Entries by Michael Rundle from 12/2011

Iranian Officials Expelled From London After William Hague's Deadline Expires

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

Iranian diplomats have begun to leave the UK after a deadline for their departure expired. Foreign Secretary William Hague ordered the closure of I...

Great White Shark Filmed On Phone In North Carolina

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

If you're sitting in a small fishing boat and see the toothy grin of an 18-foot great white shark looming in the water, then to our mind there is only...

Son Of Pensioner Killed By Thieves Driving His Car Describes Family's Anguish

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

The son of a pensioner who was killed trying to stop his car being stolen has said the tragedy devastated the family and left his mother feeling that ...

Lynette White Case: Investigation Launched After File Destruction Collapses Corruption Trial

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

An investigation has been launched into the destruction of files which led to the collapse of the Lynette White police corruption trial. The police...

Pictures Of The Week: 28 November - 2 December

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

Still looking for a bargain gift for that special someone this Christmas? You might want to stop by the Ebay shop in London, as it opens this week wit...

Egypt Elections: Officials Report Lower-Than-Expected Turnout In Landmark Polls

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

More than 60% of eligible voters turned out to vote in the first round of Egypt's recent elections, according to officials. The poll, which was the...

Iran Crisis: British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott Describes 'Spiteful' Attack

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Britain's ambassador to Iran has revealed how seven of his staff were seized by protesters during the terrifying attack on UK compounds in Tehran. ...

Apple Suggests Samsung Could Make 'Cluttered' Products To Avoid Patent Infringement

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

Apple has suggested a novel way for rival phone and tablet manufacturer Samsung not to infringe on its patents: it should make ugly products. Well,...

UK Riots: Hatred Of Police Drove Thousands To Violence, Guardian/LSE Report Claims

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Anger with the police was a key cause of the riots which hit England in August, a study has said. Widespread frustration with policing methods, and...

Julian Assange Extradition: WikiLeaks Founder To Seek Ruling From Supreme Court

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

The High Court today paved the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to pursue his case against extradition to Sweden in the Supreme Court. Wiki...

UK Weather: Snow And Ice Warning For Drivers As Cold Snap Spreads

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Motorists have been warned to take care on journeys as sleet and snow are forecast for parts of the country. The Met Office has issued severe weath...

UK Supermarkets Could Face Prosecution Over Misleading Prices, Lawyer Warns

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Four of the UK's biggest supermarkets could face prosecution over misleading pricing practices, a consumer law expert has warned. In a report on su...

Eurozone Crisis: Sarkozy And Merkel Hold Crunch Talks Ahead Of Summit

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

The leaders of France and Germany will hold crunch talks in Paris amid frantic efforts to agree a deal to stabilise the eurozone. President Nicolas...

Phone Hacking: Hugh Grant To Give Evidence To Parliament Injunctions Committee

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

Actor Hugh Grant is set to renew his assault on shady journalistic practices when he gives evidence to politicians. The Four Weddings and About A B...

Russia: Vladimir Putin's Party Suffers Rare Electoral Setback In Parliamentary Polls

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party is struggling to hang onto its majority in Russia's parliamentary election, results have shown. United Russia...

Super Bowl 2012: Madonna To Perform At Half-Time Show

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Entertainment

Madonna will perform at half-time during the Super Bowl in February. NBC, which broadcasts American football's biggest game, announced that the Gra...

NHS Reform: Doctors With New Budget Powers 'Bullied' By Local Health Managers

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

Doctors who are set to take charge of the NHS budget as part of the Coalition's healthcare reforms are being "bullied and coerced" by local health chi...

London 2012: Male Dancers Needed For Cast Of Olympic Opening And Closing Ceremonies

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Are you a man? And also a frustrated dancer with a secret desire to do the splits in front of roughly four billion people? Then you might be in luck. ...

'World's Most Expensive Supercar Pileup' Creates £2.5m Heap Of Scrap Metal In Japan (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

A dramatic car pileup in Japan has resulted in the destruction of 14 luxury cars. According to The Telegraph, the cost of the vehicles destroyed runs ...

Syria Stages High-Level War Games As International Pressure Builds On Assad

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Syria's army has staged a series of high-level war games, including test-firing missiles and running battle simulations, as the country faces growing ...

Madeleine McCann: Detectives Fly To Spain To Re-Examine Case

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Scotland Yard detectives have flown to Spain as part of their review of the Madeleine McCann case. Officers spent three days with Spanish colleague...

Could Video Games Be Forced To Comply With The Geneva Convention On Human Rights?

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

Violent war-themed video games could be subject to The Geneva and Hague war crimes conventions, according toThe International Committee of the Red Cro...

Sir Richard Branson: Renewable Aviation Fuel Will Be Standard Within 10 Years

Posted 12.06.2011 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has voiced hope that planes could be powered mostly by renewable fuels by the end of the decade, as a scheme analysing options for...

Woman Kept From Seeing Dying Mother Wins Compensation

Posted 12.06.2011 | UK

A woman has won compensation after she was wrongly kept from seeing her dying mother in a Leeds care home. The woman was estranged from her mother ...

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams: Heavy Sentences Not Enough To Stop Return Of Riots

Posted 12.06.2011 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned of "more outbreaks of futile anarchy" like this summer's riots unless the Government and society do more to re...