News archive from 17 March 2012

Ed Miliband asks bearded man if he's a lady

Ed Miliband asks bearded man if he's a lady

The Labour leader was taking part in a question and answer session at the party's Youth Conference on Jobs at Warwick University when the mishap occurred. He wanted some female involvement in the debate, but struggled to find women who wished to ask...

Metro, 22:00 in Hot News
 
London, the most grotesque city in the world: haunt of Bashar, Boris and Ken

London, the most grotesque city in the world: haunt of Bashar, Boris and Ken

To be tired of London is to be tired of life, ran the famous declaration of Dr Johnson, who was denied the thrill of participating in an election that would anoint either Boris Johnson or Ken Livingstone the figurehead of his beloved city. Forgive the...

Guardian, 22:07 in Politics
 
Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell arrested for masturbating in public

Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell arrested for masturbating in public

One of the co-founders of Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity which is campaigning for the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has been hospitalised after police said he was arrested for being naked and masturbating in public. Jason...

 

Council funds fact-finding trip to Burnley for tourism firms

By Jonathon Dillon , Assistant news editor SOME of Burnley’s most famous landmarks could help give the town a tourism boost after 50 influential tour operators visited the area on a fact finding trip. The familiarisation visit, organised by Burnley...

 
SEVERAL BIDS FOR RANGERS

SEVERAL BIDS FOR RANGERS

Rangers' administrators have confirmed there had been "several" indicative bids for the club with at least one more on the way. However, Duff and Phelps added that interested parties were looking for clarity on the club's financial affairs...

 

Council funds fact-finding trip to Burnley for tourism firms

By Jonathon Dillon , Assistant news editor SOME of Burnley’s most famous landmarks could help give the town a tourism boost after 50 influential tour operators visited the area on a fact finding trip. The familiarisation visit, organised by Burnley...

 

Sutton Coldfield bomb alert ends after grenade is declared safe by bomb disposal squad

CORDONED-off areas in Sutton Coldfield have now been reopened by police after a grenade dug up in Chadwick Road was made safe by bomb disposal experts. The police Twitter account, @WMPolice, reported that the cordon was lifted at 7pm and thanked...

 

MARKET REPORT: All bets are off at WorldSpreads

The last few yards are always the hardest and so it is proving for the FTSE. It has been flirting with the magical 6000 mark for some time, showing a bit of ankle in the hope of a happy reunion with the barrier it last touched in July last year. All...

 

M50 crash causes road chaos in Worcestershire

ROAD traffic on the M50 is facing heavy delays tonight due to a multi-vehicle pile-up between junction one on the eastbound carriageway and the M5. Police have closed the road at junction two and the carriageway is expected to reopen to traffic later...

 

Santander boss Ana Patricia Botin handed more than £4m in perks

The boss of Santander UK received pay and perks worth up to £4.6million - despite the bank suffering a huge slump in profits due to a £538million bill for mis-selling. The Spanish-owned bank - which has 25million customers in the UK and 14,000...

 

Sutton Coldfield bomb alert ends after grenade is declared safe by bomb disposal squad

CORDONED-off areas in Sutton Coldfield have now been reopened by police after a grenade dug up in Chadwick Road was made safe by bomb disposal experts. The police Twitter account, @WMPolice, reported that the cordon was lifted at 7pm and thanked...

 

Osborne hands tax break to North Sea oil and gas explorers

North Sea oil and gas firms will be handed a tax break in the upcoming Budget, as the Chancellor looks to unlock £17billion worth of investment in Britain's dwindling reserves. George Osborne will end months of uncertainty among oil explorers by...

 
Six Nations 2012: England do not fear Ireland says Andy Farrell

Six Nations 2012: England do not fear Ireland says Andy Farrell

By the time England and Ireland kick off on Saturday evening the Six Nations trophy could already be tucked snugly under Welsh armpits. Even if France complicate the equation in Cardiff, England will probably still require a 30-point win, a...

Guardian, 22:14 in Sport
 
Martin O'Neill invokes FA Cup history to inspire Sunderland at Everton

Martin O'Neill invokes FA Cup history to inspire Sunderland at Everton

Martin O'Neill still remembers FA Cup final afternoons as occasions when entire families gathered around television sets, often with the curtains drawn to shut out invariably bright May sunshine. "I used to watch from early morning though. My...

Guardian, 22:14 in Sport
 
Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield finish fourth in Dubai platform synchro

Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield finish fourth in Dubai platform synchro

Tom Daley narrowly missed out on a medal alongside his platform synchro partner Pete Waterfield on the first leg of the World Series in Dubai. The duo were edged out of third by a single point to finish fourth in a competition that included all the...

Guardian, 22:14 in Sport
 


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