News archive from 3 November 2012, page 4

17-year term for toddlers murderer

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of the "chilling, terrible and revolting" murder of a two-year-old boy. Rio Smedley suffered 91 separate injuries and died from a ruptured liver, Manchester Crown Court...

 
OPENERS PREPARE FOR TEST AUDITION

OPENERS PREPARE FOR TEST AUDITION

It will be a "cut-throat" situation when Alastair Cook's two prospective Test opening partners each try to grasp their opportunity against Mumbai A. With Cook rested, Nick Compton and Joe Root are set to open the innings together at the Dr...

Daily Star, 23:36 in Sport
 

17-year term for toddlers murderer

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of the "chilling, terrible and revolting" murder of a two-year-old boy. Rio Smedley suffered 91 separate injuries and died from a ruptured liver, Manchester Crown Court...

 
New York Marathon cancelled after row over superstorm Sandy resources

New York Marathon cancelled after row over superstorm Sandy resources

The New York Marathon was 'distracting attention from critically important work' being done to get the city back on its feet. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images The New York Marathon has been cancelled after criticism that the race was absorbing...

 
Fun at book shop

Fun at book shop

YOUNGSTERS had fangtastic fun at the Oxfam book shop in Worcester as part of a series of eerie events. The charity held a week of activities based on the theme of Halloween to help raise funds for the world’s most deprived people. From a bone-rattling...

 

Starr bailed again in Savile probe

Comedian Freddie Starr has been released on bail for a second time after being questioned by police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal. The 69-year-old returned to speak to officers earlier having been first arrested on Thursday on suspicion...

 

Third man held over officer murder

A third man has been arrested by police probing the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland. The suspect, 29, was detained in the Irish Republic by police. Two other men including prominent dissident republican Colin Duffy were earlier arrested...

 

17-year term for toddlers murderer

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of the "chilling, terrible and revolting" murder of a two-year-old boy. Rio Smedley suffered 91 separate injuries and died from a ruptured liver, Manchester Crown Court...

 

Oil prices fall on stronger dollar and supply boost

Oil prices have fallen after the dollar strengthened and the US government allowed foreign tankers to deliver additional supplies in the wake of super storm Sandy. Brent crude fell $2.44 to $105.73 a barrel. US light crude lost $2.23 to $84.86, its...

BBC, 23:51 in Business
 

Key MacShane letters 'protected'

Letters from former minister Denis MacShane admitting expenses abuses cannot be used to prosecute him because they are protected by Commons rules. Officials said parliamentary privilege meant the key correspondence was withheld from police when they...

 

Murdered vicar's sister speaks out

The sister of a vicar murdered by a homeless drifter has called for tighter controls on dangerous psychopaths - and questioned whether they should be free to walk the streets. Hilary Bosworth spoke out as a High Court judge told Stephen Farrow he...

 
Diana Johnson: Education equips young people for life in fast-changing world

Diana Johnson: Education equips young people for life in fast-changing world

In the Commons recently, I launched The Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) Bill. This requires high-quality relationships, drugs and alcohol education to be taught in all schools, including academies and free schools. I believe that...

 

Unilever swaps earnings rat race for sustainability

Confident in profiting through doing good, the Anglo-Dutch maker of Dove soap, Ragu sauces and Lipton tea is working with the United Nations to save children's lives through handwashing and joining other corporations to stem illegal logging, among...

Reuters, 23:59 in Business
 
Seek advice if your are running up debt problems

Seek advice if your are running up debt problems

And experts there and at the Scunthorpe branch of the Citizen's Advice Bureau say the problems are likely to get worse before they get better, as major Government cuts to benefits take effect. John Burnett, specialist debt case manager at Scunthorpe...

 
SUPERSTORM DEATH TOLL HITS 102

SUPERSTORM DEATH TOLL HITS 102

Bodies continue to be found by rescue workers searching through wrecked buildings as experts estimated damage at £31billion. Petrol shortages were causing fights at the pumps. In New York, Sean Bailey, 35, was arrested after pulling a gun trying to...

 


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