News archive from 3 April 2011, page 23

Top UK diplomat: I didn't help Colonel Gaddafi's son with PhD

THE British ambassador to the US yesterday denied claims he helped Colonel Gaddafi's son with his PhD. The Foreign Office confirmed that Sir Nigel Sheinwald met Saif Gaddafi at the London School of Economics but said he did not play any part in the...

 

Prince Harry braves icy wind on charity trek in the Arctic

PRINCE Harry said he felt like "one of the team" as he loaded his equipment on to the back of a trailer ahead of a charity trek in the Arctic. The 26-year-old has been on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen since Tuesday, training and...

 
Omagh bomb: police chief pays tribute to slain officer

Omagh bomb: police chief pays tribute to slain officer

The head of Northern Ireland's police force has described the death of a police constable killed in a car bomb as a "tragedy for Omagh" and paid tribute to the 25-year-old officer. Constable Ronan Kerr died after setting off the bomb, which...

Guardian, 11:57 in Politics
 
Chloe West murder attempt suspect charged

Chloe West murder attempt suspect charged

Samuel Tomlinson, of Sedgley, will appear before magistrates on Monday accused of trying to murder the 14-year-old and injuring one of her fellow pupils. The attack took place outside Ridgewood High School on Friday morning, with witnesses claiming...

Metro, 12:10 in Hot News
 
Jeremy Clarkson ‘cheats with pretty blonde’

Jeremy Clarkson ‘cheats with pretty blonde’

Loud-mouthed, outspoken, but underneath it all a nice guy and family man – that's the global Jeremy Clarkson brand. But the TV presenter and motoring journalist's image has taken a dent after the Sunday Mirror claimed he has been having an affair with...

The Week, 12:11 in Showbiz
 
Spurs' defensive injury crisis deepens after Hutton is ruled out for the rest of the season

Spurs' defensive injury crisis deepens after Hutton is ruled out for the rest of the season

Tottenham's defensive injury crisis went from bad to worse after the club confirmed that Alan Hutton is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The news comes as a bitter blow to Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who is already without a...

Daily Mail, 12:25 in Sport
 
Tottenham's Alan Hutton set to miss remainder of season

Tottenham's Alan Hutton set to miss remainder of season

The Tottenham Hotspur defender Alan Hutton needs knee surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the season, the club said on Sunday. Spurs, who face Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final in Spain on Tuesday, were without the 26-year-old...

Guardian, 12:27 in Sport
 
Decks clear for April launch of Glencore mega-float

Decks clear for April launch of Glencore mega-float

Two sources familiar with the matter said that Glencore, expected to list in both London and Hong Kong, was planning to issue a so-called Intention to Float document in London around mid-April, though this timeline could still change. If the company...

Reuters, 12:41 in Business
 
Supply woes and high prices changing chocolate treats

Supply woes and high prices changing chocolate treats

"There's been clearly over the last couple of years, a reduction in unit size of a lot of products. That's really a manifestation of demand rationalization," said Peter W. Blommer, president and chief operating officer of the Blommer...

Reuters, 12:41 in Business
 

Talks stall for hostage release in south Philippines

Caraga police spokesperson Nelly Villagarcia said talks with the gunmen, who are seeking the release of tribesmen detained for a mass hostage-taking in 2009 and the resolution of an ancestral land claim, had stalled. "It's temporarily bogged...

 
I'd love to sign Welbeck... but I don't think Sir Alex would let me, admits Sunderland boss Bruce

I'd love to sign Welbeck... but I don't think Sir Alex would let me, admits Sunderland boss Bruce

That will not stop Bruce trying, but he is realistic about his prospects of success. 'We'll have a conversation in the summer,' he said. 'But if I was a betting man, I think Sir Alex would be holding on to him - and maybe we could have him for another...

Daily Mail, 12:44 in Sport
 

SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon joined by her mum on campaign trail

nicola sturgeon Image 1 NICOLA STURGEON took her mum on the campaign trail yesterday - and told families that they are more than £500 better off under the SNP. The SNP deputy leader said her party would make Scotland fairer for families if the party...

 

Singer KT's stepdad runs for BNP fascists aiming for Holyrood

POP star KT Tunstall's stepfather is standing as a candidate for the fascist BNP at the Scottish parliament election. David Orr, who is married to KT's mum Carol-Ann, is the far-right party's No1 candidate for a Lothians seat. Orr, 62, was disowned by...

 
Extra billions set aside to lend abroad

Extra billions set aside to lend abroad

The Treasury is to spend £6bn a year between now and 2014-2015 beefing up the reserves, taking the total from the current £53bn to £77bn, an increase of 45%. George Osborne said in his Budget last month that he intended to rebuild the reserves....

 
Elizabeth Taylor's love letters up for sale

Elizabeth Taylor's love letters up for sale

A collection of letters written by a young Dame Elizabeth Taylor to her first love are to be sold at auction. The 66 letters were penned by the late actress when was she was 17 years old to her first fiance, William Pawley, the son of a former US...

BBC, 13:03 in Art & Culture
 


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