News archive from 23 March 2012, page 14

Soldier who saved children honoured

A soldier who ran across open ground under Taliban fire to rescue three terrified young Afghan children has been awarded the Military Cross. Corporal Carl Taylor used his own body as a shield as he carried the boys, aged between three and seven, back...

 

NHS patches 'fail to help quitters'

Offering smokers free nicotine patches or intensive counselling via an NHS helpline does nothing to help them quit, a Government-funded study has found. Giving people extra packages of support would have no effect on the number of smokers who stop, a...

 

Consumer confidence below average

Consumer confidence fell back last month as fears over the economic climate took hold, mortgage provider Nationwide has said. Nationwide said its consumer confidence index fell by three points to 44 in February, well below its average. The drop came...

 

Consumer confidence below average

Consumer confidence fell back last month as fears over the economic climate took hold, mortgage provider Nationwide has said. Nationwide said its consumer confidence index fell by three points to 44 in February, well below its average. The drop came...

 

Soldier who saved children honoured

A soldier who ran across open ground under Taliban fire to rescue three terrified young Afghan children has been awarded the Military Cross. Corporal Carl Taylor used his own body as a shield as he carried the boys, aged between three and seven, back...

 

PM plans minimum price for alcohol

The Government plans to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol and ban the sale of multi-buy discount deals, the Prime Minister has announced. David Cameron said he was making "no excuses" for clamping down on England's drinking...

 

'Horrific attack' on grandmother

The elderly mother and grandmother of two men cleared of murdering an Asian man more than 13 years ago has been seriously injured in a "horrific attack" in her own home. The 76-year-old is being treated for two broken arms, serious head...

 

Abortion forms 'being pre-signed'

Some doctors are breaking the law by "pre-signing" abortion consent forms, the Government has said. Spot checks at more than 250 abortion clinics this week found evidence of blank forms being signed in anticipation of patients seeking a...

 

Abortion forms 'being pre-signed'

Some doctors are breaking the law by "pre-signing" abortion consent forms, the Government has said. Spot checks at more than 250 abortion clinics this week found evidence of blank forms being signed in anticipation of patients seeking a...

 

PM plans minimum price for alcohol

The Government plans to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol and ban the sale of multi-buy discount deals, the Prime Minister has announced. David Cameron said he was making "no excuses" for clamping down on England's drinking...

 
GIVE US A CLOSE SAYS BOLTON BOSS OWEN COYLE

GIVE US A CLOSE SAYS BOLTON BOSS OWEN COYLE

OWEN COYLE admits he doesn't have a clue who to pick for Bolton's relegation scrap with Blackburn. Boss Coyle has seen his plans for tomorrow turned upside down since Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch from a cardiac arrest at Tottenham last...

Daily Star, 00:51 in Sport
 
Cooking up a winner!

Cooking up a winner!

A COOKERY competition proved a gastronomic success as schoolchildren went head-to-head in an event based on the TV programme, Come Dine With Me. Junior pupils from South Darley Primary separated into teams of six and were tasked to research and devise...

 
Nike sees strong demand, better margins in spring

Nike sees strong demand, better margins in spring

Futures orders, which indicate demand, are a closely-watched metric for Nike products. On a conference call with analysts, the company was upbeat about its prospects for the upcoming Olympics and European Championship, somewhat in contrast to Adidas,...

Reuters, 00:52 in Business
 
JUBILEE AND OLYMPICS TO HELP KINGFISHER FLY

JUBILEE AND OLYMPICS TO HELP KINGFISHER FLY

Kingfisher, which owns the UK's B&Q and Screwfix chains and Castorama in France, said the UK economy was looking slightly better than it did six months ago. The consumer income squeeze was slightly less dramatic this year and the job market was...

 
GARY CAHILL SPURRING CHELSEA ON

GARY CAHILL SPURRING CHELSEA ON

GARY CAHILL has urged Chelsea to turn Totten- ham's Champions League dream into a nightmare. The London rivals are locked in a battle to finish in fourth spot and secure a place in club football's richest competition. Spurs looked to be cruising...

Daily Star, 00:54 in Sport
 


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