News archive from 31 August 2012, page 14

Gotta Be You: One Direction are immortalised in cartoon form in a new comic book which charts their rise to...

They may already be one of Britain's biggest boybands with a string of hit singles and their own upcoming reality show. But One Direction have just added another accolade to their ever-growing list of achievements after being immortalised in comic...


Rimes seeks treatment for stress

Country singer LeAnn Rimes is getting professional help for anxiety and stress. Her publicist, Marcel Pariseau, said LeAnn voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility "to learn and develop coping mechanisms". Pariseau says...

Hacker 'steals' Hertfordshire Police officers' data

Hacker 'steals' Hertfordshire Police officers' data

A police website has been hacked, leading to the publication of what appear to be login details and passwords for dozens of officers. Hertfordshire Police said information stored on an externally hosted database had been published on the internet. The...


New law 'shuts door' on squatters

Aug 31 2012 Squatters will face up to six months in prison and so-called squatters' rights scrapped as it becomes a criminal offence in England and Wales. Ministers said the move would shut the door on squatters once and for all and help protect...


New claims in GCSE grading row

Aug 31 2012 Exams regulator Ofqual first identified a major problem at the heart of this summer's English GCSE grading crisis almost three years ago but failed to act on it, it has been claimed. The watchdog highlighted concerns that modular GCSEs...


Action call as growth forecasts cut

Aug 31 2012 Business leaders have urged the Government to show some "backbone" and drive economic growth after they slashed their forecasts for this year and next. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents more than 100,000...

Caesareans and pain relief for mothers giving birth 'should be cut to save the NHS money'

Caesareans and pain relief for mothers giving birth 'should be cut to save the NHS money'

Family doctors are being told to try to talk women out of having Caesareans and very strong painkillers during birth to save the NHS money.New guidelines drawn up for GPs urge them to encourage women to have natural labours with as little medical help...

Daily Mail, 02:03 in Health

Bourdy shoots bogey-free round to take two-shot lead at European Masters

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy led the Omega European Masters by two shots after a faultless nine-under-par opening round of 63 at Crans-sur-Sierre.Bourdy, starting on the 10th tee, reached the turn on three under par and then surged to the top of the...

Daily Mail, 02:03 in Sport
Sharp says Hon Hai talks continue as shares sag

Sharp says Hon Hai talks continue as shares sag

Some investors had expected the two companies to announce a deal on Thursday when Gou visited Sharp's flagship LCD panel factory in Sakai, western Japan. Gou, who skipped a planned media briefing, left Japan on Thursday, sources close to the matter...

Reuters, 02:05 in Business

Even on a calm day, turbines can still keep the lights on, says think tank

Wind power in Britain cuts carbon emissions significantly and is predictable enough that the grid can rely on it to help keep the lights on, despite spells of cold, calm weather, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said yesterday. Critics...

Scotsman, 02:05 in Hot News

Summer is wettest for hundred years

SUMMER was been the wettest in England and Wales for 100 years, new figures show. Weather forecasters MeteoGroup revealed 362mm of rain has fallen in June, July and August, making it the wettest summer since 1912. Scotland had slightly less rain over...

Scotsman, 02:05 in Hot News

Haye holds talks with WBC as heavyweight eyes clash with champion Vitali

David Haye has moved a step closer to fighting Vitali Klitschko after holding positive talks with the WBC.The former heavyweight champion made a successful comeback in July when he stopped Dereck Chisora at Upton Park.

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport


LEWIS HAMILTON climbed a mountain during F1's summer break. Now he plans to scale another one by reeling in championship leader Fernando Alonso to win his second world title for McLaren. Hamilton is 47 points behind Ferrari's Spanish ace. But Hamilton...

Daily Star, 02:13 in Sport
Celtic's Mohamed Bangura has car covered in Post-it notes before loan

Celtic's Mohamed Bangura has car covered in Post-it notes before loan

The Welshman was the ring leader as Celtic players stuck the Post-it notes to Bangura's car as a fond farewell before he departed on loan to AIK. Ledley boasted of the players' prank on the Sierra Leone player on his Twitter page and was quick to...

Metro, 02:13 in Sport

Downing relieved to scrape through as Liverpool edge out Hearts

Liverpool's Stewart Downing admits his team found life tough against Hearts as they edged out their Scottish opponents in the Europa League play-offs.The Reds held a 1-0 advantage ahead of the return match at Anfield, but that was cancelled out when...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport

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