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
Teatime screening of Most Haunted breached TV rules by showing 'psychic' Derek Acorah being possessed by dead child Possession scenes were deemed too spooky for children Psychic Derek Acorah 'channeled the spirit' of a dead 9-year-old boy Sky argued Most Haunted does not have a following with young viewers Regulator Ofcom said the tone was 'consistently dark and menacing' By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 18:21 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 19 March 2013 A particularly spooky episode of paranormal TV show Most Haunted breached the broadcasting code, regulator Ofcom has ruled. The disturbing show featured psychic Derek Acorah, 62, being 'possessed' during a seance by a number of people, including a child who had been whipped and a woman who was said to have murdered children. Broadcast at 6pm by Pick TV, which is owned by Sky, Acorah reported ghostly presences at Chatham Dockyard in Kent and appeared to channel the spirit of a 9-year-old boy called Barney Little.
Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birthSt Michael's Hospital in Bristol said the dog had a 'calming presence'But a hospital source said staff are worried a precedent has been setThe hospital insists a thorough cleaning was carried out after the birthThe labrador – Barney – is a certified 'therapy dog' By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 02:48 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 A hospital allowed a pregnant woman to take her pet dog into a maternity ward so it could watch her give birth. Managers justified the extraordinary action by saying that the dog – who is called Barney and is believed to be a Labrador – had a ‘calming presence’.