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Sir Rex Hunt, who was governor of the Falkland Islands during the Argentine invasion in 1982 which triggered the Falklands War, has died aged 86.
A statement said Sir Rex, who had retired to Stockton on Tees, died in hospital on Sunday night.
The Legislative Assembly of the Falklands said he would be forever remembered for his years of service.
He was captured by the Argentine invasion force during the Falklands War and expelled from the islands.
He was granted the Freedom Of Stanley in 1985 to recognise his contributions to the islands.
THE landlord of an iconic Dublin pub, Quinns of Drumcondra, has virtually barricaded himself into his premises after IBRC -- the former Anglo Irish Bank -- tried to seize control of it.
Eoin Quinlan has been living in the upstairs office of his pub ever since agents for the bank mounted a dawn raid on his premises last Thursday. He said the bank claims that he owes it €250,000 in rent arrears, which he disputes.
Londoners and Germans have been waiting for an alternative to air travel for a long time. Finally a very appealing solution seems to be in sight as from 2013 a new high speed train service will allow you hop on a train at London St Pancras and be in Cologne in four hours.
After a successful test run through the Channel Tunnel to the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn plans to start a full inter-continental service in 2013.
Travel time from Cologne and Amsterdam to London is expected to be under four hours and from Frankfurt just over five hours.
Using figures from the Federal Trade Commission in the United States of America (USA), CaPRI, the Director of Public Prosecutions says Jamaica could be receiving up to US$80 million per annum from the scam. Paula Llewellyn, has called for the implementation of an Advance Fee Fraud Act which would help to clamp down on persons involved in the multi-million dollar lottery scam.
The Advance Fee Fraud Act is currently used in Nigeria to combat criminal activities which are similar to the lottery scam.
A pub landlord hid the dead body of his drinking partner upstairs for four days so that he wouldn’t miss out on busy weekend trade. Jason Chidgey, 29, the landlord and licensee of The Boot Hotel, on Victoria Street, Aberdare, enlisted the help of his cleaner, Audra Rees, and tried to involve his doorman, Steven Prosser, in the scam to prevent Mark Steven Howells’ body from being discovered.
But his scheme fell apart when, on the day of the deceased’s funeral, Ms Rees could stand it no more and confessed all to the police.
Alghero airport, Sardinia, has produced some publicity material in (I think) English. ‘The airport has developed in principle thanks to the impulse of the tourist development above all European North,’ it begins. ‘Thanks to the financings allocate you from the Independent Region of the Sardinia, the airport of Alghero Fertilia have supplied to the realization of the new know it arrivals endowed of new tapes give back baggages, to the adaptation of know it departures and to the realization of the centralized system of conditioning, beyond to numerous other investments.
As enjoyable as the Northern European summer was we decided to take a break from the storms and head for the port – of Porto that is; the second city of Portugal, provider of its name and home to many barrels of the good stuff that kept Britain trading and merry over hundreds of years. Porto is a great mix of old and new. It was an outpost of the Roman Empire, an area of Moorish conquests, and a home to explorers ; including Henry the Navigator who kick started the Portuguese age of discovery through to the hordes of modern tourists who navigate the port lodges today.
It's not often you discover a hotel that boasts Virginia Woolf and Cardinal Basil Hume as fans. The writer raved about her stay in 1914 and the archbishop was a regular visitor to the Tankerville Arms in rural Northumberland.
Steeped in history, the former 16th century coaching inn has of course undergone many changes since it was built to house ‘spare’ guests from the Earl of Tankerville’s stately home, Chillingham Castle.
But it steps between ancient and modern with comparative ease.
Big Tex, a 52ft (16m) tall cowboy who watched over the Texas State Fair for 60 years, has been destroyed by a fire.
The flames quickly engulfed Big Tex's structure, leaving behind little more than a charred metal frame.
He was famed for his 75-gallon (283-litre) hat and 50lb (23kg) belt buckle, and was a popular meeting-spot for fairgoers.
Fair officials vowed to rebuild Big Tex, who was made mostly of fibreglass and clothed by a Texas fabric company.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings tweeted that the cowboy would become "bigger and better for the 21st Century".
Living in Latin America, it seems, can be hazardous to your health. A combination of drugs, organized crime and governments that are, at times, ill-equipped to handle the challenge has proved to be lethal, leaving a trail of violence through cities up and down the Americas, from Brazil to Honduras to Mexico, according to a Mexican think tank, the Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. According to its rankings, the 10 cities with the world's highest homicide rates are all in Latin America.