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Celebrities, politicians added to Gaddafi’s Facebook support group without consent


March 4th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A Facebook group supporting Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's regime, has reportedly signed on several eminent personalities from the world of politics, television, and films without their permission. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Booze will ‘kill 250K people over the next 20 yrs’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Health experts have warned that alcohol consumption will kill up to 250,000 extra people in England and Wales over the next 20 years.Figures from the Office for National ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Axed Oz opener Hughes takes off from cricket, heads for farm


February 12th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.12 (ANI): Ex-Australia opener Phil Hughes has decided to go off cricket for a couple of months and has headed to his family farm in northern New South Wales after being ... Read more...

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Middle-class women ‘more than twice as likely to drink heavily’


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Officials figures show that middle-class women in UK are more than twice as likely to drink heavily as those on lower incomes.Some 43 per cent of women whose ... Read more...

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Chappell denies ‘physical confrontation’ with Botham


December 12th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 12(ANI): Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell has denied that he was recently involved in a "physical confrontation" with Englishman Sir Ian Botham.Chappell's reaction follows reports that he and Botham had ... Read more...

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Ian Chappell, Botham renew their grudge in Adelaide Oval car park scuffle


December 7th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.7 (ANI): Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell and Englishmen Sir Ian Botham renewed a 30-year-old grudge, when they had to be separated after having a dispute in the car park outside ... Read more...

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Swann will be trump card in England’s Ashes victory: Botham


November 11th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 11 (ANI): England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham tipped the visitors to win the five-Test series against Australia by at least two matches, and said off-spinner Graeme Swann will be ... Read more...

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Flintoff, a match winner and entertainer par excellence: Benaud


September 19th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.19 (ANI): Former Australian cricket captain and well known commentator Richie Benaud has described retiring Andrew Flintoff as one of two Englishmen who were match winners and entertainers, and the only ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Spot fixing case: England veterans hope ICC is lenient with Mohammad Aamer


September 5th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.5 (ANI): Former England cricket captain Michael Atherton has said that there is an air of disbelief and shock in veteran cricketer circles about young Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer being ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Brit MPs brand new expenses system a “f***ing abortion”


August 26th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): MPs in Britain have branded their new expenses system a "f***ing abortion" and called officials "monkeys", reveal new documents.Expenses staff were reduced to tears by one woman MP, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Beefy’ Botham now has a wine label to his name


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham now has a wine named after him.Beefy was in Brighton recently to promote his Botham Merrill Willis (BMW) wines and Leukaemia and ... Read more...

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Finn should not get carried away by recent success: Benaud


May 30th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Richie Benaud has warned England fast bowler Steven Finn that he should not get carried away by his recent success as there are the Australians waiting ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ex-Scotland Yard chief to train Indian cops


March 29th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 29 (IANS) Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair is to co-direct a new training programme for senior Indian police officers.Blair, who stepped down in 2008 following ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scotland Yard admits racial discrimination in force


January 8th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 8 (ANI): In a bid to end a year-long boycott of Scotland Yard by the Black Police Association on the pretext of racial discrimination, Britain's biggest force has finally admitted ... Read more...

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How Thatcher avoided being guarded by 20 ‘karate ladies’ in Japan


December 30th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher rejected the offer of 20 "karate ladies" as bodyguards at an economic summit in Japan, as she didn't want to be singled ... Read more...

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Botham revisits site of Tsunami devastation in Sri Lanka


December 26th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 26 (ANI): Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham recently revisited Seenigama, near Galle in Sri Lanka, which faced the brunt of the December 26, 2004 Asian Tsunami that claimed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sir Ian Botham to take 13th super-walk to aid cancer research


November 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 11 (ANI): Cricket legend Ian Botham has launched his 25th anniversary hike to aid cancer research along with two brave children fighting leukaemia."If you want to know why I keep ... Read more...

