Thursday, April 17, 2014   

British convict Biggs dies
(12-18 16:04)

Notorious British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who was associated with the Great Train Robbery has died at the age of 84. He escaped from Wandsworth jail and spent 36 years on the run, but surrendered in 2001.
Biggs was part of a gang that plundered £2.6 million from a mail train running from Glasgow to London.
Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years and was at the time of his death being cared for in a home in north London, according to the Press Association and Sky News, who reported his death quoting unnamed sources.—AFP/The Standard

   
Other World breaking news:
(Flight MH370) Huge cost expected in search operation (04-17 17:53)
Ferry evacuation sparks fury (04-17 17:39)
Putin urges dialog in Ukraine (04-17 17:25)
NKorea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster (04-17 17:21)
Heartbreaking text messages from students on sinking ferry in SKorea (04-17 15:44)
Firetruck crashes in California restaurant (04-17 11:22)
Fears grow for hundreds missing in SKorea ferry capsize (04-17 11:19)
Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square (04-16 18:53)
Former Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses (04-16 18:52)
UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack (04-16 18:06)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.