Authorities had been forced to dip into funds allocated to other services to cope with the surge in numbers of households appealing for help
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Thursday 21 April 2011
A Labour MP has broken his leg during a charity rugby match.
Friday 15 April 2011
Scotland Yard is considering launching an investigation into illegal payments to police by newspapers following comments by the chief executive of News International.
Thursday 31 March 2011
The head of the parliamentary inquiry into phone hacking has written to News International's chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, to ask for details of alleged payments made by The Sun newspaper to police officers.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Gore-based film-maker Eli Roth has been working with Russell Crowe on the unlikely-sounding historical kung fu action thriller The Man with the Iron Fists, co-starring Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA (as a "weapons-making village blacksmith in feudal China"), who is also the film's director.
Friday 25 March 2011
"We did a little police work of our own," Paul Farrelly told Assistant Commissioner Yates. "We rang up the News of the World and asked how many Nevilles they had working for them. The answer was – one."
Saturday 19 March 2011
Wednesday 16 March 2011
One of Britain's top police officers says he will appear before MPs to answer allegations that he misled Parliament over the phone hacking scandal, The Independent has learnt.
Monday 14 March 2011
Even as the national heart swells with anticipatory joy over an imminent royal wedding, it quakes with fear at the distant approach of another. How in God's name will Labour's ruling house of Miliband resolve the best man conundrum when Ed succumbs to tabloid pressure to make an honest woman of Justine?
Saturday 12 March 2011
One of Scotland Yard's most senior officers should reappear before a Parliamentary committee to answer criticism of his handling of the phone hacking case, MPs said yesterday.
Friday 11 March 2011
Tuesday 08 March 2011
David Cameron was forced to try to head off a rift with Buckingham Palace last night after his new spin-doctor appeared to question the Duke of York's future as a British trade envoy.
Monday 07 March 2011
Downing Street today offered robust support to the Duke of York amid calls for him to resign as UK trade envoy over his relationships with a series of controversial figures, including a convicted paedophile.
Thursday 10 February 2011
John Prescott has long condemned Scotland Yard's handling of the original investigation into hacking carried out by a private investigator working for the News of the World.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
A Murdochian rebuke to the ageist BBC made flesh, Sky News anchor Kay "Hurley" Burley continues to report the news vigorously, if not rigorously, despite her advancing years.
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