Milly Dowler police who failed to investigate phone hacking claims in 2002 are let off with a warning


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Senior Surrey police officers suffered 'collective amnesia' over hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone… but got let off with 'words of advice' despite failing to actIPCC finds Surrey's senior officers knew of crime in 2002 but ignored it 'Senior officers appear to have been afflicted by a form of collective amnesia'Craig Denholm and Maria Woodall were accused of knowing for a decade Lack of evidence means that misconduct charges against them are droppedBut Surrey Police still take 'management action' against the serving officers /11/03/article-2227215-005799A400000258-131_634x891.jpg” width=”634″ height=”891″ alt=”Tributes: Craig Denholm (left) stands with Bob and Sally Dowler, Milly's parents, who said because her voicemail messages disappeared they believed she was alive – in fact her her phone had been hacked” class=”blkBorder” /> Tributes: Craig Denholm (left) stands with Bob and Sally Dowler, Milly's parents, who said because her voicemail messages disappeared they believed she was alive – in fact her her phone had been hacked Mr Denholm was disciplined by Surrey for failing to 'assess material sent to him' and Ms Woodall for not 'making the connection between the convictions for phone-hacking in 2007 and the events of 2002'.

Corruption probe is launched into Nicholas Sarkozy amid claims he took 40m from Colonel Gaddafi to fund election campaign


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Nicholas Sarkozy in corruption probe amid claims he took 40MILLION from Colonel Gaddafi to fund election campaignFrench law bans candidates from receiving cash payments above 6,300Claims donations were laundered through banks in Panama and SwitzerlandSarkozy called Gaddafi 'Brother Leader' at controversial visit to Paris in 2007Former president may have accepted 40million in under-the-table kickbacks By Matt Blake and Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 11:10 GMT, 19 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:29 GMT, 20 April 2013 Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy is to be formally investigated amid claims he accepted 40million in under-the-table kickbacks from Colonel Gaddafi during his 2007 election campaign, it was revealed today. An official at the public prosecutor’s office said an inquiry had been opened after allegations by French-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine, himself under investigation over arms sales to Pakistan in the 1990s. Mr Sarkozy, 58, faces a range of charges including bribery and corruption, forgery, misuse of corporate assets and influence peddling, according to a judicial source.

Ten "potentially dangerous" terror suspects including pair linked to liquid bomb plot "will be free by the end of the year"


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Ten 'potentially dangerous' terror suspects including pair linked to liquid bomb plot 'will be free by the end of the year' Terrorism suspects used to held under renewable control ordersNow orders known as Tpims have a two-year maximumThe new orders can be extended only if there is fresh evidence Ten potentially dangerous individuals will be free from next year . Labelled control orders ‘Light’ they were in some critical aspects weaker than the orders they replaced. As well as being time limited, they could not be used to remove individuals from their homes and send them to different parts of the country

Jack Straw uses Official Secrets defence for allegations of conspiracy in "torture" case


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Jack Straw uses Official Secrets defence for allegations of conspiracy in 'torture' case | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 30 December 2012 Jack Straw is using the Official Secrets Act to defend himself in court over allegations of conspiracy in the torture of a Libyan national and his family. The revelation that the former Foreign Secretary is relying on secrecy laws has provoked allegations of a cover-up over the scandal of Britain’s alleged involvement in the kidnap and handover of Libyan dissidents to Colonel Gaddafi.

"Sexsomnia": Rising number of attackers are trying extraordinary defence


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Are men getting away with rape by pretending they were asleep Rising number of attackers are trying extraordinary defence that they had 'sexsomnia' PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 28 December 2012 Convicted: Actor Simon Morris claimed her suffered from 'sexsomnia' – but saw his claim thrown out and a verdict of guilty was returned For bit-part actor Simon Morris, an appearance in the dock at Cardiff Crown Court last week was an opportunity to put his dramatic skills to the test.

Ditch free-for-all on extensions that will set neighbour against neighbour, say MPs


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Ditch free-for-all on extensions that will set neighbour against neighbour, say MPsThree-year relaxation of rules is designed to boost construction industryMPs called for Government to 'go back to the drawing board'Warned greater size of extensions will risk creating unsightly buildings | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 20 December 2012 David Cameron’s plans to allow large extensions in back gardens could set neighbour against neighbour and blight entire districts, MPs said last night. The controversial proposals, announced in September, would allow 26-foot extensions to be built without planning permission.

Workers to have their redundancy notice halved to just 45 days: Unions condemn move as "utter madness"


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Workers to have their redundancy notice halved to just 45 days: Unions condemn move as 'utter madness' The consultation period required before bosses can make large-scale redundancies is being cut from 90 to 45 daysMove was welcomed by British Chambers of Commerce which said it would cut red-tapeBut news was met with fury from unions at a time of job insecurity and a faltering economy | UPDATED: 23:39 GMT, 18 December 2012 Bosses were yesterday given the green light to make their workers redundant more quickly. The consultation period required before large-scale redundancies are made is being halved

Online porn: Charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filth

Online porn, the fight MUST go on: Furious charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filthPorn block has support of parents but ministers say no Child safety campaigners say Government has bowed to internet service providersCharities to continue the battle to protect vulnerable children | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 Ministers were accused of putting the profits of internet giants ahead of the safety of children yesterday in the row over online porn. Child safety campaigners said the Coalition’s decision to veto an automatic block – despite clear evidence that parents support the idea – had left them ‘back at square one’. Rather than forcing users to ‘opt in’ for pornography, internet service providers will merely be asked to ‘actively encourage’ parents to switch on filters if children are likely to be using computers in the home

Online porn: The fight MUST go on: Furious charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filth


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Online porn, the fight MUST go on: Furious charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filthPorn block has support of parents but ministers say no Child safety campaigners say Government has bowed to internet service providersCharities to continue the battle to protect vulnerable children | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 16 December 2012 Ministers were accused of putting the profits of internet giants ahead of the safety of children yesterday in the row over online porn. Child safety campaigners said the Coalition’s decision to veto an automatic block – despite clear evidence that parents support the idea – had left them ‘back at square one’

Simon Morris claims he was asleep and can"t remember alleged sex attack due to "sexsomnia"


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I didn't rape girl of 15… I suffer from sexsomnia: Actor claims he was asleep and can't remember attack Simon Morris, 42, described history of having sex with partners while asleep Told Cardiff Crown Court he had tests to 'try to understand' the conditionStarred in film alongside Michael Caine, in Hollyoaks and the West End | UPDATED: 20:46 GMT, 13 December 2012 Sexsomnia: Actor Simon Morris, 42, pictured, who is accused of raping a teenage girl told Cardiff Crown Court that he had no recollection of the alleged rape An actor accused of raping a teenage girl yesterday blamed it on ‘sexsomnia’, a condition which he claims causes him to have sex in his sleep