Entries by Paul Vale from 03/2012

Police To Invite Private Security Firms To Bid For Contracts In Surrey And West Midlands

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

Police are set to bring in private companies to investigate crimes and patrol neighbourhoods, it has been was reported. Two forces, West Midlands a...

Tornados Devastate Midwest States Of Ohio, Kentucky And Indiana, 27 Dead (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

The death toll continues to rise in the wake of powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes that ripped across the American Midwest. At least 35 people ha...

Pc David Rathband, It Was His Decision To Die, Say Brother And Sister

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

The brother and sister of Pc David Rathband have told how they must accept their sibling's death, saying it was his own decision. Pc Rathband, who ...

BP Gulf Spill Settlement: Company To Pay £4.9 Billion In Compensation Over Gulf Of Mexico Disaster

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

BP is to outlay £4.9 billion on thousands of people hit by by the oil giant's Gulf of Mexico disaster. The company said it expected the money - 7....

Brit Scoops £22m In EuroMillions Win

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

A Brit won more than £22m on the EuroMillions lottery on Friday, the 16th biggest ever win. It is the fourth time in six weeks a winning ticket ...

Mortgage Rate Rise: Lenders RBS And Halifax Put Rates Up

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

Homeowners are set to suffer rising interest rates as two mortgage lenders put rates up. RBS-Natwest is pushing up rates on two of its products by ...

Frank Carson Dead: Comic's Funeral Held In Belfast (PICTURES)

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Hundreds of people lined the streets today to pay tribute to "prime minister of fun" Frank Carson at his funeral Mass in Belfast. Family and friend...

London Riots Trial: Seba Electronics Owner Donating Recovered Goods To Poor

Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

The owner of an electronics shop, which was looted during last summer’s London riots, is donating recovered goods to the poor. Seba Electronics ...

AVB Sacked: Rafa Benitez Favourite To Take Over At Chelsea

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

News that Andre Villas-Boas has 'parted company' with Chelsea Football Club was announced this afternoon, leading to reaction across Twitter as fans a...

John Prescott Launches Campaign To 'Keep Police Public' Following Private Security Tenders

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott launched a campaign to "keep the police public" today, warning that bringing in private security firms coul...

Prince Harry Receives Rock Star Welcome At Nassau Stadium (PICTURES)

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Prince Harry received a reception reserved for rock stars when he arrived at a stadium to celebrate the achievements of Bahamas' youth. A deafening...

Russia Election 2012: Cameron Phones Putin, Tells Leader He 'Looks Forward To Working With Him'

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

David Cameron and Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin spoke tonight about developing a "stronger relationship" despite "differences and areas of co...

Prince Harry Meets Blind Student Anna Albury At National Youth Event In Bahamas (PICTURES)

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Prince Harry today touched the heart of an outstanding Bahamian blind student who described the royal as "amazing". Harry left a lasting impression o...

Christopher Tappin Extradition: US Judge Rules Businessman To Remain In Jail

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

A US judge's decision to remand a retired British businessman in custody while he awaits trial on arms dealing charges was "heartbreaking", his wife s...

Prison Overcrowding Undermining Rehabilitation, Says Report

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Prison overcrowding is undermining the rehabilitation of prisoners and risks increasing reoffending in the future, a report said today. The Crimina...

Pictures of the Day: 5 March

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

A two-headed turtle at the National Museum in Kiev with two heads and six legs, and South Korea's Kim Seoyeong competing in the women's 200m individua...

Charlie Taylor: Signs Of Aggression In Toddlers Should Be Targeted

Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Bad behavior should be targeted in children as young as two years old, according to Charlie Taylor, the Government's behaviour expert. As well as ...

Tulsa Courthouse Shooting Wounds Sheriff's Deputy (PICTURES)

Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

A 23-year-old man is suspected of shooting a Tulsa County Deputy and injuring four others when he fired several shots outside a courthouse in Oklahoma...

Anonymous Hack Vatican Website For 'Corruption' In Catholic Church

Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Tech

The Pope has become the latest victim of the hacking group Anonymous, which attacked the Vatican website on Wednesday evening. A Vatican spokesp...

Afghanistan Soldiers: Commanding Officer Pays Tribute To Six Killed

Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

The commanding officer of the unit hit hardest by the Afghanistan blast paid a moving tribute to them today, saying: "Six of our brothers have fallen....

Chris McManus Killing: Italian Politician Criticises David Cameron

Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

UPDATE: According to Reuters, the Italian President has described British action in the Nigerian hostage operation as "inexplicable behaviour". Rome h...

David Rathband: Widow Of Pc To Miss Cathedral Service

Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

The widow of blinded Pc David Rathband will not attend a cathedral service organised by his twin brother which is taking place tomorrow, she said toda...

Japan Earthquake Anniversary: Britain Forges Ahead With Nuclear Energy Despite Fukushima

Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

In the 12 months since the Fukushima meltdown, the once-accepted maxim that nuclear energy is the safest and most reliable form of energy production h...

Chris McManus Killing: Italian President Calls Failed British Raid 'Inexplicable Behaviour'

Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

Giorgio Napolitano has questioned Britain's failure to inform Rome before embarking on the failed raid to free the hostages in Nigeria. The Italia...

Madeleine McCann: Portuguese Police Launch Review Of Original Investigation

Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

Portuguese police have launched a review of the Madeleine McCann case. A team of detectives based in Oporto in northern Portugal has been appointed...