Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries "worse than a 70mph" car crash makes miracle recovery

Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries 'worse than a 70mph' car crash makes miracle recovery Kieran O'Connor, 22, was accidentally kneed in the back by a rival playerLost six pints of blood during emergency surgery to remove the organCan now never play rugby again as only has one kidney remaining By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 13 March 2013 An innocuous rugby tackle led to Kieran O'Connor suffering kidney injuries worse than a '70mph car crash victim' A rugby player has made a miraculous recovery after shattering his kidney in four places following an innocuous tackle. Kieran O'Connor, 22, had his kidney 'disintegrated' when a rival player accidentally kneed him in the back as they both went for the ball in the last minute of a match earlier this month

British project launches first "phonesat" into orbit – and special app will finally reveal if you really CAN hear a scream in space

British project launches MOBILE PHONE into orbit – and special app will finally reveal if you really can hear a scream in spaceSTRaND-1 launched from Sriharikota, IndiaIt is controlled by a Google Nexus One handset running AndroidSatellite will also test two new fuel-efficient propulsion systems . The camera on its Google Nexus 'heart' is visible through the porthole at the top of the stack The STRaND-1 (which stands for Surrey Training Research and Nanosatellite Demonstration) is a joint project between Surrey Space Centre and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, a world leader in small commercial spacecraft.

Facebook "cashing in on mums-to-be by selling information about due dates and babies" genders

Facebook 'cashing in on mums-to-be by selling information about due dates and babies' gendersUsers who announce happy news are deluged with baby product adverts Originally Facebook said it would not target mothers-to-beBut the Daily Mail has learned this policy has secretly been changed | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 21 December 2012 Happy news: But women letting people know about their pregnancy on Facebook may open them up to targeted advertising Facebook is cashing in on pregnant women by selling access to private information about their due dates and the gender of their unborn babies to advertisers.

Prince Charles reported to the revenue over "well entrenched tax avoidance scheme" on 18m earnings

Prince Charles reported to the revenue over 'well entrenched tax avoidance scheme' on 18m earnings | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 15 December 2012 Prince Charles, seen in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, pays income tax on the Duchy Prince Charles has been reported to the taxman over claims the Duchy of Cornwall is a 'well entrenched tax avoidance scheme'. Clarence House defended the Prince of Wales' financial arrangements today after an organisation compared the royal to Starbucks and Google, who recently come under the spotlight for their tax arrangements. Republic, which campaigns for an elected head of state, said it had written to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee, asking them to investigate the 728 million organisation's tax arrangements

Beautiful pictures of full-time horse loggers removing trees from Balmoral in the snow

Beautiful photographs of horse loggers trudging through snow at Balmoral to avoid machines damaging picturesque grounds Simon Lenihan was pictured removing the trees in Crathie, AberdeenshireHorses used in place of large timber machines to minimise soil damagePhotographer Jeff Mitchell: 'It's one of the most beautiful places in the UK' | UPDATED: 21:37 GMT, 12 December 2012 It was a picturesque scene that could easily grace the cover of a Christmas card, as a full-time commercial horse logger was photographed removing Scots Pine trees from in the snow. Simon Lenihan was pictured removing the trees in Crathie, Aberdeenshire, from the Balmoral Estate yesterday with Belgian Ardennes horses Sultan De Le Campagne, 15, and Salome Du Pre Renier, 4.