Entries by Michael Rundle from 05/2012

CIA: 'Double Agent' Al Qaeda Bomber Was Armed With 'Undetectable' Military Explosives

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

An Al Qaeda suicide bomber dispatched from Yemen to down a passenger plane with military-grade explosives was actually a double-agent recruited by for...

Grooming Trial: Asian Men 'Over Represented' In Some Sexual Abuse Cases Says Former Barnado's Chief Martin Narey

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

The former head of Barnardo's has called for an investigation into the apparent "over-representation" of Asian men in grooming and sexual abuse cases....

Syria: Explosion In Dera'a Wounds Six As UN Observers Pass Close By

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

An apparent bomb attack in the Syrian city of Dera'a wounded six soldiers moments after a convoy passed by carrying the head of the United Nations obs...

Water Bill: Draft Proposals 'Full Of Holes' Say Conservationists

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Politics

Time is running out to take action on water supplies in the face of shortages, conservationists warned as the government unveiled its draft Water Bill...

BioShock Infinite Delayed 'Until 2013', Will Not Be Shown At E3

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Tech

The long-awaited next instalment in the critically-lauded BioShock series has been delayed until 2013. BioShock Infinite - which will switch the or...

UK Weather: More Areas Could Flood Says Environment Agency As Rain Returns

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

More localised flooding could hit parts of southern and eastern England and Wales as another band of heavy rain sweeps in, the Environment Agency has ...

News Corp Reports Rise In Profits Despite Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

News Corporation has reported a strong rise in quarterly profits despite continuing legal charges over the phone-hacking scandal. The firm's net in...

Police Officers Protest Budget Cuts With 'Black Cap' March

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Up to 16,000 off-duty officers will don black caps representing each officer expected to be lost under the government's budget cuts as they take to th...

Police Officers Protest Budget Cuts With 'Black Cap' March

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

More than 20,000 off-duty police officers took to the streets as they warned that government cuts are putting public safety at risk. Many of the of...

UK Weather: New Flood Risks As Heavy Rain Moves North

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Heavy rain which prompted severe weather warnings for parts of southern England and Wales is moving north, bringing new flood risks, forecasters said....

Bankers' Bonuses Have Fallen To 15-Year Low, Say Economists

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Bank bonuses are set to fall to levels last seen 15 years ago as City rewards start "coming back into the real world", it was claimed on Thursday. ...

Bee Gee's Robin Gibb 'Set For More Chemotherapy'

Posted 05.10.2012 | Huffington Post

Robin Gibb may have beaten the odds by coming out of a coma in his ongoing health battle, but he's facing another challenge - he has to undergo furthe...

Baby Feared Lost After Falling From Ferry In Northern Ireland

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

A search has resumed for a baby believed to have fallen from a ferry in Northern Ireland. Eyewitnesses said the child was with a woman who plunged ...

Syria: Dozens Reported Dead After Massive Twin Bomb Attacks In Damascus

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Two massive explosions have rocked the Syrian capital Damascus with state media reporting dozens of people dead or injured. The scale of the explos...

Leveson Inquiry: Andy Coulson, Ex-News Of The World Editor, To Give Evidence On Cameron Appointment

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

David Cameron is braced for more damaging revelations about his links with the Murdoch media empire today when his former spin doctor testifies at the...

Scotland Yard: Sergeant Suspended After Fresh Racism Allegation

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

A Scotland Yard sergeant was suspended today after a fresh allegation of racism in the force, a police spokesman said. The allegation involved a co...

15-Year-Old Stabbed At Walthamstow Tube Station

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach at Walthamstow Central Tube station on Thursday, police said. A fight between a group of young men sta...

JPMorgan: Speculation Mounts Over 'London Whale' Said To Be Involved In Bank's $2bn Loss

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A British-based trader working for America's biggest bank is suspected by financial analysts of being involved in a £2bn loss at JPMorgan Chase after...

Adoption Delays See Children Waiting 20 Months On Average To Move In With New Parents

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Children in care in England are forced to wait an average of 20 months to move in with adoptive parents, according to new figures. Children's Minis...

Anders Breivik Trial: Shoe Thrown At Mass Killer By Victim's Brother

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A shoe was thrown at Norwegian mass-killer Anders Breivik by the brother of one of his victims at his trial on Friday. "You killed my brother! Go t...

UK Drought: South West, Midlands And Parts Of Yorkshire 'No Longer In Drought'

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

South West England, the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire are no longer in drought following persistent and heavy rain in recent weeks, the Environment ...

Sir Hugh Orde: Stopping Crime Rates From Rising Is Getting Tougher And Tougher

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

The most radical changes to the police service in 200 years, combined with massive budget cuts, have left officers "frustrated" - and could soon have ...

Sir Hugh Orde: No 'Endemic' Racism In The Police

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

One of the UK's most senior policemen has denied the force is inherently racist. Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Office...

Acpo President Sir Hugh Orde Defends Spending On Consultants As 'Peanuts'

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) President Sir Hugh Orde has defended his organisation's spending on consultants as "peanuts". Recently ...

Light Aircraft Crash Reported Off Isle Of Wight

Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

A light aircraft is reported to have crashed in the see off the Needles at the Isle of Wight. The coastguard is searching for the plane but have no...