News archive from 5 March 2015, page 1

Adam Johnson's girlfriend forced to quit Twitter as vile online abuse escalates

Adam Johnson's girlfriend forced to quit Twitter as vile online abuse escalates

Stacey Flounders, 25, who gave birth to the couple's first child Ayla just seven weeks ago, locked her account after the scandal broke. She has not tweeted since Johnson, 27, was detained by police on Monday. The model has been blitzed with messages...

 
School girl tortured to death by her mother and her lesbian lover

School girl tortured to death by her mother and her lesbian lover

Polly Chowdhury, 35, was “groomed” by girlfriend Kiki Muddar to believe Ayesha Ali was possessed by evil spirits. The sick pair tormented the eight-year-old schoolgirl, taking turns to creep into her bedroom wearing a terrifying horror mask....

 
Shed of the Year competition heats up as entrants include a converted VW campervan

Shed of the Year competition heats up as entrants include a converted VW campervan

Bike nut Michael Jelley, from Bosham, West Sussex, has converted his garden bolthole into a bar packed with motorcycle memorabilia. Joanna Gosling, from Towcester Northants, has turned her hideout into a VW campervan, while Ross Mitchell, from Crystal...

 
What a dummy! Taxi driver fooled out of a £140 fare by a...mannequin

What a dummy! Taxi driver fooled out of a £140 fare by a...mannequin

The cabbie was hailed for a late-night journey from Brighton train station to London by three men who agreed on a fee. He dropped the first man off 50 miles later. At the next stop, the second man got out, thanked him and gave the address of their...

 
Britain's smallest school has just 13 pupils!

Britain's smallest school has just 13 pupils!

Only seven girls and six boys are on the register of Bleasdale Church of England Primary School near Preston, Lancs. But despite the small class sizes, the pupils aged four to 11, enjoy extensive facilities, including recently refurbished classrooms,...

 

No EU-German rift with 'my friend Angela', says Juncker

"My friend Angela", as she was described by the European Commission president at a Brussels news conference on Wednesday, also went out of her way to talk of "friendship" and praise the EU executive's work since Juncker took over...

 
Aston Martin battles to reinvent itself

Aston Martin battles to reinvent itself

Andy Palmer called it the most important speech of his career. Barely six months into his job as chief executive of Aston Martin, he has unveiled a new strategy for the company at the Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin may be one of the most famous...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 
The global fight to attract foreign entrepreneurs

The global fight to attract foreign entrepreneurs

Meet Fujia Chen, the Chinese aeronautical engineer who the UK government hopes will grow a successful business. And say hello to Simon Papineau, the Canadian whose software company the Chilean authorities would very much like to see expand and...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 

U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defence - general

General Vincent Brooks, head of U.S. Army Pacific Command, said no decisions had been made about deploying a U.S.-owned Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in the Middle East or South Korea, another region where he saw an urgent need...

 

Asia stocks slip, euro languishes at 11-year low before ECB

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS shed 0.2 percent. Japan's Nikkei .N225 lost 0.2 percent and South Korean and Australian shares also posted modest losses. Before slipping on Tuesday for the second successive...

Reuters, 00:39 in Business
 
Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power

Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power

Critics of wind turbines argue vehemently that they are ugly and inefficient - a blot on the landscape and an expensive folly to boot. Efficiency has always been a strange critique given that the fuel driving turbines - wind - is free. And while...

BBC, 00:40 in Business
 
UK's failure to bring action against convicted terrorist Abid Naseer was wrong, says ex-terror police chief

UK's failure to bring action against convicted terrorist Abid Naseer was wrong, says ex-terror police chief

Lives were put at risk by the failure of UK authorities to prosecute Abid Naseer in Manchester, according to a now-retired detective who worked on the case. Naseer was unmasked at his New York trial as a leader of an Al Qaida cell based in Manchester....

 

June Whitfield to make one-off appearance in EastEnders

The 89-year-old actress, who is famous for her roles in Terry And June and Absolutely Fabulous, will make her debut on Albert Square opposite Jessie Wallace's character, Kat Moon, in a single episode this May. June said: "I have watched...

 

WATCH: Top 5 Most Swoonsome Movie Scenes

Who doesn't like to be romanced and made to feel special? To celebrate Love, Rosie's home release - where Sam Claflin and Lily Collins make a very romantic pair - here are 5 of the most romantic and swoonsome movies scenes. Before Sunrise (1995) Two...

 

All aboard the Hogwarts Express: Magical new attraction at Harry Potter Studio Tour

It's been transporting the worlds favourite trio of wizards, along with the worlds imagination, to Hogwarts for the past 14 years. Now the Hogwarts express is rolling into Platform 9 3/4 once again, and all those of us with little to no ability in the...

 


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