Audit firms" "cosy" links to the Treasury: Damning report attacks Government"s relationship with "Big Four" companies

Audit firms' 'cosy' links to the Treasury: Damning report attacks Government's relationship with 'Big Four' companiesCommittee says accountants have 'inside knowledge' of tax loopholes By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 00:44 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 26 April 2013 Margaret Hodge said accountants knew about tax loopholes Britain's biggest accountancy firms have ‘an unhealthily cosy relationship with Government’, a damning report from MPs will warn today.

More than 40% of town halls in council tax hike revolt as they shun Pickles"s plans for a freeze

More than 40% of town halls in council tax hike revolt as they shun Pickles's plans for a freezeGovernment offer grants equal to 1 per cent rise to keep council tax frozenSurvey found 41 per cent of English councils plan a tax increase next year By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 Brave face: Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has yet again promised grants to English councils to keep tax rate More than 40 per cent of town halls plan to increase council tax this year in a major revolt against the Government’s wish to freeze local bills. For a third year, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has offered councils in England the cash equivalent of a 1 per cent rise in grants return for keeping their rates to local taxpayers the same

Mother, 34, loses an eye 30 years after catching infection from dog mess in a park

Mother, 34, loses an eye 30 years after catching infection from dog mess in a park | UPDATED: 10:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 A mother has lost her eye 30 years after catching a toxic infection caused by dog faeces when she was just four. Nadine Nash, 34, had to have her eye removed and replaced with a prosthetic after spending ten years in agony as her sight deteriorated because of the virulent infection.

Ashraf Rossli: We feel cheated by British justice, say parents of "Bad Samaritan" riot victim

We feel cheated by British justice, say parents of 'Bad Samaritan' riot victim Ashraf Rossli, 21, was robbed by two men as he lay on the ground with a shattered jaw during last summer's London riotsReece Donovan and John Kafunda were charged but their convictions overturned on ThursdayThe Judge said the conviction was unsafe as it was based on evidence from two anonymous witnesses | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 1 December 2012 The parents of a Malaysian student robbed by thugs posing as Good Samaritans have described how they feel cheated by British justice after the men convicted of the attack were acquitted by an Appeal Court judge. Ashraf Rossli, 21, was robbed by two men who tried to ‘help’ him to his feet as he lay on the ground having had his jaw shattered by a thug during last summer’s London riots. The robbery, filmed on a mobile phone and uploaded on to YouTube, caused outrage

Pair jailed for robbing Malaysian student by posing as Good Samaritans during London Riots are freed as convictions are quashed

Pair jailed for robbing Malaysian student by posing as Good Samaritans during London Riots are freed as convictions are quashedMillions of people watched in horror the CCTV footage of 21-year-old Ashraf Rossli being robbed John Kassongs Kafunda, 23, and Reece Donovan, 25 were jailed for robbing him, but saw their convictions overturned todayMr Rossli had only moments earlier had his jaw shattered by another rioter as he cycled in Barking, east London, in August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 29 November 2012 Two men who were locked up after they were found guilty of involvement in one of the defining moments of the London riots today had their convictions quashed. Millions of people around the world watched in horror CCTV footage of 21-year-old Ashraf Rossli being robbed by men purporting to be Good Samaritans. Mr Rossli, a Malaysian accountancy student, had only moments earlier had his jaw shattered by another rioter as he cycled in Barking, east London, in August 2011.