Entries by Ned Simons from 08/2011

Questions Over Nato's Role As Libyan Rebels Advance On Tripoli

Posted 08.22.2011 | UK

Nato has said it will continue to strike targets in Libya in order to protect civilians, but with rebels battling for control of Tripoli questions hav...

Metropolitan Police 'Planned To Hold All Riot Suspects In Custody'

Posted 08.23.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Scotland Yard devised a policy of holding all people arrested in connection with the London riots in custody and recommended that...

Mortgage Approvals Up But Lending Remains Weak

Posted 08.23.2011 | UK

The overall value of mortgage lending remained stagnant in July according to the British Bankers Association, but the number of mortgages approved did...

London Taxis The Best In the World Say Travellers. Do You Agree?

Posted 08.23.2011 | UK
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PRESS ASSOCIATION -- World travellers have voted London's taxis the best but also the most expensive. The traditional London black cab was streets ...

Angry Wasps Predicted To Plague Bank Holidaymakers

Posted 08.23.2011 | UK

Packed beaches and traffic jams won't be the only thing to sting sun-seekers bolting to the countryside this bank holiday weekend, as experts predict ...

Suicide: Ten Per Cent Linked To Chronic Illnesses Such As Cancer

Posted 08.23.2011 | UK

At least 10 per cent of suicides in England may be linked to serious physical illness, a report has claimed. Research published on Tuesday by Demos...

Woman Shoplifter Bites And Punches Shop Assistants (VIDEO)

Posted 08.23.2011 | UK

A female shoplifter has been captured on CCTV biting, punching and pulling the hair of three male shop assistants as she attempted to make her getaway...

Paul Donnachie, Scottish Student, Found Guilty Of Racism After Abusing Israeli Flag

Posted 08.24.2011 | UK

A Scottish student has been found guilty of a racist breach of the peace after he "insulted" an Israeli flag and called a Jewish student a terrorist, ...

Speed Camera Data Shows Mixed Record In Cutting Deaths And Injuries

Posted 08.24.2011 | UK

Speed cameras have a mixed record in driving down accidents on England’s roads, official figures suggest. Statistics released by the Department f...

Tottenham Hotspur Win Legal Right To Challenge For Olympic Stadium

Posted 08.24.2011 | UK

Tottenham Hotspur football club have won the right to fight the decision to hand the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United after next summer's Games. ...

Riots Fail To Change Voter Opinions, Ipsos MORI poll shows

Posted 08.25.2011 | UK Politics

The riots that swept through London and other English cities in early August have had little effect on the standing of the three main political partie...

Lucha, Jaguar Cub, Prowls Philadelphia Zoo (VIDEO)

Posted 08.25.2011 | UK

The Philadelphia Zoo introduces Lucha, the first jaguar cub born there in over 30 years....

Glump, Snudg and Wagger Paggers: Dictionary Saves Old Words And Adds New Ones

Posted 08.25.2011 | UK

Glump, snudg, wagger paggers and giglet: just four of the words included in the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary. But what do they mean? T...

Video Claims To Show Gaddafi's Ransacked House

Posted 08.25.2011 | UK

A video has been released that claims to show the ransacked home of Colonel Gaddafi. The amateur cameraman gives a tour of the apparently deserted ...

Prison Population Reaches 'Record High' Following Riots

Posted 08.26.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - The prison population in England and Wales reached a record high for the third week running today as the courts continued to jail ...

Glenn Mulcaire Reveals News Of The World Hacking Names

Posted 08.26.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Private detective Glenn Mulcaire has revealed the names of News of the World staff who instructed him to carry out phone hacking,...

At Least 18 Die In Nigeria United Nations Headquarters Bomb Attack

Posted 08.26.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A car bomb exploded at the main United Nations' building in Nigeria's capital Abuja today, killing at least 18 people in one of t...

Nurofen Plus Pill Withdrawn Over Sabotage Fears

Posted 08.26.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- he makers of Nurofen Plus have recalled the tablets and confirmed sabotage is suspected in packets of the painkillers. Five re...

Libyan Rebels Advance On Gaddafi's Hometown With Aid Of Nato Jets

Posted 08.26.2011 | UK
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PRESS ASSOCIATION -- British warplanes struck a large bunker in Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, his largest remaining stronghold, as Nato focused...

Libyans Promised Food, Water And Medical Supplies Amid Growing Fears Of Humanitarian Crisis

Posted 08.27.2011 | UK

Tripoli residents have been promised food, fuel and medical supplies as rebel forces fought their way towards Colonel Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte. ...

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, Al-Qaida's No. 2, Killed In Pakistan According To United States Administration

Posted 08.27.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Al Qaida's second in command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group...

Scotland Yard Hunts Nurofen Plus 'Saboteur'

Posted 08.27.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION --The hunt continued today for a potential saboteur after packs of Nurofen Plus were found to mistakenly contain anti-psychotic and ...

British Family In New Jersey Brace For Hurricane Irene

Posted 08.27.2011 | UK

Hurricane Irene hit the United States on Saturday, battering the Eastern Seaboard with winds as strong as 115 mph. But while around two million peo...

Notting Hill Carnival - Stunning Pictures Of The Parade

Posted 08.29.2011 | UK

The second day of London's Notting Hill Carnival is underway today. Here are some of the best pictures from the biggest celebration of its kind in Eur...

Buying A Home Is Now Cheaper Than Renting, Report Claims

Posted 08.29.2011 | UK

Monthly mortgage payments for first-time buyers are now more than £100 cheaper than renting the equivalent property, according to research. A repo...