Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city braces itself for significant flooding.
Edward Woollard, 18, student who infamously through a fire extinguisher from the top of Millbank Tower on the day of the student protests gets jailed for 2 years 8 months.
Questions being asked about the wider issue of political rifts in the US following the Arizona shooting / murders. The terminology and tone of vitriol between politicians is becoming toxic.
Violence breaks out in Tunisia as President Ben Ali flees for Saudia Arabia. UK tourists get re-patriated as trouble escalates.
Susannah York dies at the age of 72.
Undercover PC Mark Kennedy ( aka Mark Stone) is outed as part of the trial of the environmental activists who took direct action on Ratcliffe power station. Apparently he was going to provide evidence for the defence although he seems to deny this.
Brazil suffers from disastrous mud slides following torrential rain – all part of the El Nino effect?
Irish Prime Minister refuses to stand down after it became evident that he had been friendly with bankers of the Allied Irish Bank – shortly before they were taken over by the state.
Michaela MacAreavey, daughter of famous Gaelic football manager is strangled whilst on her honeymoon in Mauritius.
Joanna Yeates murder is kept in the news by best-friends giving interviews.