Torment of a married trader whom 'macho' bullies in the City falsely accused of being gay in six-year bullying campaign Barney James claimed he was victim of harassment from colleagues He says co-workers took drugs, used prostitutes and watched porn at workCase has now been settled after discussions between the parties By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 22:05 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:00 GMT, 23 April 2013 A city trader was the victim of a sustained campaign of homophobic bullying by ‘macho and boorish’ colleagues despite being a happily married, heterosexual father of two, a tribunal heard. For almost six years, Barney James claimed he was the victim of relentless harassment from fellow bankers, who he says took drugs, used prostitutes and watched pornography at work. Mr James, 33, alleged that he was regularly referred to by derogatory names such as ‘fat homo’ and ‘big angry gay’ at US investment bank BGC Partners LP
Chancellor's 22m boost for Britain's wonder stuff: Osborne announces investment to capitalise on grapheneThe carbon-based material is one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and conductiveIt is tougher than diamond but stretches like rubberThe Chancellor hopes it can be used in mobile phone touch screens and super-light aircraft | UPDATED: 22:43 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Chancellor is to set aside 22million to help the UK profit from a super-strong material developed in British labs. George Osborne will today announce the capital investment to enable industry to capitalise upon the Nobel Prize-winning substance of graphene. The carbon-based material is one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and conductive materials known to man.
Madeleine 'detective' from U.S accused of swindling 30k from search fund extradited Kevin Halligen will be flown to Washington on Thursday after losing his High Court appealIn 2008, Halligen's company signed a contract to help find Maddie, who went missing a year earlier | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 15 December 2012 No leads: Madeleine McCann A self-styled security consultant accused of swindling the Madeleine McCann fund out of 300,000 is to be extradited to the United States this week to face fraud charges. Kevin Halligen, 53, lost his final appeal before the High Court in London on Friday and will be flown to Washington on Thursday to face allegations of cheating former business partners out of 1.2 million
City lunch for two cost investment manager 1.7m… after bosses found out he tried to poach another worker | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 11 December 2012 Fahim Imam-Sadeque will not receive his bonus It was a lunch that has undoubtedly left a bitter taste in his mouth. A city high flyer lost a 1.7m bonus claim in the High Court today over what has been described as the world's most expensive lunch.
Women with careers 'twice as likely' to be victims of domestic abuse as they 'threaten men's authority and power' | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 1 December 2012 Trouble at home: the study found that women who go out to work were more likely to report having faced abuse from their partner Women who work are more likely to be abused by male partners than women who don't, a study has found. New research carried out in the US has found that domestic violence is more than twice as likely to happen in homes where both partners have jobs