The News Matrix: Tuesday 19 November 2013


Met’s Hogan-Howe may be investigated

Britain’s most senior police officer could be investigated for his role in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster. The police watchdog said it was considering whether Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Met Commissioner, should face an investigation for the events at the Sheffield Boys’ Club, where relatives of those killed in the 1989 stadium tragedy were told who had died. MORE

Hope for potential prostate cancer test

Researchers have identified a protein which helps them tell if a prostate cancer is a “tiger” or “pussycat”. The difference between an aggressive cancer and one that can be monitored is vital as many older men die from other conditions, making treatment unnecessary.

Missing tycoon’s body found in woods

Experts say they have confirmed that a body found in remote woodland last year is that of Russian-born media magnate Leonid Rozhetskin, who co-founded the free London newspaper City AM before he disappeared from the Baltic resort of  Jurmala five years ago. MORE

Disgraced G4S in bid for Games’ security

Security firm G4S, which admitted its handling of last year’s Olympic Games in London was a “humiliating shambles” is in the running to provide stewarding at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. G4S is one of 19 firms being considered by organisers to help police at the event.

Gunman opens fire at newspaper office

Police were last night hunting a lone gunman in Paris after he opened fire at the offices of a left-wing newspaper and a bank, before hijacking a car to take him to the Champs-Élysées. France’s Interior Minister said he believed the gunman was likely to strike again.

Accountants called in over ‘Vatileaks’

The Vatican has hired an international accounting firm to scrutinise the department at the centre of last year’s “Vatileaks” corruption scandal. Ernst & Young will look at the Governatorato, which runs the day-to-day activities of Vatican City, including its lucrative museums.

Don’t ignore the poor, says photographer

The renowned war photographer Don McCullin is urging young photojournalists to cover Britain’s “social war”. He said the poorer communities will be further marginalised if they were ignored. MORE

‘We’ll send foreign criminals to Arctic’

The country’s new right-wing government has said it is considering sending foreign criminals to abandoned military camps in Norway’s Arctic north to free up prison space for Norwegians. Deputy Justice Minister Vidar Karlsen said Norway has a severe shortage of prison places.

UK art works ‘are  not being protected’

The system for protecting precious works of art from being sold abroad is beginning to fail because of a lack of financial support from the government and philanthropists, a Government minister has warned. MORE