August 2007

Caribbean storm brings devastation

Christine Hosein As Hurricane Dean swept through the Caribbean, Jamaicans demonstrated true Caribbean resolve and steeled themselves against its onslaught. Now less of a force, it has hit Mexico. There was flooding brought on by the storm in Jamaica's ...

Presley fans are 'All Shook Up'

It is 30 years since Elvis Presley, the widely acclaimed  'King Of Rock 'N' Roll', died aged 42 of heart disease brought on by drug and alcohol abuse as well as binge eating. At the peak of his career, hip-swivelling, gyrating, 's ...

What a monster

Top rapper pokes fun at 'smelly' rock stars

Controversial US rapper Kanye West is planning to wear just one special outfit to the "crazy" awards ceremony next month to make a point about 'smelly' performers.West, who has been nominated in five categories, said: "Whenever you ...

Arrests after nasty find in meat

Three young men in the northern Dutch town of Damwoude were charged with damaging property after adding maggots to supermarket meat that was later sold to a customer, police said. The shopkeeper found 40 maggots after the customer complained, and identifi ...

Green campaigners held by police

Climate change protesters who chained themselves to the main gates of an airport were arrested by police.The group of protesters from Plane Stupid - a group which campaigns against short-haul flights and airport expansion - blocked the entrance to Biggin H ...

Notting Hill Carnival cops fun

Notting Hill Carnival fever is upon us again. For those Caribbean expatriates like myself, who are starved of the culture, music and food of our homeland, Carnival gives us the opportunity to  "jump up", and enjoy this wonderful three-day b ...

Flying doctor drops in

London's air ambulance can reach anywhere inside the M25 within 12 minutes, travelling at 160mph. It is based at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, in the east end of the capital, where a helipad allows the McDonnell Douglas MD 902 Explorer aircra ...

Couple strike gold in the world's hottest sport

A Finnish man and woman have become King and Queen of the World Sauna sitting championships, this week, writes Chris Gaynor. The pair beat off competition from Americans, Germans and Turks to clinch the title of who can sit the longest in heat of 110 degre ...

Legal fight launched over reporter Tintin book

Belgium's state prosecutor is investigating the country's cartoon hero Tintin for racism after a complaint from a Congolese student.Mbutu Mondondo Bienvenu, a political science student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, has taken legal action c ...

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