News archive from 19 May 2015, page 5

ASK THE DOCTOR: Will flying business class cut risk of a blood clot? 

My wife has had two suspected deep vein thromboses (DVT), so we limit flights to a maximum of four hours. We are quite elderly and would like to go further afield. Is it just cramp that causes DVT or does cabin pressure also cause it? If it was just...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Health
 
Legal wrangle over Super Puma voice recorder

Legal wrangle over Super Puma voice recorder

Scotland's top law officer is going to court to try to get air accident investigators to hand over the black box from a North Sea helicopter crash. The cockpit voice recorder from the accident off Shetland in 2013, in which four people died, was...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 
Premature baby unit benefits from Wood dynasty donation

Premature baby unit benefits from Wood dynasty donation

The son and daughter-in-law of the oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood have donated £250,000 towards medical equipment at Wishaw General Hospital. Garreth Wood and his wife, former Miss Scotland Nicola Wood, made the offer after losing triplets, born prematurely...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 
Almost a third of Anglesey primary school children found to be overweight

Almost a third of Anglesey primary school children found to be overweight

Almost a third of primary school children in one North Wales county are overweight - making it the fattest in Wales. Figures from Public Health Wales reveal that 32.3% of primary school children on Anglesey are overweight, compared to a national...

 
One in five Southern trains 'late', rail regulator says

One in five Southern trains 'late', rail regulator says

A fifth of trains run by rail operator Southern do not meet arrival time targets, latest figures show. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said 78.3% of trains arrived within five minutes of their scheduled time, down 2.4% on the same time last year....

BBC, 00:41 in Regional
 
Paul Wickerson died in 'bush tucker' prank, court hears

Paul Wickerson died in 'bush tucker' prank, court hears

A music fan was killed minutes after he was dumped beside a road "for sport" by two security guards, a jury has heard. Paul Wickerson, 32, was taken from the Brownstock festival in Essex before he died in a road accident in August 2013....

BBC, 00:41 in Regional
 
Cuba says conditions 'favourable' for restoring ties with U.S.

Cuba says conditions 'favourable' for restoring ties with U.S.

The two longtime adversaries are scheduled to meet on Thursday for their fourth negotiating session on re-establishing diplomatic ties, which were severed in 1961 amid Cold War tensions. The so-called interests sections in Washington and Havana would...

 
Welcome back beavers, says Moray-based charity

Welcome back beavers, says Moray-based charity

Beavers should be released at more sites in Scotland, a conservation charity has said. Moray-based Trees for Life said the animals were a "keystone species" that played "a critical ecological role". Scottish Natural Heritage is due...

BBC, 00:44 in Regional
 

David De Gea tricked into signing new Manchester United contract amid Real Madrid transfer talk

Manchester United fans have been hoping to see David De Gea finally sign a new contract at Old Trafford. And now he has. The only problem is that he was tricked into it by some YouTube pranksters, amid growing talk that he's set to join Real Madrid....

Metro, 00:44 in Sport
 

Louth Second XI stay top with Hartsholme victory

Louth Second XI stayed top of Division One in the Lincolnshire County League with an exciting 20-run win at Hartsholme. Louth won the toss and having chosen to bat, Jake Sanders and Steve Wright began steadily until Sanders was bowled for 12, Stewart...

 

Hadlee turns up heat on England

Sir Richard Hadlee, one of New Zealand's greatest ever players, has backed the Black Caps to add to England's woes ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series. While history is against Brendon McCullum's men - New Zealand have won just eight of 99...

 
Scots D-Day hero makes passionate plea to receive prized medal before he dies

Scots D-Day hero makes passionate plea to receive prized medal before he dies

A SCOTTISH D-Day hero has made a passionate plea to get a prized medal before he dies. John Coode, 89, has been told he must wait until next year to receive his prestigious Legion D’Honneur from the French government for his bravery on D-Day. The...

 
Steve Hilton: 'Pay bankers the same as civil servants'

Steve Hilton: 'Pay bankers the same as civil servants'

The bosses of large banks should be paid no more than people at the top of the civil service, David Cameron's former director of strategy has said. Steve Hilton said companies that required bailing out should they "go wrong" should be...

BBC, 00:56 in Regional
 

Forget the kettle: $90 Water heater fits inside your mug and boils your cuppa

It happens to us all – you fill up the kettle to make a quick cup of tea, and then have to wait ages for it to boil. But that frustration could soon be a thing of the past with a device that heats the exact amount of water you need for your cuppa...by...

 

That's a masterpiece! Image of stars forming in a dusty universe look uncannily like Vincent van Gogh’s The...

It looks like another of Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces, with swirls of paint and bright colours. However, in fact this depicts the formation of stars in the turbulent billows of gas and dust of the Orion Molecular Cloud. Experts admit the similarity...

 


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