August 23, 2019

Taliban win Wally’s of the week award

Yes that is right folks, the Taliban have scooped the major prize at the international wally of the week awards by claiming that Malala Yousufza the 14 year-old school girl they tried to execute deserved to die. Her crimes were numerous. We have already heard about her campaign for girls to be … [Read more...]

WWII Treasure ship found

A shipwreck off the coast of Ireland containing 200 tonnes of silver worth about $250m has been found in the Atlantic making it the largest haul of precious metal ever discovered at sea. US exploration firm Odyssey Marine, found the wreck of the SS Gairsoppa, a British cargo ship, sunk by a … [Read more...]

Piers Morgan under pressure over phone hacking allegations

British journalist Piers Morgan, now carving out a lucrative career in the United States as a celebrity interviewer for CNN is under increasing pressure to return to Britain to explain what he knows about the country's phone hacking scandal. The heat was turned up on Morgan, 46, when Heather … [Read more...]

Prince Andrew quits trade job

Britain's Prince Andrew is quitting his post as a UK trade envoy, only four months after coming under fire for his links to a US sex offender. Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's second son, has been facing pressure to step down as a British trade envoy because of a string of unfortunate … [Read more...]

“Party Girl” nurse arrested after hospital deaths

British detectives have arrested 26-year-old nurse, Rebecca Leighton on suspicion of murder over the deaths of three hospital patients given insulin-contaminated saline solution. Rebecca Leighton worked at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, where police were alerted last week to a batch of … [Read more...]

Amy Winehouse cancels European tour dates after Serbia meltdown

British singer Amy Winehouse has cancelled shows in Instanbul and Athens after getting booed in Belgrade for appearing to be too drunk to perform. A spokesman said Ms Winehouse would like to apologise to fans, but "feels that this is the right thing to do". Her spokesman added that Ms … [Read more...]

Emily Longley investigation follows drug leads

British police investigating the sudden death of Kiwi teenager Emily Longley in Bournemouth have been able to "piece together" the final moments leading up to her death. They are closely following lines of inquiry around Longley's possible drug taking on the night she died. The 17 year-old … [Read more...]

Arrests made in Emily Longley investigation

British police investigating the suspicious death of Kiwi teen, Emily Longley have arrested her on-off boyfriend Elliot Turner 19, and another 17 year old male. Emily spent time with the two youths, the day before she died, but their arrest is said to not be directly related to her death. Emily's … [Read more...]

Boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper dies aged 76

British heavyweight boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper has died aged 76, at his son's house in Oxted, Surrey. Cooper was a former English, Commonwealth and European champion, but he is most remembered for knocking down Cassius Clay (Mohammad Ali) at a bout at Wembley in 1963. He floored the … [Read more...]

Pippa Middleton shines on Catherines big day

It might have been all about Catherine Middleton and Prince William, but at the royal wedding another star was born in her own right. Pippa Middleton, the 27 year-old younger sister of Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, shone brightly as the matron of honour in support of her … [Read more...]

William and Kate ‘split’ on royal wedding stamp

The leader of the Pacific nation of Niue has defended stamps issued there to mark Britain's royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. The stamps have a perforated line that splits the happy smiling couple in two. Prince William's stamp is NZ$3.40 and Kate Middleton's is cheaper at … [Read more...]

Andy Murray shown US Tennis Open door by Wawrinka

Britains self-inflicted agony over not having a home grown Grand-Slam Tennis champion since the dinosaurs continued at the US Tennis Open today when Andy Murray defeated himself, but Stanislas Wawrinka got the credit. Fourth seeded Murray was expected to reach the semi-finals at least this time … [Read more...]