Lonely hearts beware: He may have told you he was a soldier and run off with your money, but he’s nothing to do with us…
It is a timeless story familiar to romantics everywhere. You hook up with a brave military man serving his country overseas, you make plans for a future together, he starts asking you for money, clears out your bank account and you never hear from him again. Mills & Boon it ain’t.
Defence chiefs have been forced [...]
His name has been hanging around on the fringes of the child abuse row for several weeks, but Sir Cyril Smith has finally become the latest public figure to be hauled into the story, after police were urged to reveal details of investigations into allegations that the former Liberal MP mistreated boys at a hostel [...]
Hard to believe for those emboldened Tory Eurosceptics calling for a more robust approach to the European Union, but David Cameron is standing up to the EU in some parts of the world.
The Prime Minister is fighting a secret battle against EU attempts to take more of the UK’s national powers back to Brussels, internal [...]
Claims of racism within UK police forces continue to provoke anxiety, 13 years since the Macpherson report, and with fresh allegations against Metropolitan Police officers in recent months. The Independent on Sunday last month produced a disturbing analysis showing that complaints of racism made against British police officers have more than doubled in the past [...]
The progress of the Olympic Torch™ around the UK continues to draw out an excitable few, eager to catch a glimpse of a minor celebrity – and maybe catch a free bottle of Coke™ at the same time.
Even as millions watched the Household Cavalry escorting the Queen down the Mall during last week’s Jubilee celebrations, officials at the Ministry of Defence were finalising controversial plans to banish the Royal regiment to the fringes of London in a break with hundreds of years of tradition.
It was probably worth a try, but scores hopefuls who have claimed for “riot damage” even though they live miles from the scenes of last summer’s disturbances have failed to screw any money out of the public purse.
Dozens of people who demanded compensation for damage suffered in the riots have had their claims knocked back, [...]
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