Entries by David Hobbs from 06/2012

Finance Directors Average Earnings Exceed £1m

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Finance directors in the UK's top companies received a 9.5% increase in pay and bonuses last year, taking median income to more than £1 million, acco...

Killer Of 86-Year-Old Jean Jobson, Murdered In Her Own Home, Jailed for Life

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

A woman who bludgeoned a pensioner to death has been jailed for life. Karen Williamson, 46, was told she will spend a minimum of 24 years in prison...

Weather Warnings As Heavy Rain And Wind Set To Hit Britain

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

More horrendous weather is to lash the UK, with winds of up to 65mph battering coasts and torrential rain threatening flooding on Friday. Severe we...

Police Anger Over Choice Of Tom Winsor As Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

The government's choice for the next Chief Inspector of Constabulary has provoked an angry reaction from rank-and-file officers. Lawyer Tom Winsor,...

More Legionnaire's Deaths In Edinburgh Outbreak Possible, Warns Doctors

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Further deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease cannot be ruled out, doctors warned, as people from further afield fell ill. There are 24 ...

Crowds Expected For Funeral Of Bee Gee Robin Gibb

Posted 06.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Fans are expected to line the streets to pay their final respects to late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb as his body is taken in a horse-drawn carriage to h...

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Raises Pressure On Syria

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Syria is on the edge of full-scale civil war following the latest violence in the country, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon warned. Spe...

Forced Marriage To Become Criminal Offence

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Forced marriage is "little more than slavery", David Cameron said as the government announced plans to make it a criminal offence. Parents who forc...

David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband And George Osborne Due At Leveson

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and George Osborne will all give evidence to the Leveson inquiry into press ethics next week, it has been annou...

House Prices In English Beauty Spots Rise Seven Times In 10 Years

Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Homes in some of England's most idyllic beauty spots have increased by 87% - or nearly £110,000 - in value over the last decade, a study has revealed...

Tesco Upbeat In Spite Of Sales Drop

Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Under-pressure grocer Tesco posted another UK sales decline on Monday but said its performance has been robust as it battles to revive its fortunes. ...

Frank Zimmerman, Man Who Threatened MP Louise Mensch, Arrested

Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

A man who sent a threatening email to Conservative MP, Louise Mensch, has been arrested after failing to turn up at court. Frank Zimmerman had been...

Gordon Brown Denies Giving The Sun Permission To Run Story On Son's Illness

Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Gordon Brown has denied claims made by the former chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, that he gave permission for The Sun to run a ...

Falkland Islands To Hold Referendum On 'Political Status' In Bid To End Dispute

Posted 06.12.2012 | UK
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The Falkland Islands are to hold a referendum on their "political status" - hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the i...

Le Mans Hat-Trick And World Title Double Incentive For Allan McNish At The 24 Hours

Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Sport

"I gave one of the Toyota boys a little kick the other day at the Le Mans test weekend. Turned out it was my old number two mechanic from the F1 days....

British Author John McGregor Wins Biggest Literary Prize For Novel In English

Posted 06.13.2012 | Huffington Post

A British writer has scooped the largest prize in the world for a novel published in English. Even the Dogs, by Jon McGregor, has been announced as...

Falklands Veterans Pay Respects At Ceremony Marking 30th Anniversary Of Conflict

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK

Heroes of the Falklands Conflict have been honoured at the remote beach-head where they fought and died 30 years ago. Veterans of the 1982 Conflict...

Premier League Academy Footballer Andrew Hall Charged With Murder Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK

A footballer with a Premier League academy has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl who was stabbed at a house at the weekend. Andrew...

Murdered Pensioner Judith Richardson 'Struck 30 Times With Hammer'

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK

A killer tricked a pensioner into opening her front door by showing her Age UK charity leaflets, then struck her at least 30 times with a hammer, a co...

Weather Forecasters Predict More Wind And Rain For UK

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK

More heavy rain and strong winds are expected to lash the country at the end of the week After a respite on Wednesday for many parts of Britain, th...

Parents Of Teenage Ballerina Rosie Whittaker Killed By Train Warn Over Suicide Websites

Posted 06.13.2012 | UK

The parents of a teenage ballerina believe websites that promote self-harm and suicide influenced their daughter to take her own life. Rosie Whitta...

David Cameron Rejects Suggestion Of 'Deal' With Murdoch As 'Nonsense'

Posted 06.14.2012 | UK

David Cameron has rejected the suggestion that he made a deal with Rupert Murdoch before the 2010 general election to secure favourable press coverage...

Mother, Michelle Smith, Accused Of Murdering Her 'Thriving' Baby

Posted 06.14.2012 | UK

A mother poisoned her weeks-old daughter using a powerful adult pain killer never used on babies, a jury has been told. Michelle Smith, 34, is accu...

Le Mans: Toyota's Anthony Davidson In Huge Crash (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2012 | UK Sport

An intriguing Le Mans 24 Hours erupted into drama when the Toyota Racing TS 030 - HYBRID of Anthony Davidson suffered a huge crash after contact with ...

Le Mans: Nissan Deltawing Designer Believes Car Is 'Highly Relevant To Auto Industry'

Posted 06.16.2012 | UK Sport

The designer of the innovative Nissan Deltawing that crashed out at Le Mans believes the car and team have done enough to warrant further races even t...