News archive from 24 February 2013, page 1

Giro bike race set for N Ireland

Cycling's prestigious Giro d'Italia will begin in Northern Ireland next year, organisers have confirmed. The cross-border start to one of the sport's most famous races will be held over three stages from May 10-12 and will involve routes taking in...

 

Does tea boost the heart?

“Two cups of tea a day cuts heart disease,” the Daily Express has reported. The newspaper says that tea contains “health boosting flavonoids” that can reduce the risk of heart disease by 11%. The news is based on a study examining a selection of...

 
Passengers stranded on Leeds-bound train for 90 minutes

Passengers stranded on Leeds-bound train for 90 minutes

COMMUTERS were trapped on a broken-down train in West Yorkshire for 90 minutes this morning, causing delays on rush-hour services into Leeds. Passengers on an 8am service from Ilkley to Leeds were told “a loss of air pressure” was to blame as their...

 

F1 star's sister found dead at home

The sister of Formula 1 racing star David Coulthard has been found dead at her home in Scotland. Police said the death of 35-year-old Lynsay Jackson in Kirkcudbrightshire was not being treated as suspicious. Paramedics attended her home in...

 

Flu jab 'may cut heart attacks'

“The winter flu jab may prevent heart attacks,” reported The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said that having a seasonal flu jab may reduce the risk of a heart attack by one-fifth. The story is based on research that analysed data on 79,000 UK...

 

McAlpine drops Twitter users action

Lord McAlpine is dropping defamation claims against Twitter users with fewer than 500 followers who wrongly named him as a paedophile, instead asking for a charitable donation. The Tory peer, who has already received six-figure payouts from the BBC...

 

European leaders seek new accord on debt crisis

Germany and France plan to work together on proposals on how to improve economic co-ordination in the European Union this spring as the continent struggles to overcome its debt crisis and generate growth. German chancellor Angela Merkel said after...

 

Balanced diet cuts heart risk

A diet combining fruit and vegetables with foods such as fish, poultry and nuts “can protect you against heart attack”, reported The Independent. The news is based on a well-conducted trial which tested the DASH diet, a diet high in fruit and...

 

Hathaway eyes more musicals

Anne Hathaway says she'd like to do more musicals after the Oscar-nominated Les Miserables - but don't expect her to launch into a singing career. Director Tom Hooper on Saturday presented his movie, an adaptation of a Broadway musical based on Victor...

 

Royal Marine murder charges dropped

Murder charges against two Royal Marines accused of killing a captured Afghan national have been dropped. The pair, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were among five marines facing court martial charged with murder. Three other commandos are...

 

Petrol 'up 5p a litre' in a month

Petrol prices have soared 5p a litre in just over a month, the AA has revealed. The average UK petrol price is now 137.08p a litre compared with 132.01p in the second week of January, the AA said. Since early January the price of diesel at the pumps...

 

Hand-washing tackles superbugs

A national hand hygiene campaign "cut superbug infections," according to BBC News. The BBC and other news outlets have reported the success of a hand-washing campaign in cutting infection rates in hospitals. The headlines stem from a study...

 

Swift not missing ex at Brits bash

Taylor Swift forgot all about ex love Harry Styles at a Brits after-party. Instead, the US singer, who saw the One Direction star for the first time since they split at the music awards, had a giggle with Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens at the...

 

Letter: Push tunnel idea

WELCOME aboard Andy ("Trams on rails', YEP, January 7) but where is all the extra spoil going to go, in addition to that produced by my idea for a tunnel between the Horsforth to Harrogate line and Yeadon or Leeds-Bradford airport? However, I...

 

Charity hoping to hit purple patch

A Peterborough-based charity is urging people across the country to "Go Purple" to help raise awareness of kidney disease. Kidney Research UK is making its colourful appeal in the run-up to World Kidney Day on March 14, which aims to...

 


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