Entries by Chris Wimpress from 04/2012

Opinion Polls Say Tories Are Out Of Touch, Labour Has Nine Point Lead

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Voters believe the Government has lost touch with ordinary people and overwhelmingly blame ministers for triggering panic-buying of petrol, according ...

Fuel Strike Threat Lingers As Tankers Union Prepares To Resume Talks

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The union representing fuel tanker drivers is preparing to enter peace talks amid a plea to the Government not to scupper the prospect of a deal to av...

Peter Cruddas Attended Even More Private Dinners Than Previously Thought, Claims Sunday Times

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Peter Cruddas, the disgraced former Tory party treasurer, claimed to have direct access to Prime Minister David Cameron on at least 13 occasions - eve...

Man Charged With Double Murder of Suzanne Jones And Her Son In Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murders of a 34-year-old woman and a two-year-old child, police said. The pair, named locally yesterday...

Air Passenger Duty Causes Tickets To Rise By 8% From Sunday

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Higher rates of the air passenger duty (APD) airport departure tax took effect on Sunday, hitting passengers with a ticket increase of around 8%. A...

Ed Miliband Dismissed Bradford By-Election Disaster And Says He Will Win Next Election

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband brushed off Labour's shock defeat in the Bradford West by-election, claiming the party is set for a return to power at the next general el...

Unions Accuse Government Of Reversing Pay-Rise For Low-Paid Workers

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Union leaders have accused the Government of "fooling" hundreds of thousands of low-paid council workers out of a promised £250 pay rise. Unison s...

David Cameron - Behind In The Polls And Losing Control?

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron goes into Easter after one of the most difficult periods of his premiership, with the Sunday press likely to make grim reading for the P...

Military Investigation At Wattisham Air Station Follows Alleged Gay Sex Attack

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A military police investigation is under way after a soldier was allegedly subjected to a sex attack by three servicemen at an Army base. Officers ...

Military Investigation At Wattisham Air Station Follows Alleged Gay Sex Attack

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A military police investigation is under way after a soldier was allegedly subjected to a sex attack by three servicemen at an Army base. Officers ...

Military Investigation At Wattisham Air Station Follows Alleged Gay Sex Attack

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A military police investigation is under way after a soldier was allegedly subjected to a sex attack by three servicemen at an Army base. Officers ...

Military Investigation At Wattisham Air Station Follows Alleged Gay Sex Attack

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A military police investigation is under way after a soldier was allegedly subjected to a sex attack by three servicemen at an Army base. Officers ...

Government 'To Roll Out More Snooping Powers' For GCHQ

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ministers are preparing a major expansion of the Government's powers to monitor the email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK, it w...

Rush To Help British Yachtsmen Struck By Giant Wave In Pacific

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

An operation is under way to parachute medical help to four sailors who were injured when a large wave crashed onto their yacht during a round-the-wor...

Investigation Follows Gavin Henson's Suspension After Flybe Flight

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Sport

An airline has launched an investigation into an incident on a plane that led to Wales rugby star Gavin Henson being suspended by his club. Henson,...

'A Third' Avoiding The Olympics And Going Away During The Games To Escape Them

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Around a third of Britons who have booked a holiday abroad this summer have deliberately chosen their dates so they can avoid the Olympic Games, a stu...

Britain Now 'Better Prepared' For A Petrol Tanker Strike, Says William Hague

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Britain is better prepared to withstand a strike by tanker drivers because of the actions taken by the Government over the past week, Foreign Secretar...

GCHQ Snooping Powers - A History Of The Big Brother State

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

The news that ministers want to give the government's main listening centre GCHQ greater powers to intercept our phone calls and emails has caused a f...

Falklands Anniversary: Sukey Cameron, Islands Representative In London, Sees No End To Argentine Antagonism (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

A senior member of the Falklands' government has told HuffPost UK that she sees no end in sight to the impasse between the islands and the government ...

London Mayoral Election 2012 (Live Updates)

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

With just under a month to go until the 3rd of May, the campaign to become the next Mayor of London is hotting up. Boris Johnson seeking re-elect...

How A 'Naked Woman' Forced Boris Johnson To Abandon Police Raid

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been recounting how he had to pull out of a high-profile demonstration of how police conduct dawn raids because - accor...

Jenny Jones, Green Mayoral Candidate, 'I Don't Trust Boris But I Admire Ken'

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

Jenny Jones, the Green party mayoral candidate for London, came out of the first hustings in the election campaign on Tuesday smelling of roses, or da...

Embassy Staff Forced To Deal With Missing False Teeth And Other Ludicrous Problems, Says Hague

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

British nationals are wasting embassy time with "ludicrous" inquiries about lost false teeth, runny jam and plastic surgery problems, William Hague ha...

GPs Confidence In NHS Reforms Plummets According To BBC Poll

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

Confidence among GPs that the Government's NHS reforms will improve patient care has almost halved since they were first proposed, an opinion poll sho...

Janette Williamson Apologises For Offensive Prince Philip Tweet

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour candidate in the local elections has apologised for sending a tweet about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Janette Williamson, who is s...