Entries by Ned Simons from 09/2011

Gurkhas And RAF In Firing Line As MoD Makes Cuts

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Nearly 150 Gurkhas are to learn that they are being forced out of the Army under the first wave of sweeping cuts to the UK's mili...

Libya: Russia Recognises Rebel Council Ahead Of International Summit In Paris

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

Russia has recognised Libya's interim government hours ahead of an international summit in Paris that aims to show support for the rebel council. ...

Aids Action 'Woefully Inadequate', Warn Lords

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The priority given to preventing HIV and Aids in the UK is "woefully inadequate" and prevention policies must be stepped up, acco...

Women 'Misled' Over NHS Breast Cancer Screenings

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Women undergoing NHS breast cancer screening are being "misinformed" and are not told about the harms of over-diagnosis, research...

Peter Crouch Signs For Stoke In Record Breaking Deal, As £485m Changes Hands In Premier League

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

Stoke City broke their transfer record with a successful £10m bid for Peter Crouch, as an estimated £485m changed hands in the Premier League on a b...

Number Of 'Workless' Households Falls

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

The number of households where no one is in work has fallen by 38,000 since last year to 3.88 million. The figures published on Thursday by the Off...

Dale Farm Eviction Will 'Not Come In The Middle Of The Night', Say Council

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK

Travellers due to be evicted from Britain's largest illegal site will be given one week's notice before the bailiffs are sent in, the local council ha...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Set To Return To Paris, But Not To Such A Warm Welcome

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK
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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is returning to France from the United States after sexual assault charges made against him in New York were d...

Which Of These Creepy Crawlies Scares You Most? (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK
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From spiders to cockroaches, a survey published on Thursday has revealed the most feared pests, creepy-crawlies and vermin in Britain. The pest pho...

Gaddafi Rejects Surrender Demand

Posted 09.03.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Pressure was intensifying on fugitive Libyan despot Muammar Gaddafi today as rebels prepared for a final showdown. They were s...

Ministers To Open Talks With Opponents Of Planning Reforms

Posted 09.03.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Ministers are ready to hold talks with opponents of their planning reforms, it emerged today. Planning minister Greg Clark tol...

EDL Demonstrate In East London (PICTURES)

Posted 09.03.2011 | UK

Around 150 members of the English Defence League have attempted to march from Kings Cross to Whitechapel, East London, causing a major police operatio...

Chinese and Indian Takeaway Meals Contain 'Excessive' Salt And Fat

Posted 09.03.2011 | UK

Excessive levels of fat and salt have been found in two of the most popular Indian and Chinese takeaway meals. A survey by the Local Government Gro...

United States Takes Legal Action Against RBS, HSBC And Barclays Over Mortgage Securities

Posted 09.03.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The US government has begun legal action against 17 financial firms, including the country's largest banks, for selling billions ...

NHS Job Advert Includes 'Usual Rubbish About Equal Opportunities'

Posted 09.03.2011 | UK Politics

A job advert posted on the NHS website included a reference to the "usual rubbish about equal opportunities employer", after the author apparently for...

Workaholic Britons 'Skip Lunch And Holidays'

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Workaholic Britons are cutting down their lunch hour and skipping holidays, according to a survey. As many as 58% take 30 minu...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Returns To France Following Collapse Of Sexual Assault Case

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in his native France today, for the first time since the...

Alistair Darling Attacks 'Deeply Unpleasant' Nature Of Gordon Brown's Premiership

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK

Alistair Darling has said there was a "deeply unpleasant" atmosphere at the heart of Gordon Brown's government after he and the then prime minister fe...

Telegraph: Scottish Conservative Party 'To Disband'

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK
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Turkey To Challenge Israeli Blockade Of Gaza At International Court of Justice

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Turkey is preparing to challenge Israel's blockade on Gaza at the International Court of Justice, turning up the tension between ...

Counter-Terror Police 'Secretly Employed Private Security Staff'

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK
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Nadine Dorries: MPs Overwhelmingly Reject Abortion Law Amendment

Posted 09.07.2011 | UK Politics

MPs have voted against proposals to change the law governing advice given to women seeking abortion. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries had tabled an a...

Banks Enjoyed '£46bn Taxpayer Subsidy' In 2010

Posted 09.07.2011 | UK

British banks are unfairly profiting from a taxpayer funded subsidy and should be cut down to size, according to a report published on Thursday. Th...

Magna Carta Anniversary Should Be A Bank Holiday, Says MP

Posted 09.07.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- There should be a designated bank holiday to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta and "all that it still...

Bomb Threats Force UK Bound Plane To Land

Posted 09.07.2011 | UK
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PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A UK-bound plane has been forced to land in Turkey after a Pakistani airline received bomb threats by email. The plane was ...