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More World Cup bid corruption claims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 30, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

More allegations of corruption during the bidding process to stage the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 have been made. The House of Commons Culture Media and Sport select committee has published previously unseen material submitted to it by the Sunday Times newspaper.  It draws on claims by senior sources that officials connected to England’s [...]

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Ferguson shooting officer quits

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 30, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 November 2014 Last updated at 04:57 Darren Wilson insists he acted in accordance with the law The white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in the US town of Ferguson has resigned, his lawyer says. Darren Wilson, who had been on administrative leave since the killing, told a newspaper he [...]

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Osborne to pledge extra £2bn for NHS

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 30, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 November 2014 Last updated at 02:38 Chancellor George Osborne is to announce an extra £2bn for the health service across the UK next year. Mr Osborne will use his Autumn Statement on Wednesday to announce the extra funding for frontline services. The government can pay for it because of the “growing” economy and its [...]

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Test delayed after Hughes death

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 29, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

The first Test between Australia and India has been delayed following the death of Phillip Hughes. The match in Brisbane was due to begin on Thursday, but will be rescheduled after it was announced that Hughes’s funeral will take place on Wednesday. The 25-year-old died after being struck on the neck by a bouncer. “We [...]

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Hosni Mubarak cleared in murder case

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 29, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 November 2014 Last updated at 09:08 Court drops case against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 uprising This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking [...]

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‘Up to 13,000 slaves’ working in UK

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 29, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 November 2014 Last updated at 08:31 There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests. Modern slavery victims are said to include women forced into prostitution, “imprisoned” domestic staff and workers in fields, factories and fishing boats. The figure [...]

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Safety inquiry after Hughes’s death

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 28, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

Cricket Australia will conduct an immediate investigation into player safety after Phillip Hughes’s death. The 25-year-old died on Thursday – two days after being struck on the neck during a domestic match in Australia. Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said: “Statistics say it’s clearly a freak incident, but one freak incident is one too [...]

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Police attend ‘Black Friday’ crowds

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 28, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 November 2014 Last updated at 09:12 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A Tesco shop in Trafford, Greater Manchester, closed shortly after footage was filmed showing disruption as people queued Police have been called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for “Black Friday” offers. Greater Manchester [...]

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PM to outline migrant benefit curbs

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 28, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 November 2014 Last updated at 09:12 Mr Cameron said in 2011 that he wanted to bring immigration down to 1990s levels The prime minister will set out plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants from the EU in a speech shortly. David Cameron will say EU migrants should have to wait at least four [...]

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East Coast rail winner announced

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 27, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 November 2014 Last updated at 08:54 The East Coast franchise has been in public hands since 2009 A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin has won the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route. The firms promised to invest £140m in the route over eight years, and will pay the government [...]

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