July 2007

Briton Dies On World's Highest Ski Peak

From Andrew Drummond, July 24 2007The body of a British outdoor sports enthusiast who planned to climb Mount Mustagata in China, the world’s highest ski peak, is being flown back to Britain, after he died in the attempt.Jonathan Peacock, 39, a technology consultant from Runcorn, Cheshire, died in his tent on the approach to the […]

Britain's Heroes Of Sandakan Remembered 62 Years On

From Andrew DrummondRanau, Sabah, Malaysia, July 23 2007Pictures Andrew ChantThe haunting and jagged hulk of Mount Kinabalu towers over some of the most beautiful jungle in the world here at a place called Ranau in what was formerly British North Borneo.But for some 641 British servicemen of the Royal Artillery and Royal Air Force there […]

Starship Enterprise V Burmese Military Junta

SS Enterprise against the Burmese military junta   From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, Sunday July 22 2007  With all avenues stretched in their battle against Burma’s pariah military junta Burma’s oppressed minorities are glad any of any extra help they get – even if it comes from the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Yesterday it was […]

Briton Arrested For Raping Swedish Woman On Thai Holiday

From Andrew Drummond, BangkokTuesday 3rd July 2007A 27-year-old British tourist has been arrested and charged with the rape of a Swedish woman on a Thai holiday island.Benjamin Gardner, from Newport, Wales was apprehended today (Tuesday) by police in Pattaya, Eastern Thailand after an Interpol arrest warrant was issued to Thailand’s National Police headquarters.He is alleged to […]