Entries by Paul Vale from 01/2012

Rupert Murdoch Twitter: News Corp Media Mogul Uses Social Network To Endorse Presidential Candidate

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Tech

UPDATE: It has now been revealed that the twitter account of Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch's famously protective wife, is a spoof profile. Controversi...

Quandrantid Meteor Shower: Spectacular Stellar Show To Light Up January Sky

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Tech

Star gazers in the northern hemisphere will be able to see a little-known yet spectacular meteor shower streak across the night's sky on Wednesday. ...

Google Search Homepage Gets Revamp With Google Plus, Gmail And YouTube Added To Highlights

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Tech

Google is to revamp its search homepage. Soon, many of the tech giant's in-house services, such as YouTube, Maps and Gmail, will be available from a d...

US Election 2012: Virtual Dead Heat In Closest Republican Primary For 70 Years

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have finished in a virtual dead heat at the Iowa Republican Party caucuses. The official declaration showed that Romn...

Titanic Auction: Salvage Items Valued At $189m To Be Sold On 100th Anniversary Of Liner's Sinking

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

More than 5,000 Items salvaged from the wreck of the RMS Titanic are to be auctioned in April, marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the wor...

Scholes Return: Veteran Midfielder Makes Surprise Appearance For Manchester United In FA Cup

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Veteran footballer Paul Scholes, who retired from the professional game in the summer after a 17-year career with Manchester United, has made a surpri...

Stepping Hill Poison Deaths: Police Granted More Time To Question Male Nurse Victorino Chua

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Police are continuing to question a male nurse over the murder of three patients at the Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Cheshire. Greater Manc...

Stephen Hawking At 70: Physicist Forced To Miss Birthday Celebrations

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Professor Stephen Hawking has been unable to attend his 70th birthday celebrations due to ill health. The world famous theoretical physicist and cosmo...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: Stuart Lawrence On Brother's Death

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

The brother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has spoken of the night he died and how he stood at the police cordon with no idea that his elder si...

Freckleton House Fire: Tributes Pour In After Siblings Die In Lancashire Bungalow Blaze (Video)

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Tributes have been paid for the four siblings who died in a house fire in Freckleton, Lancashire. Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and E...

PIP Implants Scandal: Surgery Firm Defends Rupture Rate

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

A leading cosmetic surgery company which carried out a large proportion of PIP implant operations on British women insisted today that its "rupture re...

Betty Yates Murder: Candlelit Vigil For Retired Teacher Found Dead

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK
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Dozens of friends and former pupils of a retired schoolteacher found murdered at her riverside cottage have staged a candlelit vigil to pay their resp...

Alisa Dmitrijeva: Sandringham Murder Victim Was Killed In September, Police Believe

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

Alisa Dmitrijeva, the 17-year-old Latvian whose remains were found by a dog walker on the Sandringham estate on New Year's Day, is likely to have been...

BA Flight To Glasgow Abandoned After Cockpit Crew Felt Light-Headed

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

British Airways has launched an inquiry into an incident on board a Glasgow-bound Airbus A321 from Heathrow that had to turn back after both pilots co...

Extinct Giant Tortoise Species That Shaped Darwin's Ideas Could Be Alive On Galapagos Islands

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

A species of giant tortoise thought to have been extinct for more than 150 years may still be living in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists studying...

La Senza: Lingerie Chain Goes Into Administration But 60 Stores Are Quickly Snapped Up

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

Lingerie chain La Senza collapsed into administration on Monday but 60 of its stores were bought immediately by Arabian retail group Alshaya, report t...

Child Poverty Map: Bethnal Green, Bow And Tower Hamlets Revealed As Worst Affected Areas In UK

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

The East London constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow has the highest levels of child poverty in the UK, according to the Campaign to end Child Povert...

Robert James Barrow: Paedophile Walks Free From Court

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

A paedophile who amassed the largest haul of sick images of children ever recovered by the Metropolitan Police walked free from court today. Robert...

Thierry Henry Scores Winning Goal In FA Cup Against Leeds On Dramatic Night At Emirates (Video)

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Five years after he left the Emirates for the Nou Camp, Thierry Henry once again donned the shirt of Arsenal, coming on in the second half against Lee...

Tipton: Couple Attacked With Bricks And Stick As Children Watch On

Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

Police have appealed for witnesses after a husband and wife were violently attacked with bricks and a stick in front of their children in an apparent ...

Heather Dyer: 'Noisy Neighbour' Stabbed To Death In St Helens By Paul Lyon Over Dispute

Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

A young woman was stabbed to death by a neighbour who "snapped" during a dispute over her anti-social behaviour, a court has heard. Heather Dyer, 2...

EDF Energy Took 'Too Long' To Pass On Price Cut, Says Leading Financial Hardship Charity

Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

The announcement that energy giant EDF is to cut gas bills by 5% from early February has been welcomed by consumer groups, with customers facing incre...

Costa Concordia: Three Dead, Many Missing, 25 Brits Rescued As Luxury Liner Runs Aground Off Italian Coast

Posted 01.14.2012 | UK

A ship has run aground off the Italian coast, killing two French passengers and a Peruvian crew member. The AFP news agency is reporting that 50 p...

Blockbuster Tunnel Theft: Thieves In Manchester Dig 100ft Passageway To Steal Cash Machine

Posted 01.14.2012 | UK

Thieves dug a 100ft tunnel under a building to steal a cash machine. Police believe the gang may have spent more than six months digging the passa...

Ed Balls Makes Warning On Public Sector Pay

Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Politics

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls today warned public sector workers he would make no promise to reverse the freeze on their pay before the end of this parli...