Entries by Michael Rundle from 07/2011

UK Government Officials Approached Nuclear Industry To 'Play Down' Impact Of Fukushima

Posted 07.01.2011 | Huffington Post

British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushima nuclear accid...

Delay On Elected Police Commissioners Hurts Everyone - Except The Major Parties?

Posted 07.03.2011 | UK Politics

In May 2012 English and Welsh voters in 41 constabularies are due to go to the polls to elect Police and Crime Commissioners. But with the Police Ref...

Police Prepare To Rally Against Cuts As Pay Freeze Looms

Posted 07.03.2011 | UK Politics

On July 13 the Police Federation of England and Wales, the organisation which represents rank and file officers, will be holding a meeting at Westmins...

Bookies Slash Odds On Clegg Quitting Before 2015 Election

Posted 07.03.2011 | UK Politics

With at least one eye on their PR department, bookmakers William Hill have cut their odds on Deputy Prime Minister and LibDem leader Nick Clegg leavin...

Online Activism Comes Of Age In UK As 38 Degrees Find Their Voice

Posted 07.05.2011 | UK Politics

On June 30 2011 activists held a protest outside the Department of Culture Media and Sport against the takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch's News ...

Advertisers Pull News Of The World Ads As Cameron Backs Inquiry

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK Politics

The Co-operative Group, Halifax, Virgin Holidays, Lloyds Banking Group and Vauxhall have joined Ford UK in pulling their advertising from the News of ...

Man Who Tried To Kill Wife With Home-Made Electric Chair Jailed

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A husband who attempted to kill his wife in a home-made electric chair has been jailed for 10 years. Andrew Castle, 61, rigged...

Touts Face Jail Over Olympics Tickets Scam

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Two touts have been warned they face jail over a £5 million Olympic ticket fraud which took in more than 10,000 customers. Th...

Justice Minister Warns Against 'Macho' Defiance On Prisoner Votes

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Defying European judges over giving the vote to prisoners may look "macho" but would weaken the United Kingdom's ability to put p...

Man Hides Inside Suitcase In Prison Escape Attempt

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A woman has been caught trying to sneak her common-law husband out of a Mexican prison in a suitcase following a conjugal visit. ...

Families Of War Dead 'Hacked'

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

The Telegraph report that the phone numbers of dead serviceman may have been hacked after they were reportedly found in the notes of Glenn Mulcaire....

'NOTW Paid More Than £100,000 To Met' Claims Evening Standard

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

Corrupt Met police received more than £100,000 in unlawful payments from senior journalists and executives at the News of the World, the Evening Stan...

Decision on BSkyB Takeover Could Take Weeks After Surge In Online Campaigning

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

A final decision on whether News Corp will be allowed to complete its take-over of BSkyB will take several weeks, the government has said, after Cultu...

'News Of The World' Last Edition: James Murdoch Says It's Over

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

News of the World will publish its last edition on Sunday according to a statement by James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation,...

Former NOTW Editor Andy Coulson 'To Be Arrested', Guardian Reports

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

Former-News of the World Editor Andy Coulson is to be arrested on Friday morning, reported The Guardian, over suspicions that he played a direct role ...

Murdoch To Fly To London To Take Charge Of Phone Hacking Crisis

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is expected to arrive in London today to take charge of the developing phone-hacking crisis that is threateni...

WATCH: Coogan On Newsnight Says He Is 'Delighted' By NOTW Closure

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics

Actor and comedian Steve Coogan appeared on Newsnight on Friday and said that he was "delighted" by the closure of the News of the World over the phon...

WATCH: Coogan On Newsnight Says He Is 'Delighted' By NOTW Closure

Posted 07.09.2011 | Media

Actor and comedian Steve Coogan appeared on Newsnight on Friday and said that he was "delighted" by the closure of the News of the World over the phon...

Iain Dale: I Was Wrong To Defend Andy Coulson

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics

"OK, I'm going to hold up my hands and do a bit of a mea culpa here. Last December I wrote an article in the Mail on Sunday, ostensibly on Julian Assa...

Last-Ever News Of The World Set To Become 'Collectors' Item', Sell Five Million Copies

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

The final edition of the News of the World is set to almost double its sales to five million copies and become a "collectors' item" according to newsp...

Red Bull Take Pole In Silverstone As McLaren Falter Again

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

McLaren suffered another poor qualifying session at Silverstone as Red Bull took first and second position for the start of tomorrow's Formula One Gra...

England Set Sri Lanka 269 To Win In Final One-Day International

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

England have set Sri Lanka 269 to win in the final one-day international at Old Trafford. The series is currently tied 2-2....

Mayor Banned From Almost Every Pub In His Town

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

A mayor has been banned from almost every pub in his town after a long-running row with a local landlord. Teesdale Pub Watch imposed a 12-month ban...

Mayor Banned From Almost Every Pub In His Town

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A mayor has been banned from almost every pub in his town after a long-running row with a local landlord. Teesdale Pub Watch i...

Hard Sell For The 'Collectible' Last-Ever NOTW Started Early On eBay

Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

For all the anger directed at the News of the World of late it might seem surprising that the final edition of the 168-year-old tabloid newspaper has ...