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Former British spy in IRA who allegedly admitted murder will not be prosecuted | Northern Ireland

Former British spy in IRA who allegedly admitted murder will not be prosecuted | Northern Ireland

Victims’ families have reacted with anger after it emerged that a former British double agent in the IRA who allegedly admitted to murder while giving training presentations to members of the security services will not be prosecuted. The case had emerged during an investigation by officers into the activities of the British spy known as Stakeknife and a criminal file was passed to the prosecution service of Northern Ireland. According to the officers, the agent, who is not Stakeknife, had assisted the British security forces by giving lectures to “new agent handlers and other security force personnel” after being resettled outside Northern Ireland. The training presentations included alleged admissions to serious criminal offences, including murder, but the British agent was not investigated or charged at the time for any crime. The case was subsequently investigated by officers working under chief constable Jon Boutcher, who until March this year led Operation Kenova’s inquiries into Stakeknife, a notorious agent named in 2003 as former IRA security enforcer Freddie Scappaticci. A file on the alleged admissions of the …

Kate Beckinsale reveals she’s been admitted to hospital during sweet tribute to her mother

Kate Beckinsale reveals she’s been admitted to hospital during sweet tribute to her mother

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Kate Beckinsale has revealed that she’s been hospitalised while sharing a sweet tribute to her mother on Mother’s Day. On Monday (11 March), the 50-year-old actor shared an Instagram photo of herself in a hospital bed. In the caption, she paid tribute to her mother Judy Loe in honour of Mother’s Day, which falls on 10 March in the United Kingdom, and thanked her for her support. Beckinsale’s post began with a video of Loe popping open a bottle of champagne for her birthday, followed by selfies of the actor’s mother. She included two pictures of herself in a hospital bed, as she wore a large black headband with a bow on her head. The post also featured a snap of Beckinsale’s friend visiting her at the hospital. In the caption, the Underworld star wished her mother a happy birthday and Mother’s Day, before …

King Harald to be admitted to hospital in Norway after ‘medical transportation’

King Harald to be admitted to hospital in Norway after ‘medical transportation’

King Harald V of Norway is due to be admitted to hospital back home in Norway after falling ill whilst on holiday in Malaysia. The royal, 87, had been hospitalised in Malaysia while on a private trip in the resort island of Langkawi. On Saturday, the palace said in a statement that King Harald had been fitted with a “temporary” pacemaker due to “a low heart rate”. © Getty ImagesKing Harald fell ill whilst on holiday in Malaysia He was discharged on Sunday and is flying home on a medical evacuation plane. He is expected to continue his recovery in a Norwegian hospital alongside Queen Sonja who was travelling with the King. “His Majesty will be on sick leave for two weeks,” the royal palace said. “The crown prince will in that period be regent and take over the King’s constitutional duties.” © Getty ImagesThe Norwegian royal family King Harald was hospitalised in Malaysia earlier this week. At the time, the royal court said: “His Majesty the King has fallen ill during his holiday in …

disadvantaged pupils ‘less likely to be admitted’ to faith schools

disadvantaged pupils ‘less likely to be admitted’ to faith schools

A new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) released today starkly highlights how faith schools are failing disadvantaged pupils. This is just the latest batch of damning evidence.  The report sets out how schools linked to dioceses, both in Multi-Academy Trusts and non-Multi Academy Trusts, have pupil intakes that are ‘less representative’ of the local area in which they are based. The report recommends a review of the schools admission code ‘with a focus on inclusion’.  Any review, the EPI argues, should ‘consider why certain types of school groups (such as dioceses) appear to be less likely to reflect their local areas in terms of the number of pupils from low-income backgrounds that they admit.’ Fit for purpose? In an answer to a written question on the adequacy of the schools admission code from Sir Stephen Timms MP this week (8 February), Schools Minister Damian Hinds MP stated the code contained provisions ‘to ensure that children from low-income backgrounds are not unfairly disadvantaged’, while accepting that the code remained under constant review to ensure …

Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted he is planning a shake-up of his top team in the war against Russia

Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted he is planning a shake-up of his top team in the war against Russia

Listen to Ukraine: the Latest, The Telegraph’s daily podcast, using the audio player at the top of this article or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app. War in Ukraine is reshaping our world. Every weekday The Telegraph’s top journalists analyse the invasion from all angles – military, humanitarian, political, economic, historical – and tell you what you need to know to stay updated. With over 70 million listens, our Ukraine: The Latest podcast is your go-to source for all the latest analysis, live reaction and correspondents reporting on the ground. We have been broadcasting ever since the full-scale invasion began. Ukraine: The Latest’s regular contributors are: David Knowles David is Head of Audio Development at The Telegraph, where he has worked for nearly three years. He has reported from across Ukraine during the full-scale invasion.  Dominic Nicholls Dom is Associate Editor (Defence) at The Telegraph, having joined in 2018. He previously served for 23 years in the British Army, in tank and helicopter units. He had operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and …

