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
Two senior Doctor Who staff 'used their jobs to sexually exploit young male fans of BBC show in 1980s' Producer John Nathan-Turner 'groomed young men who visited studios' Production manager Gary Downie was also involved, new book claimsBook claims JNT once engaged in sex act in BBC office while on phone By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 16:21 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 24 March 2013 The BBC faces a new sex scandal over claims two senior Doctor Who staff abused their positions to exploit fans. A book alleges the show’s longest-serving producer, John Nathan-Turner, and his partner, production manager Gary Downie, preyed on young male fans in the 1980s.
Couple with disabled boy slapped with 70 parking ticket as they carried him to their car outside their home Karl Wade and Rebecca Harbourne had been fitting special splints to son Devon, four, when warden appeared Temporary restrictions had been imposed outside their home Birmingham council refused two appeals because their case 'lacks merit' | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 26 December 2012 [captio Parents who parked outside their home as they carried their seriously disabled boy to their car were shocked to see they had been given a ticket. Karl Wade, 37, briefly left his Nissan Note people carrier in front of his house as he and his partner Rebecca Harbourne, 28, strapped splints to the legs of four-year-old Devon, who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. When they emerged from the front door with their son minutes later, however, they found they had been issued with a 70 fine.