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Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Daily: 13 September

Written by Rosie Le Page and Eloise Andrews
English Breweries on a 70-Year High

There are now one-thousand breweries in the UK; the highest figure for seventy years. With one-hundred and fifty-eight breweries opening last year, the boom has been attributed to the rise of micro-breweries which produce only a few batches of beer. There is now one British brewery for every fifty pubs, due also to the severe decline in pub numbers with nearly ten-thousand pubs closing in the last decade. The array of choice for beer-drinkers is being encouraged as many of the micro-breweries begin to expand their production; the diversity of our beer-industry is exemplary.

Kate Makes her First Overseas Speech

The Duchess of Cambridge gave her speech today whilst visiting a children's hospice in Malaysia. As the patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices here in England, it was highly fitting that it was she who made the speech, especially as the charity is working with Malaysian staff to construct a pioneering new care programme. She seemed very relaxed, praising the staff highly and saying that "with effective palliative care, lives can be transformed". The Royal couple seemed to have a lovely time chatting with the children and joining in with their tile painting art therapy session. William and Kate are now on the third day of their Far East tour which marks the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Breast Cancer Screening

A major European review has concluded that breast cancer screenings do "more good than harm", saying that for every thousand women screened, despite four being over-diagnosed, between seven and nine lives are saved. The debate about the usefulness of the screening centers on the fact that not only are tumours detected, but also harmless lumps. This means that some women are placed under the worry of cancer and also surgery, essentially for nothing. However the ratios presented in the latest study are encouraging for the continued use of screenings. This news appears at the same time as Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates reveals that she has just undergone a double-mastectomy. She was diagnosed two months ago and will not have to be treated with radiation or chemotherapy. She says that she is "looking forward to getting back to work and doing what [she loves] to do".

iPhone 5 released

Apple have finally released the long awaited specs of the iPhone 5. The new edition will be slimmer, lighter and have a larger screen. The phone will also feature a sleek aluminium back cover hopefully combating the issue of cracks and shattering with the old glass casing. The battery life is said to have been improved and Apple state that this is "...the most beautiful consumer device that we've ever created". The introduction of 4G has not yet taken off in Britain but it will be in place by next summer. This is Apple's most powerful mobile device yet, with far quicker interned speeds, even without Wifi. Customers will be able to pre order the phone in two days time and it will go on sale in the UK September 21st.

Alaskan teenage fisherman rescued after 26 hours afloat in bin

19 Year old Ryan Harris and fellow fisherman Mac Huffman were fishing just off Sitka, Alaska when they were thrown from their vessel and Harris forced to cling to an empty fish bin for safety. Huffman was able to get into a survival suit and after 8ft waved separated the pair he was found washed up on a beached and taken for medical treatment. Harris on the other hand endured 26 hours of not knowing Huffman's fate as well as a head injury from the violent waves that tossed the fish bin. He states that he sang songs such as "Row, Row, Row your boat" and had to talk to himself to stay positive. Harris was finally rescued by the U.S Air Station Coast Guard based in Sitka and taken to hospital; the coast guard later reported "It's truly a miracle they survived".

Derek Jameson dies

Born November 29, 1929 in London's East End, Jameson enjoyed a successful career as a Radio 2 presenter and over his 82 years was Editor of The Daily Star, Daily Express and the News of the World. Jameson had a difficult start in life growing up in care without parents but he soon showed promise as a journalist and later had huge success bringing up the circulation at all three of his newspapers by a considerable number. Famous for his catchphrase "Mornin, Mornin Jameson ere!" the cockney broadcaster regularly drew an audience over 10 million strong for his BBC Radio Two Breakfast show. Jameson died of a heart attack and leaves behind his wife, Ellen and his three children.




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