The freezing temperatures in the United States have caused an escaped inmate to turn himself back in.
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Thursday 25 October 2012
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is reported to be interested in taking over at the Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Redknapp has been out of work since leaving Spurs in June and is said to be keen to fill the manager's role at Rovers, which was vacated earlier this month when Steve Kean was sacked.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Police are investigating the death of a young woman who plunged nine floors to her death from an apartment balcony.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
It just wasn't meant to be for the Lancashire lasses of track and field at London 2012. Poor Jenny Meadows and Helen Clitheroe, two stalwarts and international championship medal-winning stars of the British athletics brigade, have both been banjaxed by injury in this summer of summers and failed to make the selection cut for the Games.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Looking for a summer break you won't forget in a hurry? How about spending the weekend screaming and running through a Lancashire campsite at the UK's first “immersive horror” holiday?
Saturday 19 May 2012
Sam Allardyce insists he bears Blackpool no grudge as he prepares West Ham for their vital Wembley encounter with his former club.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Steve Kean was forced to defend the relationship between his wife Margaret and Venky's owner Anuradha Desai on another extraordinary day in Blackburn Rovers' disastrous season.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Manager brushes off MP claim and email furore to say Indian owners are right for relegated club
Friday 04 May 2012
Steve Kean, the Blackburn manager, has dismissed claims that a Rovers fan broke into the club's training ground this week and attempted to confront him as "laughable".
Sunday 29 April 2012
Support for the far right in the French presidential election – and here in Britain – is more about disillusion than dogma
Monday 16 April 2012
Rachida (not her real name) was playing badminton in a Blackburn sports centre when I asked her if she'd talk to me about politics. I was making a Beyond Westminster programme for Radio 4 about how British Asian voters were deserting the three main parties. This young woman was initially very reluctant to contribute, and when she saw a middle-aged, male Labour councillor from her community trying to eavesdrop, she begged me to send him away.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
Youngster's displays in first full season have typified Rovers' spirit. By Tom Watt
Tuesday 10 April 2012
Jason Lowe's displays in his first full season have typified Blackburn's dogged battle against a drop that seemed inevitable at Christmas. Tom Watt meets him
Saturday 07 April 2012
The UK's remotest dependency is poised to enter a brave new world of private enterprise. But the transition is proving painful
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Midfielder tells David Fearnhead about his hero and how Rovers plan to beat the drop
Last Night's Viewing: Rights Gone Wrong?, BBC2<br />Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished, Channel 4
Thursday 15 March 2012
I do hope someone kept the Wanted poster. At the beginning of Rights Gone Wrong – a rapid-response documentary about the controversial nature of some recent rulings from the European Court of Human Rights – Andrew Neil illustrated some of the wilder stories that had made it into the papers, including the suggestions that a kitten had prevented a criminal's deportation and that a police force hadn't publicised a suspect's picture for fear of breaching his human rights. Cue a mocked-up Police Appeal for Assistance bearing the features of the Daily Politics presenter, a man who has repeatedly breached his own right to dignity in the pursuit of televisual novelty. I still have sweaty flashbacks of him and Portillo doing a cover of "(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" for the 2005 election coverage.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
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Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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