• BreakingNews.ie

    Harry Styles robbed at knifepoint in north London

    Pop star Harry Styles was robbed at knifepoint on Valentine's Day in north London. The former One Direction singer, 26, handed over cash after he was confronted by a mugger during a night out in Hampstead, according to the Mirror Online. Scotland Yard confirmed the force is investigating a knifepoint robbery in the area. A statement said: “Officers were contacted on Saturday February 15 regarding the incident which happened at 11.50pm on Friday February 14. “It was reported that a man in his 20s was approached by another man and threatened him with a knife. “The victim was not injured however, cash was taken from him. No arrests and enquiries are ongoing.” Styles is due to perform at the Brit

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    Sharon Osbourne debuts new white hair colour after dying it red for 18 years

    Sharon Osbourne has swapped her trademark deep red hair colour and embraced her natural hue. The former X Factor judge, 67, spent 18 years dying her locks but now has a shock of white hair. She enlisted celebrity colourist Jack Martin - the man responsible for Jane Fonda's grey pixie cut debuted at the Oscars - who revealed Osbourne's new look on Instagram. He shared side-by-side pictures showing her old look alongside the new white hair and explained why she decided to change. “Sharon has 100% white hair and she was colouring her hair once a week dark vibrant red for the past 18 years,” he wrote. “She explained to me that she wanted to do this transformation long time ago but every time she

  • Irish Independent

    35,000 jobs to go at HSBC as profit plummets by a third

    The boss of HSBC has announced the bank's biggest change in years, as it prepares to reduce its headcount by approximately 35,000 jobs around the world. Interim chief executive Noel Quinn said the number of people employed by the lender will go from 235,000 to 200,000 over the next three years. It means that almost 15% of the bank's workforce will be lost. The move comes as HSBC plans to slash more than 100 billion US dollars (£77 billion) from the bank's risk-weighted assets. Banks must hold capital against assets, such as loans, based on their riskiness, so that they can take the blow if the asset is lost. The news came as HSBC reported a 33% fall in pre-tax profit for 2019 to 13.35 billion

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    18 months for man who sexually abused cousin who waited for passing of mother and aunt before reporting it

    A Dublin man who regularly sexually abused his younger cousin while she was visiting his family home over 40 years ago has been jailed for 18 months. The 62-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his now 52-year-old victim, pleaded guilty to four sample charges of indecent assault on dates between January 1978 and December 1980. He has no previous convictions. Garda Kayleigh McCarthy said the woman, who emigrated to England as a young adult, first made a complaint to gardaí in Christmas 2018 when she was at home in Ireland visiting. Judge Melanie Greally noted that “out of kindness to her aunt and mother” the victim had waited until both her mother and her aunt had died

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    Cardiologist praises Dublin Airport first responders who saved his life after 17 minutes down

    A cardiologist has praised Dublin Airport's first responders for saving his life. Dr Farqad Alamgir was travelling to Ireland from Manchester when he experienced a serious cardiac event in Terminal 2 The Consultant Interventional Cardiologist was travelling through Dublin Airport on a regular trip to Ireland, where he works in a number of hospitals. After falling ill, Dr Alamgir was tended to by an Aer Lingus staff member who administered CPR until first responders arrived. Dublin Airport's advanced paramedics administered life-saving drugs at the scene before transferring Dr Alamgir to the Mater Hospital in Dublin, where he underwent emergency heart bypass surgery. Having spent 30 years saving

  • Irish Examiner

    Woman sues over alleged misdiagnosis after mammogram taken at BreastCheck clinic

    A woman who attended a mobile BreastCheck clinic for a mammogram when she had a concern about a lump on her breast has sued in the High Court claiming there was an alleged misdiagnosis. Mother of two Siobhan Freeney claims her mammogram taken in June 2015 was allegedly read incorrectly. She was told in a letter from BreastCheck a few days later her mammogram was clear. She alleges the mammogram should have been read as highly suspicious for cancer and she should have been referred for further assessment. Six months later Siobhan Freeney was diagnosed with cancer in her right breast and she claims her cancer should have been diagnosed earlier when she had a mammogram in the mobile breast clinic

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    Scientists 'discover how overexposure to fluoride causes tooth enamel defects'

    Scientists believe they have identified how overexposure to fluoride can cause defects in tooth enamel that can increase the risk of decay. Researchers in the US say excessive fluoride exposure can alter the way tooth enamel cells are formed, causing the thin outer covering of the tooth to become soft and discoloured, leading to a condition known as fluorosis. While low levels of fluoride help strengthen and protect tooth enamel, fluorosis can increase the risk of tooth decay. Dr Rodrigo Lacruz, an associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at NYU College of Dentistry and the study's senior author, said: “The benefits of fluoride for oral health considerably outweigh the risks.