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Churchill’s funeral anniversary marked

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 January 2015 Last updated at 22:10 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Duncan Kennedy reports as the Havengore recreates its Thames journey A day of events has been held in London to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral. The boat that carried the former prime minister’s coffin along [...]

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Burglars jailed for lecturer attack

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 January 2015 Last updated at 15:35 Pawel Honc, Mariusz Tomaszewski, Oskar Pawlowicz, and Dawid Tychon took part in the raid at Paul Kohler’s home Four burglars who took part in a violent raid which left a lecturer “unrecognisable” have been jailed. Paul Kohler, 55, needed facial reconstruction surgery after the attack in Kings Road, [...]

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Churches oppose three-person babies

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 January 2015 Last updated at 18:26 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Rev Dr Brendan McCarthy: “This is such a big change in the ethical and moral landscape” Senior church figures have called on the UK government to block the creation of babies from three people. The Church of England and [...]

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Russian planes ‘disrupted UK aviation’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 January 2015 Last updated at 19:18 Two Russian Tu-95 Bear H aircraft were “escorted” by RAF jets (file photo) Russian military planes flying near UK airspace caused “disruption to civil aviation” on Wednesday, the Foreign Office has said. It said the two Russian planes did not enter UK airspace, but the manoeuvres were “part [...]

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Snow brings disruption to travellers

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 January 2015 Last updated at 17:30 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Flights were suspended at Manchester Airport as Joanna Gosling reports Snowstorms have brought travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports. Passengers were stranded at Manchester Airport after snow forced it to close both [...]

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School tables branded a ‘nonsense’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 January 2015 Last updated at 18:00 By Hannah Richardson and Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporters The Department for Education says it is making GCSEs more rigorous The government is facing criticism its school league tables are a “nonsense”, after steps to make exams more rigorous led to more failing schools. The number of [...]

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Tesco recalls ‘foul smelling’ drink

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 January 2015 Last updated at 22:33 Customers complained the Tesco own-brand apple and blackcurrant squash “smelt horrendous” Tesco has recalled its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after consumers complained of a “foul smell” and of feeling ill. The supermarket withdrew its own-brand “No Added Sugar Double Concentrate Apple and Blackcurrant” squash. But angry customers [...]

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Juror doubt at serial killer verdict

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 January 2015 Last updated at 17:00 By James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer tells the BBC he now believes Colin Norris is innocent The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer has told [...]

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Care spend ‘cut by fifth in decade’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 January 2015 Last updated at 12:53 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Peggy Brydon: “You cannot sort of stand there and say ‘help, help’… You’ve got to do it yourself.” Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth [...]

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H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 January 2015 Last updated at 21:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Helen Macdonald: “I’m absolutely thrilled, and surprised and bemused” Helen Macdonald’s memoir H is for Hawk has been named Costa Book of the Year. The book is the author’s personal account of training a goshawk as a way of [...]

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