“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. The description, from the former News International staff journalist Dan Evans, was told to the jury at the phone hacking trial.
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Sunday 01 August 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
Crime gangs rake in up to £4 million a year by flogging "recycled" stolen mobile phones overseas.
Friday 16 July 2010
Today’s Daily Mail recycles The Guardian’s latest hard-to-follow reports of British “complicity” – a favourite word with Blair haters of right and left.
Friday 09 July 2010
The Ritz Hotel in London is decanting surplus toiletries left behind by guests.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Three people have been charged with murdering a father-of-three whose body was found at a landfill site, detectives said today.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
The toy industry faces a crackdown on excessive packaging under plans to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfills, the new Environment Secretary has warned.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Plans for a "pay as you throw" bin tax have been scrapped as the Government looks to reward families who recycle rubbish instead.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
So to the idyllic English summer; snatched glimpses of sunlight, burnt faces in the office and, of course, the sound of leather on willow. The first Test match at Lord's is always an event, and this year's started on Thursday as England took on Bangladesh. There is nothing Small Talk likes more than whiling away an afternoon amid the egg and bacon ties in the pavilion. But it was Giles Clarke, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), who caught the eye last week before a ball had been bowled.
Saturday 22 May 2010
The City watchdog revealed on Wednesday that it has been given a "hit list" of 38,000 names and contact details of so-called "suckers", people who have been highlighted by boiler-room operators as likely victims. The Financial Services Authority is now in the process of contacting all the people concerned to warn them that they are being targeted.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Thursday 15 April 2010
Wednesday 07 April 2010
To get a sense of the real news, of stories which have not been efficiently shaped and varnished for public consumption by the metropolitan media, it is often a good idea to read local papers. There, the apparently small events of everyday life can contain more real significance and truth than the latest well-spun policy iniative or survey from Whitehall.
Sunday 21 March 2010
The "ludicrous" decision to stop protecting the Foreign Office budget from fluctuations in exchange rates has caused an "unacceptable risk" to its ability to function properly, MPs said today.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Friday 12 February 2010
Marina Diamandis' debut album demonstrates the inevitable workings of entropy on pop methodology.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales