Entries by Ned Simons from 02/2012

Fan Handcuffs Himself To Goalpost During Premier League Match

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Merseyside Police said 46-year-old John Joseph Foley, of Lord Street, Southport, has been charged with going on to the playing area during a f...

Man Found Dead Following Armed Stand-Off With Police

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

A man has been found dead in a house after police negotiators were involved in an armed stand-off for several hours. Lincolnshire Police said a "si...

Britain Braced For Big Freeze

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Britain is braced for more freezing temperatures today as the cold snap continues to grip the country. Forecasters warned that temperatures will ho...

Prince William Branded A 'Conqueror' By Argentina Ahead Of Falklands Deployment

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Prince William has been branded a "conqueror" by Argentina ahead of his deployment to the Falkland Islands as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot. Bueno...

Taliban Poised To Retake Afghanistan With Help Of Pakistan, Leaked Nato Report Concludes

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Pakistan is actively helping the Taliban retake control of Afghanistan, a leaked Nato report has concluded. The top secret document seen by the BBC...

Four Radical Islamists Admit Plot To Blow Up London Stock Exchange (PICTURES)

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Four radical Islamists have admitted an al Qaeda-inspired plot to detonate a bomb at the London Stock Exchange. The Muslim fundamentalists' group w...

UniLad Suspends Website Following Outrage Over 'Surprise' Rape Article

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: UniLad CEO Jamie Street faces disciplinary action from his university. An online magazine aimed at university students has suspended its ...

Flesh-Eating Strain Of MRSA Reaches UK

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Potentially deadly strains of MRSA that are easily passed between people outside of hospitals are increasing in the UK, experts said today. Extra v...

John Terry Faces Calls To Give Up England Captaincy Over Accusations Of Racism

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

John Terry is facing calls to step down from the captaincy of the England football team until accusations that he racially abused QPR defender Anton F...

Cold Weather Alert Prompts Fears For Health Of Elderly And Ill

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

The Met Office has raised fears for the elderly and ill by issuing a serious England-wide weather alert as the nation shivers in freezing conditions. ...

Student Loans Company Head Ed Lester Investigated Over Tax Dodges

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The earnings of the head of the Student Loans Company are to be investigated after it emerged he was dodging tax, saving him "tens of thousands of pou...

Times Editor James Harding Recalled To Leveson After Computer Hacking Claim

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Times editor James Harding has been recalled to appear at the Leveson inquiry into press ethics following claims the paper engaged in email hacking. ...

Exhibition Road In Kensington Re-Opened As 'Clutter-Free' Street

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest streets has been transformed into a "shared space" where cars and pedestrians mingle freely. Exhibition Road in Kensington,...

Ann Widdecombe Defends Gay Conversion Therapy

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Ann Widdecombe has been criticised for promoting the idea that gay people can be made straight. Writing in her Daily Express column on Wednesday, t...

Chris Huhne Speeding Claims: Decision On Prosecution Due Friday

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Politics

Chris Huhne will learn on Friday if he is to face charges over allegations that his ex-wife Vicky Pryce accepted speeding penalty points on his behalf...

Michelle Obama And Ellen's TV Push-Ups Battle (VIDEO)

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Politics has a new Iron Lady - after Michelle Obama knocked out 25 stunning press-ups on American television. President Barack Obama's wife was bei...

Prince William Arrives In The Falkland Islands For RAF Tour

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in the Falklands for a tour duty as an RAF search and rescue pilot, the Ministry of Defence confirmed on Thursday af...

Syria Homs: Assad Regime Kills 285, Opposition Groups Claim

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Anti-regime demonstrators have clashed with police outside the Syrian embassy in London, following reports that nearly 300 people have been killed by ...

Sub-Zero Temperatures Could Cause Snow Chaos In Britain

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Parts of Britain have been placed on amber alert today as the country lies in wait for widespread snow. The Met Office's severe weather warning, at...

Mexico Coastguard Hunt Briton Who Fell From World's Biggest Cruise Ship

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

A search was under way today for a British passenger who apparently went overboard from the world's biggest cruise ship in waters near Mexico. The ...

Falkland Islands: Nuclear Submarine Sent By Royal Navy To South Atlantic, According To Reports

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

The Royal Navy is sending a nuclear submarine to the Falkland Islands amid heightened tensions between Britain and Argentina over the disputed islands...

Lottery Winners Mick and Jean O'Shea Defend Making Benefit Claims

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

A couple who scooped a £10.2 million lottery jackpot have defended their right to claim benefits more than six years later. Mick and Jean O'Shea w...

Alex Salmond BBC Six Nations Rugby Ban 'Bonkers', Claim Upset SNP Politicians

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics

SNP politicians have hit out at the BBC for its decision to withdraw an invitation to Scottish first minister Alex Salmond to sit on a panel during it...

Heathrow Cancels Third Of Flights As Snow Forecast To Hit Britain

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Britain shivered through the coldest night of the winter so far as temperatures plunged lower than minus 12C last night and the country braced itself ...

Syrian Regime 'Cold Blooded, Says William Hague

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

William Hague accused the Syrian regime of "cold-blooded cynicism" as the reported deaths of 200 people in one of the bloodiest attacks of the uprisin...