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20 July 2012

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Sir Alan Burnet Dies Aged 84

Veteran newsreader Sir Alastair Burnet, best known for fronting ITV's News At Ten, has died aged 84.

In a statement, his family said he died at a nursing home in London, where he was being cared for after suffering several strokes.

The broadcaster presented his last news bulletin in August 1991, after retiring at the age of 63.

Teenager Arrested For Attempt To Snatch Olympic Torch

A teenager has been arrested after attempting to grab the Olympic flame as the torch relay passed through Gravesend in Kent.

The 17-year-old boy ran at speed out of the crowd towards the torchbearer and was grabbed by officers from the torch security team.

They wrestled him to the ground and he was arrested by Kent Police.

The incident happened at 09:55 BST on day 63 of the relay which is travelling 105 miles from Maidstone to Guildford.

Torchbearer Anna Skora, 23, from Lublin in Poland swerved out of the way but continued with her section of the relay.

New Kent Beer Wins Highest Award

A new English beer made by a Kent winemaker has been named as one of the world's best lagers in the industry's equivalent to the Oscars.

The annual International Beer Challenge which has been judging the world's best beers for the past 16 years has awarded the ultimate accolade of a gold medal to Chapel Down vineyard for its Curious Brew premium lager.

The prestigious annual competition attract entries from the world's largest breweries through to the burgeoning band of pioneering microbrewers.





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