Entries by David Hobbs from 06/2013

Legal Aid Changes Could 'Destroy' British Justice System

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Government plans to overhaul legal aid threaten to destroy the "world-renowned" British justice system, barristers have told ministers. The Bar Cou...

Gap Between Rich And Poor Set To Widen, Claims Institute For Fiscal Studies

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Income inequality will return to near the levels seen before the recession as welfare cuts bite, a respected economic think tank has said. The Inst...

Charles Ferndale Named As Briton Sentenced To Death In Egypt For Drug Smuggling

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

A British man sentenced to death in Egypt for smuggling drugs has been named by sources as pensioner Charles Raymond Ferndale. The 74-year-old was ...

Labour Forces Government Move On Probation Reform

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Labour has moved to force the government to pilot proposed changes to the probation service that are expected to see around 70% of rehabilitation work...

Wetherspoons Defends Opening Motorway Pub

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has defended its decision to open premises at a motorway service station, and said it would not be checking if drinkers were ...

Online Couples More Satisfied In Relationships

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Couples who meet online are more satisfied in their relationships and are less likely to break up than those that get together in bars, the workplace ...

'Unwell' Duke Of Edinburgh Misses RNIB Gala Reception (PICTURES)

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

The Duke of Edinburgh has withdrawn from an official engagement after falling unwell on the eve of a service to mark the Queen's 60 years on the thron...

Pigs Should Be Fed Leftovers To Cut Waste, Say Campaigners

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Leftovers should be put back on the menu for pigs to conserve food supplies, cut waste and farming costs and protect the environment, campaigners are ...

Radical Cleric Anjem Choudary Being Constantly Monitored, Says Scotland Yard

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Scotland Yard is closely watching radical cleric Anjem Choudary to see if his proclamations break the law, one of the force's most senior officers has...

Tulisa Arrested: Friend Mike GLC Claims Pair Have Been 'Set Up'

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Former 'X Factor' judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been released on police bail following her arrest on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. The 24-y...

Sharon Osbourne 'Overwhelmed' To Be Back On X Factor (PICTURES)

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sharon Osbourne admitted it has been overwhelming to return to The X Factor as she declared: "I'm the nan of the panel." She arrived at her first a...

Bangladesh Factory Collapse A 'Wake-Up Call'

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

A Government minister has called on UK clothes retailers to "assume responsibility" for the conditions in which garments are manufactured in the poor ...

Ukip Regional Chairman Chris Pain Steps Down Over Alleged Racism

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics

A Ukip regional chairman has stepped down over alleged racist comments made on Facebook. The party's East Midlands chairman and Lincoln councillor ...

Daniel Pelka 'Desperate' To Get Food In Weeks Before Death

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

A four-year-old boy alleged to have been starved and murdered by his mother and stepfather was sent to school with a lunchbox containing half of a san...

Queen Celebrates 60th Anniversary Of Coronation At Westminster Abbey (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

The 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation was celebrated in a service where her qualities of devotion and self-sacrifice were praised. At West...

Alzheimer's Drugs Could Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack

Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Some Alzheimer's drugs could reduce the risk of heart attacks and death, according to research. Scientists in Sweden studied over 7,000 people with...

Call For Public Inquiry Into Alexander Litvinenko Death

Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A coroner has written to the government to request a public inquiry in place of an inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko. Sir...

Driver Crashes £250k 1924 Bugatti T13 And Walks Away For A Beer (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A racing driver who crashed his quarter of a million Bugatti walked away from the prang - and recovered with a pint. Bugatti enthusiast Edmund Burg...

Woolwich Attack Accused Michael Adebolajo In Bizarre Outburst At Bail Hearing

Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

One of the men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby has told the Old Bailey: "I'm a man, I'm a soldier, I'm a British citizen." Appearing via vid...

European Millennials Believe Their Best Days Have Already Gone, Fear For the Future (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

Young western Europeans are fearful for the future of their countries, believing their best days have already gone and that the economic future looks ...

Muslim Groups Fear 'Wave Of Attacks' In Wake Of Woolwich Murder

Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Muslim groups have called on authorities to take serious action against anti-Islamic attacks and say they fear a wave of reprisals in the wake of the ...

Babies Practise Facial Expressions Of Pain In The Womb

Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Unborn babies "practise" facial expressions of pain while they are in the womb, scientists say. Foetuses have been pictured using 4D scanning techn...

William Hague to Offer Mau Mau Apology

Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague is to make a statement in the Commons on Thursday that is expected to set out plans to compensate elderly Kenyans tort...

MP Richard Drax Speaks Of Relief After Sexual Harassment Case Thrown Out

Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A Conservative MP has spoken of his family's relief after their lesbian housekeeper had her case for sexual harassment and unfair dismissal unanimousl...

Obese Pets Prepare For PDSA Slimmer Of The Year Competition (PICTURES)

Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Dogs, cats and rabbits collectively carrying around 30 stone in weight are set to take part in an annual pet slimming competition. The line-up of 1...