The Liberal Democrats’ calamitous handling of the Lord Rennard sexual harassment allegations looks set to be arbitrated by the courts after the peer’s supporters indicated he would if necessary take legal action to retain his position in the House of Lords.
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Wednesday 25 April 2012
Former prime minister Gordon Brown was not in a "balanced state of mind" when he called Rupert Murdoch to "declare war" on his company, the media tycoon told the Leveson Inquiry today.
Monday 20 February 2012
A large scale exercise to test how the emergency services will need to react if a major incident strikes during the London 2012 Games will be staged this week.
Monday 13 February 2012
It took the arrest of five journalists from The Sun to put Lord Justice Leveson's examination of our newspapers into context. At the end of last week, it would have been possible to believe that the most significant aspect of the inquiry into press standards was the dispute between Hugh Grant and the editor of the Daily Mail over a woman with a posh voice.
Thursday 19 January 2012
The inquests into the deaths of the 52 victims of the 7/7 suicide bombings cost more than £4.6 million, official figures show.
Thursday 22 December 2011
It was like being scheduled against the Christmas special of Downton Abbey.
Friday 18 November 2011
Karren Brady, West Ham United's vice-chairman, had her mobile telephone records "unlawfully obtained by subterfuge" at the height of the ill-tempered contest last year with Tottenham Hotspur to win the tenancy to the Olympic Stadium, a judge said yesterday.
Friday 18 November 2011
Firm used by Tottenham admits 'wrongfully obtaining' West Ham executive's records
Thursday 04 August 2011
A woman paralysed from the chest down when she dived into an indoor swimming pool at a late-night party and hit her head on the bottom has lost her claim for £6m damages from the pool owner.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke says his controversial sentencing Bill will be changed but denies a policy u-turn.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Outlook This is not to prejudge the outcome of the proceedings the Insolvency Service began yesterday against the former directors of the parent company of Farepak, but it is genuinely heartening to see the Government seek to hold someone to account for what was a sordid episode. The only losers so far from the Farepak scandal have been its savers – five Christmases have passed since they learned tens of millions of pounds of money put by so prudently had somehow gone up in smoke, but little responsibility has been attached to anyone involved.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
An Old Bailey judge today spoke out about the "shambles" in the criminal justice system caused by "failures by the Crown Prosecution Service".
Thursday 08 July 2010
It wasn’t so long ago that being moderately famous seemed, quite literally, like a license to get away with murder.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Equitable Life policyholders came a step closer to getting compensation today when plans to pay them were included in the Queen's Speech.
Friday 19 March 2010
A bitter legal battle between two of the City's biggest names ended today with a High Court judge ruling that BGC Partners had illegally tried to poach a string of employees from its rival Tullett Prebon.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more