Katie Wales joined Channel 5 News in March
to explain the function of phrases such as 'you know'
and 'you know what I mean', following the award of £700
to an American schoolboy for using 'you know' 30 times
in a 135 second conversation.
ITV Digital tries to reach an agreement
with the football league, Bill Gerrard explained the problems
for sport and the media in Time magazine:
"The market's been plagued by excessive optimism," but
ITV's problems demonstrate that 'it's coming back to earth.'
student Damon Lane from Penn State shared his thoughts
on studying at Leeds with BBCi. In his online
diary he writes: "After being in England for about a week,
the most surprising thing that I have found is how similar
it is to the United States." Leeds' famous nightlife has
made its mark though: "I cannot comment too much on that
since I really do not remember my first Saturday night
here I guess the clubbing and pubbing deserve their
reputation," he said.
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Lee's bid to run up Everest see Reporter 479
gained the support of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
His current level of fitness is even more impressive given
the drink-related problems of his past. Hugh recalls a
doctor's advice: "He warned me if I didn't stop drinking
altogether, not just cut down, then it was the end."
great work done by Leeds' student community Action was
recognised by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Volunteer Claire Leydon said: "It has really opened my
eyes to the rest of the city and the people who live here
it's been a real learning experience."
BBC2 began promotion for Food junkies:
how we fell in love with food, the Guardian
examined the sugar industry and sought the opinion of
Leeds dental institute's Professor Monty Duggal. A specialist
in determining the damage foods do to our teeth, Professor
Duggal 'asserts that sugar's effect on teeth is now limited
thanks to fluoride toothpaste'.
of work on transplanting frozen ovarian tissue, Dr Tony
Rutherford, commented on the world's first whole ovary
transplant. The procedure may have restored the fertility
of a 34 year old woman in China. Dr Rutherford described
it to the Daily Mail as 'an important step
forward'. "Theoretically, it could allow natural conception
to take place. This might be quite an attractive idea
for someone who has ovarian failure and might prefer it
to going through the rigmaroles of IVF."
north-south gap is 'continuing to widen', concludes a
report by researchers at the universities of Leeds, Manchester
and the London School of Economics. The findings were
reported in the Guardian: "It questions
why the north-south economic gap continued to widen during
the growing prosperity of the past five years, when poorer
cities should have caught up with the capital rather than