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Peter Hain accuses London law firm of 'whitewash'

A British peer has accused UK-based law firm Hogan Lovells of helping to cover up corruption in South Africa. The firm had carried out a “fatally flawed whitewash” after being hired to investigate alleged corruption at South Africa’s tax-collection agency, Lord Hain said in the House of Lords. Hogan Lovells strongly denied the allegation. It is the latest UK firm ...

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John Worboys: Rapist's jail move bid refused in 2015

Rapist John Worboys was denied a move to an open prison two years before it was assessed he was safe to be freed, it has emerged. The Parole Board confirmation of its 2015 decision came as ministers consider challenging the release of the ex-London black cab driver in court. The board had ruled against moving Worboys from a high-security jail ...

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Just Eat offers £10 to woman after a driver sent her unwanted messages

Just Eat offered a £10 voucher to a woman who complained a delivery driver sent her unwanted messages. Michelle Midwinter posted screenshots of the conversation on Twitter in which the man appears to call her “baby” and sends her a pair of lips as an emoji. She also posted Just Eat’s reply to her complaint in which they offered her ...

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Dolores O'Riordan: Police say death is not suspicious

The death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious by the Metropolitan Police. Police also confirmed a report was being compiled ready to hand to the coroner’s office to investigate the causes of O’Riordan’s death. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, died in London suddenly on Monday, aged 46. The Cranberries enjoyed international success in the ...

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Man jailed after harassing BBC presenter

A former friend of Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, who has harassed the BBC journalist for more than 20 years, has been further jailed. Edward Vines, 47, inflicted “psychological torture” on the BBC star by repeatedly breaching a restraining order, a court heard. Vines was in prison for a previous breach when he committed one of the new offences. He was ...

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Donald Tusk: EU's 'heart still open to UK' over Brexit

The UK would be welcome to stay in the EU if it changed its mind about Brexit, Donald Tusk has suggested. The European Council President told MEPs that the UK would leave the bloc unless it had a “change of heart”. “We haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open for you.” The comments were welcomed by ...

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Terror trial: Big Ben among terror targets, court hears

Big Ben and Heathrow Airport were among landmarks targeted by a British man who was “fascinated” by the so-called Islamic State, a court has heard. Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, from east London, denies preparing acts of terrorism. He is on trial at the Old Bailey in London alongside three other men, aged between 19 and 27. Mark Heywood QC, opening ...

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Carillion directors to be investigated

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government has ordered a fast-track investigation into directors at the failed construction firm Carillion. The UK’s second biggest construction firm went into liquidation on Monday, after running up losses on contracts and struggling with heavy debts. The Business Secretary has asked for an investigation by the Official Receiver to be broadened and ...

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Harry Uzoka death: Two charged with model's murder

Two men have been charged with the murder of a London model who was killed by a stab wound to the heart. Harry Uzoka, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, at about 17:00 GMT on Thursday. George Koh, 24, of York Way, Camden, and Jonathan Okigbo, 23 of Trevithick House, Kentish Town, will appear ...

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Hassocks Golf Club robbery victim locked in freezer

A man has been tied up and locked in an industrial fridge-freezer during a burglary at a West Sussex golf club. The 55-year-old man, who is a member of staff at the Hassocks Golf Club in London Road, Hassocks, was attacked by three men at about 22:15 GMT on Sunday. The men demanded to know where the safe was, before ...

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