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Diana doctor at crash scene thought she would live

The first doctor to stop at the scene of the crash which killed Diana, Princess of Wales thought she would survive, he told the inquest into her death today. Dr Frederic Mailliez was driving through the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris in the early ...

All the birds at the farm are being culled as a precaution

The type of bird flu found in turkeys on a Suffolk farm is the virulent H5N1 strain, according to government vets. The virus was discovered on Sunday at Redgrave Park Farm near Diss, where all 6,500 birds, most of them turkeys, are being slaughtered.


The 15 fatal failures that could sink Scotland Yard Chief Officer

A report this week will pinpoint Scotland Yard's failings in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. After last week's court verdict, can the Met chief stay in his post? Mark Townsend and Jamie Doward report

Madeleine DNA bombshell: 'New results put Gerry and Kate back in the frame'

New forensic tests appear to support the theory that Kate and Gerry McCann could have been involved in Madeleine's disappearance, it has emerged.


Man hatches murder plot to copy Brad Pitt film

A man has admitted planning to murder seven people in the manner of the Brad Pitt film Seven. Christopher Rohan from Canterbury devised the "elaborate and ritualistic" scheme to hurt people he believed had wronged him.

Jean Charles de Menezes: Followed to train, then shot

London's police force has been found guilty of endangering the public over the shooting dead of a man officers mistook for a suicide bomber. The Metropolitan Police broke health and safety laws when they pursued Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes o...


Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible'

UK - New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence. In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by...

Royal targeted in sex and drugs blackmail plot

A MEMBER of the royal family has been targeted in an alleged “sex and drugs” blackmail plot being investigated by Scotland Yard. The royal - who cannot be named for legal reasons - called in the police after being approached by two alleged blackma...


Bugs used to fight London gangs

Listening devices and hidden cameras are being used by police in London to help infiltrate gangs of youths. Detectives hope the hi-tech gadgets - which can be placed in cars, homes or on street corners - can help yield vital intelligence.

Helicopter crew 'spied on sunbather'

EASTBOURNE - The crew of a Ministry of Defence helicopter broke low-flying rules, causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to a Sussex mansion, so that they could spy on an au-pair who was sunbathing, the High Court was told yesterday.


Britain to recruit spies from video game

LONDON - One of Britain's intelligence agencies will embed advertisements into popular video games this month in a bid to attract new recruits, The Times reported on Thursday.

Cameron: 'Look at me and think of Schwarzenegger'

Tory leader David Cameron signals today that he will try to extend the dramatic political gains the Conservatives have made over the last fortnight by pressing ahead with his centrist, liberal agenda, inspired by California governor Arnold Schwarz...


Mr Brown's decision ends weeks of speculation

Gordon Brown has said he will not call a general election this autumn. The PM said he wanted a chance to show the country his "vision for change" and to develop his policies further. He said an election could have been held based on "competency" i...

Prince William angered by new paparazzi chase

Prince William has expressed concern after he and Kate Middleton were “aggressively” pursued in their car by paparazzi, Clarence House has said. William had been “left concerned” by the “threatening behaviour” of some photographers as the couple l...


The jury saw a picture of the princess in the Mercedes

Jurors at the inquest into the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed have been shown new photographs of the couple's last moments. One picture shows the princess in the back of their Mercedes as it left the Ritz Hotel minutes before crashing i...

Under-fire: Police Community Support Officers

ENGLAND - The controversy over Police Community Support Officers deepened last night with the emergence of a leaked memo that "makes a mockery" of their ability to fight crime. The memo states that PCSOs - dubbed Blunkett's Bobbies after the home ...


A memorial mass for Jean Charles de Menezes

LONDON - A police officer identified Jean Charles de Menezes to armed colleagues shouting "here he is" moments before the 27-year-old electrician was shot seven times in the head in front of horrified commuters, a court heard yesterday.

A British soldier in Basra: there are fears of a renewed bombing campaign after the initial withdrawal from Basra Palace

Gordon Brown announced today a doubling of the British troops that will be withdrawn from Iraq before Christmas, during his first visit to the country as Prime Minister. Mr Brown, speaking in Baghdad after meeting Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime ...


Mohamed Al Fayed speaks to the media as he arrives at the Royal Court of Justice in London for the start of the Inquest into the death of Princess Diana and his son Dodi Fayed, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.

LONDON — The British inquest into the death of Princess Diana and her companion, Dodi Fayed, opened Tuesday with the aim of officially deciding, once and for all, what happened in their car crash in Paris a decade ago.

Schwarzenegger's blueprint for terminating British PM

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday gave Britain's main opposition Conservative Party his action plan for winning power and overhauling Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The former Hollywood tough-guy, famous for his roles in the "Termi...



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