Alps deaths: British father and son, Peter and Charlie Saunders found dead after plunging "hundreds of feet" down a mountain

First pictures of father and son killed in Alps hiking trip : Panic-stricken Briton was 'phoning for help for the 12-year-old when he also fell' Peter and Charlie Saunders died at 'The Junction' in Chamonix ValleyPair had set off on hike without specialist equipment like crampons Spring thaw of snow and ice creates potentially lethal conditions PUBLISHED: 10:59 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 17 March 2013 A frantic father made a desperate call to emergency services after his 12-year-old son plunged down a French mountain before the line went dead as he fell to his own death trying to rescue him. Peter and Charlie Saunders were found dead within a few hundred metres of each other after tumbling 'hundreds of feet' in the Chamonix Valley in the Alps

PC admits selling story about John Terry"s shoplifter mother to The Sun: Prison officer also leaked information

PC admits selling story about John Terry's shoplifter mother to The Sun: Prison officer also leaked information Alan Tierney sold information about arrest of John Terry's mother Sue Tierney also sold information about arrest of Rolling Stone Ronnie WoodPrison officer Richard Trunkfield admitted leaking high profile inmate detailsTierney and Trunkfield were arrested under Operation Elveden By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 9 March 2013 A policeman and a prison officer yesterday pleaded guilty to selling stories about a celebrity and a high-profile inmate to The Sun.

Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge"s contract in real life kitchen nightmare

Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge's contract in real life kitchen nightmare after 12 years at the helm Chef had been negotiating new long-term agreement for Art Deco dining rooms at high-end Mayfair hotelClinched deal in 2001 with ex-business partner and estranged father-in-lawFive-star hotel's dining rooms lost Michelin status in January 2010 after head chef quit it was reported that Gordon Ramsay would face competition from his estranged father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson. Mr Hutcheson and his son Adam were said to be launching a chain of healthy fast-food restaurants called Scoffs, serving British tapas for diet-conscious office workers

HMRC accused of missing its target "by a mile" during crackdown on tax fraud and error

HMRC accused of missing its target 'by a mile' in attempted crackdown on tax credit fraud and error 2.27billion lost in 2010/11 due to tax credit fraud and error despite efforts to curb lossesTax bosses had hoped to reduce losses by 1.4billion But they only cut 500million as a fifth of cases resulted in overpayment Margaret Hodge said that senior officials needed to 'get a grip' and resolve 'deeply worrying' issues By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 01:36 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:07 GMT, 14 February 2013 A HMRC crackdown on tax credit fraud and error missed its target 'by a mile', as tax bosses failed to stop losses of more than 850 million. Despite instigating a plan to tackle inefficiencies, error was still rife in the taxation system throughout 2010/11 as 2.27 billion was lost. Watchdogs criticised the failed approach, demanding that tax bosses 'get a grip' and saying that the money could have been spent on 'schools and hospitals'.

Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal

Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 00:51 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 10 February 2013 A British grandmother facing the firing squad in Bali for drug smuggling will appeal against her sentence tomorrow, her lawyer has revealed. Lindsay Sandiford was caught smuggling almost 5kg of cocaine worth 1.6 million into the country from Bangkok last May

Afghan president Hamid Karzai tells ministers to cut costs while staying at Claridge"s with 40 officials

Afghan president tells his ministers to cut costs while staying at Claridge's (suite 7,000 a night) with entourage of 40, and you pick up the bill Hamid Karzai issued decree telling officials to cut back on expensive tripsSame day he checks into exclusive London hotel costing up to 7k a nightAfghan premier was in UK for peace talks with Pakistan president Zardari By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 10:21 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 9 February 2013 His war-torn country is one of the poorest in the world. But Afghan President Hamid Karzai showed he has a taste for the finer things in life this week – by asking the British taxpayer to put him and his 40-strong entourage up at Claridge’s during a stay in London

Office worker, 24, fined 400 for dropping small sachet of SALT in front of litter warden

Office worker, 24, fined 400 for dropping small sachet of SALT in front of litter wardenLaura Howells, 24, dropped the KFC salt sachet – measuring 2.5cm by 5cmShe was spotted by a council litter enforcement officer and given a 75 fineMiss Howells was taken to court when she failed to pay the fine and charged a further 316 in court costs and a 15 victim surcharge fee By Suzannah Hills PUBLISHED: 12:32 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 28 January 2013 Fined: Laura Howells, 24, was given a 75 on-the-spot fine when she dropped a packet of salt in a car park in Llanelli, west Wales A young woman has been fined 400 for dropping a packet of salt on the ground in a car park. Office worker Laura Howells, 24, dropped the tiny sachet – measuring just 2.5cm by 5cm – as she ate her lunch from a KFC takeaway. But she was spotted eating in her car by a litter enforcement officer from the local council who handed her a 75-on-the-spot fine.

Angela Vane, 40, charged with murder of Devon toddler

Woman, 40, charged with murder of toddler, 2, found dead in home by member of public Angela Vane, 40 will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court todayShe was arrested on Saturday after boy, 2, was found dead at a homeShocked neighbours leave floral tributes near house in Modbury, Devon By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 01:54 GMT, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:55 GMT, 21 January 2013 A 40-year-old woman was last night charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy. Angela Vane, 40, from Modbury, Devon, will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court today after the toddler was found at a home on Saturday morning, Devon and Cornwall Police said. Officers were called to the house after the boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

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

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.

Almost 200 BBC executives given pay-offs of more than 100,000 EACH in just three years

BBC to be investigated by watchdog over revelations that 200 executives received pay-offs of 100,000 EACH in just three years A total of 14 senior managers pocketed more than 300,000 eachHighest individual payment was 949,000 to Mark Byford MPs said losing a well-paid job at BBC is like 'winning the lottery' By Simon Cable PUBLISHED: 05:04 GMT, 26 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:13 GMT, 27 December 2012 The BBC is to be investigated by the National Audit Office after it emerged that almost 200 of the corporation’s managers have been handed payoffs of 100,000 each in the past three years. The watchdog is to examine the scale of severance packages in the New Year after MPs recently claimed that losing a job at the BBC was like ‘winning the lottery’. The move comes after it was revealed that the BBC’s former Director General, George Entwistle, received a 450,000 exit package when he left the job last month – double what he was entitled to