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Wednesday 14 January 2009
A cross-Channel passenger ferry with nearly 400 people aboard became grounded in severe weather after the crew failed to detect a charted wreck, an official accident report said today.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/11/roll-over-den-d.html">Andy McSmith: Roll over Den Dover</a>
Thursday 13 November 2008
Nobody, anywhere seems to have a word to say in defence of Den Dover, the MEP who was expelled from the Conservative Party for using his expensive account to misdirect £500,000 to his family (except for a lone blogger on ConservativeHome who says that he worked for his constituents in North West England.) He does not have a word to say for himself
Friday 07 November 2008
Amphetamines and cannabis resin with a street value of £6.3 million were seized among a consignment of coffee machines at the Port of Dover, HM Revenue and Customs said today.
Saturday 27 September 2008
Thursday 25 September 2008
Poor weather conditions today scuppered a Swiss adventurer's record-breaking attempt to become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.
Wednesday 17 September 2008
Two young women were savagely beaten and stabbed to death in their city centre flat in Birmingham, police said yesterday.
Tuesday 16 September 2008
A 28-year-old man was arrested today over the murders of two young women as he apparently tried to flee the country.
Saturday 30 August 2008
Saturday 09 August 2008
The quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister looks set to run out of time in her quest to sail solo around Britain, after enduring a series of technical difficulties compounded by the summer's poor weather.
Thursday 19 June 2008
A 16-year-old boy was arrested today in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
A teenage boy is in a serious condition in hospital today after he was stabbed in the street, police said.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
A senior Tory MEP channelled more than £750,000 of parliamentary allowances into a family firm which then gave donations to the Conservative Party, The Independent has established.
Saturday 07 June 2008
A Tory MEP who paid his wife and daughter's company £758,000 in parliamentary expenses has been dropped as the party's chief whip in the European Parliament. Den Dover, who said it was within the rules to pay the family company for secretarial and support work between 2001 and 2007, was replaced the day after the Tories' former leader in Brussels, Giles Chichester, quit after breaking rules on expenses. Yesterday David Cameron, the Conservative leader, moved to quell the row over expenses, ordering that all the party's MEPs should publish a compete breakdown of their claims.
Sunday 02 March 2008
Sunday 02 March 2008
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
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- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit