Entries by Dina Rickman from 03/2012

50p Tax Rate Should Be Scrapped, Say Businesses

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

More than 500 business leaders called today for the "damaging" 50p top rate of tax to be ditched in the budget. Entrepreneurs from across the count...

House Prices Enjoy Strongest Rise In Two Years

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

House prices have recorded their strongest monthly jump in nearly two years, the Nationwide said on Thursday. The 0.6% rise is the highest since a ...

Vatican Secret Archives On Display In Rome's Capitoline Museum

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The Vatican has opened up its secret archive to the public for the first time but for six months only. The exhibition, at the Capitoline Museum in ...

Syria Crisis: William Hague Withdraws British Diplomats

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

British diplomats have been withdrawn from Syria for "security reasons", William Hague said on Thursday. The foreign secretary tweeted: "I have inf...

Craig Roy, 19, Given Life Sentence For Murdering Jack Frew, 16

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A teenager convicted of murdering a "happy, loving and vibrant" schoolboy was handed a life sentence today and told he must serve a minimum of 18 year...

Leveson Inquiry: Peter Clarke Says Scotland Yard Chiefs Dined With Rupert Murdoch

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard chiefs dined with Rupert Murdoch and other media bosses to convince them Britain was at risk from terror attacks, a senior officer said ...

St David's Day: Only 7% Of Welsh Want Independence

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Only 7% of people in Wales want the country to become independent, a new survey shows. Today on St David's Day, a study published by ICM Research f...

Ian Bailey Wins Extradition Batle Over Sophie Toscan Du Plantier Murder

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A British man today won a two year legal battle against his extradition to France over the murder of a film-maker in Ireland 15 years ago. The Supr...

Leveson Inquiry: John Yates Gives Evidence

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A former Metropolitan assistant commissioner who did not reveal that the-then deputy prime minister, John Prescott, had been a victim of phone hacking...

Operation Elveden: Police Arrest The Sun's Virginia Wheeler

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Police have arrested the first ever female defence editor of The Sun as part of their investigation into corruption and inappropriate payments to publ...

Witchcraft Trial: Magalie And Eric Bikubi Guilty Of Murdering Kristy Bamu, 15

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A couple are facing life sentences today after being found guilty of murdering a teenage boy they accused of witchcraft. Kristy Bamu, 15, was tortu...

Withcraft Murder: Kristy Bamu's Family Say They Have Forgiven His Killers

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The family of murdered teenager Kristy Bamu said today that they have forgiven his killers. A statement read out at the Old Bailey, written by Kris...

Leveson Inquiry: John Yates Not 'Plied With Champagne'

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A senior police officer who resigned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal denied that he had been "plied with champagne" in return for exclusive s...

Steve Maddern, Headteacher Of West Exe Technology College, Paid More Than PM

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A secondary school headmaster is earning a salary almost £10,000 more than the Prime Minister's. Steve Maddern, executive head of West Exe Technol...

Eric Joyce 'Will Attempt To Stay As An MP Until The Next Election'

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

An MP described as "unfit" for office by the Scottish Labour leader wants to continue in his job until the 2015 general election, according to reports...

James Blunt And Katherine Jenkins Cancel Trip To Afghanistan

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

James Blunt and Katherine Jenkins have again been forced to cancel morale-boosting concerts for British troops in Afghanistan because of problems flyi...

Stamp Price Increase Backed By MPs

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs today backed increases in the price of stamps despite expressing concerns about the impact on vulnerable consumers and small firms. The Busines...

Errol Jeffrey, Danny Dixon, John Otugade and Christopher N'Jie Jailed For Killing Bogdan Paduret

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Four men have been jailed for life for killing a nightclub doorman after he refused entry to a group of revellers. Bogdan Paduret was shot twice in...

Syria: Marie Colvin And Remi Ochlik's Bodies Recovered

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

The body of a British newspaper journalist killed in Syria arrived in Damascus on Friday night after being handed over by the Syrian authorities. A...

Arran Coghlan, Businessman Cleared Of Cocaine Smuggling, To Lose £2m Home

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A businessman cleared last year of involvement in a cocaine-smuggling ring is set to lose his £2 million home after a High Court judge ruled today th...

Jack Charlton, World Cup Winner, Recovering In Hospital

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

World Cup winner Jack Charlton was recovering in hospital tonight after undergoing hip replacement surgery following a fall at his home, his son said....

Syria Crisis: Paul Conroy Warns To Act To Stop A Massacre Beyond Measure

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A British journalist injured in Syria has urged the world to help the people of Homs to prevent a "massacre beyond measure." Speaking to Sky News f...

Vince Cable: QE Consequences 'Very Imperfectly Understood'

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

The consequences of injecting massive amounts of new cash into the economy to stave off a depression are only "very imperfectly understood", the Busin...

Man Who Raped Daughter Jailed For 19 Years

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A man who fathered three children after raping his daughter and stepdaughter was jailed for 19 years today. The man, 51, was described as a "cruel,...

John Bishop Finishes 'Week Of Hell' (PICTURES)

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Comic John Bishop completed his "week of hell" today after finishing his final marathon to end his punishing Paris to London challenge. The 45-year...