News archive from 12 May 2012

'Sonic weapon' deployed for Games

A device which can be used as a sonic weapon is being deployed in London for the Olympics. The American-built long range acoustic device (LRAD) can be used both as a high-powered loud speaker and to emit an ear-piercing beam of sound. The Ministry of...

 

‘Incredible’ clean-up effort praised

RESIDENTS have rolled up their sleeves and collected a mammoth 60 tonnes of rubbish from around their Sheffield neighbourhood in 13 separate litter picks. The events have been organised around Wincobank by boxing trainer Brendan Ingle and his...

 

More tests after children's deaths

A pathologist could find no formal cause of death for two young children whose mother was arrested on suspicion of their murder, police have said. The 10-week-old boy and his 14-month-old sister, Lily Sky Boots, were found unconscious on Wednesday...

 

'Sonic weapon' deployed for Games

A device which can be used as a sonic weapon is being deployed in London for the Olympics. The American-built long range acoustic device (LRAD) can be used both as a high-powered loud speaker and to emit an ear-piercing beam of sound. The Ministry of...

 

'Sonic weapon' deployed for Games

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'Sonic weapon' deployed for Games

A device which can be used as a sonic weapon is being deployed in London for the Olympics. The American-built long range acoustic device (LRAD) can be used both as a high-powered loud speaker and to emit an ear-piercing beam of sound. The Ministry of...

 
Sculptor Caro given chance to join society

Sculptor Caro given chance to join society

A SCULPTOR from West Malvern has been offered the chance to join the prestigious Royal British Society of Sculptors. Caro Sweet is the only woman artist in Worcestershire to have been extended the privilege. Her highly sought-after pieces can be found...

 

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro slip as Europe concerns mount

* Safe-haven government debt rises, Bunds near record lows * Oil slides on weak Chinese industrial production data By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) - Global stocks retreated on Friday as uncertainty over Europe's festering debt crisis...

 
Liu Jianqiang: what it's like being an enemy of the state in China

Liu Jianqiang: what it's like being an "enemy of the state" in China

Tom Levitt speaks to one of China's most respected investigative journalists Liu Jianqiang on the rise of environmental activism and how he became an 'enemy of the state' Tom Levitt: Why did you start reporting on environmental issues? Liu Jianqiang:...

 

An Inspector Calls: Quirky clutter and good fun at the Wellington, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

A fire burned The Wellington to the ground three years ago.I don't know what it was like then, but what's here now is a triumph. Many of the wood beams seem to have survived and there's plenty of bare brick, albeit barbecue-tinged in places.

Daily Mail, 22:14 in Travel
 

Jubilee Jollity: The best royal celebrations for the Queen's big Diamond anniversary

The biggest royal party of them all, the Diamond Jubilee, is almost upon us. But what to do to celebrate the Queen's grand hurrah? From blazing beacons on the Mull of Kintyre to Bond theatrics in London, Jenny Coad picks out the best celebrations...

Daily Mail, 22:14 in Travel
 
Greek leaders fail to form new coalition government

Greek leaders fail to form new coalition government

Evangelos Venizelos, leader of the socialist Pasok party and a former finance minister, was the third party leader to have an opportunity to negotiate a coalition agreement, but admitted defeat in his efforts on Friday evening. His announcement came...

Metro, 22:21 in Hot News
 

Man punched his girlfriend unconscious on Christmas Day

A DRUNKEN man turned Christmas Day into a nightmare for his girlfriend when he violently attacked her. Paul Murray was at her house to celebrate Christmas, but the pair ended up rowing and she told him to leave. When the woman – now Murray’s...

 

Two more hacking files sent to CPS

Detectives have handed another two files to prosecutors relating to Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry. At least two police officers feature in the fresh batch of evidence sent to the Crown Prosecution Service. A CPS spokesman said: "This week...

 

Hunt faces Murdoch collusion claims

Jeremy Hunt's job is in fresh jeopardy amid claims he colluded with Rupert Murdoch's empire in a bid to prevent a public inquiry into phone hacking. A newly disclosed email from News Corporation public affairs executive Fred Michel said the embattled...

 


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