Bank reforms 'won't shield taxpayer from another crisis': Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up 'falls well short' Parliamentary Commission: Plans to separate banks' risky investment arms from high street operations may not be 'adequate'Banks accused of 'culture of culpable greed' Tougher sentences may be introduced for some financial offences | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 Sweeping reforms planned for Britain’s biggest banks will not be enough to protect taxpayers from another financial meltdown, a commission of MPs and peers will say today. In an embarrassment for Chancellor George Osborne, their report will warn that his proposed shake-up ‘falls well short of what is required’. Accusing banks of a ‘culture of culpable greed’, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards will say plans to separate banks’ risky investment arms from their high street operations may not prove ‘adequate’
Jailed Navy petty officer spent three months trying to sell submarine secrets to 'Russian agents named Demitri and Vladimir' with 'fake accents' who were really MI5 agents Edward Devenney, 30, foiled after trying to sell submarine photographs Took photos of secret code for encrypted information on mobile phone He had contacted the Russian Embassy after a 12-hour drinking binge | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 13 December 2012 Edward Devenney was jailed for eight years today A treacherous Royal Navy petty officer who tried to pass secrets about Britain’s nuclear submarines to Russian spies has been jailed for eight years. The Old Bailey heard that Edward Devenney, 30, who was bitter at missing out on a promotion, had phoned the Russian embassy in a bid to betray his country. He offered information about sailing dates and movements of Trident submarines that would have revealed the unique sound ‘signature’ given off by the British nuclear craft, meaning they could have been tracked around the globe
Police worker 'sold secrets about royal protection officers for 32,000' Jairo Dos Santos emailed details of more than 2,700 expenses claims made by members of the Met's Protection Command to a reporterDos Santos hired PR Guru Max Clifford to spark a bidding war between the Mail on Sunday and News of the World He had been sacked from Protection Command's finance department and had overdrawn his account by 1,000 He denies one count of disclosing personal data | UPDATED: 07:35 GMT, 13 December 2012 A cash-strapped police worker joked that he felt like James Bond as he sent secrets about Royal bodyguards to PR guru Max Clifford, a court heard. Jairo Dos Santos, 29, emailed details of more than 2,700 expenses claims made by members of the Met’s Protection Command to a reporter at the Mail on Sunday, it is alleged
That's Christmas sorted: Inside the vast Royal Mail depot that is dealing with half a million presents a dayGiant temporary facility will sort four million parcels in the run-up to ChristmasBoom in online shopping is behind spike in demandMore than 300 seasonal staff will handle deluge of post | UPDATED: 19:07 GMT, 10 December 2012 Here's where Christmas is sorted on a giant scale – a massive postal centre dealing with half a million parcels a day. The giant temporary facility has been set up to handle the avalanche of online shopping over the festive period. More than 300 seasonal staff have been taken on to run the sorting centre in Swindon, Wiltshire – one of eight set up by the Royal Mail around Britain.
Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life. This is one of the UK’s first dedicated weight loss wards, where last year four surgeons performed more than 600 operations to try and help clinically obese patients
Police officer who protected Royal Family facing jail after admitting downloading child porn Christopher Exley admitted having 53 indecent imagesHe is a serving policeman who works in the Met's Special Operations which protects the Royal FamilyAn illegal stash of pictures was found on his computer when his house was raided in February | UPDATED: 19:45 GMT, 10 December 2012 Admitted child porn: Christopher Exley is a serving police officer who works for the Met's Special Operations, which protects the Royal Family A serving policeman who works in the Met’s Special Operations division, which protects the Royal Family, has admitted downloading child porn.
George Galloway's former secretary and Met Police anti-terrorism officer arrested for data protection offencesSenior Met officer Afiz Khan arrested on suspicion of mis-using Met databaseHis wife, George Galloway's former secretary, arrested 'on suspicion of data protection offences'Respect MP claimed in October the pair were running a 'dirty tricks' campaign against him | UPDATED: 13:40 GMT, 7 December 2012 George Galloway’s former secretary has been arrested – along with her anti-terrorism officer husband – on suspicion of data protection offences. Aisha Ali-Khan and her husband, Detective Inspector Afiz Khan, were both arrested on Wednesday on suspicions relating to the mis-use of police databases.
Teenager, 14, who died of asthma attack saves FIVE other children by donating organs Cleo Lloyd, 14, died of an asthma attack at her grandparents' homeHer organs will be donated to five children awaiting transplantsMother says it's a fitting tribute to a girl who 'always put others first' | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 2 December 2012 The family of a tragic schoolgirl who died of an asthma attack today revealed her organs have been donated to five other children. Cleo Lloyd, 14, died when her life support machine was turned off – but her family gave permission for her organs to be used in transplant operations