Entries by Ted Thornhill from 11/2012

Leaving Arts Out Of English Baccalaureate Could Destroy UK's Creative Economy, Say Leading Cultural Figures

Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The decision to leave arts subjects out of the English baccalaureate could destroy Britain's creative economy, according to leading arts figures. T...

Status Quo To Reunite: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster And John Coghlan Back For Tour

Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rock veterans Status Quo are to reunite their classic original line-up for a series of shows next year, they announced today. They will play a five...

Downton Abbey Star Laura Carmichael Gives 'Amazing' Performance In Chekhov's Uncle Vanya

Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael gave an admirable performance for her West End debut in Chekhov classic Uncle Vanya. The actress - known for he...

David Beckham Is Thick, Says New Zealand's PM John Key

Posted 11.03.2012 | Huffington Post

You can't deny David Beckham has achieved a lot in his life, but he has reportedly been branded a bit dim by the prime minister of New Zealand. In ...

Rupert Murdoch Tweets Fears Over Obama Election Victory Urging Republican Governor To Reaffirm Support For Romney

Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Politics

With three days to go until the US election, media mogul Rupert Murdoch has thrown in his two pennies’ worth in typically blunt style – tweeting t...

Funeral For Murdered Northern Ireland Prison Officer David Black To Take Place On Tuesday

Posted 11.03.2012 | UK

The funeral for murdered Northern Ireland prison officer David Black will take place on Tuesday, it was confirmed today. The service will be held a...

Electrocution Of Man At Marks And Spencer In Tunbridge Wells Treated As Suspicious

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

An investigation is under way into the death of a contractor who was electrocuted in a shopping centre in Kent. Kent Police said they believed the ...

Plans For Elected Police And Crime Commissioners 'A Shambles', Claims Labour

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Government has made "a shambles" of its flagship criminal justice plans for elected police and crime commissioners (PCCs), Labour said today. S...

More Than Half Of Young People Don't Know When First World War Started, Poll Reveals

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

Young people are largely ignorant about the First World War with almost two thirds not being able to name the year that the war ended, a poll has foun...

One Direction To Get Armed Guards In Mexico

Posted 11.04.2012 | Huffington Post

One Direction are to be put under armed guard for their upcoming visit to Mexico amid fears of kidnap. While the boyband normally only have to deal...

Apple Paid Less Than 2% Tax On Overseas Profits - Despite £23bn Earnings

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

Apple paid less than 2% tax on its overseas profits, documents revealed today, after the iPad and iPhone giant slashed the amount foreign taxmen recei...

New Probe Launched Into IRA Remembrance Day Bombing At Enniskillen

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

Police have launched a new investigation into the Remembrance Day bombing at Enniskillen, it was revealed today. DUP MLA Arlene Foster said a fresh...

Amazon Predicts Biggest Single Day For Online Shopping, Cyber Monday, Will Be 3 December

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Tech

If the streets seem a little quieter than normal on Monday 3 December it’ll be because everyone is busy ordering Christmas presents online. Amazo...

Whipsnade Zoo Wants Public To Choose Name For New Baby Giraffe

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

Meet Whipsnade Zoo’s awww-some new arrival – a baby giraffe who’s just one month old and already standing tall at almost six feet. At the mom...

Superstorm Sandy: Then And Now Pictures Show Devastation

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

With Superstorm Sandy - seeing is believing. Huffington Post UK's Picture Editor Elliot Wagland has tracked down some astonishing then-and-now pict...

X Factor: Kye Sones 'Surprised' By Exit And Christopher Maloney Hanging On

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

X Factor hopeful Kye Sones said he was surprised he got the boot from the show when "wild card" contestant Christopher Maloney remains in the competit...

Robbie Williams Defends Candy After Turning On Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

New dad Robbie Williams tonight laughed off claims his latest number one hit sounded like a television advert for children's sweets. The singer is ...

Police Officer Killed After Gun Fired At Baird St Glasgow Station Named As Constable Rod Gellatly

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

A police officer who died after a firearm was discharged at a city police station was named as Constable Rod Gellatly, 41. He was at Baird Street p...

Measures For Terror Suspect 'CD' 'Justified', Says High Court

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

A terror suspect today failed in a bid to lift an order which limits his movement and access to mobiles phones - and forces him to wear a monitoring t...

Halo 4 Launches With Spectacular UFO Flight Over London (POLL, VIDEO)

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Tech

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No, it was a dramatic aerial stunt to mark the launch of one of the year’s most anticipated video games. Halo 4 se...

Exclusive Extracts From Felix Baumgartner's Diary Before And After His Record-Breaking Freefall (PICTURES)

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Tech

On 14 October 2012 the world watched in awe as Felix Baumgartner ascended in a helium-balloon-towed capsule to 128,100 feet above Roswell, New Mexico ...

Computer Animation Shows Explosive Development Of Superstorm Sandy

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Tech

Using 800 infrared images scientists have produced an amazing computer animation that shows the incredible development of Hurricane Sandy – and its ...

Google Accused Of Dragging Its Feet Over The Downgrading Of Pirate Sites

Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

In August Google promised media organisations that it would take significant steps to downgrade the rankings of pirate sites – but it has been accus...

Android Tablet Sales Surge At The Expense Of Apple

Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

Android tablet devices have taken a bite out of Apple’s dominance of the market, with a surge in sales. Tablets have become phenomenally popular ...

GPS Shark Tracker Tool Lets You Keep Tabs On Great Whites (PICTURES)

Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

Want to track Great White sharks? There’s an app for that. Well, an online GPS tool, anyway. The Ocearch Global Shark Tracker allows you to f...