News archive from 13 March 2011, page 19

Fake cab driver drives young woman six miles before assaulting her

A BOGUS taxi driver sexually assaulted a young woman after driving her from a city centre to a deserted country road. The 21-year-old's ordeal can be revealed today as police continue to probe three other horrific sex attacks, including two gang...

 
Liberal Democrat conference blog - live

Liberal Democrat conference blog - live

8.45am: Alarm clock Britain is making a comeback. Today's proceedings at the Lib Dem spring conference will be dominated by Nick Clegg's speech and, according to the extracts released in advance, he's going to reaffirm his commitment to speaking up...

Guardian, 09:10 in Politics
 

Interview: Sam Waley-Cohen | Paul Hayward

At Sam Waley-Cohen's London home we were groping for a definition of Corinthianism, a concept buried by money. How about: a pro if you win, a complete amateur if you lose? Long Run's jockey in the Cheltenham Gold Cup has a more rounded answer. "I...

Guardian, 09:12 in Sport
 
Manchester City ready for Reading and hungry for FA Cup, says Joe Hart

Manchester City ready for Reading and hungry for FA Cup, says Joe Hart

Manchester City may appear to have the easiest of the four FA Cup quarter-finals, at home to Championship opposition in Reading, but that would not necessarily have lifted the spirits of players who returned home in the early hours of Friday morning...

Guardian, 09:12 in Sport
 
Improving Scotland have a chance against England, says Gregor Townsend

Improving Scotland have a chance against England, says Gregor Townsend

The outline of Murrayfield in the background and the figure of Gregor Townsend in the foreground are equally recognisable to anyone who has been within a sniff of Scottish rugby in the past two decades, but the reason for the tennis racket in the...

Guardian, 09:12 in Sport
 
Stoke City target West Ham, and ending 128 years of FA Cup pain

Stoke City target West Ham, and ending 128 years of FA Cup pain

Stoke City, who play West Ham United on Sunday at the Britannia Stadium in an FA Cup quarter-final tie, have had an albatross around their necks for the past 128 years. In 1883 the club made their debut in the competition but only they and Accrington...

Guardian, 09:12 in Sport
 
Fears over BT broadband links to Red Army

Fears over BT broadband links to Red Army

The new technology is to be rolled out as part of BT's £2.5bn plan for super-fast broadband to reach two-thirds of UK homes and offices by 2015. But the testing of internet and telecoms equipment in Chinese laboratories 7,000 miles away has...

 
Japan quake: Nerves over stock market re-opening

Japan quake: Nerves over stock market re-opening

Investors will be watching the Nikkei stock market in Japan when it re-opens on Monday, after it closed down 1.7% after Friday's earthquake and tsunami. The Bank of Japan will also meet to discuss how to ensure market stability. Traders will be...

BBC, 09:21 in Business
 
Japan earthquake: 10,000 people missing in Minamisanriku

Japan earthquake: 10,000 people missing in Minamisanriku

Officials initially estimated the death toll from the tremor - which was so powerful it is believed to have moved Honshu island almost eight feet - and subsequent tsunami on Friday at around 1,000. However, closer examination of the devastation on the...

Metro, 09:26 in Hot News
 

Bahrain protesters block key thoroughfare

Thousands of youths ran across the King Faisal Highway as police backed away in the face of hundreds of protesters who had gathered near the Pearl roundabout, the focal point of weeks of demonstrations on the small Gulf island. The government said in...

 
Saudi prince says loyal Saudi foil evil protests

Saudi prince says loyal Saudi foil "evil" protests

But a religious ruling banning demonstrations in the world's biggest oil exporter, and a heavy police crackdown in key cities, appeared to intimidate most who are interested in demanding more political rights. "I congratulate King Abdullah and...

 

Builder's lawyer to pay back £63,000 to victims

A LAWYER has been forced to repay £63,000 to the victims of builder Stephen Connelly. Tony Murphy acted for Connelly, 43, when his Glen Isla Homes firm went bust owing £485,000 five years ago. Businessman Connelly was struck off as a company director...

 
Jamie Bell interview: This boy's life

Jamie Bell interview: This boy's life

In a low-lit rum bar in a fashionably shabby corner of West Hollywood, Jamie Bell recalls the first time he saw a film in a cinema. "It was Jurassic Park," he says. "I was eight years old and I was terrified because, you know –...

 
David Cameron’s strategy for avoiding EU trouble falls foul of events

David Cameron’s strategy for avoiding EU trouble falls foul of events

BRITAIN is not about to walk out of the European Union. Opponents of EU integration may dream, but—in the near or medium term—no British government will risk a withdrawal in cold blood, in hopes of securing cut-price associate membership. Yet there is...

 
Black donates School of Rock trip to kids

Black donates School of Rock trip to kids

Generous actor Jack Black has donated £6,670 to a high school music group so they can travel to a contest at Disneyland. The School of Rock star heard about the class from Washington from his mum, who lives in the area and is a supporter of local...

 


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