Ferry passengers endured horrendous 30 hour journey through violent storm and only got to spend SIX MINUTES in Amsterdam (in the dark) British tourists hoped to spend all day on Saturday in Dutch capitalPassengers spent minutes in car park before boarding bus to ferry home By Harriet Arkell PUBLISHED: 16:48 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 British tourists who booked a weekend 'mini-cruise' to Amsterdam spent just six minutes in the Dutch capital after their overnight ferry crossing turned into a 30-hour journey from hell. More than 300 people booked the 48-a-head break to the Netherlands, which should have entailed them arriving in Holland at 9am last Saturday and spending all day in Amsterdam before boarding an 11pm boat home. But after they boarded the DFDS Princess Seaways service from North Shields on Friday afternoon, their boat was lashed by such high winds and rough seas that their arrival at the Dutch port of Ijmuiden was delayed by 13 hours.
Missing the ministerial car, David Tube passenger catches Miliband taking a quick afternoon nap on the London Underground Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband spotted on train last monthElectrician sat opposite MP for South Shields on Piccadilly line at 3pmMiliband spotted travelling from Leicester Square to South Kensington By Mark Duell and Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 11:22 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 7 February 2013 Flies Undone: Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, 47, was caught out while travelling on the London Underground last month In one of his more unguarded moments, former foreign secretary David Miliband has been spotted taking a nap on the Tube. Labour's Mr Miliband, 47, was caught out while travelling on the London Underground’s Piccadilly line at 3pm last month between Leicester Square and South Kensington.
Sunderland FC paying David Miliband more than top French striker Louis Saha as failed Labour leadership candidate rakes in 125,000 for 15 days' work Former foreign secretary earns equivalent of 42,000 a weekHas made almost 1million on public speaking circuitConservative party chairman Grant Shapps questions value for money By Gerri Peev PUBLISHED: 01:01 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:12 GMT, 1 January 2013 David Miliband is raking in the equivalent of 42,000 a week from troubled Premier League club Sunderland, more than their 40,000-a-week striker Louis Saha. The former foreign secretary has earned 125,000 for 15 days’ work since becoming a director of the football club in February 2011.
Father facing jail for biting off love rival's finger at children's nativity playLee Wilkinson, 40, bit off Michael Dent's finger at Harton Primary School, South Shields, last year The offshore worker has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in January | UPDATED: 15:39 GMT, 18 December 2012 Lee Wilkinson arrives at Newcastle Crown Court where he admitted biting off another man's finger at a children's nativity play A father who admitted biting off another man's finger at a children's nativity play has today been told a jail sentence is 'almost inevitable.' Lee Wilkinson, 40, launched the attack on Michael Dent last December at Harton Primary School, South Shields, South Tyneside, following a feud between the men. It is believed Mr Wilkinson had started a relationship with Mr Dent's wife while the couple had split. The offshore worker, of Fulwell Avenue, South Shields, pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court today to unlawful wounding and a separate public order offence in relation to a run-in last Christmas Eve.
'Reckless' photographer jailed for three years after infecting girlfriend with HIV Leslie Pringle, 48, did not use protection and allowed lover to become infected Victim told previous hearing: 'The deceit just beggars belief – I hope one day I can move on from it'Former partners of Pringle urged to get tested if they fear they are at risk | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 26 November 2012 'Nothing short of appalling': Leslie Pringle, from North Shields, has been jailed for three and a half years A photographer who infected a lover with HIV by failing to tell her he had the disease has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Leslie Pringle did not inform the woman, referred to only as X in court, he had the disease before they started a sexual relationship.