How come you are still alive? British detectives" chilling question to Russian whistleblower heightens fears that his fellow dissident was…

How come you are still alive British detectives' chilling question to Russian whistleblower heightens fears that his fellow dissident was murdered | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 9 December 2012 Claims about the detectives' questioning were made in the blog by dissident Valery Morozov, pictured Police investigating the death of a Russian whistleblower have raised fears over the safety of another Russian who fled to Britain after falling out with President Putin’s government. The body of 44-year-old Alexander Perepilichny was found outside his home in Weybridge, Surrey, last month

Businessman in 34m VAT fraud ordered to pay back just 1m after blowing the rest on lavish champagne lifestyle

Businessman in 34m VAT fraud ordered to pay back just 1m after blowing the rest on lavish champagne lifestyleThomas Scragg, 56, has been jailed for 17 years He has been convicted of leading one of the biggest scams in British fraud history The career criminal spent 14 million living the high-life | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 5 December 2012 Champagne lifestyle: Thomas Scragg has been told to pay back just 980,000 after conning UK tax officials out of 34m A businessman who masterminded a 34million VAT scam has been ordered to pay back just 980,000 after a court heard he had blown the rest on a lavish champagne lifestyle. Thomas Scragg, 56, was jailed for 17 years after being convicted of leading one of the biggest scams in British fraud history.

Sharp as a tack and by god hell need to be

Sharp as a tack – and by god he’ll need to be | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 27 November 2012 The process of appointing the next governor of the Bank of England was proclaimed as the most open and transparent ever – it was even the first time the post had been advertised. But when it came to choosing the person to do the most important non-elected job in Britain – keeping the economic and financial system honest and stable – Downing Street was leaving nothing to chance