Entries by Michael Rundle from 11/2011

Solar Panel Companies Struggle With Demand As Homeowners Rush To Beat Tariff Change

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

Solar panel companies are struggling to cope with demand after it emerged the tariff paid to homeowners who feed electricity into the grid will be sla...

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif Guilty In Pakistani Cricket Spot-Fixing Trial

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have been found guilty of two charges relating to match-fixing. Former Test captain Butt, 27, an...

Roman Abramovich Tells Court 'I Never Wanted To Be Famous'

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has told a High Court judge that he "never aspired to be a 'public figure'". Mr Abramovich accepted th...

Occupy London: St Paul's Withdraws Threat Of Legal Action, Will 'Re-engage' With Protests

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

St Paul's Cathedral has suspended legal action against the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest camp on its doorstep. In a statement the chapter of...

Maxine Carr Gives Birth While Living In Safe House Under Secret Identity

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

Maxine Carr - who provided a false alibi for Soham murderer Ian Huntley - has become a mother. The 34-year-old gave birth to her first child earlie...

Sesame Street International: Pakistani Edition Of Iconic Kids' Show Launched

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

The news that Sesame Street is to launch a Pakistani edition funded by the US agency for international development USAid might seem surprising for a s...

Prophet Muhammed 'To Guest Edit' French Satirical Magazine

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

A satirical French magazine looks set to spark outrage in the Muslim world after it announced its Arab Spring special edition would be 'guest edited' ...

Cancer Breakthrough: Technique To Make Brain Tumours Glow May Help Surgeons Operate

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

A technique to make brain tumours glow, helping surgeons to operate, is being tested in the UK. Patients will be given a drug which causes a build-...

Julian Assange Extradition: WikiLeaks Founder Loses High Court Bid To Avoid Removal To Sweden

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his High Court bid to block extradition to Sweden, where he faces rape allegations. Lord Justice Thomas a...

Cricket Match Fixing: Guilty Trio Return To Court As Sporting World Reels

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

The three Pakistan cricket players guilty of match-fixing returned to court on Wednesday. Sentencing has now been adjourned until 10am on Thursday....

Police Officers Who Smashed Suspect's Car Will Stay At Scotland Yard

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

Six Scotland Yard officers who smashed up a suspect's car with baseball bats will keep their jobs despite being found guilty of discreditable conduct,...

Cricket Match Fixing: Judge Rejects Mohammad Amir's Claim Of Limited Involvement

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

A judge has rejected disgraced teenage Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir's claim that he was only involved in fixing one match. Fast bowler Amir, 19...

Halloween Behind Bars: Costumed Criminals Make It A Busy Night For Sherlock Bones

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

As everyone knows, Halloween is a time when ghouls, ghosts and goblins come out into the world for a fun night's frolicking amongst the living. Un...

Iran: 'All Options On The Table' Says MoD After Reports Of Step-Up In Contingency Plan

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

The Ministry of Defence has said that "all options should be kept on the table" amid reports the department is stepping up its contingency planning fo...

Grand Theft Auto 5 Trailer Released: GTA Returns To San Andreas

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Tech

Rockstar Games has released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 5, the follow-up to one of the biggest-selling games in history. Set in San Andr...

Incredible Pictures: Giant Hats, A Toppling Cargo Ship And One Very Big Hand

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

The London Occupy demonstration appears to be turning into an Art form as striking posters by protesters adorn the walls surrounding St Paul's Cathedr...

Student's 'TV Shack' Website Accused Of Copyright Infringement 'Operated In Same Way As Google'

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Tech

The website of a student, accused of infringing film copyright, was merely operating in the same way as the search engine Google, a court heard today....

UK Riots Offered 'A Day Like No Other' For Young Thrill-Seekers, Report Claims

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

The riots which swept across England this summer offered young people "a day like no other", a chance to get "free stuff" and a golden opportunity to ...

East Dulwich Shooting: One Man Killed, Another Injured, In Shooting Near Funeral

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

A man has been shot dead and another has suffered gunshot wounds near to a funeral in East Dulwich. Police were called to the junction of Forest Hi...

East Dulwich Shooting: One Man Killed, Another Injured, In Shooting Near Funeral

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

A man in his twenties has been shot dead in apparently gang-related violence after a funeral in East Dulwich. Police were called to the junction of...

Greek Crisis: George Papandreou 'Asked To Resign' By Leader Of Opposition

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou could leave office if a coalition government is formed following a confidence vote in parliament on Friday, acc...

Greek Crisis: Markets Rise After Bailout Referendum U-Turn

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

Investors have returned to the market amid reports Greece was increasingly likely to call off its referendum on the eurozone rescue package. The FT...

British Soldier Shot Dead In Afghanistan

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

A soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said. The member of the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, was killed wh...

British Soldier Shot Dead In Afghanistan

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

A soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said. The member of the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, was killed wh...

Phone Hacking: 5,800 Possible Victims, Police Claim

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK

The number of possible victims of phone hacking by the News of the World now stands at close to 5,800, police have said. As of Thursday the total f...