British professor Gavin Mooney and his wife found bludgeoned to death at their home in Tazmania

Retired British economist and his wife found bludgeoned to death at their home in TasmaniaProfessor Gavin Mooney and partner Dr Delys Weston found deadDr Weston's son arrested in connection according to local reportsMr Mooney born in Glasgow and moved to Australia in 1993Described as 'inspiring' and a 'fearless advocate for social justice' | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 22 December 2012 A retired British economist and his wife are thought to have been bludgeoned to death at their home in Tasmania. Professor Gavin Mooney, 69, and Dr Delys Weston, 62, were found at the property in Tasmania on Wednesday. Professor Mooney was previously the director of the Social and Public Health Economics Research Group in Australia and held a number of senior positions at universities in the country

Lord Blair"s friend claims story was wrong to claim he had won contracts through cronyism

Lord Blair's friend claims paper was wrong to allege he had won contracts through cronyism | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 22 December 2012 Denial: Lord Blair denies he handed out contracts to close friends paid for by public money A friend of former Scotland Yard chief Lord Blair won a High Court libel action yesterday when a judge ruled that he had been defamed in a newspaper article about his work for the Metropolitan Police. Management consultant Andrew Miller had told the court in May that his reputation had been ‘trashed’ by claims he had won police contracts worth millions of pounds through cronyism. Mr Miller, 58, brought High Court proceedings over a front-page article in the Daily Mail in October 2008.