• DJ Neil Fox Charged With Child Sex Offences

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences involving six victims - three of whom were allegedly juveniles at the time. The 53-year-old's lawyer, Anthony Burton, said his client "categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him". Mr Fox will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 16 April facing seven indecent assault and two sexual assault charges. The other three complainants were allegedly attacked by Mr Fox between 2003 and 2014. More »DJ Neil Fox Charged With Child Sex Offences

  • Ed Balls: Mansion Tax Will Save The NHS

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Ed Balls has defended his party's plans for a mansion tax, saying people with the "broadest shoulders" should be asked to pay their fair share "so we can save the NHS". The shadow chancellor said many of the high-value properties were owned by international investors and that provision had been made in the plans to make sure those who had low incomes but had benefited from house-price rises were not unfairly penalised. Mr Balls said he was committed to staying in the EU and that Britain could be influential in Europe and change the way things were working. Mr Balls said the UK did not need to be a part of the Euro to be influential in Europe and that a Government should not play politics with Britain's membership. More »Ed Balls: Mansion Tax Will Save The NHS

  • French award for D-Day veteran

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    An 89-year-old veteran of the D-Day landings has been awarded France's highest honour for his role in the Normandy invasion in the Second World War. More »French award for D-Day veteran

  • Police appeal over python thieves

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Almost 40 snakes have been stolen, including eight pregnant females. More »Police appeal over python thieves

  • Tory Candidate Quits After 'EDL Plot' Claim

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    A would-be Tory MP has quit amid claims he plotted to win votes by taking credit for stopping an English Defence League (EDL) protest. Suspended Conservative candidate Afzal Amin resigned after he  initially indicated he would fight the allegations. In a statement on his website, Mr Amin had said the claims, published in The Mail On Sunday, "grossly misrepresented" the truth and presented "an inaccurate picture of what was happening". A Conservative spokesman said: "Afzal Amin is resigning as Conservative candidate for Dudley North with immediate effect. More »Tory Candidate Quits After 'EDL Plot' Claim

  • FA Rules Aim To Boost New English Talent

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    FA chairman Greg Dyke has vowed to improve the prospects of English players by pushing through new rules that could bring him into conflict with Premier League clubs. Speaking as the England squad gathered ahead of a Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, Mr Dyke warned that the decline in the numbers of England-qualified players at the highest level will harm the national team. He cited Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, called up by England manager Roy Hodgson for the first time, as a rare example of a player rising above imported talent. "Look at Harry Kane, almost by chance got himself into the Tottenham first team and is now the Premier League's top scorer. More »FA Rules Aim To Boost New English Talent

  • Instagram launches new layout app

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched a new app that will allow users to combine several photos into one. More »Instagram launches new layout app

  • Balls Shows Deft Touches, But Gets Kicks Too

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Dealt a tough hand, Ed Balls played it as deftly as he could. Facing an audience in which there were plenty of business people , the shadow chancellor highlighted at every opportunity how Labour would keep Britain in the EU. Mr Balls, a noted Atlanticist, pressed home time and again how, on his recent visits to the United States, politicians and business people were astonished at the very notion that Britain, should the Conservatives be re-elected, will hold a referendum on EU membership. "People in America say to me that they want to be in Britain selling into that market. More »Balls Shows Deft Touches, But Gets Kicks Too

  • Osborne: From Statesmanlike To Disingenuous

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    You didn't have to look too far for the main message George Osborne was trying to get across in this session. Having offered a stout defence of an independent Bank of England, someone might have come back to him, noting that the Chancellor sets the mandate for the Bank via the inflation target. More »Osborne: From Statesmanlike To Disingenuous

  • Attenborough tribute to geologist

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Sir David Attenborough has unveiled a green plaque for the man known as "the father of English geology". More »Attenborough tribute to geologist

  • British police hunt thieves who stole 38 pythons

    Reuters - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    British police said on Monday they were hunting for thieves who broke into an apartment in northwest England and stole 38 Royal Python snakes. The non-venomous snakes, which included eight pregnant females, were taken from a house in St Helens last week, police added. According to a website for Royal Python keepers, www.theroyalpython.co.uk, the snakes grow to an average length of 4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 metres) and make great pets, as they have good temperaments and are easy to tame. More »British police hunt thieves who stole 38 pythons

  • UK climate system 'hit by warming'

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    New evidence has emerged that the ocean current system responsible for the UK's mild climate is being weakened by global warming. More »UK climate system 'hit by warming'

  • In blow to Cameron, election candidate quits over far-right plot claim

    Reuters - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    A Muslim candidate for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives withdrew from a May 7 national election on Monday, the party said, a day after he was suspended over allegations of a plot to stir up racial tension to win votes. The resignation is damaging to Cameron's party, which needs to win seats like Dudley North, where the scandal erupted, from the opposition Labour Party, to have a chance of obtaining a majority. Afzal Amin, who had been due to stand for election in the important seat in central England, was shown in video footage and telephone recordings published at the weekend trying to persuade the far-right English Defence League (EDL) to announce a march against a new mosque in the area. Amin, campaigning ahead of an unusually close national election, then allegedly planned to take the credit for brokering the suspension of the protest. More »In blow to Cameron, election candidate quits over far-right plot claim

