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The former wife of Sir Paul McCartney was hoping to take part in the Games but allegedly lunged at a leading IPC official when those hopes were dashed

Breakout jail staff had told of guns risk

SENIOR staff were aware of serious security failings at Whitemoor prison a month before the attempted escape by armed IRA prisoners - but apparently failed to take effective action, writes Heather Mills.

Breakout adds to pressure on prisons chief Prisons chief: Home Secretary is called on to share blame for agency's failures, reports Heather Mills

THE ATTEMPTED breakout by IRA prisoners at Whitemoor jail on Friday could not have come at a worse time for Derek Lewis and the Prison Service agency. The dust had barely settled from the storm over the agency's decision to transfer four republican terrorists to jails in Northern Ireland just hours after the IRA ceasefire began.

PC cleared

A police motorcyclist involved in a crash in which Heather Mills, 26, a model, of South Kensington, west London, suffered a severed leg, was cleared at Horseferry Road magistrates' court of driving without due care and attention.

When trial can lead to error: Paul Hill's return to court raises wider questions for the justice system, says Heather Mills

PAUL HILL, one of the Guildford Four, returned to court yesterday to appeal against his 20-year-old conviction for the murder of a former British soldier, Brian Shaw, in Belfast - and immediately reopened the old Guildford controversy. Hill's confession to the murder came at Guildford police station on the same day he admitted involvement in the 1974 Guildford pub bombings in which five people died.

Ministers plan curbs on jury trial

THE GOVERNMENT is likely to end a defendant's automatic right to a jury trial for less serious offences and to force him or her to disclose in advance the essence of the defence case, writes Heather Mills. Ministers are considering proposals that the prosecution and defence should in some cases agree a venue for trial - either before magistrates or a Crown Court jury - and that if they fail to agree, the decision will be made by magistrates.

Letter: How to achieve a dignified death

Sir: I was interested to read Heather Mills's coverage of the Lords' recommendations on euthanasia and living wills and Bryan Appleyard's curiously conservative interpretation (17 February).

Nadir surety faces ruin for pounds 1m bond

A BUSINESSMAN who pledged pounds 1m surety to guarantee that Asil Nadir, the fugitive tycoon, would turn up for his trial faces financial ruin after two High Court judges yesterday rejected his argument that he should not have to pay any of it, writes Heather Mills.

Jobs warning on prison service plans

PLANS to reorganise the prison service could cost between 800 and 1,000 jobs, trade unions warned yesterday, writes Heather Mills.

Search begins as Jamaicans fail to join charter flight

MORE THAN 100 people yesterday failed to turn up for the return of their Christmas holiday charter flight from Jamaica, the Home Office said, writes Heather Mills.

Men 'would use force in home': As 'Zero Tolerance' campaign begins, survey reveals domestic abuse is widespread. Heather Mills reports

NEARLY two out of three men admit they would use violence on their wives or partners in 'conflict' situations, according to one of the most detailed surveys of domestic abuse.

Stowaway deaths linked to lack of air: Heather Mills reports on the Romanians found dead in a cargo container

THE FOUR Romanian stowaways found dead in a cargo container at Felixstowe at the weekend may have suffocated, it emerged yesterday. One 'shocked and dazed' survivor was found locked in with his dead companions.

Closing bail hostels 'will cost taxpayer pounds 4.5m a year'

GOVERNMENT plans to close up to 30 bail hostels - 11 immediately - and cancel plans to provide more places will cost the taxpayer nearly pounds 4.5m a year, probation officers warned today, writes Heather Mills.

Remand inmates found hanged in cells

TWO TEENAGERS have been found hanged in their cells within three days at Moorlands jail, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, writes Heather Mills.

Tories in Turmoil: Close vote likely on age of consent: Justice Bill: Heather Mills reports on a sample of MPs' opinions

AN ALL-PARTY amendment being tabled tonight to legalise homosexual sex for males of 16 and above is likely to set up a close vote in the Commons on the issue next week, a survey of MPs shows.

Family paid damages over police raid: Community worker describes being subjected to a humiliating ordeal by officers after the Broadwater Farm riots. Heather Mills reports

A COMMUNITY worker described being arrested with a gun thrust into his ribs, held incommunicado for 36 hours, subject to racist taunts and brought only two meals - both inedible because they were covered in spit.
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