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Blair chances of EU presidency are slim

October 30, 2009

Tony Blair's dream of accessing to the top spot of the European Council is fading quickly following the failure of his backers to ensure the support of other EU leaders. Prime Minister Gordon Brown had deemed Blair an excellent candidate in a comment made earlier, but he’s said to be less ...

West Midlands Police warned of slippery leaves

October 30, 2009

Police officials have described as silly a health and safety statement that cautions them about slippery leaves and bright sunlight. The safety recommendations are part of a West Midlands campaign which wants to prevent slips and falls. Highly trained police officers have been informed by their superiors that they should watch out ...

Cockroaches And Flies Found In London KFC

October 30, 2009

Fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken is being sued after mice, cockroaches and flies have been found by environmental health inspectors at one of its most popular restaurants in Britain. Authorities have claimed that, during a regular health inspection visit at the outlet on Coventry Street, central London, a cockroach ran ...

X Factor House Road Closes

October 30, 2009

The street adjacent to the house where X Factor contestants are currently occupying has been overrun with young fans and because of safety concerns, is being shut off. In the hope of spotting one of their idols, swarms of teenagers have been waiting outside the house where the ITV show finalists ...

British Kids Hooked On Black Market Cigarettes

October 29, 2009

A recent study has demonstrated that British children are developing an addiction to smoking because of the availability of illegal cigarettes offered through "tab houses". Officials at the Trading Standards said 30% of young people have admitted purchasing inexpensive and illicit tobacco products, most of which has been illegally introduced in ...

Postal strike hits mail centres

October 29, 2009

Scotland's mail distribution centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are scheduled to be affected by the latest strike action in the postal dispute. A Royal Mail spokesperson said post collections in these Scottish cities would also be disrupted. She added that elsewhere, collections would be affected on Saturday when delivery staff take ...

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Yves Saint Laurent beats Michael Jackson in posthumous earnings

October 29, 2009

Michael Jackson is now the third person of the year's highest-earning dead celebrities, after Yves Saint Laurent, fashion designer, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, the musical team who authored The Sound of Music.  Since his death last June, the King of Pop has made $90 million, according to Forbes magazine. The number ...

Busy Week In Court For Footballers

October 29, 2009

Footballer Marlon King has denied attacking a woman after he got rejected by bar patrons. The woman was left with a broken nose and covered in blood after the assault in a central London club. Southwark Crown Court was told by the Wigan Athletic striker that the allegations were untrue. The 29-year-old father-of-three ...

No Black Medical Staff for A Woman Giving Birth

October 29, 2009

Officials at a Buckinghamshire hospital have initiated an inquiry after a young woman who was in labour allegedly complained about the non-white medical staff present in the delivery room. The white woman who remains nameless, who had to go through a Caesarean section procedure, was denied the request by the management ...

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