Lynch mob bay for blood of Delhi gang rapists: Streets in lockdown as three appear in court over bus attack that damaged girl so badly she lost her intestines Hundreds of protesters called for the death penalty for the three suspects Ram Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma appeared in court yesterdaySharma tells court they should be 'hanged' for the 'heinous crime' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeals for calm after week of protest 23-year-old victim still in critical condition eight days after brutal attack | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 24 December 2012 A 'lynch mob' called for the death penalty against three men accused of raping a woman for more than an hour before throwing her from a moving bus were brought to court. Roads and railways have been closed in New Delhi today as police try to regain control after days of protest and pitched battles between police and demonstrators. Today, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for calm and vowed to get justice for the 'monstrous crime'.
Patrick Moore and why knowledge trumps the vacuous appeal of celebrity | UPDATED: 07:37 GMT, 11 December 2012 The passing of Patrick Moore, stargazer, great British eccentric and professional grump, leaves David Attenborough as the last survivor of the golden age of telly-teachers. For half a century, the small screen, and especially the BBC portion of it, boasted a galaxy of presenters whose unembarrassed mission was to deliver sparkling lectures on things they knew a lot about: astronomy, wildlife, science, history, art, gardening. Their programmes were unlike almost anything nowadays, on two counts
Neighbours’ boundary disputes could be settled out of court to save those involved thousandsA bill to end 'daft and unnecessary' court battles over inches of land will be debated by ministers todayTory MP Charlie Elphicke will try to end legal fights which have seen one set of warring neighbours pay 400,000 for a 60cm wide strip of land | UPDATED: 02:45 GMT, 30 November 2012 Neighbours could be forced to settle their boundary disputes outside the court-room, saving themselves six-figure fees in the process. A bill to end the ‘daft and unnecessary’ court battles over just inches of land will be considered by ministers today