Man with no shame Sir David Nicholson 'must share blame' over Mid Staffs scandal, Health Secretary finally admitsJeremy Hunt changes stance on chief executive of the health serviceUp to 1,200 people died needlessly because of poor care By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 14 March 2013 The most powerful man in the NHS ‘bears some responsibility’ for the tragedy at Mid Staffordshire, the Health Secretary admitted for the first time yesterday. Jeremy Hunt acknowledged Sir David Nicholson’s failings while running the regional health authority.
Britain's top Catholic clergyman Cardinal Keith O'Brien accused of 'inappropriate behaviour' by four priests Cardinal O'Brien, 74, faces claims of inappropriate attention by four priests One priest alleges 'unwanted behaviour' after late-night drinking Another priest said he was 18 when 'inappropriately approachedO'Brien now faces demands for his immediate resignation O'Brien wrote of his concerns over same-sex marriage in Scotland in The Daily Telegraph. He said the proposal represents a 'grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right'. 'Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child,' he added.
Award-winning police special quits after misusing force Twitter account to contact gay menJames Horton quit his West Midlands Police role after 10 yearsHe resigned just six months after winning a long service awardMr Horton quit before disciplinary proceedings could begin By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 10:49 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 7 February 2013 Quit: Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, pictured, resigned after allegations that he had misused a force Twitter account An award winning police special who allegedly used a force Twitter account to contact gay men has resigned after volunteering for more than a decade. Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, 34, quit following allegations that he had misused the account which was linked to West Midlands Police. Mr Horton, who was head of a team of 70 special constables, resigned before disciplinary proceedings could take place.
New crisis for the Euro as Italian PM Mario Monti quits after his budget is approvedThe Italian Prime Minister stepped down after the country's parliament approved his budgetHis decision to quit raises the prospect that Silvio Berlusconi could once again become Italy's leader | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 21 December 2012 Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned tonight, in another potential crisis for the Euro. He stepped down after the Italian parliament approved his budget. The widely-respected economist is credited for steadying the Italian economy following the premiership of Silvio Berlusconi
Italian stock market takes huge hit as 2% is wiped off following shock resignation of Prime Minister Monti | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 10 December 2012 Mario Monti, the unelected Italian Prime Minister, credited with restoring the country's financial credibility shocked the markets by announcing he will stand down once the 2013 budget is approved, probably later this month Italy was hammered in the financial markets today in reaction to the imminent exit of prime minister Mario Monti. The stock market lost more than two per cent, while Italy’s 10-year bond yield – how much the government pays to borrow – soared to 4.8 per cent. Mr Monti has been credited with restoring financial stability to Italy and expected to remain in office until next April
BBC chief who got 450,000 golden goodbye after just 54 days in the job wanted MOREBBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten defended Mr Entwistle's 450,000 payoff after just 54 days in the job as Director-General Before his dramatic resignation, Mr Entwistle asked Lord Patten 'Are you urging me to go' Trust chairman replied, 'No, but we are not urging you to stay'They finally agreed a deal of one year's salary, legal fees and private healthcare for 12 monthsIf Savile inquiries conclude Mr Entwistle breached broadcasting guidelines, BBC can claw back moneyLord Patten refuses to publish hours he works calling it 'impertinent' Licence fee payers will pick up bill for two BBC Savile inquiries, MPs told, with 200,000 spent so far Those interviewed as part of Pollard review will each get up to 50,000 of legal fees paid, acting DG Tim Davie reveals | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 28 November 2012 George Entwistle demanded even more than the 450,000 exit deal he secured after a disastrous 54 days as director general of the BBC, it emerged yesterday.