Convicted prisoners to get the vote in the UK

The killer whose human rights case has paved the way for prisoners to get the vote in Britain for the first time has taunted ministers by toasting his success on YouTube with Champagne and a joint. John Hirst, who hacked his landlady to death with an axe, was apparently celebrating for the 75,000 prisoners who will be getting the vote, …

Unequally equal

Druidry has been recognised as an official religion in Britain for the first time, the Druid Network having been given charitable status by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, a quango that decides what counts as a genuine faith as well as regulating fundraising bodies. An additional benefit is that Druids will now be protected under the proposed new …

Another voice of reason

It’s taken a while, but as the Blair-Brown Empire crumbles, voices of common sense are slowly beginning to make themselves heard.

What’s in a name?

Depends what you might have been lumbered with by unthinking parents. Or maybe they were thinking! It’s one thing having a name which stands out, is never forgotten, but it’s an entirely different receptacle full of aquatic creatures to have one which may be a constant source of ridicule throughout your life. A survey of British names has come up …

Surprise GB swimming gold

Britain’s Rebecca Adlington claimed a surprise gold medal in the swimming with fellow Briton Jo Jackson claiming beonze.