Norman Schwarzkopf dies: General who led US troops against Saddam in first Gulf War passes away from pneumonia


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Stormin' Norman dies at 78: General Schwarzkopf who led U.S. troops to victory against Saddam in first Gulf War passes away from pneumoniaSchwarzkopf died in Tampa, Florida, where he had retiredWas the most recognizable military commander since Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthurRetired general kept low profile after leaving military – despite strong popularity after Persian Gulf War | UPDATED: 14:01 GMT, 28 December 2012 Retired General H

Straw"s memoirs suggest former Labour leader John Smith had a drink problem


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Straw's memoirs suggest former Labour leader John Smith had a drink problem | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 12 December 2012 Labour’s former Home Secretary Jack Straw suggests in his memoirs, Last Man Standing, that much-admired ex-leader John Smith, who died in 1994 aged 55, had a drink problem. ‘It was not possible for someone that dependant on alcohol to determine, in advance, when he needed to be sober,’ he said on Radio 4 while publicising his book. But Smith’s friend and parliamentary neighbour, ex-Labour MP Tam Dalyell, says: ‘He did like a dram, but several veteran members of his constituency party have told me that, during 24 years as their MP, they never saw him the worse for wear.’ Open: Labour's former Home Secretary Jack Straw speaks out in his memoirs There has been some unpleasantness involving the 7th Earl of Durham, 51, who inherited the 12million estate of his father, former Tory minister Tony Lambton

Shocking moment drink driver Leigh Brennan smashes into Three Elms pub at 60mph burying landlord Kevin O"Neill under wall


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Caught on camera: Drink-driver smashes into pub at 60mph and buries unsuspecting landlord inside under rubble Leigh Brennan, 45, had already injured two others driving drunk down narrow streets in Brixham, DevonHe was jailed for 12 months and banned from road for two yearsLandlord Kevin O'Neil suffered crushed pelvis, broken ribs and spinal injuries | UPDATED: 18:58 GMT, 30 November 2012 This is the horrifying moment a drunk driver ploughed into a pub at 60mph just seconds after a group of customers had been standing in the doorway. Problem drinker Leigh Brennan, 45, had already injured two others after crashing into a Mini before speeding off from the scene and in his Volvo estate car. He lost control again and smashed into the Three Elms in Brixham, Devon, leaving the landlord Kevin O'Neill seriously injured under a pile of rubble.