Entries by Dina Rickman from 04/2012

Diane Hill, Petrol Burns Mum, In Critical Condition In Hospital

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The woman burned when pouring petrol from a jerry can in her kitchen remains in a critical condition in hospital. Diane Hill suffered 40% burns aft...

Syria Crisis: William Hague Warns President Bashar Al-Assad

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Britain today warned President Bashar al-Assad that he did not have "unlimited time" to find a peaceful settlement with opposition protesters in Syria...

April Fools: The Best Stories From The Papers

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

After a week of pasties and petrol it's hard to tell just which stories in the news could be April Fools today. We were caught out by Francis Maude...

Gary Smith Death: Woman Bailed On Suspicion Of Manslaughter

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man drowned in a canal has been released on bail, police said today. Gary Smith, 45, died in ...

Azamara Quest Cruise Ship Reaches Malaysia After Fire

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A cruise ship with 100 UK passengers on board has reached land after drifting in seas south of the Philippines following a fire in one of its engine r...

Dr Giles Fraser, Occupy London Supporting Priest, Gets New Job

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The former canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral has found a new position within the Church of England five months after resigning over the handling...

Gavin Henson Apologises After Drinking And Inappropriate Behaviour On Flight To Cardiff

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Sport

Rugby star Gavin Henson has apologised for drinking and "behaving inappropriately" on a flight to Cardiff, and admits he is "truly embarrassed" by the...

Game Group: OpCapita Sale Safeguards 3,200 Jobs

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Nearly 3,200 jobs at struggling retailer Game Group were safeguarded today as part of the business was sold to a turn-around investment firm. OpCap...

Murdered Suzanne And William Jones Will Be Missed, Say Devastated Family

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The family of a mother and her young son killed in their home said they would be "sadly missed". Suzanne Jones, 34, and her two-year-old son Willia...

Madonna Becomes Most Successful Solo Artist Ever As MDNA Tops Album Charts

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Madonna's MDNA went straight in at number one today, the singer's 12th album to top the UK charts. The feat means the singer has beaten Elvis Presl...

UK Weather: Sunniest March Since 1929

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

March was the sunniest month since 1929, and the warmest since 1997 according to forecasters The highest maximum temperature recorded was 23.6 degr...

Olympic Stadium Proposal: Wendell Raphael To Marry Bindi Bhambra

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The first proposal in London's Olympic Stadium took place today and, to the delight of the 20,000-strong crowd, she said "yes". Charity mascot Wend...

Coastguard Search For Condor Rapide Ferry Passenger Believed To Be Overboard

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

An air and sea search was underway on Sunday night for a passenger who is believed to be missing overboard. The crew of the Condor Rapide Fast Ferr...

End The 'Old Boys Network' Says High Pay Centre

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Campaigners today called for an end to the "old boys' network" on committees which set pay for executives after new research showed that almost half w...

Falklands: David Cameron Marks Anniversary Of Argentinian Invasion

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is marking the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falklands with a reaffirmation of Britain's determination to uphold the islanders...

Ed Miliband Launches Labour Local Elections Campaign In England

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has promise to govern for the whole country "not just the wealthy few" as he launches Labour's local elections campaign in England on Mond...

Policeman 'Assaulted Black Teen' After Colleague's Alleged Racial Abuse

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

A policeman has been filmed on CCTV allegedly assaulting a teenage boy just hours after his colleague was recorded apparently racially abusing a man, ...

Email Snooping Will Help Catch Paedophiles, Says Theresa May

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

Theresa May has defended government proposals to monitor all calls, emails, texts and website visits, saying the new powers will be vital in catching ...

Quadriplegic Geoff Holt 'Degraded' By Train Guard Over Electric Wheelchair

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

The first quadriplegic sailor to sail solo across the Atlantic was told by a guard he could not board a train because his electric wheelchair would da...

David Cameron Hails Council Homes Discount

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

A dramatic increase in the discount available to tenants buying their council homes will restore "a vital rung on the property ladder", David Cameron ...

UK Weather: Snow Forecast After March Heatwave

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Parts of Britain were waking up to a blanket of snow today as the recent spell of unseasonably warm weather was replaced by wintry conditions and pred...

Michael Gove: Universities Should Be Given The Power To Set A-Levels

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove has called for universities to have a "far greater" role in designing A-levels in the future, amid concerns that the ...

British Sailors Injured As Wave Hit Yacht During Race Back On Dry Land

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Two sailors who were injured when a large wave crashed onto their yacht during a round-the world race have arrived back on dry land. Three British ...

Nick Clegg Says Liberal Democrats 'Delivering' Ahead Of Local Elections

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg said the Liberal Democrats are "delivering for ordinary people" within the Tory-led coalition as he rallied party activists ahead of local ...

UK Economy: No Double Dip Recession, Predicts British Chambers Of Commerce

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

A business lobby group called for "forceful" measures to kickstart the UK's recovery today after predicting the economy will grow by just 0.6% this ye...