  • Missing Brit Medics 'Wanted To Help Refugees'

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The families of a group of medical students who are believed to have crossed into Syria via Turkey say their children are driven by "humanitarian motivations" and a desire to help refugees. "They have come to Turkey willingly to offer voluntary medical help to those refugees who are in need of medical care on Turkey's borders," the statement said. "We believe that they have arrived in Turkey, but they have disappeared since and we do not know their whereabouts. "We, the parents, would like to announce that our children's intentions are of good humanitarian motivations within their medical objectives. More »Missing Brit Medics 'Wanted To Help Refugees'

  • May pledges pre-charge bail cap

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Police bail will be capped at 28 days and only extended following a review by a senior-ranking officer if the Conservatives come to power after the general election. More »May pledges pre-charge bail cap

  • British slaughterhouse owner fined over horsemeat scandal

    Reuters - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The owner and manager of a slaughterhouse in northern England were sentenced to fines and a suspended jail term on Monday in the first criminal prosecution related to a horsemeat scandal that embarrassed British supermarkets in 2013. The slaughterhouse in the town of Todmorden was inspected by a food safety official at the height of the scandal, in which horsemeat was found in food products that were labelled as containing beef, outraging consumers. "Documents produced for this inspection were intended to deceive the inspector and the lack of proper records meant that the source and destination of the horsemeat was untraceable," specialist prosecutor Kevin Hansford said in a statement. The slaughterhouse owner, Peter Boddy, was fined 8,000 pounds ($11,900) and ordered to pay another 10,442 pounds in legal costs after being convicted of failing to keep adequate records allowing the provenance of meat to be traced. More »British slaughterhouse owner fined over horsemeat scandal

  • Tory hopeful quits over rally claim

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    A would-be Conservative MP has resigned as the party's candidate in the May 7 general election after being accused of attempting to stage-manage a far-right rally in order to boost his electoral chances. More »Tory hopeful quits over rally claim

  • Scythe scene pleases Poldark fans

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Millions of viewers enjoyed a third instalment of Poldark last night - with most appreciation reserved for the scenes in which Aidan Turner disrobed. More »Scythe scene pleases Poldark fans

  • Somerset sign show-stopper Gayle for T20 Blast

    AFP - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Somerset have pulled off a coup by signing all-action West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for this year's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Monday. More »Somerset sign show-stopper Gayle for T20 Blast

  • DJ Fox charged with sex offences

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DJ Neil Fox has "categorically" denied he is guilty of nine sex offences against six female complainants - including three who were allegedly juveniles at the time. More »DJ Fox charged with sex offences

  • Family in Knox extradition call

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The family of murdered student Meredith Kercher wants Amanda Knox to be extradited from the US if her conviction is upheld in Italy on Wednesday, their lawyer has said. More »Family in Knox extradition call

  • Radioactive Sludge Clear-Up At Sellafield

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Work has begun to remove sludge from an old storage pond at one of the most hazardous nuclear plants in Europe, Sellafield in Cumbria. Around 1,500 cubic metres of radioactive material is being emptied from an area which was built to store nuclear fuel for recycling in the 1950s. "We're making history at Sellafield by transferring the first sludge using a tried-and-tested pump to a new £240m state-of-the-art sludge storage plant containing three enormous stainless steel buffer storage vessels, each of which is the same volume as seven double decker buses," said Sellafield spokesman Martin Leafe. The storage vessels were brought to Sellafield in separate sections and welded together, before being carefully slid into a reinforced concrete building to safeguard against leaks. More »Radioactive Sludge Clear-Up At Sellafield

  • Boss fined over horsemeat charges

    Press Association - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    A slaughterhouse boss has become the first person to be sentenced in connection with the horsemeat scandal which rocked British supermarkets in 2013. More »Boss fined over horsemeat charges

  • Mclaren says Alonso set to race in Malaysia grand Prix

    AFP - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is set to return to the track for the second Grand Prix of the season in Malaysia, his McLaren-Honda team confirmed on Monday. More »Mclaren says Alonso set to race in Malaysia grand Prix

  • Thai Beach Murders Fund Beats £10k Target

    Sky News - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The family of a British backpacker killed in Thailand have raised enough money to attend the trial of two men accused of murdering her. Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey, were bludgeoned to death on Koh Tao (Turtle Island) in September. Miss Witheridge's sister, Laura, set up a fund-raising campaign to help her family pay for flights to Thailand and a court translator. More »Thai Beach Murders Fund Beats £10k Target

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