News archive from 23 July 2014, page 3

New appeal over fire death mystery

The 80-year-old mother of a man who was burned to death has appealed for witnesses to help unravel the "horrifying circumstances" surrounding how he died. Bus driver Kester David, 53, was found under a railway arch in Palmers Green, north...

 

Dobson to step down at election

Veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson has confirmed that he will step down at the 2015 general election. The former cabinet minister formally announced his decision not to seek a ninth straight general election win at a meeting of party members. "I have...

 

Reassurances on N-plant cancer risk

Children currently living near Sellafield or Dounreay nuclear plants are not at an increased risk of developing cancer compared to peers in other parts of Britain , researchers have said. People living close to nuclear power stations should take...

 

World terror deaths rise by a third

The number of people killed in acts of terrorism across the world has risen by nearly a third in the past year, British experts have found. UK-based risk analysis company Maplecroft found that over the last 12 months, global deaths have risen 30%...

 

Sports bodies in independence talks

Hundreds of sports governing bodies are set to come together to discuss the implications of Scottish independence for funding, facilities and representation. The future of Team GB, elite funding, Lottery funding and training facilities are among the...

 

UK 'still exporting arms to Russia'

Britain is continuing to export tens of millions of pounds worth of arms and other dual-use military equipment to Russia despite concerns Moscow is arming separatist rebels in Ukraine, MPs have warned. The Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls...

 

BA continues flights to Israel

British Airways is to continue flights to Israel despite other airlines including easyJet suspending services to the war-torn country. Some American and European countries have stopped Israeli flights after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion...

 
Israel fear solider has been ‘captured’ in Gaza

Israel fear solider has been ‘captured’ in Gaza

Sergeant Oron Shaul, 21, vanished after an anti-tank missile blew up the armoured vehicle in which he was travelling. Israel said its forces later recovered the remains of six other soldiers but found no trace of Sgt Shaul. Palestinian militants have...

 
The many talents of Julia Donaldson

The many talents of Julia Donaldson

Children's author Julia Donaldson is a prolific writer and shows no signs of slowing down as a stage version of her book What the Ladybird Heard swings into the capital this week. Donaldson, whose bestselling books include The Gruffalo, The Snail and...

BBC, 01:08 in Art & Culture
 
Top bottom! Carol Vorderman wins Rear of the Year for the SECOND time

Top bottom! Carol Vorderman wins Rear of the Year for the SECOND time

Former Countdown star Carol has been ranked top of the bottoms - for a second time. The Mathematical brainbox, known for her ability with figures, is the first person to take the Rear of the Year title twice. The male winner of the prize is singer and...

 
Derby would-be suicide bomber: Community leader insists city is no hot bed of extremists

Derby would-be suicide bomber: Community leader insists city is no hot bed of extremists

SHOKAT Lal, the chairman of the Pakistani Community Centre in Derby, said he could not understand what "possesses" British people to become involved in a war in a country that "is nothing to do with" these individuals. "He is...

 
Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth

Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth

It sold 35.2 million iPhones in the June quarter, a rise of about 13 percent that was in line with analysts' projections, helped by a strong performance in an Asian market considered crucial to Apple's longer-term growth prospects. Chief Executive Tim...

 
Tennis club wants to welcome new members to the courts

Tennis club wants to welcome new members to the courts

BUDDING future sports stars have had a fantastic summer playing lawn tennis - and leaders from a town club hope to encourage more youngsters to give it a go. Hartlepool Lawn Tennis Club, based on the corner of Grange Road and Granville Avenue,...

 
Cultural extravaganza to celebrate Glasgow 2014

Cultural extravaganza to celebrate Glasgow 2014

MORE than 10,000 people are expected to flock to huge Commonwealth Games parties in different parts of Glasgow as part of the vast cultural festival being held to coincide with the sporting extravaganza. Lulu, Eddi Reader, Nina Nesbitt, James Grant...

 

Brazil's Rousseff has 38 pct voter support - IBOPE poll

In a second-round runoff vote, Rousseff would defeat Neves with 41 percent of the vote compared with his 33 percent, the survey found. Two other polls in the past week have predicted a statistical tie. The IBOPE poll surveyed 2,002 people from July...

 


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