as child stars, thrilled fans by embarking on a tour of Europe in 2007 and into the...

 
Popular Harborough business seminar to return

Popular Harborough business seminar to return

A BUSINESS seminar aimed at helping people set up a business, or those who have a company which is less than three years old, is returning to Harborough next month. The annual free event which attracted over 150 businesses last year will take place at...

 
Auction aid...

Auction aid...

DOVECOTE Antiques Centre at Misterton will hold a charity auction on Sunday 19th August at 2pm. Antiques, collectables and general items will go under the hammer in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The auction is at Dovecote Cafe Barn, Grovewood...

 

Education bosses apply for village school extension

EDUCATION bosses at county hall have appled for planning permission to make improvements to Ullesthorpe Primary School. Plans for the construction of a single-storey classroom block, including the provision of an additional hard play area, have been...

 

North Wales Police hunt Flint machete robber

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man threatened a group of youths in Flint with a machete before stealing their phones and money.The offence happened at about 11pm yesterday (Thursday) near the library on Aber Road, when the man approached a...

 
Town jewellers new location is golden

Town jewellers new location is golden

A HARBOROUGH jewellers is promising unique brands for the town and is creating more jobs after moving to a new location. Steffans, which was formerly on the corner of St Mary’s Road and Adam and Eve Street, maay not have moved very far into its new...

 

An aspirin a day could help in fight against depression among the elderly

Taking an aspirin pill a day could help combat depression in the elderly.Trials found a regular dose reduced the risk in sufferers by around 40 per cent. It seems to work by lowering levels of homocysteine, an acid in the blood thought to increase the...

Daily Mail, 05:42 in Health
 
Beer and bangers in Bicester

Beer and bangers in Bicester

BURE FARM: The Bure Farm pub in Bicester will host a beer and sausage festival over the August bank holiday weekend. The event runs from noon next Friday, August 24, to 11pm on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27. A dozen real ales and five types of...

 

Steam and Vintage Rally more popular than ever

The Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally has welcomed a record number of people to the town, according to the organisers. Phil Rounce, one of the organisers of the Steam and Vintage Rally, said: “It’s very difficult to give exact numbers but we think...

 
Quick thinking led to minimal disruption

Quick thinking led to minimal disruption

Roadworks in a north Northumberland village, which had caused concern for the parish council, were completed quickly and satisfactorily. At the July meeting of Belford Parish Council, members discussed the roadworks, then taking place on West Street,...

 
Cold war continues after ice-cream-van appeal stalls

Cold war continues after ice-cream-van appeal stalls

A vendor's struggle to sell ice cream in a north Northumberland village continues after her appeal over a licence refusal was adjourned amid confusion. In June this year, Helen Smith, of Shilbottle, was refused a street trading licence to station her...

 


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