News archive from 6 June 2013, page 8

Hague statement due on Kenya claims

Foreign Secretary William Hague is to make a statement in the Commons that is expected to set out plans to compensate elderly Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau uprising. The UK will pay out £13.9 million to around 5,200 Kenyans for human rights...

 
EDL graffiti discovered at Islamic cultural centre destroyed by blaze

EDL graffiti discovered at Islamic cultural centre destroyed by blaze

THE letters "EDL' were found scrawled on the remains of a Somali cultural centre which has been burnt to the ground, raising fears it was targeted in retaliation for the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. Counter-terror police are...

 

Woolwich accused: I'm a soldier

One of the men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby has told the Old Bailey: "I'm a man, I'm a soldier, I'm a British citizen." Appearing via videolink, Michael Adebolajo, 28, interrupted proceedings on several occasions during the bail...

 
Labour to
cap budget
as public
loses faith
in welfare

Labour to
cap budget
as public
loses faith
in welfare

Ed Miliband will today seek to seize the initiative in the benefits debate by pledging to cap the overall welfare bill. The Labour leader will admit the public’s faith in the system has been “shaken” as he promises to ease the burden on taxpayers by...

 
Roadhogs and tailgaters to face fines on spot and penalty points

Roadhogs and tailgaters to face fines on spot and penalty points

The Government has announced a crackdown on roadhogs and tailgaters as part of a shake-up of motoring offence penalties. Drivers who hog the middle lane or tailgate other cars risk on-the-spot fines of £100 and three points on their licence under...

 

Rangers take to two wheels to patrol hills and dales

IT'S one of the most picturesque - if at times white-knuckle - ways to get around England's oldest national park. And now, rangers in the Peak District will be getting on their mountain bikes, after a huge increase in the number of riders using...

 

Hague statement due on Kenya claims

Foreign Secretary William Hague is to make a statement in the Commons that is expected to set out plans to compensate elderly Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau uprising. The UK will pay out £13.9 million to around 5,200 Kenyans for human rights...

 

Hague statement due on Kenya claims

Foreign Secretary William Hague is to make a statement in the Commons that is expected to set out plans to compensate elderly Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau uprising. The UK will pay out £13.9 million to around 5,200 Kenyans for human rights...

 

Van driver 'wanted to kill more'

A driver who mowed down a mother-of-three in a three ton van intended killing at least six strangers he imagined were bullying and plotting against him. Matthew Tvrdon, 32, sped through a Cardiff suburb, in south Wales, seeing only people he believed...

 

Woolwich accused: I'm a soldier

One of the men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby has told the Old Bailey: "I'm a man, I'm a soldier, I'm a British citizen." Appearing via videolink, Michael Adebolajo, 28, interrupted proceedings on several occasions during the bail...

 

Police payout to bereaved mother

Police have paid an undisclosed out-of-court settlement to a mother who was arrested on suspicion of murder after her three-year-old son died of natural causes. Abby Podmore, from Quinton, Birmingham, was held in police custody overnight in February...

 

Blaze 'may be Woolwich retaliation'

A Somali cultural centre has been burnt to the ground amid fears it was targeted in retaliation for the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. Counter-terror police launched an investigation into the blaze after the letters EDL - apparently referencing...

 

Beating the odds with the right care

Most people have no idea what to do if they see a cardiac arrest. Now a new campaign aims to tackle that and save lives. Catherine Scott reports. WHEN England under 21s footballer Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch he was lucky. He...

 

Van driver 'wanted to kill more'

A driver who mowed down a mother-of-three in a three ton van intended killing at least six strangers he imagined were bullying and plotting against him. Matthew Tvrdon, 32, sped through a Cardiff suburb, in south Wales, seeing only people he believed...

 

Oysters top list of bottom foods

Oysters, liver and anchovies have topped a list of foods deemed unpalatable by British adults. Almost half the population (47%) said oysters were among the foods they would not eat, with the figure increasing to 57% of women, the poll for Save the...

 


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