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  • England Women's bid for World Cup glory ends in final against New Zealand

    26 August 2017 8:09 PM 6

    New Zealand ran in seven tries as they overcame England 41-32 in a thrilling Women's Rugby World Cup Final in Belfast. The Black Ferns started quickly and scored a try through Selica Winiata after just five minutes. That seemed to spur the Red Roses on and they hit back with a brilliant try from Lydia Thompson and led 17-10 at half-time. But New Zealand

  • Police arrest Rollie Heke

    24 August 2017 6:42 PM 13

    Police have arrested the man accused of shooting at police cars in Morrinsville earlier this month. A nationwide hunt had been launched after Rollie Heke allegedly fired on police during a stop in Morrinsville on August 13. In a statement released this morning, Superintendent Bruce Bird says police arrested Heke at an address in the Kaingaroa Forest

  • Pennsylvania couple sees 'Jesus' in ultrasound of baby

    23 August 2017 6:31 PM 16

    A US couple says they can see Jesus Christ watching over their child in a pregnancy ultrasound. The Pennsylvania pair said a man dressed in a robe with a crown of thorns is looking at their baby from the far left of the image. "When they gave it to us, um, to me it's Jesus," mother Alicia Zeek told a local news station. She said the ultrasound gave them comfort

  • Show you care by supporting Daffodil Day

    22 August 2017 11:08 PM 16

    THIS Friday (August 25) is Daffodil Day, a day to honour Queenslanders affected by cancer. This year marks 31 years of the Queensland campaign, a reminder that we've been in this fight for a long time, and we'll continue the fight until we beat cancer. Showing you care is easy this Daffodil Day - simply make a donation, buy a bunch of daffodils, or purchase

  • Daffodil Day at Wauchope and Timbertown IGA on Friday August 25

    22 August 2017 11:08 PM 18

    Daffodils will be on sale at the Wauchope and Timbertown IGAs on Friday August 25 to raise money for the Cancer Council. Friday August 25 is Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day – a chance for people in Wauchope to contribute to a brighter, cancer-free future. Volunteers will be outside the Wauchope and Timbertown IGAs from 8am encouraging people to buy merchandise

  • Women who dye their hair THIS colour have a higher risk of cancer

    22 August 2017 8:56 PM 14

    The study was published in the journal Carcinogenesis after research was done on more than 4,000 women. The study found that black women who dyed their hair a dark shade increased their risk of developing breast cancer by 51% and white women who used chemical relaxants to straighten their hair increased their risk by 74%. However, the research found

  • Increasing Vitamin C Intake May Reduce the Risk of Blood Cancer: Study

    22 August 2017 12:02 PM 17

    Vitamin C is an important water-soluble vitamin that helps the body form and maintain connective tissue such as bones, blood vessels and skin. It is found abundantly in various fruits and vegetables. The study suggests that stem cells in the body soak up unusually high levels of vitamin C, which then regulates the cell function and suppresses the development

  • Doctors urge parents to get kids vaccinated before going back to school

    22 August 2017 10:12 AM 6

    Amid the back-to-school shopping and planning for your student’s return to the classroom, it’s hard to check off everything in your to-do list. One thing doctors say is a must: vaccinations. August marks National Immunization Awareness month, and that’s no surprise. Doctors are serious about vaccinations, particularly because a recent trend for some parents

  • Doctors called safe daily amount of coffee

    21 August 2017 10:23 PM 17

    On the contrary: those who drank up to five cups of coffee a day, less likely to become victims of heart attack or stroke than those who do not drink coffee. Doctors refer to the results of a large study conducted by researchers at Harvard University (USA) and Singapore, and is dedicated to the relationship between the amount of consumed coffee and cardiovascular

  • Man who rammed van into two bus stops in France had psychological issues: official

    21 August 2017 10:52 AM 7

    The driver of the Renault Master van was arrested in a third location, the scenic Old Port area of France’s second-large city. MARSEILLE, FRANCE—A van rammed into two bus stops about 5 kilometres apart in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, police officials said. The driver of the van, arrested in a third