News archive from 23 January 2011, page 11

Britain's DIY food producers

Britain's DIY food producers

Depressing though it is, the recession has brought some unexpected benefits for Britain's food lovers. With commercial property prices dropping, independent restaurateurs and producers find they can now afford premises, and young cooks have been...

Guardian, 00:28 in Business
 

Expedia double booked me but I can't get a refund

I tried to book a Hilton hotel room in Paris through Expedia, to find that after entering all the details my transaction would not go through. Fortunately I took a screen shot to prove it. I immediately called Expedia, as the website suggested, and...

Guardian, 00:28 in Business
 

Corrie's hotpot Bet, can't cook confesses Driver

Coronation Street"s Betty Driver has finally admitted: “I have no idea how to make hotpot!” The 90-year-old actress was running a real pub in Cheshire when she was offered the chance to play Weatherfield"s favourite barmaid Betty in 1969....

People, 00:28 in World News
 

Driver Helps In Raider Hunt And Gets Fined

Worried David Simpson phoned cops when his home was burgled - and got fined for making the call while he was driving. A neighbour phoned Simpson, 37, while he was at the wheel to tell him of the break-in. He immediately called police about the...

People, 00:28 in World News
 

Teenage Premier League Star In Robbery Case Faces Jail

A TALENTED teenage footballer at a top Premier League club is facing jail for intimidating a witness to a robbery. The England youth international, 17, and two friends smashed a window at the 16-year-old victim"s house to try to scare him off...

People, 00:28 in World News
 

Jo Yeates suspect's family to fly to UK

VINCENT Tabak"s family were poised last night to fly to Britain to show their support for “the good guy”. His brother Marcel said they refuse to believe he could be Jo"s killer. Marcel said: “We had one call from British cops to say that...

People, 00:28 in World News
 

Residents evacuated after gas blast

Fifty people have been evacuated from their homes following a gas explosion, police said. The blast in Lambeth, south London, did not cause a fire and no injuries were reported. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called by London...

People, 00:29 in World News
 

Humanitarian award for Norgrove

Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award. Ms Norgrove, who died in October during a US military-led rescue mission to free her from her Afghan captors, was given the award...

People, 00:29 in World News
 

Neighbour charged with Jo murder

A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of landscape architect Joanna Yeates, police said. Vincent Tabak will face Bristol Magistrates' Court on Monday accused of killing the 25-year-old. Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones, who led the...

People, 00:29 in World News
 

Brothers die in industrial accident

Two brothers were among four men who died in an industrial accident which is now at the centre of a health and safety investigation. The men, all from the same rural community, had been working at the site of offshore engineering company Claxton...

People, 00:29 in World News
 

Community mourns industrial deaths

A rural community has been coming to terms with the loss of four men who died in an industrial accident as a health and safety investigation into the tragedy continued. The men had been working at the site of offshore engineering company Claxton...

People, 00:29 in World News
 

Joanna suspect quiz continuing

A 32-year-old man being held by police on suspicion of murdering Joanna Yeates is still being questioned by detectives. The suspect was detained in the early hours of Thursday after police investigating the 25-year-old landscape architect's death...

People, 00:29 in World News
 

Knox has to wait over murder appeal

The stepfather of Amanda Knox, jailed for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, has said he would not return home until the American student was released from jail. The 23-year-old, dubbed Foxy Knoxy, is appealing against her conviction and...

People, 00:29 in World News
 

Irish PM quits as party leader

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has announced he is standing down as leader of the ruling Fianna Fail party but will remain at the head of the country's government until the March general election. After more than a week of political turmoil and a...

People, 00:30 in World News
 

Families mourn building site deaths

The families and friends of four men who died in an industrial accident are mourning their loss as a health and safety investigation continued at the site. The men had been working at the site of offshore engineering company Claxton Engineering in...

People, 00:30 in World News
 


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