News archive from 27 October 2013, page 2

Miss Dynamix in X Factor battle

Girl group Miss Dynamix will be singing for survival in tonight's X Factor. Following a mixed reaction from the judges after their performance of Gabrielle's Dreams, the trio came last in last night's viewers' Flash Vote. But the group vowed to battle...

 

Strictly stars shrug off injuries

The Strictly Come Dancing studio was more like Casualty as the stars had to brave a sprained wrist, a spinal injury and a fractured nose as they tried to impress the judges on the dance floor. The punishing routines appear to have taken their toll on...

 

Journalist: My Russia jail fear

A British journalist being detained in Russia has said his greatest fear is being kept away from his friends and family. Videographer Kieron Bryan, 29, from Devon, was part of a group of 30, which included six Britons, who were held when armed Russian...

 

£31,000 premium in top school areas

Parents pay a £31,000 premium typically to buy a house near to one of England's top-performing state secondary schools, a report has found. The average price of a property in the postal districts of the top 30 state schools across the country is...

 

William hails anti-racism campaign

The Duke of Cambridge has said there is " sadly more work to do" to stop racism in football. Speaking at a gala dinner to mark t he 150th anniversary of the Football Association last night, William praised the organisations attempting to...

 

Cameron backs London Islamic forum

David Cameron has welcomed London's hosting of the ninth World Islamic Economic Forum, being held for the first time in a city outside the Muslim world. The Prime Minister promised to show an expected 1,800 visiting politicians, financiers and...

 

Majority 'opposed to green levies'

A large majority of consumers oppose green levies on energy bills and back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to "roll them back", according to a new poll. The survey found almost three-quarters (72%) believe energy prices will affect the...

 
Jackon's Killer Conrad Murray Set To Be Freed

Jackon's Killer Conrad Murray Set To Be Freed

Dr Conrad Murray is scheduled to walk free from jail on Monday - two years after being convicted of killing Michael Jackson. The 60-year-old physician, who was sentenced to a four year term in October 2011, is being released early as part of a...

 

Army says pushing back M23 rebels in eastern Congo

The army clashed with M23 rebels on Friday for the first time in two months after peace talks in Uganda broke down this week. Rwanda accused the army of firing a shell into its territory, sparking fears its military might intervene. M23 said in a...

 
Merkel's Phone 'Bugged For Decade By US'

Merkel's Phone 'Bugged For Decade By US'

The United States may have bugged Angela Merkel's phone for more than 10 years, it has been claimed. Der Spiegel magazine said the German chancellor's mobile telephone had been listed by the NSA's Special Collection Service (SCS) since 2002 and was...

 
Energy Poll: Majority Oppose Green Levies

Energy Poll: Majority Oppose Green Levies

A large majority of consumers oppose green levies on household energy bills and support the Prime Minister's plans to "roll them back", according to a new poll. The survey found that 60% said they are against the green taxes which add an...

 
TV licence faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust - Shapps

TV licence faces cut unless BBC rebuilds trust - Shapps

The BBC could face a cut in the TV licence fee or have to share it with other broadcasters unless it rebuilds public trust, a Tory minister has said. Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps told the Sunday Telegraph the broadcaster must be "more...

BBC, 02:50 in Art & Culture
 
Simpsons actress Marcia Wallace dies aged 70

Simpsons actress Marcia Wallace dies aged 70

The US actress Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson's teacher Edna Krabappel, has died at the age of 70. Her death was announced in a statement from executive producer Al Jean. Wallace won an Emmy in 1992 for her work on The...

BBC, 02:50 in Art & Culture
 

Ex-forces chief in cuts warning

The Royal Navy does not have enough ships to carry out its "everyday duties", and cuts in the ranks of the Army should be put on hold until more reservists can be recruited, a former head of Britain's armed forces has said. Field Marshal...

 

Judges to hear hospital cuts appeal

The Government is to appeal tomorrow against a High Court ruling over a decision to cut services at a hospital. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt suffered defeat when a High Court judge declared "unlawful" his move to downgrade A&E and...

 


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