Freddie's family said "everyone loved" the three-year-old boy
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Saturday 10 November 2012
Thursday started with a lively debate on Radio 4's Today on whether it was good or bad for universities to solicit funds from the private sector. The concern was that academic freedom would be compromised by the need to raise money. The alternative view was that universities cannot live on fresh air. Government no longer pays all the bills, so universities either shrink or try to find money elsewhere.
Monday 05 November 2012
Olympic champion and Tour de France hero Bradley Wiggins will be taking part in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens - as a water carrier.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Jimmy Savile regularly took teenage girls to a hospital block alone, a former porter has claimed.
Former BBC Governor Sir Roger Jones' shock confession: 'We wouldn't let Jimmy Savile near Children in Need'
Tuesday 30 October 2012
The former head of Children in Need has revealed that paedophiles target the annual charity appeal "just like flies around the honey pot" and that Jimmy Savile was banned from any association with the telethon.
Thursday 25 October 2012
You may know Lana Wachowski as one half of the sibling directorial team behind The Matrix trilogy and the upcoming Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. What you might not know, is that Wachowski is also well-regarded for her bravery in speaking openly about her experiences growing up transgender.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Jimmy Savile’s charities are to close after their trustees decided that even a change of name could not prevent their association with the personality fatally damaging their causes.
Police bugging device captured London terror suspect describing group as 'Four Lions' - from the film about incompetent jihadis
Monday 22 October 2012
A police bugging device captured one of the defendants telling his estranged wife that she must think they were the “Four Lions” - a reference to the British film about an incompetent group of home-grown jihadis, the court heard.
Friday 12 October 2012
This week the Independent established that premises there were used at will by the television presenter. What else can they tell us about his stay there?
Friday 12 October 2012
A beautiful 18th century fort, recently reopened with the help of a £50,000 Lottery grant, is at the centre of a row after it was used as the location for a pornographic film.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Charities for victims of abuse should accept money from Savile's organisations, not least because they will most likely use it better
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Virtual genocide, outer-space real estate, Jay-Z rides the subway, the real Worzel Gummidge, how an FBI fugitive shook hands with the President.
Monday 08 October 2012
President Barack Obama, raising cash from celebrities in California, took a good-natured shot at his own underwhelming debate performance, marvelling at how his friends in the entertainment business could turn in flawless showings every time.
After 40 years in the public eye, dark rumours that haunted Sir Jimmy Savile leave reputation in tatters
Tuesday 02 October 2012
New account of star's 'imperious' efforts to keep abuse claims secret raises heat on star's BBC bosses. Adam Sherwin reports
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Police have confirmed that they received an indecent assault complaint about Jimmy Savile in 2007 as allegations of a cover-up continued to surface about the television personality yesterday.
Monday 01 October 2012
Radical cleric Abu Hamza and other terror suspects will attempt to persuade the High Court tomorrow to halt their extradition from the UK to the US.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
- 1 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 2 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 3 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 4 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 5 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage