News archive from 11 March 2012

Exclusive: Border agency pays £1m compensation to foreign criminals

Exclusive: Border agency pays £1m compensation to foreign criminals

MORE than £1m of taxpayers' money was handed over to scores of foreign criminals last year in compensation payouts following errors by the under-fire UK Border Agency, the Yorkshire Post can reveal. Convicted drug dealers, burglars, thieves, sex...

 
Three arrests in Wakefield murder probe after two women found dead

Three arrests in Wakefield murder probe after two women found dead

Police found the dead women during a search of an address on Barden Road in the city early on Saturday morning. Officers from the West Yorkshire force visited the property on the advice of their counterparts in Kent, after a 19-year-old woman in Dover...

Metro, 22:03 in Hot News
 
Kris Humphries 'demanding $7 million from Kim Kardashian' to leave marriage quietly

Kris Humphries 'demanding $7 million from Kim Kardashian' to leave marriage quietly

Kris Humphries is said to be seeking $7 million from Kim Kardashian to avoid a public divorce trial. The NBA player gave his estranged wife an ultimatum-- pay up or endure a public trial, TMZ is reporting. According to the website's sources, Humphries...

 

Footloose in floral: A jovial Katie Holmes steps out of dance class wearing flower power jeggings... and a...

Most people feel exhausted after a dance class and make a sharp exit home, hiding their bedraggled gym clothing. But the exercise has clearly done wonders for Katie Holmes as she left a class on Friday afternoon with a wide grin on her face. And it...

 
Refocused Lewis Hamilton has his sights on Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel

Refocused Lewis Hamilton has his sights on Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton says he has banished the distractions that so disrupted last season's "shocking year" and, armed with a new support staff and a fresh attitude, has redefined his focus going into the first round of the Formula One season in...

Guardian, 22:14 in Sport
 
Anonymous hacker James Jeffery admits attack on abortion website

Anonymous hacker James Jeffery admits attack on abortion website

The 27-year-old, of Wednesbury, West Midlands, admitted two offences under the Computer Misuse Act during an appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court today. Prosecutors told the court Jeffery targeted the BPAS website after two women he knew had...

Metro, 22:19 in Hot News
 

Davies books Olympic spot

David Davies put years of fatigue problems aside to reach his third Olympics after booking a spot in the 1,500 metres freestyle alongside Daniel Fogg in the final event of the trials at the Aquatics Centre. Fogg became only the third Briton after...

People, 22:20 in Sport
 
Harry Redknapp regrets lack of a break for Tottenham at Everton

Harry Redknapp regrets lack of a break for Tottenham at Everton

Harry Redknapp, England's manager elect, appears to be embarking on the journey from hero to zero before even taking up employment with the national side. Losing 1-0 at Everton on Saturday left the Tottenham Hotspur manager looking at a run of three...

Guardian, 22:25 in Sport
 
Justin Gatlin backs Dwain Chambers to run in London 2012 Olympics

Justin Gatlin backs Dwain Chambers to run in London 2012 Olympics

After winning the world indoor 60 metres title, Justin Gatlin called for Dwain Chambers to be allowed to run at the London Olympics. Gatlin served a four-year ban himself after testing positive for excessive testosterone in 2006, but unlike Chambers...

Guardian, 22:27 in Sport
 

Second thoughts, Arsene? Podolski sees red after aiming headbutt at opponent

Lukas Podolski marked news of his imminent move to Arsenal by getting sent off after aiming a headbutt at an opponent during an ill-tempered match with Hertha Berlin. The Cologne striker was handed his marching orders during the 1-0 win in a game...

Daily Mail, 22:30 in Sport
 
DAVIES BOOKS OLYMPIC SPOT

DAVIES BOOKS OLYMPIC SPOT

David Davies put years of fatigue problems aside to reach his third Olympics after booking a spot in the 1,500 metres freestyle alongside Daniel Fogg in the final event of the trials at the Aquatics Centre. Fogg became only the third Briton after...

Daily Star, 22:32 in Sport
 

Can you get your Yes Loans fee back and what happens to your loan repayments?

The Office of Fair Trading has announced plans to revoke Yes Loans consumer credit licence because of "unfair business practices' - we ask what happens to the company now and to its current customers. The unsecured loan broker can continue to...

 

Japan mourns tsunami dead; grapples with unfinished business

A year after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake unleashed a wall of water that hit Japan's northeastern coast, killing nearly 16,000 and leaving nearly 3,300 unaccounted for, the country is still grappling with the human, economic and political costs. Along...

 
GB team chief Michael Scott asks swimmers to improve on Beijing

GB team chief Michael Scott asks swimmers to improve on Beijing

Michael Scott, the performance director for British swimming, has reiterated his belief that Team GB can win more medals in the pool at London 2012 than was achieved at the Beijing Olympics four years ago. Speaking after Saturday's culmination of the...

Guardian, 22:57 in Sport
 
Six Nations 2012: Brisk England make France take risks

Six Nations 2012: Brisk England make France take risks

It is not in the voice range of Matt O'Connor to make a quiet observation. The Australian coach of Leicester is to peaceful Saturdays in the East Midlands what Concorde was to tranquillity over Heathrow. When he set about reassembling the confidence...

Guardian, 22:57 in Sport
 


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