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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.

Continuity IRA Pair Jailed For Murder Of Policeman

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

Two dissident republicans convicted for their part in the murder of a policeman in Northern Ireland must serve a minimum of 25 and 14 years in jail. ...

Scores Killed In Yemen As Bomber Targets Military Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

At least 90 soldiers have been killed and dozens more injured after a suicide bomber "dressed as a soldier" attacked a military parade in Yemen. Th...

Commuters Face Rush Hour Delays As Fare Rises Set To Hit

Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

Rail users already facing above-inflation fare rises next week, also had to contend with delays to some rush-hour services as they returned to work af...

More Bad News For News International Over Phone Hacking

Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of phone hacking claims, has won his High Court action against News Group Newspapers over his l...

Revealed: Why Police Couldn't Take Control During Summer Riots

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Police were forced to use personal mobile phones to organise their response to the summer riots after their multi-billion pound radio system failed, i...

Heading A Football 'Can Lead To Brain Damage'

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

Heading a football too often can lead to brain damage, scientists have warned. New research by the Radiological Society of North America found that...

Mild Christmas Weather 'Could Lead To More Drink Drivers'

PA | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

Possible mild festive weather could lead to a resurgence of the drink-driver this Christmas, the AA has warned. Severe snow disruption during the p...

Five People Held On Suspicion Of Murder Over Body In Garden

PA | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in a garden, police said. The remains of Stephen Ojerinola,...

Climategate Row Intensifies As Thousands Of Fresh Emails Surface

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Thousands more emails from the university at the centre of the "climategate" row over global warming science two years ago appear to have been posted ...

History 'Should Be Compulsory School Subject Until 16'

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

History should be a compulsory school subject until the age of 16, a leading academic has claimed. Sir David Cannadine, a professor of history at P...

Hugh Grant Suspected Press Of Burglary After Being Caught With Prostitute

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Hugh Grant has suggested that a newspaper may have broken into his flat after he was caught with a prostitute in Hollywood. The About a Boy star sa...

Police Start Digging For Body Of Wealthy Farmer's Wife

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Police have started digging for the body of a woman murdered by her wealthy husband. Officers are searching for the remains of Kate Prout on the fa...

Nigeria Fines British Airways And Virgin Atlantic Millions For 'Unfair Trade Practices'

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

The Nigerian government has fined British Airways $135m (£86m) and Virgin Atlantic $100m (£63m) over what it says are unfair trade practices, an off...

Rebekah Brooks Expecting A Baby - But Who's The Mother?

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband are expecting a baby by a surrogate mother, her spokesman said. The couple...

Fortnum And Mason Protesters Found Guilty

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Ten protesters who occupied Fortnum and Mason during an anti-cuts demonstration earlier this year have been found guilty of aggravated trespass. Th...

British Gas To Cut 850 Jobs

Press Association | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

British Gas is planning to cut around 850 jobs after reviewing resource levels in its services business, the company has announced. The cuts, revea...

Red Wine 'Could Prevent Breast Cancer Developing Further'

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

An ingredient in red wine can stop breast cancer cells growing and may combat resistant forms of the disease, research suggests. Res...

Simple HPV Screening Could Cut Number Of Smear Tests

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of women every year could be spared invasive tests thanks to simple screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer. I...

Men Are The Weaker Sex, Say Scientists

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women are genetically better than men at resisting infections and cancer, research has suggested. The discovery sheds light on why me...

David Cameron Urges Eurozone Countries To Act Over Debt

PA | Press Association | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that failure to act swiftly over eurozone debt would "lengthen the shadows of uncertainty" looming over the gl...

Martin McGuinness: I Never Killed Anyone

PA | Press Association | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Politics

Presidential hopeful Martin McGuinness has denied ever killing anyone during his time in the IRA. The Sinn Fein candidate in the race for the Ar...

Labour To Rethink Leadership Votes

PA | Press Association | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Politics

Labour leadership elections are to be thrown open to thousands of new "registered supporters" under reforms that will water down the influence of the ...

Man Due In Court Over Mike Tindall Footage

PA | Press Association | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

A man is due in court in connection with CCTV footage showing Mike Tindall and a blonde woman in a bar in New Zealand. New Zealand police said a 40...

Happy Days! The Fonz Gets An Honorary OBE

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Henry Winkler has been made an honorary OBE for his work to highlight dyslexia in the UK. The actor and director, who played the Fonz...