A former international badminton player who became a bodyguard and close friend to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei abused her position to steal diamonds worth £11.6m from her “extremely wealthy” employer, a court heard yesterday.
Isleworth Crown Court
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Wednesday 29 June 2011
England midfielder Jack Wilshere was part of a group which hurled homophobic insults at revellers before a fight began outside a nightclub, a court heard.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Masked robbers held up an Arab diplomat at gunpoint as he left a bank in London, stealing almost £2m.
Friday 24 June 2011
One of the most scrutinised murder mysteries of the past decade came to an end yesterday as Levi Bellfield was found guilty of murdering schoolgirl Milly Dowler. Emotional scenes gripped the Old Bailey as the 13-year-old's mother and sister collapsed in hysterics following the verdict, wailing and shouting, "guilty".
Friday 06 May 2011
A pensioner has been jailed for five years for attempting to smuggle almost £100,000 worth of heroin into Britain.
Saturday 09 April 2011
Two people who embarked on a spree of violent robberies have been jailed, police said.
Friday 08 April 2011
Michael "Mac" McGann was a folk singer and songwriter, a unique guitarist, barrelhouse blues pianist, harmonica player, graphic artist, wood carver and cartoonist. He was best-known for his live performances in pubs and clubs around London alongside guitarists and singers who would become more famous – including John Martyn, John Renbourn, Ralph McTell and the "King of the Buskers" Don Partridge. McGann co-founded several folk bands, including the Levee Breakers in the 1960s with the 12-string guitarist Johnny Joyce and singer Beverley Kutner (later to become Beverley Martyn). They were a breakthrough outfit who became a major influence on McTell and such folk groups as Pentangle, with Renbourn and Bert Jantsch, and later the Incredible String Band.
Monday 14 March 2011
It may be premature to announce "he's back", but there was no denying that Tiger Woods was at least worthy of his traditional Sunday shirt colour yesterday. With a deep-in-the-red 66, the former world No 1 produced his best final round in any tournament since he returned from the sex scandal to gain his highest placing of the season at the WGC Cadillac Championship.
Monday 07 March 2011
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Not since he stunned the world as a 21-year-old has Tiger Woods been so unfancied to win a golf tournament. That is the opinion of the bookmakers, who have the former world No 1 as a 14-1 shot to prevail here at the Accenture Match Play Championship. It happens to be the longest price on Woods for 14 years and more than 250 events.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Andy Gray was sacked by Sky Sports today after footage emerged of the presenter appearing to make an inappropriate remark to a female colleague.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
The controversy surrounding comments by Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray took a new twist today when reporter Andy Burton was disciplined for referring to assistant referee Sian Massey as a "bit of a looker".
Saturday 15 January 2011
A retired school caretaker and football coach who sexually abused young boys for 35 years was starting an indefinite prison sentence today.
Friday 17 September 2010
Three family members were sentenced today for defrauding charities of more than £500,000 by applying for funding for spurious projects.
Monday 13 September 2010
A girl aged 11 girl died after she fell off an inflatable banana water-sled and was struck by a speedboat. Marie-Simone Cronje had been on a weekend day out in a lake at the Princes sports club, near Feltham, west London. She died from her injuries in hospital in Isleworth.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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