US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle warplane crashes in Libya

March 22, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A US fighter jet has crashed in a Libyan field with the two crew members on board forced to eject from the falling aircraft. It’s claimed the F-15E Strike Eagle warplane came down after suffering a mechanical error with the US Air Force denying it had been shot down. One of the crew members was…

Aid workers deliver food… in Devon

March 14, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A charity set up to send food parcels to impoverished Eastern European countries has been forced to re-direct aid to desperate people living below the breadline – in DEVON. Aid workers have been busy delivering food parcels to residents in Okehampton, Devon, after the town suffered a huge surge in unemployment. Hundreds who lost their…

Brit confirmed as victim of New Zealand earthquake

March 8, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A missing British accountant was today confirmed as a victim of the New Zealand earthquake. Phil Coppeard, 41, was last seen on a bus heading towards the centre of Christchurch 20 minutes before the quake, which measured 6.3 on the richter scale, struck the city. Coppeard moved to New Zealand three months ago with his…

New Zealand earthquake: Brit crawls from rubble

February 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A British holidaymaker told how she miraculously crawled alive from the rubble of the devastating New Zealand earthquake – after popping to the LOO. Celia David was on her way to Christchurch Cathedral with husband Mark when she darted into a coffee shop toilet to spend a penny – just a the quake struck. The…

Colonel Gaddafi’s London family home for sale

February 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A £10m mansion owned by the Gaddafi family was today on the market for an undisclosed sum. The eight-bedroomed neo-Georgian luxury property boasts a swimming pool, sauna room, Jacuzzi, suede-lined cinema room and its own private security company. It was purchased by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 38, – Colonel Gaddafi’s favourite son – in 2009 and…

Wife’s grave concern for diabetic husband stranded in Libya

February 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The wife of a diabetic man stranded in Libya today slammed the Government’s response to the crisis and claimed they had let him down and endangered his life. Health and safety manager Mike Browne is holed up in a building compound guarded by a local tribe with minimal food, water and medication for his condition….

Concerns for diabetic Brit stranded in Libya

February 24, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The family of a diabetic Brit stranded in Libya today told of their concerns for his health and safety. Mike Browne, from Taunton, Somerset, is held up in a compound with four other Brits and 40 Italians in the port town of Misratah, 150 miles from the capital Tripoli. Health and safety worker Mike, 54,…

Tory councillor told colleagues: “Great candidate – shame he’s black”

February 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Race watchdogs were furious today after a veteran councillor told colleagues ”Great candidate – shame he’s black” during an interview and kept his job. Shamed Tory John Major, 79, made the comment after interviewing Hitesh Patel for the £119,000-a-year job as chief executive of Monmouthshire County Council. Stunned colleagues on the recruitment panel reported him…

British tourists feared dead after boat sinks in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay

February 17, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A number of Britons are feared drowned after a tour boat sank in Vietnam’s beautiful Ha Long Bay. The tour boat, which was carrying 27 people, went down at 5am local time with at least 11 tourists and one guide drowning. Fifteen people, including nine foreign tourists and six crew were pulled from the water…

CBS reporter Lara Logan suffers brutal sexual assault in Egypt

February 16, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

South African journalist Lara Logan was subject to a brutal sexual assault and beating while reporting on the downfall of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, it has emerged. The 39-year-old chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News was covering Friday’s celebrations in Tahrir Square when she was separated from her crew after being surrounded by a…

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg beats Julian Assange to be named Time’s Person of the Year 2010 title

December 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2010. The announcement will come as a shock to many who were expecting wikileaks founder Julian Assange to take the title. The magazine awards the title to whoever ‘for better or worse…has done the most to influence the events of the year.’…

UK Youth Parliament member suspended for posting naked pics on gay porn site

December 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A gay teenage UK Youth Parliament member has been suspended for posting naked photographs of himself on a pornographic website, it emerged today. Reace Mcdonnell, 19, is thought to have posted a series of explicit pictures on the site, which he has regularly used for the last two years. But he was suspended from his…

Christian guesthouse owners being sued by gay couple could have been “set up”

December 14, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

A Christian couple being sued for refusing to allow a gay couple to share a room at their guesthouse could have been the victims of a ”set up”, a court heard yesterday. Devout Peter and Hazelmary Bull refused to let civil partners Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy use a double room because it was against…

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s son caught swinging from Cenotaph

December 10, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

The son of Pink Floyd legend Dave Gilmour has apologised after he was seen swinging from the Cenotaph at yesterday’s student protests in London. Charlie Gilmour was pictured swinging from the Whitehall memorial on a Union Jack – a despicable scene that has been widely condemned. In a statement, the 21-year-old Cambridge University student expressed…

Prince Charles’ car attacked in London as protesters wreak havoc

December 9, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A car carrying Prince Charles and wife Camilla has been attacked by protesters in London. Students and anarchists angry at the House of Commons passing a bill to increase university tuition fees have waged war on police in the capital over the past few hours. Photographers witnessed protesters kicking the Prince’s car in Regent Street…

Amazon backlash after website starts selling WikiLeaks cables

December 9, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

Furious Amazon users have accused the online retail giant of double standards after it was found to be selling the WikiLeaks embassy cables – just days it cut off the whistleblowing website from its hosting servers. The batch of 250,000 US classified documents were available free to users of the WikiLeaks website before it was…

Tory MP defends decision to claim expenses to attend duck race

December 6, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Tory MP today defended her decision to charge the taxpayer for mileage to attend a DUCK RACE. Sheryll Murray, Tory MP for South East Cornwall, claimed £6.40 at 40p per mile to attend the event in Seaton, Cornwall, in July, when more than 1,000 plastic ducks were dumped into the river while their ‘owners’…