John Yates accuses Virgin of leaking his flight data

Former counter-terrorism chief John Yates says Virgin ‘highly likely’ to have been source of information published by Mail on Sunday Britain’s former head of counter-terrorism says he believes his personal data was leaked from within Virgin airlines, in a potential breach of national security. John Yates told the Guardian that details about his flights and […]


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Johnson says poor schools helped cause riots

In Guardian interview, London mayor makes bid for oversight of education during hoped-for second term Boris Johnson wants to take on strategic oversight of schools if re-elected as London mayor, claiming only a systemic fight against educational underachievement can tackle the social exclusion that he believes lay behind last summer’s riots. Johnson, who has already […]


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Leveson inquiry: Scotland Yard PR chief Dick Fedorcio to appear next week

Next witnesses also include crime reporters, HMIC head Sir Denis O’Connor and Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick The head of Scotland Yard’s communications department, Dick Fedorcio, is to appear at the Leveson inquiry next week along with half a dozen crime reporters from national newspapers. He will appear at the inquiry on Tuesday and is expected […]


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Police buckled under Tory pressure, hearing told

Former anti-terror chief says uproar stymied Damian Green leak case and claims John Yates resisted phone records scrutiny Robert Quick, formerly Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, has alleged that his senior Scotland Yard colleagues buckled under Conservative party pressure and withdrew their support for the investigation of a Tory frontbench spokesman who had received leaks which […]


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Boris Johnson’s deputy complained ‘several times’ about hacking inquiry

Kit Malthouse voiced concerns to Met that it was devoting too many resources to phone-hacking investigation London mayor Boris Johnson’s deputy complained to Scotland Yard several times that it was devoting too many resources to the News of the World phone-hacking investigation, according to evidence submitted to the Leveson inquiry. Kit Malthouse, who also chairs […]


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