Entries by Michael Rundle from 04/2012

Search For Woman Reported Overboard On Condor Rapide Ferry Called Off

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

A search for a woman believed to have fallen overboard a ferry has been called off. The crew of the Condor Rapide Fast Ferry, which was en route fr...

Two Sailors Rescued After Hitting Giant Wave On Round-The-World Race

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

Two sailors who were injured when a large wave crashed onto their yacht during a round-the world race were being airlifted to land today, race organis...

Reading Half-Marathon Collapse: Man Dies At Finish Line

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

A man died after collapsing at the finishing line of the Reading Half Marathon, its organisers said. The unnamed runner, aged in his late 30s, cros...

Tariq Jahan, Riots Father Who Called For Calm, On Trial For Road Rage Violence

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

A bereaved father who called for calm at the height of last summer's riots is to go on trial on Monday accused of causing grievous bodily harm during ...

'Fancy Dress' Robber To Be Sentenced

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and sported other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops across Britain will be senten...

Young Unemployment: Clegg Launches £1bn Youth Contract Scheme For Jobs

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is today launching his £1bn flagship scheme to get young people into work amid accusations that the government has been complacent over yo...

London 2012: 'Extreme' Flu Pandemic Risk During Olympics Claims Report

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

This summer's Olympics will increase the already "extreme" risk of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report. Britain was ranke...

Leveson Inquiry: Neil Wallis, Former News Of The World Editor, To Give Evidence For Second Time

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

Former News of the World executive editor Neil Wallis will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry for a second time today. Three senior figures in th...

UK Weather: Hottest March Since 1929, But Forecasters Warn Of Snow In April

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

March was the sunniest month since 1929, and the warmest since 1997 according to forecasters. But the the warm weather will not last into April, th...

UK Explosion: House Collapses And 60 Evacuated After Gas Blast In Essex

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

A house has collapsed following an explosion in the early hours of this morning. Police and firefighters were called to a house, divided into t...

North Korea Missile Test Preparations Revealed In Satellite Images (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

North Korea's preparations for a disputed long-range missile test have been revealed by new satellite photos. The pictures reportedly show empty fu...

Osama Bin Laden's Wives Sentenced To Prison For Illegal Occupancy In Pakistan

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

Three of Osama Bin Laden's widows and two of his daughters have been sentenced to prison for 'illegal residency' in Pakistan. The court ordered the...

Jealous David Walters Jailed For 'Frenzied' Stabbing Assault On 75-Year-Old Woman

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

A knifeman who stabbed a pensioner six times in a "frenzied" attack and was caught because he spat on the pavement was jailed on Monday. David Walt...

Syria: President's Uncle, Rifaat Assad, Says Ruling Party Cannot Survive

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

The Syrian government is unlikely to survive the year-long uprising which has left more than 9,000 dead, the president's exiled uncle had claimed. ...

Titanoboa, The World's Largest Snake, 'Could Swallow Crocodiles Whole' (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Time travel, already a risky business, just got a whole lot scarier. Scientists in America have unveiled a full-scale model of an ancient snake so ...

Al Qaeda Web Forums Offline In Suspected Cyber Attack

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Tech

A suspected cyber attack has taken Al Qaeda's web discussion forums offline for the longest period since they were set up eight years ago. The foru...

Robot Cubes Can Automatically Replicate 3D Objects

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Tech

Imagine designing a prototype toy car on a computer, reaching over into a box of 'sand' and pulling out the freshly assembled model. That's just w...

James Murdoch Stands Down As Chairman Of BSkyB

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

James Murdoch stood down as chairman of broadcaster BSkyB on Tuesday amid an ongoing investigation into phone hacking at News International, saying he...

Don Banfield Murdered By Wife And Daughter For Retirement Money

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

A retired tax inspector has been jailed for life for murdering her husband who disappeared without trace 11 years ago. Shirley Banfield, 64, enlist...

Leveson Inquiry: Rupert Murdoch And James Murdoch Among Owners To Give Evidence

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Newspaper owners - expected to include Rupert and James Murdoch - will be called before the Leveson Inquiry in the coming weeks. Lord Justice Leves...

Met Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe: 'I Will Not Stand For Racism'

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Britain's top policeman has insisted that there is no place for racists in the Met and vowed to get to the bottom of "very damaging" allegations again...

Scientists Predict Robot Revolution

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Tech

An Ikea-like robotics revolution could see DIY devices being built for a wide range of functions, scientists predict. Researchers in the US have la...

Cargo Ship Runs Aground In Wales: Seven Rescued But Fuel Leak Feared

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

A cargo ship has run aground on a beach off north Wales, forcing the dramatic evacuation of seven crew members and leading to fears fuel may be leakin...

Airports Predict Easter 'Gridlock' Due To Staff Shortages

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

Airlines have warned the Home Secretary that Britain "risks gridlock" at airports over the Easter break due to staff shortages. British Airways and...

Airports Predict Easter 'Gridlock' Due To Staff Shortages

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

Airlines have warned the Home Secretary that Britain "risks gridlock" at airports over the Easter break due to staff shortages. British Airways and...