MUB News 7/10/06

July 10th, 2006 · No Comments

• Westminster bats to be studied [BBC News]
Bats living among the rafters, towers and gargoyles of Westminster Palace are to be studied.

• Get tough on crime, not on hoodies [Sky News]
Tory leader David Cameron is adopting a hoodie-friendly tone and calling for greater understanding of teenagers who wear the clothing. But as the day goes on, his tone is expected to toughen and he will call on police to prove they are crime fighters and not just form fillers.

• For sale: Guitar played at the birth of The Beatles [Telegraph.co.uk]
The first guitar that Sir Paul McCartney held and played is expected to fetch more than £100,000 when it is auctioned at Abbey Road Studios this month.

• Blunt wants ‘rural dream’ [News24]
James Blunt, the former British army captain who scored a global hit with his ballad You’re Beautiful, wants to leave fame behind and live with donkeys and chickens on a farm in northern Spain, the tabloid Sun newspaper reported on Monday.

• UK to act over Enron trio treaty [BBC News]
The UK government will send a minister to the US to plead with the government to ratify an extradition treaty, amid a row over three former NatWest bankers.

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