Entries by Sara C Nelson from 12/2011

TV Retail Expert Mary Portas Warns Britain's High Streets Have Reached 'Crisis Point'

Posted 12.13.2011 | UK

Neglect and mismanagement have left Britain’s high streets "sick" and "dying", TV retail expert Mary Portas has claimed ahead of an official review ...

Geminids Meteor Shower 2011 To Light Up Britain's Skies Tonight

Posted 12.13.2011 | UK Tech

Stargazers could be in for a treat as the Geminids meteor shower prepares to peak tonight. The annual shower, which is active from 7 - 17 December...

Geminids Meteor Shower 2011: Where To Catch A Glimpse Of The Stars Tonight

Posted 12.13.2011 | UK

If you’re planning to brave the wintry weather to catch a glimpse of tonight’s Geminids meteor shower, we have a list of the best spots to be. ...

Liege Grenade Attack: Six Dead Including Gunman After Explosives Hurled In Belgian City

Posted 12.13.2011 | UK

At least six people have died and 123 have been injured after a man fired shots and threw grenades in a crowded town square in Liège, Belgium. Th...

Badoo: Website 'Like Facebook But For Sex' Hits 130 Million Users

Posted 12.13.2011 | UK

A dating website which encourages you to ‘meet new guys and girls near you’ has hit 130 million users – making it the world’s fourth largest s...

South Croydon Station Delays After Man Is Killed By Train

Posted 12.13.2011 | UK

A man has died after being hit by a train at South Croydon station. The incident spells long delays for commuters in the area, with all services t...

La Senza Lingerie Firm Could Go Bust

Posted 12.14.2011 | UK

Thousands of jobs are at risk after it emerged lingerie firm La Senza could go bust. The chain has called in restructuring accountants from KPMG t...

Buttercup Brightness Revealed: Scientists Reveal Truth Behind Yellow Glow

Posted 12.14.2011 | UK

Boffins have discovered the real reason why buttercups glow yellow under your chin – and it’s nothing to do with whether you like butter. Expe...

Justin Lee Collins Charged With Harassing Ex-Girlfriend

Posted 12.14.2011 | UK

TV frontman Justin Lee Collins said he was "shocked and upset" after being charged with harassing an ex-girlfriend. The Friday Night Project host w...

London Underground Tube Drivers To Strike On Boxing Day

Posted 12.14.2011 | UK

Travel chaos will hit the London Underground after Tube drivers voted to hold four strikes, starting on Boxing Day. A further three strikes will b...

Russell Hoban Dead: Cult Author Of Riddley Walker Dies Aged 86

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

Cult author Russell Hoban died last night aged 86, the Guardian has reported. The son of Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine, Hoban was born in Pen...

Apples Fall From The Sky: Fruity Shower Leaves Coventry Confused

Posted 12.14.2011 | UK

Residents of Coventry have been left scratching their heads in bemusement after a shower of apples fell from the sky. The hail of fruit came on Mo...

Steve Jobs 'Wanted To Be Seen As An Important Thinker' Reveals Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak

Posted 12.14.2011 | UK

Steve Jobs always wanted to be in charge and be seen as an important thinker, his Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told Radio 4 this morning. Ahead ...

Swedish Boy, 10, Confesses To Strangling Four-Year-Old With Skipping Rope

Posted 12.15.2011 | UK

A ten-year-old boy has admitted to strangling a four-year-old with a skipping rope, police in Sweden say. The body of the child was discovered in ...

H&M Girl With A Dragon Tattoo Clothing Range 'Glamorises Rape' Says Blogger Natalie Karneef

Posted 12.15.2011 | Huffington Post

Retail giant H&M has been accused of glamorising rape after unveiling its Girl With A Dragon Tattoo collection. The range, inspired by the film of...

Liege Gunman Nordine Amrani's Weapon Stash Revealed

Posted 12.15.2011 | UK

Photos of weapons and a cannabis farm belonging to the gunman who killed four people after hurling grenades and opening fire on a Belgian Christmas ma...

Liege Attacks: Face of Belgian Gunman's Youngest Victim Gabriel Leblonk Revealed (Picture)

Posted 12.15.2011 | UK

A mother has told how her baby was shot in her arms by Belgian gunman Nordine Amrani. Olivia Leblonk’s 17-month-old son Gabriel fought for his l...

Jesse Jackson Addresses Occupy London Protestors At St Paul's Cathedral

Posted 12.15.2011 | UK

Civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson addressed protesters at St Paul’s Cathedral protest camp today. The Baptist Minister told the Occupy Lon...

Playboy Bunny Maria Kozhevnikova Becomes An MP For Vladimir Putin

Posted 12.16.2011 | Huffington Post

A former actress and model who once appeared on the cover of Russian Playboy has been elected as one of Vladimir Putin’s MPs. Speaking after she ...

Mad Friday: Boozy Office Parties And Snowy Weather See Ambulance Crews Braced For Spike In Injuries

Posted 12.16.2011 | UK

Britain’s emergency services are bracing themselves for a spike in alcohol-related injuries as office parties and festive overindulgence gear up for...

Tube Dancer Is Thrown Off London Underground (Video)

Posted 12.16.2011 | UK
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Amateur footage of a man dancing wildly on the London Underground before being thrown off by an irate passenger has emerged. The clip was filmed o...

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Boss Can Appeal Against Extradition To Sweden

Posted 12.16.2011 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s request for an appeal has been granted by the Supreme Court. The two-day appeal begins in February, which mea...

Reindeer Pate: Harvey Nichols Is Slammed For Selling Tinned 'Relative Of Rudolph'

Posted 12.16.2011 | UK

Animal lovers may want to look away now – for an upmarket London store is selling tinned reindeer pate as a Christmas treat. Harvey Nichols is f...

Ben And Catherine Mullany Murdered On Honeymoon In Antigua: Two Men Jailed For Life

Posted 12.16.2011 | UK

Two men who murdered a Welsh couple on their honeymoon were today each given three consecutive life sentences at the High Court in Antigua. Kaniel...

Jeremy Clarkson: Ofcom To Investigate 'Striking Workers Should Be Shot' Outburst

Posted 12.19.2011 | UK

Ofcom is to investigate comments made by Jeremy Clarkson where he joked striking public sector workers should be shot. The comments, which were ma...