Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 10/2011

Picture Of 'John Travolta Alive In 1860' Appears, After Nicolas Cage Vampire Picture Claim

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK
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The Church of Scientology advocates the idea of past lives and, as an avid member, John Travolta may be interested to discover that a man is selling a...

Michael Jackson Physician Dr Conrad Murray Told Medics: No Drugs In Jackson

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

Dr Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, misled an emergency-room doctor when the singer was rushed to hospital following a fatal overd...

Explosive Device Discovered In Belfast City Centre

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

An explosive device discovered in a busy shopping area of Belfast city centre could have caused death or serious injury, police have warned. A cont...

David Beckham Tells Wall Street Journal: UK Riots 'Disgusting'

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK
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This summer's riots in England made soccer superstar David Beckham feel "physically sick", he has said. He told the Wall Street Journal that what h...

PR Guru Max Clifford: Jade Goody's Inheritance For Sons Wiped Out By Debts

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

Max Clifford has spoken of his sadness at reports that debts left by the late Jade Goody have wiped out most of her sons' inheritance. Reality TV s...

Miner Garry Jenkins' Relatives Pay Tribute To 'Devoted Father' At Funeral

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK
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Relatives of a man killed in a mining disaster have paid tribute to an "adored partner and devoted father" during an emotional funeral service. Gar...

Royal Horticultural Society: 'Confused' Plants Flowering Again Due To Hot Weather

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

Confused plants are flowering again due to the unseasonably warm weather, according to experts. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said strawber...

Memorial Unveiled For Lancastria Maritime Disaster On River Clyde, Glasgow

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK
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A memorial has been unveiled to the thousands of people who died in the UK's worst maritime disaster. The sinking of the Lancastria off the coast o...

Two-Year-Old Dies After Being Trapped In A Burning Van

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

A two-year-old girl died after her stepfather and mother were beaten back by flames as they tried in vain to rescue her from a burning van during a fi...

Three Men Charged With Birmingham UK Riot Murders

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

Three people have been charged with the murders of three men who were killed as they tried to protect shops and homes from looters. Haroon Jahan, 2...

Three Prisoners Arrested After Inmate Found Dead In Cell In Ian Huntley Durham Prison

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

Three prisoners have been arrested after another inmate was found dead in a cell. A murder investigation was launched after the 23-year-old man, or...

Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: Twitter Highlights Bullying Problem

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Singer Nicola Roberts has said Twitter highlights the severity of the bullying problem, which is "out of control" in schools. She wants to talk to ...

Students Spend More Money On Books Than Alcohol, Survey Finds

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Students are more likely to spend money on books than booze, a survey suggests. According to a poll by Credit Confidential, in their first month of...

Willetts Accused Of 'Appalling' Contact With For-Profit Universities

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Minister David Willetts held at least 12 meetings with for-profit education firms before publishing his plans for university reform for England....

Chris Weadon, AQA Exam Board Chief Used Twitter To Attack Coalition's Academies And League Table Changes

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Chris Wheadon, head of scientific research at the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, employed the micro-blogging website to criticise the Coaliti...

Evelyn Grace Academy Beats Olympic Building To Win Stirling Architecture Prize

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A secondary school in south London has won the UK's most prestigious architecture award. The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, designed by Zaha Hadi...

School Tells Pupils No 'Hands Up' In Class, Do 'Fonz' Thumbs Up Instead

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A school that has introduced a new rule telling pupils to make a thumbs up sign instead of putting their hands up in class has been criticised by pare...

Body Of Baby Found In Kirkham Stream Could Have Been There For 'Up To A Month'

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

PA -- The body of a baby found abandoned in a stream may have been there for up to a month, police have said. Tests showed the infant had probably ...

Children Taught How To Spot Airbrushing In Calvin Klein And Revlon Adverts To Boost Self-esteem

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Young children are to be given lessons in how to spot airbrushed celebrities to try and boost their self-esteem and confidence. A teaching pack has...

English Student May Sue NI Executive Over University Tuition Fees At Queen's University, Belfast

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

An English teenager is considering suing the NI Executive, claiming that its plan to charge him higher tuition fees would breach his human rights....

Michael Gove Sees 1,000 Converted Academies Open In Time For Conservative Party Conference Keynote Speech

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

As the 1,000th converted academy opens, more than one million children - or one in three secondary pupils - in England are reported to attend academie...

UK Universities With The Highest Number Of Dropouts

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Which UK universities have the highest proportion of students that don't make it to second year? We used data from the Higher Education Statistics Age...

New Tuition Fees 'Not Good Value', Say University Students

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The majority of students experienced better teaching at school than at university, new research has found. The study, commissioned by the Headmaste...

Spearmint Rhino Boss Says Students Can Strip To Pay For Degrees

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The boss of Spearmint Rhino has said hard-up students should consider stripping as a way to pay for university tuition fees, according to various medi...

Jodie Marsh: Former Glamour Model Shows Off Her Six Pack At Bodybuilder Championships

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Entertainment

If you thought you'd seen the last of Jodie Marsh and her 32-GG talents, think again. The 'Celebrity' Big Brother contestant, Come Dine With Me par...