News archive from 25 March 2012, page 17

TSUNAMI-STRUCK GHOST SHIP DRIFTS TO CANADA

TSUNAMI-STRUCK GHOST SHIP DRIFTS TO CANADA

The 60ft boat was swept away by the tsunami, which ripped across the east coast of Japan, killing 19,000 people and destroying 200,000 homes. Miraculously, there was no one aboard the deep-sea vessel when it was dragged from its moorings on Hokkaido,...

 

Six remanded on child sex charges

Six men have been remanded in custody after making their first appearance in court accused of preying on vulnerable young girls and grooming them for sex. The men were arrested along with seven others by police investigating claims that 24 girls under...

 

Why shouldn't old take a hit?Because theyalready have

So, after the nation's revulsion on hearing details of George Osborne's Granny Tax came the weasly justification for making £3.5billion off the backs of pensioners. Why shouldn't they do their bit towards the recovery plan, said the Tories. Everyone...

People, 00:16 in World News
 

£1m bonanza for arts outlets

SCOTTISH cinemas, theatres, libraries and creative workshop facilities are to benefit from almost £1 million of investment from Creative Scotland. The £900,000 capital investment is aimed at improving creative spaces across Scotland. Among the 15...

 

Literary Las Vegas

Miles from the Las Vegas strip, along a dusty highway flanked by barbed-wire fences and strip malls, Sin City harbours an unexpected secret: a museum devoted to words. But of the three taxi drivers and two hotel concierges I ask for directions, not...

Guardian, 00:15 in Travel
 

Sir Bobby's charity raises £4m

Cancer-fighting charity the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has raised more than £4m, it has been announced as it celebrates its fourth anniversary. The former England football manager launched the project as he battled cancer for a fifth time on March 25...

 
IT'S A GRAN DAY OUT FOR SURI CRUISE

IT'S A GRAN DAY OUT FOR SURI CRUISE

Only six years old but clearly confident, Suri looked all grown up in her flowery blue ruffle dress . Carrying a bowling bag in one hand, little Suri, held on to her grandmother's hand with the other while mum Katie carried her daughter's huge cuddle...

 

Queen Will Protect Kate

THE QUEEN has been thrilled and surprised by Kate Middleton's huge popularity and is

People, 00:16 in World News
 
FORMER IRISH LEADER QUITS PARTY

FORMER IRISH LEADER QUITS PARTY

Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern has resigned from his political party in the wake of a corruption inquiry. Mr Ahern was accused of not telling the truth in findings of the Mahon Tribunal which examined his past finances. Writing in Ireland's...

 

Credit Crunch Has Spread To Britain's Jails, Serial Killer Reveals

SERIAL murderer Dennis Nilsen has launched a deranged attack on the credit crunch from jail. The fiend who killed and dismembered at least 15 men and boys to slake his vile lusts complains the squeeze has made his life behind bars a misery. And...

People, 00:16 in World News
 

Comic Carson taken back to hometown

Family, friends and fans of Frank Carson paid tribute to the late comedian today as his body returned to his home town. The comic’s open coffin was displayed in a funeral parlour in the area where he grew up in north Belfast, ahead of his funeral...

 
Public sector workforce 'will shrink to record low by 2017'

Public sector workforce 'will shrink to record low by 2017'

George Osborne's seven-year austerity drive will slash the size of the public sector to a record low as one in seven state employees lose their jobs, according to a new analysis. When the independent Office for Budget Responsibility published its...

Guardian, 00:15 in Business
 

Artists rebel against threat of charges for free events

CONTROVERSIAL plans to introduce compulsory licences for art exhibitions, poetry readings and live music events in record shops will destroy Edinburgh's grassroots arts scene, a public meeting heard last night. Around 200 performers, promoters and...

 

THE Budget may have been bad what with the granny tax and the pie levy but it could have been worse.

Just imagine what would have happened if George Osborne had it all his own way. The 50p tax for the rich would have been scrapped altogether. Instead it was only reduced. Loopholes which allow multi-millionaires to pay just a few pounds in tax will...

People, 00:16 in World News
 


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