Entries by Dina Rickman from 05/2012

UK Weather: England And Wales Facing Fresh Floods (PICTURES)

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Parts of England and Wales are facing fresh flood fears after heavy rain lashed southern Britain overnight following the wettest April since records b...

East Midlands Trains Faces Drivers Strike From Aslef

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Rail services will be hit today because of the first of a series of strikes by hundreds of train drivers in a dispute over pensions. Members of the...

Two Killed In Shropshire As Car Crashes Into Trees

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Two men were killed when the car they were in left the road and crashed into some trees, an ambulance service said today. The accident happened on ...

Abu Qatada Deportation Attempts Have Cost Nearly £1m In Legal Fees

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Repeated failed attempts to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada have cost nearly £1m in legal fees, the government confirmed. Immigration Minister Da...

Cannabis Farmers Stealing £200m Of Electricity A Year, Says Crime Expert

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Cannabis farmers steal around £200 million of electricity every year to grow their illegal crops, according to figures out today. Crime expert Phi...

Model Bethaney Wallace Dies Of Anorexia Aged Just 19

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

A model who graced the cover of teen magazines has died of anorexia at just 19 years old. Bethaney Wallace, who had suffered with an eating disorde...

Yulia Tymoshenko: EU Leaders Threaten To Boycott Euro 2012 Over Ukraine Treatment

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

European leaders are threatening to boycott the forthcoming Euro 2012 football tournament over the treatment of Ukranian opposition leader Yulia Tymos...

Terror Funding Arrests: Seven Held In London, Coventry And Cardiff

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Seven people have been arrested in dawn raids across the country on suspicion of funding terrorism, Scotland Yard has said. Officers from the Metro...

Gareth Williams Inquest: MI6 'Failed To Hand Over Spy's Belongings'

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

MI6 failed to hand over a lot of Gareth Williams's belongings during Scotland Yard's painstaking investigation into the spy's death mystery, an inques...

Phone Hacking Report Raises Questions Over News Corp's Broadcasting Licence

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

The culture committee's findings about the failure to uncover the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World raise "serious questions" about whe...

Phone Hacking Report: Colin Myler Stands By Evidence He Gave To MPs

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Former News of the World editor Colin Myler said he "stands by" the evidence he gave MPs over phone hacking after being accused of misleading parliame...

Sandringham Estate Body: Two Suspects Arrested Over Murder Of Alisa Dmitrijeva Released

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

UPDATED 21:35 1 May 2012 with news of police bail Two men arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager whose body was found on the Queen's Sandrin...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Maid's Civil Lawsuit Can Proceed To Trial

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

A New York hotel maid's civil lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn can proceed to trial, a US judge has ruled. Strauss Khan had attempted to halt...

Racist Tube Rant: Jacqueline Woodhouse Admits Hurling Abuse On London Underground

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

A woman London Underground passenger has admitted hurling racist abuse at fellow passengers after a video of her appeared on the internet. Jacqueli...

M5 Crash: One Killed Two Injured In Motorway Pile-Up In Gloucestershire

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

One man was killed and two others seriously injured in a motorway crash involving five vehicles, police said on Wednesday. Two lorries, two vans an...

GM Crops Experiment At Rothamsted Is An 'Act Of Terrorism' Protest Group Say

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

The anti-GM activists who are threatening to destroy experiment on genetically modified crops have said they feel they have "no choice" and allowing t...

Madeleine McCann Missing: Kate McCann Book About Disappearance Raises Almost £1m

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

Kate McCann's book about her daughter Madeleine's disappearance has sold nearly 400,000 copies and raised up to £1 million for the fund to find the m...

NHS Hospitals 'Need To Do More To Tackle Foreign Patients Who Don't Pay'

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

Hospital trusts need to do more to tackle the problem of foreign patients who avoid paying for NHS care, a senior doctor has said as an investigation ...

Lord Justice Leveson Queries 'Enormous Cost' Of Second Part Of Inquiry

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

The judge leading the Leveson Inquiry into media standards has suggested that the planned second part of his probe - into specific allegations of wron...

Scunthorpe Baby's Body Discovered At Recycling Plant

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

The body of a baby boy has been discovered at a recycling plant, police said today. Police were called by staff at the Bell Waste Control site on W...

Gareth Williams Inquest: 'Highly Likely' Third Party Involved In MI6 Spy's Death, Police Say

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

The death of MI6 spy Gareth Williams was "most suspicious" and it is "highly likely a third party was involved" in his demise a senior Met officer inv...

Madeleine McCann Anniversary: Kate McCann Says 'Twins Want To Search For Missing Daughter'

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

Kate McCann has revealed how her twins want to help in the search for missing daughter Madeleine. Speaking on Wednesday morning she told ITV's Lorr...

Local Elections 2012: Scots Go To The Polls To Elect Councillors

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

Scots will go to the polls today to elect their local councillors. A total of 1,223 seats on the country's 32 separate local authorities are up for...

Privatised Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust 'Profit Deal' Cuts Fears

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Bosses at the UK's first privately-run NHS general hospital have insisted they will improve standards despite claims that they will need to make "eye-...

Local Elections 2012: Coalition Gets A Mid-Term Bruising (Live Updates)

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

Results are coming in from the 2012 local elections in England and Wales, and all indications are that Labour are making significant gains at the expe...