Entries by Chris Wimpress from 03/2012

Queen's Speech To Be Held On 9 May

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

The Queen's Speech setting out the government's legislative agenda for the next parliamentary session will be held on Wednesday May 9, it has been rev...

National Citizen Service Confirmed For Summer 2012 With 30,000 Places

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ministers have begun a push to publicise the second year of the National Citizen Service (NCS), David Cameron's personal crusade to introduce a volunt...

Inquiry After Man Shot Dead By Manchester Police Officers

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

A man has been shot dead during a police operation involving armed officers. Cheshire Police said the man was shot after the car he was in was stop...

Kirsty Stewart, First Woman To Fly For Red Arrows, Moves To Ground Role After Bereavements

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Britain's first female Red Arrows pilot is move to a ground role after two of her flying colleagues were killed in separate tragedies. Flight Lieut...

Prince Harry To Tour The Bahamas Coastal Waters

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Prince Harry will take to the waters around the Bahamas on Sunday to learn about the work of the country's military as he begins the next leg of his D...

Meteor Fireball Across Northern UK Prompts Numerous Calls To Police

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Police forces across the UK have received numerous calls after a large fireball, thought to be a meteor, was spotted in the sky. Reports of a "brig...

Lib Dems In Scotland Reach Out To The SNP

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats will today open the door to working with the Scottish National Party to deliver more powers to Holyrood if Scotland votes no to ...

Costa Conordia Legal Probe Begins Into Deaths Of 32 People

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Experts have started reviewing the evidence into the Costa Concordia disaster, which left 32 people dead, marking the start of legal proceedings into ...

Two Charged With Attempted Murder Of Manchester Student Daniel Whiteley

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Two men and a woman will appear in court on Monday charged with the attempted murder of a student found seriously injured in a water-filled ditch. ...

NHS Risk Register Probe By Information Commissioner To Begin

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics

A Government appeal will be heard on Monday against a ruling which says it must publish a risk assessment of its controversial NHS reforms. In Nove...

David Miliband: Vladimir Putin Is A 'Ruthless Dictator'

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin is a "ruthless" dictator whose days are numbered, David Miliband said today as Russians go to the polls. The former foreign secretar...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien Attacks Government's Gay Marriage Plans

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron faces fresh pressure from church leaders over the Government's plans for gay marriage. Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the leader of the Catholi...

Older Ravers Hit Magaluf, Ayia Napa And Other Clubbing Hotspots

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Older holidaymakers are turning into silver shufflers by heading for clubbing spots abroad, a survey has revealed. Tourists aged over 55 are also n...

Poland Train Crash - Head-On Collision Near Szczekociny

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Two trains collided head-on in southern Poland, killing at least 15 people and injuring 54, in one of the worst rail disasters in the country in recen...

Police Shooting In Culcheth, Cheshire, Came After 'Planned Operation'

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Armed officers who shot a man dead in a countryside village last night were on a "pre-planned operation", police said today. Residents in the villa...

Barclays Boss Bob Diamond's Bonus Expected To Be £4m

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Barclays will reignite anger over bankers' bonuses this week when it reveals a total pay-out of up to £4 million for its boss Bob Diamond. Its chi...

Tom Watson Writes To Downing Street Over Raisa The Horse Row

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Labour MP Tom Watson has written to David Cameron, saying he fears a "culture of dishonesty developing in Downing Street" in the wake of the revelatio...

The Coalition's U-Turns So Far - Forests, Graduate Tax, Work Experience.. What's Next?

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

The possibility of a coalition re-think on child benefit for households with a higher-rate taxpayer will arguably be one of the biggest backtrack by m...

Government Defeated In Lords On Legal Aid And Domestic Violence

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

The government has been defeated three times in the House of Lords on Ken Clarke's legal aid changes, amid concerns that the reforms would deny people...

Ed Miliband Flayed By 5 Live Audience On Victoria Derbyshire Phone-In

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband could be forgiven for taking BBC 5 Live off the presets of his radio, after its phone-in audience gave the Labour leader a thoroughly unpl...

PMQs 7th March 2012 - Sombre Mood As Afghanistan Attack Hangs Over Commons

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Politics

Prime minister's questions got off to a sombre start this lunchtime. following the the grim news coming from Afghanistan of the apparent deaths of six...

Len McCluskey, Unite Union Boss, 'Couldn't Care Less' About Criticism For Olympic Strike Threat

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Politics

Britain is made up of two countries, with lengthening dole queues alongside "bonus-drunk" bankers still carrying on business as usual despite the stat...

Lord Blair Denies Leaking Rebekah Brooks' Horse Story To The Papers

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks borrowed her Scotland Yard horse after discussing it over lunch with Britain's top officer, an inquiry heard on Wednesday morning. ...

Protest At Petrol Prices And Fuel Duty Braves The Rain At Westminster

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Politics

Hundreds of protesters braved heavy rain on Wednesday lunchtime to take their campaign for fuel duty cuts to Westminster. Pensioners, cabbies, van ...

Kit Malthouse, Boris Johnson's Deputy, Pulls Out Of Mayoral Debate

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Politics

Deputy London Mayor Kit Malthouse pulled out of a planned hustings for deputy mayoral candidates on Wednesday afternoon. Malthouse faced call to re...