A high court row over the rights to use a famous 1960s Savile Row tailoring brand has been lost by Conservative Party vice-chairman Alan Lewis.
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Saturday 19 September 2009
When Cameron Todd Willingham was executed five years ago for the murder by arson of his two infant children, it seemed like an open and shut case.
Thursday 17 September 2009
Log on to Flavio Briatore's exceptionally snazzy website and the epithets come at you thick and fast (with Italian translation below). "A successful manager", "A versatile entrepreneur", "An inspiring leader", "A competitive achiever", they read, following each other in an interminable cycle of self-aggrandizement. They give some indication of just how flash Flavio is. And how much he knows it.
Monday 14 September 2009
An Italian court today refused to dismiss charges against the couple accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher.
Monday 10 August 2009
Good things about the Seventies? Golden Nuggets, Marc Bolan, Fiorucci jeans. Bad things about the Seventies? Grape Nuts, The Nolans, kaftans.
Friday 24 July 2009
Saturday 04 July 2009
A government crackdown on unsolicited credit card cheques has long been overdue. The cheques have seemingly indiscriminately been junk-mailed to millions of credit card holders in recent years simply to encourage them to overspend and boost banks’ profits. According to figures from uSwitch, 280 million of the cheques were sent out to 14 million people last year alone. And the 3.2 million of those suckered into using the cheques helped the credit card companies pocket an extra £571m in handling fees and interest charges last year.
Friday 22 May 2009
The barrister who cross-examined the four-year-old girl raped by one of Baby P's killers has called for reform in the way that child witnesses are treated by the courts system.
Thursday 21 May 2009
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
The High Court has refused a devout Hindu's request to be cremated on an outdoor funeral pyre after his death.
Saturday 02 May 2009
As the young girl's face beamed into the courtroom via a television screen, formalities at the Old Bailey were dispensed with. Off came the judge's horse-hair wig and the barristers, normally used to being referred to as "my learned friend", became simply Bernard, Sally and Paul.
Thursday 30 April 2009
Breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate made the cover of People magazine's 100 most beautiful people issue yesterday in a list that welcomed newcomers US first lady Michelle Obama and "Twilight" heart-throb Robert Pattinson.
Saturday 18 April 2009
Monday 02 March 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
This is the full statement of Binyam Mohamed issued through his solicitor:
‘I hope you will understand that after everything I have been through I am neither physically nor mentally capable of facing the media on the moment of my arrival back to Britain. Please forgive me if I make a simple statement through my lawyer. I hope to be able to do better in days to come, when I am on the road to recovery. I have been through an experience that I never thought to encounter in my darkest nightmares. Before this ordeal, “torture” was an abstract word to me. I could never have imagined that I would be its victim. It is still difficult for me to believe that I was abducted, hauled from one country to the next, and tortured in medieval ways – all orchestrated by the United States government.
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