Entries by Paul Vale from 12/2012

Andrew Lancel, Former Coronation Street Actor, Charged With Sex Offences

Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel has been charged with historic child sex offences, police have said. The 42-year-old, charged yesterda...

UK Weather: Snowfall Forecast For Sunday As Sub-Zero Temperatures Grip Country (PICTURES)

Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Parts of Britain can expect further snowfall from Sunday with sub-zero temperatures gripping the country. Many awoke to a thin smattering of snow o...

UK Weather: Snowfall Sweeps Across UK, More Freezing Temperatures Forecast (PICTURES)

Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Snow has fallen across parts of the country, with more predicted over the weekend. In contrast to the wet and windy weather which played havoc at t...

Christopher Jefferies, Mistaken Suspect In Joanna Yates Murder, Tells MPs To Implement Leveson

Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

The man who won libel damages after his arrest over the murder of a woman has penned a letter to MPs asking them to support the Leveson recommendation...

US ScanEagle Drone 'Captured' By Republican Guard Over Iran

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

UPDATE: According to a US Navy spokesperson, no American drones currently operating in the Middle East are unaccounted for, following claims by the Re...

Kate Middleton Pregnant: How The Papers Covered The Duchess Of Cambridge's Baby Announcement

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

News of Kate's condition broke at 3pm on Monday afternoon, giving the country's newspaper editors plenty of time to sharpen their quills for the all-i...

UK Weather: Stansted Closes As Heavy Snowfall Hits Britain

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK

A major holiday airport was shut on Wednesday as the first snow of the winter to hit southern England caused havoc with road, rail and air travel. ...

Stuart Hall Charged: Radio 5 Presenter And Former It's A Knockout Host Questioned Over Rape And Indecent Assault

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, 82, has been charged with three offences of indecent assault, Lancashire Police said. The veteran broadcaster ...

Queen Visits Bank Of England, Asks About 2008 Financial Crisis, Calls FSA 'Complacent' (PICTURES)

Posted 12.13.2012 | UK

The queen was in her counting house on Thursday afternoon, inspecting the Bank of England’s gold, as well as posing a few financial questions to the...

European Union's Banking Regulator Deal Praised By Cameron As Protective Of Britain's Interests

Posted 12.13.2012 | UK

A new EU deal for Britain will be forged on the back of sweeping changes to shore up the struggling eurozone, David Cameron said on Thursday evening. ...

Standard & Poor's Threatens Britain's AAA Credit Rating

Posted 12.13.2012 | UK

Britain's gold-plated triple AAA status came under pressure on Thursday after an influential credit ratings agency put it on negative watch. Standa...

Gay Marriage Legislation: Church Of England Attacks Government Over 'Lack Of Consultation' On Plans

Posted 12.13.2012 | UK

The Church of England has attacked the Government's lack of consultation over its gay marriage plans, saying senior ecclesiastical figures learned of ...

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: The Queen And David Cameron Lead Tributes To The 27 Killed In Newton Connecticut

Posted 12.15.2012 | UK

David Cameron and the Queen have extended their sympathies to the families of the 27 murdered children and adults who were victims of one of the worst...

Simon Cowell Wants Rihanna To Be UK X Factor Judge Next Year

Posted 12.15.2012 | UK Entertainment

Another week and another rumour about the next series of The X Factor - Simon Cowell apparently wants to enlist Rihanna for the 2013 season. This y...

Bruce Forsyth To Miss Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Finals Due To Illness

Posted 12.15.2012 | UK Entertainment

There are fears Bruce Forsyth could have to miss tonight's Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals as he has been struck down by an illness. The veteran ...

Jacintha Saldanha Mass Held At Westminster Cathedral (PICTURES)

Posted 12.15.2012 | UK

The family of the nurse found dead after being duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs described the "unfillable void" left in their lives...

Richard III 'Grave' Under Leicester Car Park May Not Hold Remains Of Fifteenth Century Plantagenet King

Posted 12.15.2012 | UK

Remains found under a car park have not been confirmed as those of King Richard III but archaeologists are yet to find evidence to disprove it is the ...

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Gunman Forced His Way Into Building, Say Police (PICTURES)

Posted 12.15.2012 | UK

Evidence has been found that could help explain the motives of the lone gunman behind one of the worst mass school shootings in American history, poli...

UK Weather Blights Christmas Commuters As Flooding Hits Rail Services And Roads (PICTURES)

Posted 12.23.2012 | UK

People hit by flooding face a bleak Christmas with a week of further rain threatening further holiday misery. Rail routes across the country will b...

Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe Promises 'Ruthless' Investigation Into 'Plebgate' Affair

Posted 12.23.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's most senior police officer promised a "ruthless" investigation into an alleged conspiracy against a Cabinet minister "no matter where the tr...

Andrew Mitchell Claims Plebgate Scandal Was 'Deliberate' Attempt To End His Career And 'Toxify' Tories

Posted 12.23.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell claimed he was the victim of a deliberate attempt to "toxify" the Tories and ruin his career amid mounting pressure on the police over...

Worcestershire NHS Trust To Apologise For 'Appalling' Treatment Of Patients In Their Care

Posted 12.23.2012 | UK

A hospital trust will apologise to the families of 38 people who suffered what human rights lawyers have called "appalling" failures of care, followin...

Tulisa In Nightclub Argument Over Footballer Boyfriend Danny Simpson

Posted 12.23.2012 | Huffington Post

It's never a dull day for Tulisa and now she has been involved in an argument outside a nightclub, apparently over her footballer boyfriend Danny Simp...

Nintendo Wii U Needs 'Three Hours' Of Updates Before It Can Be Used

Posted 12.23.2012 | UK Tech

Millions of children face misery this Christmas morning after the makers of a new games console admitted it needs three hours worth of updates before ...

Facebook Under Fresh Scrutiny Over UK Corporate Tax Affairs

Posted 12.23.2012 | UK

Facebook is the latest firm to come under scrutiny over its tax affairs after reportedly siphoning £440m into an offshore haven to avoid payments in ...