Entries by Ned Simons from 10/2011

Britain Set For Hottest October Day

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Parts of the country are set to sizzle again as Britons prepare for what could be the hottest October day on record. Forecaste...

Andrew Tyrie Attacks Government's 'Incoherent' Growth Strategy

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK Politics

A senior Conservative MP has attacked the government's plans for growth as inconsistent and incoherent on the eve of the Conservative Party conference...

Employment Tribunal Law Change

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Workers with less than two years' service will be prevented from taking their employers to a tribunal for unfair dismissal under ...

NHS To Get 111 Non-Emergency Number

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A non-emergency telephone number for around-the-clock access to NHS services is to be rolled out nationally. The 111 line, whi...

Conservative Party Reliant On The City For Donations, Report Finds

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK Politics

Over half of the donations received by the Conservative Party in the last year were from the financial services sector, a report published on Saturday...

Ali Dizaei To Appeal Against Suspension From Police

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

Scotland Yard Commander Ali Dizaei has said he will appeal against his suspension by the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA). Mr Dizaei, who is fac...

Women 'Think About Food More Than Sex'

Posted 10.01.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Many women put more effort into dieting than into their relationships and think about food more than sex, new research reveals. ...

Amanda Knox Verdict: Murder Appeal Bid Nears Climax

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

PA -- Amanda Knox could walk free from prison if an Italian court overturns her conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher. The young America...

Tariq Jahan To Receive Pride of Britain Award Following The Death Of His Son In The Summer Riots

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man who lost his son in this summer's riots is to receive an award for the compassion, dignity and calm he showed in the afterm...

High Court To Rule On Challenge To Interrogation Guidance

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Equality and Human Rights Commission is set to learn whether it has won a High Court bid to block government guidance on the ...

Britain's Heatwave Due To End This Week

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Britain's mini-heatwave will come to a halt this week, with temperatures set to drop in a matter of days. Following a weeke...

Bikini Parade Record Broken In Surfers Paradise (VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

The world record for the largest bikini parade has been broken with a 1.6km long march along Surfers Paradise beach on Australia's Gold Coast. The ...

Tube Drivers' Pay To Exceed £50,000 Under Salary Deal

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

PA -- Tube drivers in the capital will see their pay go over the £50,000 a year mark under a four-year wage deal negotiated between London Undergroun...

Employees Will Have To Pay To Sue For Unfair Dismissal, George Osborne Says

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK

Workers will have to pay legal fees if they want to sue their employer for unfair dismissal, George Osborne has announced. Speaking at the Conserva...

George Osborne Rules Out Tax Cuts But Says Britain Will 'Ride Out The Economic Storm'

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Politics

George Osborne has said he will not deviate from his plan to cut the deficit, as he warned the Treasury could not afford to cut taxes in the immediate...

Doctors Warn NHS Reforms Will Do 'Irreparable Harm"

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

PA - The Government's NHS reforms will do "irreparable harm", a group of top doctors and health specialists have said. More than 400 experts sen...

Foreign Doctors Face Language Tests

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK

PA -- Foreign doctors are to be forced to take language tests before starting work in the NHS under new rules being introduced in the wake of a number...

Marks & Spencer Unveil 'Superbroccoli' That Fights Cancer

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK

PA - A heart disease and cancer-fighting "superbroccoli" developed by British scientists has gone on sale in the UK. The vegetable looks the sam...

Karen Murphy Wins Right To Use Greek TV Decoder To Screen Premier League Football

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK

The European Union has ruled that a pub landlady can use a foreign TV decoder to show Premier League football. Karen Murphy had been fined for usin...

Theresa May Wraps Up Conference Speech With Song About Crime

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

One of political journalists' favourite distractions during political party conferences is to pick apart the lyrics of the songs that follow politicia...

Amanda Knox Makes Stop Over In London Before Heading Home

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK

Amanda Knox flew into London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday as she made her way back to hometown Seattle in the United States, less than a day after be...

David Cameron To Defend Handling Of Economy

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK Politics

PA -- Prime Minister David Cameron is to acknowledge that anxious voters cannot yet see signs of his Government's economic strategy taking Britain out...

Fox To Criticise Europeans For Failure To Support Nato

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK Politics

PA -- Nato must retain its primacy in the defence of Europe, Defence Secretary Liam Fox will say. It would be "nonsense" to develop an EU defenc...

Moody's Downgrade Italy's Credit Rating

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK

Italy has had its credit rating downgraded by ratings agency Moody's from Aa2 to A2, with a negative outlook. "The negative outlook reflects ongoin...

China And Russia Criticised For Vetoing Sanctions On 'Brutal' Syria

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK

PA - - William Hague has expressed his disappointment over Russia and China's decision to veto a UN Security Council resolution threatening sanctions ...