News archive from 2 March 2011, page 16

Fingerprint riddle ‘aids case for David Kelly inquest’

Fingerprint riddle ‘aids case for David Kelly inquest’

A new dossier shows that no fingerprints were recovered from the knife which Dr Kelly allegedly used to slit his wrist. A pack of pills, his mobile phone, watch and water bottle found near his body were also clean, newly released police reports show....

Metro, 08:38 in Hot News
 

11,000 peak seats in £4.5bn rail plan

All points of the country would benefit from the project which would create thousands of jobs, transport secretary Philip Hammond said. The trains will be introduced in two batches providing 11,000 more peaktime seats every day on the packed commuter...

Metro, 08:38 in Hot News
 

July 7 attacks attended by only half of ambulances

Fearing further attacks and conscious there were still other emergencies in the capital to attend, managers called in crews from neighbouring services. Only 101 of the 201 rostered ambulances were deployed to the sites in case of future incidents,...

Metro, 08:38 in Hot News
 
Pet budgies killed as feuds break out in prison

Pet budgies killed as feuds break out in prison

Several budgies have been killed as inmates in the 1,132-capacity Swaleside Prison in Kent fell out. ‘Recently, we have seen an escalation in the number of attacks on prisoners’ budgies, leading to some of them being killed,’ said a jail insider. ‘At...

Metro, 08:38 in Hot News
 

Dustmen ‘at risk from wheelie bin’

But the 80-year-old was stunned to receive a note from his local authority warning him he was using the wrong type of container for his household waste. He was informed binmen could no longer lean in to the non-regulation bins - in case they hurt...

Metro, 08:38 in Hot News
 
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigns after admitting plagiarism

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigns after admitting plagiarism

It followed an unprecedented outpouring of anger from Germany’s academic community when it was shown that half his doctorate was written by others. Once touted as a future chancellor, he was variously branded ‘Baron Cut-and- Paste’, ‘Zu Copyberg’ and...

Metro, 08:38 in Hot News
 
Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United didn't deserve to lose to Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United didn't deserve to lose to Chelsea

United were 1-0 up at half-time thanks to a brilliant strike by Wayne Rooney but failed to maintain their impressive form in the second period, allowing Chelsea to battle back through a David Luiz volley and a penalty from Frank Lampard. Ferdinand,...

Metro, 08:39 in Sport
 
Hedge funds bounce back with £79bn profit in six months

Hedge funds bounce back with £79bn profit in six months

Hedge funds have roared back from the financial crisis, delivering profits of $129bn (£79bn) to its clients in just six months. While many industries are still suffering from the aftermath of the global economic downturn, hedge funds appears to be in...

Guardian, 08:40 in Business
 
National Lottery terminals blocked on bill payments

National Lottery terminals blocked on bill payments

National Lottery operator Camelot has been refused permission to use its terminals to allow consumers to pay bills or top up mobile phones. The National Lottery Commission (NLC) said it had "serious concerns" about EU competition law if...

BBC, 08:40 in Business
 
UK families hit hardest by surge in price of food

UK families hit hardest by surge in price of food

Commodity price inflation over the past few months would justify a 3% to 3.5% increase in processed food prices, but stores have increased prices by 6% to 6.5%. The UK fared the worst in six out of ten categories for price rises - including bread...

 
Students to have their fees paid by Glaxo

Students to have their fees paid by Glaxo

Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is the latest to promise financial support for students throughout university. It will pay up to £27,000 for between 50 and 100 undergraduates on its training programmes. GSK joins leading accountancy firm...

 
Cameron retreats from Libya no-fly plan after US shows caution

Cameron retreats from Libya no-fly plan after US shows caution

Britain has backtracked from its belligerent military stance over Libya after the Obama administration publicly distanced itself from David Cameron's suggestion that Nato should establish a no-fly zone over the country and that rebel forces should be...

 

Iraqis get the Tahrir spirit | Sami Ramadani

As the walls of fear are being knocked down in one Arab country after another, the ugly concrete walls "of separation and intimidation" erected by the US-led forces in Iraqi cities have become a target of protesters. During last Friday's...

 

Sarah Brown: Why we love our new life in Fife

sarah brown Image 2 Sarah Brown and Record writer Lisa Adams SARAH Brown today reveals how coming home to Scotland has helped heal the heartache of leaving No10 Downing Street. She tells of the tears and triumphs of life behind the most famous front...

 
CAR INSURANCE SET TO ROCKET

CAR INSURANCE SET TO ROCKET

CAR insurance prices are about to increase – particularly if you’re a woman – as a result of a decision made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) today. This is because the European court has banned the use of gender to calculate the price of...

 


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