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Next Time You Find Yourself Staring at the Night Sky, Remember Those of Us Who Can't Enjoy It

Joe Churcher | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Joe Churcher

So why go to the Sahara at all? Simple - to help find a way to halt this infuriating disease in its tracks by raising money for research into finding a cure or at least a treatment to slow its progress. Defying varying degrees of sight loss right up to almost total darkness, a group of us are trying to trek 100km across the Moroccan desert in aid of RP Fighting Blindness.

What Has Rebekah Brooks Actually Been Accused Of?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks has been charged with perverting the course of justice, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. The former chief executive of N...

It's Easy Being Green: Davey Sets Out His Credentials

PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics

New Energy Secretary Ed Davey will seek to establish his green credentials on Monday, declaring there will be "no change in direction or ambition" aft...

Retail Boss Warns Of 'Death Spiral' On UK High Streets

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

A veteran retailer has urged the Government to reject Mary Portas's plans to save the high street, claiming many shopping streets are "in a death spir...

EasyJet Founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou Could Split Company's Board

PA | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK

A row between easyJet and its founder is poised to come to a head next month amid reports that directors could quit the board if they lose a pay vote....

Mortgage Market Sees Surprise Bounce As Approvals Hit Two-Year High

PA | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

The number of approvals for new house purchases has defied expectations by rising to its highest point in almost two years, but economists warned of d...

UK Construction Shows Signs Of Life, But Economy Still Stagnant

PA | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Construction activity in the UK grew last month, according to a closely-watched survey, but experts warned the wider economy was still likely to have ...

John Lewis Defies Retail Gloom To Report 'Outstanding' Christmas

PA | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Strong sales of clothes and electrical items helped department store John Lewis take more than half a billion pounds in an "outstanding" Christmas. ...

Next Christmas Sales 'Disappointing' As Volumes Fall

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Retailer Next admitted to a "disappointing" Christmas sales performance today but said it was cheered by the strength of online trading. The group,...

Domino's Surges As Punters Buy £1m Of Pizzas Online Per Day

PA | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Domino's Pizza today said internet orders regularly topped £1 million a day after another year of strong growth for the delivery firm. The company...

Four Buyers Expected To Bid For Struggling Retailer Blacks

PA | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Four interested buyers are expected to table final bids for struggling outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure within the next two days. The poten...

UK Manfacturing Reports Worst Quarter In Three Years

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The manufacturing sector suffered its worst quarter for nearly three years despite an "encouraging" performance in December, figures showed today. ...

BP Says Halliburton Should Pay For Gulf Spill

PA | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

Oil giant BP has fired the latest shots in a legal battle over the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, claiming contractor Halliburton should pay all of it...

Andy Coulson Loses Legal Battle Against NotW

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has lost a High Court action against his ex-employer over its refusal to pay his legal fees arising from ...

Honda To Create 500 New Jobs At Swindon Plant

PA | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK

Japanese car giant Honda is creating 500 new jobs to meet a forecasted increase in production at its UK factory. The move came as full productio...

HMV Looking To Sell Live Music Arm As Sales Slide

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Struggling retailer HMV has said it was looking to sell its live music division as it bids to bolster its finances after it nearly doubled half-year l...

Being Hairy 'Stops Bugs Biting'

PA | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Being hairy helps prevent you being bothered by biting insects, according to new research. Having a lot of hair makes it harder for blood-sucking b...

I Would Have Married Her: Joanna Yeates' Boyfriend Speaks Of Pain

PA | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

The boyfriend of murdered landscape architect Joanna Yeates has spoken of his pain at losing her, nearly a year after she was found murdered on Christ...

Police Still Searching For 200 London Riot Suspects

PA | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

Police are still hunting for more than 200 people in connection with the riots that blighted London in August. Scotland Yard is putting 213 imag...

Thomas Cook 'The Worst Short-Haul Carrier', Consumer Watchdog Says

PA | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

Thomas Cook Airlines has been named as the worst short-haul carrier by a consumer watchdog. The company had the poorest results for overall cust...

M5 Pile-Up Leaves Lorry Driver Dead

PA | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

One carriageway of the M5 remains closed after a pile-up that left a lorry driver dead. The northbound carriageway was closed last night after t...

Met Office Issues Warnings As Wind, Rain And Snow To Batter UK

PA | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

There will be little let-up in Britain's spell of bad weather, with warnings in place for some parts of the country. The Met Office has issued w...

Mother And Baby Son Killed By Single Stab Wound, Say Police

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

A mother and her two young children found dead in their Pudsey home all suffered stab wounds, reportedly inflicted by their father wielding a knife ag...

Extradition Would Put Shrien Dewani's Life 'At Risk' High Court Hears

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

The health - and the life - of British businessman Shrien Dewani will be at risk if he is extradited to South Africa to face allegations of mastermind...

Boardroom Fireworks At Hospital Regulator Prompt Lansley To Weigh In

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has ordered a review into the hospitals regulator's handling of criticism of its management. Kay Sheldon, a member ...