Entries by Michael Rundle from 10/2011

'Eve Of Battle' Speech Col Tim Collins To Stand As Police Commissioner

Posted 10.02.2011 | UK Politics

Colonel Tim Collins, the former Army officer famed for his inspirational eve-of-battle speech to his troops in the Iraq War, is to stand as one of Bri...

David Cameron: Housing Reforms Would 'Fire Up' The British Economy

Posted 10.02.2011 | UK Politics

Extensions to the right to buy council homes and the release of thousands of acres of brownfield to developers are designed to to "fire up the engine ...

Ultra-Light Plane Hits Ferris Wheel In Australia (Photos)

Posted 10.02.2011 | UK

An ultra-light plane has crashed into a Ferris wheel in Australia, but despite trapping two children on the ride and two adults in the aircraft for se...

Princes William And Harry Play The Piano... In 1985 (Video)

Posted 10.02.2011 | UK

It might be piano banging rather than piano playing, but this video shows the young princes William and Harry in perfect harmony. In the video clip...

Q&A: Mashup Kings Cassetteboy On Death Threats, Politics And Patience

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Comedy

In a world flooded by online videos, mashups, recut political speeches and have-a-go comedians, it takes something special to stand out. Whatever ...

Theresa May Causes Cabinet Debate Over Immigrant's Cat

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has questioned the accuracy of Home Secretary Theresa May's assertion that a convicted illegal immigrant successfully...

(VIDEO) Apple Unveils iPhone 4S: Available In UK From October 14

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Tech

Apple has revealed the latest incarnation of its iPhone handset design, the iPhone 4S, featuring voice recognition software. Speaking to an audie...

Helicopter Carrying British Tourists Crashes In New York City River

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK

A helicopter carrying four British passengers crashed in New York City's East River, killing at least one person. The pilot and three passengers we...

Helicopter Carrying British Tourists Crashes In New York City River

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK

A helicopter carrying four British passengers crashed in New York City's East River, killing at least one woman. The pilot and three passengers wer...

Private Eye Founder Richard Ingrams On Satire, Scandal And A Woman Named Stassinopoulos

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK

In the 50 years since Richard Ingrams co-founded the satirical fortnightly news magazine Private Eye, the publication has had to deal with its fair sh...

England Cricketers Lead Tributes To Ashes Hero Graham Dilley, Dead At 52

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK

Current and former England cricketers have led the tributes to 1981 Ashes hero Graham Dilley who has died after a battle with cancer. Dilley played...

Syria Uprising: No One Is Trying To Stop The Daily Violence, Leading Activist Says

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK

A Syrian human rights activist awarded for her courageous journalism has urged the international community to place real pressure on the regime to sto...

Sir Mervyn King: UK Faces Its Most Serious Financial Crisis Ever

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK

Sir Mervyn King has insisted that the Bank of England's surprise move to pump £75 billion into the UK economy is the right thing to do as the country...

Unions: Strike Action 'Inevitable' After 'Radical' BBC Cuts

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK

Unions have warned strike action is inevitable if the BBC presses ahead with plans to "radically" reshape the corporation. The BBC has unveiled a b...

Dale Farm High Court Decision Put Back

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK

Residents of Dale Farm, the UK's largest illegal travellers' site, will have to wait until next week to learn whether they have won or lost their High...

Armed Forces Chief: Afghanistan 'Could Become Haven For Terrorists'

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK

Afghanistan could again become a haven for terrorists like al Qaida after international forces have pulled out in three years' time, the head of the B...

Finucane Murder Inquiry Talks Due

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

The widow of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane is to have talks with Prime Minister David Cameron about the family's demand for a full independe...

Gaddafi Calls For 'New Million-Man Marches' To Resist Transitional Council

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

Colonel Gaddafi has called on Libyans to "go out in new million-man marches" and resist the National Transitional Council in an audio message aired on...

Moody's Credit Ratings Agency Downgrades 12 UK Banks And Building Societies

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

The Moody's credit rating agency has downgraded the senior debt and deposit ratings of 12 UK banks and building societies. Moody's says that the do...

Afghanistan: 10 Years On (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

It has now been 10 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan was launched on 6 October 2001. "Operation Enduring Freedom" began in the afterma...

Man Who Stabbed Home Intruder To Death Cleared Of Wrongdoing

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

A man cleared of any wrongdoing after stabbing to death an intruder at his home said he has endured a "living nightmare" and still suffers flashbacks ...

Scotland Yard: Almost 3,000 People Arrested Following London Riots

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

Almost 3,000 people suspected of offences in London during the August riots have been arrested, according to new figures. One of the Metropolitan P...

Diesel Fumes May Be Behind Global Collapse Of Honey Bee Colonies

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

A possible link between pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies is to be investigated. Researchers from the U...

Diesel Fumes May Be Behind Global Collapse Of Honey Bee Colonies

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK

A possible link between pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies is to be investigated. Researchers from the U...

Radioactive Leak Found At Former Power Station In Scotland

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

Scotland's environment secretary has called for a full investigation after a radioactive leak was found at the former Dounreay power station. The l...