G4S boss who oversaw botched Olympics contract lands bigger pay packet for 2012 despite firm's 88m loss on London gamesG4S chief executive Nick Buckles paid 1.19m, up 170,000 on last yearCompany lost 88m in Olympics fiasco when they failed to provide security , following million pound losses during the Games. G4S boss Nick Buckles was paid a total 1.19million in 2012, up 170,000 on his 2011 paycheck, despite the company nursing an 88million loss on the London 2012 contract. The security giant failed to provide the 10,400 guards needed during this summer's main event and the military was forced to step in
Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office Appeal letter on behalf of Lindsay Sandiford, 56, rejected after mix-upSister Hilary Parsons accuses Foreign Office of 'incompetence and insensitivity But plea finally accepted after agonising 18-hour waitMs Parsons reveals fellow suspect Julian Ponder has made death threats to her sister By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 22:22 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 February 2013 A grandmother facing execution in Bali for drug-smuggling nearly lost her chance to appeal against her sentence because of an astonishing Foreign Office mix-up. After 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad 12 days ago for smuggling 1.6 million worth of cocaine, British Embassy officials offered to submit a letter to court on her behalf, saying that she intended to contest the penalty. Sandiford had seven days after her sentencing to file the letter.
School issues humbling apology to children's cancer charity after teacher brands pyjama day fundraiser a 'paedophile's paradise' Vice principal of Brooke Weston Academy criticised the fundraiser, which would see pupils come to school in nightwear, in an e-mail to a colleagueMark Willimott also sent the e-mail to 'shocked' organisers at charity Chelsea's Angels by mistakeThe vice principal had written: '… are they aiming for a paedophile's paradise' By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 22 January 2013 Blunder: Vice principal Mark Willimott described charity Chelsea's Angels' sponsored pyjama day as a 'paedophile's paradise' in an e-mail A school has been forced to apologise to a children's cancer charity after the vice principal branded its sponsored pyjama day a 'paedophile's paradise'. Chelsea's Angels, which helps children diagnosed with neuroblastoma and other rare cancers, had e-mailed schools in Northamptonshire inviting them to take part in the event – which would see pupils attending lessons in nightwear – as a fun way to raise money.
'Big Willy': Unedited version of Prince William photo posted on his website reveals cheeky nickname on mug at RAF base Photo of William, 30, at RAF Anglesey base issued by St James’s PalaceOriginally released last November by MoD/PA with mug title cropped outBut new uncropped version with nickname appeared on Duke's websiteFollows security blunder last year that saw sensitive information visible By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 14 January 2013 The Duke of Cambridge’s mug at his Royal Air Force base was labelled ‘Big Willy’, it emerged today. An uncropped version of a photo of Prince William, 30 – part of a set issued by St James’s Palace on the Duke’s website – reveals his nickname on the mug at RAF Valley on Anglesey, north Wales
Mother of three girls had hysterectomy only to be told afterwards she was pregnant and doctors aborted the son she always wanted Suzanne Doherty paid 62,000 in compensation after experts failed to spot the unborn child in her womb before the major operationShe woke up to be told she had been 14 weeks pregnant but the child had been abortedRoyal Cornwall Hospital in Truro apologise for the botched operation David Cameron's youngest child Florence was born there in 2010 | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 18 December 2012 A mother of three girls had a hysterectomy only to be told by doctors afterwards that while she slept they had also aborted the son she had always wanted but did not know she was carrying. Suzanne Doherty, 42, woke after surgery to be told the baby boy she always wanted had been terminated.
Outrage at Hallmark birthday card for 13-year-old girls which says they'd get a boyfriend if they had 'bigger boobies' | UPDATED: 19:37 GMT, 8 December 2012 Card company Hallmark UK apologised yesterday after an author posted a picture on Twitter of a risqu card for teen girls that said they'd get a boyfriend if they had 'bigger boobies'. The card, printed by Hallmark acquisition Creative Publishing, reads in full: 'You're 13 today! If you had a rich boyfriend he'd give you diamonds and rubies.