Patten plugged own headhunting firm in job search advice to senior BBC executive

Patten plugged own headhunting firm in job search advice to senior BBC executive | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 23 December 2012 Lord Patten has admitted he recommended his own headhunting company to a senior BBC executive when she was passed over for the post of director-general.

Great Ormond Street Hospital: Outrage as 2,000 worth of presents for seriously ill children are stolen

Cruellest thief this Christmas: 2,000 worth of presents for seriously ill children stolen from Great Ormond StreetGifts were meant for children too ill to go home for ChristmasAbout 20 wrapped items were taken between Friday and Monday from a cupboard in a part of the hospital not open to the public Great Ormond Street Hospital and the police are appealing for information | UPDATED: 03:16 GMT, 19 December 2012 Police last night said they would mount a nationwide hunt for the ‘despicable’ thief who stole Christmas presents from desperately ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The 20 gifts, worth 2,000 and bought with donations from well-wishers, were destined for patients on the intensive respiratory care ward. There are fears the thief may be someone who works at the world-famous Central London hospital because the gifts were in a room secured with a key-code lock.

Court translators who listed a DOG in its staff is fined just 2,200 despite errors that let criminals walk free

Court translators who listed a DOG in its staff is fined just 2,200 despite errors that let criminals walk freeALS was signed up to provide translators for courts in England, but had fewer than a quarter of staff neededCommons Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge said the failings led to 'chaos in the courts'She blasts fine by Ministry of Justice as 'risible' In one case a murder trial went ahead with a beautician translating | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 14 December 2012 'Risible': Margaret Hodge MP said the episode was an 'object lesson' in how not to contract out a public service A courtroom translation firm that had a dog listed on its books has been fined 'a risible' 2,200, despite letting cases collapse and criminals walk free because it could not provide qualified interpreters.

Death of British honeymoon bride in Cambodia caused by accidental drugs overdose, insist police

Death of British honeymoon bride in Cambodia caused by accidental drugs overdose, insist police Former journalist Kristy Cadman-Jones killed by overdose of pure heroin Hearing heard husband filled in life insurance claim form putting cause of death as 'heart and cardiovascular failure'Damian, 31, denies embalming his wife less than 48 hours after her death in order to prevent toxicology tests being carried outPair were on honeymoon in a dream four-week trip when 27-year-old died | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 9 December 2012 Honeymoon bride Kristy Cadman-Jones died as a result of an accidental drugs overdose, Cambodian police insisted yesterday. Speaking yesterday to The Mail on Sunday, a senior Cambodian police officer described seeing at least three syringes along with a half-drunk bottle of whiskey beside the bed where the recruitment agency branch manager lay dead. At an inquest in Leicester last week a coroner pointed out alleged inconsistencies in statements made by Mrs Cadman-Jones’s husband Damian after his 27-year-old wife was found dead in a hotel room in Phnom Penh on January 9.

Downton Abbey-effect: Demand for British butlers DOUBLES in 2 years from wealthiest families

Demand for British butlers DOUBLES in one year from world's wealthiest families 'influenced by Downton Abbey' | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 28 November 2012 Who hasn't sat down to watch Downton Abbey of an evening and wished they had their very own Mr Carson to take care of things But for some, it's more than an idle wish. In the last two years, demand for British butlers has more than doubled, as wealthy families seek to model their lives on the period drama.