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Man guilty of killing mother of three

A 51-year-old Luton man has been convicted of the murder of the mother of three he was having an affair with.   A jury at St Albans Crown Court this morning found Sultan Khan, of Durbar Road, guilty of the murder of Shobna Jethwa, 46, at her home in Butely Road, Luton, on September 9, 2011. […]

#Ban zeez hashtags: French bid to outlaw English phrases

The French language gendarmes have decreed the nation must now refer to the global social network icon as mot-diese In a continuing battle to stop English words violating their mother tongue, the language gendarmes have decreed the nation must now refer to the global social network icon as mot-diese. Teachers and the media are under […]

Chicago Warehouse Covered In Ice After Fire

About 200 fire-fighters battled to put out a massive fire at an empty warehouse in Chicago as glacial temperatures turned water to ice. Fire department officials said the blaze on Tuesday evening was among the biggest in recent years. About a third of the city’s fire-fighters were at the scene at one point or another. […]

Pub loses its late licence

A pub that has regularly broken its licensing conditions and been accused of “not caring less” has had its late licence removed. The White Hart Hotel, based in Ampthill town centre, will now be forced to stop selling alcohol and playing music at 11.30pm, and to close at midnight. It was previously allowed to stay […]

Archaeologists believe no Spitfires buried in Burma

  Archaeologists hunting for World War II Spitfires in Burma believe there are no planes buried at the sites where they have been digging, the BBC understands. The archaeologists have concluded that evidence does not support the original claim that as many as 124 Spitfires were buried at the end of the war, the BBC’s […]