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Shingles jab for people in their 70s

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 April 2013 Last updated at 20:31 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online The rash can be extremely painful and blister People in their 70s in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be offered a vaccine against shingles from this September. Experts have been recommending routine immunisation for some years. The government-led [...]

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US acts over Guantanamo strike

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 April 2013 Last updated at 19:48 ET The hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay began in February The US has reinforced medical staff at Guantanamo Bay to try to handle a spreading hunger strike by prisoners at the detention facility. About 40 nurses and other specialists arrived at the weekend, camp spokesman Lt Col Samuel [...]

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Prisoners ‘must work harder’ for TVs

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 April 2013 Last updated at 20:13 ET Under new rules, films with an 18 certificate will be banned in prisons Male prisoners in England and Wales must work harder for privileges such as TVs in cells, the government has said. From November, under changes to the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme, inmates must “actively [...]

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Seven Oliviers for Curious Incident

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 April 2013 Last updated at 16:35 ET Simon Stephens’ murder mystery premiered at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre last year Murder mystery The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has taken seven prizes at this year’s Laurence Olivier Awards, equalling musical hit Matilda’s record win in 2012. They included best play and [...]

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Ken Clarke brands UKIP ‘clowns’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 April 2013 Last updated at 11:18 ET UKIP leader Nigel Farage is hoping to make significant local election gains Veteran Tory Ken Clarke has waded into his party’s war of words with UKIP by branding them “a collection of clowns”. The pro-European cabinet minister said UKIP had no positive policies and was just “against” [...]

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Major benefits shake-up begins

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 April 2013 Last updated at 19:21 ET Those who are looking for work will receive the new universal credit A massive shake-up in the UK benefits system starts on Monday, with the first claims being made for a new universal credit payment. Universal credit will merge several benefits and tax credits into one monthly [...]

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Hen party crash victims ‘critical’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 April 2013 Last updated at 17:48 ET Bethany Jones, 18, died at the scene of the accident on Friday Tributes have been paid to a woman who died when the minibus she was on with 20 other hen party guests crashed on the M62 motorway. Police say eight women remain at two hospitals after [...]

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Teenager arrested after woman dies

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 April 2013 Last updated at 18:07 ET The elderly couple were found at a property in Hull by police officers A teenager has been arrested after a woman, thought to be in her 70s, died from serious injuries. The woman was discovered by police officers at a property on Summergangs Road, in Hull, with [...]

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Man charged over US ricin letters

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 April 2013 Last updated at 15:22 ET Everett Dutschke has links to Paul Curtis, against whom charges were dropped this week A man has been arrested in Mississippi and charged in connection with the sending of letters containing ricin to President Obama, a senator and a judge. Everett Dutschke was detained at home in [...]

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Churchill to feature on new banknote

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 26, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

26 April 2013 Last updated at 11:11 ET By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Luisa Baldini has a close-up look at the note design Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the new design of a banknote which will enter circulation in 2016, the Bank [...]

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