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  • 12-year-old boy killed by bus on Wearside

    November 22, 2013 6:16 PM 71

    - last updated Fri 22 Nov 2013 Police on Wearside say they received a report at 3.27 pm on Friday, November 22, that a child had been struck by a bus at Ryhope Street South in Sunderland, near to ASDA. Emergency services attended but the local boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Chief Inspector George Maratty said: "This is a deeply tragic incident

  • Treasury Investigation Launched

    November 22, 2013 5:37 PM 72

    The Treasury announces an independent probe into the near-collapse of the Co-op Bank, after the arrest of its former chairman. Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans for an independent inquiry into the Co-operative Bank's near downfall, as its former chairman is held by police. The review uses new powers under the Financial Services Act and follows

  • Prince William Cooks With Homeless Youth, Helps Open Swimming Facility—See the Pics!

    November 22, 2013 5:21 PM 81

    Prince William is in the middle of making not one, not two, but three different appearances in Northern England today, Nov. 22. As patron of Centrepoint, the Duke of Cambridge first visited the Centrepoint's homeless youth charity center in Sunderland, which houses homeless individuals under the age of 25 and provides training to help young people overcome

  • UK Treasury orders independent inquiry into Co-op Bank

    November 22, 2013 4:57 PM 60

    LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne ordered an independent inquiry into Co-op Bank on Friday, with regulators also considering enforcement action against the lender. The investigation has been jointly agreed with the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority, the Treasury said in a statement on Friday. "It will be led by an independent

  • John F. Kennedy’s granddaughter pays respects at memorial ceremony in Britain 

    November 22, 2013 3:02 PM 96

    Caroline Kennedy’s daughter, Tatiana Schlossberg, represented the family at a memorial site in Runnymede Meadow, Berkshire. Friday is the 50th anniversary of her grandfather's assassination in Dallas. John F. Kennedy’s granddaughter honored his memory during an intimate ceremony in Britain on Friday. Caroline Kennedy’s daughter, 23-year-old Tatiana Schlossberg

  • Glynis Solmaz murder: Alexandros Wetherill jailed for life

    November 22, 2013 12:47 PM 68

    A man has been jailed for life with a minimum 25 years for the murder of a Wrexham woman during a burglary. Alexandros Wetherill, 24, of Wrexham, was convicted of killing Glynis Solmaz, 65, by a majority verdict after a retrial at Mold Crown Court on Thursday, and sentenced on Friday. Three other men were also jailed after they pleaded guilty to conspiring

  • EU Referendum Bill: What next?

    November 22, 2013 11:31 AM 78

    It's day two of the Report Stage debate in the Commons on James Wharton's European Union (Referendum) Bill, which would allow a vote on the UK's membership in 2017. Labour's Mike Gapes, who seems to be enjoying himself rather a lot as he speaks to the many amendments he has put down, announced early on that he has signed a couple of other amendments

  • And then there were 13: Orkney cheddar granted protected status by EU

    November 22, 2013 11:00 AM 81

    Like Stornoway black pudding and Arbroath smokies, the cheese now has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status which assures consumers they are buying a genuine product. Ten other Scottish food products have PGI status: Shetland lamb, Orkney beef, Orkney lamb, Scottish farmed salmon, Scottish wild salmon, Scotch lamb, Scotch beef, native Shetland

  • Prisons privatisation cancelled amid Serco probe

    November 22, 2013 10:47 AM 67

    Plans to privatise three prisons have been cancelled because of an ongoing investigation into the leading bidder. The justice secretary said the prison service would remain in charge at Hatfield, Lindholme and Moorland, all in South Yorkshire, while allegations against Serco remained outstanding. The contractor is accused of over-charging the government

  • UK jihadi fighting for al-Qaeda linked group in Syria

    November 22, 2013 10:26 AM 74

    20 November 2013 Last updated at 22:31 GMT A British man in Syria has told the BBC he is fighting for a group linked to al-Qaeda. Ifthekar Jaman, 23, from Southsea, Hampshire, told Newsnight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) was engaged in a jihad to establish a state based on Islamic religious law. "I am ISIS. This is the group I am with. We are trying