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Wednesday 28 July 2010
A man accused of pelting Baroness Warsi with eggs will appear in court today.
Friday 23 July 2010
A major getaway for the summer holidays began today but hundreds of air passengers faced delays at Luton airport following the arrest of a man in a security incident.
Monday 19 July 2010
Around 16,000 Britons were abroad when the specialist in travel to Turkey and Greece went into administration on Friday, while a further 2,000 were scheduled to fly from the UK this weekend. As the school holiday season gets under way, it is estimated 50,000 people booked to travel with Goldtrail could be affected over the summer.
Friday 18 June 2010
There was J S Bach the Elder and his nephew, the Younger. There was Johann Strauss 1 and the more talented II. Now a new Lloyd Webber is abroad. Nick Webber, 30, son of the great man, former pop group wrangler and jingle composer, has gone legit. He's doing the music for the RSC's new touring production of The Tempest, orchestra, brass, woodwinds, the whole shebang. His papa must be proud. But what do we find Nick telling an interviewer in The Stage? "Instead of the traditional masque, we've done a sort of nightmare wedding as a mini-operetta in four minutes. It's very funny, and ends up as a chaotic, awfully choreographed piece of music and dance, which is my little nod, shall we say, to a certain legacy of mine." Thanks a lot, kid.
Thursday 20 May 2010
Sectioned began with a broadcaster's Get-out-of-Jail-Free card. "All the patients appearing in this film were constantly monitored by their healthcare team," it said, "who considered them mentally well enough to take part." We're not exploiting them, in other words. And then, just in case you might still have doubts about the ethical probity of the enterprise, all three of the men who appeared in the film were shown giving their permission orally, on camera. Which still didn't entirely resolve the doubts, to be honest. Given that Richard believes the gods have told him to commit suicide on Christmas Day on the grounds that he'll be able to go to Hell, get a spiritual top-up and then commence his training as King of England, you couldn't help but feel that his capacity to sign any kind of consent form might be a touch impaired. The other two patients – Andrew, a former NHS consultant who'd been compulsorily admitted after leading three police cars in a high-speed chase, and Anthony, who has paranoid schizophrenia – both appeared more rational, but still raised the issue of whether permission granted during a period of lucidity could extend, weeks later, to a moment of greater vulnerability.
Monday 17 May 2010
A man has been charged with a public order offence after Baroness Warsi was pelted with eggs in the street, police said today.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
A burka-clad knifeman has struck a third travel agent in less than a year, police said today.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A woman appeared in court today charged with the murder of a faith healer who promised his clients he could solve their problems by sacrificing a camel.
Monday 10 May 2010
A former teacher at a special school, due to go on trial accused of sexually abusing five boys, has been found dead at his home in Devon, police confirmed.
Monday 26 April 2010
The torture and death of a man whose headless body was dumped in a lake was branded "depraved" by a judge today as he sentenced six members of the same family.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Friday 23 April 2010
Five members of a family were convicted today over the death of a man whose headless corpse was found in a lake.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
A "Good Samaritan" risked his life to rescue a toddler from a burning car.
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg tonight said he would offer a "manifesto you can trust" as he dismissed David Cameron's plans for government.
Monday 12 April 2010
An 80-year-old man today denied trying to rape a 92-year-old woman, a court official said.
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