Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office

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.

Man sues twin sister after mother changes 2million will to deny him shares in the family business

Brother sues twin sister, claiming she manipulated their dying mother into changing her 2million will to deny him controlling share of family business Robert Simon claims Hilary Woolley manipulated mother into changing willOriginal will gave Mr Simon control of family firm he has run since 1970s By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 08:24 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:03 GMT, 1 February 2013 A man is suing his twin sister over claims she manipulated their mother into cheating him out of his inheritance. Robert Simon has accused his sister Hilary Woolley of turning against him out of envy resulting from her own unhappiness. Mr Simon blames her for telling their dying brother to write to their mother and persuade her to alter her will to exclude Mr Simon from his fair share in her 2million estate.