Entries by Ted Thornhill from 05/2012

Teenager Alina Sarag died from TB but was told she had bulimia and ‘mental health problems'

Posted 05.14.2012 | UK
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A 15-year-old schoolgirl who died of tuberculosis was told her physical deterioration was due to mental health problems, despite having previously bee...

Scrap 'Divisive' Regional Pay Plans, Unions Tell Government

Posted 05.14.2012 | UK

Unions stepped up demands for the Government to scrap controversial plans for regional pay in the public sector after the Deputy Prime Minister said n...

Joey Barton charged with two acts of violent conduct, says FA

Posted 05.14.2012 | UK

QPR’s Joey Barton has been charged with two acts of violent conduct following his sending-off during his team’s end-of-season game against Manches...

Derek Acorah, TV Psychic, Makes ‘Sickening' Claim Madeleine McCann Is Dead

Posted 05.15.2012 | UK

TV psychic Derek Acorah has hit back after reports he made a "sickening" claim Madeleine McCann is dead. In 2007 three-year-old Madeleine disappear...

Jamie Oliver Accuses Michael Gove Of 'Putting Children's Future Health At Risk'

Posted 05.15.2012 | UK

Jamie Oliver today accused Education Secretary Michael Gove of "putting children's future health at risk" as new research showed many academies are no...

Damian Green, Immigration Minister, Blames Wrong Type Of Wind For Airport Delays

Posted 05.15.2012 | UK

We’re used to hearing about "the wrong type of snow" or "leaves on the line" delaying trains – now there is a warning about wind disrupting air tr...

UK Border Agency Crisis Continues As Nearly 4,000 Foreign Criminals Are Still At Large

Posted 05.15.2012 | UK

Almost 4,000 foreign criminals whom the Government wants to deport are at large in the community, figures showed today. Some 2,500 were released fr...

China Rebukes David Cameron For Meeting Dalai Lama

Posted 05.15.2012 | UK Politics

China today protested about Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to meet the Dalai Lama during his visit to London yesterday. Britain's ambassad...

Jessica Alba Reveals Being A Sex Symbol Made Her Feel 'Objectified And Uncomfortable'

Posted 05.15.2012 | UK

Jessica Alba has posed in plenty of glamorous photo shoots, but the movie star has stunned fans by revealing that she felt "objectified" earlier in he...

Paddy Power Transgender TV Ad Ruled As 'Offensive'

Posted 05.16.2012 | UK

A Paddy Power TV advert shown ahead of a major horse race that featured transgender people has been ruled as offensive – because it invited viewers ...

First-Time Buyers: Rush To Beat Stamp Duty Deadline Sees 74% Surge In Lending

Posted 05.16.2012 | UK

Lending to first-time buyers surged 74% during March in a rush to beat a deadline for the end of a stamp duty concession, figures showed today. The...

WWF Living Planet Report Warns That By 2030 Two Earths Will Be Needed To Sustain Our Lifestyles

Posted 05.16.2012 | UK

Humans will need two Earths to support our lifestyles by 2030 because we are draining the world’s resources so quickly, a new report has warned. ...

Police Chief ‘Not Surprised Mistakes By Officers Allowed Systematic Child Abuse'

Posted 05.16.2012 | UK

Alleged mistakes by police that allowed children to be systematically abused are "unacceptable", the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on chi...

London Olympics 2012: Gold Plane Set To Deliver The Torch To The UK Unveiled

Posted 05.16.2012 | UK

The striking gold and yellow plane that will bring the Olympic Flame from Athens to the UK later this week has been unveiled. Images of the British...

SpaceX Launch Delayed By Technical Problems

Posted 05.19.2012 | UK

SpaceX's second flight to orbit has been delayed by technical problems. The California-based company was due this morning to send its Dragon capsul...

David Cameron And Other G8 Leaders Discuss Eurozone Woes

Posted 05.19.2012 | UK

David Cameron today signalled that world leaders were ready to take action to tackle soaring oil prices. Speaking after holding bilateral talks wit...

Rebekah Brooks' Story To Be Made Into Feature Length Film

Posted 05.19.2012 | UK

The story of Rebekah Brooks, the former newspaper executive who is to face criminal charges over the phone hacking scandal, is to be made into a featu...

David Cameron Would Win Olympic Gold In ‘Chillaxing', According To New Biography Of PM

Posted 05.19.2012 | UK Politics

Were ‘chillaxing’ to be made an Olympic sport, then David Cameron would be a dead cert for the gold medal, according to a new book. Cameron: Pr...

Kind Cyclist Buying Homeless Man Lunch Becomes YouTube Hit (VIDEO)

Posted 05.19.2012 | UK

When a caring cyclist saw a homeless man rummaging through a bin on a busy London street he stopped and offered to buy him lunch – and now footage o...

Italian Earthquake Leaves Six Dead

Posted 05.20.2012 | UK

The strongest earthquake to hit Italy in three years has left at least six people dead, 50 others injured and several factories and historical buildin...

Mauritius Hotel Workers On Trial For Murder Of Irish Honeymooner Michaela McAreavey

Posted 05.20.2012 | UK

Two hotel workers accused of murdering the daughter of Tyrone Gaelic football boss Mickey Harte while she honeymooned in Mauritius will go on trial th...

Olympic Torch Honour For Royal Marine Amputee

Posted 05.20.2012 | UK

A Royal Marine who lost an arm and both legs when he stood on a landmine in Afghanistan described carrying the Olympic Torch today as a "humbling expe...

Olympic Torches Go Up For Sale On Ebay

Posted 05.20.2012 | UK

Some Olympic Torch bearers are cashing in on their once-in-a-lifetime privilege – by auctioning their golden torches on Ebay. One has received a ...

Pensioner Dies After Mobility Scooter Falls Into River Thames Near Abingdon

Posted 05.20.2012 | UK

An OAP died after his mobility scooter plunged into the River Thames. The accident happened near Abingdon Bridge in Bridge Street, Abingdon, on Sat...

Syria: Explosion Near Convoy Carrying Head Of UN Mission

Posted 05.20.2012 | UK

Syria was rocked by a large explosion on Sunday just 500 feet from a convoy carrying Major General Robert Mood – the head of the UN Mission there ...