Boris Johnson: Greensill lobbying probe to be given ‘carte blanche’

Boris Johnson today said there are questions that need to be ‘satisfied’ over the David Cameron Greensill lobbying row as he insisted an independent probe will be given ‘carte blanche’ to ask anybody anything.  The Prime Minister said he wants a review led by Nigel Boardman to be ‘done quickly’, with the legal expert to … Read more

Police launch probe after man and woman found dead in listed 18th century Suffolk townhouse

Man and woman are found dead in £500,000 listed 18th century Suffolk townhouse as police launch probe into ‘sudden’ deaths of pair who knew each other  Emergency services called to Cumberland Street, Woodbridge on Saturday  Officers said couple were ‘known to each other’ and there was no wider threat  Up-market Georgian town named as the … Read more

Treasury faces fresh probe over Greensill

Chancellor Rishi Sunak was under fresh scrutiny last night over the design of the Government’s pandemic loan scheme that gave access to collapsed financier Greensill Capital. Greensill, which was advised by David Cameron and run by Lex Greensill, was accredited to provide loans of up to £50million to struggling firms under a multi-billion-pound taxpayer-backed emergency … Read more

Murder probe as man, 20, is killed after being hit by VW Golf in Halfords car park

Murder probe as man, 20, is killed after being hit by VW Golf in Halfords car park as police arrest suspect, 25 A 20-year-old man found with head injuries beneath a car and died shortly after The man was run over in a Halfords car park in the Sheldon area of Birmingham Witnesses were able to detain … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu tasked to head government for fourth time in two years, despite corruption probe

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a government from the country’s splintered parliament for the fourth time in two years. Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin handed Netanyahu the task on Tuesday, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong he lengthy term in office while on trial for corruption.    In … Read more

Police probe online ‘Suicide Squad’ as three girls are rescued

Police probe online ‘Suicide Squad’ as three girls are rescued… but Instagram won’t shut down teens’ ‘death chat’ because it doesn’t break their rules Girls aged between 12 and 16 years old created a ‘pact to die by suicide’  They were part of a chat group that described its participants as a Suicide Squad The girls were … Read more

Police probe suspected murder-suicide in Dorset

Police probe ‘murder-suicide’ as armed officers find dead woman, in her 50s, in flat in Dorset before discovering body of man in house seven miles away Detectives woman was killed at her house in Weymouth by a man who then fled Investigations led officers to another house in Portland, some 20 minutes away Armed police … Read more

Boohoo launches probe after same products were sold for different prices across its fashion labels 

Online fashion retailer Boohoo sold the same products for different prices across a number of its fashion brands, a probe revealed.  Price disparities include selling a coat for £89 at Oasis with the same product listed as £65 at Dorothy Perkins. Another product was being sold for £34 more via the Coast clothing website than … Read more

Carrie Symonds charity hit by official spending probe: Regulator is to investigate finances at zoo

Watchdogs have launched a dramatic inquiry into Carrie Symonds‘ zoo charity. The Charity Commission is carrying out a statutory probe – its most serious type of investigation – into spending at the Aspinall Foundation following revelations in the Daily Mail. It will examine allegations of financial mismanagement at the charity, which hired Miss Symonds earlier … Read more