August 22, 2019

Giant lake beneath Jupiter moon Europa

Scientists have found strong evidence of large bodies of water just beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Analysis of the moon's surface suggests plumes of warmer water well up beneath its icy shell, melting and fracturing the outer layers. The results, published in the journal … [Read more...]

Father and daughter among dead in UK horror crash

A father and daughter travelling together on the M5 motorway were revealed yesterday to have been among the victims of the United Kingdoms worst road accident for 20 years. Michael Barton and his daughter Margaret were named by friends who confirmed that a second daughter, Emma, was critically … [Read more...]

William and Kate choose Kensington Palace for home

William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to take the former home of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, as their permanent London residence. St James's Palace said the couple had chosen an apartment in Kensington Palace to be their base in the city. However, … [Read more...]

Harry Redknapp has heart surgery

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has undergone heart surgery, a procedure preventing the 64-year-old Englishman from traveling to Russia for a Europa football League match today. A spokesperson for The English Premier League side said overnight that after successfully having two stents … [Read more...]

Amy Winehouse death caused by excess alcohol – Coroner report

Amy Winehouse's death at her home in Camden, North London on 23 July was the result of the singer drinking too much alcohol, a coroner has said. A verdict of misadventure was recorded into the 27-year-old's death after an inquest heard she was more than five times the drink-drive limit. St Pancras … [Read more...]

Cameron fends of backbench revolt over EU pullout

UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has had a rather verbally violent week. Having just returned from an EU summit where he had a massive row with the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, Cameron is now facing a backbench revolt from Conservatives who want a referendum on pulling out of the European … [Read more...]

Violence as police clear UK traveller site

Police in riot gear have moved in to clear Britain's biggest illegal travellers' site, using tasers against iron-bar wielding protesters who bombarded them with rocks and urine. Officers broke down fences at the rear of the Dale Farm site in Essex while bailiffs began to smash low-rise brick … [Read more...]

Pensioner sex workshop cancelled due to lack of interest

An event organized in Portsmounth, UK to educate its older residents in the art of safe sex has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The "Generation Sex" workshop was part of an annual over-60s festival in the southern English city of Portsmouth and billed as a "frank, fun and factual" way … [Read more...]

Big venomous spider nest found in Buckinghamshire

A large nest of a biting venomous spider has been found in a Buckinghamshire garden and council officers have warned residents to be on the alert for more. Milton Keynes pest controllers have dealt with the nest of a false widow spider (don't think it ended well for the spiders) but believe there … [Read more...]

Pub landlady wins Premier League TV case

A pub landlady in the United Kingdom has won the latest stage of her fight to air Premier League football matches using a foreign TV decoder. Karen Murphy had to pay nearly £8,000 in fines and costs for using a cheaper Greek decoder in her Portsmouth pub to bypass controls over match … [Read more...]

Girls sentenced over murder plot against their grandfather

Two girls have been sentenced for their part in a plot to kill their 89-year-old grandfather in order to inherit his money. The man was attacked by his adopted daughter, 49, her daughters aged 16 and 14, her son, 19, and his girlfriend, 17, near Winchester. At Winchester Crown Court, the … [Read more...]

Rio Ferdinand loses privacy action against Sunday Mirror

Manchester United football star Rio Ferdinand has lost his High Court privacy action over a story in the Sunday Mirror about an alleged affair with Carly Storey. The Manchester United player was seeking substantial damages from MGN Ltd for misuse of private information. The case was over an … [Read more...]

BAE cuts 3,000 jobs in UK

Nearly 3,000 jobs are planned to be cut by British arms manufacturer BAE Systems in a restructuring plan designed to help the company perform more "efficiently". The three worst hit plants are; Brough in East Yorkshire which will lose 900 jobs, Warton in Lancashire will lose 822 jobs and … [Read more...]

Rescue bid to save trapped coal miners in Wales

Rescuers say they are "hopeful and optimistic" that four miners trapped 90m underground in the Gleision Colliery in Wales will be freed. The men have been trapped by water at Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley since Thursday morning. No contact has yet been … [Read more...]

Rebecca Leighton cleared of murder allegations

British nurse Rebecca Leighton who spent six weeks in custody after being charged in relation to the death of a number of patients through contaminated saline. Proceedings against Rebecca Leighton, 27, were discontinued on Friday as the probe into the tampering of medical products at Stepping … [Read more...]