News archive from 8 March 2014, page 8

Woman charged in connection with rape of young boy

Woman charged in connection with rape of young boy

A WOMAN has been charged in connection with an investigation into the rape of a young boy on Tyneside. Kathleen Proud, 69, from Newcastle, has been charged with arranging to facilitate child sexual abuse. She will appear at Newcastle Magistrates’...

 

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RBS BACKS LONDON The Royal Bank of Scotland's head of group economics has defended London against critics who insist it is a "drain on the rest of the UK". The UK would not benefit if economic growth in London was constrained as some have...

 

Undecided Will.i.am takes a break

Tonight's episode of The Voice is put on hold when Will.i.am has to nip out for a black-eyed pee. The US star leaves his fellow coaches - and two contestants - hanging around while he tries to buy time to decide which of the pair to put through to the...

 

Corrie is fixing cobbles wobble

A "Caution: Roadworks" sign might have to appear on Coronation Street after stars reportedly complained about the safety of the cobbles at the soap's new set. Stars including Michelle Keegan and Kym Marsh have complained that the latest...

 

Corrie is fixing cobbles wobble

A "Caution: Roadworks" sign might have to appear on Coronation Street after stars reportedly complained about the safety of the cobbles at the soap's new set. Stars including Michelle Keegan and Kym Marsh have complained that the latest...

 
Billy Connolly laughs off hero status in Glasgow

Billy Connolly laughs off hero status in Glasgow

BILLY Connolly has revealed he is embarrassed by his hero status in his home city. The funnyman told how he feels he does not deserve the honours given to him by the people of Glasgow. A huge steel mural of the com­edian was unveiled in 2011 in the...

 

Ukip defends its use of EU funding

The UK Independence Party said its use of European Union taxpayers' money was "entirely legitimate and within the rules" as a Liberal Democrat said he would seek an official investigation into claims it may have breached Brussels...

 

Ohad Naharin – going Gaga is the difference between dancer and gymnast

Sadeh 21: created around a series of formal limitations – no unison movement, no improvisation in the process. Photograph: Tony Lewis/Adelaide festival Slowly, Ohad Naharin has become one of the most important living choreographers. A former student...

 

Tennis stars backing Elena Baltacha

UK tennis stars have rallied behind former British women's tennis number one Elena Baltacha after she revealed she has liver cancer. Current British number one Laura Robson and Federation Cup team captain Judy Murray were among those to voice their...

 

Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production

The cracks have not been found on planes that are in use by airlines and therefore pose no safety risk, Boeing said, adding the problem also will not alter Boeing's plans to deliver 110 787s this year. However, Boeing said the cracks, which also...

Reuters, 03:42 in Business
 

Ukip defends its use of EU funding

The UK Independence Party said its use of European Union taxpayers' money was "entirely legitimate and within the rules" as a Liberal Democrat said he would seek an official investigation into claims it may have breached Brussels...

 
TV licence fee non-payment 'could be decriminalised'

TV licence fee non-payment 'could be decriminalised'

Not paying the TV licence fee could become a civil offence, rather than a criminal one, under plans being considered by ministers. Culture Secretary Maria Miller said "decriminalisation of the licence fee should be on the table" during the...

BBC, 04:09 in Art & Culture
 
PD James leads the stars offering their top 10 tips

PD James leads the stars offering their top 10 tips

Last year, some of the art world's biggest names handed out career advice in a series of article for the BBC News website. Author PD James, designer Emma Bridgewater, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony Gilroy and Jason Bell, who photographed the...

BBC, 04:09 in Art & Culture
 

Ukip defends its use of EU funding

The UK Independence Party said its use of European Union taxpayers' money was "entirely legitimate and within the rules" as a Liberal Democrat said he would seek an official investigation into claims it may have breached Brussels...

 

Corrie is fixing cobbles wobble

A "Caution: Roadworks" sign might have to appear on Coronation Street after stars reportedly complained about the safety of the cobbles at the soap's new set. Stars including Michelle Keegan and Kym Marsh have complained that the latest...

 


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