Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK.
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Friday 01 July 2011
The pub chain JD Wetherspoon is creating 650 jobs in a £20m expansion involving 14 new pubs. The additional outlets, which are due to open in the next month, will take the chain to 822 pubs.
Friday 03 June 2011
Detectives have arrested a second man over a high street bank bomb alert which sparked a three-hour stand-off with armed police.
Monday 23 May 2011
Prosecutors have dropped a common assault case against the founder of the English Defence League (EDL), a court official said today.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
"Why would you come here to do a speech on immigration?" asked 24-year-old Stacey Thornton, wheeling her son's pushchair through Romsey town square past a statue of Lord Palmerston – a man whose preferred method of dealing with trouble in the colonies was to park a gunboat off their shoreline by way of warning.
Saturday 09 April 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
The next generation of Vauxhall's Vivaro van is to be built at its Luton factory, safeguarding the plant and over 1,000 jobs, it was announced tonight
Monday 14 March 2011
A 30-year-old man arrested in connection with the Stockholm suicide bombing has been charged with terrorism offences, Strathclyde Police said today.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Police have been given more time to question a man arrested in connection with the Stockholm suicide bombing.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Friday 04 March 2011
The long inquest into London's worst terrorist attack ended yesterday with a plea for plain English and the debunking of some of the myths that have grown up around the bombings.
Thursday 03 March 2011
The coroner in charge of the 7/7 inquests criticised emergency services bosses today for using too much jargon.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
Ben Elton probably thought he'd escaped the sneers of anyone who has seen We Will Rock You, and plenty of people who haven't, when he fled Down Under two years ago to set up home in Fremantle with his Australian wife, Sophie. Sadly, that dream has died with the demise of his new comedy sketch show, Ben Elton: Live From Planet Earth, after a mere three episodes. However, I'd imagine that before the allegedly execrable programme ever reached the screen, Elton had ruffled some feathers by suggesting that what he'd "actually love to do is an all-Aussie sitcom. We do great drama in this country," he told an interviewer before the doomed launch of Live From Planet Earth, "but we haven't done a sitcom for a long time... You would have to look as far back as Mother and Son [which ended in 1994] as the last good one." One wonders what the creators of, say, critically acclaimed comedies Kath & Kim (2002-2008) and Summer Heights High (2007), made of Elton's short-lived attempt to enhance their nation's laughter industry.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Michael Gove suffered an embarrassing defeat in the High Court yesterday over his decision to scrap much of the previous Government's school building programme.
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