News archive from 28 December 2012, page 10

EUROCRATS IN A PANIC OVER BRITAIN'S EXIT

EUROCRATS IN A PANIC OVER BRITAIN'S EXIT

In a scathing attack, the EU Council President accused David Cameron and Euro-sceptic Tories of wanting to “cherry pick” the benefits of EU membership and discard the rest. Pleading with the UK not to quit, he said a British exit would “see a friend...

 
JAILED MUBARAK RETURNED TO HOSPITAL

JAILED MUBARAK RETURNED TO HOSPITAL

Mubarak is serving a life term after being sentenced in June for failing to stop the killing of hundreds of protesters during last year's uprising. Major General Mohammed Ibrahim said that the 84-year old had been moved to the hospital in the Maadi...

 

Berry presents a dog-nibbled cake

Great British Bake-Off supremo Mary Berry presented a cake to chat show host Graham Norton - and admitted it had already been nibbled by her dog. The kitchen guru said her spaniel had taken a chunk out of the treat she had taken to the studio during...

 

Downton character's death defended

ITV has defended killing off Matthew Crawley in the Downton Abbey Christmas special, saying that the "solid and loving" on-screen marriage between him and Lady Mary could not be simply broken up. The broadcaster has faced some criticism from...

 
BBC to be clearer about wildlife footage

BBC to be clearer about wildlife footage

The new BBC wildlife series Africa will make it clear when animals have been filmed under controlled conditions. The decision comes after an episode of Frozen Planet, featuring a polar bear with her cubs, was criticised. Some shots in the programme,...

BBC, 00:43 in Art & Culture
 
A WINTER WONDERLAND FOR BIG BROTHER STARS

A WINTER WONDERLAND FOR BIG BROTHER STARS

While the final line-up of famous contestants is a closely guarded secret, these first pictures of the revamped house offer a tantalising glimpse of what is to come. Out in the garden, housemates will be able to chat around a firepit or take a dip in...

 

175 foreign criminals deported

More than 175 foreign criminals have been deported under a new crackdown, including a violent sex offender and an Indian man who attempted to defraud department store Harrods. A further 314 foreign criminals were detained as a result of Operation...

 

Warning over 'scramble' for work

The unemployed will find it harder to get a job in 2013 as the "scramble" for work gets fiercer, a new report has predicted. Recruitment website Totaljobs said jobs have been created this year in most regions of the UK, but there had also...

 

175 foreign criminals deported

More than 175 foreign criminals have been deported under a new crackdown, including a violent sex offender and an Indian man who attempted to defraud department store Harrods. A further 314 foreign criminals were detained as a result of Operation...

 

National witness scheme to launch

The first national witness protection service is to be launched in a bid to improve the "inconsistent" approach to safeguarding vulnerable people whose lives are at risk. Victims and witnesses given protected person status will be supported...

 

Warning over 'scramble' for work

The unemployed will find it harder to get a job in 2013 as the "scramble" for work gets fiercer, a new report has predicted. Recruitment website Totaljobs said jobs have been created this year in most regions of the UK, but there had also...

 

National witness scheme to launch

The first national witness protection service is to be launched in a bid to improve the "inconsistent" approach to safeguarding vulnerable people whose lives are at risk. Victims and witnesses given protected person status will be supported...

 

Letter shows Savile's 'love' for PM

Jimmy Savile declared his "love" for Margaret Thatcher in a hand-written letter after being invited to lunch with her, newly released records show. But the star, then an OBE, claimed to have waited a week before writing to the prime minister...

 

1982 World Cup pull-out considered

The British government considered pulling out of the 1982 World Cup as war broke out with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, newly released documents reveal. In the aftermath of Argentina's invasion of the Falklands, sports governing bodies were...

 

Letter shows Savile's 'love' for PM

Jimmy Savile declared his "love" for Margaret Thatcher in a hand-written letter after being invited to lunch with her, newly released records show. But the star, then an OBE, claimed to have waited a week before writing to the prime minister...

 


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