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Undercover policing inquiry to open

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Undercover officer Mark Kennedy infiltrated campaign groups A public inquiry into undercover policing in England and Wales is to be formally opened later on Tuesday. Chairman Lord Justice Pitchford will make a statement setting out its aims. Home Secretary Theresa May ordered the review after claims a police “spy” had infiltrated the family “camp” of [...]

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PM in foreign home-buyers warning

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Homes in the UK are being bought by foreigners with “plundered or laundered cash”, David Cameron is to warn. The prime minister will vow to expose the use of “anonymous shell companies” to buy properties. His comments will come in a speech in Singapore about corruption where he will urge the international community to “step [...]

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Froome completes historic Tour win

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Chris Froome became the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice when he safely reached the finish line in Paris at the end of the three-week race. The 2013 champion finished alongside his team-mates on the final stage, behind a sprint won by Andre Greipel. Mark Cavendish, seeking a fifth win on the [...]

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Osborne in Paris for EU reform talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

The chancellor is making the first of a series of trips to key EU capitals, as the government bids to renegotiate the UK’s relationship with the union. George Osborne will meet officials in Paris for two days of talks, with more cities visited in the next six months. A referendum on Britain’s EU membership will [...]

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Lord Sewel quits after drugs claims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Lord Sewel is facing a police inquiry after quitting as House of Lords deputy speaker over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs with prostitutes. Lords Speaker Baroness D’Souza said he had also quit as chairman of the Lords privileges and conduct committee in the wake of the Sun on Sunday‘s story. The footage showed [...]

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Froome set to win Tour de France

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 25, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Chris Froome is set to become the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice after surviving a thrilling attack by Nairo Quintana on Alpe d’Huez. Team Sky’s Froome, 30, led Quintana by two minutes 38 seconds before the penultimate stage but the Colombian rode clear with 9km remaining. Froome, champion in 2013, responded [...]

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Austria crash victims ‘like brothers’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 25, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Two British men who were killed when their car crashed off a mountain road in Austria were “like brothers”, one of their mothers has said. Danny Hall, 25, and Josh Robinson, 22, both from Kent, came off Austria’s highest mountain pass, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, on Friday morning. Mr Robinson’s mother, Jennifer, said it felt [...]

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Obama urges Kenya corruption trials

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 25, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

The US president has urged Kenya to hold “visible” trials to tackle corruption, which he said could be the “biggest impediment” to further growth. After talks in Nairobi, President Obama and Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta said they were “united against terrorism” and efforts to deal with it. But the two leaders differed sharply in their [...]

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Farah roared on to London victory

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 24, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Britain’s Mo Farah received a raucous reception as he eased to victory in the 3,000m at the Anniversary Games in the Olympic Stadium, London. The double Olympic champion clocked the fastest time in the world this year, winning in seven minutes 34.66 seconds “The crowd have been amazing, as has the support I have got [...]

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Soldier dies from Afghanistan wounds

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 24, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

A British soldier has died in hospital from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in 2012, the Ministry of Defence has said. L/Cpl Michael Campbell, of Colwyn Bay, north Wales, was shot while on patrol with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Welsh. The Army reservist died at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday. Colleagues described the 32-year-old as [...]

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