Entries by Chris York from 02/2013

Jessops Snapped Up By Buyers Including Dragon's Den Star Peter Jones, PwC Says

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

Failed high street camera retailer Jessops has been snapped up by a group of buyers that includes Dragon's Den star Peter Jones. PricewaterhouseCoo...

David Cameron's EU Speech 'Not Boosted Conservative Election Chances', Says Lord Ashcroft

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's high-profile speech on Europe has cheered Conservative supporters, but done little to improve the party's chances of success at the ne...

Bizarre 999 Calls Tweeted By West Midlands Police To Highlight Time-Wasting

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

West Midlands Police is hosting a 24-hour tweetathon of bizarre, ridiculous and trivial 999 calls in an attempt to make people think before they conta...

David Cameron's UK Aid Targets Risk Angering Conservative Backbenchers

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron risked angering Tory backbenchers on Friday by backing ambitious tagets for UK aid spending. Speaking in Liberia where he is to atten...

David Cameron Says 'Plebgate' Investigation Must Deliver 'Proper Answers'

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Politics

The police probe into the "plebgate" affair must deliver "proper answers", David Cameron insisted today. The prime minister repeated his desire for...

Marriage Proposal On The Shard Observation Deck Officially Opened By London Mayor, Boris Johnson

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

It's only been open a matter of hours but the Shard observation deck has already been commandeered by hopeless romantics. Boris Johnson officially ...

April Casburn, Senior Detective, Jailed For 15 Months In News Of The World Phone Hacking Investigation

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

A senior counter-terrorism detective has been jailed for 15 months as the first person to be convicted under fresh investigations into corruption and ...

Royal Prank Call DJs Mel Greig And Michael Christian Will Not Face Charges

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

No charges will be brought against Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian over hoax calls to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge, t...

US Soldier, Patrick Edwards Myers, Jailed For Shooting Friend Whilst 'Scaring Away Hiccups'

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

An American soldier has been jailed for involuntary manslaughter after shooting his colleague in the head as he tried to scare away his hiccups. Sp...

More Seabirds Wash Up On South Coast Amid Mystery Pollution Fears Says RSPCA

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

Increasing numbers of stricken birds are washing up on the south coast after being covered in a mysterious substance. Wildlife experts are no close...

Is The Iran Space Monkey Rocket Launch A Fake?

Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

Iran proudly announced on Monday that it had successfully launched a monkey into space. The much publicised event immediately sent trepidation arou...

Girls Aloud Tour Will Be Alcohol Free To Support Sarah Harding's Drink Addiction

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Girls Aloud have pledged to have a completely dry tour in solidarity of band mate Sarah Harding, who has struggled with alcohol addiction. The five...

Harry Styles' 19th Birthday Celebrated With Two Parties In East London

Posted 02.03.2013 | Huffington Post

Harry Styles' 19th Birthday was never going to be a dull affair, and now pictures are emerging which apparently show just how wild the night really wa...

Laila Rouass And Ronnie O'Sullivan Celebrate Engagment

Posted 02.03.2013 | Huffington Post

Laila Rouass is sporting a stunning new diamond ring after snooker player boyfriend Ronnie O'sullivan went down on one knee. The former Holby City ...

Kelly Brook Back With Danny Cipriani After Split With Thom Evans

Posted 02.03.2013 | Huffington Post

Kelly Brook is apparently looking to try again with her ex-boyfriend Danny Cipriani, after parting ways with Thom Evans. The model split from Thom ...

Special Forces Cuts Will See 600 SAS And SBS Support Roles Axed Says MoD

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) is to lose 600 roles, prompting fears that it will hamper the fighting capability of elite units such as...

Gazza's Life In Danger From Drinking Alcohol Again Says Paul Gascoigne's Agent

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

Paul Gascoigne's life is in danger after he started drinking again says his agent, Terry Baker. The 45-year-old footballing legend, who has been se...

Man Tasered Outside Buckingham Palace By Police Says Scotland Yard

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

A man was in police custody today after being Tasered outside Buckingham Palace while shouting and holding a knife to his own neck. The man, though...

Mo Farah And Wife Tania Criticise School Sport Funding Cuts

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and his wife Tania have criticised the Government over school sport funding cuts and called on the coalition to...

Syria's President, Bashar al-Assad, Accuses Israel Of 'Destabilising' Syria After Airstrike

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

President, Bashar al-Assad, has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" Syria as he continues to fight a 22 month-long popular uprising in which at ...

Pork DNA Contaminated Halal Meat Pie Supplier Named As McColgan Quality Foods Limited

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

The company which supplied halal food found to contain traces of pork DNA was named on Sunday. Food distributor 3663 identified McColgan Quality Fo...

Paris Trouser Ban For Women Lifted After 213 Years

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

An archaic French law banning women in Paris from wearing trousers has finally been repealed. For nearly 214 years mademoiselles have only been leg...

Body Found In Burning Van Prompts Police Investigation In Hampshire

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

A police investigation has been launched after a body was found in a burning van. At 5am Sunday, Hampshire Police was alerted by Hampshire Fire and...

Sasha Marsden Death: David Minto Charged With Murder In Blackpool

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

David Minto, 22, has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Sasha Marsden in Blackpool, Lancashire Constabulary said on Sunday night. Minto, o...

George Osborne Tells Banks To Ring-Fence Risky Operations Or Risk Separation

Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's biggest banks will face complete separation if they flout new rules to ring-fence risky operations from savers' deposits, the Chancellor ann...