News archive from 17 October 2012

Two BBC inquiries into Savile case

A former Court of Appeal judge who led the inquiry into mass killer Harold Shipman will jointly head the BBC's independent reviews stemming from the Jimmy Savile sex abuse allegations. Dame Janet Smith DBE will be joined by ex-Sky News executive Nick...

 
Osama bin Laden driver's conviction quashed by US appeals court

Osama bin Laden driver's conviction quashed by US appeals court

Salim Hamdan was not engaged in the activity for which he was convicted because material support for terrorism was not a war crime at time, say the judges. Photograph: AP A US appeals court has thrown out the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former...

 

Man had machete, Cumbrian court told

A man has admitted possessing a machete, affray and damaging property belonging to Derwent & Solway Housing Association. Robert Courty, 31, of Lakeland View, Moorclose, Workington, admitted the three offences when he appeared at Carlisle Crown...

 

Two BBC inquiries into Savile case

A former Court of Appeal judge who led the inquiry into mass killer Harold Shipman will jointly head the BBC's independent reviews stemming from the Jimmy Savile sex abuse allegations. Dame Janet Smith DBE will be joined by ex-Sky News executive Nick...

 
LIVE: Portugal v Northern Ireland - follow the World Cup qualifier from Brussels as it happens

LIVE: Portugal v Northern Ireland - follow the World Cup qualifier from Brussels as it happens

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the World Cup qualifiers as the Home Nations and the Republic of Ireland continue their bid to reach Brazil 2014. Earlier in the night, England's match at Poland was postponed following heavy rain at the National...

Daily Mail, 22:03 in Sport
 
PRESSURE ON LEVEIN AS SCOTLAND LOSE

PRESSURE ON LEVEIN AS SCOTLAND LOSE

A question mark hung over Craig Levein's future as Scotland manager on Tuesday night as hopes of salvaging their World Cup qualifying campaign were shattered by a 2-0 defeat to Belgium. The Scots headed into the match in Brussels sitting second bottom...

Daily Star, 22:03 in Sport
 
Man Booker Prize won by Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies

Man Booker Prize won by Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring up the Bodies, the sequel to Wolf Hall, which won the prize in 2009. Mantel, who had been the bookmakers' favourite, is the first woman and the first British author to win the...

BBC, 22:04 in Art & Culture
 

Thanks will be given to retiring Bishop of Blackburn

Retiring Bishop of Blackburn The Rt Rev Nicholas Reade A SPECIAL service of thanksgiving will be held for the Bishop of Blackburn’s retirement this weekend. The Rt Rev Nicholas Reade is to retire on Wednesday, October 31, but the special service will...

 

Man charged with terror offence

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the kidnapping of a British photographer who was held hostage in Syria. Shajul Islam is accused of keeping John Cantlie, who worked for various newspapers including the Sunday Times, and Dutch journalist Jeroen...

 

Ireland cruise to comfortable win

Giovanni Trapattoni was handed a timely boost as the Republic of Ireland bounced back from their drubbing by Germany to ease past the Faroe Islands 4-1. The first goal of Marc Wilson's senior international career handed the Republic a 46th-minute lead...

Daily Post, 22:06 in Sport
 

Wales beaten by Croatia

Wales fell to their third defeat in four World Cup qualifiers after being overrun 2-0 by a dominant Croatia side in Osijek. The Dragons did well to keep their hosts at bay until the 27th minute, when goalkeeper Lewis Price tried to clear a weak Ashley...

Daily Post, 22:06 in Sport
 

Man charged with terror offence

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the kidnapping of a British photographer who was held hostage in Syria. Shajul Islam is accused of keeping John Cantlie, who worked for various newspapers including the Sunday Times, and Dutch journalist Jeroen...

 

England U21s book Euro 2013 spot

England Under-21s claimed their place at Euro 2013 amid unsavoury scenes during their 1-0 win in Serbia. Players appeared to be pelted with missiles after Connor Wickham struck in injury time of the second leg to book England's trip to next summer's...

Daily Post, 22:06 in Sport
 

England's match delayed until Wednesday

England's World Cup qualifier against Poland has been rearranged for 4pm on Wednesday after massive rainfall caused Tuesday night's match to be postponed. Heavy rain had been falling in Warsaw for most of the day and pools of water had appeared on the...

Daily Post, 22:06 in Sport
 
Croatia 2 Wales 0: Chris Coleman takes positives from battling display

Croatia 2 Wales 0: Chris Coleman takes positives from battling display

Wales boss Chris Coleman was pleased with the way his side fought on after going 2-0 down in what was their third defeat in their first four World Cup qualifiers. Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Eduardo in Osijek on Tuesday night gave Croatia a 2-0 win...

Daily Post, 22:06 in Sport
 


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