Entries by Paul Vale from 07/2012

Marcus Agius, Former Barclays Chairman, Reappointed After One Day Following Diamond Resignation

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

Marcus Agius, the former chairman of Barclays bank who resigned on Monday, has been dramatically appointed to the role of full-time executive chairman...

Marcus Agius 'Unresigns': Five More Unwelcome Comebacks

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

News of the dramatic "unresignation" of Marcus Agius, the former Barclays chairman who returned to the role of executive chairman after just one day, ...

Bob Diamond Resignation: Mervyn King Put Pressure On Barclays CEO To Quit, According To BBC

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

Pressure was exerted on Bob Diamond to quit his role as CEO of Barclays bank by the governor of the Bank of England, it has been reported. Accordin...

Ali Dizaei, Former Police Chief, To Challenge Conviction For Misconduct

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

Controversial police chief Ali Dizaei has been given the go-ahead to challenge his conviction for misconduct and perverting the course of justice. ...

Royal Brompton, Leeds And Leicester Hospitals To Stop Performing Child's Heart Surgery

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

Hospitals in Leicester, Leeds and the Royal Brompton in London are to stop performing heart surgery on children, it was announced on Wednesday. In ...

Wimbledon 2012: Andy Murray Defeats David Ferrer In Four Sets To Book Place In Semi-Final

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Sport

Andy Murray roared to victory at Wimbledon on Wednesday after being treated to a royal audience in his quarter-final clash. The Scot booked himself...

Southsea Murder: Man's Dismembered Body Found Wrapped In Bin Liner On Hampshire Beach

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

A murder inquiry has been launched after the torso of a man was found wrapped in a black bin liner on a beach. The body, without head, arms and leg...

Libor Scandal: George Osborne Accuses Brown Government Of Complicity In Rate-Fixing

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne tonight directly accused members of Gordon Brown's government of involvement in the rate-rigging scandal. Osborne said th...

Chantal Marshall, Mum Of Britain's Most Cosmetically Enhanced Family, Pushes 14-Year-Old Daughter To Have Boob Job (PICTURES)

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

Britney Marshall has just turned 14 - yet her mum is already pressing her to get a boob job. But perhaps that is no surprise as Britney is the you...

Formula One Party: Tamara Ecclestone Hosts Celebrity Party For Great Ormond Street (PICTURES)

Posted 07.04.2012 | Huffington Post

A host of celebrities took pole position with racing drivers on Wednesday night at a Formula One party to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital...

John Lydon On Question Time: Former Sex Pistol's Most Memorable TV Moments (VIDEO)

Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

The BBC’s Question Time has witnessed a few forceful characters and some colourful exchanges over the years, from Christopher Hitchens admonishing S...

RAF Tornado Crash: Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole Named As Man Killed Off Scottish Coast

Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond today paid tribute to three Tornado jet crew lost in a crash in the Moray Firth this week. Hammond said Flight Lie...

Air France Crash: Report Blames Technical Failure And Crew Error

Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

The final report into the Air France plane crash, which led to the deaths of 228 people in 2009, has blamed the tragedy on human error and a technical...

Richard Dart: British Muslim Arrested In West London Appeared In BBC Documentary

Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

A British Muslim convert who appeared in a BBC documentary was reportedly one of six people arrested over a suspected terror plot - including three li...

Women Bishops: Church Of England To Vote On Female Ordination

Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

The Church of England is preparing to vote on Monday on whether to allow women to be ordained as Bishops. Should the vote find in favour of female...

Animal Rights: Three Arrested In Amsterdam And London Over Suspected Animal Rights Extremism

Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

Three people were arrested in Amsterdam and London today after a Europe-wide probe into blackmail linked to animal rights extremism. A 50-year-old ...

Syria: Manaf Tlas, First Of Assad's Inner-Circle To Defect, On Way To Paris For 'Opposition' Conference

Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad has suffered the first defection of a close ally since the regime’s brutal crackdown of the rebels began more than 16 m...

Wimbledon 2012: Andy Murray Prepares For Final Against Federer

Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Sport

Andy Murray is preparing himself on Saturday for the biggest match of his life as he bids to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles t...

Military Cuts: General Sir Peter Wall, Chief Of General Staff, 'Shocked' At Army Reduction To 82,000

Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Peter Wall has spoken of the "shock" he felt at the moment he learned that the army was to be reduced in size....

Libya Elections: Cherry Gough, British Council Director, Says Country 'Positive' About Future

Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

In February this year the British Council ran a series of empowerment workshops for women in Tripoli. Included in the workshops were discussions about...

News Of The World Closure: On The Anniversary, Two Former Employees Talk Through The Paper's Final Days

Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

“Everyone knew the paper was in a bit of trouble, but I never thought it was under threat,” says 24-year-old Talal Musa, formerly a sub editor at ...

Episcopal Bishops In Unites States Approve Prayer Service For Same-Sex Couples

Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
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Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for tran...

Clacton Shooting: Essex Police Say 'Murder Inquiry' Continues Despite Discovery Of Peter Reeve's Body

Posted 07.10.2012 | UK

Detectives have stressed a "live murder inquiry" will continue after a man wanted for murdering a police officer was found dead in a churchyard. Es...

Eva Rausing Dead: Husband Hans Kristian Rausing Questioned Over Death Of Wife

Posted 07.10.2012 | UK

Police have confirmed that Eva Rausing, one of the richest women in Britain, has been found dead. A man reported to be her husband Hans, the heir t...

Eva Rausing Dead: Police Question Widower Hans Kristian Rausing Over Wife's Death At Chelsea Home

Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Police investigating the mysterious death of one of Britain's richest women have arrested a man reported to be her widower. It is thought that Hans...