Arthur Scargill loses court battle to have costs of his London flat paid for rest of his life by union

Arthur Scargill loses court battle to have costs of his London flat paid for rest of his LIFE by mining unionClaimed it was agreed with National Union of Mineworkers 30 years agoMr Justice Underhill ruled against the iconic leaderNUM General Secretary says it was 'regrettable' they had to bring the case | UPDATED: 20:29 GMT, 21 December 2012 Defeat: Arthur Scargill lost his High Court battle to have the miner's union pay for the rent on his London flat for the rest of his life today The former miners’ leader Arthur Scargill has lost his fight to have the National Union of Mineworkers pay the rent on his London flat for the rest of his life. Mr Scargill, 74, had argued that he signed a contract which entitled him to a property throughout his retirement

Rebekah Brooks was given 11m pay-off from News Corp after phone-hacking scandal, official documents reveal

Rebekah Brooks was given 11m pay-off from News Corp after phone-hacking scandal, official documents revealFormer News International chief executive was forced to quit at the height of the phone hacking scandalNI Group accounts reveal 10.852million 'compensation for loss of office'She will also have legal costs covered in two court cases, over alleged payments to public officials and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice Firm gave 2million to the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler whose phone was hacked Editor of The Times, owned by Murdoch, resigns | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Rebekah Brooks received 10.8million after resigning as chief executive of News International Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks walked away with almost 11million when she resigned at the height of the phone-hacking scandal. Her pay-off when she quit as chief executive of News International last year was initially believed to be 3.5million, then reportedly 7million.

Plymouth pensioner refuses to trim 50ft high "I"m a Celebrity" garden

It's a jungle over there: Tree-loving OAP refuses to trim 50ft high garden which towers over neighboursWilliam Hackett, 74, grows fir trees and a Chinese Tree of Heaven, which can reach 80ft or more, in his front gardenLocals have taken to using his overgrown garden as a rubbish dump | UPDATED: 08:41 GMT, 28 November 2012 A pensioner’s jungle-like front garden is now so overgrown local residents have started fly-tipping rubbish on his drive to try and force him to cut it back. William Hackett’s semi-detached property is now barely visible behind 50ft fir trees that tower over his own house and his neighbour's homes. Residents living near the pensioner on Billacombe Road in Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon, have repeatedly suggested Mr Hackett trim back his collection of firs