Month: November 2014

Net migration to Britain has risen above levels seen when the coalition Government came to power, according to official figures, further undermining ministers’ attempts to control the politically contentious issue.  Official figures this morning showed net migration rose to 260,000 in the 12 months to June, compared with 182,000 the previous year.  The data, which […]

A report released yesterday by the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) found that Fusilier Lee Rigby’s brutal murder in Woolwich could not have been prevented, despite a series of missed opportunities. However, that hasn’t stopped the family of Rigby, and several others from pointing fingers at both the security companies, and Facebook for their […]

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby has come under intense media scrutiny as former supermodel Janice Dickinson claims she was raped by Cosby in 1982. Mr Cosby has strongly denied previous accusations against him, which his lawyer described as “preposterous” and “bizarre”.  But last weekend, the 77-year-old comedian faced fresh allegations from a woman who says […]

Wild birds across the UK are now at threat from bird flu after an outbreak at a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire.  British officials said they were investigating a case of the H5 bird flu virus, but noted it’s not the more dangerous H5N1 strain. They said all 6,000 ducks at a breeding farm in […]

Qatar has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup after a FIFA investigation.  Ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert’s verdict on the investigation into the murky World Cup bids in 2018 and 2022 concludes that Qatar did not do anything that warranted taking the tournament away from them. However, England and its FA has been severely […]