News archive from 21 April 2014, page 4

The King of the Jungle: The history of Tarzan's creator

The King of the Jungle: The history of Tarzan's creator

His is the most famous chat-up line in literature: “Me Tarzan, you Jane” (though he never actually said it). Tarzan And The Apes was published in 1914, the first appearance of the wild man in book form. He's never looked back. In the books he is far...

 
Scots told how to live seven years longer

Scots told how to live seven years longer

Scotland's life expectancy levels would move closer to the best-performing countries in Europe if the population became more active, according to a leading doctor. Dr Andrew Murray, who works closely with the Scottish Government as a physical activity...

Scotsman, 00:55 in Health
 
Initial issues over personalised number plates

Initial issues over personalised number plates

They represent the initials of his wife Margaret and were a birthday gift from him to her 18 years ago that she continues to treasure. Since then the couple from Suffolk have changed cars regularly, taking the same numbers with them without any...

 
Car makers Jaguar Land-Rover wins Queen's Award

Car makers Jaguar Land-Rover wins Queen's Award

It gained the accolade for driving “outstanding overseas sales growth” in more than 170 countries. Owned by India's Tata Motors, the company still has 28,000 staff in the UK. It recorded a 19 per cent lift in sales to 425,006 vehicles last year....

 
Drugs giant Pfizer mulling over a £60bn offer from AstraZeneca

Drugs giant Pfizer mulling over a £60bn offer from AstraZeneca

It is understood that AstraZeneca rebuffed an initial approach from Pfizer, ending informal talks between the two companies. However, it is believed that Pfizer, best known for its anti-impotence treatment Viagra, may now be looking to revive...

 
Kiwis give a visa to drug-linked TV chef Nigella Lawson

Kiwis give a visa to drug-linked TV chef Nigella Lawson

The chef, 54, was prevented last month from flying to Los Angeles where she has previously filmed TV cooking show The Taste. The ban was thought to be due to her admission in court last year that she had used cocaine and cannabis. Now she has been...

 
Sir Cliff Richard: If I WAS gay, would it make a difference?

Sir Cliff Richard: If I WAS gay, would it make a difference?

During an interview for Australian TV, the singer asked: “If I was gay would it make any difference?” Since his first song Move It hit the charts in 1958, The Shadows' former front-man has been dogged by rumours that he was homosexual - despite him...

 
Veteran pop star Debbie Harry's secret for staying at the top

Veteran pop star Debbie Harry's secret for staying at the top

The Blondie front-woman, 68, and her bandmates Chris Stein, Clem Burke and Tommy Kessler, release their 10th album Ghosts Of Download next month and Harry says having lots of collaborations with different artists such as Beth Ditto on the record keeps...

 
South Korean ferry victims were crushed as it capsized

South Korean ferry victims were crushed as it capsized

Relatives of the 300 dead or missing clashed with police as they marched on the Seoul government to demand the salvage operation be stepped up. The conflict came as distress call transcripts revealed how the tilting of the stricken Sewol threw victims...

 

Our terrifying addiction to antidepressants: GPs dole out 25% more 'happy pills' in just three years

53 View comments Britons are increasingly relying on antidepressants – with the number of prescriptions soaring by a quarter in just three years. NHS figures reveal that 53million were issued last year – a record high – compared with just 42.8million...

Daily Mail, 01:01 in Health
 
BREAKING NEWS: Parts of Doncaster town centre sealed off after road ‘fatality’

BREAKING NEWS: Parts of Doncaster town centre sealed off after road ‘fatality’

Roads in Doncaster town centre have been sealed off tonight following reports of a man being killed on Trafford Way. The area in front of the railway station has been cordoned off by police following the incident earlier this afternoon. Unconfirmed...

 
Skydivers' Plane Crashes: 8 Die In Finland

Skydivers' Plane Crashes: 8 Die In Finland

Eight skydivers have been killed after their plane crashed to the ground and burst into flames in Finland. Three other people, the pilot among them, survived the accident after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi airfield, about 45 miles...

 

Japan PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine - Japanese media

Japanese media said Abe would not visit the shrine in person. Fourteen Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal after World War Two are honoured there, along with Japan's war dead. Abe's visit to the shrine in December...

 
Chapel teen wins top award

Chapel teen wins top award

A Chapel-en-le-Frith teenager has won a top award for a short film he helped produce. Sam Coulduck was part of a team who created the film Fall, which scooped the Independent Directions Young Filmmakers’ Award at the Leeds Young Film Festival....

 
Ukraine’s Jewish residents look for a refuge in Israel

Ukraine’s Jewish residents look for a refuge in Israel

Concerns have been raised after a leaflet reminiscent of Nazi Germany was distributed in Donetsk demanding that Jews over 16 should register with the authorities. It has since been branded a fake by the pro-Moscow separatists it claims to represent -...

 


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