News archive from 8 December 2013, page 4

Labour to select Falkirk candidate

Labour will today choose its candidate for the Falkirk constituency that has been at the centre of multiple controversies for the party. Local members will choose from Pam Duncan, Monica Lennon and Karen Whitefield to replace disgraced former Labour...

 

Online auction for Gromit figurines

An online auction featuring new merchandise for the popular Gromit Unleashed trail will take place this week. Demand for the figures, which are miniature versions of 5ft-high sculptures decorated by celebrities and designers, has shown no sign of...

 

Survivors mark Clapham anniversary

A simple ceremony this week will mark the 25th anniversary of the Clapham rail disaster which claimed 35 lives. Survivors of the crash will gather on Thursday for prayers at a memorial garden close to the site of the crash in south London. A...

 

Strictly stars in semi-final battle

Strictly Come Dancing's semi-finalists will be decided today as the contest hots up. It comes after the ballroom hopefuls and their pro partners yesterday mixed the lindy hop, jive and jitterbug to elbow for space on the dance floor and a place in the...

 

Pole trek goes on as race suspended

Prince Harry's race to the South Pole may have been suspended for safety reasons but the group are more determined than ever to make it to the end together and will set off on the last leg today. Harry had started off on the gruelling charity trek...

 

Two share £3.5m lottery jackpot

Two jackpot winners shared £3.5 million in Saturday's National Lottery Draw, Camelot said. The winning Lotto numbers were 10, 28, 12, 17, 30, 42 and the bonus number was 25. Draw machine Guinevere was used with set of balls five. Fifty raffle winners...

 

Rooster calendar offers peck appeal

Look at the pecks on that ... a new calendar is set to cause a flap by featuring a collection of ravishing roosters. A selection of 12 feathered friends were chosen for the unusual modelling assignment after a free range egg firm decided to shell out,...

 

We've won the World Cup already!

Roy Hodgson's team may only just have been drawn against the formidable likes of Italy and Uruguay - Luis Suarez and all - but in one sense at least England have won the World Cup already. For English clubs are on course to send record numbers of...

Daily Mail, 03:22 in Sport
 

Pressure on as X Factor final looms

Pressure has been ramped up ahead of next week's X Factor final - with the emotion getting the better of one of the show's youngest contestants. Nicholas McDonald, who recently turned 17, wept during his performance of Beyonce's Halo during the...

 

Independent film award for Walters

Julie Walters will be recognised for her outstanding contribution to the UK film industry at an awards ceremony tonight celebrating the best in independent British cinema. The 63-year-old actress, star of Educating Rita and the Harry Potter films,...

 

Elba hesitant about playing Mandela

Idris Elba has revealed he put down the phone when he got the call asking him to play Nelson Mandela on the big screen. The star of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom spoke about the role in an interview in which he said he was grieving after the death of...

 

We've won the World Cup already!

Roy Hodgson's team may only just have been drawn against the formidable likes of Italy and Uruguay - Luis Suarez and all - but in one sense at least England have won the World Cup already. For English clubs are on course to send record numbers of...

Daily Mail, 03:58 in Sport
 

Mandela knew sport had the power to help end apartheid - it gave hope and defiance in the face of evil, and...

Back in the Seventies, I interviewed an England rugby forward. He was a large, pugnacious character who enjoyed a reputation for plain speaking. We were discussing the controversy over sporting links with South Africa, when he suddenly remarked:...

Daily Mail, 03:58 in Sport
 
Poverty Report: Hard Work Is Not Paying Off

Poverty Report: Hard Work Is Not Paying Off

For the first time, there are more people in working families living below the poverty line (6.7 million) than in workless and retired families combined (6.3 million), a report has found. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that almost 13 million...

 
French, African troops try to halt Central African Republic killings

French, African troops try to halt Central African Republic killings

Attacks on civilians in Bangui continued for a third day, aid workers said. Groups of heavily armed gunmen sped around its dusty streets after the expiry of a 3 p.m. (1400 GMT) deadline for all forces, except foreign peacekeepers and the presidential...

 


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