Daily Archives: 15/03/2014

Can You Find a Name for UK Astronaut’s Next Mission?

The European Space Agency is asking people to choose a name for British astronaut Tim Peake’s next mission. Citizens and residents of all the Agency’s member nations are eligible to enter the competition.  The winning entry needs to be short … Continue reading

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PCC Invites Tamworth Groups and Residents to Apply for People Power Cash

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting residents and groups with great ideas for community safety in Tamworth and across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from his new People Power Fund. As part of his commitment … Continue reading

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Credit Check Plan to Crack Down on Benefit Cheats

Benefit cheats will be subject to credit checks to see if they have any high-value assets, in a bid to clamp down on fraud, ministers have said. The Department for Work and Pensions says the aim is also to recoup … Continue reading

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Conservative Party Pledges to Continue Cutting Deficit

The Conservative Party will continue cutting Britain’s spending deficit; its Scottish members are to be told. UK Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will make the pledge during a speech in Edinburgh later.  He will tell the Scottish Conservative Party conference … Continue reading

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Takeaway Clampdowns May Combat Obesity Epidemic

Restricting the number of fast-food outlets around offices and homes could help combat the obesity epidemic, UK researchers say. Exposure to too many pizza and fried-food outlets can nearly double your chances of obesity, research suggests. Measures to restrict access, … Continue reading

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Plea for Blood Donors as Stocks Hit Four-Year Low

People with blood groups O and B negative are being asked to donate blood, as stocks for both types have hit their lowest levels in four years. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said blood group O negative was vital, as … Continue reading

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Euromillions Jackpot of £107.9m Won by UK Ticket-Holder, is it You?

A so far unknown British ticket-holder has scooped a £107.9m Euromillions jackpot, the fourth biggest UK winner in National Lottery history. The winning numbers were 6, 24, 25, 27 and 30, with the lucky star numbers 5 and 9.  It is … Continue reading

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