Entries by Paul Vale from 01/2013

Big Fat Quiz of 2012 Controversy: Daily Mail Faces Twitter Backlash For 'Manufacturing' Outrage Over New Year's Eve Comedy Show

Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Daily Mail has triggered a huge backlash on Twitter for “manufacturing” outrage over a Channel 4 comedy show in which “comedians guzzled win...

20mph Speeds Limits Affect Eight Million People, More Authorities Expected To Introduce 20mph Zones

Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

Millions of drivers are facing the prospect of reduced speed limits in towns and cities across England and Wales, according to new research. Figure...

New Year's Eve 2012: Revellers Across UK Keep Emergency Services Busy (PICTURES)

Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

As thousands enjoyed the fireworks by the Thames, outside London some revellers took their celebrations too far, with heavy drinking leaving many stag...

Spitfire Planes Buried In Burmese Jungle At End Of Second World War To Be Located By British Team

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

The difficult task of locating and excavating dozens of British Spitfires that were buried in the Burmese jungle during the Second World War is to get...

Andy Burnham, Labour Shadow Health Secretary, Calls For Less Sugar, Salt And Fat In Food

Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

Laws limiting the amount of sugar, salt and fat in food should be considered, a leading Labour politician has urged. Andy Burnham, the shadow healt...

Girl Guides May Remove Mention Of 'God' And 'The Queen' From Oath

Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

In a bow to secularism, the Girl Guides could drop all mentions of God and the Queen in their oath. The voluntary organisation, which boasts more t...

East Belfast Violence Erupts As Loyalists Protest Over Flying Of Union Flag At City Hall (Pictures)

Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

Fresh violence has flared in Northern Ireland as loyalists protest over the flying of the union flag. The PSNI said they are also investigating re...

Child Benefit Reforms Could Leave 'Up To Million' Families Struggling To Claw Back Income, Warns Labour

Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

Up to one million families face having their child benefit clawed back through complicated self-assessment tax returns, Labour warned on Saturday. ...

Luke Harwood Death: Emma Hall Accused Of Leading Vigilante Gang That Killed 18-Year-Old 'Rapist'

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

A woman led a vigilante gang who tortured and brutally killed a teenager who had been accused of rape, the Old Bailey heard. Emma Hall helped three...

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill Passes Commons Vote By 56

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

The Government’s controversial plans for a real-terms cut in working-age benefits have cleared their first Commons hurdle by 324 votes to 268, major...

'Plebgate' Charges To Be Brought By End Of Month, Says Hogan-Howe

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

Criminal charges linked to the so-called Plebgate affair could be brought by the end of the month, Britain's most senior police officer said on Tuesda...

Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane And Emma Stone Announce Nominations

Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Beasts Of the Southern Wild proved the surprise package of Thursday afternoon’s Oscar nomination ceremony, receiving a nod for Best Picture, while h...

Jessops Camera Chain To Close All Stores With Loss Of 1,370 Jobs

Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Administrators are to close all of the shops in stricken camera chain Jessops, with the loss of 1,370 jobs. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which was...

Belfast Flag Protests: Legal Action Threatened By DUP Over Decision To Restrict Flying Of Union Emblem

Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Legal action has been threatened by the Democratic Unionist Party over the decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag as pressure grew for viol...

Two Men Stabbed To Death In Birmingham City Centre

Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested after two men were stabbed to death in a city centre on Friday, police said. The men, who are believed to be in their 40s, ...

Lord Heseltine Warns Cameron Over Holding European Referendum

Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Politics

Tory grandee Lord Heseltine has turned on David Cameron, warning the PM against taking a “punt” by holding a referendum on Britain’s continued m...

Falklands Tensions Force Two British Cruise Liners To End Docking In Argentinian Ports

Posted 01.12.2013 | UK

Two British cruise liners will not dock in Argentina because of continuing tensions with the country over the Falklands. P&O Cruises has scrapped t...

Ed Miliband Attacks Previous Labour Government In One Nation Speech To Fabian Society

Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has attacked New Labour for not doing enough for ordinary people. The Opposition leader said the previous Labour government had become ...

Indian Call Centre Fraud Leaves Thousands Of Britons Out Of Pocket

Posted 01.12.2013 | UK

Thousands of British people have fallen victim to a multimillion-pound Indian call centre and internet fraud. Investigators believe the number of B...

State Pension Overhaul To Create Single Flat Rate Of £144

Posted 01.12.2013 | UK

Details of a radical shake-up of the state pension are due to be unveiled by the coalition on Monday. A single flat rate, equivalent to around £14...

Tory Proposals For EU Referendum Could Slash Ukip Support, According To ComRes Poll

Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron could slash Ukip's support by more than a third if he promises an in-out referendum on EU membership, according to a poll. Research b...

British Military Transport Planes Head To Mali To Assist French Troops Push Back Islamist Rebels

Posted 01.13.2013 | UK

David Cameron has agreed to help transport foreign troops and equipment to Mali amid efforts to halt an advance by Islamist rebels in a conflict that ...

Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor, Calls For Multinationals To Publish Single UK Corporation Tax Figure

Posted 01.13.2013 | UK Politics

The shadow chancellor has called for multinational companies to publish a “single figure” for the amount of corporation tax they pay in the UK to ...

Jakarta Floods 2013: Four Dead, 20,000 Evacuated As Indonesian Capital Hit By Rain (PICTURES)

Posted 01.18.2013 | UK

Four people have died and more than 20,000 have been evacuated following days of heavy flooding in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Roads have ...

Tesco Horse Meat Burgers May Have Been Made From 'Diseased Animals'

Posted 01.18.2013 | UK

Burgers containing horse meat could have been made from "diseased or injured animals", according to environmental health experts. Health concerns h...