1000 homes evacuated in Plymouth, England, after bomb find

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 The discovery of an old World War II bomb in a construction site has caused at least 1000 residents in Plymouth located in South-West England, to be evacuated. “Evacuations are being carried out of properties within 100m [328ft] of the scene. Properties within the 100m-300m [328-984ft] zone are being advised to open windows and draw curtains,” […]

TD Financial to acquire Hudson United Bancorp

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 Canadian TD Financial Group has come to a deal with the regional U.S. bank, Hudson United Bancorp, to buy Hudson for US$1.9 billion. The new addition will be folding into itsMaine-based TD Banknorth, which is 51% owned by TD Financial. The acquisition will bring in 204 new branches and increase TD’s footprint to New Jersey, New […]

American actor Morgan Freeman in serious condition after car accident

Monday, August 4, 2008 American Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is in reported to be in serious condition but good spirits in a Tennessee hospital following a single car accident in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi in the Mississippi Delta. The 71-year-old actor was flown to the hospital by air ambulance with injuries to one arm. Freeman, the Associated Press reports, “has a […]

Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life

Saturday, October 27, 2007 Gay Talese wants to go to Iraq. “It so happens there is someone that’s working on such a thing right now for me,” the 75-year-old legendary journalist and author told David Shankbone. “Even if I was on Al-Jazeera with a gun to my head, I wouldn’t be pleading with those bastards! I’d say, ‘Go ahead. Make […]

Tour de France: Daniele Bennati wins stage 17

Thursday, July 26, 2007 File:060404 beloki contador.jpg Daniele Bennati of Italy has won stage 17 of the 2007 Tour de France in a time of 4h 14′ 04″. Alberto Contador of Spain, who finished with the peleton gets the yellow jersey since Rabobank pulled the previous leader, Michael Rasmussen from the Tour. The 188.5 km road stage, from Pau to […]

UK serial killer Joanne Dennehy jailed for life

Saturday, March 1, 2014 A judge in England yesterday jailed “cruel, calculating, selfish and manipulative serial killer” Joanne Dennehy for life without parole. Dennehy murdered three men known to her and then tried to murder two random strangers. At the Old Bailey in London, Mr Justice Spencer sentenced Dennehy, 31, previously referred to in court as Joanna, and three accomplices. […]

No evidence of dead terrorists in US bombed Pakistan village

Monday, January 23, 2006 In an interview with CNN, Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said”There is no evidence, as of half an hour ago, that there were any other people there”. United States officials have previously stated that as many as eight al-Qaeda operatives were dining in Damadola when struck by United States missiles. As many as eighteen individuals were […]

Category:Sydney Central Business District

This is the category for the Sydney Central Business District, a region of Sydney, Australia. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 12 March 2014: Fire burns at Barangaroo construction site, Sydney, Australia 1 February 2014: NSW Parliament passes alcohol-fuelled violence bill hours after drafting 20 September 2013: Wheelchair Rugby Tri-Nations Series begins in Sydney 20 August 2012: Sydney […]

Petition pressures City of Edinburgh Council to review clause affecting live music scene

Thursday, June 25, 2015 Live music venues in Edinburgh, Scotland are awaiting a review later this year on the 2005 licensing policy, which places limitations on the volume of amplified music in the city. Investigating into how the policy is affecting the Edinburgh music scene, a group of Wikinews writers interviewed venue owners, academics, the City of Edinburgh Council, and […]