Entries by Ned Simons from 11/2011

Occupy London Protesters Urged To Move Tents From Outside St Paul's Cathedral

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

Anti-capitalist protesters will be told to remove their tents outside St Paul's Cathedral or face legal action. The City of London Corporation w...

UK Growth Figures 'Edging Upwards'

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

The UK's desperate struggle for growth will be highlighted as official figures are set to reveal the recovery barely gathered pace in the third quarte...

Arrests Made At Parliament Square Squatters' Rights Protest

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

At least 12 people have been arrested by police after a large group of protesters staged a demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament over plans t...

Junk Mail Website Designed To Stop Unwanted Deliveries To Be Launched

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

A new website is being launched to make it easier for householders to stop junk mail coming through their letter box, the Government has announced. ...

Greece Stuns Eurozone With Plan To Hold Referendum On Bail Out

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

European markets have dropped following news that Greece plans to hold a national referendum on whether to accept a European Union rescue package for ...

Gangs Who Trade In Guns Face Life In Jail, Home Secretary To Announce

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

Girls are being used as weapons in disputes between rival gangs, Home Secretary Theresa May has said. Mrs May said girls and young women were often...

Ministry Of Justice Has Lost Almost 500 Items Of Electronic Equipment Since May 2010

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

The Ministry of Justice has lost almost 500 pieces of electronic equipment in the last year, it has been revealed. Justice minister Jonathan Djanog...

FTSE 100 Plunges On News Of Greek Bailout Referendum As Figures Show UK Economy Grew By 0.5%

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

The FTSE 100 plunged by 2.2% on Tuesday morning following news that Greece plans to hold a referendum on a proposed eurozone bailout. European mark...

Homelessness Risk For 35,000 People By Christmas, Charity Warns

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK

Around 35,000 people could lose their homes before Christmas, a leading charity has warned. Shelter has estimated that on average 630 people a day ...

Julian Assange Rape Accusations: Timeline Of Events

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will learn on Wednesday whether he is to be extradited to Sweden from the UK over allegations of sexual assault. A...

Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop Of Canterbury, Backs 'Robin Hood Tax' On Banks

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has thrown his weight behind the Occupy protest at St Pauls by saying that society is paying for the "e...

Hand Transplant Surgery Donors Sought

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

The UK's first hand transplant could take place within 12 months, a hospital trust says. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has written to plast...

Julian Assange To Learn If He Will Be Extradited To Sweden Following Rape Allegations

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due to hear if he has won or lost his High Court bid to block extradition to Sweden where he faces sex crime alleg...

NHS Reforms Risk Increasing Health Inequalities, MPs Say

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

Coalition reforms of the NHS system pose a "significant risk" of widening health inequalities even further, a powerful committee has warned. MPs...

Foreign Student Ban On 450 Colleges Following Immigration Abuse Crack Down

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

More than 450 colleges have been banned from bringing foreign students into the UK under Government plans to crack down on abuse of the immigration sy...

Charlie Hebdo Offices Firebombed After It Joked About The Prophet Muhammad (Pictures)

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

The Paris office of the satirical French Magazine Charlie Hebdo has been firebombed and its website has been hacked. It follows the announcement that...

John Hemming Admits Stolen Cat Returned To His Mistress Is An Imposter

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

The cat returned to the mistress of Lib Dem MP John Hemming as been exposed as an imposter. The Birmingham Yardley MP was initially celebrating on ...

Fracking 'Probable' Cause Of Quakes In Lancashire, Report Concludes

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

A controversial "fracking" technique to extract gas from the ground was the "highly probable" cause of earth tremors which hit Lancashire's Fylde coas...

Gang 'Trafficked Polish To UK To Claim £2m In Benefits'

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

A Polish gang that trafficked more than 200 people into Britain in order to illegally claim £2m in benefits has been smashed by the Metropolitan Poli...

David Beckham, Jonny Wilkinson and Princess Diana 'Suggested' For Bank Note Honour

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

The Bank of England released a new £50 note on Wednesday, with the design featuring 18th century entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt...

Occupy London Protesters Claim To Show Thermal Imagery Is False (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

Protesters camped at the Occupy London demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral have hit back at the suggestion that most of them go home at night. ...

Fiona MacTaggart Apologies To Chloe Smith For 'Patronising' 29-Year-Old Minister

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

A female Labour MP has apologised to Treasury minister Chloe Smith for patronising her about her age in the House of Commons. Speaking during Treas...

Millionaires Chris and Mary Gorman Charged With 'Sex Act' In Florida Nightclub

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

A multimillionaire British couple have vowed to fight charges against them after they were arrested in a US nightclub following an alleged sex act. ...

Protesters Halt Work At Fracking Drill After Report Blames Tests For Tremors

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK

Protesters have scaled a drilling rig in Lancashire that extracts shale gas after a report blamed the practice, known as fracking, for causing a numbe...

Paul Flynn Accuses Simon Hart Of Having A 'Passion For Abusing Loveable Animals'

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

Labour MP Paul Flynn has accused a Conservative MP of having a "passion" for animal abuse. Speaking during a Commons debate on the lobbying indust...