French Alps Shooting: Police admit they contaminated vital evidence at massacre crime scene

French police admit they contaminated vital evidence at Alps massacre crime scene as investigators say case could remain unsolvedLatest in a catalogue of blunders which may mean 'case is never solved'Detectives had thought ‘mystery DNA’ found might lead to the killer But police ‘expert’ ‘accidentally contaminated’ crime-scene, it is claimed /11/22/article-2236716-159C4707000005DC-295_634x471.jpg” alt=”Prayers: Saad Al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and her 74-year-old mother Suhaila Al-Allaf, was laid to rest in the same grave last week” class=”blkBorder” height=”471″ width=”634″> Prayers: Saad Al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and her 74-year-old mother Suhaila Al-Allaf, was laid to rest in the same grave in November Mr Maillaud has failed to publicly identify a number of key witnesses who were in the area at the time of the shootings, and has even withheld a colour photograph of the Al-Hillis taken minutes before the attack. This would have been released as a matter of routine in the UK, as a way of jogging the memories of people who might have seen them, or their killer. Now Mr Maillaud insists that no ‘significant’ DNA clues were left at the scene, despite work on samples still being carried out by the IRCGN, and by Christian Doutremepuich, a professor who runs a state-of-the-art laboratory in Bordeaux, in south west France.

Man with no shame, Sir David Nicholson, "must share blame" over Mid Staffs scandal, Health Secretary finally admits

Man with no shame Sir David Nicholson 'must share blame' over Mid Staffs scandal, Health Secretary finally admitsJeremy Hunt changes stance on chief executive of the health serviceUp to 1,200 people died needlessly because of poor care By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 14 March 2013 The most powerful man in the NHS ‘bears some responsibility’ for the tragedy at Mid Staffordshire, the Health Secretary admitted for the first time yesterday. Jeremy Hunt acknowledged Sir David Nicholson’s failings while running the regional health authority.

Findus" lasagne has been "contaminated with horse meat since last summer"

Findus lasagnes have been 'contaminated with horse meat since last summer', leaked letter reveals as supermarkets clear YET MORE shelvesLasagne packs manufactured at plant in Metz by French company ComigelConcerns the horse meat contained drug bute – a known human health riskFirm 'was told last week that food had been contaminated since August' Top politicians say they will no longer eat processed beef after scandalComigel could face prosecution for supplying mis-labelled meat are likely to be non-conform and consequently the labelling on finished products is incorrect. The supplier has asked us to withdraw the raw material batches.' Findus could not be reached for comment on Mr Watson's claim. Downing Street described the incident as 'distasteful' but stressed there was no evidence of a health risk and urged consumers to follow the FSA advice

60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is "fantastic"

60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is 'fantastic'Pathway involves the sick being sedated and usually denied nutrition and fluidsFamilies kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatmentHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt said pathway was a 'fantastic step forward'Anti-euthanasia group said: ‘The Pathway is designed to finish people off double quick' | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 31 December 2012 Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday.

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

George Entwistle asked for MORE to leave BBC as Lord Patten admits payoff is "a hell of a lot of money"

BBC chief who got 450,000 golden goodbye after just 54 days in the job wanted MOREBBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten defended Mr Entwistle's 450,000 payoff after just 54 days in the job as Director-General Before his dramatic resignation, Mr Entwistle asked Lord Patten 'Are you urging me to go' Trust chairman replied, 'No, but we are not urging you to stay'They finally agreed a deal of one year's salary, legal fees and private healthcare for 12 monthsIf Savile inquiries conclude Mr Entwistle breached broadcasting guidelines, BBC can claw back moneyLord Patten refuses to publish hours he works calling it 'impertinent' Licence fee payers will pick up bill for two BBC Savile inquiries, MPs told, with 200,000 spent so far Those interviewed as part of Pollard review will each get up to 50,000 of legal fees paid, acting DG Tim Davie reveals | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 28 November 2012 George Entwistle demanded even more than the 450,000 exit deal he secured after a disastrous 54 days as director general of the BBC, it emerged yesterday.