News archive from 5 May 2014, page 5

'Skull Cracker' robber goes missing

A violent armed robber dubbed "the Skull Cracker" for a string of brutal raids on banks and building societies has gone missing after temporarily being allowed out of prison. Michael Wheatley, 55, who was given 13 life sentences at the Old...

 

Jonah from Tonga series review: moments of anguish and penis jokes

Chris Lilley (centre) in Jonah From Tonga. Photograph: Ben Timony Comedian Chris Lilley’s latest offshoot from the brilliant Summer Heights High is a mock documentary about another one of his forensically drawn sneering teens. Following on from the...

Guardian, 02:28 in Showbiz
 
Open day at Belton nursery

Open day at Belton nursery

Role play, water fun and outdoor activities are just some of the activities that keep youngsters entertained at the Belton Acorn Nursery. The facility, based at the village school, which recently received a ‘good with oustanding features Ofsted’, has...

 
Violent Armed Robber 'Skull Cracker' On The Run

Violent Armed Robber 'Skull Cracker' On The Run

A violent armed robber dubbed "The Skull Cracker" who is serving 13 life sentences has gone missing after temporarily being allowed out of prison on licence. Michael Wheatley earned his notorious nickname after pistol-whipping victims during...

 

China Nuclear Power plans $2.6 bln share sale in industry's first IPO

Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd has also applied for an IPO in Shanghai that could raise nearly 22 billion yuan, according to Reuters calculations. The state-owned China National Nuclear plans to sell 3.651 billion shares, or 25 percent of the enlarged...

Reuters, 03:03 in Business
 
Morton's Dougie Imrie accuses Dundee of 'disrespect' after team branded amateurs by chief Scot Gardiner

Morton's Dougie Imrie accuses Dundee of 'disrespect' after team branded amateurs by chief Scot Gardiner

MORTON’S Dougie Imrie last night accused Dundee of disrespect after Dens chief Scot Gardiner had branded them a pub team. Attacker Imrie was mortified after Saturday’s humiliating 10-2 hammering by Hamilton, a result which almost ripped the...

 
Brave brother and sister who have rare genetic condition trial new drug treatment to help fellow suffers

Brave brother and sister who have rare genetic condition trial new drug treatment to help fellow suffers

A BRAVE brother and sister with a rare disease were guinea pigs for a new treatment which could alter the lives of fellow sufferers. James and Honour Patrick – who are nine and seven years old – have the incurable genetic condition Morquio A. It can...

 
Woman tells of terror after her jealous private eye ex pretended he had a team of spies watching her every move

Woman tells of terror after her jealous private eye ex pretended he had a team of spies watching her every...

A WOMAN told yesterday how her jealous private investigator ex terrorised her by pretending he’d hired a team of spies to stalk her. Stephanie Seagrave installed a panic alarm in her house and checked her car daily for tracking devices and bugs after...

 

Murder Probe After Teen Stabbed To Death

A murder inquiry has been launched following the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in south London. Police were called to Tilford House, Holmewood Gardens, in Brixton at 5pm on Sunday after reports of a stabbing. The teenager was taken to hospital...

 

China factory activity shrinks in April, new export orders contract

The HSBC/Markit PMI has been below the 50 level that separates growth from contraction since the start of 2014. Output and new orders contracted in April, and new export orders slipped back into contraction after a recovery the previous month, the...

Reuters, 03:42 in Business
 

House Rules and Fargo: one's jerry built, the other's lovingly crafted

Ikea catalogue pose: the teams in House Rules 2014. If you made it to the end of the Logies without punching a hole in your TV in an attempt to find a living room escape pod, you’ll know that building shows are all the rage right now, with Scott Cam...

Guardian, 03:44 in Showbiz
 

The Commission of Audit in a nutshell: ideology over evidence

The chairman of the Commission of Audit, Tony Shepherd, at a press conference in Canberra on Thursday May 1. Photograph: Lukas Koch/AAP The Commission of Audit is a rare example of a government attaching itself to a document that appears to hate...

Guardian, 03:49 in Business
 
LeBlanc, Greig and Mangan on getting giggles during Episodes

LeBlanc, Greig and Mangan on getting giggles during Episodes

Keeping a straight face appears to be the biggest challenge facing Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan as they shoot their hit TV comedy Episodes. They are all terrible gigglers - and Greig appears to be the worst culprit. "I can't tell...

BBC, 03:58 in Art & Culture
 
See Hear: Looking behind the Curtain of Silence

See Hear: Looking behind the Curtain of Silence

In 1973 BBC Two's Horizon - which celebrates its 50th birthday this month - made its first documentary about deafness. Some forty years later it serves as a fascinating time capsule of attitudes to deafness at the time. "In our loquacious...

BBC, 03:58 in Art & Culture
 
How GCHQ built on a colossal secret

How GCHQ built on a colossal secret

During World War Two, Britain led the world in its creation of machines that excelled at cracking codes used by its enemies. Messages scrambled using the Enigma machine were cracked by devices largely designed by maths genius Alan Turing. In...

 


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