MUB News 6/30/06

June 30th, 2006 · No Comments

• Millions back home braced for England showdown [Reuters UK]
“As many as 30 million people in Britain are expected to watch England take on Portugal for a place in the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday, with pubs and bookmakers hoping for a sales bonanza.”

• Attacker guilty of attempted rape [BBC News]
“A man has been found guilty of the attempted rape of a 101-year-old woman.”

• Railways ‘key to rising demand’ [BBC News]
“Some £8.5bn is needed in London’s transport infrastructure to meet rising demand, it is claimed.”

• Airport worker stole women’s knickers [Sky News]
“An airport baggage handler has admitted stealing more than 300 pairs of women’s knickers from their luggage. Fellow staff at Stansted Airport became suspicious after seeing 27-year-old Tristan Self reaching into suitcases.”

• What’s Britain’s Top Late Night Drink? [Sky News]
“Tea is the number one night time drink for both men and women in Britain. But whisky, spirits and wine are a popular option for adults trying to lull themselves to sleep.”

• London’s black cabs to get police text messages in emergencies [Bloomberg]
“London’s black cabs are to get text messages from police during emergencies such as terrorist attacks to help keep the city transportation system functioning.”

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