Posted in World |

England has no chance of winning Ashes: Thompson


August 13th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Former pace legend Jeff Thompson has said that England has no chance of winning the Ashes, because Australia no longer fears Andrew Flintoff."Bringing Flintoff back for the final ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Botham defends anglers, brands TV presenter Jones `stupid and arrogant’


July 27th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has branded as "stupid and arrogant" a call by Griff Rhys Jones, the television presenter, for canoeists to "disturb as many fishermen ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kate Moss does wing-walking stunt at the big Virgin birthday bash


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Kate Moss gave a miss to the ramp and instead walked on the aircraft wing for the 25th anniversary bash of Virgin Atlantic.Virgin Atlantic boss Sir Richard Branson ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

British police may use China-like spy bugs for 2012 Olympics


June 7th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): A leaked Scotland Yard report has revealed that the British police may be planning to deploy Chinese-style surveillance tactics during the 2012 London Olympics.Among the "Big Brother" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sir Richard Branson polled Britain’’s Most Generous Celeb


March 4th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Sir Richard Branson has been named Britain''s most generous public figure in a new poll.According to the first Volunteering Index, the Virgin boss contributed most time to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Head hunting firm to consult Botham, 37 others before finalizing England coach


February 24th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Odgers Ray and Berndtson, an executive search company more used to filling positions in boardrooms than cricket dressing rooms, will consult 38 advisers including captain Andrew Strauss ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Top UK police officer tells `scruffy” staff to smarten up


February 11th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.11 (ANI): New Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson has told his 2,000-strong officers and staff to smarten up and get rid of their scruffy appearance. A Daily Telegraph report said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sir Paul Stephenson has no intention of being a celebrity cop


January 29th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Taking a thinly-veiled swipe at his predecessor, Sir Paul Stephenson took office as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police saying that he had no intention of being a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heather Mills, Amy Winehouse made Villains of 2008 list


December 21st, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartneys ex-wife Heather Mills and troubled pop star Amy Winehouse have made a new list of The Villains of 2008.The list was compiled by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suspended Brit Iranian police officer Dizaei to launch MET race claim


December 17th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.17 (ANI): Commander Ali Dizaei, the president of the National Black Police Association, will claim that former commissioner Sir Ian Blair and the Met''s chief executive Catherine Crawford colluded to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scotland Yard refuses to apologise to Brit Asian police officer, but pays him 300K pounds


November 26th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): Scotland Yard has refused to say sorry to Tarique Ghaffur, Britain''''s most senior Asian police officer, but agreed to pay him 300,000 pounds for dropping his race claim ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Black police chief: Ethnic officers still losing out


October 6th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.6 (ANI): Britain''s first black chief constable has claimed that ethnic minority officers have to work twice as hard as their white peers to gain recognition. According to The Independent, Mike ... Read more...

Posted in National |

London Mayor to launch inquiry into racism at the Met


October 6th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.6 (ANI): The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is reportedly considering launching an inquiry into claims of racism at the Metropolitan Police. The proposed inquiry follows allegations by ethnic minority officers ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UK police chiefs demand freedom from unwarranted political pressure


October 4th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.4 (ANI): Police chiefs in Britain are reported to have approached their superiors through the Association of Chief Police Officers, and told them to keep them free from unwarranted political ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Political storm over Ian Blair’s resignation as police chief


October 3rd, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Sir Ian Blair's resignation as London police chief has resulted in a political furore, with the home secretary blaming Mayor Boris Johnson for not following procedures while forcing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

George Michael apologizes to fans for screwing up again


September 22nd, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): English singer songwriter George Michael has issued an apology to fans for screwing up again after he was arrested for drug possession.Michael, who had been let off ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brit Muslim officer’’s suspension sinks race ties at Scotland Yard to a new low


September 20th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): The suspension of a senior British Muslim police commander on charges that he fabricated evidence in a case connected him, has resulted in race ties at Scotland Yard ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brit Iranian police chief suspended over misconduct allegations


September 19th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.19 (ANI): Controversial Scotland Yard police chief Ali Dizaei has been suspended over allegations of misconduct. Iranian-born Dizaei is being investigated over several separate claims, including one complaint about an ... Read more...

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