Briton

  • GarminSharp deliver as Martin wins Tour stage July 8, 2013

    GarminSharp promised to cause chaos in the Tour de France and they duly delivered on Sunday as they showed that Team Sky were not the only team with a plan. American Tom Danielson, Briton David Millar, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal and Irishman Dan Martin, who went on to win the ninth...
  • Cameron is in India to create jobs and push investment for Britons: Paarull February 19, 2013

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron is trying his best to woo India by rekindling a 'special relationship' between the UK and India. CNNIBN's chief diplomatic correspondent Paarull joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on how India could benefit from this. Q. Given that Wetland is a British...
  • Beatles, Mick Jagger on the 10 pound note? December 26, 2012

    London: The Beatles and Sir Mick Jagger are among 150 famous Brits who are under consideration to become the new face of the 10 pound note. Bosses at The Bank Of England have released a list of great Britons who have been suggested for the honour by members of the...
  • Britons spend 9 years of life watching TV November 19, 2012

    London: 'Couch Potato' Britons spend an average of nine years of their lives watching television, a new study has found. Researchers say that the time spent in front of the 'idiotbox' is five years more than the combined length the country spends shopping, playing sport and in bed. Three of...
  • UK wastes $2.02 bn every year on gadget standby June 27, 2012

    London: British households waste as much as 1.3 billion pounds ($2.02 billion) a year on leaving appliances such as televisions or computers in standby mode, much higher than previously thought, a governmentcommissioned study showed on Tuesday. Average households pay up to 86 pounds extra on yearly electricity bills to leave gadgets...
  • Mobiles making Britons lose their manners May 17, 2012

    London: Britons seem to be doing away with their traditional good manners, as a survey has found two out of three people in Britain wouldn't mind answering a call on their cellphone despite being on a dinner date. According to a poll, carried out by mobile phone firm Recombu, once revered...
  • British Red Cross doctor found beheaded in Pak April 30, 2012

    Quetta: The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was found by the roadside on Sunday in the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta, police and Red Cross officials said. Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was abducted by suspected militants on January 5 while...
  • 'Indian BPOs selling Britons' personal data' March 18, 2012

    London: Indian call centres are selling confidential personal data, including credit card details and medical records, of over 500,000 Britons, a media report said Sunday. Citing an undercover investigation by The Sunday Times, the Daily Mail said the data is being sold by "corrupt Indian call centre workers" to criminals and...
  • It is time for Britons to learn English! February 25, 2012

    London: A lot of young people in Britain are being expected by their employers to return to the classroom for unlearning the kind of language they use. Bosses say increasing numbers of young recruits are unable to communicate with customers in formal English. Instead they use "text speak" and litter emails...
  • Briton jailed for 'extensive' Facebook hack February 18, 2012

    London: A British student, who hacked into Facebook's internal network risking "disastrous" consequences for the website, was jailed for eight months on Friday in what prosecutors described as the most serious case of its kind they had seen. Glenn Mangham, 26, a software development student, admitted infiltrating Facebook from his bedroom...
  • Briton builds world's longest motobike July 28, 2011

    London: A Briton is all set for a new Guinness world record for the longest motorbike 22 metres long and with 25 seats. Colin Furze, 31, spent a month building the motorbike, which is as long as a tennis court, the Daily Mail reported. He used a 125 cc moped and...
  • SC convicts 2 Britons in a paedophile case May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has convicted Indian William D'Souza and two Britons to six years imprisonment for sodomising and sexually abusing street children. Britons Duncan Grant and Allen John Walter were accused of abusing street children at a shelter in Mumbai. The police had issued an international arrest warrant in...
  • Ancient Britons 'ate each other' February 16, 2011

    London: Ancient Britons indulged in cannibalism in fact, they not only ate each other but also made cups and bowls from the skulls of their victims, a discovery has suggested. A team led by the Natural History Museum has made the gruesome discovery of the remains of three humans in...
  • 18 million Britons hurt during sex: report May 9, 2010

    London: Making love is a dangerous business, says a report which found that 18 million Britons a third of the adult population have injured themselves during or after sex. Pulled muscles emerged as the most common complaint, followed by back injuries, carpet burns and bruised elbows and knees, express.co.uk...
  • Britons accused of 'plane spotting' get bail February 23, 2010

