News archive from 25 August 2012

Celebrity lawyer 'Mr Loophole' says women drivers get off speeding tickets more easily because they cry

Celebrity lawyer 'Mr Loophole' says women drivers get off speeding tickets more easily because they cry

Finding loopholes for women drivers is easier than it is for men because they cry, a celebrity lawyer has claimed. Famous for representing Andrew Flintoff, Jeremy Clarkson and Sir Alex Ferguson, Nick Freeman insists that women benefit from being...

Daily Mail, 22:01 in Auto
 
Police interrupt Top Gear filming after neighbours complain about 'boy racers' doing doughnuts at former football stadium

Police interrupt Top Gear filming after neighbours complain about 'boy racers' doing doughnuts at former...

When a PCSO was called to complaints of driver revving their engines and driving high-speed around an old football stadium he expected to come across teenagers. But instead he was confronted with a different type of boy-racer, the nation's most...

Daily Mail, 22:01 in Auto
 

Gay student gets car repaired for free after it is vandalised with homophobic slurs four times

A college student whose car was vandalised with homophobic slurs has had his vehicle restored for free. Jordan Addison's Volkswagen was targeted four times while he was studying at Radford University in Virginia. "The first time there were some...

Daily Mail, 22:01 in Auto
 

Bolton 2 Nottingham Forest 2: Reid rescues a point for Forest and frustrates Wanderers

The season may still be in its infancy, but Owen Coyle will already have concluded there can be no easy route back to the Premier League for Bolton.Already on the wrong end of an opening-day defeat by his old club Burnley, Coyle saw his current side...

Daily Mail, 22:03 in Sport
 
Usher wins custody battle

Usher wins custody battle

R&B star Usher has won his custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster after she attempted to portray the singer as an absentee dad who was more interested in his career than their sons in court. The former couple has been locked in a bitter custody...

 

More talks over Rossendale flood problems

FURTHER meetings have been arranged between council officers and the Environment Agency as experts try to get to the bottom of the Valley’s continual flooding problems. Lancashire County Council dealt with more than 70 calls regarding floods in Bacup...

 
Data to reveal size of German scars from euro crisis

Data to reveal size of German scars from euro crisis

The Ifo business climate index, Germany's most influential leading indicator of economic health, is forecast to slip for the fourth month in a row, confirming a change in trend. "The economy has slowed significantly. The German economy will...

Reuters, 22:09 in Business
 
Tractor groom arrives in style

Tractor groom arrives in style

A BRIDE is traditionally allowed to arrive about 15 minutes late for her wedding. But groom Michael Buggin also arrived in style when he used a tractor to get him to the register office to meet his bride-to-be Jayne Petch. It was father and best man...

 

NY designer shoots ex-colleague

A women's accessories designer has fatally shot a vice president from his former company outside the Empire State Building in New York, causing a chaotic showdown with police. Officers gunned down the suspect and at least nine others were wounded,...

 

Apology over loss of son’s memorial boat

A NEW memorial will be put up at a Spalding school to a former pupil who died from a brain tumour after a wooden boat bearing his name was destroyed. Spalding Primary School chairman of governors Paul Sharman has apologised to the family of Scott...

 

South Dakota schedules first execution in five years

Eric Robert, who had pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of guard Ronald Johnson at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, waived his right to let a jury decide whether the death penalty should be imposed and has sought execution....

 

Torrential rain for Bank Holiday

Forecasters have warned of torrential downpours for the first day of the Bank Holiday weekend. The pop festivals in Reading and Leeds are among locations at risk of a soaking with up to an inch of rain predicted in some places. Andy Ratcliffe, a...

 

Chelsea secure Moses deal

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Wigan forward Victor Moses. The 21-year-old, who featured for the Latics against the European champions last week, agreed personal terms to complete his switch to Stamford Bridge. No details were released...

Daily Post, 22:18 in Sport
 

BBC Two named 'channel of the year'

BBC Two has been named Channel of the Year at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. It saw off competition from last year's winner, ITV1, to win the gong. BBC4 was named Digital Channel of the Year at the awards ceremony hosted by comic...

 

BBC Two named 'channel of the year'

BBC Two has been named Channel of the Year at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. It saw off competition from last year's winner, ITV1, to win the gong. BBC4 was named Digital Channel of the Year at the awards ceremony hosted by comic...

 


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