King Charles Has Been Admitted to a London Hospital For a Prostate Procedure

King Charles Has Been Admitted to a London Hospital For a Prostate Procedure

King Charles III was admitted to a hospital Friday morning for a procedure to address the diagnosis of benign prostate enlargement he announced last week. “The King was this morning admitted to a London hospital for scheduled treatment,” he said. “His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness.” According to The Daily Beast, Queen Camilla accompanied him to the London Clinic, a private hospital in Marylebone, on Friday morning. The king traveled from the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk to London by helicopter Thursday in advance of the Friday procedure. Before his procedure, he also visited his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton at the clinic. The Princess of Wales has been an inpatient at the hospital since January 16, when she underwent a planned abdominal surgery. In its statement announcing her “successful” surgery, Kensington Palace said she was likely to remain at the hospital for 10 to 14 days.  A palace …

King Charles Admitted to U.K. Hospital for Prostate Procedure

King Charles Admitted to U.K. Hospital for Prostate Procedure

King Charles III has been admitted to a London hospital for a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday. News images showed Charles arriving around 9 a.m. at the London Clinic, a private hospital, where his daughter-in-law Catherine, Princess of Wales, is recovering from abdominal surgery. The palace announced the king’s pending treatment last week shortly after the news that Catherine, Prince William’s wife, had undergone surgery in London. Her office in Kensington Palace said she would remain in the hospital for 10 to 14 days to recover. The king’s recovery is expected to be much swifter, though the palace did not say how long he was expected to stay in the hospital. Charles, who was seen entering the hospital with his wife, Queen Camilla, visited Catherine before undergoing his own procedure, according to a palace official. By announcing his elective prostate procedure in advance, the palace said, Charles, 75, hoped to encourage other men with similar symptoms to get checked. “The king was this morning admitted to a London hospital …

King Charles III Is Admitted to a Hospital for a Scheduled Prostate Treatment

King Charles III Is Admitted to a Hospital for a Scheduled Prostate Treatment

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III was admitted to a private hospital Friday to undergo a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate, Buckingham Palace said, confirming a pre-planned treatment it announced last week. The 75-year-old monarch was doing well after being treated at the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, is recovering from abdominal surgery. The king, who entered the hospital with Queen Camilla at his side, visited Kate at the clinic after he arrived. “The King was this morning admitted to a London hospital for scheduled treatment,’’ the palace said. “His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week.″ Charles, who ascended the throne 16 months ago, was diagnosed with the benign condition on Jan. 17 after he experienced undisclosed symptoms. He canceled engagements and was urged to rest ahead of the procedure. which had concluded by Friday afternoon. Camilla left the hospital at 3:10 p.m. and appeared to be in good spirits. The king decided to announce the surgery in advance …

King admitted to hospital for prostate treatment | UK News

King admitted to hospital for prostate treatment | UK News

The King has been admitted to hospital for prostate treatment, Buckingham Palace has said. In a statement, it added: “The King was this morning admitted to a London hospital for scheduled treatment. “His Majesty would like to thank all those who have sent their good wishes over the past week and is delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness.” The King, 75, was seen entering the London Clinic hospital on Friday morning with the Queen by his side. It is the same hospital where their daughter-in-law, the Princess of Wales, is staying having undergone abdominal surgery. It is understood that the King visited her ahead of his own treatment, according to Press Association. Image: The King and the Princess of Wales The King‘s public engagements will be postponed after he has his corrective procedure on an enlarged prostate. It is understood he shared details of his diagnosis to encourage other men who may be experiencing symptoms to get checked in line with public health advice. NHS England …

Post Office scandal: MPs call for Fujitsu contracts to be public after boss admitted staff knew of bugs in Horizon IT system | Politics News

Post Office scandal: MPs call for Fujitsu contracts to be public after boss admitted staff knew of bugs in Horizon IT system | Politics News

MPs have demanded that the Treasury and other public sector organisations reveal the details of any contracts awarded to Fujitsu since 2019 as the firm continues to come under fire for its role in the Post Office scandal. The letter to the Treasury – which was also sent to the Bank of England, the Office for Budget Responsibility and HMRC, among others – comes after the boss of Fujitsu in Europe admitted staff knew of bugs, errors and defects (BEDS) in the Horizon IT system as far back as 1999. The spotlight is on Fujitsu following the ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office, which depicted how hundreds of sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses were wrongly held responsible for accounting errors in the faulty software developed by the international firm. On Friday, Fujitsu executive Paul Patterson told the inquiry into the scandal, which began in 2021, that it was “shameful and appalling” that the glitches were not included in the witness statements used to prosecute hundreds of sub-postmasters over nearly two decades. He said the “vast …