Tyler Doohan went back inside the bedroom of a burning trailer to try and save his disabled grandfather
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
Frank Berger spawned a billion-pound industry when he invented meprobamate, the first tranquilliser. Until then the nearest drugs were barbiturates, which sedated rather than calmed and were often used by suicides. There was a huge need for a sedating drug that remained safe in overdose, and for a decade mebrobamate filled that gap. It was sold in the UK as Equanil and – combined with a painkiller – as Equagesic.
Thursday 05 June 2008
A dramatic breakthrough in the possible treatment of childhood diseases of the nervous system – including the disorder featured in the film Lorenzo's Oil – was announced by scientists in America yesterday.
Sunday 11 May 2008
Monday 24 March 2008
In 1869, a year before Charles Dickens died, he wrote in his will that he wanted to be remembered for his work alone. No plaques, no statues, "no monument memorial or testimonial whatever" were to be allowed to commemorate the life of one of Britain's greatest authors.
Monday 24 March 2008
When a biography of a writer appears, the cry often goes up that what counts is the art not the life. And if the writer is living, then very often he or she will have objected to being written about, or at the very least refused to co-operate with the project.
Saturday 16 February 2008
Friday 25 January 2008
Thursday 17 January 2008
It doesn't feature on Location, Location, Location but "race" is back in the news as a factor in where people choose to live. Trevor Phillips, who chairs the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has reiterated his concerns that Britain could become a segregated society. The Bishop of Rochester thinks some Muslim areas are becoming no-go areas for outsiders, while others are comparing some of England's northern towns to Belfast. But is it actually true?
Sunday 28 May 2006
Saturday 20 May 2006
If the Lord Mayor's Show in Cardiff turns out to be a forward-dominated affair - Munster do not possess a back division worthy of the name; Biarritz have an attacking unit boasting all the talents, but prefer not to use it - what comes after may prove the perfect antidote. Tomorrow's European Challenge Cup final between Gloucester and London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop features two sides at the forefront of what might be called English rugby's All Black movement, which embraces the theory that tries are better than penalties, that handling is better than kicking, that one crisp miss-pass in midfield is better than two months' worth of rolling mauls.
Saturday 06 May 2006
Monday 22 August 2005
Friday 22 July 2005
Thursday 10 February 2005
Thursday 03 February 2005
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
- 1 Are you turning into your dad? The top ten signs you've embraced dad-ism revealed as survey says 38 is age men turn into their father
- 2 Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'
- 3 Overheard in Waitrose: documenting the chatter in 'Britain's poshest supermarket'
- 4 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 5 Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones has jumped the shark