October 21, 2017

Pocket Drones issued to UK Soldiers

British soldiers in Afghanistan have been issued with tiny surveillance drones that can fit into the palm of a hand. The Black Hornet Nano is designed in Norway and weighs around 16 grams. The 10-centimetre long helicopter is fitted with a tiny camera which relays video and still images to a … [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...]

Assange loses extradition appeal

WikiLeaks founder, Julain Assange has lost his High Court battle to avoid extradition to Sweden but looks set to make a final appeal to Britain's Supreme Court to avoid facing allegations of sexual assault against two women. Assange, 40, looks increasingly likely to be spending some time in … [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...]

Colonel Gaddafi killed in Sirte fighting

Libya's former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after his convoy tried to fight its way out of his birth city of Sirte. The circumstances of his death are not yet clear. Fighters loyal to the National Transitional Council (NTC) said they found him hiding in a hole, and shot him … [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...]

Amanda Knox murder conviction appeal successful

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have seen their convictions overturned for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, in 2007. They had appealed on the grounds that the DNA evidence useed to convict them was flawed. The verdict was reached by a jury of eight, comprising … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Cameron orders inquiry into Libyan rendition allegations

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that allegations that MI6 was involved in the rendition of Libyan terror suspects should be examined by an independent inquiry. When a regime like the Gaddafi's falls in a hurry it does not allow time for secrets to be disposed of. Hence the discovery of … [Read more...]