Entries by Ted Thornhill from 10/2012

Leaf-Covered Cottage In Llanrwst, North Wales, Transformed With Spectacular Autumn Colours (PICTURE)

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Could this be the most beautiful building in Britain? Every inch of this 15th-century cottage in Llanrwst in North Wales is covered in Virginia Cre...

Global Warming Could Shrink Fish, Say University Of British Columbia Scientists

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Global warming means increases in ocean temperatures – and this could lead to smaller fish, a new study says. Researchers from the University of ...

Great Barrier Reef Has Lost More Than Half Its Coral In The Past 27 Years

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

The Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its coral in the past 27 years, according to a new study. Researchers from The Australian Institu...

Felix Baumgartner Prepares To Make Record-Breaking Jump From 120,000 Feet (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Next Monday Felix Baumgartner will leap out of a balloon-carried capsule from a staggering 23 miles up – and possibly be the first skydiver to break...

Justin Lee Collins Tells Trial: 'I've Never Hit Anyone In My Life'

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Comedian and television presenter Justin Lee Collins has never hit anyone in his life, he told his trial for domestic and emotional abuse today. Th...

Exeter University Student Zara Malone Died Of Alcohol Abuse, Inquest Hears

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A university student who "gave a little sunshine to everyone who met her" died as a result of alcohol abuse, an inquest heard. Zara Malone, 22, was...

Swedish Boy, 4, Steals Mum's Car, Makes Three Right Turns, Crashes

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

A four-year-old boy in Sweden has shown a worrying propensity for grand theft auto – by stealing his mother’s car keys while she slept and driving...

Jimmy Savile Rape Allegation Referred To Scotland Yard

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has said it will make direct contact with police to provide full support over the "disturbing allegations" made about abuse involving Sir Jimm...

Crocodile Rex At Sydney Zoo Enjoys A Feed After Hibernation (PICTURES)

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Meet Rex. He's one of the world's biggest crocodiles and he's been hibernating for the past three months at Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Not surprisingly,...

Latvian Model Laura Pahomova Falls To Death From Manchester Block Where Labour Conference Delegates Are Staying

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

A Latvian model has plunged to her death in a luxury apartment block in Manchester where many Labour Party Conference delegates are staying. Laura ...

Pc Nicola Hughes Funeral: Thousands Gather In Manchester To Remember Fallen Officer (PICTURES)

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Thousands of police officers from across the country gathered today in memory of a policewoman killed in a gun and grenade attack. All bowed their ...

Pc Fiona Bone Funeral: Manchester Stands Still To Remember Fallen Officer (PICTURES)

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Police officers and the public turned out in force again on Thursday for the funeral of a second policewoman killed in a gun and grenade attack. Th...

Syria Crisis: Five Bomb Explosions In Aleppo Leave At Least 33 Dead (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Five bomb explosions in the Syrian city of Aleppo have left 33 people dead and dozens wounded, according to government officials. The blasts result...

New Dinosaur Pegomastax Africanus Was Combination Of Parrot, Vampire Bat And Porcupine

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

A newly described dinosaur resembled a weird combination of parrot, vampire bat and porcupine. Pegomastax africanus, which measured less than two f...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Refuses To Ringfence NHS Budget

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley promised that the health budget would rise indefinitely over the coming years – but his successor, Jeremy Hun...

Felix Baumgartner To Attempt Record-Breaking Skydive From 120,000 Feet With Red Bull Stratos (LIVE VIDEO, PICTURES)

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Felix Baumgartner has jumped from 23 miles up, and beaten two world records Last week the weather cruelly thwarted Austrian daredevil Felix...

Felix Baumgartner's Record-Breaking Skydive Attempt Delayed

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

Update: The jump is now taking place on Tuesday lunchtime around 1.30pm Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner's attempt to skydive from an incredibl...

Watch Felix Baumgartner's Record-Breaking Skydive Attempt From 120,000 Feet Live On Huff Post UK

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Tech

Update: The jump is now taking place on Tuesday lunchtime around 1.30pm. On Monday Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner will attempt to skydive fro...

Felix Baumgartner Leaps From 128,100ft: Breaks Record For Highest Ever Skydive With Red Bull Stratos (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Tech

He's not called 'Fearless Felix' for nothing. On Sunday evening Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner was towed by a giant helium balloon to over 12...

John Terry To Decide On Appeal Against Ban For Racially Abusing Anton Ferdinand

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Sport

John Terry and his advisers will spend the international break deciding whether to appeal against his four-match ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdin...

UK Weather: More Heavy Rain Approaching

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

Parts of Britain have endured another night of wet weather with heavy deluges raising the risk of further flooding in the coming days. A band of pe...

Strictly Come Dancing: Victoria Pendleton Tearful After First Dance

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing got off to an emotional start last night as Olympic cycling's golden girl Victoria Pendleton broke into tears ...

Afghanistan War 11th Anniversary: Amputee Marine Looks To The Future

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

While many will be looking back over the years of fighting and the lives lost, as the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan passes, ...

Manchester City Cruise Past Sunderland With 3-0 Premier League Victory (PICTURES)

Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Sport

Champions Manchester City recovered some of their swagger as Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero and James Milner fired them to a convincing 3-0 Barclay...

Boris Johnson Preferred By Wide Margin To David Cameron, According To Observer Poll

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

Voters much prefer Boris Johnson to David Cameron, according to an opinion poll. The survey Opinium for The Observer gave the London mayor a net +3...