Entries by Ned Simons from 01/2012

Kirsty Treloar 'Begged For Mercy' Before Being Kidnapped And Killed

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

A voice was apparently heard pleading for mercy before a young mother was kidnapped from her home and killed. Kirsty Treloar, 20, was abducted shor...

Louise Mensch: Complaint About Not Being Promoted 'A Joke'

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

Tory MP Louise Mensch has insisted she was joking when she complained in an interview about not having been promoted by the prime minister. The MP ...

May Queen's Speech Means Longest Parliamentary Session For 150 Years

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics
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It's been a long time coming, but I hear that the date for the Queen's Speech is now close to being signed off by ministers. Pencil in your diaries...

MPs Enjoy £5.8m Subsidy In Commons Bars And Restaurants

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics
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The taxpayers' subsidy for the bars and restaurants in the Houses of Commons has risen to £5.8m a year, despite promises by parliamentary official to...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: Parents, Lawyers, Politicians And Police Respond

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Gary Dobson and David Norris have been found guilty of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993. Both men had denied heir involvement ...

Pictures Of The Day 3 January: Torrential Rain To The Dalai Lama

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Enjoying the fresh New Year? The first working day of 2012 was met with travel misery for commuters as train signal failures, cancellations and rail f...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: Doreen And Neville Lawrence's Two-Decade Long Ordeal

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Stephen Lawrence's family have endured nearly two decades waiting to see if anyone would ever be punished for his death. His parents Doreen and Nev...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: Gary Dobson 'Bragged' About Knife Threat

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Gary Dobson was seen swaggering around his flat bare-chested and holding a knife in police surveillance footage. He said he was "disgusted" at the ...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: David Norris Lived In Shadow Of Crime

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

David Norris looked pale and gaunt as he repeatedly protested his innocence during the Old Bailey trial. At the time of his arrest for murder in Se...

Sandringham Murder: Police Probe Case Of Missing Teenager Alisa Dmitrijeva

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Police are reported to be investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old teenage girl as they seek to identify a body found on the Queen's Sandringh...

Academies Critics Are The 'Enemies Of Promise', Says Michael Gove

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics

Critics of the government's academies programme are the "enemies of promise", Michael Gove said today, as he pushes ahead with plans to transform 200 ...

Stephen Lawrence Murder: Gary Dobson And David Norris To Be Sentenced As Juveniles

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Gary Dobson and David Norris are to be sentenced as juveniles for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, as they were aged 17 and 16 at...

Stephen Lawrence Murder: Gary Dobson And David Norris Sentenced To 15 And 14 Years

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Gary Dobson and David Norris, the two men convicted of killing black teenager Stephen Lawrence, have been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years and two m...

Stephen Lawrence Murder: Met Boss Bernard Hogan-Howe Warns 'Other' Killers

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has issued a warning to the other suspects in the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, as two men ...

Prison Van Crash Injures Driver And Two Prisoners

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

The driver of a prison van and two inmates are being treated in hospital after the vehicle crashed into the central reservation on a dual carriageway ...

Child Labour Exploitation In Britain 'On The Rise Due To Trafficking'

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Britain's record on protecting children from workplace exploitation worsened over the past year, new research claims. The UK was rated "medium risk...

Hepatitis C Vaccine Could Be Found In Cousin Of Common Cold

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

A cousin of the common cold virus offers the first hope of an effective vaccine against the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, it has been revealed....

Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge, Named Patron Of Four Charities

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge has been named as the patron of four organisations, as she steps up her royal duties. Kate has accepted honorary positions...

Aggro Santos ,Former 'I'm A Celebrity' Contestant, Accused Of Rape

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A former I'm A Celebrity contestant is to appear in court accused of raping two women. Brazilian-born rapper Aggro Santos, 22, is charged with r...

Colin Myler, Ex-NotW Editor, Appointed Editor-In-Chief Of Murdoch-Rival New York Daily News

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Colin Myler, the former editor of the News of the World, has been made the editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News. The 59-year-old lost his job...

UK Weather: Strong Winds Return To Britain After Deaths (Pictures)

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Strong winds returned to Britain following storms earlier in the week that resulted in two deaths. Further injuries were reported on Thursday after...

Bank Robber Attempts To Hold-Up Lloyds With A Handwritten Note (PICTURE)

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A failed bank-robber attempted to silently hold-up a Manchester bank by handing a note to cashier that read "This is a robbery". According to Great...

Police Launch Appeal After Woman, 98, Suffers Sexual Assault In Bristol

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A pensioner was sexually assaulted in Bristol on New Year's Day, police have said. Officers from Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for informa...

Anuj Bidve's Parents Pay Tribute To 'Softly Spoken' Son Who Was Shot In Manchester

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

The father of Anuj Bidve, the Indian student who was gunned down in Salford on Boxing Day, has paid tribute to his murdered son after flying to Britai...

Stepping Hill Poison Deaths: Male Nurse Arrested

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A 46-year-old male nurse has been arrested by Greater Manchester Police investigating the poisoning of patients at Stepping Hill Hospital, in Stockpor...