Monthly Archives: January 2013

Customers stop armed robbery at bookmakers

BBC News: A masked gunman has died after being pinned down and restrained by customers during an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Plymouth. The man, in his 50s, entered the Ladbrokes branch in Crownhill Road at 18:45 GMT on … Continue reading

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Star Trek style ‘tractor beam’ created by scientists

From BBC News: The ‘tractor beam’ is hoped to have medical applications A real-life “tractor beam”, which uses light to attract objects, has been developed by scientists. It is hoped it could have medical applications by targeting and attracting individual … Continue reading

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Mastectomy drug trial tests begin at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

From BBC News: The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro has been given £250,000 to trial the new technique New treatment for breast cancer patients could be rolled out nationwide if a study in Cornwall proves successful. The Royal Cornwall Hospital … Continue reading

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MPs to debate same sex marriage bill

From BBC News: MPs are set to get their first chance to vote on plans to allow same-sex marriages in England and Wales. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will be debated in Parliament on Tuesday 5 February, the leader … Continue reading

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MPs vote in favour of reducing voting age to 16

From BBC News: Scottish 16 and 17-year-olds could soon be voting on the future of their country. MPs have voted in favour of a proposal to lower the voting age in all UK elections from 18 to 16. A backbench … Continue reading

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Anglesey Welsh Country Foods workers’ call Asda boycott

BBC News: Welsh Country Foods workers plan to drum up support outside Asda in Anglesey and Gwynedd Workers at a closure-threatened meat plant on Anglesey have asked customers to boycott Asda stores. Unite union members gathered outside Asda supermarkets in … Continue reading

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Green leaders visit Bexhill to Hastings link road site

From BBC News: Protesters took to trees on the route of the Bexhill to Hastings link road in December to try to stop them from being felled Leaders of six environmental groups are visiting the site of the planned £94m … Continue reading

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Orchestra of Tube strangers holds concert in Shepherd’s Bush Empire

From BBC News: Shaun Buswell said he approached more than 300 people on the Tube A concert performed by an orchestra made up entirely of strangers recruited on the London Underground has taken place. Shaun Buswell, 36, from Swindon, recruited … Continue reading

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Starbucks in tax talks with UK government

From BBC News: Starbucks has faced public criticism over its level of corporation tax payments Starbucks, which has been under fire over its corporation tax arrangements, held a meeting with government officials at Downing Street on Friday. However, the coffee … Continue reading

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Lewisham Hospital: 15,000 march against closure plan

From BBC News: Campaigners said they had been expecting about 15,000 people to march At least 15,000 people have marched in protest against proposals to close services at a hospital in south London. Organisers campaigning to save Lewisham Hospital say … Continue reading

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