Entries by Dina Rickman from 08/2012

London 2012 Drug Testing Labs To Become Scientific Research Centre

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

A £10 million scientific research centre is to be based on the site of Olympic drug testing laboratories, David Cameron announced on Wednesday. Th...

London Olympics 2012: Will Wednesday See Team GB's First Gold?

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport

Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins could win Great Britain's first gold medal of London 2012, ending four frustrating days without a first-place...

St Barnabas Church In Kent Attacked By Masked Man With Machete

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

A woman told of her terror after a masked man armed with a machete broke into a church hall and attacked one of her singing group. Ginny Warner was...

Open Data: Call For Clarity Over Government's Transparency Agenda

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Politics

The publication of data as part of the Government's transparency agenda should be accessible and easily understood by all, a group of MPs has said. ...

London 2012: Badminton World Federation Launch Proceedings After Women's Doubles Pairs 'Throw Match'

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport

The Badminton World Federation have launched disciplinary proceedings after four women's doubles pairs apparently tried to throw matches at London 201...

Gail Porter Takes Desperate Step To Beat Depression

Posted 08.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Gail Porter is quitting the UK in a desperate attempt to beat her depression once and for all. The TV presenter will spend three months in an inten...

UK Economy: £80bn Scheme To Kick-Start Bank Lending Launched

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Politics

An £80 billion initiative to kick-start bank lending was fired into action today in the latest attempt to boost the struggling economy. The Bank o...

Shafilea Ahmed Murder Trial: Jury To Begin Deliberations Over Parents

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

A jury will begin its deliberations today in the trial of a couple accused of murdering of their daughter because they believed she brought "shame on ...

UK Weather: Showers But No Torrential Downpours Predicted During Olympics

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

There may be a few showers as cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Emma Pooley race to bring home gold for Team GB in the time trials at Hampton Court today, ...

Caesarean Infection Risk: One In 10 Women Suffer Infection

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in 10 women who give birth via caesarean section suffer an infection, statistics show. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) found that of ...

Gore Vidal Dies: Author, Playwright And Commentator Dead At 86 (QUOTES + TRIBUTES)

Posted 08.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Celebrated author, playwright and commentator Gore Vidal has died at the age of 86, his nephew said on Wednesday. Burr Steers said Vidal died at hi...

Ian Thorpe: Here's 5 Things You Didn't Know About The Aussie Swimmer (PICTURES)

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is the surprise star of the BBC's London 2012 coverage so far, taking pride of place on the studio sofa to comment on ev...

Mohammed Shabir Ali And Mohammed Shafiq Ali Jailed For Funding Acts Of Terror Abroad

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Twin brothers who admitted raising money in England to fund terrorism abroad were jailed for three years on Wednesday. Father-of-three Mohammed Sha...

London 2012 Olympics: The Best Kissing Of The Games

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

It's not just athletes puckering up to their medals - London 2012 has seen an Olympic quantity of kissing. Cameras have caught kisses between fathe...

Pressure On Spain To Bow To Bailout

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Italy’s leader Mario Monti is to make a last-ditch effort tomorrow to persuade Spain to swallow its pride and accept a formal rescue, hoping to clea...

Government 'Discussing Fully Nationalising RBS'

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics

Cabinet ministers are considering fully nationalising the Royal Bank of Scotland, which was bailed out in in 2008, according to reports on Thursday. ...

Bradley Wiggins: 11 Famous Sideburns That Might Have Inspired The Olympic Winner

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Hirsute babies have been named after him. The public are sporting cut-out-and-keep mock ups of his sideburns. Men are flocking to hair transplant surg...

Bradley Wiggins Or Sir Steve Redgrave: Who's The Greatest Olympian? (PICTURES, POLL)

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

He's been congratulated by the prime minister, inspired sideburns across the land and heralded as Britain's greatest Olympic athlete - by Sir Steve Re...

Skin Cancer In Wild Marine Fish Discovered In Great Barrier Reef

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Skin cancer in wild marine fish has been discovered for the first time, new research has revealed. The study, conducted by Newcastle University and...

Schoolboy Dies Falling Off The Rocks Into The Sea In Swansea

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

A schoolboy has died after falling off rocks into the sea while on a family holiday. Emergency services were alerted to reports of two males in the...

Sex Gang Leader Shabir Ahmed Jailed For 22 Years For 'Campaign Of Rape'

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

The ringleader of a gang of Asian men who groomed young white girls for sex has been jailed for 22 years for a "campaign of rape" against a young Asia...

Olympics Cycle Death: Further Safety Measures Call After Cyclist Killed Outside Olympic Park

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

There have been further calls for safety measures in cycling after the death of a cyclist knocked down by an official Olympic bus, the 10th fatality i...

Olympic Park Cycle Death: Dan Harris, 28, Named As Cyclist Killed By Media Bus

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

The 28-year-old cyclist who died in a collision outside the Olympic park on Wednesday night has been named as Dan Harris, police said on Thursday. ...

London Olympics 2012: A Bird's Eye View Of The Games (PICTURES)

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Want to watch the Olympics but work won't let you? Locog have come up with a perfect solution, setting up six twitter accounts to send out live images...

Dan Harris Death: Cyclist Took Up Commute After Complaining About Delayed Tube Lines

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

The 28-year-old who was killed by a bus outside the Olympic park tweeted about his love of cycling and how bike riders who jumped red lights "give the...