Entries by Dina Rickman from 08/2011

Expenses Cheat MP Jim Devine Released From Prison After Four Months Inside

Posted 08.01.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Expenses cheat MP Jim Devine has been released from prison after serving just a quarter of his sentence. The former Labour MP ...

David Cameron No Tip No Problem - Italian Barmaid

Posted 08.01.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A barmaid has made a name for herself, but no tip, after telling Prime Minister David Cameron he could carry his own cappuccino d...

Vince Cable To Unveil Copyright Reforms

Posted 08.01.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Changes to copyright law to be unveiled later this week are expected to open the door to new services for film and music fans. ...

Tomorrow's Front pages: Tuesday 2nd August 2011

Posted 08.01.2011 | UK

Tomorrow's front pages all find different leads. For the Independent, the phone hacking scandal is swiftly turning into a saga - they're focusing ...

David Cameron, Nick Clegg And Ed Miliband Get Scathing End Of Term Report From Voters

Posted 08.01.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Voters have delivered a scathing end-of-term report on Britain's political leaders, comparing David Cameron and Ed Miliband to sn...

Charities Funding Reduced After Local Government Cuts £86 Million From Their Budgets

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

Over 2,000 charities across England face a black hole in the funding of care for the sick, young, disabled and elderly due to budget reductions. ...

Police Issue Warning To Hackers Anonymous And LulzSec

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

Police investigating 'hacktivist' collectives Anonymous and LulzSec have issued a statement warning the groups they risk a 10-year prison sentence. ...

Sunday Mirror Winning In Tabloid Wars After Demise Of News Of The World

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

The Sunday Mirror has won the battle to pick up former News of the World readers, with their circulation almost doubling in July. However, overall ...

Dragon's Den Star Duncan Bannatyne In Twitter Hunt For Blackmailer - Telegraph

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

Duncan Bannatyne, star of Dragon's Den, offers and withdraws £50k reward for "breaking arms" of blackmailer. ...

Dragon's Den Star Duncan Bannatyne's Twitter Hunt For Blackmailer

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Police are investigating after a daughter of Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne was threatened on Twitter, it has emerged. Dur...

Tomorrow's Front Pages: Wednesday 3rd August 2011

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

It's August, the UK is enjoying a mini-heatwave, half the country is on holiday, and it looks like the beginning of silly season. The Express spla...

Somalia Famine: Aid Parcels Flown To Starving Young In Horn Of Africa

Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Aid parcels that will save the lives of thousands of children in famine-ravaged parts of Africa were flown out of Britain. Hal...

Ed Miliband 'Plans To Curb Trade Union Powers In The Labour Party'

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Ed Miliband reportedly plans to curb the power trade unions have over the Labour Party. Mr Miliband, who was only elected Labo...

UK Weather: August Heatwave Predicted To End With Thundery Showers

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

Enjoy the hot weather while you can because forecasters are predicting a return to thundery showers. The UK has been enjoying a mini-heat wave in A...

Brazil Footballer Pele joins Number 10 kickabout

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Football's most famous number 10 has enjoyed a kickabout at another famous 10 - Downing Street. Brazilian star Pele dropped in...

Housing Minister Wants To Speed Up Yob Evictions

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION - Councils will find it easier to evict "neighbours from hell" under new plans unveiled by the Government. The process of kicking...

Ed Miliband Prepares His Summer Holiday Reading With A Pile Of Books On Leadership | Daily Mail

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK Politics

You can tell a lot about someone from what they're reading. So the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that Ed Miliband has taken his tr...

Phone Hacking: Heather Mills 'My Phone Was Hacked By The Mirror'

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

Heather Mills believes her phone was hacked by a Mirror Group newspaper, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Sir Paul McCartney's former wife told the B...

MP's Guide To Life In The Commons And How Not To Sleep With Your Secretary - Telegraph

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has written a book which tries to explain why Commons secretaries and researchers are attracted to his “superficial, unattractive, mis-...

Share Index Suffers £35bn Slump

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Nearly £35 billion has been wiped off London's blue-chip share index after fresh eurozone and US debt fears sparked a bloodbath ...

United Nations Security Council Statement Condemns Syria For Use Of Force Against Protesters

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

The UN Security council has condemned authorities in Syria for continuing violence against demonstrators and "violation of human rights". In a stat...

Tomorrow's Front Pages: Thursday 4th August 2011

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

It's the economy (stupid). Or at least it is for the Indy, the Telegraph and the FT. Today's stock market turmoil gets a mention on a few front pages,...

No Plans To Call Piers Morgan, Says Committee Chairman

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK Politics

John Whittingdale, the chairman of the Commons Culture Committee, has told the BBC that he has "no plans to call Piers Morgan or any Mirror Group exec...

Economic Experts' Gloom Over 'Missed' Growth Forecast

Posted 08.03.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Chancellor George Osborne has faced fresh pressure over the pace of economic recovery when the head of the UK's tax and spending ...

University Of Cambridge Study Finds New Way Of Predicting Online Friendships

Posted 08.04.2011 | UK

Remember that man you’ve seen in the gym, on the Tube and at your favourite restaurant? Turns out he could be your new best friend. Well, according ...