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to two Britons detained here for allegedly recording the conversation between pilots and Air Traffic Control. Metropolitan magistrate Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler allowed the bail plea of Stephen Hampston (46) and Steve Martin (55) on furnishing of a personal and a surety...
  • Paedophilia case: SC tells Britons to appear before cops January 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Two British nationals were on Monday told by the Supreme Court to appear in a police station in Mumbai twice a month till the appeal against their acquittal in a case of paedophilia was decided by it. Duncan Grant and Allan Jhon Waters, whose passports were deposited with...
  • UK takes up kabaddi to avenge cricket losses to India January 3, 2009

    London: While England has not been winning any major cricket or football events, the British Army is working hard on the ancient Indian sport of kabaddi to defeat their Indian counterparts. The sport initially started in Britain to attract recruits from Asian communities, but it lately became such a hit...
  • Britons jailed, fined for having sex on Dubai beach October 16, 2008

    Dubai: A Dubai court on Thursday sentenced two Britons found guilty of having sex on a Dubai beach to three months in jail and a 1,000 dirham ($272) fine, followed by deportation. The Britons, a man and a woman, had pleaded not guilty to charges of having sex in public and...
  • Broke Brit men fancy money more than sex September 23, 2008

    London: British men dream more about money than sex, reveals a shocking new study. The research found that more people now dream about winning the lottery than getting steamy with their lover between the sheets. The reports, since the credit crunch, have shown that threequarters of Britons spend at least 10 minutes...
  • UKborn Pakistanis 'tortured', Brit MPs shocked August 1, 2008

    London: The Pakistani connection in the July 7, 2005 bombings in London has led to hundreds of investigations in both countries. Several British Pakistanis say they have been tortured on visits to Pakistanwith the approval of British authorities in what have come to be called extraordinary renditions. In the latest complaints,...
  • Just one in 100 Brits reveal they are 'gay' January 27, 2008

    London: It looks like Brits are not that comfortable when it comes to revealing their sexual preferences, for a survey has revealed that only one in hundred of them would describe themselves as gay. According to the first government research into the nation's sexuality, a further one in 100 would...
  • Brits not propah: 1 in 10 don't wash December 13, 2007

    London: Six million Britons don't wash their hands after using the toilet and more than half a million only change their underwear once a month, a survey revealed this week. More than a third of Britons admitted they did not wash every day and 27 per cent said they picked...
  • Britons playing hard to get cheese June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: It is one of the most bizarre traditions ever and the Britons are famous for it. The annual Cheese Rolling competition in Gloucester is one of the most spectacular and hazardous of rural English customs. ...
  • Sex survey says, Britons ignorant June 20, 2007

    London: Nearly one in three Britons think that if a woman jumps up and down, washes or urinates immediately after sex, she can prevent pregnancy, a survey revealed on Monday. It was one of a string of revelations in the survey carried out by the Family Planning Association (FPA) at the...
  • '6 Britons plotted London bombings' June 17, 2007

    London: Six Britons plotted to attack London's transport system in July 2005 using bombs carried in rucksacks packed with metal to cause maximum injury, the prosecutor in their trial said on Monday. "This case is concerned with an extremist Muslim plot, (the) objective of which was to carry out a number...
  • Mystery over Briton's death in Goa June 15, 2007

    Mumbai: Fortyyearold Steven Bennett hit the headlines when he was lynched in a small village in Konkan for allegedly harassing a woman. But now in a complete turnaround the woman in question says she had never even met the man. The hotel in Panjim was one of the last places...
  • Death row Briton freed from Pak jail November 17, 2006

    Islamabad: A British man on death row for 18 years in Pakistan was freed on Friday, two days after President Gen Pervez Musharraf granted him clemency, officials said. ''He has been released this morning,'' Pakistan's Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao told The Associated Press. Mirza Tahir Hussain, who has maintained his innocence...
  • Man jailed for filming girls' underskirts November 17, 2006

    Dubai: The general manager of a British company has been jailed for six months for filming underskirts of women visiting a hypermarket. The 34yearold Briton, identified only as PS, was charged with breaching the privacy of women, who wore miniskirts. He will be deported to Britain after he completes...
  • Pak commutes Briton's death penalty November 16, 2006

    Islamabad: President Pervez Musharraf has commuted the death sentence for a British man who has spent 18 years in a Pakistani jail for a murder. The British government and rights groups had pleaded with Pakistan to grant clemency for Mirza Tahir Hussain, 36, from Leeds in northern England. "The president...
  • Briton burns bum with firecracker November 10, 2006

    London: A 22yearold man suffered internal injuries after lighting a small firecracker he had inserted into his buttocks, paramedics said on Thursday. The incident took place on Sunday, when Britain celebrated Bonfire Night, traditionally marked with fireworks to celebrate the Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot to blow up Parliament in the...