News archive from 23 March 2012, page 5

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...

 
RAVI BOPARA STRAIN TIPS THE SCALES

RAVI BOPARA STRAIN TIPS THE SCALES

Bopara made 66 with the bat yesterday as England successfully chased down 360 to beat Sri Lanka Development XI in their final warm-up game. But it was in the first innings that he suffered a side strain which means he will only be available for...

 
How Lansley and drinks industry lined up against alcohol pricing moves

How Lansley and drinks industry lined up against alcohol pricing moves

Just hours after the revelation that alcohol has fuelled a 25% increase in liver deaths in the past decade, Downing Street has finally given health experts what they have long clamoured for – and what health secretary Andrew Lansley has resisted – a...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
FA DOCTOR BACKS IMPROVED SCREENING

FA DOCTOR BACKS IMPROVED SCREENING

England's team doctor Ian Beasley believes the new St George's Park complex will be the trigger for even more detailed health screening of players in this country. The much-anticipated complex at Burton is due to open later this summer. Although the...

 
Scotland weighs up level of alcohol minimum pricing

Scotland weighs up level of alcohol minimum pricing

Alex Salmond describes it as one of Scotland's biggest demons. Alcohol abuse, endemic is some areas, claims about 3,000 lives each year and costs the economy £3.5bn a year in hospital costs, lost productivity and crime. In a recent interview with the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Shot Britons 'pleaded to go home'

Two British holidaymakers in Florida allegedly gunned down by a teenager trying to rob them had begged to be let go and return home, a court has heard. James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25, were shot in the Newtown area of Sarasota in the early...

 
LEWIS HAMILTON'S A MCFLYER

LEWIS HAMILTON'S A MCFLYER

LEWIS HAMILTON has been watching Back to the Future movies – but only wants to go forwards at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. The McLaren star has been kicking his heels in his hotel room this week after a third-place finish at the opening race of...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
ENGLAND PLAN TO GO ON THE ROAD TO GLORY

ENGLAND PLAN TO GO ON THE ROAD TO GLORY

Ahead of the start of qualification tomorrow, organisers have revealed their desire to take the England team on the road during their home World Cup. And Manchester, which hosted a Test against New Zealand in 1997 and another against Argentina three...

 
Military honours reveal gallantry behind Britain's foreign excursions

Military honours reveal gallantry behind Britain's foreign excursions

A British army soldier who rescued three Afghan children caught up in crossfire during a battle with Taliban insurgents is among 132 servicemen and women receiving official honours. Corporal Carl Taylor, 25, has been awarded a Military Cross for his...

 
School U-turn over Heroes wristband ban

School U-turn over Heroes wristband ban

A RIPON school has performed a U-turn over banning students routinely wearing wristbands supporting Help for Heroes - the charity for injured Armed Forces personnel. In a letter sent to parents last Friday, March 16, Outwood Academy Ripon (formerly...

 
JESSICA ENNIS: I'M READY TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD

JESSICA ENNIS: I'M READY TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD

JESSICA Ennis yesterday insisted she is ready to win Olympic gold in London. Ennis is out to bounce back on home soil this summer after losing two of her major titles in the last seven months. The 26-year-old lost her heptathlon world crown in Daegu...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

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...

 
IT'S ALL A MATTER OF TIME FOR LEWIS HAMILTON

IT'S ALL A MATTER OF TIME FOR LEWIS HAMILTON

While his team-mate Jenson Button celebrated victory in Australia by going for a 40-minute swim in the bay at Melbourne which attracted a penguin for company, Hamilton, disappointed with third place, put his feet up in the hotel. “He went swimming...

 
Church of England aims for 200 new Anglican schools over five years

Church of England aims for 200 new Anglican schools over five years

At least 200 Anglican primary and secondary schools could be established over the next five years as the Church expands its role in education. The Church plans to take advantage of the coalition's academies and free schools reforms, which take schools...

 
RAVI BOPARA'S BAD SIDE

RAVI BOPARA'S BAD SIDE

RAVI BOPARA is facing a major battle to be picked for the first Test against Sri Lanka on Monday. The all-rounder suffered a side strain in yesterday's four-wicket warm-up win against a Development XI. Bopara still managed to score 66, but his injury...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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