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Monday 20 July 2009
Work: A presenter on the BBC News channel. She is taking part in Around the World in 80 Days, a Children in Need challenge.
Life: Married to gastropub owner David. Daughters: Mia, eight, and Scarlett, four.
The Weekend's Television: Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution, Sat, BBC2<br>Revelations: Commando Chaplains, Sun, Channel 4
Monday 13 July 2009
Monday 09 March 2009
The United States will reduce the number of combat brigades in Iraq from 14 to 12 , totalling about 12,000 troops, in the next six months, the US military said, a step in President Barack Obama's plan to end combat operations by August, 2010.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Thursday 21 August 2008
The recent criticism of the UK's libel law by the United Nations sounds particular alarm. This criticism is perhaps not surprising given that, despite various liberalising innovations in our law over the past 20 years, our courts still represent an unduly attractive forum for libel claimants around the world to bring their actions.
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Plans to keep the identities of SAS fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan secret were in tatters last night, following a coroner's landmark decision to allow the naming of two troopers killed in a Puma helicopter crash in Iraq in November 2007.
Friday 18 July 2008
Visitors to Ben Turnbull's new exhibition should prepare themselves for not only a visual assault but an aural one too.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Iraq will be plunged into a new war if Israel or the US launches an attack on Iran, Iraqi leaders have warned. Iranian retaliation would take place in Iraq, said Dr Mahmoud Othman, the influential Iraqi MP.
Friday 06 June 2008
The US is holding hostage some $50bn (£25bn) of Iraq's money in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to pressure the Iraqi government into signing an agreement seen by many Iraqis as prolonging the US occupation indefinitely, according to information leaked to The Independent.
Friday 30 May 2008
Declaring that "loyalty to the truth" was more important than his affection for President George Bush, the softly-spoken former White House press secretary, Scott McClellan, took to the airwaves yesterday to defend his bombshell new book, that has become an overnight sensation and accuses the Bush administration of manipulating intelligence to justify the Iraq war.
Friday 25 April 2008
Tariq Aziz, one of the most famous faces of Saddam Hussein's regime, is to go on trial next week accused of ordering the execution of 42 merchants for increasing food prices in 1992.
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