News archive from 5 November 2012

Remains identified as missing vet

Human remains found in a shallow pool last week have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police have said. Ms Gowing, who was originally from Clonlee, Co Offaly, in the Irish Republic, was last seen on Friday October 12 at a...

 

Remains identified as missing vet

Human remains found in a shallow pool last week have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police have said. Ms Gowing, who was originally from Clonlee, Co Offaly, in the Irish Republic, was last seen on Friday October 12 at a...

 
West England hit by surprise snowfall as heavy rain falls elsewhere

West England hit by surprise snowfall as heavy rain falls elsewhere

The surprise snowfall caught local authorities off-guard as it had not been forecast.'Unfortunately the snow came down immediately off the back of a band of rain and with everything being so wet it's just sat on the roads as slush,' Kelvin Packer of...

Metro, 22:10 in Hot News
 
Homeland: season two, episode five

Homeland: season two, episode five

Homeland … "bad cop" Peter Quinn. But who's playing whom? Photograph: Kent Smith SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching the second series of Homeland on Channel 4. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode five – and if you've seen...

Guardian, 22:16 in Showbiz
 

Trump beats Robertson to claim International Championship title

Judd Trump became the first winner of the International Championship, beating Neil Robertson 10-8 in the final in Chengdu. The 22-year-old Bristolian became world No 1 with his semi-final hammering of Peter Ebdon and on Sunday added the £125,000...

Daily Mail, 22:17 in Sport
 

FA Cup shocks continue as Dorchester beat Plymouth and Altrincham hold Burton

Jake Gosling's second-half strike helped non-league Dorchester produce another FA Cup upset this weekend as they reached the second round with a 1-0 win over npower League Two side Plymouth.The Pilgrims got off to the worst possible start when Conor...

Daily Mail, 22:17 in Sport
 
UK firms up plans to cut £280m aid to India

UK firms up plans to cut £280m aid to India

Ministers have come under pressure to cut aid to fast growing economic powers such as India. Photograph Jeff Robbins/AP Britain is intensifying plans to make substantial cuts to its aid budget to India on the grounds that it is difficult to justify...

 
Topless dancer gives Duchess a smacker in Papua New Guinea

Topless dancer gives Duchess a smacker in Papua New Guinea

Jenny Lohia bared her breasts in traditional dress as she joined dancers welcoming Camilla and Prince Charles.'She was happy when I kissed her,' said the 24-year-old clerk. 'I'm so proud of myself for giving her that kiss.' Charles addressed a crowd...

Metro, 22:26 in Hot News
 
Maria Miller threatens BBC with full public inquiry over Jimmy Savile

Maria Miller threatens BBC with full public inquiry over Jimmy Savile

The broadcaster must also publish all evidence to the investigations, which it has so far refused to do, she insisted.'The real challenge for the BBC is to make sure that the outcome of these reviews really gets to the bottom of these accusations,'...

Metro, 22:26 in Hot News
 
'I'm heir to real-life Downton Abbey', says retired headteacher

'I'm heir to real-life Downton Abbey', says retired headteacher

Gordon Pidgeon claims to be a member of Downton's real family and, according to him, his lineage is fact not fiction. He believes his great-grandfather Eli, born in 1854, was the illegitimate son of the fourth Earl of Carnarvon. Mr Pidgeon says many...

Metro, 22:26 in Hot News
 
Lonely Monty Python fan looking on bright side of life in quest for love

Lonely Monty Python fan looking on bright side of life in quest for love

The 52-year-old divorcé was crowned the country's biggest Python fan by the British Film Institute after dedicating 43 years to the BBC series and spin-off films. Any prospective girlfriend will have to know their Ministry of Silly Walks, be able to...

Metro, 22:26 in Hot News
 
Boy, three, mauled to death by wild dogs at Pittsburgh zoo

Boy, three, mauled to death by wild dogs at Pittsburgh zoo

The youngster was with his mother when he fell over a railing and a mesh barrier into an area home to 11 African painted dogs. He plummeted 4.3m (14ft) into the enclosure and may have died from the fall, officials at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG...

Metro, 22:26 in Hot News
 

Clean up war memorial before Remembrance Sunday

REMEMBRANCE day will soon be here when hundreds will stand at Hucknall cenotaph in Titchfield Park to pay their respects to the men and women of the armed forces who have given their lives for us. The condition of the cenotaph and surrounding areas is...

 
Saracens beat Wasps but stay off the top of Premiership table

Saracens beat Wasps but stay off the top of Premiership table

Hodgson's only miss was a conversion attempt from the touchline, which proved significant as it meant Sarries failed to achieve the seven-point victory margin they needed to hit the summit. But Mark McCall's side, who had six first-team players away...

Metro, 22:30 in Sport
 

Apply for a guaranteed charity spot in the London Marathon

HAVE any of the Dispatch readers out there been lucky enough to secure a place in the 2013 London Marathon through the public ballot? Or would you like one of our guaranteed charity places? World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is appealing to those who...

 


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