Entries by Paul Vale from 05/2012

Madeleine McCann Anniversary: Taxi Driver Claims He Picked Up Maddy Night After She Disappeared

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

A taxi driver who believes he picked up Madeleine McCann the night after she vanished has claimed that Portuguese police ignored his report. Kate a...

UK Drought: Reservoirs Recovering After Wettest April On Records (PICTURES)

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

Despite draught blighting much of the UK, the recent heavy precipitation, which marked April as the wettest month since records began, has given some ...

Ched Evans Rape Case: Thirteenth Arrest Following 'Naming' Of Victim On Twitter

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

A thirteenth arrest has been made in connection with the naming on Twitter of the victim in footballer Ched Evans' rape case. A man from Rhyl was h...

The Pirate Bay: Practical Steps Underway To Stop Access To Illegal File-Sharing Website In UK

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Tech

Practical steps are under way to try to stop internet users accessing the world's largest illegal file-sharing website. It comes after the High Cou...

Fabrice Muamba Attends Bolton Wanderers V Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Clash

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Sport

Fabrice Muamba has made his first public appearance since collapsing with a near-fatal cardiac arrest in March. The Bolton midfielder attended his...

Rupert Murdoch: News Corporation Announces Full Confidence In Mogul's 'Fitness' To Continue As Chairman And CEO

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

News Corporation's board has announced its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch's "fitness" and its support for him to remain at the helm of the company....

Chen Guangcheng, Chinese Dissident, Wants To 'Leave China On Hillary Clinton's Jet'

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident who recently took refuge in the US embassy following his dramatic escape from house arrest, has requested...

Belgrano Anniversary: Argentina Remembers 323 Killed In Controversial Falklands War Sinking

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Argentina has held a series of memorial services to mark the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the General Belgrano. The cruiser, which was torpe...

UK Border Agency: Home Office Thrown Into Further Crisis As Computer System Breaks Down

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

The UK Border Agency was thrown into fresh crisis on Thursday after the computer system suffered a serious failure, resulting in massive disruption to...

Sly Bailey, Trinity Mirror Chief Executive, Steps Down

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Sly Bailey, chief executive of Trinity Mirror, today announced she is stepping down and is expected to leave by the end of the year. The moves come...

Falklands Olympic Advert: Sir Martin Sorrell Condemns His Own Firm For 'Totally Unacceptable' Ad

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

British businessman Sir Martin Sorrell condemned his own firm for a "totally unacceptable" Argentinian advert showing an Olympic hopeful training on a...

Airport Security: 90% Would Support Tougher Checks At UK Borders

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Almost 90% of people would support increased security checks at borders, airports and transport hubs, according to a survey. While 89% would back m...

UK Weather: Freezing Temperatures Forecast For Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Barbecues and beach trips will be off the agenda this Bank Holiday as sub-zero temperatures and even some snow are set to keep people at home. The ...

M40 Motorway Closure Threatens Fans Travelling To FA Cup Final

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

A motorway closure following a fatal accident is causing delays for football fans travelling to the FA Cup final on Saturday. Liverpool Football Cl...

David Cameron Praises Boris Johnson After Narrow Election Victory Over Ken Livingstone

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron said he was "delighted" by Boris Johnson's mayoral victory and vowed the pair would work together for the good of London. The Prime M...

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess Of York, Asked To 'Attend' Court In Turkey Over Secret Filming Of Orphanages

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

The Duchess of York has reportedly been asked to attend court in Turkey, where she is accused of taking part in the secret filming of two orphanages. ...

Stansted Airport: Queues Blight Brits Travelling Abroad Over Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Passengers at Stansted Airport faced "unacceptably long" immigration queues at the beginning of the Bank Holiday weekend. Hundreds of disgruntled p...

FA Cup Final 2012: Didier Drogba Secures Victory For Chelsea Against Liverpool At Wembley

Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Sport
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Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley to win the FA Cup final....

French Presidential Election 2012: Francois Hollande Hailed As Force For European Integration

Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Francois Hollande was hailed tonight as a force for further European integration - despite fears that his differences over economic policy will deepen...

Melissa Chan, Al Jazeera Reporter, Expelled From China After Regime Refuses To Renew Visa

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK
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Al Jazeera English has had to close its bureau in Beijing after the Chinese authorities refused to renew its correspondent's press credentials and vis...

Olympic Rentals: Tenants Are Being Forced Out By Landlords Looking To Cash In On Games

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Tenants in East London are being forced out of their homes by landlords looking to cash in on the increased demand for accommodation during the Olympi...

Underwear Bomber: Drone Yemen Strike In Yemen 'Connected' To Plot To Blow Up Plane

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

A US drone strike in Yemen on Sunday, which led to he death of two people, has been revealed as part of a wider plot to intercept a second underwear b...

Underwear Bomber: Sunday Drone Strike In Yemen 'Connected' To Plot To Blow Up Plane Bound For US

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

A US drone strike in Yemen on Sunday, which led to he death of two people, has been revealed as part of a wider plot to intercept a second underwear b...

Public Sector Strikes: Prison Officers Planning Protest At Government Pension Reform

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

A fresh strike by public sector workers in their bitter row with the Government over pensions was said to be solidly supported on Thursday as it emerg...

Olympic Bus Strikes: Drivers To Vote On Olympic Walk-Out Over Payment During Games

Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Thousands of bus workers are to vote on strikes in a row over payments during the Olympic Games. Unite said it had given notice to 21 bus companies...