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Doctor denies injecting Michael Jackson with painkillers

June 30, 2009

www.michaeljackson.com A spokesman for the doctor treating Michael Jackson is dismissing rumours that he injected the pop star with painkillers shortly before his death as “absolutely false.” The lawyer representing Dr Conrad Murray said that he had not administered or prescribed opiates to be administered before Jackson’s sudden death, asserting: “There was ...

Andy Murray eyes Wimbledon quarter finals

June 29, 2009

www.wimbledon.org Andy Murray, the tennis world’s number three, has said that he feels ready to move up his playing another notch as Wimbledon heads into its second week. Following what seemed to be an easy win over Viktor Troicki, Murray will face Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday on centre court – in the ...

Michael Schumacher revealed as Top Gear Stig

June 26, 2009

www.topgear.com On Sunday’s opening episode of the 13th season of the BBC’s Top Gear, Michael Schumacher was revealed to be the Stig, the show’s undercover test driver. In an interview with presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the audience persuaded Schumacher to remove his helmet. Clarkson swapped jokes with the seven-time world champion, delighting the ...

Broderick and Parker have new twin daughters

June 25, 2009

www.sexandthecitymovie.com Sarah Jessica Parker, star of Sex and the City, and her husband, Matthew Broderick have announced that they are the proud parents of twin girls. According to publicist Simon Halls, the babies were delivered by a surrogate mother. Born on Monday at a hospital in Ohio, Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick weighed ...

Beckham awarded damages over tabloid allegations

June 24, 2009

www.davidbeckham.com David Beckham was awarded an undisclosed, but reportedly substantial, sum in libel damages over a claim by a newspaper that he had “made a play” for model Mariann Fogarasy. The 34-year-old football star did not appear at London's High Court when the settlement was announced. His case was lodged against Express ...

John Bercow elected 157th Commons Speaker

June 23, 2009

www.parliament.uk A one-time hardline Conservative transformed into a social liberal, John Bercow has been elected the 157th Commons Speaker, claiming he was the candidate best equipped to introduce change following the recent expenses scandal that has shamed Westminster. The MP for Buckingham and the first Jew to be elected to the prestigious ...

Murray sees Wimbledon prospects brighten as Nadal withdraws

June 22, 2009

www.wimbledon.org Britain’s dream of having one of its own win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon has been given a boost when it was learned on Friday that Rafael Nadal, the reigning champion, had withdrawn from the tournament. No Briton has won the men’s title in 73 years, and it appears ...

Pets accompanying Britons on holiday in record numbers

June 19, 2009

www.defra.gov.uk Britons in increasing numbers are making plans to take their pets on holiday with them this year, according to figures recently released. The UK government’s current Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) makes it possible for pets to be brought back into the country without being quarantined for six months. A major hotel chain, ...

Staycation trend benefits Scotland tourism industry

June 18, 2009

www.visitscotland.com Tourism operators in Scotland have seen a rise in visitor numbers over the past two months. In particular, popular attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace and New Lanark World Heritage Site are reporting higher numbers of visitors for April and May than for the same months last year – with ...

Palin accepts apology from Letterman over tasteless joke

June 17, 2009

lateshow.cbs.com Alaska’s governor Sarah Palin accepted the apology finally issued by late-night TV talk show host David Letterman on Tuesday over a sexually-charged joke that involved her teenage daughters. The apology was not sufficient, however, to put an end to the protests held outside Letterman’s studio in New York. Palin said in ...

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