Shoe Wars II: Panic in the Commons as protestor hurls pair of size 8s at American diplomat in repeat of Bush attackFormer US envoy to Iraq Paul Bremer was making speech in the CommonsDemonstrator said he had a 'message from Saddam HusseinDiplomat joked 'you should improve your aim Throwing shoes is Arab gesture of disrespect By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 23:48 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 10 February 2013 A former top US diplomat had shoes thrown at him in the Commons last week in a re-run of the attack on George W. Bush when he visited Iraq as President.
Teacher receives 70,000 in compensation after she was sacked for pruning a tree without a risk assessmentShe was also accused of handing out an inappropriate sanction to a childBosses at the secure children's unit said she didn't get on with colleaguesBut Tracey Smith was awarded the maximum 70,000 compensationShe is still jobless after being placed on the 'dismissed persons register'She says the suspension and sacking have 'destroyed her career' By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 16:09 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:07 GMT, 24 January 2013 . A teacher has been awarded 70,000 compensation for being unfairly sacked over allegations including pruning a bush without following health and safety procedures. Tracey Smith, 44, was tidying up a courtyard and used a saw to cut back an overgrown buddleia.
My, how you've grown: Zoo keeper and gorilla reunited 20 years after he reared him in his bedroom Ron Smith, 82, and late wife Barbara raised gorilla Salome by handSalome slept in a cot in Mr and Mrs Smith's bedroom for her first yearRon was reunited with the ape for the first time in 20 years at Bristol Zoo | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 When a mother gorilla failed to bond with her baby daughter, zoo-keeper Ron Smith and his wife Barbara were quick to volunteer as foster parents. The couple, who had no children of their own, looked after Salome for the first year of her life, giving her a cot in their bedroom
Two men killed by deadly gases take number of victims to be poisoned by faulty cookers to eight Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, were killed almost instatly as lethal carbon monoxide filled their home in Saltash, Cornwall7,000 of the faulty ovens are still being used in kitchens across country Manufacturers Beko are also linked to fridges which caught fire | UPDATED: 12:27 GMT, 8 December 2012 Two friends died while cooking a pie in a killer oven which is still being used in 7,000 British kitchens, an inquest heard. Housemates Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, were killed by lethal carbon monoxide within minutes of turning on the grill made by manufacturer Beko, who have previously been criticised for selling fridges freezers which catch fire. Mr Smith's father Brian said the tragedy had left a 'huge gaps in our hearts' and he hoped the pair would be the last victims of faulty equipment.
How much will your annual rail fare be next year Rail firms reveal full extent of huge increases faced by commuters From New Year onwards passengers will face fare rises of up to 10 per centHike on average will be 3.9 per cent according to figures released todayRail companies accused of trying to 'bury bad news' as they sneaked out the details of fare rises under cover of Virgin franchise fiasco | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 7 December 2012 Rail firms were accused last night of trying to ‘bury bad news’ by releasing details of big fare rises under cover of the Virgin franchise fiasco. The Association of Train Operating Companies has finally confirmed the extent of the hikes that will take effect next month
Caught on CCTV: The moment scorned girlfriend attacks police officer partner and his PC lover at airport as they returned from secret holidayMark Davis went on a secret holiday with lover Elaine Turner in July this yearDavis told partner Helen McEvoy he was in Turkey on a stag do She saw through his lies and confronted them at Birmingham AirportShe and her sister Donna have admitted the 1am assault in arrivals Magistrate says Helen suffered 'great degree of provocation' before incident | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 3 December 2012 This is the moment a scorned lover confronted her policeman boyfriend and the PC he was having an affair with as they brazenly returned from a secret holiday in the sun. Helen McEvoy was lying in wait for Mark Davis and Elaine Turner when they flew back into Birmingham Airport from Turkey at 1am and then went berserk in front of shocked holidaymakers
Tourist who became delusional after suffering sun stroke and diarrhoea is told he can fly again after being banned for 'psychotic episode' Mark Smith, 34, was returning from Thailand when he began having 'abnormal thoughts' and believed terrorists were on board the planeClaims he heard a disembodied voice telling him to open emergency exitJudge says he was clearing in the grip of a 'transient illness from which he had made an apparently full recovery' | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 30 November 2012 A tourist who caused terror on a Heathrow-bound passenger jet has had his three-year ban on flying overturned by the Appeal Court. Mark Smith, 34, was returning to London after a holiday in Thailand in September 2011 when he started disrupting the flight and claiming that terrorists were on board
Teenager 'cut through his mother's spinal cord so she could not move and stabbed her 94 times in brutal attack'Youth allegedly turned on Leah Whittle, stabbing her with at least one knifeThe 42-year-old had 'little chance' to defend herself, the court heard Teenager, who admits having 'an interest in knives', fled the flat in DorsetDivorced mother, 42, found slumped against hallway wall of her home | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 Violent death: Leah Whittle, 42, was stabbed to death at her house.
Prosecutors' failure 'left Cyril Smith free to go on abusing boys' at second children's home as late as 1980Chris Marshall said he was just seven or eight when he was sexually abused by Smith at a notorious school for vulnerable boysMr Marshall moved into Knowl View in Rochdale in 1979 and said just months later was forced to perform a sex act on Smith | UPDATED: 01:38 GMT, 29 November 2012 A decision not to prosecute Cyril Smith in the 1960s over allegations of sexual abuse left him free to prey on other children, it was claimed yesterday.
BBC refuses to release all the evidence from licence fee-funded report into Savile scandal | UPDATED: 00:01 GMT, 29 November 2012 Not all the evidence gathered during the BBC's inquiry into the shelving of a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile will be automatically available to licence fee payers.