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Britain's Queen gets web-savvy as she launches 'Royal Channel' on YouTube

Every Christmas Day at 3pm she is the queen of the airwaves. But this year, Elizabeth II will reign over the Internet as well. At the same time as her Christmas message is broadcast on television and radio, it will be posted on the videosharing we...

Pirates strike on River Mersey, Liverpool

TOM WELLS The Sun 23.12.2007
Pirates strike on River Mersey, Liverpool

BRITAIN has suffered its first PIRATE attack in nearly 200 years — on the Mersey in Liverpool. A cargo ship was boarded by two Scousers disguised as deck hands. But they left with nothing after crew rumbled the pair and chased them off.


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Tony Blair's conversion to Catholicism has been criticised by commentators who argue his views as PM were at odds with church teachings. The move comes after years of speculation that Mr Blair, whose wife Cherie and four children are Catholic, wou...

Mohammed now second most popular boys' name in Britain

For the last 13 years Jack has been the most popular boys' name in the land. But in multicultural Britain children named after the Muslim prophet Mohammed come a close second.


British drivers who use mobile phones face jail

David Millward, Christopher Hope Telegraph 20.12.2007
Police now check mobile phone records after road collisions to see if the driver was making a call

Motorists caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving could be jailed for two years under tough new guidelines issued today by prosecutors. Drivers who adjust sat-navs, tinker with MP3 music players such as iPods or send text messages at t...

Porter in row over crucifix

Neal Keeling Manchester Evening News 14.12.2007
Photo: BBC News

A HOSPITAL porter has been suspended after a row over a crucifix being covered up in a prayer room. The male porter had allegedly gone to use the room, which is available to visitors and staff of all faiths, at the Royal Manchester Children's Hosp...


The new face of Britain? Flag poll results

Matthew Moore Telegraph 11.12.2007
The new face of Britain? Flag poll results

When Ian Lucas, a Welsh Labour MP, suggested the Union flag be redrawn to incorporate the Welsh dragon, he could not have imagined that this would be the "popular" choice.

John Darwin (L) leaves Hartlepool police station after appearing at Hartlepool Magistrates court in Hartlepool on December 7, 2007. Darwin was charged by police on Saturday with obtaining money by deception and making a false declaration.

LONDON - A man who had been declared dead after a canoeing accident but in fact survived hid in his home for three years before his arrest this week, his wife told British newspapers Saturday. The man faked his death as a way to solve financial pr...


Gordon Brown: Happy Xmas, your war is over!

DAVID WOODING The Sun 10.12.2007
Stirring festive message ... Gordon Brown

GORDON Brown yesterday delivered a stirring festive message to Our Boys in Iraq: “Happy Christmas – war is over.” The PM was cheered as he praised UK troops and revealed combat operations in Basra will end “within two weeks”.

British leaders at a loss to explain missing data

LONDON -- The British government was reeling under a political firestorm Wednesday brought on by revelations that the personal identity and banking details of 25 million Britons had been lost in the government's internal mail system.


A well-wisher lays a flower for the late Princess Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace in London, 31 August 2007. EPA/ANDY RAIN

French medical staff "squandered" vital time that could have saved Diana, Princess of Wales, the inquest into her death heard. Professor Thomas Treasure, a leading British surgeon, said a "window of opportunity" may have existed to get the Princes...

Speaking out: Archbishop Dr John Sentamu

A unique alliance of senior politicians and churchmen will tomorrow make a historic stand against an attempt by the Government to "drive the last nail in the coffin of the traditional family". MPs and peers from all parties, backed by both Anglica...


Doctors’ revolt at anti-white bias

ONE of Britain’s most eminent consultants has claimed white male doctors are being denied bonuses because of politically correct “reverse discrimination” by the National Health Service.

Sophie was diagnosed with cancer in June 2006

A nine-year-old girl who began an internet blog after being diagnosed with leukaemia has received death threats on her online diary. Messages have been posted on Sophie Foxley's website threatening to set her house on fire and murder her.


Kate and Gerry McCann

The parents of Madeleine McCann were threatened with private prosecution yesterday for alleged child neglect. Retired solicitor Anthony Bennett, 60, said Kate and Gerry had admitted leaving their three children unattended in Portugal.

Mr Gaubert said he suffered severe post-traumatic stress

A man who had gone into a diabetic coma on a bus in Leeds was shot twice with a Taser gun by police who feared he may have been a security threat. Nicholas Gaubert has described how the incident happened in July 2005, just a week before the fatal ...


Abu Hamza is accused of involvement in the kidnap of 16 tourists by Islamic radicals in Yemen in 1998

The radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US on terror charges, a court has ruled. Hamza had argued that he would be separated from his family and suffer in a high-security supermax prison in Colorado if he were jailed for terro...

OPINION: The Union of England and Scotland is over

Pity, for a moment, the most interesting man in the world, Alistair Darling. Last Friday he had an impossible mission, and I apologise in advance for teasing him about it. The Chancellor of the Exchequer went to Stirling University in his - and mu...


Debbie Brewer caught cancer from hugging her father

A Devon woman who developed an incurable asbestos-related cancer from hugging her father as a child has won her claim for damages. The Ministry of Defence (MoD), which owned Devonport Dockyard when Debbie Brewer's father worked there in the 1960s,...

In 2003 tanks were deployed to Heathrow Airport because of a suspected plot to shoot down an airliner

Train passengers face routine airline-style bag checks and body searches as part of a new counter-terror crackdown announced by Gordon Brown. He conjured up visions of ''Fortress Britain" as he unveiled a succession of security measures at airport...



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