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September 19, 2018 3:50 PM PLAGUE OUTBREAK: Two dead and six infected in Madagascar amid fears of SPREAD

AN OUTBREAK of plague has killed two people in six weeks in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, with a further six infected, health officials said on Tuesday, sparking fears the deadly disease could spread quickly. Plague is endemic to the African island, with an estimated 600 cases reported each year, mostly the bubonic variety, which can be treated 5

September 12, 2018 8:15 AM Saudi princess has $900k of jewels stolen from Paris Ritz

The Ritz declined to comment but if the theft is confirmed it would be the second heist from the chic hotel this year. The woman, who was not named, said the items were taken on Friday afternoon. The Ritz declined to comment but if the theft is confirmed it would be the second heist from the chic hotel on Paris's Place Vendome this year. In January 6

September 11, 2018 11:43 PM Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

An enhanced flu jab for elderly people will save hundred of lives this winter, according to Public Health England. The enhanced vaccine that will be given this year contains extra ingredients designed to help aged immune systems develop a stronger defence against flu. It is hoped the "adjuvanted vaccine" will help ease pressures on the health service 5

September 11, 2018 5:04 PM Blackpool monkeypox case confirmed as second in UK

A second case of monkeypox has been identified in the UK, just days after the first was discovered. The patient tested positive at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and had recently travelled to Nigeria where they are believed to have contracted it, Public Health England said. They have been transferred to Liverpool University Hospital for treatment. The rare viral 9

September 8, 2018 12:39 AM Former Disney star jailed in Vegas domestic battery case

Former Disney star jailed in Vegas domestic battery case LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say former Disney star Orlando Brown has pleaded no contest in Las Vegas to reduced charges in two criminal cases and remains jailed pending trial in a misdemeanor domestic battery case. Defense Attorney Yi Lin Zheng said Friday the 30-year-old Brown, who portrayed 8

September 7, 2018 4:13 PM Legionnaire's outbreak at Disneyland

Disneyland fined for Legionnaire's outbreak: Theme park charged $33,000 for dirty cooling systems after 3 employees contracted the disease Disneyland has been fined $33,000 for failing to protect people from Legionnaire's disease. Three employees at the park in Anaheim, California, contracted the life-threatening condition in the last year, with two requiring 8

September 6, 2018 7:00 AM Indee Rose Trust calls for better awareness and funding for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

PARENTS of children who lost their battle with cancer are calling for greater awareness and research as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is held around the country. According to Children with Cancer, which organises the awareness month, there are around 1,600 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed every year in the UK in children aged up to 14-years-old 5

September 5, 2018 5:16 PM Volvo releases fully autonomous 360c concept car that transforms into a bed, office and robo-taxi

Volvo's transforming robo-taxi: Firm unveils fully autonomous 360c concept car that turns into a BED and an office Volvo envisions a future where your car is a place to sleep, hang out and do work while on the road. The Swedish carmaker unveiled Wednesday its latest concept car, dubbed the 360c, that's an all-electric, autonomous vehicle meant to make traveling 14

September 4, 2018 12:09 PM GMB union backs referendum on final terms of Brexit

The large Labour donor piles pressure on political leaders to hold a public vote, after Theresa May ruled it out. General Secretary Tim Roache said that promises made during 2016 campaign were "not the reality we are facing". He added that just as the union ballots members on negotiated settlements made on their behalf, so should the government get approval 12

September 1, 2018 6:56 PM Marley Nicholls: '14,000 sign up as stem cell donors'

An "amazing" 14,000 people have signed up to become potential stem cell donors since a campaign was launched last month to find a "life saver" for six-year-old Marley Nicholls, according to his mother. His mother Shaney Truman said: "There are a lot of lovely people out there. Marley has recently returned home from hospital for treatment after picking 6