Entries by Michael Rundle from 02/2012

Britons Die After Contracting Legionnaires' Disease In Spain

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

A third British holidaymaker has died from contracting Legionnaires' disease while on holiday in Spain, the Valencia regional government has said. ...

Leveson Inquiry: 829 'Likely' Phone Hacking Victims Identified By Police, Scotland Yard Says

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Police have identified 829 "likely" victims of phone hacking and up to 6,000 more who might also have been targeted, the Leveson inquiry into media et...

Syria Crisis: US Closes Damascus Embassy After Attacks On Homs

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

The UK and the United States have pulled diplomatic officials from Syria as the violence there continues to worsen, it was announced on Monday. Bri...

UK Terrorist Group 'Decided Against' Suicide Attacks To Secure 'Long Term Future'

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

A group of UK-based radical Islamists decided against carrying out suicide attacks so they would have a "long-term future" in committing acts of terro...

Ian Paisley, Former Northern Ireland First Minister, Rushed To Ulster Hospital

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

The Rev Ian Paisley, the former Northern Ireland First Minister, has been admitted to hospital, it was revealed today. He was rushed to the Ulster ...

Ian Paisley, Former Northern Ireland First Minister, Seriously Ill In Ulster Hospital

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

The Rev Ian Paisley was in intensive care on Monday evening after suffering acute cardiac problems. The former Northern Ireland First Minister was ...

Man Rescued After Diving Into Icy River To Save Dog

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

A Good Samaritan who jumped into an icy river to save a stranger's dog had to be rescued by passers by. The 51-year-old was pulled from the River W...

British Gas: Half Of Energy Used By UK Business 'Wasted When Employees Aren't Working'

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Almost half of the energy used by British business is wasted when employees aren't at work, a report has claimed. British Gas said that 46% of the ...

38 Degrees And Which? Launch Collective 'Big Switch' Campaign To Lower Energy Prices

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

A consumer organisation is launching a new campaign to get more energy customers to switch to cheaper tariffs by enabling them to group together in nu...

One In Four Children Subjected To Cyberbullying, Study Finds

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Tech

Hundreds of thousands of young people are being subjected to cyberbullying, with many being victimised for a year or more, new research suggests. A...

One In Seven High Street Shops 'Empty' As Trade Moves Online, Reports Local Data Company

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

One in seven shops on the UK's high streets stood empty in 2011 and further closures are expected this year as more people shop online and in out-of-t...

Stalking Should Be Made An Offence, Parliamentary Inquiry Finds

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Politics

A new offence of stalking should be brought in immediately to stop harassment and intimidation turning to murder, an inquiry said on Tuesday. But M...

New East Anglia Trains Operator Abellio Hit By Cancellations, Delays And Faults

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Rail passengers bound for East Anglia faced disruption tonight on the second day of a new operator taking over the running of the region's train servi...

Young Victims And Witnesses Being 'Left To Flounder' In Criminal Justice System, Report Says

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Young victims and witnesses are being "left to flounder" in the criminal justice system, a report has found. Vulnerable under-18s are not given the...

London 2012: Austerity Cuts To Counter-Terrorism Budget Could Hit UK After Olympic Games

Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

The end of the London 2012 Olympics could see a big drop-off in the sustained rate of UK counter-terrorism spending and staffing levels, the Royal Uni...

Iranian Parliament 'Ready' To Ban Oil Exports To EU As US Tightens Existing Sanctions

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Iran is ready to halt oil exports to the EU before sanctions over its nuclear programme can be imposed, the country's parliament said. Angered by E...

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: 'Failure Is The Key To Success'

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Tech

What's Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' one tip for success? Fail. In a speech on Tuesday, Wales told the Hult International Business School that ...

Passenger Aircraft Forced To Make Emergency Landing At Belfast International Airport

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

A passenger aircraft carrying 175 people has been forced to make an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport. Emergency crews were standi...

Mining Giants Glencore And Xstrata Announce Merger Deal To Create Firm Worth £57bn

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Mining heavyweights Glencore and Xstrata have unveiled a deal to create the world's fourth largest natural resources firm worth 90 billion US dollars ...

Cross-Dressing Thief Disguised As 76-Year-Old Woman Stole Thousands From Bank Account

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

A "cross-dressing rogue" posed as an elderly woman to steal thousands of pounds from her bank account, police have said. The middle-aged man donned...

Syria Violence: Gulf States, France and Italy Withdraw Ambassadors As Violence Worsens

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Gulf Arab states and the governments of France and Italy have withdrawn their ambassadors from Syria in protest as violence against civilians continue...

Woman Lay 'Undiscovered For Three Weeks' After Being Beaten To Death

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

A woman lay undiscovered in her flat for three weeks after being beaten to death, the Old Bailey heard today. Siobhan Kelly, 39, was the victim of ...

Footage Of Shooting That Paralysed Five-Year-Old Girl In Stockwell Played To Jury

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

A mother whose five-year-old daughter was paralysed in an alleged gang-related shooting broke down in tears today as jurors were shown dramatic CCTV f...

Cyber Crime Fight To Be Bolstered By Three New Regional Hubs

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Three new regional 'hubs' have been created to help fight cyber crime in the Humber, Northwest and East Midlands areas, it was announced on Wednesday....

Dozens Of Gang Members As Young As 14 Arrested In London Crackdown

Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Dozens of suspected gang members as young as 14 years old have been arrested by police in a series of co-ordinated operations across London in a fresh...