Monthly Archive for March, 2007


Detectives investigating a murder try to contact the author of a poem that supposedly names the killer. The poem describes the fatal stabbing of Paul Kelly, 32, outside the Longacre Tavern in Bath, Somerset, in the early hours of New Year”s Day. It names the alleged murderer and claims he has threatened several witnesses of the attack to deter them from helping the police. It was stuck to lampposts and bus shelters near the murder scene last week.


Twins, who were conceived normally, come to the attention of scientists because one was born with sexually ambiguous genitalia. The child was discovered to be a hermaphrodite, and has both ovarian and testicular tissue, while the other child is anatomically male.


Ms Smith, 39, had been taking a variety of sleeping pills, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs.


Bombs triggered by the presence of people with specific biometric traits may soon be feasible, warns a report.


A giant cane toad the size of a small dog and nicknamed Toadzilla is captured in northern Australia


Child support authorities are hoping to track down stay-away fathers who refuse to pay child maintenance by posting their details on pizza boxes. Pizza restaurants have begun plastering their delivery boxes with posters shaming the 10 “most wanted” absentee fathers.


Young women tricked into coming to England, often by boyfriends, are being sold off in auctions at airport coffee shops as soon as they arrive.


A man has a rare sleep disorder which causes him to become violent when he sleep-walks. He has destroyed furniture, attacked his wife and injured himself during the night – but remembers nothing.


The Sabian Mandaeans – one of the oldest religious groups in the world, pacifists, followers of Adam, Noah and John the Baptist. – are facing extinction. Islamic extremists are trying to wipe them out through forced conversions, rape and murder.


A larger than life character, fabulously rich, with a ruthless mind, and a beautiful and glamorous wife, is one of Britain”s best known businessmen. But if found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in a US jail.