News archive from 24 February 2013, page 4

City honour for Hillsborough single

A chart-topping single to raise money for the Hillsborough disaster families is to be commemorated on a Wall of Fame in Liverpool. The Justice Collective featured Sir Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, Holly Johnson, Mel C, John Power and Robbie Williams,...

 

Donor kidneys from heart deaths 'usable'

“Hundreds of lives a year will be saved if the NHS embraces a transplant revolution involving patients receiving donated kidneys that were previously rejected as inadequate,” The Guardian reported. It said that a new study has given kidneys from...

 

Two charged over police death crash

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a policewoman whose patrol car was hit by a stolen 4x4 in Northern Ireland. Constable Philippa Reynolds, 27, from the Greater Belfast area, died when the unmarked car she was travelling in...

 

Police boss quits over Hitler tweet

Hertfordshire's deputy police and crime commissioner has resigned after a row sparked when she retweeted a quote by Hitler. Dr Rachel Frosh said she could not "fully comment" on some political issues while remaining in the job. She said:...

 

New clue to early menopause

“A test could warn women of early menopause,” according to The Guardian. The newspaper reported that the test might aid the “growing number of women who put off children until their thirties but then find that they cannot conceive”. The news is based...

 

New centres to help rape victims

Rape and sexual assault victims will be able to seek help at four new support centres, the Government has announced. The new centres will open next year in Reading, Avon and Somerset, Lincolnshire and central Lancashire, bringing the total to 78...

 

Rihanoff: Strictly gave me it all

Kristina Rihanoff says she'd never dreamt of finding love on Strictly Come Dancing. The Russian-born professional dancer has been in a relationship with former world champion boxer Joe Calzaghe since they competed together in 2009. She admitted:...

 

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...

 
Man faked chest pains while partner ransacked Kirkby home

Man faked chest pains while partner ransacked Kirkby home

A KIND-hearted woman was tricked into helping a man get medical aid while his female accomplice burgled the woman's Kirkby home. Trickster Wesley Smith (34) and co-accused Carol Taylor (36) were each jailed for two years. They had criminal records for...

 

'Lung taste buds' need more study

“Human lungs can ‘taste’ bitter substances in the air,” reported The Independent. It said a study has found that taste receptors have been discovered in the smooth muscle that controls the flow of air into the bronchi, the narrow airways of the lungs....

 

Buffett snaps up Heinz for £18bn

Baked beans and ketchup giant Heinz is being sold to US billionaire Warren Buffett in a deal worth 28 billion US dollars (£18 billion). Mr Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fund will acquire Heinz with backing by investment firm 3G Capital, adding the...

 

Fresh snow brings disruption fears

Snow has begun falling in parts of southern England, prompting fears of ice and disruption in the Monday morning rush hour. There was expected to be a covering of up to six cms (2.4ins) in some areas. Paul Mott, a senior forecaster with MeteoGroup,...

 

Breakfast and heart disease

“Skipping breakfast too often can put you at risk of heart disease,” the Daily Mail has reported. The newspaper says that this may be because people who skip breakfast are more likely to have poorer diets and take less exercise. Contrary to the...

 

VIDEO: Nornay Shire Horse demonstration at Sherwood Forest reserve

THE Nornay Shire Horses have been back working in Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve over the half-term break. The Shire Horses belong to Mike Bingham, who lives at Blythe, and he uses them to demonstrate how timber used to be extracted from the...

 

Scotland better off in UK - Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a defence of the United Kingdom as his government prepares to put the "facts" about Scottish independence to the public. While people in Scotland will make the decision in autumn next year, the...

 


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