August 2, 2009 |
The British government says an illegal immigrant sneaked into the country by smuggling himself aboard a bus full of border agents. Britain's Home Office says the man hid in the small space between the bus' chassis and its fuel tank as it traveled through the Channel Tunnel from the French town of Coquelles to the British coastal city of Dover. The Daily Mail newspaper reported that the bus was carrying at least 20 Border Agency staff members, whose job it is to keep illegal immigrants out. The newspaper reported that the man was spotted dropping from the bus to the road, but ran away before he could be caught.
October 12, 2005 |
Yoko Ono, who has feuded with Paul McCartney in the past, appeared to take another dig at him this week while picking up an award on behalf of her late husband, John Lennon. Accepting the special trophy at the Q Awards in London, Ono said Lennon had sometimes felt insecure about his songs, asking why "they always cover Paul's songs and never mine." "I said, 'You're a good songwriter; it's not June with spoon that you write.
April 7, 1988 |
One of the British women released from a hijacked Kuwaiti airliner in Iran said Wednesday that conditions on the plane, seized by Arabic-speaking gunmen on a flight from Thailand to Kuwait, are appalling. The Daily Mail newspaper talked by phone to some of the 24 women, including 10 Britons, who were released by the hijackers early Wednesday. The women were in Mashhad, in northeastern Iran, but Kuwait Airways said it plans to evacuate them to Kuwait.
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March 7, 2007 |
Ian Wooldridge, 75, one of the most influential and popular British sports journalists of his generation, died Sunday in a London hospital after a long illness, the Daily Mail newspaper reported. "He was writing his incomparable column to the end, often in considerable discomfort," the paper said. He was reported to have been battling cancer.
October 4, 1990 |
Three Britons and two Frenchman escaped from Iraq by small boat in a daring 25-hour voyage, British diplomats and Saudi officials said today. It was the first report of Western men escaping in six weeks. Guided only by a small compass and provisioned with cheese, bread, vodka and whiskey, the men were concealed by a rare mist that arose as they drifted in high seas.
April 28, 1986 |
A day before the funeral for the Duchess of Windsor, the Daily Mail newspaper today began printing secret love letters of the duke and duchess that it said will put their "romance of the century" into new perspective. "I hide my face but send you all love," the twice-divorced Wallis Warfield Simpson wrote in one letter to King Edward VIII, who would soon abdicate in 1936 for the woman he loved.
December 29, 2010 |
The British media is abuzz with news that a triplet was born 11 years after her twin sisters. It seems that, in the age of frozen embryos, all is possible. The Daily Mail newspaper says experts proclaim the delayed birth to be a "record gap" for babies conceived at the same time via in vitro-fertilization. Twins Bethany and Megan Shepherd were born in Britain in 1998 and their remaining sister, Ryleigh, was born last month. Apparently the Shepherds have more embryos from the same batch on ice, the story says.
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August 5, 2001 |
The Earl of Longford, a politician, passionate social reformer and champion of society's outcasts, has died. He was 95. The earl, Francis Aungier Pakenham, died Friday at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, his family said. Born and brought up a Protestant aristocrat and Conservative, he ended up a Socialist, a Roman Catholic and an Irish Nationalist.
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May 3, 2008 |
Humphrey Lyttelton, a jazz trumpeter and host of the surreal British Broadcasting Corp. radio game show "I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue," died at a London hospital April 25 after surgery, according to an announcement on his website. He was 86. Born in 1921 to a prominent British family and educated at the elite Eton College, Lyttelton was a longtime jazz fanatic who taught himself to play the trumpet as a teenager. He became an accomplished musician -- Louis Armstrong once called him Britain's best trumpeter -- and made a series of records for the EMI label with his Lyttelton Band.