Entries by David Hobbs from 08/2013

Motorists In Remote Areas Could Pay Less For Fuel

Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Motorists in remote areas could pay less for petrol and diesel under Government proposals to extend the island fuel rebate scheme, Chief Secretary to ...

Simon Cowell To Be A Dad For First Time

Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time. The talent show bo...

Blind Dave Heeley Rides London In Latest Marathon Challenge

Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

Could you run a marathon? Maybe. How about two straight after each other? Unlikely. But what if you were asked to run seven marathons in seven days...

Paula Radcliffe: Jail Time Would Be Fair For Dopers

Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Sport

The women's world record holder in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe is one of British athletics' most decorated participants in the 21st century, boastin...

Gibraltar Crisis: Spain Agrees To EU Observers As HMS Westminster Arrives

Posted 08.19.2013 | UK

Spain has agreed to allow European Commission observers to its border with Gibraltar to assess the legality of checks on traffic that caused a diploma...

'Coronation Street' Star Chris Fountain Axed From ITV Soap Over 'Rape Rap'

Posted 08.19.2013 | UK Entertainment

Coronation Street star Chris Fountain has been axed from the show as a result of an online video in which he delivered a foul-mouthed rap which includ...

More Gloom For Labour Leader Ed Miliband In Latest Poll

Posted 08.19.2013 | UK Politics

One in three Labour voters think Ed Miliband should not lead the party into the next general election, according to a new poll. The survey also fou...

Change In Term Times Will Make Life Harder For Families

Posted 08.19.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A move to allow schools to set their own term times will make life harder for families with children of different ages, a survey of parents suggests. ...

Aiden Moffat To Become Youngest Driver In BTCC History (PICTURES)

Posted 08.21.2013 | UK Sport

A Scottish teenager who is still too young to hold a driving licence will make racing history this weekend when he lines up on the British Touring Car...

Southeastern Passengers Evacuated From Train After Smoke Alert

Posted 08.27.2013 | UK

Passengers on a rush-hour train have been led to safety after smoke was reported underneath the rear four carriages. Travellers on the 7.17am Londo...

Man Murdered In Fairground Fight

Posted 08.27.2013 | UK

A man in his twenties has been murdered and two others stabbed in a mass brawl at a fairground. The fight broke out at a fair in Southall Park, wes...

Hurricane Katrina: 8 Years Since Death and Destruction Hit Louisiana (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 08.27.2013 | UK

It is now eight years since the United States suffered one of its worst natural disasters, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, killing 1,833 pe...

Sarcastic Tea Drinkers: Survey Says Brits Fit Stereotype (POLL)

Posted 08.28.2013 | UK

Sarcastic humour, heavy drinking and the weather are among the dislikes of foreign expats living in the UK, according to research. More than half (...

Yosemite Rim Fire As Seen From Cockpit Of Firefighting Plane Over National Park (VIDEO)

Posted 08.28.2013 | UK

The California Rim fire is now one of the biggest in California history and is still only 20 percent contained. Here is some amazing aerial footage of...

Badger Cull Protesters Evicted From Camp

Posted 08.28.2013 | UK

Campaigners at a protest camp set up against the badger cull are being evicted from the site. Camp Badger at Doniford Holt near Watchet in Somerset...

Tomatina Festival: World's Biggest Tomato Fight In Brunol, Spain (VIDEO)

Posted 08.29.2013 | UK

So just how long does it take to throw 150,000 tomatoes around a small Spanish town? That's the question thousands of people from all over the worl...

Adam Smith's Wealth Of Nations First Edition To Be Sold For £50,000

Posted 08.29.2013 | UK

A rare first edition copy of Adam Smith's The Wealth Of Nations valued at £50,000 is to be sold at auction. First published in 1776, the book's fu...

8 Odd But Successful Business Ideas

Posted 08.29.2013 | UK

With businesses still struggling, entrepreneurs have been getting creative. Entrepreneurs have been getting more creative in order to succeed. Som...